How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware via DooMLoRD...

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18


It has been just a few hours since we saw Sony officially rolling out the major bug fixing update 6.2.B.1.96 firmware over previous jelly bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware. 6.2.B.1.96 firmware has fixed all the major bugs reported in previous updates ranging from 1080p HD Video Lag, Volume up button lag, Camera issues resolved etc.

If you haven’t updated to 6.2.B.1.96 firmware on your Xperia S, SL and Acro S, check the link below to update :-

Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Rolled – Major Update fixed 1080p HD Video Lag, Volume Up button bug – Install ftf

Well the great news is that DooMLoRD, renowned XDA developer has successfully rooted this new 6.2.B.1.96 firmware within an hour of its launch, let’s see how you can root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware on Xperia S, SL and Acro S.

Sony has patched the perf_event exploit ( so to root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware would have been difficult ) so DooMLoRD found another way to root by flashing back old kernel on which root exploit was working and then again re flashing the new kernel, so root is there :)

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ?


Below method works only for Xperia S LT26i

/ Lt26ii 6.2.B.1.96 firmware any customization. Do not try on any other variants. 

Download 3 files from below links

Download XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf  | 6.36 MB

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 from below to root your Xperia S, SL.

Download | 2.96 MB

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

Download XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf   | 6.33 MB

Download FlashTool from below link, if you don’t have it.

Download flashtool-

 STEPS for ROOTING :- ( Below steps are for root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Xperia S )

Workin on both Locked as well as UnLocked Bootloaders.

Enable USB Debugging  and unknown sources option on your phone before proceeding. Do not use other kit version except V18.

  1. Download Flashtool, Open it. Flash the “XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf” file on your Xperia S. It is the kernel of an old firmware of Xperia S which was rootable.
  2. Reboot your Xperia S after flashing. Connect to PC in USB Debugging mode.
  3. Do not forget to close FLASHTOOL. CLOSE FLASHTOOL , before proceeding next step or you will get serious error.
  4. Extract the downloaded “” file and run the “runme_win” file.
  5. Follow onscreen instructions to root Xperia S and once it is rooted, device will reboot. Verify that you are rooted, run SuperSU app.
  6. Now switch off your Xperia S. OPEN FLASHTOOL.
  7. Now you need to flash “XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf ” file in order to get back the true kernel of Android 4.1.2 6.2.B.1.96 firmware of Xperia S.
  8. After flashing, disconnect the phone from PC, reboot it and your Xperia S is now rooted and we are done with rooting Xperia S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware.

To root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware you just need to perform above steps carefully.

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

NOTE :- Xperia SL users can use their respective kernels or the kernels from Xperia S as posted above.

P.S. We are not sure whether this rooting kit supports Acro S or not, still if you want to go ahead, root at your own risk. Respective kernels of Xperia Acro S are added below.

Download Xperia Acro S_LT26w_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf | 6 MB

Downlaod Xperia Acro S_LT26w_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf | 6 MB

If you succeeded in rooting Xperia Acro S by this method, please comment below…

Let us know if you face any difficult in rooting your Xperia S, SL on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware, we will help you out. Drop your comments on your reviews on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update…

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    • I keep getting LT 26i is not supported when i try to root, I have flashed the old kernel and now trying to root. It also says “you need to manage to get remap pfn range addresses.

      Anyideas please

      • well Lt26i is infidelity supported, many have rooted.
        Try re-checking your USB drivers, switch off your phone , use another port…remove any other things which may be taking any of your ports.

    • Hello, I need help please, I do something stupid!
      Here I tried my tablet rooter Z2 but I messed up something, let me explain:

      To unlock the bootloader, I got there, it was after that it gets complicated.
      I wanted to install ClockWorkMod Recovery Touch except that on your forum I have not found the right .IMG file that corresponds with my firmware (which is the 17.1.2.A.0.314), so I look internet .IMG the corresponding file. Believing to have found, I renamed it to boot.img and I run the manipulation “fastboot flash boot boot.img” in the command prompt folder Platform tools. Except that my tablet hangs on the Sony logo, makes a funny noise, then reboot non-stop. By against ClockWorkMod Recovery Touch been to install, I get to go overboard. Finally I got there until I make another bull****. I look a bit in the options and I saw that could deactivate or reactivate the bootloader, I know more, I clicked anyways. Now my tablet and not at all to start, I just feel a small vibration at the beginning that’s all, no logo, no light. Please a solution?
      If I uninstall ClockWorkMod Recovery Touch it can walk again?
      If I find the file IMG perhaps? (I think that I made ​​the IMG file download mobile Z2 and not the tablet).
      Help please Thank you

      Excuse me I’m French and I use Google Translate

  1. im currently at 6.2.b.0.200 unrooted, iwould like to try to root my phone, do i need to have first the 6.2.b.0.211 before i can get the 6.2.b.0.96?

