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E-Root - easy way to root your 2011 MSM8255 and 2012 MSM8260 Xperia phone


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#1 OFFLINE   Jurij

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 17:21

Hello,

Today i will show you an easy way to root your Xperia smartphone based on MSM8255 and MSM8260 chipset. This tutorial will work for:

2011 smartphones: Live with Walkman WT19, Xperia active ST17, Xperia acro IS11S, Xperia arc LT15, Xperia arc S LT18, Xperia mini ST15, Xperia PLAY R800, Xperia mini pro SK17, Xperia neo MT15, Xperia neo V MT11, Xperia pro MK16, Xperia ray ST18,

2012 smartphones: Xperia S LT26i, Xperia SL LT26ii, Xperia acro S LT26W, Xperia ion LT28

running Android 2.3 Gingerbread or 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (all compilations). It will work for devices with locked and unlocked bootloader. It will not work for MSM8260 Xperia smartphones running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean compilations like 6.2.B.0.200 or newer.

If you have supported device and want to root it, please follow next steps:

For Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread users:

1. Press menu button, go to Settings => Applications => Development => Enable USB Debugging,
2. Press menu button, go to Settings => Applications => Enable Unknown sources,
3. Press menu button, go to Settings => Sony Ericsson => Connectivity => USB Connection Mode => Choose MSC mode

For Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich users:

1. Press menu button, go to Settings > Developer options > Enable USB Debugging,
2. Press menu button, go to Settings => Security => Enable Unknown sources,
3. Press menu button, go to Settings => Xperia => Connectivity => USB Connection Mode => Choose MSC mode

4. Make sure you have turned off all Sony (SUS, PC Companion) and other third party tools (like Flashtool) disabled.
5. Download and run E-Root: Attached File  eroot_v1.3.4.exe   11.14MB   487 downloads

Because program is in Chinese language only and you can't change it to English, I will show you all program windows so you can be sure, that you are doing it correctly. This is the first image you will see after running E-root v.1.3.4:
 

 Attached File  E-root.png   147.06K   35 downloads


Now you can connect usb cable to your phone. Windows will install drivers and E-root will detect your phone (in my case it is Xperia pro MK16i).
 

Attached File  E-root2.png   112.54K   32 downloads


Important! Do not allow E-root to download anything.

6. Press green root button in right-down corner and do not touch your phone.
7. E-root is rooting your phone.

Attached File  E-root3.png   118.14K   34 downloads


8. When you will see that picture:
 

Attached File  E-root4.png   120.48K   32 downloads


Congratulations! Rooting is done and you can safely disconnect your rooted phone and enjoy it :) If you want to unroot your phone, just reflash it with any suitable firmware.

Best regards,

Jurij

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:15

hi....i'm newbie i can't root it show

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 14:20

Make sure that you have correct settings:

 

 

For Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread users:

1. Press menu button, go to Settings => Applications => Development => Enable USB Debugging,
2. Press menu button, go to Settings => Applications => Enable Unknown sources,
3. Press menu button, go to Settings => Sony Ericsson => Connectivity => USB Connection Mode => Choose MSC mode

For Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich users:

1. Press menu button, go to Settings > Developer options > Enable USB Debugging,
2. Press menu button, go to Settings => Security => Enable Unknown sources,
3. Press menu button, go to Settings => Xperia => Connectivity => USB Connection Mode => Choose MSC mode

 

and that all drivers are installed. Turn off E-root, connect turned on phone to your PC, run program - E-root should detect your phone. If not, check in device manager if everything is installed. Do not allow to download anything from the internet ;)


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 16:11

Make sure that you have correct settings:

 

 

and that all drivers are installed. Turn off E-root, connect turned on phone to your PC, run program - E-root should detect your phone. If not, check in device manager if everything is installed. Do not allow to download anything from the internet ;)

thanks.... i will try again :cool:


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:02

Hi, Does not work. I followed instructions and got the same screen with chineese characters in red frames.


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 13:16

I don't know what phone you are trying to root, what firmware version do you use - i can't help you. E-root works, i've used it many times like many Sony Ericsson users on the world ;)


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 17:35

hello i try on sonyericsson xperia active(st17i) but unfotunatly that doest success to root......

android ver 2.3.4

build number 4.0.2.0.84


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 01:29

Try older firmware or ICS. Maybe that exploit used by E-root is fixed in 0.84 firmware - hard to say because it was lately released firmware. Try 4.0.2.0.62 firmware and if that will not work, use 4.0.2.0.42 firmware and this method: http://sony.yt/topic...ia-smartphones/(this method does not work on 4.0.2.0.62 firmware and newer) :)


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 14:31

Hi,
your tutorial worked perfect.

 

sony xperia pro mk16i
build 4.0.2.A.0.69

android 2.3.4

 

Thank you very much!


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