SONY unveils ICS Android 4.0.4 Firmware across many countries and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can root the same so that once the custom ROM firmwares starts coming in, the same can be installed instantly. Also, you can install the apps which need the root access. So, in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can Root SONY Xperia RAY smartphone with the help of simple steps. If possible we will also try our level best to come up with an article which will help you to revert back to the official firmware update. The ICS 4.0.4 firmware hasn’t been rolled out all over the Globe, but for all those who have already got this update can proceed and root their devices.
Rooting Information: Once the device is rooted, warranty will get void. The only way with which the warranty can be reclaimed is by re applying the official update of ICS 4.0.4 firmware update.
Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of updating SONY Xperia RAY. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in procedure.
Note: If your device is on the Gingerbread or ICS 4.0.3 firmware then this rooting process won’t be working as there are different procedures of rooting across different firmwares. You can check your current firmware from the path “Settings > About phone” where it should show the current firmware as ICS 4.0.4 firmware.
Let’s proceed to the next step where we have summed up detailed instructions on what are the pre requisites.
Express Pre Requisites:
- All the data present in your SONY Xperia RAY like SMS Contacts, Call Log, Images, Music and other core data manually with the help of below mentioned instructions. Don’t use PC Companion to back up the data as it may or may not detect the device.
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”
- Go to settings > Security > Mark “Unknown sources” and ensure that its ticked. Up next enable the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Developer options > Mark USB debugging” and also you need to enable the MSC Mode from the path “Settings > Xperia > connectivity > USB connection mode > select MSC mode”.
- Minimum battery level should be 50% so as to ensure that Xperia RAY doesn’t get turned Off in the process of rooting process. Last but not the least, ensure that all the security suites are uninstalled successfully or disabled completely as these tools may hamper the process of rooting process.
So assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to root the device.
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