How to Root SONY Xperia Sola Android Phone – Tutorial

XPERIA LogoSONY Xperia SOLA gets the rooting treatment as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can root the device with a simple procedure. Please note that once you root the device, the warranty will get void and the only way with which the warranty can be reclaimed is by re applying the original stock firmware update. In the next few coming days we will be checking out on how you can install the latest ICS Custom ROM firmware, custom ROM firmwares and also the apps which need the root access which will further redefine your phone usage.

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of applying this rooting process in your device. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in this article.

It’s not a compulsion but its highly recommended to back up the data with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure 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

Also, ensure that the battery charge in your Xperia SOLA is minimum of 60% to ensure that it doesn’t get turned Off. Up next, you need to ensure that the device is on the 6.0.B.1.564 firmware along with the boot loader unlock. Just in case if you haven’t unlocked the boot loader then you need to unlock the same with the help of mentioned instructions.

Also, a working fast boot will be needed in the process of this article. So, assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next section where we have summed up a detailed article on how to root the Xperia Sola smartphone.

Procedure to Root SONY Xperia SOLA:

  • Download the Kernel.elf from here to your computer and then save the same to the folder which has the fast boot binaries which are nothing but the fastboot.exe file.
  • Turn Off your phone so that it can be entered in the fast boot mode. Connect your Phone and then hold Power Down and Volume Up Key together to enter into Fast Boot mode.
  • Open the command prompt and enter the below mentioned command

fastboot flash boot kernel.elf

  • Once the above command gets processed, you need to reboot the phone for restarting the device.

Congratulations, you have now successfully rooted your SONY Xperia smartphone. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

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