How To Root Sony Xperia Neo V MT11i Running ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

Now Rooting Can Be Done On Sony Xperia Neo V MT11i Running Latest Firmware of ICS 4.0.4 (4.1.B.0.431). But You Must Be Noted Rooting Device Running Any Firmware Voids it’s Warranty Provided By The Manufacturer.So Please Root Your Device At Your Own Risk (Warranty Can be Retained by Flashing Official ICS Firmwares). Over The Period of This Article We Will Be Checking That How Can You Root Your Device Running ICS 4.0.4 Firmware.

Let Us Head To The Rest Portion of This Article Where We Will Be Checking The Following Things :

  1. Essential Steps Before Rooting Xperia Neo V.
  2. Procedure To Root Sony Xperia Neo V MT11i Running ICS 4.0.4.

Disclaimer: We Have Made This Article Covering Each And Every Part At Our Level Best.In Case If Any Damage Happens to Your Device (It Should not Be), Neither We nor Sony will Be Held Responsible For It.

Essential Steps Before Rooting Xperia Neo V :

  • You Must Enable USB Debugging By Checking the Box in your device by Following the Path Below:

Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging

  • It will highly Recommended to Backup all Your data Stored in your phone So as to Restore it back just in case If You Lose or Corrupt the Data During this Process.
  • Your Device Must be Charged up to 70% or Above Battery Level to Ensure that Your Device should not be Turned Off During this Process.
  • It will be Recommended to Temporary Disable Security Tools as well as Antivirus Installed on your Computer as This might Interrupt the Process.
  • Your Device Must Have Unlocked Bootloader.

By Assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned in Essential Steps Before Rooting ICS 4.0.4 Firmware, You are Now Ready to Move to Rest Part of The Article Where We Will be Checking That how to Root Xperia Neo V Running ICS 4.0.4.

Procedure To Root Sony XperiaNeo V MT11i Running ICS 4.0.4 :

For Simplicity We Have Divide This Article Into 2 Simple Steps.

Step 1 : Installation of Kernel From ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

  • To Be Able to Root Your Device You Must Install ICS 4.0.3 Kernel As Uptil Now There is No Method of Rooting ICS 4.0.4 Firmware. Since Separate Flashable ICS 4.0.3 Kernel File is not Available, You Must Download The Whole ICS 4.0.3 Firmware Package & Then Need To Install/Flash Kernel From The Same.
  • Download Flashtool & ICS 4.0.3 Firmware (4.1.A.0.562) Mentioned Below :

  1. Xperia Flashtool.
  2. ICS 4.0.3 Firmware (4.1.A.0.562).
  • Install Flashtool Which You’ve Just Downloaded In Your Computer (For You Convenience, It is Recommended To Install Flash Tool in C: Drive).
  • Extract Xperia Neo V ICS 4.0.4 Firmware Update Package in Your PC, You’ll Get .ftf File.
  • Navigate C: –> flashtool –>firmwares Directory.Delete All The Data in That Directory If It is Present Over There.
  • Copy/Move The Extracted Firmware Package File (.ftf File) In The C: –> flashtool –>firmwares Directory.
  • Now We’ll Proceed To The Actual Firmware Updating Procedure In Our Further Tutorial.
  • Open Xperia Flashtool Which You’ve Just Installed.Select Flash Option From The Top Corner of The Tool.(Refer The Image Below).

how to root sony xperia neo v mt11i running ics 4 0 4 firmware1

  • You’ll Be Ask To Select Either Flash Mode Or Fastboot Mode.Select Flash Mode & Press Ok.

