The Sony Xperia Go ST27i has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.6-inch 720p display, 16GB of internal storage expandable via Micro SD, 4G LTE connectivity. The device runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread when it was launched. It has been already updated to Android ICS via official update.
Those users who have the Sony Xperia Go ST27i running on Android ICS and want to root it can rely on this article. After rooting your device you’ll be able to flash rooted apps and custom ROM’s available for your device.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer should be held liable for any damages caused to your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your won 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, IceCream 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 Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v13.zip from here to your computer. Extract the downloaded file into a folder on the desktop of your PC for convenience.
Procedure to Root Sony Xperia Go ST27 running on Android 4.0.4 ICS Official Firmware:
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: Ensure that all the necessary drivers for your phone are installed into your PC.
Step 3: Now, from the folder where you’ve extracted the downloaded file, double-click on “RunMe.bat” file to run it.
Step 4: You should follow all the on-screen instructions to successfully root your device.
Step 5: As soon as the process has completed your phone will automatically reboot.
Step 6: First time rebooting after installation may take 5 minutes or more, so don’t panic!
That’s it! You’ve successfully rooted your Sony Xperia Go ST27. Do let us know if you face any difficulties, we are here to help you always.