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How To Root Sony Xperia Ray With Android 4.0.4 In 5 Minutes

How To Root Sony Xperia Ray With Android 4.0.4 In 5 Minutes (5)

We know that our xperia ray got the update from ICS 4.0.3 to ICS 4.0.4. I’m really glad to know that, lot of my readers are satisfied with my simple steps to root ICS 4.0.3. Now its time to root your Android 4.0.4! I have found lot of hard steps to root Android 4.0.4. I think, it is only suitable for advanced users and developers. But, I’m going to show you a simple method to root Android 4.0.4! First of all, are you newbie in rooting? Don’t know what is android rooting? Ok, let me explain about android rooting.

What Is Root?

On many computer operating systems including Unix, Linux and Android, the root account, is a special user with complete access to all files and commands. Various names for this type of account might include, administrator, superuser, or supervisor.

In the context of Android, root access allows the user to have complete control over their device. Root access is commonly granted for developers allowing them access to all files and commands on the device.

With full root access to a device, there is potential for damage. Any user with root access is strongly cautioned to be very careful.

How To Root Sony Xperia Ray 4.0.4?

Warning: This tutorial is for 4.1.B.0.587 only! So, verify now: Go to your phone Settings>>About Phone>> Build Number.

Requirements:

Steps Before Going To Root

  • Backup Your Device (Songs,Videos,Images,Contacts,Call log,Messages).In normal condition, you will never lose anything while rooting.But, I’m strongly recommend to take a backup.
  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 70% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • ADB Should be installed in your computer without which it’s not possible to make use of this procedure.(Included in Sony Xperia Ray Rooting Package.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your SONY Xperia Ray from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed for rooting steps!

Step 1:

Delete  all files in the directory “firmwares” (C: Flashtool>>firmwares) and copy the file ST18i_4.0.4_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf into the “firmwares” folder.

Step 2:

Run the flshtool software and flash the kernal ST18i_4.0.4_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf  (See the screenshots) 

How To Root Sony Xperia Ray With Android 4.0.4 In 5 Minutes (4)

How To Root Sony Xperia Ray With Android 4.0.4 In 5 Minutes (3)

Switch off your phone and connect your phone to PC while holding the “down volume key. Don’t release  your finger. After flashing is done, you can release the down key button.

After flashing, your phone will restart. If your phone is not restarting after 2min, remove the USB cable and turn on the phone.

Note:  You might get errors after the reboot, don’t worry, this is normal and step 3 will fix that.

Step 3:

Note: You can follow the same step to Root Sony Xperia Ray With Android 4.0.3

Or

Connect your phone to the computer with the help of original USB cable and open the file “runme.bat” file from your computer. 

How To Root Sony Xperia Ray 4.0.4

As soon as you connect your phone, press 1 and hit on enter to start the process of rooting.

 Step 4:

Delete  all files in the directory “firmwares” (C: Flashtool>>firmwares) and copy the file ST18i_4.0.4_4.1.B.0.587_T.ftf into the “firmwares” folder.

Step 5:

Run the flshtool software and flash the kernal ST18i_4.0.4_4.1.B.0.587_T.ftf  (See the screenshots)

How To Root Sony Xperia Ray 4.0.4

How To Root Sony Xperia Ray 4.0.4

Yahoooo All Done! Now your android 4.0.4 is successfully rooted. Now you can see the “Superuser” app in installed on your phone!

Note: Want to verify whether your phone is rooted or not? Just download this Root Checker app from play store and verify yourself !

Enjoy! Don’t forget to post your comments here. Because your comments are my only inspiration.

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Akhil K A is the owner and creator of Androidizer.com. He is a web developer & blogger who likes technology and WordPress blogging. He also founded SparkyHub , TellMeHowToBlog & PollJunction Forum.

172 comments

  1. dude where is the firmwares” (C: Flashtool>>firmwares/?/?

  2. is it work for xperia neo v???:):)

  3. thanks alot.this really helped

  4. please help me,where is the firmwares” (C: Flashtool>>firmwares/?/?

  5. whether to unlock bootloader before the rooting

  6. Works like a charm. Thank you and keep up the good work!!!

  7. where I download the flasher???

  8. Hi.I’ve got this error: ERROR – C:FlashtooldevicesST18loader_unlocked.sin (The system cannot find the file specified).
    Any help ?
    Thanx

  9. hi I followed the above steps…but while running the runme.bat ,I get an error
    “ADB server out of date. killing …”
    and at the end I get “You are done ”
    but my phone is not rooted yet

  10. Thanks Akhil !!!!!
    for the above error I found a solution after several tries!!!
    I just uninstalled PCC and made ADB.exe run before starting runme.bat

  11. Hi Akhil,

    I’ve done until step 2. In flashtool log said that the kernel have been flashed and finished. When I switch on my phone, it’s start normally. I check the kernel, it’s still have 4.1.B.0.587 for it’s build number. I repeat 2 times and still have same result. Can you help me?

