Users can now install unofficial software on the handset
Sony has just started to push its new flagship Android device to shelves around the world, none other than the Xperia T, yet there might already be enthusiasts interested in rooting their devices so as to try new, unofficial firmware on it.Those who would like to do that should know that it is possible to gain root access to the device, all in but only a few easy steps.
A one-click rooting tool for the mobile phone is now available for download for them from the XDA-Developers forum, should they want to tweak their devices.
Coming from user Bin4ry, the Root Tool software makes use of a remount timing issue in Android’s “adb restore” service and has been recently updated to offer support for the new Xperia device, its developer explains.
Apparently, Sony designed Xperia T with a custom “Backup & Restore” app on it, and not with the native restore with adb solution that can be usually found in Android.
However, the aforementioned rooting software was designed to handle this as well, yet users will have to make sure that they click on the right options when rooting the phone.
As mentioned above, the app is easy to use. Xperia T owners will simply have to download the latest version of the application from this post on the XDA-Developers, and then extract the content on their desktop PCs using 7zip.
As soon as this has been completed, simply connect the smartphone to the PC, enable the USB debugging on it (Settings > Developer options), double-click on the RunMe.bat in the folder where you unpacked the Root Tool, and follow the onscreen instructions.
Before proceeding with this, users should take note of the fact that rooting a phone will void warranty, and that they will be the only ones held responsible in the event that anything goes wrong and the phone ends up bricked or damaged.