2012-01-02 08:31 PM
Rooting (or Jailbreaking if you're used to the iPhone) is pretty awesome - it enables you to use a whole bunch of apps that are previously offlimits (such as Titanium Backup - a piece of software that will back up all of your .apks. It also enables you to remove some of the built-in bloat that Sony stuffed onto the Xperia Play which frees up a bit more space for new apps (Who honestly needs the Chinese keyboard on their phone?!)
The classic way to root a phone is to first unlock the boatloader and then through that, install a version of your ROM that allows root access. However, although SE are providing a way to unlock the bootloader on a Play, this is not ideal because:
The solution is to root your phone without unlocking the bootloader. How? A new UnlockRoot.exe, run it and enjoy your new rooted Play. I can called UnlockRoot does it all for you! Literally, all you need to do is download the confirm that it is 100% working and took about 2 minutes from start to finish.
All you have to do is connect to your computer, enable USB debugging which is accessible through Settings>applications>devlopment>USB debugging
open UnlockRoot.exe and click root, after that it should take the comp. 1 min tounlock then 1 min to reboot then voila you have it rooted!
2012-01-17 07:54 AM
Does this work with 2.3.4? I was thinking of rooting my xperia play, but what are the benefits of doing so?
Any moderator who could confirm that rooting won't void my warranty?
2012-01-19 08:36 AM
This takes seconds
This is how to root
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2012-02-18 06:53 AM
WOW.. this app is such a drop of water in a desert, after i've been looking for the easiest way to root my xplay.
what do i have to do the next? i want to delete all unnecessary app in the phone storage to free up more space.
thank you for you're willing to help
2012-02-18 06:55 AM
2012-02-21 12:10 PM
What are the drawbacks of rooting? All I want to do is unistall all the bloatware (fifa 10 etc).
But I'd like to still use Sonys updates etc. Can you still do this?