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20 Root Xperia Ray 4.0.4 (4.1.B.0.587 & 4.1.B.0.431)

How to root Xperia Ray 4.0.4 after the latest update of 4.1.B.0.587 firmware, this guide also covers how to root the previous 4.1.B.0.431 firmware as well.

Well before starting the process you may like to learn a few things and not forget to backup your Xperia Smartphone. although this process is simple and risk free , we recommend a complete nandroid backup.
Also backup your SD card as well.

Never be in a hurry , recheck before you proceed to next steps. some times your phone may go in soft brick or bootloop so better be prepared for the worst in case it happens.

What all you need before rooting Xperia ray :
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
Latest Version of Flash Tool
Xperia Ray Kernel  ( 4.1.A.0.562 )
Xperia Ray Kernel ( either 4.1.B.0.587 or 4.1.B.0.431 ) depending on your present version.


Steps to follow to root Xperia Ray :

Step 1 : Ensure the following settings twice :

Settings > Security > Mark  "Unknown sources"
Settings > Developer options > Mark USB debugging
Settings > Xperia > connectivity > USB connection mode > select MSC mode

Step 2 : Install the latest version of FlashTool from above download link and Copy the required kernels
C:/ Drive > flashtool > firmwares 

Step 3 : Run Flashtool  & Click on the flashing icon ( left side below "file" option)
Select flashmode > ok
Select the Kernel 4.1.A.0.562 and Click OK





And follow the remaining steps i,e: Connect the device while holding the lower volume button.
( Ignore all errors if you have followed the above procedure correctly )
When flashing is done , you can disconnect the device and restart it.

Step 4 : Now Root Xperia Ray Using The following Method

Step 5 : After Complete the Step 4 , switch off the mobile and again flash Kernel either 4.1.B.0.587 or 4.1.B.0.431 respectively ( donot flash both , just flash your version ) the steps are same as Step 3.

Now restart your Xperia Ray and enjoy rooting.


Note : Rooting your mobile may void your warranty and you are doing it at your own risk. We would be in no way responsible for any damage.

20 comments:

  1. thanks man..you are a god ...working perfect

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  2. I followed the instructions down to the t, but it didn't work :(

    01/019/2012 23:19:15 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
    01/019/2012 23:19:15 - INFO - Opening device for R/W
    01/019/2012 23:19:15 - INFO - Reading device information
    01/019/2012 23:19:15 - INFO - Phone ready for flashmode operations.
    01/019/2012 23:19:15 - INFO - Start Flashing
    01/019/2012 23:19:15 - INFO - Processing loader
    01/019/2012 23:19:15 - INFO - Checking header
    01/019/2012 23:19:15 - INFO - Flashing data
    01/019/2012 23:19:18 - INFO - Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f - Version : R4A066 / Bootloader status : NOT_ROOTABLE
    01/019/2012 23:19:18 - INFO - Disabling final data verification check
    01/019/2012 23:19:18 - INFO - Processing kernel.sin
    01/019/2012 23:19:18 - INFO - Checking header
    01/019/2012 23:19:18 - INFO - Flashing data
    01/019/2012 23:19:19 - INFO - Ending flash session
    01/019/2012 23:19:19 - INFO - Flashing finished.
    01/019/2012 23:19:19 - INFO - Please unplug and start your phone
    01/019/2012 23:19:19 - INFO - For flashtool, Unknown Sources and Debugging must be checked in phone settings
    01/019/2012 23:19:20 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode

    Both times during flashing I got the message NOT ROOTABLE (at 15%). What do you think the problem is? Thank you for your help!

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  3. I did all the steps you've mentioned carefully . it didn't work ..

