[How To] Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Technology     22 April 2011     8 Comments

Here, we are showing you the step-by-step instructions to root your Xperia Play smartphone 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 the phone.
Root Sony Xperia Play

1. The first step is to Unlock Bootloader of your phone if you haven’t done. To do this, follow this [Tutorial].

2. Download R800i WORLD.184 play_modded Disc Image file from here and save it to your computer.

3. Copy the downloaded image file to the fastboot location that you used for unlocking the bootloader.

4. Open Command Prompt window.

5. Type the following commands as per your OS:
For Windows:
fastboot flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img

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

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

6. Allow the process to complete.

7. Reboot your phone.

8. Enjoy! Now you have root access to Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

If you are stuck anywhere, head over to XDA



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8 Comments so far

  1. imshinoda says:

    can give me apk 2 rooting my xperia

  2. dave says:

    Will this work on the verizon version of the play. I want to remove the vcast crap.

  3. arte says:

    any problems with root and xperia play?

  4. Adam says:

    Do not use this tutorial as its outdated, there is another way of rooting your Xperia Play without unlocking the bootloader therefore it wont void your warranty.

    Follow link for more info


  5. Nayami says:

    hey! i just did this and my phone turned into the 2.3.2 insted 2.3.4 and when i try to update it it say its tha latest version (but not) and my 4 key pad(the search,home,back,settings) dont work only the play pad work >>hey! what should i do my phone is broke!>>

  6. Nayami says:

    and it cant detect my sim

  7. Tony says:

    kindly, I can’t root my Desire HD. Can you send me GingerBreak? Thx.

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