Posts Tagged SONY Xperia SOLA

How to Root SONY Xperia Sola Android Phone – Tutorial

SONY Xperia SOLA gets the rooting treatment as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can root the device with a simple procedure. Please note that once you root the device, the warranty will get void and the only way with which the warranty can be reclaimed is by re applying the original stock firmware update. In the next few coming days we will be checking out on how you can install the latest ICS Custom ROM firmware, custom ROM firmwares and also the apps which need the root access which will further redefine your phone usage.
Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of applying this rooting process in your device. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in this article.
It’s not a compulsion but its highly recommended to back up the data with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be easily restored with the help of below mentioned steps.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
Also, ensure that the battery charge in your Xperia SOLA is minimum of 60% to ensure that it doesn’t get turned Off. Up next, you need to ensure that the device is on the 6.0.B.1.564 firmware along with the boot loader unlock. Just in case if you haven’t unlocked the boot loader then you need to unlock the same with the help of mentioned instructions.
Also, a working fast boot will be needed in the process of this article. So, assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next section where we have summed up a detailed article on how to root the Xperia Sola smartphone.
Procedure to Root SONY Xperia SOLA:
•    Download the Kernel.elf from here to your computer and then save the same to the folder which has the fast boot binaries which are nothing but the fastboot.exe file.
•    Turn Off your phone so that it can be entered in the fast boot mode. Connect your Phone and then hold Power Down and Volume Up Key together to enter into Fast Boot mode.
•    Open the command prompt and enter the below mentioned command
fastboot flash boot kernel.elf
•    Once the above command gets processed, you need to reboot the phone for restarting the device.
Congratulations, you have now successfully rooted your SONY Xperia smartphone. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

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How to Update SONY Xperia SOLA with SSpeed Custom ROM Firmware

SONY Xperia SOLA smartphone can now be easily rooted and installed with an all new custom ROM firmware powered by DoomLord. It was the last time when we saw on how you can root the device and in this we will be checking out on how you can install the 1st custom ROM firmware which is dubbed as SSpeed Custom ROM. Not to get mistaken, this custom ROM firmware ropes in the latest Gingerbread 2.3.7 firmware and not the much speculated ICS Android 4.0 custom ROM firmware. This firmware comes with enhanced application and also solves all the issues pertaining to the lagginess of the device.
This update is not an official firmware update released by SONY. This is a custom ROM firmware developed by a third party developer. Also, most of the features and apps now work perfectly without any force close issues. In the process of this article we have also showcased the pictures of this custom ROM firmware.


Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of applying this rooting process in your device. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in this article.
Features of SSpeed Custom ROM Firmware:
- Pre-rooted
- Lots of tweaks
- init.d support
- Statusbar toggles
- Swipe to remove notification
- 30 steps media volume + smooth spinner mod
- Hide data notifications
- ICS transition animations
- All stock features
- New wallpapers
- New phone off charging animation
Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the list of instructions you need to follow in terms of Pre Requisites and then the instructions on how to apply this firmware update. Unfortunately, there is still not any exact date provided by SONY on by when the most awaited ICS update will be arriving. But as in when it arrives, we will update you with the same.
In the process of applying this update, your phone will have to be rooted and once the phone is rooted, the warranty will get void. The only way with which the warranty can be reclaimed is by re applying the Official / Current stock firmware in your phone.
Pre Requisites:
•    Xperia SOLA must be rooted & Boot loader should be unlocked so as to apply this custom ROM firmware.
•    Only with the help of below mentioned steps, backup the data. There is a probability that the data may be completely wiped off. Don’t use PC Companion tool to back up the data as it won’t detect the phones on the custom ROM firmware.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
•    Charge left in your phone should be 60% minimum. Enable the USB debugging in your SONY Xperia SOLA. Also, most importantly ensure that all the antivirus suites are disabled in your device as these may interrupt the process of firmware update process.
Procedure to Update Xperia SOLA with SSpeed Custom ROM Firmware:
•    Download the SSpeed Custom ROM Firmware Package from here to your computer. Once downloaded, connect your phone to computer and place the downloaded zip file in your device.
•    Now, you need to enter your device in the Fastboot mode. Connect your Phone and then hold Power Down and Volume Up Key together to enter into Fast Boot mode.
•    Open the command prompt in your computer and install the zip file with the help of fast boot command. After this, all you need to do is to just go to the settings, privacy and then you will need to do a factory reset after installation of this firmware update.
Note: In a rare case if the device refuses to boot  or gets in the boot loop mode, long press the Power button to power off the device. You can also re apply the update by following the above mentioned steps for trying to apply this update again if it fails at first attempt.

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