Sony Xperia was introduced on AT&T 4G LTE high speed data network in January and released finally in June 2012. Dual core 1.5Ghz processor and Adreno 220 GPU on Snapdragon Chipset make it competitor to Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 4G. Xda developer forum member has leaked the Insecure kernel that can root AT&T Sony Xperia ion easily. we have created a detailed tutorial that will guide you through the procedure.
Developers are also trying to create a Jelly Bean custom ROM or port CyanogenMod 10 Jelly Bean to Xperia Ion but one is successful yet. It will be taking another 2-3 weeks for developers and testers to introduce a working Jelly Bean custom Firmware. We will keep you updated. Join us on Facebook, Twitter or subscribe to be feeds. >>>>>>>
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.
How to Root AT&T Sony Xperia Ion Smartphone:
Step 2. Then, you need to extract the Fastboot package on your Computer.
Step 3. After that you need to turn off your smartphone and reboot your device to the fastboot mode. For that you need to press and hold the Volume Up and Power button together.
Step 4. Once you are in Fastboot mode, connect your device to the Computer via USB data cable and open the command prompt on your windows PC to type the following command –
fastboot flash boot filename
(In place of filename you need to type downloaded file name)
Step 5. Once the Insecure Kernel completes installation, unplug it from Computer and restart it.
Step 6. Locate the downloaded file and extract the Rooting Package on your Computer. From the extracted file, double-click the batch file (.bat) to start the rooting process.
Congratulation! You have now successfully rooted your AT&T Sony Xperia Ion smartphone. To check whether you have successfully rooted your device or not, just go to Google Play Store and download the root-only apps which are previously not working on your pho