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Guide to Root Sony Xperia L for both Locked and Unlocked bootloader [How to]

One after another, Sony goes on adding mid-range Smartphones under the most popular Xperia series. In fact, the most of the mid-range Xperia devices look nearly similar but they differ in specifications. Sony Xperia L is also a mid-range device running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It features 4.3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 480×854, 1GHZ Snapdragon dual-core CPU with 1GB RAM and 8MP primary camera.


Clearly, we can see that device is packed with normal specifications which is almost available in every mid-range smartphone now-a-days. But, you can definitely discover some hidden features to make your device unique from others by rooting it. Rooting provides endless possibilities to tweak your Android device as per the need. Today, in this article, we will show you the stepwise procedure to root Sony Xperia L running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. So, are you ready to tweak your device to the peak level then go on following the guide carefully.

Disclaimer: Please make sure that rooting voids your device warranty and we are not responsible for any damage may occur while following the tutorial. Follow at your own risk!

Note: This method works for both “Locked and Unlocked” bootloaders, so no need to worry about that!


  • The device battery must be charged up to 80% to avoid undesired errors.
  • Make sure you have enabled “USB Debugging” from Menu – settings – Developer options >.
  • Also enable the “Unknown Sources” option from Menu – settings – Security >.
  • Take a complete backup of your important data and apps too.
  • Be ready with your Computer System and original USB data cable.
  • Install proper USB Drivers for Sony Xperia L on your Computer.

Steps to Root Sony Xperia L

Step 1: Download and extract the rooting tool kit on your computer – Rooting Package.
Step 2: Now, connect your device to your Computer using the original USB cable.
Step 3: If you have installed the drivers correctly then you device will be detected successfully. If not then re-install the drivers. If you see a “PC companion software” prompt on your device, just skip it.
Step 4: Navigate to the “Rooting Package” extracted folder and launch the suitable program as per your OS. For Windows “runme_win.bat” file, for Linux “” file and for Mac “” file.
Step 5: Now, you have to press any key and the rooting process will be started immediately.


Step 6: Wait for a few minutes to complete the rooting process.
Step 7: Once the process is successfully completed, your device will be rebooted.

As the device starts, navigate to the app drawer and check whether “Super Su” is installed or not. If you found the app then your device is successfully rooted. Congratulations!

Now you can tweak your device in the way you want to! If you need any help, then do share with us using the comments box below.

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  • bulgarian man says:

    is it working

  • Rajesh D says:

    Hi tried to root my Xperia L running with the latest build – 15.3.A.1.12
    Boot loader – Not unlocked
    The following error is displayed. Please provide the support to the build

    Device detected: C2104 (15.3.A.1.12)

    C2104 (15.3.A.1.12) is not supported.
    You need to manage to get remap_pfn_range addresses.
    — cleaning
    — Please wait device is now rebooting
    ALL DONE!!!
    Press any key to continue . . .

    I have some questions

    1. After rooting my xperia l – suppose if sony provides any update can i update my mobile or not ?
    2. if i update using the PC Companion – root will remain ot it will be lost ?

    – Rajesh

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