Root Sony Xperia U ST25i Easily within 2 Minutes

Sony has been releasing many mid-range Android Smartphones with a bargainable price tag and some decent specifications over these years. The Sony Xperia U was launched back in February 2012 and featured a set of very decent hardware specifications such as a 3.5 inch display with a screen resolution of 480×854 pixels and a PPI of 280, 1 GHz dual core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage with no support for MicroSD card external storage expansion, 5 MP primary camera with Autofocus and LED flash and a VGA front facing camera and a 1320 mAh battery.


Some of the common problems that you might face with the Sony Xperia U are:

  • No sufficient internal storage space.
  • No Android version upgrades.
  • Poor battery performance.
  • Software UI lags and bugs, etc.,

And to remove these issues from your Sony Xperia U, you can try rooting Xperia U and then installing some custom ROM’s to boost the performance and battery life on your Smartphone. And if you’re out there seeking for a tutorial on how to root Sony Xperia U, we are here today with a tutorial on the same. And there are many more advantages of rooting your android smartphone.And you should be knowing that what Android rooting really is. Read about Android Rooting i our detailed guide : What is Android Rooting?

Before You Root Sony Xperia U:

There are some certain information that you should be knowing before attempting to root Sony Xperia U Android Smartphone.

The first and the foremost being that rooting of Android Smartphones is an unauthorized method and hence will end up in voiding the warranty of your Android Smartphone. Second one being that if you carelessly follow the rooting guide written below, there are risks of damaging your Sony Xperia U. And we are not at all responsible in case any of such accidents happens, therefore, proceed at your own risk only. But also there are many advantages also, like you can just swap keys, overclock your processor, increase RAM of your pone, Increase internal memory of your phone, play HD games, you could flash Custom ROM’s, and much more. to read about more advantages of rooting your Android Smartphone, Read: advantages of Android Rooting here.

There are risks to the data stored in the internal storage space of your Sony Xperia U and we recommend you to take a backup of the same prior to rooting your Smartphone and to know more about backing up the data on your Smartphone, check out our guide on  how to Backup Apps, Contacts, and Data using Titanium Backup.

But as it said, that nothing comes for free, there are many disadvantages also along with many advantages of rooting your android smartphone. So you need to think before you root your android smartphone.Moreover, if you’re unaware of the disadvantages caused by rooting on your Android Smartphone then please do check our detailed listing on the disadvantages of rooting.


Below are a few prerequisite procedures to complete before rooting your Sony Xperia U Android Smartphone:

  • Make sure that your Sony Xperia U has at least 80% of battery backup.
  • Download and install all the USB Drivers for Sony Xperia U on your PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your Smartphone.


Download the one-click root kit for the Sony Xperia U from the download link given below.

How To Root Sony Xperia U Android Smartphone:

Now below is the detailed guide on how to root Sony Xperia U Android Smartphone easily:

  • First of all, extract the root kit that you downloaded.
  • Now, connect your Smartphone to the PC.
  • From the extracted root kit folder, run the “Runme.bat” file.
  • A new window will appear.
  • From the window, choose the “Normal Mode” when asked.
  • Follow the on screen instructions.
  • And at the end of the on screen instructions, click on the “Root” button.
  • Now the rooting process will begin on your Sony Xperia U.
  • Wait for the rooting process to end.
  • Once the rooting process completes, your Smartphone will reboot.
  • Once the reboot completes successfully, unplug your Smartphone from the PC.

And you’re done. Congratulations, you have now successfully completed rooting your Sony Xperia U Android Smartphone. Install the “Root Checker” application from the Google Play Store to verify the root. You can verify the root access on the phone with the help of Root Checker App.

Also Read: 11 Things to Do After Rooting your phone

I hope you found this tutorial helpful and in case of any doubts or queries, please do mention them as comments below so that we can help you out if needed.

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