  12. Dear akhil,
    I have sony xperia ray st8i. before rooting ICS 4.1.B.0.587. first we should have already installed ICS 4.1.B.0.587 in our device or any version of ICS we should have. Plz help me how to root in easy step without any problem. Thank you.

  13. Thank you broooo !!! :D I love you (no homo) xD It worked for me !!!!!! I have now rooted deviceeeee

  14. hi, doesn't it lost your guarantee?

  15. Can you please teach because i dont really get procedure of this.
    unplug the device
    power off the device
    press the back button and hold it
    plug the usb cable
    when i do that it says
    16/001/2013 10:01:11 – ERROR –
    16/001/2013 10:01:11 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    16/001/2013 10:01:12 – ERROR – Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
    16/001/2013 10:01:12 – ERROR – You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.

    • Please install the needed drivers.

      Setup is located in, C:Flashtool–>Drivers–>”Flashtool-drivers”

      Install and select xperia ray!

      Then, retry the above procedures!

      Hope this will solve your issue..

  16. I get this error even after checking debbuging and unknown sources.

    13/006/2013 22:06:54 – INFO – Selected ray / 111 / 000
    13/006/2013 22:06:54 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    13/006/2013 22:06:54 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    13/007/2013 22:07:00 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    13/007/2013 22:07:00 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    13/007/2013 22:07:00 – INFO – Reading device information
    13/007/2013 22:07:00 – INFO – Phone ready for flashmode operations.
    13/007/2013 22:07:00 – INFO – Current device : ST18i – CB511UXU97 – 1251-9077_R1I – 1248-9545_4.1.A.0.562 – WORLD-i_4.1.B.0.587
    13/007/2013 22:07:00 – INFO – Start Flashing
    13/007/2013 22:07:00 – INFO – Processing loader
    13/007/2013 22:07:00 – INFO – Checking header
    13/007/2013 22:07:00 – INFO – Flashing data
    13/007/2013 22:07:03 – INFO – Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f – Version : R4A066 / Bootloader status : ROOTED
    13/007/2013 22:07:03 – INFO – Disabling final data verification check
    13/007/2013 22:07:03 – INFO – Processing kernel.sin
    13/007/2013 22:07:03 – INFO – Checking header
    13/007/2013 22:07:03 – INFO – Flashing data
    13/007/2013 22:07:05 – INFO – Ending flash session
    13/007/2013 22:07:05 – INFO – Flashing finished.
    13/007/2013 22:07:05 – INFO – Please unplug and start your phone
    13/007/2013 22:07:05 – INFO – For flashtool, Unknown Sources and Debugging must be checked in phone settings
    13/007/2013 22:07:05 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    13/007/2013 22:07:15 – INFO – Device disconnected

    Please help me with the solution.

    • Delete all files in the directory “firmwares” and then copy the file ST18i_4.0.4_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf into the “firmwares” folder, and try once more time.

  17. Hi,
    the root process didnt work for me. my phone refuses to install the kernel for A.0.562.
    i’ve tried going ahead to finish the whole process and see but still not rooted.
    is there any other process to adopt?

  18. phang sing fong

    bro , where is the flash tool and firmwares ? i cant find it …

  19. I have one question: I did softmod on Wii and I think that is similar to rooting android. So, on Wii, you can back up Wii’s operating system, NAND, and restore it if you accidentally brick Wii while softomodding. Is anything similar possible on Android? I barely got money to buy Ray, if I brick it I can only afford a phone without a camera, I could only dream about another Android. Thanks!!!

  20. Thanks a lot!!!

  21. lock or unlock Bootloader

  22. it’s asking a password for extract flashtools, what is the password dude?

  23. Thanks mate. It worked for me.

  24. Mate,
    i have flashed to .562,

    then running the rootkit (rume.bet)
    i keep getting this error at the end:

    ST18i (4.1.B.0.587) is not supported.
    Failed to obtain root privilege.

    any suggestion?
    thx

  25. where is there flash tool link??????
    nor it is in the articles neither on requirements
    link plzzz

