[How To] Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo / Arc

Here, we are showing you the step-by-step instructions to root your Xperia Arc or Neo smartphones from Sony Ericsson. Please note that rooting voids your warranty. Do this at your own risk and we would not be responsible for any damage to your any of the devices.
Root Xperia Neo or Arc

If you have Xperia Play and you want to root it then follow this [Tutorial To Root Play].

1. The first step is to Unlock Bootloader of your device if you haven’t done. Follow this [Tutorial] for this.

2. Download any of the below packages based on your phone and save on your desktop:

Global LT15i .181 [Link]

Global LT15a .181 [Link]

UK: .184 [Link]

HK LT15 .181 [Link]

Greek LT15 .181 [Link]

Xperia Neo [Link]

3. Copy the above downloaded package to the location of fastboot that you used for unlocking.

4. Open Terminal and type the below commands based on your operating system:

If you are using Windows:
fastboot flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img

If Mac:
fastboot-mac -i 0x0fce flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img

If Linux:
fastboot -i 0x0fce flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img

5. Wait till the completion of process.

6. Reboot your phone.

7. Voila, you have root access 🙂

If you are stuck anywhere in between, head over to XDA


  1. how long does it need to reboot? the sony ericsson logo keeps on flashing for almost 30 minutes and yet to start the program. ls advise. thank you.

    • Alec please tell me,
      what did you do?

      i have the same problem
      i’m begging you 🙁

      • So sorry to hear that, try to send it back to SE Service Centre. B4 you send it there, try to flash it back to original by using the SE Update Service. Overwrite all. As for my case, all this rooting issue has actually causes the motherboard of the phone “burn out”.I got no choice but to send it to SE service Centre. Luckily the warranty still valid.

  2. I’m a bit confused, I’ve nevre done this before and I am worried I am going to brick my phone.
    My model number is MT15i
    Which package do I use?

  3. Does this method also work with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro MK16A?

  4. after rebootin I’ve got this message “the process android.process.acore has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again” and give an only option “force close” .. I’m using Xperia neo

  5. I need apk for lg optimus p500 plzz give me atul bro

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