How To Root Sony Xperia V LT25i Smartphone

The Xperia V LT25i  smartphone has got the update recently to android 4.3 Jellybean firmware, based on the build number 9.2.A.0.295. This new firmware comes with many goodies, it fix many bugs, improve the performance of a phone etc…

So, if you have update this firmware on your Sony Xperia V LT25i Smartphone and want to root the same, follow the given below instructions.

Sony Xperia V LT25i


1.Before proceeding, just make sure about your device model number. Since this procedure works well only on Sony Xperia V LT25i Smartphone, you are not supposed to implement the same on other devices. By doing so, it may hurt your phone and you will face many undesirable issues. So, ensure about the device model number.

2.Next make sure you have updated your phone to the android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware, this procedure will not support the other firmware versions. So, make sure about that.

3.This procedure works only on the unlocked devices. So, ensure your Sony Xperia V LT25i smartphone bootloader is unlocked.

4.To implement this procedure, you must install the Sony Flashtool. Also, install drivers using Flashtool>Drivers>Flashtool-drivers>Flashmode, Xperia V, Fastboot, select all these and install.

5.After that charge your phone upto 100%.

6.Then backup all your internal data’s, because this procedure will wipe all of them after you have rooted your device. So, have a backup of your data’s, and restore them once you have successfully rooted your phone.

Disclaimer : As always, follow the given below procedure at your own risk. Before rooting your android phone, you must be aware of both the advantages and the consequences (void of warranty, bricking, boot-loops etc) of rooting.

Procedure to root Sony Xperia V LT25i which is running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean:

1.First download the Kernel.elf file, file and stock android 4.3 Jelly Bean Kernel.sin from this page.

2.Once you have downloaded copy the file into the SD card.

3.After that open the sony flashtool and connect your phone to the computer. Just ensure the connection is just upto the mark.

4.Then hit the smart lightening button on the right upper left side and select “Fastboot Mode”.

5.On the right side, click on “Reboot Device into fastboot mode”.

6.If it doesn’t work for you, manually put your device into fastboot mode and connect the same into the computer.

How to enter into the fastboot mode?

First turn off your phone, press the Volume Up key while pressing connect your phone to the computer.

7.Once the computer detects your phone, the blue LED will turn on and show the fastboot mode.

8.Next click on the “Select Kernel to flash”.

9.In the format selection, by default it will be “*.sin”. Change it to “*.elf”.

10.Then select the Kernel.elf file that you have downloaded already and flash the same.

11.This kernel will flash the CWM recovery in your phone. Disconnect the phone now.

12.Turn the device ON, once you have seen the Sony Logo, press the Volume Key 5-6 times and you should see the CWM recovery interface now.

13.Go to Mount/Storage and press Mount System.

14.Once the system is mounted, choose install zip > choose zip from SD card > which you placed on your phone in the second step and flash it.

15.Once the is flashed, Turn OFF your phone by keeping the power key pressed for a while or pulling the battery. But don’t reboot it (It is compulsory).

16.After that connect your phone in fastboot mode again (follow the same method as I have mentioned above to enter into the fastboot mode).

17.Then open the flashtool again > Click on small lightening button > Fastboot mode > Select Kernel to Flash.

18.It will be *.sin format by default, so locate the Kernel.sin [Stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Kernel] which you have downloaded at the first step itself and flash it.

19.Wait for few minutes, once the flashing process is finished, reboot your phone.<

That’s it! Now, you have rooted your Sony Xperia V LT25i Smartphone successfully.

To confirm, about the rooting just open the app drawer and look for the SuperSu app. Alternatively, you can download the Root Checker app from Google Play Store, it will show your rooting status.

2 thoughts on “How To Root Sony Xperia V LT25i Smartphone

  1. hi sathish
    thanks for your tutorial.
    I decided to root my Xperia V LTi25 phone based on your tutorial, but once i choose Kernel.elf in Fastboot mode to flash it, the Sony Flashtool Info Log messaged: Failed(Remote: the device should be rooted first)!!!!
    what is this problem and what is the solution? please help me.
    Thanks in advance