how to root sony xperia neo v mt11i running ics 4 0 4 firmware2

  • After Selecting Flash Mode, Firmware Selection Window Will Appear.In The Left Side Select MT11i (Version 4.1.A.0.562).
  • In The Right Side, Tick The Following 3 Options Only.
  1. Exclude system
  2. Exclude baseband
  3. Exclude Fota

how to root sony xperia neo v mt11i running ics 4 0 4 firmware3

  • Press Ok. Wait For Flashtool To Prepare.Now It will Ask You To Connect Your Mobile, Follow The Steps Carefully & Connect Your Phone.(While Connecting The Device To The Computer, Turn Off Your Xperia Neo V. Press & Hold The Back Key.Now Connect It To The PC).
  • As Soon As Connect Your Device To PC, Flashing Process Should Now Start.Once You See The Flashing Finished Message In Flashtool.Remove/Detach The Device From PC & Wait For It To Reboot.
  • After Device Gets Rebooted, Again Connect It To The PC.Before Connecting To The PC Ensure That You’ve Install ADB Drivers.If You Have Not Installed It Yet, Click Here To Download Now (ADB Drivers Are Installed Along With Flashtool, Download It Just In Case If You Want Reinstall Them).

Step 2 : Root Xperia Neo V

  • Now Its Time To Actually Root Your Device Running ICS 4.0.4.
  • Download Rooting Package For Your Device From The Link Given Below :
  1. Rooting Package For Xperia Neo V.
  • Extract It In Your Computer You’ll Find 2 Items After Extracting viz., install.bat & “Files” Folder.

how to root sony xperia neo v mt11i running ics 4 0 4 firmware4

  • Simply Run runme.bat File & Follow The onscreen Instructions Given Over There.

how to root sony xperia neo v mt11i running ics 4 0 4 firmware5

  • In This Process, Device Will Reboot Couple of Times.When The Script Finishes It Will Give You Message “ALL DONE”.
  • Now Again Flash Kernel From ICS 4.0.4 Firmware By Following The Method Given Above (Step 1).

And Yes.. By This Time You’ve Successfully Rooted Your Sony Xperia Neo V Running Latest Firmware Update of ICS 4.0.4 (4.1.B.0.431). In Case If Anything Goes Wrong During This Process, Do Let me Know In Comments, I’ll be Happy To Help You There As Early As I Can.

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Viraj Kshatriya

Hello everyone, I'm Viraj, the chief editor at Android Legend. When I'm not checking out the latest stuff happening in Android, I mostly spend my time flashing different ROMs, testing Android apps & games. Feel free to join me on Google+.
  • Amey Chavan

    k…its good….u can unlock bootloader by this process….but cant root ur phone.

  • Muhammad Mustafa

    how to find my phone has unlocked bootloader?

  • socratesksh

    I installed LX legacy xperia CM 11 and it has problem with battery i.e fast discharging and very slow charging. I tried reinstalling cyanogenmod 9 stable but it always shows an error and can’t install. Now i want to go back to my old sony ICS 4.04. how will i do that,please advise.

  • http://google Jeffrem

    hi viraj,
    i just folow your instruction and finish it.
    my question is, how do i know it was routed already?
    i cant find any changes.
    power user also can’t find.
    where can i find it?

    • http://google Jeffrem

      hi again viraj,

      what’s good on rooting neo v?
      any special features?
      need tutorial/help for better knowing the good in tooting the device.

      thanks..

      • pawan

        hey did u downgrade ur neo v 4.0.4 into 2.3.4

    • Sanket

      Install root checker app from play store.

  • Dhaval

    I have tried this method couple of days before, and my phone was rooted but today I am using this same method in my father’s neo v but it is not working yaar..
    So what can I do dear?

  • San356

    Hi Viraj,

    I have successfully rooted my Mobile and Unlocked the Bootloader.
    Later after some days My OS got Corrupted and Switched Back to Stock ROM.

    Now I want to Root My Mobile Again.

    Yesterday I gone through ur Steps as i did Last time while Rooting. I followed the steps and Rooting Message shows ; Its Done. Later i Flashed Back the .587 Firmware.

    When i rebooted I noticed My Phone is still Not rooted. I have this in Root Explorer. Tried to Access some system Folders. It dint allow me. It shows U need to root ur Mobile.

