How To Root Sony Xperia J Without Unlocking The Bootloader

The long wait of Sony Xperia J users has been over now. Like other users, they too can root their phone now and can enjoy hundreds of features over their phone. Sony has released only a few android phones which can be rooted with locked bootloader and the Sony Xperia J phone is one of them.

Rooting an android phone is one of the most important task you need to perform after buying it from the shop. Without rooting you will get bored with your device after a couple of months. But if you root your Sony Xperia J, you can change the skin of your phone, you can install the apps which needed the root permission to access and can install many custom ROMs.

Actually you can root the Sony Xperia J by two methods. One is by flashing the from recovery and another one is with Bin4ry root tool. First method is little complicated. So I have decided to explain about how to root the Sony Xperia J by using Bin4ry tool. Just by following the 5-6 steps you can finish the rooting process. Well, let’s start.

Root Sony Xperia J

Before beginning the procedure, I want to remind that the rooting process will void the warranty of your smartphone. But don’t panic because, you can get them back by unrooting the same.


1.First backup your precious data’s with the help of appropriate backup applications. The data’s include SMS, MMS, Call register, Contacts, Songs, Files, Images etc.

2.Also don’t forget to note down your APN settings and MMS settings as this is important while you start to use next time.

3.Then enable the USB debugging mode on your phone. To know how just refer our Tutorial To Enable USB Debugging.

4.Then charge your Sony Xperia J fully or atleast 70%, so that it won’t get switched off during the middle of the rooting process. Read our tutorial to know how to check the battery percentage level of your android smartphone.

5.And also you are advised to disable the security programs like Firewall and antivirus from the device as well as from the computer, as this may interrupt the rooting process.

6.Make sure your Sony Xperia J smartphone is locked, as this procedure will work only on the locked device.

7.Finally check whether your phone is running on firmware version 11.0.A.3.18 or 11.0.A.3.28. This rooting procedure does not work on firmware version 11.0.A.7.5.

DISCLAIMER: Follow the given below instructions properly. We should not be held responsible/liable if anything happens wrongly to your device. So, do everything at your own risk.

Procedure to Root Sony Xperia J:

1.First, download and install the USB driver for your phone.

2.Once you installed the driver, just restart the computer.

3.Next download the Bin4ry root tool and extract the same on your PC desktop. Once done, connect your device to the computer using the original USB Data cable.

4.Next go inside the extracted Bin4ry tool folder and double-click on Runme.bat file.

5.A command prompt window will open, so follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

6.That’s it!

If you want to check whether your phone is rooted or not, Just download the root checker app from the Google Play Store and check the same.

Now, you have rooted your Sony Xperia J smartphone successfully. Congrats! Here after, you can install many custom ROMs and can enjoy its features. Otherwise you can install the apps which want the root access to enjoy that.

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Petr Kudlacek runs this android root guide blog. Get android rooting tips, tutorials, ROM installation tutorials here.


  1. dear sir…i have 4.2.1 build 11.2.A.31 can i still use the steps and tools that u provided ?

    • Hi iulian, this method will be working only on the firmware version 11.0.A.3.18 or 11.0.A.3.28. So, first make sure about your firmware version and then try. And also keep in mind that this will be working only on the bootloader locked Sony Xperia J phones.

  2. Hi I have the Sony experia j but it’s hard locked. Network unlock entry is zero .do u have any idea about unlocking this kind of mobile phones

  3. Hi Sir,
    Are there any consequences if the build numbr is diffrnt..i got 11.2.A.0.31 as build numbr

    • hi Farhad , i have the same build number 11.2.A.0.31 on my Sony Xperia J.

      did you perform the Root method or not?
      what is the result?

  4. pls is the firmware the same as build number? if so, mine is 11.2.A.0.31
    pls will it be possible to root. pls help me.
    will da root also expand the ram size?

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