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    03/006/2012 20:06:21 - INFO - Start Flashing
    03/006/2012 20:06:21 - INFO - Processing loader
    03/006/2012 20:06:21 - INFO - Checking header
    03/006/2012 20:06:21 - INFO - Flashing data
    03/006/2012 20:06:26 - INFO - Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f - Version : R4A066 / Bootloader status : ROOTABLE
    03/006/2012 20:06:26 - INFO - Processing kernel.sin
    03/006/2012 20:06:26 - INFO - Checking header
    03/006/2012 20:06:26 - INFO - Flashing data
    03/006/2012 20:06:28 - INFO - Ending flash session
    03/006/2012 20:06:28 - INFO - Flashing finished.
    03/006/2012 20:06:28 - INFO - Please unplug and start your phone
    03/006/2012 20:06:28 - INFO - For flashtool, Unknown Sources and Debugging must be checked in phone settings
    03/006/2012 20:06:28 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
    --------------------------------

    can you help me to root my Xperia Ray .. ?

    Thank you in advance ..

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  4. I think your device is rooted, I can't find any error in log.

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  5. hi. i just wanna ask, why is it difficult to install the driver for xperia ray, im almost spending 3weeks to root my device, but its always the problem.
    i've already installed the driver in C:\flashtool\driver\flashtools-driver.exe but as i run flashtool,
    it will go the same problem.
    thanks

    i wish you could help me.

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  6. i did it and its working. the key is
    start the rooting with the phone open
    used this ROOT_v5_eng_by XperiaTimes.com

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  7. you mean to say bootloader unlocking is not required in this procedure?? becoz thats what appears to be in Christie's case above...

    please confirm

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  8. Hi,

    I try to flash the kernel but I keep getting:
    08/005/2012 23:05:39 - INFO - Flashtool Version 0.9.9.0 built on 2012-11-13 22:53:30
    08/005/2012 23:05:39 - INFO - You can drag and drop ftf files here to start flashing them
    08/005/2012 23:05:49 - INFO - Device disconnected
    08/005/2012 23:05:56 - INFO - Device connected with USB debugging off
    08/005/2012 23:05:56 - INFO - For 2011 devices line, be sure you are not in MTP mode
    08/005/2012 23:05:57 - INFO - Device connected with USB debugging on
    08/005/2012 23:05:58 - INFO - Connected device : ST18
    08/005/2012 23:05:59 - INFO - Installed version of busybox : BusyBox v1.18.5 (2011-07-18 07:43:28 PDT) multi-call binary.
    08/005/2012 23:05:59 - INFO - Android version : 4.0.4 / kernel version : 2.6.32.9-perf / Build number : 4.1.B.0.587
    08/006/2012 23:06:35 - INFO - Selected ST18i_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf
    08/006/2012 23:06:35 - INFO - Preparing files for flashing
    08/006/2012 23:06:35 - INFO - Please connect your device into flashmode.
    08/006/2012 23:06:39 - INFO - Device disconnected
    08/007/2012 23:07:18 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode
    08/007/2012 23:07:18 - INFO - Opening device for R/W
    08/007/2012 23:07:19 - INFO - Start Flashing
    08/007/2012 23:07:19 - INFO - Processing loader
    08/007/2012 23:07:19 - INFO - Checking header
    08/007/2012 23:07:19 - INFO - Ending flash session
    08/007/2012 23:07:19 - ERROR -
    08/007/2012 23:07:19 - ERROR - Error flashing. Aborted
    08/007/2012 23:07:19 - INFO - Device connected in flash mode

    Can anyone help please

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  9. it work for st18a or only for st18i,plz response.

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  10. It's Work With me

    Thank u broooo

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  11. I have an xperia active with the same version (4.0.4) and the same kernel (4.1.B.0.578) is this gonna work for me as well?

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  12. work exelent for me,thanks for the guide

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  13. ROOT_v5_eng_by+XperiaTimes.com.zip\ help this says the system cannot find the path specified

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    Replies
    1. unzip the file and then run the file...

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  14. Adb server is out of date. killing...
    can u tell about this error plzzz

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    Replies
    1. i think you need to install adb drivers for xperia devices.

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  15. hye..anyone plzz..i am confuse..do i need to unlock bootloader fisrt before i can root my phone? i'm using xperia ray..thanx

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