    Do i need to do any Changes while Rooting. Shall i try one more time.

    Thanks
    san..

    • Viraj SK

      Try it for one more time…

      • ismail

        please root my phone wru from

  • Tejaus

    Yo Yo Yo Ty Bro ! Mine is rooted now
    August 2013 Love Yall

  • ashish

    i was updating my sony experia neo v through pc companion and it said that it has to stop in between adn my phone was connected at that time.
    from that time my phone is not starting it just vibrate when i push the power button, tried to flash it from your tool it gave theis error

    21/020/2013 08:20:58 – ERROR – ERR_SEVERITY=”MAJOR”;ERR_CLASS=”SECURITY_CLASS”;ERR_DYNAMIC=”SIN header verification failed”

  • mohammed suhail

    Hi Viraj,
    I had to ask you one thing how do i enable the screen shot in my mobile Sony Xperia Neo V.. i tried to Download some Drives it

  • Manish

    Just rooted my phone…
    July 2013!!! This works!! cheers :)

  • dave

    error – err_severity=”major”;err_class=”memory_class”;err_static=”hash_ver”;err_dynamic=”final data verification failed”;

    • Abhijeet

      Tick the ‘No final Verification’ box on flashtool..

  • Angelo

    Thank you very much, really helpful.

  • Syed imam

    bro i dont know what you guys are upto you have given instructions on the site seems very clear, because of your software (flashtool), my xperia neo v is now not even starting, i just tried to run the flash tool and it failed and wow the phone is now not booting
    below is the log file
    ——————————
    26/025/2013 06:25:38 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
    26/025/2013 06:25:38 – INFO – Flashtool Version 0.9.10.0 built on 2013-01-06 22:22:43
    26/025/2013 06:25:38 – INFO – You can drag and drop ftf files here to start flashing them
    26/025/2013 06:25:45 – INFO – Device connected with USB debugging on
    26/025/2013 06:25:45 – INFO – Connected device : MT11
    26/025/2013 06:25:45 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : N/A
    26/025/2013 06:25:45 – INFO – Android version : 2.3.4 / kernel version : 2.6.32.9-perf / Build number : 4.0.2.A.0.62
    26/026/2013 06:26:04 – INFO – Selected MT11i_4.1.A.0.562_Nordic_1253-1755.ftf
    26/026/2013 06:26:04 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    26/026/2013 06:26:04 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    26/026/2013 06:26:24 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/026/2013 06:26:41 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/026/2013 06:26:41 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    26/026/2013 06:26:41 – INFO – Reading device information
    26/026/2013 06:26:41 – INFO – Phone ready for flashmode operations.
    26/026/2013 06:26:41 – INFO – Current device : MT11i – BX902SAQBP – 1254-8478_R3D – 1253-8237_4.0.2.A.0.62 – WORLD-i_4.0.2.A.0.62
    26/026/2013 06:26:41 – INFO – Start Flashing
    26/026/2013 06:26:41 – INFO – Processing loader
    26/026/2013 06:26:41 – INFO – Checking header
    26/026/2013 06:26:41 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/026/2013 06:26:43 – INFO – Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f – Version : R4A066 / Bootloader status : ROOTABLE
    26/026/2013 06:26:43 – WARN – This file is ignored : simlock.ta
    26/026/2013 06:26:43 – INFO – Processing kernel.sin
    26/026/2013 06:26:43 – INFO – Checking header
    26/026/2013 06:26:43 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/026/2013 06:26:45 – INFO – Processing apps_log.sin
    26/026/2013 06:26:45 – INFO – Checking header
    26/026/2013 06:26:45 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/026/2013 06:26:46 – INFO – Processing userdata.sin
    26/026/2013 06:26:46 – INFO – Checking header
    26/026/2013 06:26:46 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/026/2013 06:26:54 – INFO – Ending flash session
    26/026/2013 06:26:54 – ERROR – ERR_SEVERITY="MAJOR";ERR_CLASS="MEMORY_CLASS";ERR_STATIC="HASH_VER";ERR_DYNAMIC="Final data verification failed";
    26/026/2013 06:26:54 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    26/026/2013 06:26:54 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/026/2013 06:26:55 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/026/2013 06:26:57 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/027/2013 06:27:30 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/029/2013 06:29:00 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/029/2013 06:29:41 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/030/2013 06:30:06 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/030/2013 06:30:47 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/031/2013 06:31:10 – INFO – Selected MT11i_4.1.A.0.562_Nordic_1253-1755.ftf
    26/031/2013 06:31:10 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    26/031/2013 06:31:10 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    26/031/2013 06:31:12 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/031/2013 06:31:12 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    26/031/2013 06:31:12 – INFO – Reading device information
    26/031/2013 06:31:12 – INFO – Phone ready for flashmode operations.
    26/031/2013 06:31:12 – INFO – Current device : MT11i – BX902SAQBP – 1254-8478_R3D – 1253-8237_4.0.2.A.0.62 – WORLD-i_4.0.2.A.0.62
    26/031/2013 06:31:12 – INFO – Start Flashing
    26/031/2013 06:31:12 – INFO – Processing loader
    26/031/2013 06:31:12 – INFO – Checking header
    26/031/2013 06:31:13 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/031/2013 06:31:14 – INFO – Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f – Version : R4A066 / Bootloader status : ROOTABLE
    26/031/2013 06:31:14 – WARN – This file is ignored : simlock.ta
    26/031/2013 06:31:14 – INFO – Processing kernel.sin
    26/031/2013 06:31:14 – INFO – Checking header
    26/031/2013 06:31:14 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/031/2013 06:31:17 – INFO – Processing apps_log.sin
