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How to root Sony Xperia U

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Sony Xperia U root is now possible by flashing kernals. Then you can install Custom ROM’s and some applications that need a root access. The Xperia U android device is have 5 Megapixel primary camera and 0.3 Megapixel secondary camera. Then Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and comes with 1 GHz Dual Core Processor. Here is a guide to root Sony Xperia U:

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Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any damages that may happened due to the steps that mentioned in this guide. If any problem happened that related to rooting we will help you to solve it. And also keep in mind rooting your phone will void your warranty.

Pre Requisites to Root Sony Xperia U:

  • Take a backup. The data in your phone won’t be deleted.
  • SMS – How to Backup Messages
  • Contacts – Sync with Gmail App
  • Videos, Images, Songs and Other Files – Copy to internal / External SD card or System
  • APN Settings – Take Manual Note from “Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Maintain minimum 60% charge in your phone.
  • Enable USB Debugging – “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”

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How to Root Sony Xperia U:

  • You need to Unlock Bootloader of your phone. Check this – How to unlock xperia u bootloader
  • Download the Kernal for your phone to flash – here
  • Save the downloaded file with fastboot files.
  • Switch off your phone. And reboot in fastboot mode by pressing Volume Up button then connect it to PC via USB cable.
  • Open command prompt and type the following – fastboot flash boot kernel.elf
  • Then restart your phone.

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Now you successfully learnt how to root sony xperia u.

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  1. Akshay Mohandas

    September 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    what is the use by rooting?

    • Rohan Sachdev

      December 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      by rooting, u can remove bloatware(apps installed by carrier/manufacturer), flash roms and tinker with your phone. note that rooting voids your warranty and u won’t receive official updates for ur device

  2. Suraj Shrestha

    January 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    confused!! fastboot??

  3. Saiful Islam Cse

    March 20, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Not Working !

  4. Raphael Bustamante Makiaverie

    December 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    This way of rooting bricked my phone thanks..

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