A few months back, Sony had released official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for its Xperia V Smartphone. And it was a quite major update to raise the device version from Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Well now, the users are waiting for Sony to release official Android 4.4 KitKat update for the device. Disappointingly as of now, Sony has no plans to release any update. However, I must say that’s a big expectation from the Sony because still, many of the high-end Smartphones haven’t received Android 4.4 KitKat update.
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Now a question may arise that how to update Android 4.4 KitKat on Sony Xperia V? Well, you can update your device through various custom ROMs available but you have to gain a root access on your device first. So today, in this article, I am gonna show you the way to root Sony Xperia V. It’s a step-wise procedure so you have to just go on following step-by-step without missing any of it. Let’s jump into it!
Note: This method works for both “9.2.A.0.295″ and “9.2.A.0.199” firmware versions.
Important Things To Be Keep in Mind
- Sony Xperia V must possess nearly 70 – 80% of charging.
- Bootloader must be unlocked.
- USB Debugging must be enabled on your device.
- Backup must be taken of your important data.
- Your PC must contain correct drivers to detect the device.
Step-by-step Guide To Root Sony Xperia V LT25i
Step 1: Download all the above files on your PC and put them all in to one specific folder for ease.
Step 2: Connect your device with your PC and just copy the “Root File (Super Su)” on your external SD card.
Step 3: Install the “Sony Flash Tool” on our PC.
Step 4: Launch “SonyFlashTool.exe” from your desktop.
Step 5: Click on the “Lightening button” found on the right upper left side on the tool and select “Fastboot Mode“.
Step 6: It will open up a dialog box with many options. From there, click on “Reboot into Fastboot mode (via Fastboot)“.
Step 7: Further, click on button says “Select Kernel to flash“.
Step 8: A “Kernel Chooser” window will be pop-up to choose kernel to flash. (Note: Besides “File name” selection, you will find kernel format list to choose kernel of that type. By default, it will be “*.sin”, you have to change it to “*.elf”.)
Step 9: Now, navigate to the folder where you have kept all the downloaded files and choose “Kernel.elf” file.
Step 10: It will take few seconds to flash kernel on your device.
Step 11: As the flashing process gets completed, disconnect your device.
Step 12: Now, you have to boot your device in to recovery mode. To do so: Press and hold “Power Key” for 3 seconds and you’ll see only a Sony logo. Now, immediately start pressing “Volume Down” key minimum 5 – 6 times. That’s it, now you’re in recovery,
Step 13: Navigate to “Mount/Storage” and select “Mount System“.
Step 14: Now, flash the “Root File (Super Su)”.
Step 15: Once the flashing process completed, you have to “Power Off” your device not “Reboot” or simply you can take out phone battery.
Step 16: Put the battery back again but don’t start the device.
Step 17: Connect your device with your PC by holding “Volume Up” key to boot into “Fastboot mode”.
Step 18: Again, you have to flash the kernel and this time, you have to flash “Stock Kernel File (.sin)”.
Step 19: Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your device.
Voila! Your device is rooted now. To verify, open app drawer and locate “Super Su” app. In case you need any help or you might get stuck somewhere in between then feel free to connect with us via the below comments section and we will get back to you as soon as possible.