  2. I’ve copied the ftf file into the firmare folder in flashtool but when I go to the flashtool UI to select the ftf file,it could not be found. What do I do?

  3. I have two questions:

    The bootloader needs to be unlocked?

    I’ll have to wipe my phone back to original configuration/personalization?

    Sorry about the newbie questions. I never did it before and my XPS is under warranty, so I don’t want to unlock the bootloader and lose it!

    • It is written that above method works on both locked as well as unlocked bootloaders please see.

      you should make a full back up of data via pc companion and apks via antivirus.
      It may happen that you loose your data while flashing.

      P.S rooting voids warranty.

    • It’s easy to root Acro S, I did it last night.

      If you JB installed already, just flash the new ftf of .96, but exclude (untick) the kernal, and this keep your old (.200 or .211) kernal.

      After you have finished flashing the files, re-boot the phone and run Doomlords rooting program. It should work fine.

      Once you have confirmed you have root, use flash tool to flash just the .96 kernal (exclude all other files, by unticking them in flash tool), and you will have rooted .96 on your Acro S.

      Worked like a charm for me, took less than an hour in total, including putting on a recovery.

      • Hi Ian! luckily I just read your comment, late but safe, I have a xperia acro S Jelly Bean, compilation: 6.2.B.1.96, but I could not so far rootearlo, I read that you managed to do it … I would like you to explain more thoroughly as you did, or if you can make a step by step tutorial please! THANKS ..!

      • Ian how are you? I have time looking for the right way to rooting my xperia acro S LT26W, 6.2.B.1.96 compilation, but without success, I think you could help, serious kindly do a toturial explaining step by step how to do it? thank you!

      • hello brother! I think you’re the only one so far has provided some light around this problem, in my case I tried several times rooting my xperia acro s, number of compilation 6.2.b.1.96, but …. I could not because all methods are incompatible with this compilation, you would be so kind as to make a tuto to guide us? in advance .. thank you very much!

  4. I’ve Rooted My XS And After That I Flashed The 6.2.b.1.96 kernel Only And I Try To Install CWM Recovery But It Don’t Boot Into Recovery ModeBy Holding Volume Up Key , What Should I Do ?

  5. Xperia SL 6.2.B.1.96 FTF link has been updated in post, All XSL users, please check it here-

  6. I successfully flashed 6.2.B.1.96 firmware. Then i flashed the old kernel. everything went perfect so far but when i run the rooting toolkit, it just stuck on ‘daemon started successfully’. Nothing happened after that. help please?

  7. HELP!! I’ve only got to the rooting the .211 kernal and everytime I’ve run the ‘runme_win’ file and ‘pressed any key to continue’ the window comes up with a whole bunch of lines saying ‘the system cannot find the path sepcified’ and i can’t continue

  8. Hi! If I have the version 6.2.B.0.211 already ROOTED it is necessary to flash the “XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf” file, or I can jump to flash “XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf ” file???

  9. can you tell me what i must do to flash the kernel its the first time i use flashtool please tell me how to do the first step :(

    • when I open the flash tool and click on flashboot mood then –> select kernel the program put three option to chose (sin.elf.img)
      but my kernel is (ftf)

  10. A question friends, after flashing the firmware and rooteo 6.2.B.0.211 as flashing the firmware following 6.2.B.1.96 without me delete superuser icon again. I ask because I did the first and second step was flash and after rooting, and everything was going the right way, check and had the firmware installed and rooteado 6.2.B.0.211 with superuser icon, but then continued to flash the firmware 6.2 . B.1.96 and when you start the phone was no longer root. What I have to do, as I set the flashtool, wipe options remain the same.?? I would appreciate your answers

    • Read the instructions and follow them carefully is what you need to do.

