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How to root Sony Xperia Play on Android 2.3 Gingerbread [Guide]

Root-Xperia-Play-ICS [1]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 [2].

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 [3].

How To Root Sony Xperia Play



Enjoy a rooted Sony Xperia Play.

[via xda-developers [4]]