The Sony Xperia S is a great phone based on both looks and performance. In particular, if you are into photos because it can take amazing images. Almost that of a high-end camera minus the phone.

Make sure you have the Sony Xperia S USB drivers. You may have this already if you use the device regularly, in which case you can skip this step. This is necessary to connect the device to the computer.

You will also need to have USB debugging mode enabled to complete this guide. You can follow the link that I provided and find out how to do that if you don’t know already.

Before starting it’s important to note that the Xperia S came with the great Gingerbread 2.3 firmware, but then received an update to the Ice Cream Sandwich variety. No matter which ROM or firmware you have going on your Android device, it will be able to be rooted using this guide below.

As with all tutorials, please back up your device before you begin and proceed at your own risk. ConsumingTech will not take responsibility for any loss of data or damage that occurs to your device whilst completing the guide.  Please note that continuing with the procedure will void your devices warranty and you will be required to unroot the device in order to gain the warranty back.

Root Sony Xperia S

Step 1. Download the following root package from this XDA thread and place it on your desktop.

Step 2. Extract the files.

Step 3. You must make sure you have enabled USB debugging.

Step 4. Connect the Sony Xperia S to the computer with the USB cable it came with.

Step 5. Open up the extracted files from step 2 and run the RunMe.bat file and run it in the normal mode if prompted.

Step 6. Now you will be presented with a few on-screen instruction to follow to finish the job.

Once you have finished the instructions your mobile will be rooted.

Now that you’re finished, you can instantly download rooted apps. Furthermore, you may be interested in checking our custom ROMs.