Sony Xperia T LT30 users who want to enhance the experience of their device and want to modify their device will first have to root it. Rooting will allow you to apply various modifications and even install custom ROM and kernels.
All these have been made possible by XDA Developer member Bin4ry. Bin4ry has developed a one click rooting tool which will help in customizing you’re your Sony Xperia T. Version 15 of the rooting tool has addressed lagging issues and some bugs that interfered with the rooting process. You don’t have to worry about losing your data when running Normal Mode.
Recovery is an essential tool to flash the modifications like: custom ROM’s and kernels. XDA Developer member tilal6991 has developed a method to flash a custom recovery on your device. So we’ll teach you both methods i.e. rooting your device and even installing ClockworkMod Recovery on it.
Head below carefully to learn how you can root your Sony Xperia T LT30 and even install CWM Recovery on it.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM. If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Download Sony PC Companion, Sony Update Service , 7-Zip, Rooting Package, ClockworkMod Recovery and Fastboot from here to your computer. Extract the rooting package into a folder onto your desktop using the 7-zip file. Also, extract the Fastboot.zip to C:\Fastboot.You will find four files inside the extracted folder. Now, copy the 15102012.img file to the Fastboot folder. You should have five files inside the folder after you’ve copied the *.img file.
Procedure to Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Sony Xperia T LT30:
Step 1: First of all, connect your phone to the PC via original USB cable i.e. the cable that came with it.
Step 2: Now, from the folder where you’ve extracted the rooting package, double-click on “RunMe.bat” to open it.
Step 3: Next, you will see a pop-up window on the screen, type “1” to execute the script.
Step 4: Follow all the on-screen instructions you see on the tool window to complete the rooting procedure. Your phone may be reboot twice, don’t get worried.
Step 5: Now, to install ClockworkMod Recovery on your phone, first of all reboot it then connect your phone to the computer in Fastboot mode by plugging your phone into your computer via USB cable and while holding down the Volume Up key.
Step 6: Next, open the Command Prompt Window in your computer and type the commands that follows:
fastboot flash boot 15102012.img
Step 7: If nothing happens, you can try fastboot -i 0x0fce flash boot 15102012.img
Important: Before you install a ROM after flashing CWM, you may need to flash boot.img of the ROM if you’re trying to install via Fastboot.
Hurray! You’ve successfully rooted and installed ClockworkMod Recovery onto your Sony Xperia T LT30. Share your joy with us or let us know your queries, we are here to help you always.