Root workaround available for Xperia P Jelly Bean firmware

by XB on 29th April 2013

in Tips & Tricks, Xperia P

rootedandroid1The Sony Xperia P (LT22i) received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update last week in the form of firmware version 6.2.A.0.400. Unfortunately there isn’t an easy rooting solution for this firmware yet, but fear not, you can get root as long as you’re willing to invest in a bit of effort. The workaround involves downloading a zip file, flashing an Ice Cream Sandwich kernel, then flashing the zip file before flashing the Jelly Bean kernel.

This method requires that your bootloader is unlocked, however another method is also available for locked bootloaders, although not everyone is reporting success with this one. The good news is that there is a fall back and that involves downloading and flashing a pre-rooted Jelly Bean ROM. Hopefully, an easier one-click solution is on horizon, but until then these methods should work.

Thanks Ben!

  • Babylonbwoy

    Sony patched the display method to root ?

  • Sreenivasan Ramesh

    OR if you’re already rooted on ICS, flash a stock(JB build) based ROM!
    That simple!

  • You are welcome :)

  • TrixzD

    Hope someone comes up with an easy one click root method for the Go on Jb soon as I miss not been rooted lol So many apps I do not use yet cannot remove without root

  • Nader Attar

    there is a problem here,when i want to update my xperia p to JB via update service or pc companion it says that your phone has already the latest version which has not…PLZ help,

  • nico

    till now if you want to root is like going from england to usa thru china, if you dont have brains you have legs,thats what they say

  • i made video on it thanxx


  • Abhishek Tj

    Yep. But flashing a custom kernel would work only for unlocked bootloaders though

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