How to Root Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i Android Phone – Tutorial

XPERIA TIPO LogoSONY Xperia TIPO smartphone can now be rooted and also the boot loader can be unlocked. So, for all those devices who have managed to unlock the boot loader, we will be discussing on a detailed tutorial which will help you in rooting the device. In the next coming days we will be coming up with a host of custom ROM firmwares which will help you to make the most of your smartphone. Once the device is rooted, you can install many custom ROM firmwares which also includes the likes of latest jellybean 4.1.1. Unfortunately, there is no ETA as of now on by when there will be an Official release of Jellybean.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article so as to make sure that the update is applied successfully. We should not be held responsible or liable for any damage happened to your phone caused due to not following of instructions.

Though it’s not a compulsion but it’s recommended to back up the data with the help of below steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets corrupted or erased, the same can be restored with the help of below steps. Alternatively, you can also create a backup using the PC Companion tool.

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

Minimum battery should be more than 30% and also ensure that all the antivirus / firewall tools in your computer are turned off as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of rooting. Ensure that your computer has active COM Ports.


Procedure to Root SONY Xperia TIPO Android Smart phone:

Root binary for TIPO

  • Now, connect your Xperia TIPO device to the computer with the help of original USB cable and open the “RunMe.bat” executable file which you can get from the extracted files.


Once it’s opened, enter the number “4” and press Enter to follow the on screen instructions. Once the device is rooted successfully, you will get the prompt in your SONY Tipo smart phone. You can check on whether your phone got rooted or not from the “Root Checker” app which can be downloaded from the Google PLAYS tore.

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.Alos, just in a rare case if the device refuses to boot or respond to the commands, you need to disconnect the device connected from computer and long press the Power button to turn off the same and then follow the instructions again from the start.


  1. Reply Vipul More June 28, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    u can do simple rooting by downloading is d it is very easy n simple..just download install n run it ..u just need to click once on root option n u r done nd it’s for unrooting also way to root ur phone ..

  2. Reply steven bence April 14, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Hi there, hopefully someone can help with my Tipo/xperia mish mash phone..
    i’ve been trying for most of today to unlock the bootloader. But.. in the service menu in the phone it sais I cant unlock it. anyone else found a way around this?

  3. Reply Venkey March 28, 2013 at 2:39 am

    Nice ,but the thing is

    Xperia TIPO Rooting Package data>>>> showing..
    Invalid Attachment specified…..

    please provide valid one

  4. Reply kiran kumar November 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    where is Xperia TIPO Rooting Package?

    its showing..
    Invalid Attachment specified…..

  5. Reply shambumon October 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    My xperia tipo is rooted. Thanks for supporting

    • Reply Venkey March 28, 2013 at 2:38 am


      Please send me the Xperia TIPO Rooting Package?

      its showing..
      Invalid Attachment specified…..


      • Reply Pradeep Neela March 28, 2013 at 7:17 pm

        its there in the procedure section

  6. Reply abhay October 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    When I tried rooting my Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i Android Phone the message on the runtime window remains the same…
    Normal Mode enabled
    Please connect device with ADB-Debugging enabled now….

    I have already enabled the USB debugging, but still it shows the same message

  7. Reply ronz October 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm


  8. Reply yusri October 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    can u help me pls

  9. Reply chris September 25, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I am going to buy this phone, is it good give me your opinion plz…

  10. Reply chris September 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Do it really works?? Plz reply

  11. Reply John September 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Is this proven and tested already?

    planning to buy the budget smartphone e..

  12. Reply Krishna Singh September 18, 2012 at 12:20 am


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