How To:Root Sony Xperia L–The Easy Way

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Want to root your Sony Xperia L?

Then here is an easy noob-friendly tutorial on how to do it!

Note: Continue at your own risk! We are not responsible for anything that happens to your phone.

Pre-requisites:

  • Your phone needs to have an Unlocked Bootloader.
  • To unlock your phone’s bootloader visit:http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/
  • Installing a custom ROM will wipe all the data like SMS,Contacts,Music,Videos,Apps present in your phone.
  • For backing up SMS,call logs,Gmail,Google calender use: “SMS Backup +

Procedure to root your Sony Xperia L:

  1. Visit http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/  and follow the instructions to unlock the bootloader of your phone.
  2. If you were successful in unlocking the bootloader,then I would assume that fastboot is already setup on your computer.
  3. Download the Sony Xperia L extended stock bootloader from here:http://www.mediafire.com/folder/phbv246q65ri1/TaoShan
  4. Extract the above file and place the boot.img inside the fastboot folder on your PC.
  5. Now power off your phone.
  6. Enter fastboot mode by connecting the phone via a USB cable to your PC while pressing the Volume up button.
  7. Open Command Prompt(open run and type cmd) and navigate to the fastboot folder.
  8. Now type fastboot flash boot boot.img.
  9. This will flash the kernel on your device.
  10. Congratulations you have finally rooted your Sony Xperia L.

[Source:XDA]