Root Xperia S Running Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware 6.1.A.0.452
Recently Sony Ericsson rolled out the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia S and those of you have update their Sony smartphone with the Ice Cream Sandwich update and want to root the device now, they would be glad to know that a rooting method is now available to root their Xperia S on Ice Cream Sandwich, the method works on Xperia S running Ice Cream Sandwich firmware version 6.1.A.0.452, if you don’t know about the device detail, check the detail from Setting>About Phone.
Root the device and be able to flash custom ROMs, root-required apps, etc. Please do bear in mind that rooting will void the warranty of the device, so think twice before you root and this rooting will work on Xperia S model number LT26i, so don’t try it on any other model or device.
Use a Windows PC and ADB must be installed on PC, you can install ADB here on the PC and make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #2: Copy the downloaded recovery img and Super User files to the “tools” or “platform-tools” folder on PC.
Step #3: Plug the smartphone to your PC using the cable.
Step #4: Transfer the downloaded kernel file that you download in first step to the internal SD card of the device.
Step #5: Open the command prompt from above folder and enter following command:
fastboot flash boot recovery-nozomi.img
Step #6: Put the device into recovery mode and install the Super User file from SD Card and install the kernel.
Step #7: Now open the FTF file using WinZip or any other similar app and extract kernel.sin, or download from attachment. Then enter the following command:
fastboot flash boot kernel.sin
That’s it, you’re done, and you can visit the original thread of XDA here to donate the developer or for more information.