    26/031/2013 06:31:17 – INFO – Checking header
    26/031/2013 06:31:17 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/031/2013 06:31:17 – INFO – Processing userdata.sin
    26/031/2013 06:31:17 – INFO – Checking header
    26/031/2013 06:31:17 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/031/2013 06:31:24 – INFO – Ending flash session
    26/031/2013 06:31:24 – ERROR – ERR_SEVERITY="MAJOR";ERR_CLASS="MEMORY_CLASS";ERR_STATIC="HASH_VER";ERR_DYNAMIC="Final data verification failed";
    26/031/2013 06:31:24 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    26/031/2013 06:31:24 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/031/2013 06:31:26 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/031/2013 06:31:27 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/032/2013 06:32:02 – INFO – Selected MT11i_4.1.A.0.562_Nordic_1253-1755.ftf
    26/032/2013 06:32:02 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    26/032/2013 06:32:02 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    26/032/2013 06:32:03 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    26/032/2013 06:32:03 – INFO – Reading device information
    26/032/2013 06:32:07 – INFO – Unable to read from phone after having opened it.
    26/032/2013 06:32:07 – INFO – trying to continue anyway
    26/032/2013 06:32:07 – INFO – Start Flashing
    26/032/2013 06:32:07 – INFO – Processing loader
    26/032/2013 06:32:07 – INFO – Checking header
    26/032/2013 06:32:07 – INFO – Ending flash session
    26/032/2013 06:32:07 – ERROR – Error in processHeader : 31 : A device attached to the system is not functioning.
    26/032/2013 06:32:07 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    26/032/2013 06:32:07 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/032/2013 06:32:07 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/033/2013 06:33:06 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/033/2013 06:33:10 – INFO – Selected MT11i_4.1.A.0.562_Nordic_1253-1755.ftf
    26/033/2013 06:33:10 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    26/033/2013 06:33:10 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    26/033/2013 06:33:10 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    26/033/2013 06:33:10 – INFO – Reading device information
    26/033/2013 06:33:11 – INFO – Phone ready for flashmode operations.
    26/033/2013 06:33:11 – INFO – Current device : MT11i – BX902SAQBP – 1254-8478_R3D – 1253-8237_4.0.2.A.0.62 – WORLD-i_4.0.2.A.0.62
    26/033/2013 06:33:11 – INFO – Start Flashing
    26/033/2013 06:33:11 – INFO – Processing loader
    26/033/2013 06:33:11 – INFO – Checking header
    26/033/2013 06:33:11 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/033/2013 06:33:12 – INFO – Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f – Version : R4A066 / Bootloader status : ROOTABLE
    26/033/2013 06:33:12 – WARN – This file is ignored : simlock.ta
    26/033/2013 06:33:12 – INFO – Processing kernel.sin
    26/033/2013 06:33:12 – INFO – Checking header
    26/033/2013 06:33:12 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/033/2013 06:33:15 – INFO – Processing apps_log.sin
    26/033/2013 06:33:15 – INFO – Checking header
    26/033/2013 06:33:15 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/033/2013 06:33:15 – INFO – Processing userdata.sin
    26/033/2013 06:33:15 – INFO – Checking header
    26/033/2013 06:33:15 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/033/2013 06:33:22 – INFO – Ending flash session
    26/033/2013 06:33:22 – ERROR – ERR_SEVERITY="MAJOR";ERR_CLASS="MEMORY_CLASS";ERR_STATIC="HASH_VER";ERR_DYNAMIC="Final data verification failed";
    26/033/2013 06:33:22 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    26/033/2013 06:33:22 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/033/2013 06:33:24 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/033/2013 06:33:25 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/034/2013 06:34:05 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/034/2013 06:34:30 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/035/2013 06:35:11 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/035/2013 06:35:36 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/036/2013 06:36:16 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/036/2013 06:36:42 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/037/2013 06:37:22 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/037/2013 06:37:48 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/038/2013 06:38:28 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/038/2013 06:38:54 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/039/2013 06:39:35 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/039/2013 06:39:59 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/040/2013 06:40:40 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/041/2013 06:41:05 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/041/2013 06:41:46 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/042/2013 06:42:11 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/042/2013 06:42:51 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/043/2013 06:43:17 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/043/2013 06:43:58 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/044/2013 06:44:23 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/045/2013 06:45:03 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/045/2013 06:45:29 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/045/2013 06:45:44 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/045/2013 06:45:52 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/046/2013 06:46:32 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/046/2013 06:46:58 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/047/2013 06:47:39 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/048/2013 06:48:04 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    help me out

