It was difficult to achieve root on Xperia phones running stock ICS firmwares. But now there is a way out. A simple rooting tool is available for Sony Xperia S, SL, Acros S and ION. The interesting thing about this tool is that it can even root phones with locked bootloader (of course it roots unlocked bootloaders too). Thanks to Chinese developer eroot for bringing out this awesome rooting tool. Currently it is tested on below mentioned phones but I’ve tried it on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 & it works on it as well. So there is probability that it will work on other devices too. But I am not sure about it.
Anyways, move on further & follow these simple steps to root your Xperia Smartphone (which was never possible before, so easily)…
Disclaimer: The Procedure described in this article are risky & can cause damage to your device. You should not try to attempt this if you are not aware of these things. Please follow this guide completely at your own risk. If any damage happened to your device while following this tutorial, we should not be held responsible for it.
The following guide is tested & works on these devices: Xperia S / SL / Acro S / ION. It may or may not work on other devices. It is currently tested these firmwares: 6.1.A.2.55, 6.1.A.2.50, 6.1.A.2.45. It should work on other ICS firmwares too.
Charge your device at least up to 60% battery level.
USB debugging must be enabled in your device. To do so, use this path
Settings –> Developer options –> USB debugging
Enable “Unknown Sources” option in your phone.
Note: This method works on both locked & unlocked bootloaders. So, bootloader isn’t a problem now.
Procedure to Root Sony Xperia S LT26i on Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware:
Download Appropriate drivers for your Sony Xperia device from the link mentioned below (required for debugging):