Root Sony Xperia V LT25i Running 9.2.A.0.295 Firmware [How to – Guide]

Xperia V LT25i is recently updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware based on the build number 9.2.A.0.295. The new firmware comes up with a lot of bug fixes, performance enhancements, minor UI changes, new camera modes and battery performance enhancements. Then new firmware is completely different from the previous ones, so those of you who have updated their devices to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and are looking for a method to root their device on the newest firmware, you’re on the right spot at the moment as we’ve found a working root method for Xperia V running 9.2.A.0.295 firmware.

Many of you might be first timers for rooting any Android devices, so make it more clear and understanding really well, we will first go through a brief intro of the root access and also know why you should root your device.

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and custom roms. By installing custom recovery, you can flash custom roms in the phone easily. Custom recovery also let’s you backup your current rom and restore it in case of any mishap. There is a laundry list of things you can do after having your device rooted and installed the custom recovery, now once you’re rooted and have installed custom recovery, go ahead and enjoy it on your phone. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

Here are installation instructions:

      1. This guide is only for Sony Xperia V LT25i. Do not try this on any other model, please check your device’s mode in Settings > About Device.
      2. The Root instructions are only for Xperia V LT25i running latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean 9.2.A.0.295 firmware.
      3. Your device’s bootloader must be unlocked. Follow the full guide here to unlock it.
      4. You must have installed Sony Flashtool – Get the full guide here. Also Install drivers using Flashtool > Drivers > Flashtool-drivers > Flashmode, Xperia V, Fastboot, select all these and install.
      5. Please make sure that your phone’s battery is charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the recovery flashing process.
      6. Backup each and everything on your Android phone as follows:
      7. Backup all your important contacts, find the full guide here.
      8. Backup all your important sms messages, find the full guide here.
      9. Backup all your important call logs, find the full guide here.
      10. Backup all your important media content manually. (Copy to your PC.)
      11. Backup all your apps / data. If you’ve rooted your device, use Titanium Backup to do so. Follow the full guide here.
      12. Backup your current system using a custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) if you’ve flashed one. This is recommended in case something goes wrong with rooting your phone, you can use the custom recovery and return to the old working state of your system.
      13. Make sure that you read the instructions carefully and applied all precautionary measures. Let’s go ahead.

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SONY in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

How to Root Xperia V LT25i Running 9.2.A.0.295:

  1. Download this Kernel.elf file.
  2. Download SuperSu.zip and copy it to the SD card of your phone.
  3. Download Stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Kernel.sin file for Xperia V.
  4. Open Sony Flashtool now.
  5. Connect your Xperia V to your PC now. Make sure that the connection is up to the mark.
  6. Hit the smart lightening button on the right upper left side and select “Fastboot Mode.”.
  7. On the right side, click on “Reboot Device into Fastboot Mode.”
  8. If this doesn’t work for you, manually put your device into Fastboot Mode and connect it to your PC. To do so, turn off your Xperia device and now connect to your PC while keeping the Volume Up key pressed. As soon your PC detects your device,the blue LED will turn on showing fastboot mode.
  9. Now click on “Select Kernel to flash”.
  10. In the format selection, by default it will be “*.sin”. Change it to *.elf.
  11. Now select the Kernel.elf file that you downloaded first of all and flash it.
  12. This kernel will flash CWM recovery in your device. Disconnect your device now.
  13. Turn it on, as soon as you see the Sony Logo, press Volume – Key 5 to 6 times and you should see the CWM recovery interface now.
  14. Go to Mount/Storage and press Mount System.
  15. As soon as the system is mounted, choose install zip > choose zip from sd card > SuperSu.zip that you placed on your phone in the 2nd step and flash it.
  16. As soon as SuperSu.zip is flashed, turn off your device by keeping the power key pressed for a while or pulling out the battery. Don’t reboot it. [v.important]
  17. Now connect your device in fastboot mode once again. [Use Step 8].
  18. Open Flashtool once again > Click on small lightening button > Fastboot mode > Select Kernel to Flash.
  19. By default it will be *.sin format, so locate the file Kernel.sin [Stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Kernel] that you downloaded in step 3 and flash it.
  20. Once kernel flashing is complete, reboot your device.
  21. Phewww! You’re rooted, locate SuperSu in app drawer.
  22. You can also verify root access by installing Root Checker app from Google Play store.
  23. That’s all!

We hope that you find this guide helpful. In case you got any queries or you are facing any difficulties, feel free to stop by the comment box below and drop us your words. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks all!

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  • Ye Lin Aung

    can u guide me with vedio? because it likes many steps to do carefully and i can’t understand all. if u can, help me please! thanks

  • disqus_XVNELhWEKM

    Got an error while doing step 11. what should i do?
    here is the error:

    03/035/2014 22:35:50 – INFO – Please check the log before rebooting into system
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – Selected kernel (boot.img or kernel.sin): C:Flashtoolfirmwareskernel.elf
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – Flashing selected kernel
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – sending ‘boot’ (12701 KB)…
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – finished. total time: 0.007s
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – FASTBOOT Output:
    sending ‘boot’ (12701 KB)…
    FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
    finished. total time: 0.007s
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – Please check the log before rebooting into system

    • Usama Mujtaba

      You have to unlock the bootloader first. Please read the instructions carefully.

