How to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V

Sanjana February 10, 2012 0

Do you possess a Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V smartphone running on the latest 4.0.2.A.0.62 firmware? Well now you can install custom ROMs of your choice by rooting your smartphone with the help of the simple rooting procedure discussed in this article. It is to be noted that rooting will void the warranty and the only way to reclaim back the lost warranty is by re-applying the default or stock firmware in your phone.

xperia neo v

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.

Pre-Requisites:

You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Android SDKDownload FastbootDownload Recovery Image

Steps to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V:

Step-1: Download and install Android SDK followed by Fastboot and Xperia USB Drivers in your phone. Copy the files from the fastboot folder to androidsdk/tools path.

Step-2: Download Recovery Image from the Must Have section to androidsdk/tools path and copy the root Xperia to your phone’s SD Card.

Step-3: Now connect your phone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time and power off the phone. Enter your device into fastboot mode by pressing the Menu key.

Step-4: Launch the terminal window or command prompt in your computer and enter the commands mentioned below sequentially one by one

cd/
cd/androidsdk/tools
fastboot devices (you must see the SN of your device)
fastboot boot recoveryNeo.img
fastboot reboot

Step-5: After entering all the commands, the device will boot up in Recovery mode. In Recovery mode, choose “install zip from SD Card” and press Power button to select the “rootxperia.zip” file from the list of files. Next press the back button to select “Reboot system now” and the device will get rooted successfully.

Thus you can easily root your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V smartphone by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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