Root Sony Xperia Ray ST18i

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Here is a post that will help you to root Xperia Ray ST18i and that too within a few clicks, using an automated one click software in which you will have to just follow the simple instructions given in this post. And after that you can go ahead and increase the performance by those customizations and the tweaks you were looking to do on your android device. So what are you waiting for?

Before you Root Xperia Ray ST18i:

Before you begin with the tutorial to root Xperia Ray ST18i you need to have at least a basic knowledge about the android rooting and that what really are you doing to your device. So that you really know that what affects and changes it brings in your android device and you are not root in your device just for the sake of it. So if you already know about it in detail and have a good knowledge about this stuff then you can skip this part of the tutorial and move onto the next one. But on the other hand if you don’t, then you should really get into it before you begin with it and then move forward. Below is a brief intro part which explains and rooting, it’s merits and demerits. So you should really give it a read at least if this is your first time.

Android Rooting is a basic process, which gets you the root access on the device and in turn root access allows you to control your android device better than ever before. It lets you perform many tweaks and customizations on the device which you cannot do by default. It lets you interfere and alter the core functioning of the device. It is like running a windows system in administrator mode and in a nutshell you are the super user of the device and completely on the driver seat. This very concept of android is so and vast that we cannot discuss it all here right in this post, so if you wish to know more about it then you can refer to this detailed post on android rooting here.

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As said above that there are many tweaks that you can perform on your android device. And not only the tweaks there are many more ways in which you can take advantage of rooting your android, you can read about them here. And to list a few tweaks that you can perform on the device, you could increase the RAM, Play HD Games, overclock processor, Custom ROMs, and also you could install increase the internal memory. And there are many more tweaks that you can perform on an android device too, once you root it.

Unfortunately it is not only the advantages, rooting also has some disadvantages as well. Like many of the users might also know about it that when you root an android device you lose the warranty on the device that has been provided by the manufacturer. Also there are many technical things too, which we cannot explain it right here in this post. So if you wish to read and study more about it, click here.

About the Tutorial:

In this method we will be rooting the device with the help of flash tool and flash a custom kernel on the device and then get the root access and then revert back. This procedure is a bit long and a bit complex to root Xperia ray. But you will be good, if you follow the instructions properly given in this post. Also flash tool is for Sony devices exclusively and is this kind of safe and won’t cause any harm to the device. But still we would like to remind you that we will not be responsible for any damage that might occurs to the device.

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Pre Requisites:

Before you. Rush to then tutorial to root Xperia Ray ST18i, you will have to do some things in the first place. Below is a list that you can follow to do so.

  •  You will need a laptop or a. Computer for the procedure and proper drivers installed on it.
  • If you don’t have the drivers for your device, then you can download it from this page here.
  • Backup all totem important data on the device, though it won’t get deleted but still it is better to be on the safer side.
  • You can refer the guides mentioned below to backup the important stuff on the device.
  • Backup and restore Contacts
  • Backup Apps for Unrooted Devices
  • Backup and Restore SMS and WhatsApp Chats
  • Make sure that you have enabled the USB Debugging Mode under the Developer Options.
  • enable-usb-debugging-mode
  • If you don’t see any developer options in the settings then. You tap on the build number of the device about 7 times in About section in Settings.
  • Charge the device to at least 70 percent as we don’t want that it should go low on power in the middle of the procedure and then interrupt you in the middle of the procedure.
  • Lastly also download the files from the download section below.


Before we begin with the rooting, there ate some rooting essentials that we will need to download on our computer. Download them from the links attached below as they are really essential for the procedure to root Xperia ray. And also before you can use the links below you wi have to unlock them by performing any of the mentioned things below.

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How to Root Sony Xperia Ray ST18i:

After downloading all the necessary files from the above mentioned links, you will have to install Flashtool on your computer. You will also be needed to install ADB which is included in the Sony Xperia Ray rooting package that we downloaded above.

  • Another thing you need to do is to enable the USB Debugging on your phone.
  • To do this, go to Settings > Applications > Development and check the box next to USB debugging.
  • Now we can begin with the rooting process.
  • Go to C: > Flashtool > Firmware and delete all the files in that folder.
  • They copy the ST18i_4.0.4_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf into this folder.
  • Now run Flashtool and flash the ST18i_4.0.4_4.1.A.0.562_kernel.ftf file by clicking on the lightning button.
  • Now turn off your phone and then press and hold the volume down button and connect it to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Don’t let go till the rooting process is complete.
  • Your phone will then automatically restart.
  • If it doesn’t restart in 2 minutes, disconnect the phone from the cable and try turning it on.
  • To make sure if the root, download the Root Checker app from the Play Store.

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So this was a short tutorial that helped you to root Xperia Ray ST18i one click. In case you faced any issues or any problems in the above mentioned steps or any other part of the tutorial, then you can contact us or also reach out to us in the form of comments below. Any one from our team or in fact any user might help you out too. So this is it, I hope this post helped and solved your purpose.

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