Root Xperia P on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean [build 6.2.A.0.400] – How to Guide

Sony Xperia P Rooting

Nowadays, Android rooting has become a very common procedure. Almost everyone who are familiar with the term Android Rooting will root their Android device, within just a couple of days of purchase. Its mainly because rooting gives users more customizable options and features over their Smartphone.

If you own a Sony Xperia P Android Smartphone running Android 4.1 Jellybean, today we’re here with a detailed guide on how to root Sony Xperia P running Android 4.1 Jellybean.

Rooting Sony Xperia P on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS

Sony Xperia P Rooting

Warnings:

Below are some warning information that you should know before rooting your Sony Xperia P Android Smartphone:

  • Rooting of Android Smartphone is not an authorized process. And as a result, you’ll lose all your warranty benefits over your Smartphone after rooting it.
  • You’ll no longer receive any official firmware or either software updates after rooting your Android Smartphone.
  • We are not responsible if your Smartphones gets damaged during or after the rooting process. Therefore, only proceed at your own risk.

Prerequisites:

Below are some prerequisite procedures to follow before rooting your Sony Xperia P:

  • Unlock the bootloader by following the instructions in this link.
  • Download the Superuser kit from here.
  • Download the kernel kit from here.

How To Root Sony Xperia P Running Android 4.1 Jellybean:

Below is the detailed tutorial on how to root Sony Xperia P:

  • First of all, extract the downloaded superuser and kernel kits.
  • And then, identify the “.elf” type file and simply copy/paste it into the ADB folder.
  • And now, power off your Sony Xperia P and boot into boot mode by pressing Volume Up+Power keys at the same time.
  • Now, connect your Smartphone to the computer.
  • And now, go to ADB and locate the “.elf” type and file and then open command prompt.
  • In the command prompt window, type the command “fastboot flash boot” with kernel name “.elf”.
  • Now CWM has been successfully installed on your Sony Xperia P.
  • Now copy/paste the kernel kit to the external storage of your Smartphone.
  • And now, disconnect your Smartphone from the computer.
  • Boot into recovery mode by pressing Volume Down+Home keys.
  • Now, from recovery mode choose “Install ZIP From SD Card” and choose the kernel kit.
  • And now, the kit will be installed on your Smartphone.
  • Go back and click on “Reboot System Now”.

Congratulations, you have now successfully rooted your Sony Xperia P Android Smartphone.

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