The Sony Xperia L has been available now for more than three months now and for those waiting for a rooting solution for this mid-range device featuring a 1GHz dual-core processor and a 4.3 inch display, stop waiting as it is here. The procedure itself is pretty easy and you should be off to installing root-only apps in no time! Read on then if you want to root your Xperia L.
I. Before You Begin
1. This procedure works on any Sony Xperia L with a locked bootloader and running 15.0.А.2.17 firmware; do not try this on any other device or firmware as you may end up bricking your device.
2. Back up everything you feel is important before you start.
3. Charge your device to 75% or more before you begin.
II. Necessary Downloads
1. Xperia_L_ROOT_15.0._.2.17_2.zip [Link available in this post]
2. remountrebootfix.rar [Link available in this post]
III. Rooting the Sony Xperia L
1. Enable USB Debugging on your device. You can do this by heading to Settings > Development Options > USB Debugging and checking the tickbox next to it.
2. Enable installation of non-market applications. To do this, go to Settings > Security and check the Unknown Sources tickbox.
3. Connect your device to your Windows PC using a compatible microUSB cable.
5. Extract the Xperia_L_ROOT_15.0._.2.17_2.zip file that you downloaded above to a folder on your desktop.
6. From the extracted folder, double-click on run.bat to run the rooting tool.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions and wait for the process to be complete.
At this point, you should have partial root. Open up your app drawer and check to see if you have the Superuser or SuperSu app installed.
8. Extract remountrebootfix.rar to a folder on your desktop.
9. From the extracted folder, double-click on supersu.bat if you have the SuperSu app or superuser.bat if you have the Superuser app installed. Confirm root access on your device when prompted.
10. Reboot your device.
Once you reboot, your Sony Xperia L should be completely rooted!
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