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Please read this if you considering unlocking the boot loader or rooting your phone.

Important information

Please note that you may void the warranty of your phone and/or any warranty from your operator if you unlock the boot loader. You should only unlock the boot loader of your phone if you are an advanced user with good knowledge of the technology and risks involved.

For more information go here http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/

Please also note

The Sony Xperia support team will not be able provide any support, related to unlocking the boot loader or rooting your phone.

We also recommend you to read the below blogposts.

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/03/29/unlocking-the-boot-loader-in-the-new-xperia%e2%84%a2-smartphones/

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/04/14/option-to-unlock-the-boot-loader-now-available-for-advanced-developers/

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/09/28/sony-ericsson-supports-independent-developers/

Best regards
Sony Xperia support team

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One time poster
rahul.aps
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎2012-08-20

HOW TO ROOT XPERIA P ON LATEST UPDATE OF ICS

Hello Friends,

Can anybuddy tell me how to root xperia p on ICS. As i have updated to official ICS yesterday.

Also plz tell me how can i take screen shot on ics.

One time poster
nabendu
Posts: 128
Registered: ‎2012-06-29

Re: HOW TO ROOT XPERIA P ON LATEST UPDATE OF ICS

-to take screenshots press voulme down and power button at the same time and hold for a sec !!

-well a new ics kernel has been made awailable with auto root check out

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1841613

when u install it and boot for the first time all necessary steps would be done to root ure device !! so itz much more easier than maual rooting !!

plz read instructions on the link before installing the kernel

dnt forget to mark answer as correct/helpful

One time poster
rahul.aps
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎2012-08-20

Re: HOW TO ROOT XPERIA P ON LATEST UPDATE OF ICS

Thankyou so much for help nabendu.

I hv downloaded the kernel but can you plz tell me what is the flashing procedure for this?

I mean how can i install this kernel?

One time poster
Praeceps
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎2012-08-17

Re: HOW TO ROOT XPERIA P ON LATEST UPDATE OF ICS

Look further into the thread and you would find out, http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=23181182#post23181182

One time poster
nabendu
Posts: 128
Registered: ‎2012-06-29

Re: HOW TO ROOT XPERIA P ON LATEST UPDATE OF ICS

Firstly u need to unlock ur bootloader

to unlock ur bootloader follOw the follwing instructions

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=29281222

NOTE:Unlocking bootloader can void ur warranty

Installing CWM and Rooting for 6.1.B.0.544 firmware

+ Download kernel file : http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1269435&d=1345369141

+ Extract the zip file

+ Copy "kernel.elf" file into fastboot folder on ur computer.

+ Turn off your phone, hold Volume Up and connect the USB cable to the computer. If the LED light turn blue that means the phone is now on Fastboot mode.

+ Open Command Prompt in fastboot folder (Shift+ Right Click Mouse, choose Command Prompt)

+ Type this command if u use windows :

fastboot.exe flash boot kernel.elf
done after flashing is done, unplug and start the phone !! new kernel will be installed
One time poster
rahul.aps
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎2012-08-20

Re: HOW TO ROOT XPERIA P ON LATEST UPDATE OF ICS

thankyou nabendu. This is really helpful.

One time poster
kartik77
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎2012-05-19

Re: HOW TO ROOT XPERIA P ON LATEST UPDATE OF ICS

I also think this particular method given here would work:http://www.androidust.com/root-sony-xperia-p-on-ice-cream-sandwich/. Just check it.

Visitor
xdk029
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎2012-09-27

Re: HOW TO ROOT XPERIA P ON LATEST UPDATE OF ICS

Or the easiest way is just to use the flashtool 0.9.8. There is an automatic routine to do it.

Visitor
Miltos95
Posts: 263
Registered: ‎2010-09-16

Re: HOW TO ROOT XPERIA P ON LATEST UPDATE OF ICS

Here, try this. Got mine rooted and it works like a charm :smileyhappy:.

Works on locked bootloaders too (mine is locked).

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

One time poster
ehard
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎2012-11-03

Re: HOW TO ROOT XPERIA P ON LATEST UPDATE OF ICS

I tried almost all the method but found this one very easy to root my xperia p. Thanks to developer

http://androidmobilezone.in/blogs/how-to-root-sony-xperia-p-lt22-on-android-404-ics-firmware-(new-tr...