  26. I followed all the steps but didnot get the job done. See my log message.

    26/007/2013 14:07:07 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
    26/007/2013 14:07:07 – INFO – Flashtool Version 0.9.13.0 built on 2013-06-04 22:50:00
    26/007/2013 14:07:12 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/007/2013 14:07:19 – INFO – Selected ray / 111 / 000
    26/007/2013 14:07:19 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    26/007/2013 14:07:19 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    26/007/2013 14:07:30 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/007/2013 14:07:30 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    26/007/2013 14:07:30 – INFO – Reading device information
    26/007/2013 14:07:30 – INFO – Phone ready for flashmode operations.
    26/007/2013 14:07:30 – INFO – Current device : ST18i – BX902XF50F – 1252-6163_R1I – 1248-9545_4.1.B.0.587 – WORLD-i_4.1.B.0.587
    26/007/2013 14:07:30 – INFO – Start Flashing
    26/007/2013 14:07:31 – INFO – Processing loader.sin
    26/007/2013 14:07:31 – INFO – Checking header
    26/007/2013 14:07:31 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/007/2013 14:07:33 – INFO – Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f – Version : R4A066 / Boot version : R9B031 / Bootloader status : ROOTABLE
    26/007/2013 14:07:33 – INFO – Disabling final data verification check
    26/007/2013 14:07:33 – INFO – Processing kernel.sin
    26/007/2013 14:07:33 – INFO – Checking header
    26/007/2013 14:07:34 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/007/2013 14:07:35 – INFO – Ending flash session
    26/007/2013 14:07:35 – INFO – Flashing finished.
    26/007/2013 14:07:35 – INFO – Please unplug and start your phone
    26/007/2013 14:07:35 – INFO – For flashtool, Unknown Sources and Debugging must be checked in phone settings
    26/007/2013 14:07:35 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/008/2013 14:08:59 – INFO – Log written to C:\Flashtool\flashtool_2013-10-26_02-07-07.log
    26/009/2013 14:09:26 – INFO – Device disconnected
    26/012/2013 14:12:53 – INFO – Selected ST18i / 4.0.4 / T
    26/012/2013 14:12:53 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    26/012/2013 14:12:53 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    26/013/2013 14:13:00 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/013/2013 14:13:00 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    26/013/2013 14:13:00 – INFO – Reading device information
    26/013/2013 14:13:00 – INFO – Phone ready for flashmode operations.
    26/013/2013 14:13:00 – INFO – Current device : ST18i – BX902XF50F – 1252-6163_R1I – 1248-9545_4.1.A.0.562 – WORLD-i_4.1.B.0.587
    26/013/2013 14:13:00 – INFO – Start Flashing
    26/013/2013 14:13:00 – INFO – Processing loader.sin
    26/013/2013 14:13:00 – INFO – Checking header
    26/013/2013 14:13:00 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/013/2013 14:13:03 – INFO – Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f – Version : R4A069 / Boot version : R9B031 / Bootloader status : ROOTABLE
    26/013/2013 14:13:03 – INFO – Disabling final data verification check
    26/013/2013 14:13:03 – INFO – Processing kernel.sin
    26/013/2013 14:13:03 – INFO – Checking header
    26/013/2013 14:13:03 – INFO – Flashing data
    26/013/2013 14:13:05 – INFO – Ending flash session
    26/013/2013 14:13:05 – INFO – Flashing finished.
    26/013/2013 14:13:05 – INFO – Please unplug and start your phone
    26/013/2013 14:13:05 – INFO – For flashtool, Unknown Sources and Debugging must be checked in phone settings
    26/013/2013 14:13:05 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    26/013/2013 14:13:42 – INFO – Device disconnected

  27. adb server is out of dat. killing…
    * daemon started succesfully *

    Why it doesnt work, I try everything above here, turned on usb debugging

    • Hi Adanali.

      Welcome to Androidizer.com

      Here is the solution for your issue:

      Install adb.exe in the “drivers” folder! Go to C>>flashtool>>drivers

      Waiting for your response.

  28. great thanks from CZ , my ray is rooted

  29. Hi bro,,anybody can help me..why i cant install flashtool? i was downloaded from the link u mentioned.. when i install flashtooll [flashtool-master/ProgramExe/Flashtool.exe] but error on startup,its say “an error has occurred during startup: java.lang.classNotFoundException…….bla bla bla” i was installed any version of java,,java 6 till the latest version,but still can not.
    can u help me to fix this problem first please?

    thx.

  30. All day i search how to get function Root… This manual is GREAT and Function TY from CZ

  31. hi akhil,

    first time rooting here.
    haven’t started yet, tho.
    like how big is the Flashtool file? 1GB+?

    thanks,
    lai

    • i was trying to do it now.
      i guess rooting it would take just 5 mins.
      but the downloads and finding the missing/not working files takes forever.
      i still haven’t done it successfully because the Flashtool-Driver.exe wont install properly.
      im getting error:

      Driver Name Status
      X Sony Ericsson Net (02/23/2011 6.0.6000.16489) Install Failed

      I tried downloading another Flashtool-driver but i’m getting the same error.
      Shall i redownload the entire Flashtool zip file?

      Please help me.
      Thanks!

      • Hi Lai.

        I think you are having a slow internet connection. So, always double check while downloading big files. I’m always happy to help you. So, I’m going to add all needed files in the resource section, and I’m going to launch a small support forum for the easy and extended support. So, please be patient for 2 days.

        Thanks!

    • Hi Lai.

      Welcome to Androidizer!

      The file size of rooting tool is 112MB (Ver.0.9.11.0)

      Thanks!

      • Hi,

        I still haven’t successfully rooted my phone. :(
        When you said that my internet connection is slow, i went to my friend’s home and did it here since she has DSL connection while i just use broadband.

        Anyways, it seems like there had been some updates:
        a) Flashtool-master zip file is 308mb now
        b) I can only unzip the Flashtool-master. Can’t find out how to install it.
        c) I can’t run the Flashtool application (unable to open 64-bits while getting multiple Java errors when running 32-bits. Flashtool-master/ProgramExe)

        I don’t know what to do anymore. :( I hope there is a way thay I can show you the screenshots of the errors I’m getting if that would make it easier for you to help me.

