Sony Xperia V was released in Dec 2012 having a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU. If you have Sony Xperia V and wish to something new on this device then you must root your Xperia V. Here we’ve given a step by step guide that how to root Sony Xperia V and install a custom recovery (TWRP Recovery) on it. So that you’ll be able to flash custom ROMs, create/restore backups and other a lot of customizations.
Rooting allows you to gain full access to your Android smartphone. As we’ve described in the previous post that after rooting you’ll be able to remove built-in apps, increasing battery life as well as performance, Update to a new version of Android and a huge amount of other customizations you can do after flashing a custom ROM. So go ahead and follow the given instructions:
Rooting your Sony Xperia V may void its warranty. AndroidXDA will not be responsible for any loss or damage to your device during or after the rooting process. Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all your data such as Messages, MMS, Contents, Call Logs and Contacts, etc.
- Your Xperia V bootloader should be unlocked to use this guide. Please visit Sony Mobile site Unlock Bootloader.
- Download & Install the Universal ADB Drivers on your PC.
- Download Xperia.V.TWRP.Kernel.9.0.1.D.0.10.elf and adb-fastboot.zip
- Your Xperia V should be running the 9.0.D.0.484 firmware.
- Download SU-Busybox-Installer.zip (Under the For 9.0.D.0.484 section)
- Your device’s battery should be charged at least up to 80% or more before you begin.
Steps To Install Unsecured Kernel/TWRP Recovery on Sony Xperia V
Step No 1. First of all extract adb-fastboot.zip on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2. Now move Xperia.V.TWRP.Kernel.9.0.1.D.0.10.elf to that extracted folder.
Step No 3. Put your Xperia V into FastBoot Mode. First turn it off and then press and hold the Volume Up button and connect Xperia V to PC via its USB Data cable. If a blue LED light up, it means that your device is now in FastBoot Mode.
Step No 4. Within the extracted ADB-fast boot folder, open the command prompt window.
Step No 5. Type the following command and hit enter:
fastboot flash boot Xperia.V.TWRP.Kernel.9.0.1.D.0.10.elf
This will install TWRP Recovery on your Xperia V device!
Steps To Root Sony Xperia V
Step No 1. Now we’ll start to root Xperia V. First connect your Xperia V to PC and transfer the SU-Busybox-Installer.zip that you’ve already downloaded from the above link to your device’s internal SD card’s root folder, NOT into any subfolders.
Step No 2. Now disconnect your device from the PC.
Step No 3. Power OFF your device and boot into TWRP Recovery mode; as your device is powered OFF, press and hold the Volume Down button when you see the pink LED glow.
Step No 4. While your device is in TWRP, just tap on the Install Button and browse to select the SU-Busybox-Installer.zip
Step No 5. Swipe the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” button on the next screen.
Step No 6. Reboot your device, once flashed.
The Superuser app will be appeared in your app drawer once your Xperia V reboots.
That’s All! Your Xperia has been successfully rooted, and TWRP Recovery is installed on. If you have any question or facing problem regarding this tutorial to root Xperia V and flashing TWRP (Custom Recovery) on it, then let us know in the comments area below.