How To Root Sony Xperia S On Gingerbread

The Sony Xperia S is a sleek and stylish smartphone that has been one of the major release by Sony this year. It sports a LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors, a resolution of 720 x 1280, with scratch resistant glass protection. Sony Xperia S has now been rooted, thanks to XDA member “Bin4ry”. The rooting process is quite straight forward and does not require any elaborate commands. Although Sony Xperia S is upgradeable to Android Ice Cream Sandwich, however, The rooting process is currently only available for Android Gingerbread. The rooting process involves flashing the custom firmware via fast boot. The complete step by step rooting process for Sony Xperia S is given below.

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Disclaimer:

Please follow this guide at your own risk. WML Cloud and it’s team will not be responsible if your Sony Xpera S smartphone gets damaged due to thee below mentioned process. It is recommended that you also check out the link at the end of this post to look for updates.

Requirements:

  • An Unlocked bootloader for Sony Xperia S. To unlock your Xperia S bootloader, check out this guide: How To Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia S.
  • This guide assumes that you also have the right drivers installed on your computer, (as you just unlocked your device).
  • Fastboot must be installed. (This will become available after you unlock your device).
  • Image for 63 Firmware | or Image For 67 firmware (The Partition size is 1GB). (See XDA link given below).

Instructions:

1. Download the firmware image and copy it to the fastboot directory in the package (fastboot package) that was extracted during the bootloader unlocking.
2. Once done, switch your Sony Xperia S phone to fastboot mode.
3. Launch Command Prompt on your PC (Windows Key+R –> CMD-> Enter or via Start menu) and navigate to the location of the copied image. Now enter this command:

fastboot flash system system_xps_prerooted_63fw.img

4. Once done, Reboot your Sony Xperia S phone.

After your phone reboots, you will get root access. For any queries and updates, visit the link given below:

[via Sony Xperia S Tread at XDA-Developers Forum]

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