  • kalid

    can u help me..my phone reboot many time but cant on until now..what can i do?

  • Abhilash

    Hi viraj! after flashing and while trying to root im getting a status saying “daemon started successfully” and nothing is happening after that!
    also i had forgotten to unlock bootloader before flashing!is there anyway i can unlock it now? my phone is just rebooting over and over again!

  • sanyam

    My phone is not switching on after the back key step…
    some thing failed during flash process please help…its showing a warning signal and phone…:(
    02/055/2013 11:55:11 – ERROR – ERR_SEVERITY=”MAJOR”;ERR_CLASS=”MEMORY_CLASS”;ERR_STATIC=”HASH_VER”;ERR_DYNAMIC=”Final data verification failed”;
    This message came in between before finishing…

  • Hameed

    help me to proceed those steps.i just confused while flashing and after all..HELP ME !!

  • Sunil

    Hi Viraj, iam using Xperia neo v running gingerbread, I want to install a custom Rom and I downloaded it. The problem is iam unable to root my phone, I tried doomlord method, superoneclick method, unlock root also but iam unable to root. The downloader is unlocked already by me using flashtool. so can you help me out to root my phone. The doomlords method showing the error of read only system and files cannot be copied. please help me. Thanks in advance. Mail: Sunilchiliveri@gmail.com.

    • Viraj SK

      Have you tried with this method?

  • sibi

    my camera does not works?
    what to do?

