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How to root the Sony Xperia J (ST26a)

This guide will show you how to root the popular Sony Xperia J phone from Sony.

Disclaimer: Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.

Rooting is done entirely by you at your own risk.

This guide is for the Sony Xperia J whose model number is ST26a only.

What is needed to root the Sony Xperia J (ST26a)?

In order to root the Sony Xperia J you will need the following.

  • The Sony Xperia J you want to root in your hand.
  • A PC.

Step 1 – Enable USB debugging on the Sony Xperia J (ST26a)

Before we are able to root the phone you must first enable USB debugging on it which is done as follows:

On the phone itself go to Menu > Settings > Developer options > USB debugging and make sure that the USB debugging option is checked.

Step 2 – Download the root file for the Sony Xperia J (ST26a)

You need to download the root file and save it to your PC in an easy to find location such as the desktop. You can download it from here. Once you have downloaded it extract it to its own folder.

Step 3 – Root the Sony Xperia J (ST26a)

Now that we have enabled USB debugging and downloaded and extracted the Jip file we are ready to root the phone. This is done as follows:

Connect the Sony Xperia J to your PC and make sure it is recognised properly by your PC.

Run the runme.bat file from the folder you extracted in step 2.

Follow the instructions on-screen to root the device.

Wait for rooting to finish.

Once rooting has finished disconnect the phone from your PC and look for the SuperSU app. Once you can see this you have successfully rooted the Sony Xperia J.

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