Rooting technique for most ICS/JB based Android phones

Rooting your android phone has never been any easier than this. If you are running a ICS or JB based firmware this techniques is the best and easiest way to root your android smartphone.

If you are unsure about rooting your device you can know more about the advantages and risks of rooting your device. You can also get more information about what are the generic steps you can take before rooting your device. This technique requires you to run a script in your PC to root your device it’s almost a one click process without much efforts to be taken.

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How To Root your Sony Xperia S

Here is a tutorial to Root your Sony Xperia S with locked bootloaders.

Disclaimer: By following this tutorial, you agree that the Rooting process will be undertaken at your own risk. No member of this site will be responsible for any bricked phones!

Requirements:

  • You must be running the latest ICS Android v4.0 - 6.1.A.0.452 firmware. To check if you are running this version go to Settings > > About Phone
  • Download the Superuser flashable zip file from here.
  • Download Nozomi Recovery from here.
  • Download the kernel to be flashed from here.
  • You also need to install the Android SDK onto your PC. If you haven’t already done that, you may download it and install it.
  • Make sure USB Debugging is enabled from Settings > > Developer Options > > USB Debugging.

We recommend taking a backup with Nandroid or Titanium backup; so that you can always recover all your data back, in case something goes wrong!

Step-by-Step Procedure:

Step 1: Navigate to C:/android-sdks/platform-tools/ and place the recovery file here.

Step 2: Hold Shift key + Right Click the mouse and Select open a new command prompt here.

Step 3: Connect your phone to the PC and type the following in the command window that you opened in the earlier step: adb reboot-bootloader This will reboot your phone in fastboot mode and turn the LED blue.

Command Prompt

Step 4: Now in the command prompt window type: fastboot flash boot recovery-nozomi.img

Command Prompt

Step 5: Once this is done, Unplug the device and Reboot the device normally. Again connect the mobile to the PC and place the Supersuer file in the root of SDcard.

Step 6: Type in the command window: abd reboot recovery Now your phone will enter Recovery mode. In the recovery mode, Select flash zip from SDcard and flash the superuser zip file..

Step 7: Reboot into system via the recovery.

Step 8: Extract the kernel.rar file and place the kernel.sin file in C:/android-sdks/platform-tools/

Step 9: Repeat step 3 to enter fastboot and type in the command prompt: fastboot flash boot kernel.sin

Command Prompt

Step 10: Reboot into system and see if there is a SuperSU App in the App list.

CONGRATULATIONS, you successfully Rooted the Xperia S!