Root and Install Recovery on Sony Xperia T

Posted on 30 September 2012

Exciting news just coming to us since today you can root and install recovery on Sony Xperia T. The Xperia T is just releasing by Sony Mobile with Android 4.04 ICS as pre-install, dual-core 1.5 Ghz Krait, and 13 megapixels of camera that make Xperia T as one of recommended Android smartphones. So, it is great news when a new device like Xperia T is rooted that you can enjoy your phone without limitation.

In addition to gain root privileges from your phone, install a custom recovery also becomes a necessity because a lot of usability, like backing up the original ROM. Also the custom recovery give us more advantages such as installing custom ROM which gives many advantages compare to default ROM but of course require a lot of tester to achieve a custom ROMs are ideal for use in everyday life.

Root and Recovery for the Sony Xperia T

To root and install custom recovery to Xperia T is remembering me with Xperia X10. The methods involve unlocking the device’s bootloader and installing an insecure kernel, which release by one of xda member forum to get users rooted. The insecure kernel provides many features including Autoroot, Busybox, Init.d support, Insecure, debuggable, and ClockWorkMod recovery.

Before you install the kernel, you need the Android SDK. Afterward you must download the insecure kernel from download link or the kernel with CWM, than place it in the same folder with ADB and Fastboot. Connect your phone in fastboot mode. Use terminal or Command Prompt to flash it by typing following command fastboot flash boot insecure.elf or fastboot flash boot recovery.elf

The kernel will boot-up, but if you experience the kernel doesn’t boot-up, please follow following instructions. Reset your phone while plugged in to PC, after you feel the vibration press Volume UP to enter Fastboot. Download the stock kernel from download link, than put it on the same directory as fastboot and ADB files. Afterward, flash back to stock kernel using following command: fastboot flash boot kernel.sin

Well, why we do not use the tools provided by Sony for Xperia T?, As for now, Xperia T is not support yet by the tool. The Unlock Bootloader tool from Sony only is possible for certain releases of the following phone models.

- Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ PLAY
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ arc
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ arc S
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ neo
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ neo V
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ pro
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ mini
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ mini pro
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ ray
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ active
- Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman ™
- Sony Xperia™ S
- Sony Xperia™ P
- Sony Xperia™ go
- Sony Xperia™ U
- Sony Xperia™ sola
- Sony Xperia™ acro S

Referring to the Xperia phones model above, shown if Xperia T for now exclude from the list. We hope that Sony will add Xperia T in future as their support and service for Xperia’s users. However, for now, if you would like to enjoy your freedom with Xperia T, let’s follow the root and install custom recovery instruction above.

Nevertheless, we always recommend our readers to look closer to the Android development page for Xperia T page to get the latest updated information how to root and install recovery on Sony Xperia T.