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Last June 10, i have decided to root my Sony Xperia C using framaroot. Well its the easiest method i have used in rooting devices. Rooted my Pipo S2 using chinese software and my old Samsung Galaxy Ace in the past. But this one is simply “easy” and fast.
All you need is download framaroot.apk in your phone, check “Unknown sources” in “Settings > Security” to install an app not from Google Play.
Click here to download Framaroot by alephzain. [xda-developers] Download it only from xda-developers!
WARNING: ROOTING YOUR SMART PHONE VOIDS WARRANTY. DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! DO NOT BLAME ME OR ANYBODY IF YOU BRICK YOUR PHONE!!!
If you have downloaded the APK in you PC, just copy it in your SD card and use any File Manager app (File Command – built in with Sony Xperia C) and install framaroot.apk. A warning from Google will appear regarding the ability of the app to exploit Android Security simply check the checkbox and continue the installation.
After installation, execute framaroot and tap Boromir (refer to screenshot below). And thats it. It will only take around 1-3 seconds and your phone is rooted. Reboot you phone after.
If you decide to UNROOT your device. Open framaroot again and choose Unroot (refer to screenshot below).
Rooting android is really beneficial since there are lots of application (for power-users) in the Play Store that requires root access. But my main concern why I rooted mine after 2 days is the built in facebook app :). Sony Xperia C has a very small internal storage around 1GB usable storage. After updating my facebook app and while using it, it took so much space in my internal storage. So I decided to root my phone to uninstall it and re-install it in my SD Card – that saves a lot of space :). —
Some of my favorite Root-only app:
- Avast Firewall and Anti-theft App
- Titanium Backup
- Root App Delete
- Quick Boot
- SD Main
- Greenify (Available for non-root also)
- Wifi Protector
- Root Browser
- Lucky Patcher (Just for removing annoying ads! 🙂 )
WARNING: ROOTING YOUR PHONE VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY. DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! DO NOT BLAME ME OR ANYBODY IF YOU BRICK YOUR PHONE!
Regarding flashing new rom, I dont think I’m going to do that with my Xperia C, the UI is so light already and fast. So I don’t think I will be doing that. (My old Galaxy Ace has CyanogenMod 10.1 (Unofficial – cooper) Android 4.2.2)
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