Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V has lots of features, and now you can extend its features by installing custom ROMs, just root your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V. It’s bit difficult task, but you just follow below instructions to do so, but please note that the below guide apply just on Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V running 4.0.2.A.0.62 firmware, with unlocked bootloader, and not network-locked, please don’t apply below procedure any other device.
To root your device you’ll need a Windows PC and Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V with bootloader unlocked and not locked to any network, you can follow Sony Ericsson’s official guide for unlocking the bootloader. Device battery should be fully charged, and uninstall antivirus and security programs, and install Android SDK on your PC. Fastboot and the Android USB drivers for the Xperia Neo V on your computer. Please make a backup of your device’s important data because the below procedure will wipe all data.
DISCLAIMER: The below method is bit risky and we will not be held responsible if you lose data or your device gets damaged in the following of this guide so please proceed at your own risk.
Instructions to Root
Step #1: Download the fastboot and USB drivers archive (fastboot_with_Android_USB_file.rar). Extract the files to a folder on your computer. (You will get two folders named “fastboot” and “usb_driver” after extraction.)
Step #2: Go to the folder where you extracted fastboot_with_Android_USB_file.rar to, and copy all files inside the fastboot folder into the “Tools” folder inside the Android SDK installation folder.
Step #3: Download the recovery image (recoveryNeo.img) for the Xperia Neo V from here and Copy recoveryNeo.img to the “Tools” folder inside the Android SDK installation folder
Step #5: Switch off phone off and Put your phone into fastboot mode. To do that, connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable and press the Menu key as you plug the USB cable into the PC.
Step #6: On your computer, launch a command prompt.
Step #7: Change directory to where fastboot.exe and adb.exe are located (usually in the “Tools” or “Platform-Tools” folder inside the Android SDK installation folder).
Step #8: Enter the following commands at the command prompt:
- fastboot devices
- fastboot boot recoveryNeo.img
- fastboot reboot
Step #9: After the last command, the device will reboot into Recovery mode.
Step #10: In Recovery mode, choose “install zip from SD card” then select “RootXperia.zip”. Use the Power button to select. Wait for the installation to finish.
Step #11: Once the installation finish, reboot the phone, reboot your phone.
Step #12: That’s it enjoy!