How to Root Ericsson Xperia Live Walkman WT19i – Tutorial

XPERIA LogoHaving Sony Ericsson Xperia Live Walkman WT 19i smartphone? Then we will be checking out on how you can root the device easily with the help of simple instructions. Please note that before rooting the phone, you need to ensure that the boot loader is unlocked as this process will only work on the boot loader unlocked phones. The biggest advantage of rooting the device is that after rooting, you can make use of the apps which need root access and also you can customize the phone the way you want it by making use of custom ROM firmwares.

Rooting Information: Please note that this procedure will be voiding the warranty of your Sony Ericsson Xperia Live Walkman WT 19i and the only way you can revoke the root access by again re applying the official factory firmware and also you need to lock the boot loader which if possible we will be coming out with a detailed tutorial upon request in the comments section.

Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites followed by which you need to follow a detailed tutorial in the next page. This rooting process will only work on the firmware version 4.0.2.A.0.58 version and not on any other version. Ensure that you are not on the network locked device. If your device is on the latest 4.0.2.A.0.62 version then you will have to downgrade the firmware and then proceed with the instructions to root the same.

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • Though it’s not a compulsory one but we recommend you to back up all the data present in your Sony Ericsson Xperia Live Walkman WT 19i so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be easily restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Sony Ericsson Xperia Live Walkman WT 19i from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture. Also, ensure that the minimum charge left in your phone is 60% so as to ensure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

USB Debugging

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

Assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, it’s time to proceed to next page where we have mentioned a detailed tutorial to root your Sony Ericsson Xperia Live Walkman WT 19i.

10 comments

  1. Hi,

    Can you tell me how can i lock the bootloader again?

    Thanks

  2. unable to boot in flash mode inspite of holding volume down+home+power button simultaneously.

  3. I have Xperia Live with Walkman with 4.0.2.A.0.58 firmware. Is this method safe and successful? How to get CyanogenMod?

  4. My device is having 4.0.2.A.0.62. Please tell how to downgrade?

  5. Okay sorry, it was okay, I did it. thanks.

  6. Please write an article how to unroot Sony Ericsson live with Walkman WT19i and when is the ICS 4.0 update for the WT19i????????

  7. Please write an article on rooting Xperia Mini (ST15i).

    Why you have no article on Mini?. Why you hate Mini & its users.

    It is getting ICS on May. So dont hate it much..