Sony Xperia S is an average Android smartphone, which comes with a 4.3 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display powered by 1.5 GHz Dual-core processor, along with a 1 GB RAM and it runs on Android V2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. If you own this smartphone and looking for a way to gain root permissions, well then you are on the right page. Here, I have given a step by step tutorial to root Sony Xperia S without using a computer.
By rooting your Sony Android smartphone, you will be able to uninstall the pre-installed apps which are just occupying the unwanted space on your device. Also, by rooting, you will be able to install custom-built applications (which only supports devices with root privileges). You can also upgrade the Android firmware version in your device by installing custom ROM firmware and do a lot more things.
WARNING: Rooting your Sony smartphone will void its warranty, and you won’t be able to claim it unless you unroot your Android smartphone. So, think well about it before rooting your device.
Step 1: The first task to do before rooting your smartphone is to take a complete backup of personal data like contacts, music, pictures, etc. Although the rooting procedure I have given here is not a data-loss process, to be on the safer side take a backup using an appropriate app.
Step 2: Make sure that your smartphone has at least 50-60% battery backup in it before getting started with the rooting procedure. Also, make sure that you uninstall or deactivate antivirus applications in your smartphone as they tend to disrupt the rooting process.
Step 3: Now, enable “Unknown Sources” in your device by following this path: Settings -> Security -> Device Administration -> Unknown Sources. Without enabling this option, you won’t be able to install apps from other sources apart from Google Play Store.
Once you have finished all these prerequisites, you can move forward with the rooting tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Root Sony Xperia S Without Computer:
Step 1: To get started, download Framaroot and install it in your device. Once the app is installed, launch it in your smartphone.
Step 2: Next, under the “Select an action to execute after root“, choose “Install Superuser“. Once done, click on “Gandalf” under the list of exploits.
Step 3: Framaroot will take one or two minutes to root your device once it does, you will get a success message stating Superuser and SU binary installed in your device. It will also ask you to reboot your smartphone.
Step 4: reboot your smartphone to finish the rooting procedure.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Sony Xperia S Android smartphone without using a PC or Laptop computer. To confirm the root privileges in your smartphone, use the Root Checker for Android app from Google Play Store.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than Sony Xperia S and would like to get rooting tutorials for the same, kindly visit our Rooting Tutorials page.
If you encounter any issues while following the rooting procedure given here, do let me know via comments.