How To Easily Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V ( Complete Tutorial Guide )


08.02.2012

How To Easily Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V ( Complete Tutorial Guide )

If your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V is running on the the latest Android 4.0.2.A.0.62 firmware then it means that you can easily root it, procedure that will eventually allow you to install a custom ROM and, in order to do it correctly then you need to follow all the instructions listed in this post. Using the steps listed here are destined only for those that own a device that isn’t network locked, so if your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V is carrier unlocked then you can continue reading all the info posted here.

Please note that if you continue with the rooting process then your smartphone’s warrant will be void and in order to restore it back you need to install the stock firmware. Also, make sure that before you get to the first step you will create a backup of all the data currently stored on your device such as text messages, phone contacts, call logs, music, videos, pictures, files, internet and mms settings can be saved by going to Applications, then go to settings > wireless and network > mobile networks and then open ‘Access Point Names’.

Make sure that the battery level is over 75% so that it won’t discharge before completing the rooting of your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V smartphone. It is recommended that you remove all the antivirus applications that are currently installed on your device because those might interfere with the rooting actions.

If you think that all you’ve met all the requirements then you are free to start rooting your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V. Follow the steps below:

  1. Download the Android SDK and save it on your PC desktop. Make sure to rename the folder to ‘androidsdk’.

  2. After the download is complete, continue by installing it and then you need to install ‘fastboot‘ also.

  3. You need the Xperia USB driver to be installed on your smartphone.

  4. Copy ¬†all the files listed in the ‘fastboot’ folder and paste them in the ‘androidsdk/tools’ folder.

  5. Now you need to download Recovery Image into the ‘androidsdk/tools’ folder.

  6. Place the root files in the SD Card. Download it by clicking this link. Now you can turn off the device.

  7. Turn it back on and enter fastboot mode by pressing ‘Menu’ button and connecting the USB cable to your PC.

  8. Now click the ‘start’ button on your computer and type ‘cmd’ to launch command prompt.

  9. In the command prompt you need to enter the following lines, make sure to press Enter after each line:

    • cd/

    • cd/androidsdk/tools

    • fastboot devices (you must see the SN of your device)

    • fastboot boot recoveryNeo.img

    • fastboot reboot

  10. When you have completed entering all these lines, your Xperia Neo V device boots in recovery mode.

  11. When in recovery mode, select ‘install zip from sdcard’ and then select ‘rootxperia.zip’ and press the power button to start.

  12. Now, press ‘back’ and chose the option that says ‘ reboot system now’. After this, the Xperia Neo V rooting process was completed successfully.

I think that these were all the steps that you had to follow and now you are free to use your bran new rooted Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V device. In case you have trouble and you can’t complete any of the steps above, then feel free to post your questions in the comments field. Note that, Geeksailor cannot be held responsible for any potential damage done to your device during the rooting process, so, make sure that you’re and advanced user and that you know what you’re doing before beginning to apply any of the steps listed above.

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