How to Root the Sony Xperia T

Although the Sony Xperia T doesn’t run the latest version of Android, it surely catches-up eyes with its sleek design and a smoother user-interface and not to forget the promise for Jelly Bean update that will soon be rolled-out by the manufacturer. Like its other variants, Xperia T comprises of a great hardware set that includes a 1GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz processor, fast enough to run your favorite resource-intensive games. Since the phone runs Android, you can root it to get access to the apps, called root-only apps, that aren’t available for the devices that have no root access. Rooting the Xperia T is as easy as making a few clicks and it’s done, here’s how you can root your Xperia T smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of your device. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting the device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

2. This works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (Download link’s given in the first post)

III. Rooting the Sony Xperia T:

1. Place the Root Package archive on the Desktop of your PC.

2. Extract files from the archive to your Desktop.

3. Enable the USB debugging option on your device by going to Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

4. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

5. Double-click on the RunMe.bat file to launch the root utility.

6. It’ll ask you to choose the mode, select Normal mode.

7. Select Root option in the tool.

8. Follow the on-screen instructions.

9. And you should be rooted now!

Awesome! Your device has been successfully rooted and is now capable to be loaded with root-only apps and a custom recovery. Feel the freedom you just got!

IV. Flash a Custom Recovery Image (Optional):

1. If you would like to flash a custom recovery image in order to flash custom ROMs, head to the How To Flash a Custom Recovery Image on the Sony Xperia T to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

For all the devices we have rooting procedures for, head here.


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  • Orzlar

    Jellybean is already out.

    Its on my xperia T (UK) O2.

    • http://twitter.com/solsunftm David

      o2 told me it wasnt available

    • zoey

      does this rooting work on xperia T running on jellybean?

      • Alex

        Work with Jelly Bean 4.1.2, must choose step 3: New Xperia Root

  • nick bob

    I keep getting this errorError type 3

    Error: Activity class {com.sonyericsson.vendor.backupres

    ndor.backuprestore.ui.BackupActivity} does not exist.

    • Extraser

      Same for me

  • Adrian

    I am having the same problem as nick bob. I get the same error… HELP!

  • Alex

    Work on my Sony Xperia T (TL30P)…On Jelly Bean 4.1.2 must choose step 3: New Xperia Root

    • Mahesh Makvana

      That’s great Alex! We’re glad we could help you!!

      • ravuth

        i would like to thx u much….

        • Mahesh Makvana

          You’re most welcome!

    • Faiq

      Thank You, your instruction is working on my Xperia T with 4.1.2 firmware

      • http://www.techlisten.com Mahesh Makvana

        That’s great! Glad we could help you!

  • Alex

    Thank’s ! Have fun…

  • Terrifying

    Nothing happens when I click restore.

  • Flipster112

    I tried mode 3 on my Xperia T with JB.
    The only thing it does is start Daemon.
    * daemon startet successfully *

    It stops there

    What should i do..!?

  • David

    my xperia t is 4.1.2 jb but im looking 2 root it, do i have to unlock bootloader b4 i follow these steps. thank you for any help.

  • Dawid

    I cant download the program on my pc!

    • http://www.techlisten.com Mahesh Makvana

      What issues are you having downloading the program?

  • henry

    my sony xperia is running 4.3 now and nothing happens when i select any options, help!