        I’m hoping to have this rooting done so that I can upgrade to Jellybean as well. Hehe. Please help.

        Thanks a lot,
        Lai

        • Hi Lai.

          What is your PC Operating System? If your OS is Windows 8. Try to install in Windows 7.

          Waiting for your reply.

          Thanks.

          • Hi,

            I’m now running it in Win8. Would there be an update in here so that it’ll be compatible in Windows 8?

            Also, just yesterday, i got a notification in my phone saying that there’s a new system update available – 4.1.B.0.587
            This already is the kernel version of my phone. I guess when i tried to downgrade it using the flashtool it somehow go through but did not complete because of the errors that i got.

            Well i hope i’d be able to root my phone soon. :)

            Thanks so much!

          • Hi Lai.

            I didn’t tried rooting in windows 8. I think, the rooting toolkit is not compatible with windows 8!

            Any way, thanks for the comment Lai.

  32. Hello can you please help me? Before i root xperia ray i installed gta:vice city which have 1,4gb… instaled this game was without problems…. But after i rooted my xperia ray i delete this game and try install it again… But now when i start installation gta:vice city it write : GTA:vice city could not be installed. Free up some space and try it again… I have free 2 gb on my sd card… so i think now my xperia try save this game to telephone memory which is free only 200 mb of 400 mb…. Can you help me? TY

  33. I HAVE SONY RAY MODEL ST18i VERSION 2.3.4 HOW TO ROOT YAAR

    BASEBAND
    8X55A-AAABQOAZM-203028D-64
    KERNEL
    2.3.32.9-PERFSEMCU USER@ SEMCHOT#1

    BUILD NUMBER
    4.0.2.A.0.62

    =============
    IN YOUR ABOVE PROCESS U HAVE MENTION
    Kernal 4.1.B.0.587 Download Here.
    Kernal 4.1.A.0.562 Download Here.
    Latest Version Flashtool Download Here.
    Sony Xperia Ray Rooting Package.You Can Get It From Here

    HOW TO DO THIS IF U DOWNLOAD THE FILES ALSO, WHERE I PLACE THIS FILE IN MY LAPTOP??

    • Hi Naresh.

      This tutorial is only for android 4.0.4(ICS). I think, you are still in version 2.3.4(gingerbread). Please update your phone via sony pc companion. ICS is much better than gingerbread. If you are interested in Jelly bean custom ROM, follow this article: http://www.androidizer.com/how-to-install-jelly-bean-4-1-2-on-sony-xperia-ray/

      Thanks!

      • THANKS FOR INFO AKHIL
        WILL TODAY WILL FIRST TRY TO UPDATE AS U SAID THEN WILL LET YOU KNOW
        SECONDLY AS U SAID ( Jelly bean custom ROM) SO WILL IT EFFECT THE SPEED AND WIFI OF THE PHONE OR MEMORY??

        RIGHT NOW I WILL FIRST TRY TO UPDATE AS U SAID
        THANKS BOSS

      • HELLO
        I HAVE UPDATE MY PHONE TO VERSION 4.0.4 THANK FOR UR ADVICE
        NOW I JUST WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS, SO NEED SOME THING T BE CLEARED

        1) YOU SAID DOWNLOAD ABD?? FROM WHERE AND WHY I NEED THAT,
        2) WHEN U DOWNLOAD ABD I RUN THE SETUP FILE AND THEN START THE ABOVE PROCESS
        3) YOU HAVE MENTION (Sony Xperia Ray Rooting Package.You Can Get It From Here) WHY THIS AND WHAT U HAVE TO DO WITH THIS ???
        4) U SAID TO DELET ALL FIRMWIRE AND

        • Hey Naresh!

          Why are using FULL CAPS:-)

          Anyway, here are the answers for your queries:

          1. I think, you are saying about “ADB”, just install the “Flashtool-drivers.exe” in the location “C:\Flashtool\drivers”.

          2. See the first answer.

          3. That package contains the software(program) to root your device.

          4. Just delete all default files located in the directory ” C:\Flashtool\firmwares”.

          Thanks!

      • SORRY WAS TRYPING AND MY BROWERS GOT HANGED
        SO YOU HAVE SAID
        (Delete all files in the directory “firmwares” (C: Flashtool>>firmwares) and copy the file ST18i_4.0.4_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf into the “firmwares” folder.)
        I THIS FOLDER WILL BE IN MY PC I JUST FIRST HAVE TO DELET AND COPY AS U SAID ,

        MOST TIME STEP

        IN STEP 3 U HAVE MENTION
        As soon as you connect your phone, press 1 and hit on enter to start the process of rooting.

        ******AND THEN U SAID BELOW POINT (SO THIS(STEP4) I HAVE TO DO WHEN THE ABOVE SCRIPT IS RUNNING OR AFTER 3RD STEP IS FINISHED)******

        Step 4:
        Delete all files in the directory “firmwares” (C: Flashtool>>firmwares) and copy the file ST18i_4.0.4_4.1.B.0.587_T.ftf into the “firmwares” folder.

