How to Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Running Android 4.0.4

With the Xperia Ray recently getting updated to Android 4.0.4 ICS, it’s now time to look for a root solution again.  This guide below will put an end to your search and at the end of the procedure, your device should be rooted and running ClockworkMod Recovery, ready for flashing any custom ROM that you like.

I.  Before You Begin

This procedure works only the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray running Ice-Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.  This will not work with any other Ray running other versions of Android.

II.  Necessary Downloads

1. [Download link available in the first post of this thread]

2.  x-Parts CWM Installer.

III.  Rooting the Xperia Ray

1.  Turn on USB Debugging on your device.  To do this, go to Settings > Developer Options and then tick the USB Debugging checkbox.

2.  Enable installation of apps from unknown sources.  You can do this by heading to Settings > Security and ticking the Unknown Sources checkbox.

3.  Connect your device to your PC.

4.  Extract to a folder on your desktop.

5.  From the extracted folder, double-click RunMe.bat to begin the rooting process.

Your device should be rooted after the phone reboots a couple of times.

III.  Installing ClockworkMod Recovery

1.  Install x-Parts from Google Play.

2.  After installation, open the app and select the Installs tab.

3.  Select Install CWM and follow on-screen instructions.

All credit goes to jjdoctor and Flyig on XDA for bringing us this simple method to root the Ray!!  Be sure to thank them or donate by clicking on their names!!

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.

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