Rooting Sony Xperia™ Acro S Without Unlock Bootloader

Preparation

  • Download and extract Rootingkit1.0.2.rar
  • Download and install Flashtool
  • Download SO-03D_6.0.A.5.12_Docomo.ftf
  • Download LT26w_6.1.A.1.58 (4.0.4)_Taiwan_Sony.ftf

Root Xperia Acro S without unlock bootloader

  1. Go to Settings > Security, check Unknow Sources
  2. Go to settings > Developer Options, check USB Debugging
  3. Go to Settings > Developer Options, Check Stay Awake
  4. Go to Settings > Sleep, set to 30 minutes
  5. Copy SO-03D_6.0.A.5.12_Docomo.ftf and LT26w_6.1.A.1.58 (4.0.4)_Taiwan_Sony.ftf to Flashtool\firmwares\
  6. Run Flashtool
  7. At menu, Click Flash than select Flashmode
  8. Choose SO-03D_6.0.A.5.12_Docomo firmware
  9. Check all option in Wipe coloum and uncheck mark
  10. Turn off Acro S
  11. Using USB cable, Hold Volume[-] button and connect the device to PC/Laptop, make sure that LED light is green (flashmode)
  12. Wait until process done, the device will restart
  13. Remove the device from PC/laptop
  14. Close Flashtool
  15. The language setting in device will change to Japannese, change to Englise (or your language if available), and make sure USB debugging still checked.
  16. Open Rootingkit1.0.2 extract folder
  17. Run Step 1.bat
  18. Run Flashtool
  19. Click Flash button and select Flashmode
  20. Choose LT26w_6.1.A.1.58 (4.0.4)_Taiwan_Sony firmware
  21. Uncheck all option in Wipe section, check only “No FInal Verification
  22. Turn off the device
  23. Hold Volume[-] button and connect the device to PC/Laptop, make sure that LED light is green (flashmode)
  24. Wait until process done, the device will restart
  25. Close Flashtool
  26. Turn on Xperia Acro S
  27. Open Rootingkit1.0.2 extract folder
  28. Run Step 2.bat, your device will restart few times in process.
  29. Done, your device is rooted!
  30. Go to GooglePlay to download SuperUser and Busybox.

note:

  • If after flashing your device is stuck (doesn`t restart), remove the device from PC/laptop and do Force Restart (Press and Hold Power + Volume[+] button)
  • For check bootloader status, dial *#*#7378423#*#*, then go to service info > configuration
  • If an update notification appear (to 6.1.A.2.45), you can update it from device without losing your root

Do With Your own Risk

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