So after taking a break on Sony devices we are back with the rooting on Xperia Series C3 device. Announced in july month last year this device sported some pretty heavy specifications like the 720 * 1280 pixels resolution and not so tiny 5.5 inches display by Sony which usually comes out with smaller screens but this one is neither small in screen or in internal power as it comes with Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 loaded with quad core cortex A7 and Adreno 305 speeding at 1.2 GHz. On looking at the storage coming from this device we see an 8GB of memory along with only 1GB of RAM which we felt should be 2GB. But camera is always counted one of the best features which Sony devices bring and same is the case here as 8MP at back snapper and huge 5 at front will make you feel awesome about your this hunk!
Now the question stands is why is this device up for rooting? Well this device just like its all other Sony devices, comes loaded with a lot of non-useful apps and bloatware which is pretty annoying and also when you have power like this then why shall we stay limited? Why not rule the device by using awesome rooted apps available out in the world? So let’s go and root our C3 to use this handful apps.
PRE ROOT REQUIREMENTS:
- Now this Sony devices comes with a lot of precautions to be taken care of so make sure that first of all your battery is charged enough of at least 80-85% to sustain all the procedures it is going to undergo.
- Next is before doing anything take back up of all the data on your device so that once you start the process you can feel safe about your data in case of any loss.
- Once done you will have to enable the USB debugging option of your C3 which you will find in the settings page pf your device.
- After enabling it you have to make sure that it gets paired up with your laptop so to do that you have to install the drivers of your device on your laptop to download and install them.
- After installing your device’s drivers you have to ensure that the boot loader of this device is unlocked! Yes well it is Sony device you have to unlock the boot loader before you can root the device and unlock the boot loader which means get the code from that site which will be sent to your registered email address and once done with it you can come back here!
How to root Sony Xperia C3 dual with variant D2502 and D2503
TO MAKE IT EASIER WE HAVE DIVIDED IT IN TWO PARTS 1ST – UNLOCKING AND 2ND – ROOTING.
PART 1 – UNLOCKING THE BOOTLOADER
Step 1: Now to unlock device’s boot loader you have to download the unlock tool of your C3 device known as flash tool download it and install it on your laptop.
Step 2: Now you have turn your device off and as soon as you hit the power off button you have to press the down button of your volume keys until the LED light on your device becomes BLUE and while you are pressing the button you have to connect your device to the computer using the cable which came with the box.
Step 3: I know above step was difficult but rooting this Sony devices is a bit tough then the rest but we are here to sort that out in a very simple manner So let’s move ahead!
Step 4: Open the recently installed flash tool and click the button which says blu on it and when it opens up you will be shown some guides and instruction which you have to follow, do as it says and when done remove your device from laptop and connect it again but this time you have to press UP button of your volume key till the software flash tool in your laptop demands you to feed the UNLOCK CODE which you got in your mail. (At this point when you enter the code and hit enter your device’s boot loader will get unlocked).
PART 2 – ROOTING YOUR XPERIA C3
Step 1 : Now to root our C3 we have to get to files known as CWM means the recovery image and the root file known as the famous SuperSu and once downloaded extract them on the desktop of your laptop.
Step 2 : After extracting them again you have to do the same procedure as above, you have to connect the C3 to computer while you press the down key of volume to bring blue colour of LED light and when it comes, you have to select the fast boot mode option in your flash tool screen on your laptop.
Step 3 : Now when above step comes up properly, you have to click on the option which will ask you to choose kernel to flash after which the option will be there which says *.img and when clicking on that you have to choose the boot image or the boot.img which is the CWM file you extracted on your desktop when you select it the process of installing CWM will start which will take around 1 minute or less and when it is done, remove device from laptop.
Step 4: (make sure your device’s debugging option is on before doing this step as we mentioned in the requirements above), Now after the installation of CWM on your device you have to start the device normally and then copy the SuperSU file from your laptop into your C3’s external storage and then again shut it down.
Step 5: Now to root the device you have to shut it down to start in the new recovery mode which we just installed so to do that you have to press up button of volume key again until that mode comes up but only do it after device has turned off.
Step 6: Now in that mode you volume keys to navigate and select the option which says install zip from SD card and after clicking that choose the SuperSu zip file which you transferred in your external storage and when you do that it will take 2 – 3 minutes and after rooting you have to start the device in normal way.
Once started your device will be having new application which will allow all the access for you related to root, the process was lengthy we know that but if you feel stuck up anywhere then we are here to help you!