Unlock And Root Sony Xperia S

The Sony Xperia S was only recently released and already its rooting is possible thanks to very efficient developers. The Sony Xperia S comes with a 4.3 Inch Screen with a resolution of 1280px X 720px. It has built in Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the ICS Update can be expected to be out soon. It has a great 12 MP Camera which provides excellent quality pictures. Its dual core 1.5 GHz processor is also very impressive. Anyway to unlock and root Sony Xperia S just follow the tutorial below.

Unlock Sony Xperia S:

  1. Unlocking the Sony Xperia S is the lengthy process compared to rooting the phone. Anyway to begin first find out your IMEI No. If you do not know already then just dial  *#06#. After you note this down you need to check if your phone can be unlocked. For this dial #*#7378423#*# and then go to Service Info, Configuration and then Rooting Status. If its says Yes then you can continue with the tutorial.
  2. It is recommended to update drivers on your Xperia S so download this file. Plug in your Phone and then hold Power Down and Volume Up Key together to enter into FastBoot mode. By AutoRun the installation of Drivers will begin and then just make sure the installation of drivers is to  usb_driver. After the installation you can unplug your phone.
  3. Visit this webpage. Scroll down and Hit Continue and Agree to Questions asked such as Are You Sure?. Then "read" the Legal Conditions and Accept it.  Next you will reach the Create Unlock Request Page. Then enter the Info requested by the page and you will receive a unique Unlock Code. Note it down.
  4. From the extracted downloads of Step 2 open the Fast Boot Folder. Hold Shift Key and right click to get Shortcut Menu with Open Command Prompt Here Option. Click it. Now that you have Command Prompt Open plug in yur phone in FastBoot mode just as in step 2 then in Command Prompt type  fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce getvar version . After wait and see if 0.5 is returned. If it is it means that your phone is properly connected after that type in  fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xKEY replaceing KEY with the nique Key you got for Unlocking. After that your phone is Unlocked.
Rooting Sony Xperia S:

  1. Now to root your just download this file. After that just Open Command Prompt in Windows after plugging in your phone in FastBoot Mode and type in  fastboot flash system system_xps_prerooted_63fw.img . Now just unplug your phone and Reboot.

That's it now your Sony Xperia S is rooted. If you have any doubts just comment.

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*#*#7378423#*#* to access the service menu

NOT #*#7378423#*#

March 11, 2012 at 5:20 AM comment-delete

Hello brother

is the device come with recovery and download mode or I must install it in the bootloader before rooting the device?

March 14, 2012 at 5:15 AM comment-delete
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