  • Rakesh

    Hi,Viraj

    ADb driver out of date..killing this message prompt
    and you can use give link for ADB driver,I used it and installed driver but same problem arise ..
    Pls give me solution

  • jay

    Sir i had one problem i saw some problem in flashtool

    14/052/2013 20:52:17 – INFO – Checking header
    14/052/2013 20:52:17 – INFO – Flashing data
    14/052/2013 20:52:19 – INFO – Ending flash session
    14/052/2013 20:52:19 – ERROR – ERR_SEVERITY=”MAJOR”;ERR_CLASS=”MEMORY_CLASS”;ERR_STATIC=”HASH_VER”;ERR_DYNAMIC=”Final data verification failed”;
    14/052/2013 20:52:19 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    14/052/2013 20:52:20 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    14/052/2013 20:52:21 – INFO – Device disconnected
    14/052/2013 20:52:22 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode

    PLEASES HELP ME

    • ixbidie

      same prob here. any solutions? :/

  • Rakesh Saini

    Dear Viraj,

    i complited above mathod, Now can you instructed me that how can i install jelly bean in my xperia neo v now?

    please guide

  • Abhinav

    Hi Vijay,

    Under the section Step 2 : Root Xperia Neo V

    “Rooting Package For Xperia Neo V.” link does not open any download. Please give some alternate link.

    Thanks

    • Viraj SK

      Link fixed. Thanks for notifying.

      And by the way, it’s Viraj not Vijay ;)

      • Jeet

        the downloaded ftf file flashed my device back to ICS 4.0.4 Firmware. (though it took me out of bootloop)please, recheck the download link http://goo.gl/goiRp

  • Patricia

    I need your help. My Neo V is already rooted, but when I updated the system to 4.1.B.0.567 it crashed. It couldn’t access the apps in the second partition and so the Superuser. I flashed it again and it started working.

    The screen shows that this updated is still available. But in the setup section, it shows it’s already running the .567 version.

    I don’t know what’s happening I really want to updated it, since my phone is slower and has a stranger behavior sometimes.

    Can you tell me what to do (I’m not a experienced user).
    Thanks.

  • ryan

    Hey Viraj,

    I was wondering what do you mean by this step:

    Now Again Flash Kernel From
    ICS 4.0.4 Firmware By Following The Method Given Above (Step 1).

    Where have you provided the link to ICS 4.0.4? did you mean ICS 4.0.3 ?

    • Viraj SK

      The link is provided in first paragraph…

  • dion

    Xperia Neo MT11i, Version 4.0.4, Build 4.1.B.O.587,
    how can i root my phone?what are the file to be downloaded, and plz with the proper instrustion on how to root….thank you very much

  • Hariharan Gopal

    Im not able to download the Rooting Package For Xperia Neo V.

  • jack

    i can’t download Rooting Package For Xperia Neo V. and also the ADB

    help…

  • kshitij jain

    how we will go further if sony logo doesnot disappear??

  • badri

    hey viraj..
    everything done..
    everything is awesome..
    but i wanna install custom ROM.. can u help me with it??

    • sarad

      buddy how you downloaded rooting package

  • krish

    how to solve my xperia mt11i os problem how to solve??
    please help?

  • CuriousBoy

    sir i flashed Version 4.1.A.0.562 but still after rebooting in the ‘About Phone’ section it shows me Build 4.1.B.0.562.
    Should I proceed to the rooting process anyways?
    If not should I try flashing the kernel again?

    • CuriousBoy

      a small correction from above comment..
      my phone shows 4.1.B.0.587.
      what should be done?
      thank you.

    • Viraj SK

      You can try. Still, if it doesn’t change then you should not proceed with the rooting procedure (as there are less chances of getting your phone rooted. You can try though)..

      • CuriousBoy

        but sir i got a system update from sony saying 4.1.B.0.587 is available. This means currently my phone isnt running on build 4.1.B.0.587 ,though it is showing so.
        it wont get bricked if i try rooting right?
        thank you fr d help :)

        • Viraj SK

          No, it won’t get brick..

