The Sony Xperia M is a recently announced that has come with the 4-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 1 GHz Dual core processor and a 5-megapixel camera. The interface of Sony devices is always an interesting one with some intuitive features and a lot of provide, but if you wanted to do a lot more and take full advantage of the interface, rooting is an option one would look at. Alephzain, a senior and well known member at XDA developers forum has released the Framaroot tool for the device which would help in rooting the device.
Rooting Sony Xperia M – Pre-requisites and Instructions
The Sony Xperia M can be rooted with the Gandalf exploit, and the users who are trying to root the device should follow the instructions properly and not try anything else, or else the device can get bricked. This guide is made by taking XDA Developers forum as a source, and we don’t guarantee any safety of the device you are trying to root.
- The rooting tool would work only for the C1904/1905 model of the Sony Xperia M, so don’t try it if you have any other model. Go to Settings > About Device > Model Number to ensure that the device is either a C1904 or C1905 model.
- Enable the USB debugging mode on your Xperia M by going to Settings > Applications > Development
- Ensure that the Xperia M has got a charge of 75% or more
- Connect the Sony Xperia M to the PC with the USB cable, and do make sure that the device drivers are installed in the PC
- The Xperia M should be an unlocked one, as a network-locked device cannot be rooted with this guide
Now, to root the device, you need to download the Framaroot tool which is an APK file that has to be downloaded and installed in the device itself
Download it and transfer it to your Sony Xperia M in the file manager
Now, in the file manager in your device, go to the particular folder where the APK has been transferred to, and open the file so that it gets installed in the device
- Open Framaroot app once it’s installed, and from the list, select GANDALF Exploit which is to be used to root here. Selecting any other exploit can cause permanent issues to the device
- Once the exploit is selected, the device would be rooted and you would see a message “Success, Superuser and SU binary installed!”
- After these files are installed, reboot your device and it would take a longer time because the installed files are now trying to root the device
- Once the rooting is done, the Sony Xperia M would boot up and you will have a rooted device in your hands.
You can ensure that the rooting is done, by downloading the Root Checker app which is available on the Google Play Store. If you have any problem during the rooting, do let us know although this trick is the simplest and easiest one to root the Sony Xperia M smartphone.