How to root Sony Xperia Sola – Unlock bootloader, root and install CWM recovery

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Sony Xperia Sola is a well know Xperia Series phone, it has created lots of news in Android market. Now, XDA dev forum member DoomLord has created a Advanced kernel to Root Xperia Sola easily. You just need to unlock bootloader of Xperia Sola and then you can flash this kernel using fastboot command to root your device and later install SuperSU from Google Play store.

Sony Xperia Sola Root

Disclaimer/Warning/Alert: Neither we nor the developer should held responsible for your damage caused during the process of applying this root on your Android Mobile. As this is meant for only educational purpose so, please follow all the instruction mentioned in this article.


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.

You may also need a Bootloader to proceed with this process.[ How to unlock Sony Xperia Sola bootloader]



How to root Sony Xperia Sola by flashing advanced kernel by DoomLord: 

Step 1.     Assuming that you have downloaded the Kernel.elf from the above link to your Computer. Then, you need to place this downloaded file to the folder contains fast boot binaries, in other words fastboot.exe file.

Step 2.     Then, you need to turn off your Sony Xperia Sola and reboot it in a fast boot mode by pressing and holding Power button and Volume Up / Down button simultaneously to enter into Fast Boot mode.

Step 3.     Now, run the command prompt on your Computer and type the command below –

Fastboot flash boot kernel.elf

Step 4.     When the command gets processed completely. Then, you should reboot your phone and start it normally.

Congratulation, now your Sony Xperia Sola has successfully rooted.

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One thought on “How to root Sony Xperia Sola – Unlock bootloader, root and install CWM recovery

  1. I don’t see any instructions about how to install CWM on a rooted, bootloader unlocked, Stock ICS installed Xperia Sola.

    Am i missing something?

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