      1. Flash the .96 firmware EXCEPT the kernel. (you can choose to exclude the kernel in flash tool).

      2. Root the .96 firmware.

      3. Flash the .96 Kernel (exclude everything except the kernel of .96 in flash tool).

      4. Enjoy rooted .96

  11. Friend me this happens, flash a kernel that 6.2.B.1.96 in my xperia acro s, when I reboot, the wifi does not work. the good thing is I still have root access, but does not work on wifi. I flashie thus in flashtool options uncheck all say wipe. and exclude options check all except the kernel. and click on OK. This well as I did?? please help.

    • Friend like you did to flash the 0.96 kernel without wipe you root access. And another question, after I flash the 0.96 kernel and reboot, it happens that I can not activate wifi. That I can do pablo.?? I also I have a xperia acro s

  12. Thanks brooo I have successfully rooted my Acro S for the newer version…thanks very much…nw its show time have to connect the ps3 controllers

    • download here – this recovery works for JB .96 also –

  13. STo acro S does not work.
    But installing the compilation 6.2.b.0 root 211 has made ​​this compilation, then wait for the update notice and do OTA. And in the compilation ready 6.2.B.0.96 root, only operates via OTA. With SEUS AND LOST THE ROOT P.C

  14. I did 1st and 2nd step perfect bt in 3rd step when flash tool shos instration that unplug the phone and hond volume down and connect to usb then green light shows bt nothing happends tool still displays the same massage to unplug the phone plz help

  15. Hey Anurag
    I Tried To Do This Methode But When I Began To Root My XS Using DoomLord Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 It Appears (Daemon Started Successfully ) And Then Nothing
    What Should I Do ?
    Please Help Me

  16. hey can anyone give me the link of the kernel for xperia sl (lt26ii),
    i need jb.96 kernel ……………………………….
    ………………..plz guy provide the link ASAP!!!!

  17. i tried to flash the 0.211 kernal by using flashtool v0.9.9.0. but it gives an error “Block verification failed” and flashing is aborted.can anyone help me with that?

  18. hello
    i have xperia s with latest jb (.96 fw)
    i flashed the .211 ftf with flashtool but after the process it is still showing me that i am on .96 firmware
    need help

  19. after flashin it shows Android version : 4.1.2 / kernel version : 3.4.0+1.0.21100-313065-g1ccebb5-00166-g58b3171 / Build number : 6.2.B.1.96
    it shows this

    – Device connected with USB debugging on
    20/011/2013 20:11:57 – INFO – Connected device : Sony Xperia S
    20/011/2013 20:11:57 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : N/A
    20/011/2013 20:11:57 – INFO – Android version : 4.1.2 / kernel version : 3.4.0+1.0.21100-313065-g1ccebb5-00166-g58b3171 / Build number : 6.2.B.1.96
    20/012/2013 20:12:31 – INFO – Selected XperiaS_LT26i / 6.2.B.0.211 / KernelOnly
    20/012/2013 20:12:31 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    20/012/2013 20:12:31 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    20/012/2013 20:12:33 – INFO – Device disconnected
    20/012/2013 20:12:44 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    20/012/2013 20:12:44 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    20/012/2013 20:12:44 – INFO – Reading device information
    20/012/2013 20:12:45 – INFO – Phone ready for flashmode operations.
    20/012/2013 20:12:45 – INFO – Current device : LT26i – CB511YBPKD – 1257-4001_R7H – 1252-0023_6.2.B.0.211 – WORLD_6.2.B.1.96
    20/012/2013 20:12:45 – INFO – Start Flashing
    20/012/2013 20:12:45 – INFO – Processing loader
    20/012/2013 20:12:45 – INFO – Checking header
    20/012/2013 20:12:46 – INFO – Flashing data
    20/012/2013 20:12:47 – INFO – Loader : S1_Root_de72 – Version : R5C004 / Bootloader status : ROOTABLE
    20/012/2013 20:12:50 – INFO – Processing kernel.sin
    20/012/2013 20:12:50 – INFO – Checking header
    20/012/2013 20:12:50 – INFO – Flashing data
    20/012/2013 20:12:57 – INFO – Ending flash session
    20/012/2013 20:12:57 – INFO – Flashing finished.
    20/012/2013 20:12:57 – INFO – Please unplug and start your phone
    20/012/2013 20:12:57 – INFO – For flashtool, Unknown Sources and Debugging must be checked in phone settings
    20/012/2013 20:12:58 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    20/013/2013 20:13:06 – INFO – Device disconnected
    20/014/2013 20:14:33 – INFO – Device connected with USB debugging on
    20/014/2013 20:14:34 – INFO – Connected device : Sony Xperia S
    20/014/2013 20:14:34 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : N/A
    20/014/2013 20:14:34 – INFO – Android version : 4.1.2 / kernel version : 3.4.0+1.0.21100-313065-g1ccebb5-00166-g58b3171 / Build number : 6.2.B.1.96