        • CuriousBoy

          it got rooted !!
          thank you sir.

          d simplicity and language of your article is jus amazing!
          thanx for the help.

        • Viraj SK

          You’re welcome..

      • Atharv Mishra

        Hey viraj.
        I got my sony ericsson stuck in safe mode.
        Its on 4.0.4
        I need some help.
        Can you add me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/atharv7
        or Skype: smokenapple
        I seriously need your help bro :(
        Regards,
        Atharv

        • Viraj SK

          Did you try to flash the Official firmware again?

  • CuriousBoy

    Sir i am rooting my xperia neo V running 4.0.4 and build 4.1.B.0.587.
    i am getting problem in unlocking my bootloader. will this method work for a locked bootloader?
    if not please help me with unlocking of the same.

  • Siyad

    I have Kernel “MT11i_4.1.B.0.587_Customized India SI-1254-8966 (by Samak46):Can i follow these steps to root the xperia neo v ??

    • Viraj SK

      Umm, may be it will work..

  • Andy

    I have Android 4.0.4. I am not able to connect phone for usb debugging of an application developed using eclipse.

    Can you help me with it??

  • Fahmi

    viraj, can I know.. if I skip step 1 and straight step 2 what happen?

    • Viraj SK

      You’ll not be able to root your phone, as root is only achievable on ICS 4.0.3 kernel..

  • rishabh

    how do i extract 4.0.4? as u mentioned!!

    • Viraj SK

      I meant to say extract MT11i_4.1.A.0.562_Nordic_1253- 1755.rar file (which you’ve downloaded from 4shared)

  • Danny

    hello…can the same procedure be followed for build no 4.1.B.0.587??

  • rovin rajan

    Hi i have unlocked my bootloader and also rooted my Neo V, but while installing a custom ROM i forgot to update the patch in CWM and i rebooted. Now my phone get stuck at the sony Logo and doesnt go beyond it. Also my PC wont detect my phone…..Pls help..

    Thanks

    • Viraj SK

      Are you able to boot into recovery?

  • Jungleebakra

    HI I followed the step, But during the flashing it one step was missed(as shown in the log of flashtool. 
    now my phone is bricked, dont know what to do?
    If possible help…..

  • Sadewa27

    when step 1 done,, my device just display “SONY” ??????

  • Itsmebvek

    I tried’t to update to 4.1 on Sony Xperia Neo V  but while updating it was aborted after then it only display sony …..

  • Anand B gowda

    thank u boss is working

  • Yoann

    Hi, I own a Xperia Mt11i with ICS 4.0.4.

    When I started flashboot, it writes “error: processHeader 2..

    what does it mean?

    i’am french, so don’t care ’bout my English…

  • Viraj SK

    After upgrading to ICS 4.0,4 firmware, it won’t keep your device rooted. You’ve to follow the whole procedure again for the same..

  • ryan

    hey viraj adb server outta date…killing……watto du?

    • Viraj SK

      I’ve already provided the solution in the comments, please check..

      • mitul

        i want to change ma os of sony xperia frn 2.3.4 to 4.0.3 so can u help me out plzzz

  • Eng Han Goh

    Can someone please help post Flashtool to 4shared and give me the link? My internet seems to keep blocking the download site. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ankushsingee Ankush Singhee

    Hey Viraj
    I have got Neo V and i wanna root…. :)
    I dont understand whats the Unlocked Bootloader.
    I do understand all of your steps,but the Unlocked Bootloader confuses me..
    Thanks for your help :)

  • aditya chaturvedi

    thank you very much.
    but i wanted to ask you if it would be fine if i dont flash bach the kernel from 4.0.4

  • vineesh

    in the run .bat prompt it keeps showing adb server out of date killing adb server didnot ack .failed to start demon error..i did install adb drivers as u mentioned..wat to do nw?

