Will Verduzco · Apr 22, 2011 at 03:00 am

Rooting Your (Xperia) PLAY as Easy as Child’s Play?

Not too long ago, our own talented news writer mic_888 covered the Sony Xperia PLAY launch event. Now it looks like the device has just been rooted. In typical XDA fashion, we just have to provide you with an easy way.

Thanks to XDA forum member Bin4ry‘s latest how-to guide, it looks like the answer to this article’s title is a resounding YES! You are now just three easy steps from rooting your Xperia PLAY.

1. Unlock Bootloader
Stick to lollylost100’s Tutorial

2. Download my package:
R800i WORLD .184

Open a Terminal (on windows Start->Run->cmd)

Now copy the downloaded package to the location of fastboot you used for unlocking.
Enter this command:

Windows:
fastboot flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img

Linux:
fastboot -i 0x0fce flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img

Mac:
fastboot-mac -i 0x0fce flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img

Now wait until its done.

3. REBOOT & ENJOY

While one of these steps actually involves the 12-step (see: ORD Anonymous) bootloader unlocking process by XDA forum member lollylost100, it still is quite easy. If you’re one of the lucky ones with a PLAY, be sure to continue on to the original thread.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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