  20. when start flash tool and connect my xperia sl
    22/039/2013 19:39:38 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
    22/039/2013 19:39:38 – INFO – Flashtool Version built on 2013-06-04 22:50:00
    22/039/2013 19:39:44 – INFO – Device connected with USB debugging on
    22/039/2013 19:39:45 – ERROR – Cannot identify your device.

  21. I have followed the instruction exactly, when I came to step 5, there is no auto reboot occur and Superuser app doesn’t install. I check with the root check app, they said my phone was not root completely. What should I do?

  22. I ran the file via the terminal and got the next error:/Documents/DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit/ line 32: files/adb_mac: No such file or directory

    Anyone here knows a solution?
    ps: i’m quiet new to this, so i’m honestly sorry if this is a real stupid question.

    Thanks in advance!

    • how do you root your xperia sl can you teach me how i follow the steps but i cant root it do i need the xperia SL kernel only where can i found it thanks for your response

  23. Try to flash my Acro S, but not success.. anybody can help me? What did i miss out?

    18/035/2014 12:35:24 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
    18/035/2014 12:35:24 – INFO – Flashtool Version built on 2013-06-04 22:50:00
    18/035/2014 12:35:31 – INFO – Device connected with USB debugging on
    18/035/2014 12:35:33 – INFO – Connected device : Sony Xperia Acro S
    18/035/2014 12:35:33 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : N/A
    18/035/2014 12:35:33 – INFO – Android version : 4.1.2 / kernel version : 3.4.0+1.0.21100-313065-g1ccebb5-00166-g58b3171 / Build number : 6.2.B.0.211
    18/035/2014 12:35:36 – INFO – Selected Xperia Acro S_LT26w / 6.2.B.0.211 / KernelOnly
    18/035/2014 12:35:36 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    18/035/2014 12:35:36 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    18/035/2014 12:35:41 – INFO – Device disconnected
    18/036/2014 12:36:21 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    18/036/2014 12:36:22 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    18/036/2014 12:36:22 – INFO – Start Flashing
    18/036/2014 12:36:22 – INFO – Processing loader
    18/036/2014 12:36:22 – INFO – Checking header
    18/036/2014 12:36:22 – INFO – Ending flash session
    18/036/2014 12:36:22 – ERROR –
    18/036/2014 12:36:22 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    18/036/2014 12:36:22 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    18/036/2014 12:36:30 – INFO – Device disconnected
    18/036/2014 12:36:42 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    18/037/2014 12:37:10 – INFO – Selected Xperia Acro S_LT26w / 6.2.B.0.211 / KernelOnly
    18/037/2014 12:37:10 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    18/037/2014 12:37:10 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    18/037/2014 12:37:11 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    18/037/2014 12:37:11 – INFO – Start Flashing
    18/037/2014 12:37:11 – INFO – Processing loader
    18/037/2014 12:37:11 – INFO – Checking header
    18/037/2014 12:37:11 – INFO – Ending flash session
    18/037/2014 12:37:11 – ERROR –
    18/037/2014 12:37:11 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    18/037/2014 12:37:11 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    18/037/2014 12:37:16 – INFO – Device disconnected
    18/037/2014 12:37:34 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    18/038/2014 12:38:09 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    18/038/2014 12:38:10 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    18/038/2014 12:38:10 – INFO – Processing loader
    18/038/2014 12:38:12 – ERROR – No loader found for this device
    18/038/2014 12:38:12 – INFO – Your phone bootloader cannot be officially unlocked
    18/038/2014 12:38:12 – INFO – You can now unplug and restart your phone
    18/040/2014 12:40:19 – INFO – Device connected with USB debugging on
    18/040/2014 12:40:20 – INFO – Connected device : Sony Xperia Acro S
    18/040/2014 12:40:20 – INFO – Installed version of busybox : N/A
    18/040/2014 12:40:20 – INFO – Android version : 4.1.2 / kernel version : 3.4.0+1.0.21100-313065-g1ccebb5-00166-g58b3171 / Build number : 6.2.B.0.211
    18/048/2014 12:48:45 – INFO – Selected null
    18/048/2014 12:48:45 – INFO – Flash canceled
    18/049/2014 12:49:26 – INFO – Log written to C:\Flashtool\flashtool_2014-02-17_12-35-24.log