  • Ye Lin Aung

    now i m in step no 15.. install zip file but i can’t find the supersu zip file..when i remove sd card and check in pc, update supersu v 1.93 is found ..but in cnw interface i can’t find the zip file..how should i do?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_XdVgsOaGei:disqus place SuperSu.zip file at the place you can find in cwm, like place it on internal storage and then choose zip from sd card and locate it. Only you know where you have placed it.

  • Minguito Mingo

    @Usama Mujtaba thanks a lot.works perfectly.

  • Ye Lin Aung

    can i use supersu zip with other version( not 1.93)? because supersu 1.93 can’t found in cnw recovery interface mode. what kind of supersu version shall i use? please help me. thanks alot.

  • Ye Lin Aung

    thanks alot..it works ..with supersu 1.43.. for my device..thank you very much techbeasts..

  • Ammar Ad

    why steps 16>>>>>20 ????

    is this safe for my phone????

    thanx

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @ammarad:disqus yes it is. Go ahead.

  • JAYSON

    THANKYOU ! ITS WORK ! YOU SAVE MY LIFE ! XD

  • Freider Correa

    request running 4.3???

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @freidercorrea:disqus it’s alright. even if you have 4.1.2, you can flash this firmware without any fears

      • Freider Correa

        gracias!!,

  • Freider Correa

    Oye, Tambien soy de Colombia, y compre un xperia V libre, por lo tanto es bootloader allowed:yes… pero creo que aun asi hay que hacerle algo para desbloquearlo, tu lo hiciste?, regalame el link donde viste el tutorial, o expliqueme si no es mucha molestia

  • Alvin AsGERoV

    HELp!!! Got an error while doing step 11. what should i do?
    here is the error:

    03/035/2014 22:35:50 – INFO – Please check the log before rebooting into system
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – Selected kernel (boot.img or kernel.sin): C:Flashtoolfirmwareskernel.elf
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – Flashing selected kernel
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – sending ‘boot’ (12701 KB)…
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – finished. total time: 0.007s
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – FASTBOOT Output:
    sending ‘boot’ (12701 KB)…
    FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
    finished. total time: 0.007s
    03/036/2014 22:36:45 – INFO – Please check the log before rebooting into system

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @alvinasgerov:disqus please repeat the process again, make sure your bootlaoder is unlocked.

  • Ken

    Hi. Can I use this rooting method for 9.2.A.1.199 firmware? Thanks

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_J3Eccq36YH:disqus you will have to flash the official kernel for 9.2.A.199 after you flash kernel with recovery.

      • Khairul Edzham

        how to update for 9.2.A.1.199 after rooting ?

        or how to remove the notifications for update… hehe

  • RenatoTemóteo

    Hello, this is your way to upgrade to version 9.2 to 4.3. A.0.295? Ok? If yes, how to root this version 9.2 to 4.3. A.0.295, need more internal memory and without root access can not do the most popular procedures, but if you have a method of resolution for this memory swapping, be grateful!Support Google translator

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @renatotemteo:disqus its clearly mentioned, kindly read the guide carefully it is the root method for the .295 firmware. Follow it and get it done. Good Luck.

  • Bodega

    Usama, great update for the new firmware. Perhaps, when you can, some helpful instructions for LOCKED BOOTLOADERS? The solutions offered by forum.xda are still quite a total revamp of the FW by the flashing tool. I was hoping that DarkLord or DoomLord would soon come out with some simplified rooting toolkit, like they had in lower versions. As of now, i’m running the FW from Singtel. It’s seamless and very cool… they’ve done a good job with power consumption issues as well. But as of yet, i have not found any site that gives an ‘easier’ method (Locked Bootloader) for rooting. But i’m satisfied, of course, until something comes up that will change the panorama to have more powerful control over the device.

    ciao,

    bodega

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_NdVhttPwti:disqus as off now, there is no method to root the phone with locked bootloader, if so then that’s only by flashing a pre-rooted firmware on a rooted Xperia V on older version of Android, I’m not sure if this method is available for this device or not. I’ll do some more research work and let you know if something comes in eyes for this thing.

  • Renato.R.T.A

    Usama, Hello Any method to root the Android version 4.3 and 9.2.A.2.5? After accepting the update of the new version has not been possible to find a way to release the root access. “Translated by Google”
    Help me please. Thanks!

  • Renato.R.T.A

    Usama, Hello Any method to root the Android version 4.3 and 9.2.A.2.5? After accepting the update of the new version has not been possible to find a way to release the root access. “Translated by Google”
    Help me please. Thanks!

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