Have a Sony Xperia Play that you want to get a little more out of? This guide will teach you exactly how you can root your device! In no time at all you’ll have root access on your Sony Xperia Play, which will open the door to endless possibilities.
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty. Proceed at your own risk.
This root guide is for the Sony Xperia Play running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Take note this will wipe all your files and data on your phone. Proceed at your own risk.
Before We Begin
Download the Sony drivers and install them onto your PC (if you haven’t done so already). The Sony Xperia Play USB drivers can be found at this link.
Your Sony Xperia Play needs to be in USB debugging mode. Go to Settings, then Applications, then Development, and then check the box that says USB debugging.
Have your micro USB cable handy.
Download the root package, and extract it to a folder onto the desktop of your PC. The root package can be found by following this link.
How To Root Sony Xperia Play
- Plug your Sony Xperia Play to your PC using your micro USBcable.
- Check that you have USB debugging enabled.
- Navigate to the folder in which you extracted the root page to on your Desktop.
- Inside the root package, find a file named RunMe.bat and execute it. Select normal mode, and follow all the instructions that RunMe.bat tells you. Be sure you read every detail.
- After RunMe.bat finishes what it’s doing on your Sony Xperia Play you’ll have root!
Enjoy a rooted Sony Xperia Play.