How to Root Sony Xperia Ray on Android 4.0.4 ICS with One-Click Method

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Sony Xperia Ray is a mid range Android phone by Sony. The complete rooting method is now available and as usual,we have the tutorial for you. You can root Xperia Ray ST18i / ST18a with Android 4.0.4 ICS with the tutorial given below and also install ClockworkMod recovery which would help you later update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to root Xperia Ray on Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware with complete steps and instructions. You will have to backup all your data in the phone as a precaution. This tutorial works with Sony Xperia Ray with locked/unlocked bootloaders. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray to connect it with the computer. Download Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Xperia Ray ST18i / ST18a on Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware.


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  • RayUser

    Didn’t work for me after following the instructions very carefully

  • rayder

    something is wrong with the instructions… it doesnt work. at all…

  • Mr An

    Could’t root although I followed the instructions very carefully (I had experience in root ICS 4.0.3)

  • Junaid Siddiqui

    Didnt work at all for me, did all as per instructions, but it failed at all steps.

  • http://twitter.com/hanitwit Hani M.

    It didn’t work for me too.
    I’ve followed the instructions step by step.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vasu-Devan/100000922149866 Vasu Devan

    Shows roothack didnot work. Help me solve this

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vasu-Devan/100000922149866 Vasu Devan

    Shows roothack didnot work. Help me solve this

  • Myo Nyunt

    Thanks so much.I can root my sony xperia ray sT18i and install myanmar font.

  • Andi

    I followed your instructions, “runme.bat” says ALL DONE, but there is no superuser APP and ROOT Checker says “Sorry, this device does not have proper root access” Damn!

  • yomarkus

    I’d like to root my xperia ray, but after seeing the comments about the results I’m not sure … Does anyone solved the problem?

  • Shady Janzeir

    Didn’t work. I followed the instructions to the letter, twice, but no dice. Suggestions?

  • tushar

    when i completed process . my phone is not rooted.

  • sudhir

    does not work for xperia ray – ICS 4.0.4

  • Vivek

    when i completed the process as per the instruction but my phone is not rooted Help me

  • minashiro

    that says me: adb is outdate, and all i’ve try and retry doesn’t function, i have xperia ray st18a ics 4.1.b.0.587i don’t know if this matters, but i’m desperate because i can’t root the device