  24. 27/013/2014 09:13:40 – ERROR – Error in processHeader : 1 : Incorrect function.
    27/013/2014 09:13:40 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted

    what i suppose to do ??

  25. I’m using xperia s, already unlocked the bootloader, going fr rooting by ur method, got all the tools downloaded, done flashing .211 ftf, open doomlord cmd mode, all things happened but in the end it shows it rood access cannot be achieved…

    plz help me out, thnks in advance…..

  26. Hi
    I cant download the files somehow. My anti-virus also throws a pop-up notification about the dangerous conents of the website. Even when I switch it off, the download link gets me to download an .exe file of 342 kb which offcourse is an infection (I think so). Anyway, Can some body let me know if there is somethin I may be missing out on.
    Any help will be much appreciated.
    Also, I have another doubt. I flashed .211 ftf file a few months ago and my phone is already rooted and I am running PacMan 4.2.2. Now I want to switch to another ROM for which I would need .96 kernel. So should I flash the .96 firmware or should I just flash the kernel? My sole purpose to switch to another ROM is to get my phone to run faster(less lag) and have more RAM. Your blog says with new firmware we would have more RAM available to us. So would it make sense to just flash the whole firmware and not have any ROM cz my purpose will anyways be served with that (i.e, more RAM). Waiting for a response on this.

  27. Thanks guys ! I have finally rooted my Xperia S. I have one question to ask… How can I now install CWM to be able to install a different ROM?? I tried different ways and methods every single time the installation was successful however there is no way to access it. When I am trying to reboot in the recovery mode the CWM appears on the screen for about 0.1 sec something is automatically selected and the phone begins to boot as usual.

    Please give me some advice what can be going wrong!!! Thanks

  28. I tried to root my xperia sl, I downloaded everything, and come to FIRST step flash it back to the old ware… I “Check” the Setting>Developer options>USB debugging… and flash it, but it keep telling me that
    (15/012/2014 18:12:37 – INFO – For flashtool, Unknown Sources and Debugging must be checked in phone settings)
    Please help, Thank you

  29. Hi, I tryed to flash my Xperia S, but I am stuck at connecting device. The screen about connecting device appears. I connect my device with vol. up button pressed. Blue LED is shining, but flash doesnt work.

    It only says:
    03/017/2014 20:17:25 – INFO – Android version : 4.1.2 / kernel version : 3.4.0+1.0.21100-313065-g1ccebb5-00193-gcbc50fc / Build number : 6.2.B.1.96
    03/017/2014 20:17:38 – INFO – Selected XperiaS_LT26i / 6.2.B.0.211 / KernelOnly
    03/017/2014 20:17:38 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    03/017/2014 20:17:38 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    03/017/2014 20:17:40 – INFO – Device disconnected
    03/018/2014 20:18:00 – INFO – Device connected in fastboot mode
    03/020/2014 20:20:58 – INFO – Flash canceled

    and nothing happens.

  30. When I connect my acro s to flashtool, it prompts me with message saying to unplug my acro s, power off, press back button, and plug, but the back button stops when I turn off my device. Please help…Thx

  31. during flashing it says :
    08/054/2014 02:54:17 – ERROR –
    08/054/2014 02:54:17 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    08/054/2014 02:54:18 – ERROR – Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
    08/054/2014 02:54:18 – ERROR – You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.

  32. Hey
    when i download the flashtool driver for XSL it tells me that the installation failed .. so is it my pc or that this version of flashtool is old or something like that ?