  34. Hi
    Till now not done, was busy in work,
    today i download all the files and when i clicked flash tool to run it got msg as under
    java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: gui.Main
    at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
    at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
    at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)
    at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source)

    i even download java from below link on my windows 8
    http://download.cnet.com/Java-Runtime-Environment-JRE/3000-2378_4-10009607.html?tag=mncol;1
    and file name was (jre-7u45-windows-i586 (1).exe)

    but still not able to run flash toool

    • Hi Naresh!

      I’m extremely sorry for this. Looks like flashtool and rooting toolkit is not working properly on Windows 8. I suggest you to try these steps using Windows 7. I’m not forcing you to downgrade your PC operating system. But, I’m sure flashtool and rooting toolkit will definitely work on Windows 7.

      Thanks!

      • Hi,
        Boss don’t say sorry yaar, infact im sorry for troubling you now and then, u are doing great job by helping us !!!
        well i don’t have windows 7 but windows xp i have in my other system will check in that and let you know
        have a great day and new year in advance (i might get busy so saying )

        • Hello Vicky.

          Hope you are going well. Thanks for your valuable reply. I’m always happy to help my readers and I have responsibility to do that. If you are facing any issues, feel free to ask here.

          Thanks.

  35. hey bro i m new to this. i m gona root my device for instaling link2sd. i followed ur steps but the kernel option in the flashmode is blured (unselectable) plz help

  36. why i stuck in enabling emulator hack

  37. Hi, I am a Xperia Ray user as well and has just updated my phone to ICS a few days ago. I tried to root the phone by following your instructions above but the following message appeared (that was the last part of it since i was unable to copy all of them) when i run the runme batch file. Please tell me what is wrong. Thanks.

    — pushing SU binary
    failed to copy ‘files\su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy ‘files\Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only
    file system
    — cleaning
    rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Permission denied
    failed on ‘/data/local/tmp.bak’ – No such file or directory
    — rebooting
    ALL DONE!!!
    Press any key to continue . . .

  38. Hi Akhil, I cant root my Xperia Ray St18. When I select firmware at flashtool it doesnot became to blue as on your screenshot. Even it says that it was rooted Root checker says that it is not rooted.Flashing goes pretty fast in seconds..
    19/050/2014 19:50:39 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    19/050/2014 19:50:39 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    19/050/2014 19:50:39 – INFO – Reading device information
    19/050/2014 19:50:39 – INFO – Phone ready for flashmode operations.
    19/050/2014 19:50:39 – INFO – Current device : ST18i – CB511VEM6J – 1252-5882_R1I – 1248-9545_4.1.B.0.587 – WORLD-i_4.1.B.0.587
    19/050/2014 19:50:39 – INFO – Start Flashing
    19/050/2014 19:50:39 – INFO – Processing loader.sin
    19/050/2014 19:50:39 – INFO – Checking header
    19/050/2014 19:50:39 – INFO – Flashing data
    19/050/2014 19:50:42 – INFO – Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f – Version : R4A069 / Boot version : R9A029 / Bootloader status : ROOTABLE
    19/050/2014 19:50:42 – INFO – Disabling final data verification check
    19/050/2014 19:50:42 – INFO – Processing kernel.sin
    19/050/2014 19:50:42 – INFO – Checking header
    19/050/2014 19:50:42 – INFO – Flashing data
    19/050/2014 19:50:44 – INFO – Ending flash session
    19/050/2014 19:50:44 – INFO – Flashing finished.
    19/050/2014 19:50:44 – INFO – Please unplug and start your phone

    Second thing is using that bat file.. i am getting lot of errors, mainyl that ADB server is out of date killing … and ADB server didnt ACK, failed to start deamon.

    I have USB debuging ON (also try to switch it ON-OFF-ON again) restart phone etc.
    INstaling from other sources is also activated.

  39. OK my MTP was not activated (file transfer from SD card) , and finally it works.
    I missed clear sentence at the end of guide : After root is finished, new app Superuser appear at your system. You MUST run that up and then you can use Root checker to check if phone is rooted.
    Anyway thank you for nice guide!
    Regards

  40. hi,
    thanks for the detailed description. i have followed all of them. but when i run the runme.exe file, it shows a error, says “adb server is out of date. killing… “. i have turned on usb debugging and successfully unlocked bootloader. you can see the details, i have copied the messages in a text file and uploaded it https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcbodj574k6j4od/log.txt

    • Hi Ronnie.

      This is issue is happened because of the outdated ADB driver. Just use this tool: http://visualgdb.com/adbfix/

      or try to re-install the drivers located in “c>>flashtool>>drivers” directory!

      Thanks.

      • Hi Akhil,

        I also have this problem with the “adb server is out of date. killing”. I have installed the drivers in the flashtool drivers directory but still unsuccessful. I just wondered, is there a folder where to install the drivers? Perhaps that’s what i’m missing.

        Oh yeah, I also tried the ADBFix but I don’t know where is my Android SDK Location… so unsuccessful there too… You’re help is very much appreciated! Thank you… Hope to hear from you soon…

        • Hey Daryl.

