Root Sony Xperia S LT26i on Android 4.0.4 ICS Official Firmware

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The method to root Sony Xperia S LT26i is not at all difficult. In fact, it can be said the same for a handful of Sony devices because of the awesome work by Bina4ry, a member at XDA-Developers. You will be able to easily root Xperia S LT26i on Android 4.0.4 ICS official firmware with this one-click root method.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to root Xperia S LT26i on Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware with all the required files you will need. Make sure you backup all your data as given in the tips below, because you never know when something might go wrong. This rooting method works on Sony devices with both, locked and locked 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 ( 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 πŸ˜‰

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Sony Ericsson Xperia S to connect it with the computer. Download Sony Ericsson Xperia S 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 S LT26i on Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware. For those on Android 4.0 ICS, we will be doing a tutorial for you as well.

  • anto

    3g is not workig after rooting

  • anto

    3g is not working after rooting

  • Well everything fine just it say’s when i start let’s say Antutu overcloack it ask’s me woud i allow and i say yes then it say’s Super SU stopped working but the rooted program work’s fine… and my H internet works fine Good job on tutorial great πŸ™‚

  • Ivan

    FUUCK YEEEA!!! Thanks to Bin4ry, now i can crack facebook accounts! Everything works well

  • Ivan

    FUUCK YEEEA!!! Thanks to Bin4ry, now i can crack facebook accounts! Everything works well

  • siddharth

    Does it take a lot of time for backup ??? I have already w8ted for 3 mins. Its still running.

  • siddharth

    Doest this work on Sony Xperia SL???LT26ii

  • siddharth

    Ok guys this works for sony Xperia SL. I have rooted my xperia SL with the above procedure.Thanks a lot.

    • how do you do it ? mine i think is running forever, it runs 6minutes that shell (cmd)

  • radbi

    thanx man…super tutorial

  • doesn’t work. probably out of date? lt26i

  • Drew Gee

    what to do after putting my Phone to debugging and plugging it to pc? it just keeps on saying that it is running

  • Drew Gee

    I doesn’t restart at all. πŸ™

  • anyone know how to unroot for sony xperia SL??

  • anyone know how to unroot for sony xperia SL??

  • bluetooth not working after i root

  • Slavenius

    link broken STEP 1 file on rapidshare

  • Dark Dragon

    is this tutorial work on Sony Xperia S LT26i new firmware(6.1.A.2.55)?

    • Lucey

      Boa pergunta. TambΓ©m quero saber.

      • I have that FW and it’s not working. If anyone figures something out please help out !

  • Nynke

    Link step 1 is broken, but Google will do…

  • Does this work with a locked xperia s

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  • charley snape

    I press restore to the rootme restore file it says its done restoring but the cmd instructions just say “Running…” and dnt change (sony Experia s)

  • charley snape

    Its not working it just says running and does nothing and iv pressed restore on my phone ,…… Help

  • Pepezki

    Does this unlock bootloader? Is my warranty avoid if i use this? After using this can i update firmware by update center( Air, 3G)?.

  • From XDA developers

    “Notice:Normal Mode will not wipe any other data, dont worry!
    Special Mode CAN wipe your data, Rollback SHOULD restore, but to be sure backup you data somehow!

    Xperia T Firmware .195 is not rootable sorry!
    This is same for other Sony devices with new Firmware like .2.55

    Sony fixed the bug in current firmwares and so we have no chance with this particular method!”