Sony Xperia C3 is a good quality Android smartphone, which comes with 5.5 inch IPS LCD touchscreen display powered by 1.2 GHz cortex A7 processor, and it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating which is upgradable to Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. If you are using this device and want to root it, then you are on the right page. Here, I have given a step by step tutorial to root Sony Xperia C3 D2533 smartphone.
By following the tutorial given below, you will be able to root all variants of Sony Xperia C3 (D2533) easily without using a PC at all. Once you have gained root privileges in your device, you will be able to install custom ROM firmware, remove pre-installed apps, and do a lot more things.
WARNING: Rooting your Sony smartphone will void its warranty. Also, if you don’t follow the steps given here properly, there is a chance that your device might get bricked and if that happens, do not hold me liable. Proceed at your OWN risk.
Step 1: Before getting started with the rooting procedure of your Sony smartphone, take a complete backup of personal data using Sony PC companion. When you have a backup, you don’t have to worry about your device getting crashed during the rooting process as you it restores your data.
Step 2: Next, you will need to enable USB debugging mode in your smartphone. For that, enable Developer options by following this path: Settings -> About Phone (tap on it for several times to enable Developer options). Once enabled, you can enable USB debugging by following this path: Settings -> Developer options -> USB Debugging (tap on it to enable this option).
Step 3: Now, enable “Installation from Unknown sources” by following this path: Settings -> Security -> Device Administration -> Unknown Sources (tap on the box next to it, to enable this option).
Step 4: Make sure that you have deactivated or uninstalled antivirus programs and apps in your computer and your device respectively as they tend to disrupt the rooting procedure.
Once you have finished all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Root Sony Xperia C3 D2533:
Step 1: To get started, download KingRoot apk to your device. While downloading, you might get some error messages stating that the KingRoot apk might harm your device. Just ignore it and download the file to your device.
Step 2: Once downloaded, install KingRoot in your device.
Step 3: Once installed, open up the app in your device. Since you haven’t rooted your device, you will get the message “Root Access Is Unavailable“. Now, click on “Start Root” to begin the rooting procedure.
Step 4: Now, KingRoot will show the message “Rooting. Plz, don’t worry if your device reboot“.
Step 5: Once the rooting process gets finished, you will get the message “Root Successfully“.
Step 6: That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Sony Xperia C3 D2533 device without PC. Now, let’s find out how to replace KingUser with SuperSU. For that, first download and install BusyBox from Google Play Store. Once installed, open up the app and install Busybox on your smartphone. Once the process is finished, you can close the app.
Step 7: Now, download Terminal Emulator for Android from the Google Play store and install it in your device. Once done, download Replace Kinguser with SuperSU zip package and extract it to your device. After extracting, make sure that the extracted “mrw” is in the internal memory of your device.
Step 8: Once everything is in place, open the Terminal Emulator for Android and enter the following commands one by one:
su (it will ask for root permission, grant it)
Step 9: Once the Terminal Emulator for Android app finishes running the above commands, SuperSU will be successfully installed in your device. Now, open it up and follow the onscreen instructions to update the binary and remove KingUser from your device.
Step 10: Finally, open up Root Explorer and follow this path: Root -> Data -> App to see “eu.chainfire.supersu-1 route” folder. Now, move this folder to: Root -> System -> App. Once done, restart your device and the rooting will be permanent.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Sony Xperia C3 D2533 and replaced KingUser with SuperSU. Now to confirm root privileges in your device, use the Root Checker app from Google Play Store.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than Sony Xperia C3 D2533 and would like to get rooting tutorials for the same, kindly visit our Rooting Tutorials page.
Also, if you face any challenges while following this rooting tutorial, do let me know via comments.
Tim Vance says
Thanks for sharing this method on rooting Root Sony Xperia C3. I want to ask if this method supports Sony Xperia M4 i have check to this rooting process but this not success. Is it only support that model?
I don’t think that this method will work on Xperia M4. I will post a separate tutorial for your device shortly.
u hi i have a bit of a proble in teminal for android it says root.sh not found but i extracted the folder in internal storage pls help
How can i root C3 Dual 2502 Easy and Safe way please!!
I will provide a working rooting tutorial for your device shortly.
I don’t quite understand the Terminal Emulator part. Do you hv a screenshot of what the command on the screen altogether should look like?
Jackson Johnny says
Successfully Rooted my xperia C3
why it takes too long to boot? what should i do? 🙁
Will this unlock my bootloader?
My phone is bootlooping because SuperSU told me to reboot. Now I can’t use it.
Thats what happen to my phon too after I installed the SuperSU. The SuperSU is not supported by the latest Android 5.1.1 on Xperia C3.
(HELP) How can I install recoveries such as CWM & TWRP for my Sony Xperia C3 D2533 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Build 19.4.A.0.182? Please help… you can send me reply here or to my email at [email protected]
My device is bootlooping too! It just stuck on the android logo and reboot. This is what happen on my Xperia C3 D2533 running on 5.1.1 Lollipop Build 19.4.A.0.182. FIX THIS IF YOU WANT US TO SHARE!
Is this method compatible to xperia c2 d2533 running on lollipop 5.1.1 build 19.4.A.0.182?
how long does the phone take to reboot? iam afraid it takes long
hello Mr sathish says.I have tried to root my fone sony Xperia C3 by the steps you gave us but now my start and restart again witout finish to start!even when i put on my Pc it doesn’t recognise i!so what can do?Plz help me!if possible inbox me at [email protected]
Hello can I ask why did it said root.sh can’t found even I already extract to internal memory?
chonddi Rajbongsi says
My phone name is sony xperia c3 dual.
When I open kingroot, orange circle in security index coming.root options no come how to root my phone?
Thanks for the guide given . Does that work for C3 Dual D2502 ? Prompt reply is appreciated .
is there any custom rom available for C3 Dual D2502
I am not aware of any custom ROM for C3 Dual D2502!
It’s working 100%?
It working 100%,thank you
Hi.. I’ve key in the sh command but it say “Not Found”..
I’ve already checked that the mrw already in the internal storage..but got the same problem.. Please help me..
If any problem how can I back???