          This is happening because of older version of adb.exe is running on your system background. Just go to the task-manager–>Processes, and check for adb.exe . If found, just kill it and try again.

          Thanks.

  41. i have se ray version 4.1…..567 so have i start this process from step 4.

  42. Yay rooted! Thanks for the info! Now I will proceed to install the SJB pack :)

  43. I followed every step, I tried rootchecker and It said them my phone is rooted, but when i installed Autostarts for preventing unvanted aplication to start it vill not stop any aplication because my phone does not have root acces …… PS sorry for My bad english !

    • Hi.

      First of all, if the root checker says: “Your phone is rooted”, then you can assure that, your phone is fully rooted. When an app is asking for root rights, the “superuser” app will prompt you to allow,or deny application to access root. In that time, you have to select “Grant” option to allow the app to access root. So, please make sure that you have done this! If not, go to the super user app and clear all apps from the “app” tab. This will reset all the permission settings of root access apps. Then try once again to open your app/game.

      Thanks.

  44. when i try to flash it says the i need i driver and then i install but it doesnt work help pls!!!!!!!

    • Hi Adam.

      Install the needed drivers from the C:>flashtool>drivers>Flashtool-drivers. Then “restart your PC” and try again.

      Thanks.

      • I did what you saidand it still gives me the same error sometimes even freeses ma computer do you whant me to copy the log pls heeelp!

        btw:You are awesome.Help

        • Hi Adam.

          I can understand your issue and I’m extremely sorry about this. Are you using Windows 7 or Windows 8? Maybe this is an OS conflict or your java is corrupted. Well, today I’m going to publish a simple tutorial for rooting xperia ray. Please wait for some hours.

          Thanks.

          • No I am using window xp

          • Hi Adam.

            I think, xp is having some issues with java. Can try this on windows 7?

            Thanks.

          • I managed to solve the drivers issue but when i run runme.bat it says adb server out of date kiling.Help?

            Oh and your advice helped reeealy for the drivers

          • Hi Adam.

            This issue can be resolved if you kill the adb server process in windows.To resolve this issue, just open “task manger” and go to “processes” tab and check for the process related to “adb” and kill it. Then try again.

            Thanks.

  45. I do not have 4.1.B.0.587 can i still root

  46. Hi its me again I did what you said and says the same thing do you want me to copy the log or could you give me a link for xperia rax drive

  47. unlocked boot loader for my xperia ray then downgraded to 2.3.4 using emma flashtool provided by sony.
    what should i do now? I can’t connect my mobile using pc companion for 4.0.3 upgrade.
    If u find any solution for this pls let me know.

  48. hey…m having windows xp sp3 with pentium dual core processor…..
    i just downloaded the flashtool version 0.9.11.0 ….
    bt when..i started to install it gives me a startup error…..
    java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:
    gui.Main
    at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run
    (Unknown Source)
    at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run
    (Unknown Source)
    at
    java.security.AccessController.doPrivileg
    (Native Method)
    at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass
    (Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass
    (Unknown Source)
    at sun.misc.Launcher
    $AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown
    Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass
    (Unknown Source)
    at
    com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launc
    (Unknown Source)
    at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main
    (Unknown Source)….

    I have installed the JRE 7u51 …
    wats the prob… can i suggest me

    • Hi.

      This error is causing because of your java. Anyway, leave it. I’m going to publish a simple article for rooting xperia ray. So, you can root your xperia ray within seconds. I promise. Please subscribe to my newsletter.

      Thanks.

  49. 23/058/2014 21:58:26 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
    23/058/2014 21:58:26 – INFO – Flashtool Version 0.9.11.0 built on 2013-06-04 22:50:00
    23/058/2014 21:58:32 – INFO – Device disconnected
    23/058/2014 21:58:38 – INFO – Selected ray / 111 / 000
    23/058/2014 21:58:38 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    23/058/2014 21:58:38 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    23/058/2014 21:58:58 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    23/058/2014 21:58:58 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    23/058/2014 21:58:58 – INFO – Start Flashing
    23/058/2014 21:58:58 – INFO – Processing loader
    23/058/2014 21:58:58 – INFO – Checking header
    23/058/2014 21:58:58 – INFO – Ending flash session
    23/058/2014 21:58:58 – ERROR –
    23/058/2014 21:58:58 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    23/058/2014 21:58:59 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    23/059/2014 21:59:05 – INFO – Device disconnected

    please help. phone not working :'(

  50. hey Akhil,
    thanks a TON!!!!
    after 2 days of internet searches/forum readings, going thru all possible documents, the only thing that worked is your step by step guide
    really well documented and complete guide!
    kudos to you and thanks again.
    regards
    YC

  51. Great post, Your article shows tells me you must have a lot of background in this topic. Can you direct me to other articles about this? I will recommend this article to my friends as well. Keep it up.

    • Hi Unknown (what is your name?).

      Thank you very much for spending your valuable time to comment on Androidizer. I won’t accept the comments without having a real name. I hope, next time you will use your real name to comment.