  • aditya chaturvedi

    the link which you gave for downloading ics4.0.3 firmware is broken.
    please help coz i really wanna root my phone

  • soztir

    i did exactly as you say. Everything seemed to be fine. I did all that, my phone restarted and had the factory settings, i thought that my pnone was rooted but when i installed a root checker says that my phone is not rooted. Also if i install a rooted software it says the same thing. Can you help me?

  • Neelay

    please help me…
    i m unable to root..i did the step 1 correctly..
    rooting is stuck at daemon started successfully…

    thanks :)

  • Neelay

    i m not able to root the phone…i did the step one correctly…
    but ..the rooting is stuck on daemon started successfully..!
    please help!

  • Rifas ahamed

    Plz help me with this bro.. In the step1 u hav mentioned abt downloading ” ICS 4.0.3 firmware “. But in the description u hav mentioned that we hav to extract ” ICS 4.0.4 firmware “.. Plz give a small review of this.

    • http://www.androidlegend.com Viraj

      You have to flash ICS 4.0.3 kernel to root ICS 4.0.4 (you can’t root ICS 4.0.4 directly with its own kernel) & after rooting you can switch back to ICS 4.0.4 kernel as mentioned above.

      • http://www.facebook.com/manjunath.savadatti Manjunath Savadatti

        rooted neo v 4.0.4……….but wifi not working……can you please let me know how to unroot the same.

  • Nijar

    plz help me i am trying a lot to root my xperia neo v i have failed….will u plz give me complete video tutorial on it……

  • http://www.facebook.com/docrizwan Rizwan Ansari

    hey there i own a SE Xperia Neo V MT11i with ICS 4.0.4 firmware.. i’ve tried the above method several time but each time at the last step of running the “runme” batch file the script constantly display this message ” adb server is out of date. killing…”

    plz help me out.. it will b a gr8 favour

    • Viraj SK

      Try installing latest ADB drivers From here : http://goo.gl/7b44t

      • http://www.facebook.com/docrizwan Rizwan Ansari

        how and where to copy the files u provided in ur reply

      • http://www.facebook.com/docrizwan Rizwan Ansari

        same story bro…can u plz also tell , how to install the latest adb drivers which u gave me….thanx

      • http://www.facebook.com/docrizwan Rizwan Ansari

        and one more thing my phone doesnot reboot by itself on completing the flashing.. i’ve to do it manually… is it normal or abnormal

        • Viraj SK

          Sometimes it has to be done manually..

  • http://www.facebook.com/docrizwan Rizwan Ansari

    hey there first of all thanx …ur article was very easy to follow… i’ve done every step correctly but at final stage when we have to run the “runme” .bat file the script keeps on displaying “adb database is outdated’…. plz help me out  

  • Harshana

    When I’m flashing it stuck in a place so i just disconnected it and it doesn’t turn on…what should I do??..plzzz help

    • Viraj

      Reconnect It To PC & Do The Steps Again..

      • Harshana

        I did it several times and it stuck at 1%…not going beyond Flasing kernel.sin..

  • vishnu

    i have strange problem with my neo v i.e when i am open the lock pattern then it will take to open after 2 or 3 attempts and my touch is simply superb but only when the phone is lock then it will take 2 or 3 times to open like this

    plss can you reply wht’s this problem so many people having this problem and my phone is from USA so i have no manufacture warranty so is this software problem or hardware problem???

    thanks in advance i am waiting for ur reply this is my mai vishnugga@gmail.com plss repy must >>

    • Viraj

      Hi Vishnu,
      I Have Heard This Problem Before & Its A Hardware Problem From Sony.Its Very Sad That You Don’t Have Warranty but If You Want To Repair Your Device You Must Have To Change Touchpad Sensors…

      • vishnu

        thanks

        but my touch is simply superb when i am using pattern then only this will occur what’s this nonsense with sony i bought this one month back now i an having this problem… wht should i do now ??? u know how much cost for repair ???

        • Viraj

          I Don’t Know How Much It Will Cost But You Should Get Your Phone Repaired From Authorized Sony Center.

  • vishnu

    hii thank u for ur help