Root Sony Xperia Neo/Pro without unlock bootloader(firmware 4.0.2.a.62)

Unfortunenately zergrush v4 cannot root Sony xperia Neo that already using firmware 4.0.2.a.62. Another way to root Xperia Neo is using xperiaroot through recovery mode.


  • Installed Android SDK
  • Download
  • Download
  • Download and extract fastboot_with_Android_USB_file.rar

Root Xperia Neo

  1. Go to fastboot_with_Android_USB_file extract folder and copy all files inside those folder to android-sdk/tools
  2. Place recoveryNeo.img to android-sdk/tools
  3. Connect xperia to PC/laptop
  4. Copy to SD card.
  5. Turn your phone off.
  6. Remove the device from PC/laptop
  7. Now we need to boot in fastboot mode, while press the Menu Key connect the Xperia Neo to PC/laptop
  8. On windows, launch a command prompt (start > run, type: cmd).
  9. Change the working path to tools folder inside android SDK

    cd c:\android-sdk\tools

  10. Detect the device

    fastboot devices

    if your device is undetected, re do step 7

  11. Do reboot

    fastboot boot recoveryNeo.img
    fastboot reboot

  12. Wait until the device is reboot and boot in recovery mode
  13. Choose install zip from SDcard
  14. Select
  15. Wait for the installation complete
  16. Reboot
  17. Done


  • an alternative to boot in fastboot are using Xperia reboot, this will help you to entering fastboot menu without press anykey/button. Xperia reboot is unavailable in market, it was develop by xda member.
  • Use root checker if you not sure that your device is already root.

Do With Your Own Risk

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