How To Root Sony Xperia SP


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Sony Xperia SP have been officially unveiled back in April 2013. With the dual core 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor, Xperia SP is still one of the best mid range smartphone in the market. Although it is released merely two month, XDA developers already came out with the pre-rooted kernel which helps to root your Sony Xperia SP.

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1. Before You Begin:

  1. Working for Sony Xperia SP with Unlocked Bootloader
  2. Windows-based computer or laptop
  3. Download Sony Xperia SP USB driver for Windows and install in your computer.
  4. Skip this step if you have installed the Sony Companion.
  5. Enable USB Debugging on your device.
  6. Make sure your phone is charged to 60% 80% to avoid battery blackout and interruption during this tutorial.
  7. We recommend you make a backup on your data and media files before the tutorial.

2. Downloading Required Files:

  1. Extened Stock Kernel (Zip File,Size 8mb)

3. Rooting the Sony Xperia SP:

  1. Unlock Sony Xperia SP bootloader. Proceed to official Sony website and unlock your device.
  2. Proceed after you have successfully unlocked the bootloader.
  3. Setup fastboot in your computer if you do not have it. (How to setup ADB and Fastboot driver with Android SDK). Skip if you have done in Step 1.
  4. Once you have completed the setup, copy adb.exe, AdbWinApi.dll from C:\\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools and fastboot.exe in C:\\android-sdk-windows\tools to a new folder at the desktop, renamed it as fastboot.
  5. Download and extract it to a new folder. Renamed to kernel.elf
  6. Copy and paste the kernel.elf to the fastboot folder at desktop.
  7. Power off your device completely.
  8. Enter Fastboot Mode by connecting your device to the computer via micro USB cable while pressing Volume Up button.
  9. In computer, open Command Prompt windows. (To Open Command Prompt –>Windows Logo–> Type CMD in search box –>Enter)
  10. Type cd C:\fastboot in the command prompt windows to navigate to your fastboot folder.
  11. Type fastboot flash boot kernel.elf to flash the kernel file to your device.
  12. Press and hold Power button to turn off your device.
  13. Download root checker to check your root status.

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