      Thanks.

  52. what an amazing admin which replay and help almost every member
    very Good work keep it up
    and secondly can you help me to update
    Xperia Ray from version Android version : 2.3.4 / kernel version : 2.6.32.9-perf to the latest version 4.0.4

    Thanks in advance
    love your site and love your article + love your response to user

    • Hello Khan.

      Thanks for your kind words. You can upgrade your android version 2.3.4 to 4.0.4 by automatically or manually.

      You have to ways to do the upgrade automatically.

      1. Install the latest version of Sony PC Companion and connect your device to the PC and do the update.

      2. Install Sony Update Service and connect your device to the PC and upgrade your OS.

      To Upgrade Manually,

      Read this article: How To Root Sony Xperia Ray With Android 4.0.4 In 5 Minutes

      and follow these steps:

      1. Download the Kernal 4.1.B.0.587 from the “Requirements” of the article.

      2. Do the “Step 1 and Step 2 only.

      Now you have successfully upgraded your OS to the latest official ICS version 4.0.4.

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks :)

  53. Hi Akhil,
    Mine is Xperia Ray ST18a,Android version4.0.4 and Build Number:4.1.B.0.587.Can I do rooting as per the instruction in this article and install latest version kitkat 4.4.2.
    Thanks

  54. No. Flashing is not done. I checked with the Root checker app

  55. Really Thank you very much it was very helpful and my mobile have been already rooted.
    I have a question regarding increasing internal memory of my xperia when partitioning SD card which extension should I use for the new internal memory (Fat32 or EXT2)?
    AND many thanks again

  56. Udana hettiarachchi

    thank’s lot …it’s works for me Akhil K A…..it’s work great

  57. Hey Akhil,

    i can´t select “kernel.sin” in flashtool. Does it matter?

  58. thank you my friend
    I tried 4 times then I read carefully tried 5th success )))

  59. Rooting

    Go to settings > Security > Mark “Unknown sources”
    Settings > Developer options > Mark USB debugging
    Settings > Xperia > connectivity > USB connection mode > select MSC mode
    PC Companion installed on your PC.

    1) Connect your phone to PC ( IMPORTANT > Skip PC Companion installation pop up on your phone.) and wait for the adb drivers to be installed. If these drivers don’t get installed, phone would not be detected by Eroot.
    Make sure nothing else ( specially flashtool ) is running on your PC in the background.

    2) Download this rooting toolkit. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jnwl5r3fnsssbuu/Eroot_V1.3.4.exe and run it. If any downloading starts, cancel it by clicking the green button. Don’t let the eroot download anything.
    It should now detect your phone and show an option to “-root”. Just click on it, wait till it finishes
    3)Rooting done ( For confirmation see if any Super User app has been installed )
    4) If by chance it fails for the first time, give it another go. it won’t harm your phone in any way.

  60. its not working i gave up :(

  61. Hi Boss….

    When I connect my xperia ray in my pc, it shows..,,,

    30/054/2014 10:54:35 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
    30/054/2014 10:54:35 – INFO – Flashtool Version 0.9.11.0 built on 2013-06-04 22:50:00
    30/054/2014 10:54:40 – INFO – Device disconnected
    30/054/2014 10:54:46 – ERROR – Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
    30/054/2014 10:54:46 – ERROR – You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.
    30/054/2014 10:54:50 – INFO – Device disconnected

    Can you help me to fix this problem……

    Thanks….

  62. Hi Dude,

    Is will lost my previous applications and data when I flashing .567 and re flashing .587 and 4.0.4 ICS is support NTFS file system? Because I’m scared to lost my data again. I’d tried original 2.3.4 FAT32 to NTFS via DOS command via PC and after when I unplugged the USB cable all my app and data was lost. I want to change my SD to NTFS system for watching HD movies in my phone. Pls guide me us how to do that. And Billions thanks for your great efforts and knowledge sharing

    • Hi Htet.

      Android is a linux based operating system. Linux will only support FAT file system. I know. NTFS allows faster file transfer and big file size. But, it is not possible to format and use an SD card using NTFS file system for android smartphones.

      Thanks.

  63. 02/016/2014 18:16:39 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
    02/016/2014 18:16:39 – INFO – Flashtool Version 0.9.11.0 built on 2013-06-04 22:50:00
    02/016/2014 18:16:45 – INFO – Device connected with USB debugging on
    02/016/2014 18:16:45 – ERROR – Cannot identify your device.
    02/016/2014 18:16:45 – INFO – Selecting from user input
    02/016/2014 18:16:54 – INFO – Selected ray / 111 / 000
    02/016/2014 18:16:54 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    02/016/2014 18:16:54 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    02/016/2014 18:16:56 – INFO – Start Flashing
    02/016/2014 18:16:56 – INFO – Processing loader
    02/016/2014 18:16:56 – INFO – Checking header
    02/016/2014 18:16:56 – INFO – Ending flash session

    i dont know what to do ?!

