Sony Xperia S owners who want to try developer option on their device will first have to root it. This article deals with the rooting method for Sony Xperia S. Those users who are looking for the rooting method for Sony Xperia S can rely on this article. The article will also help you how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Xperia S. On rooting your Xperia S you will be able to access system files and change whatever you like in your phone. And most of all, root apps will now work on your Xperia S after rooting.
As you proceed with the article it will guide you through the process involved in rooting your Xperia S and installing CWM Recovery on the Sony Xperia S. But, before you proceed with the article it is advised that you follow the pre-requisites section carefully as it will help you backup your device.
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.
Measures to take before Rooting your device
Step 1: You should fully backup your Android device before rooting it. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can take help from our article on Tutorial for creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should Backup all apps on your device, unrooted users can follow this method procedure to backup apps. If you have already rooted your device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: You should enable USB debugging on your device, to activate USB Debug go to “Settings>Developer options” and check the USB debug option box. Problem enabling USB Debugging you can follow article on How to enable USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: There should be 50% or more amount of battery juice on your device. To know how much charge your device is having you can use our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: You should disable security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as they may interrupt the procedure.
Assuring that you have followed all the above mentioned steps, you can proceed further. If there is something which worries you, let us know we are always here for you.
Steps to Root Sony Xperia S:
Step 1: First of all, connect your phone to the PC using original USB cable i.e. the cable that came with it.
Step 2: Now, from the folder where you have extracted the “Root Package” double-click on “RunMe.bat” file to open it up.
Step 3: The App will ask to choose a mode, select “Normal Mode”.
Step 4: Now, follow all the on-screen instructions you see to root your device.
Steps to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Sony Xperia S:
Step 1: Connect your phone to the PC using original USB Cable.
Step 2: Now, from the folder where you have extracted the “RecoverX Tool” double-click on the “RecoverX” executable file to open it up.
Step 3: Next, when the app opens up, “Select your phone” from the dropdown menu you see in the app.
Step 4: Now, select “ClockworkMod Recovery” from the custom recovery list.
Step 5: Finally, click on the “Next” button and then follow all the on-screen instructions you see.
That’s it! You have successfully rooted your Sony Xperia S and installed ClockworkMod Recovery on it. Do let us know if you have any queries, we are here to help you always.