Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a much hyped phone in the press before it’s release, and we have also reported about it a couple of times in the past. As you now this phone is finally available, many geek users might be looking for a way to root their device to expand the possibilities. And on that front as you know the talented developers at the XDA developers forum never disappoint. This time they have come up with the whole process of rooting the device. This guide is presented below:
Please note that Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be risky, and you may end-up bricking your device! Follow the instructions posted here at your own responsibility as we will not be responsible for any damage to your device.
Please note that before you can root the Xperia Play, you must unlock the bootloader on this device. For that, please use the following procedure:
Step 2: Now go to the http://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.com/instructions to get the unique unlock key. At the bottom of the page press continue and then enter the IMEI (type *#06# to find out on your phone) as well as the name and email address.
Step 3: Now you will be able to receive the unlock key.
Step 4: Now extract the contents of the fastboot.rar in to a folder on the desktop.
Step 5: Open a command prompt (windows Start->Run->cmd) with the current folder set to fastboot. (For this one way is to open fastboot folder Hold SHIFT and right click on the background of the folder, and then Select ‘Open command window here’).
Step 6: Now connect phone in fastboot mode (turn it off, hold menu button and plug in USB Cable).
Step 7: In the command window type the following:
fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xKEY
Where Key is the unlock key that you got in the Step 3.
Step 8: Enjoy! as you device bootloader is now unlocked!
Rooting the Device
Step 1: Download the following package:
R800i WORLD .184: http://www.multiupload.com/U9Z2YJ2FAJ
Step 2: Open a Terminal (on windows Start->Run->cmd)
Step 3: Copy the downloaded package to the location of fastboot you used for unlocking (see Unlock Bootloader section above).
Step 4: Then enter this command:
fastboot flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img
fastboot -i 0x0fce flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img
fastboot-mac -i 0x0fce flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img
Wait until all is done.
Step 5: Reboot the device and enjoy your rooted device!
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