  64. I am Waiting…………

  65. Hello my friend,

    I am currently facing a problem while using Flashtool. Everytime i try to flash a file (baseband or even stock rom) into my Sony Live With Walkman (WT19i), i’m getting this error. See log below :

    09/004/2014 00:04:19 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
    09/004/2014 00:04:19 – INFO – Flashtool Version 0.9.16.0 built on 19-04-2014 19:00:00
    09/004/2014 00:04:20 – INFO – Checking if changes have been made to devices folder.
    09/004/2014 00:04:31 – INFO – Pulling changes from github
    09/004/2014 00:04:33 – INFO – Devices sync finished.
    09/004/2014 00:04:38 – INFO – Device disconnected
    09/006/2014 00:06:11 – INFO – Selected Bundle for WT19i. FW release : 4.1.B.0.587. Customization : SEMC
    09/006/2014 00:06:11 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    09/006/2014 00:06:42 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    09/006/2014 00:06:59 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    09/007/2014 00:07:00 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    09/007/2014 00:07:00 – INFO – Start Flashing
    09/007/2014 00:07:00 – INFO – Processing loader.sin
    09/007/2014 00:07:00 – INFO – Checking header
    09/007/2014 00:07:00 – ERROR – Processing of loader.sin finished with errors.
    09/007/2014 00:07:00 – INFO – Ending flash session

    Could you tell me why it is so? I installed every driver from flashtool-drivers.exe.

    Note that i'm currently under CM 10 for LWW and working under Windows 7

  66. Hi My Xperia Ray has build 4.0.A.2.364 and running Android 2.3.3. Can I use this tutorial?

  67. i cannot download the kernel files and root package please repost it asap..

  68. Hi Akhil,

    I don’t know if it’s just me but I can’t download any of the rooting files or eroot from the links. Are they still working? I couldn’t get the flashtool from the Kit Kat page either…

    • Hi.

      Sorry for the inconvenience caused. I have uploaded all the files in Androidizer to another hosting website. Now all links are working fine.

      Thanks.

  69. Hi Akhil,
    This is a very nice thread.
    And really appreciate your efforts.
    My mom uses Ray and I want to upgrade it to KitKat later but i need to root
    However the only problem is i am not able to download these files from Box.com
    May be its issue with ur Box bandwidth.
    But please can you make these file available to download maybe thru dropbox or google drive??
    Thanks…
    Bookmarking the page.. .

  70. I am unable to flash my xperia ray due to below mentioned error. i am sending you the log.
    phone is rooted, bootloader is open but i am getting this message. i am trying to flash my phone for kitkat.
    09/019/2014 04:19:17 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
    09/019/2014 04:19:17 – INFO – Flashtool Version 0.9.16.0 built on 19-04-2014 19:00:00
    09/019/2014 04:19:18 – INFO – Checking if changes have been made to devices folder.
    09/019/2014 04:19:35 – INFO – Pulling changes from github
    09/019/2014 04:19:37 – INFO – Devices sync finished.
    09/019/2014 04:19:43 – INFO – Device connected with USB debugging on
    09/019/2014 04:19:44 – INFO – Connected device : SonyEricson Xperia Ray
    09/019/2014 04:19:44 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : BusyBox v1.22.1-Stericson (2014-01-25 17:27:18 CET) multi-call binary.
    09/019/2014 04:19:44 – INFO – Android version : 4.0.4 / kernel version : 2.6.32.9-perf / Build number : 4.1.B.0.587
    09/019/2014 04:19:44 – INFO – Checking root access
    09/019/2014 04:19:45 – INFO – Root Access Allowed
    09/020/2014 04:20:41 – INFO – Please wait device is rebooting into fastboot mode (via ADB)
    09/020/2014 04:20:44 – INFO – Device will soon enter fastboot mode
    09/020/2014 04:20:46 – INFO – Device disconnected
    09/020/2014 04:20:53 – INFO – Device connected in fastboot mode
    09/021/2014 04:21:30 – INFO – Selected kernel (boot.img or kernel.sin): D:\latest contacts\Jelly Bean For Xperia Ray 8.0\SuperFusionRay.img
    09/021/2014 04:21:30 – INFO – Flashing selected kernel
    09/021/2014 04:21:30 – INFO – sending 'boot' (9088 KB)…
    09/021/2014 04:21:30 – INFO – FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
    09/021/2014 04:21:30 – INFO – finished. total time: 0.001s
    09/021/2014 04:21:30 – INFO – FASTBOOT Output:
    sending 'boot' (9088 KB)…
    FAILED (remote: The Device must be rooted first)
    finished. total time: 0.001s

    09/021/2014 04:21:30 – INFO – Please check the log before rebooting into system
    09/021/2014 04:21:36 – INFO – Device will now exit fastboot mode and start booting into system
    09/021/2014 04:21:37 – INFO – Device disconnected

    kindly help me

    rajeev

  71. Dear Akhil,
    For some reason I can not download the files through box.com
    When I click download on Box Pages, it just shows the load animation but and comes back to its original state but nothing is downloaded.
    Kindly help

  72. Waiting…

  73. Does this also work for the ST18a Xperia Ray?

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