How To Root Sony Xperia E3 (D2202/D2203/D2206/D2212/D2243)

Sony Xperia E3 is a decent quality Android smartphone, which comes with a 4.5 inch IPS touchscreen display powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, alongside a 1 GB RAM and it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. The 2330 mAh battery is powerful enough to hold long talk-time hours but the 5 mega pixel camera is not good enough for the device of this quality.

Anyway, if you have purchased this smartphone and looking for a way to root it, so that you can install custom ROM firmware’s, or to install custom-built Android applications, etc., then you are in the right webpage. Here, I have given a step by step tutorial to Root Sony Xperia E3 (D2202/D2203/D2206/D2212/D2243) Android smartphone.

WARNING: Rooting your Sony smartphone will void’s warranty and you won’t be able to claim it. Also, if anything goes wrong and your device gets bricked while following this rooting tutorial, then don’t held me responsible. Proceed at your OWN wish.

Root Sony Xperia E3 D2202 D2203 D2206 D2212 D2243

Prerequisites:

1) The rooting tutorial I have given here required you to unlock your bootloader, which will wipe out all the personal data in your device. So, take backup of all your personal data and then unlock your device’s bootloader by following this guide: http://developer.sonymobile.com/unlockbootloader/unlock-yourboot-loader/

2) Ensure that your device has enough battery backup to withstand bootloader unlocking and rooting. Also ensure that you have installed Sony Xperia E3 USB drivers in your computer, so that you can connect your smartphone with the computer successfully.

3) Make sure that you have closed the Sony PC companion program and deactivated any antivirus applications, as they tend to interfere with the rooting procedure.

Once you have done all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given below.

Tutorial To Root Sony Xperia E3 (D2202/D2203/D2206/D2212/D2243):

1) To get started, download Flashtool and install it your computer. Once done, download D2202 boot.img file if you are using D2202 or D2212 variants and download D2203 boot.img file if you are using D2203 or D2206 and D2243 variants of the device and save it in your computer.

2) Next, open Flashtool program and choose FASTBOOT mode. Once done, switch off your smartphone and while pressing Volume plus button connect your smartphone to the computer using the original USB data cable.

3) Next load the D2202 boot.img for D2202/D2212 variants and D2203 boot.img for D2203/D2206/D2243 variants in the Flashtool and start the flashing process. Once done, you will see an OKAY message. Here is the log file you will get while flashing the boot.img:

sending ‘boot’ (15286 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.495s]
writing ‘boot’…
OKAY!
finished. total time: 0.497s

4) Once the flashing process is over, you can close Flashtool and disconnect the device from the computer. Once done, download SuperSU and transfer it your device’s SD card by connecting it back to when your device is switched on.

5) Next, switch off your device. Once done, switch it on while pressing the Volume plus and minus button simultaneously to boot into the CWM recovery (which comes preinstalled with the boot.img that you have flashed in Step 3).

5) Once you are in the recovery mode, choose “Install Zip from SD card” and choose the SuperSU zip file to start the flashing process. Once it is over, reboot your device normally.

That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting all variants of Sony Xperia E3. To confirm the rooting process, you can use the root checker app from Google Play store. If you encounter any issues while following this rooting tutorial, do let me know via comments.

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Comments

  1. Giovanni Caldarola says:

    Good afternoon
    I need to root Sony Xperia E3 D2203 Andorid 4.4.4 18.5.C.0.19 (Italy).
    Where do I find D2203 boot.img for vers. 4.4.4?
    Thanks
    Giovanni

  2. for 4.4.4?

  3. Yup, for Android 4.4.4.

  4. i did everything several time to my xperia e3 D2203, but every time after installing superSu & fix reboot , it stuck on sony logo, The vibration came then opening sound but display stuck in sony logo, what should i supposed to do…

  5. Hola, tengo un d2206 4.4.2 kit kat ¿debo actualizarlo a 4.4.4? O no es necesario. O ¿en cual versión seria más apropiado? Gracias.

  6. Upgrade it to 4.4.4 and then try this rooting procedure.

  7. Go back to recovery mode, wipe cache and then reboot. You will be able to boot normally.

  8. Caio Vinicius says:

    I doesn’t open the CWM, just normal turn on…
    Can u help me?

  9. Have you got “Finished” message in Flashtool? If yes, then you will be able to boot into CWM or else you will have to flash the boot.img again.

  10. Tengo un Sony Xperia E3 D2206 y no he podido hacer root podrías decirme como le hago no importa si se hecha a perder el teléfono ya que a cada rato llegan actualizaciones de las aplicaciones preinstaladas y todo se va a la memoria interna y se llena todo, ayúdenme porfis ya lo intente con un sinfín de aplicaciones para root y no he podido espero su respuesta. Saludos

  11. Hola, seguir el tutorial se da aquí . Si usted no pierda ni un paso, entonces usted será capaz de erradicar el dispositivo sin ningún problema .

  12. Hi im a beginner at this, but can you please help me root? I am already at the flashtool interface but i can’t understand what you mean by this…
    “Next load the D2202 boot.img for D2202/D2212 variants and D2203 boot.img for D2203/D2206/D2243 variants in the Flashtool and start the flashing process. Once done, you will see an OKAY message. Here is the log file you will get while flashing the boot.img”

    I also can’t find any logfile.

  13. just tried wipe cache result was same, stuck at sony logo..:(

  14. Miguel Perilla says:

    Hi, I can’t get what you mean when you say “Next load the D2202 boot.img for D2202/D2212 variants and D2203 boot.img for D2203/D2206/D2243 variants in the Flashtool and start the flashing process. Once done, you will see an OKAY message. Here is the log file you will get while flashing the boot.img”.

  15. Hi, have u solved this problem yet? I have the same problem, trying exactly everything from this page,and I obtain Sony logo only. Can u give me advise, please?

  16. please can you help me to root my Sony Xperia E3 by tellig me step by step what i need to do????

  17. Just follow the procedure given here.

  18. i am using xperia e3 dual (D2212) , which image file to boot?

  19. Sathish says:

    Use D2202 boot.img!

  20. Shiva Gali says:

    My Sony Xperia E3 has been updated to android 4.4.4. Does this process will root it cause it is showing in the download D2012 for 4.4.2. Thanks for the post. Waiting for your reply.

  21. Yes, this process will help to root your device.

  22. Will you please post the download link for the kernel boot_D2212_4.4.4.img
    I need kernel boot image file for D2212 virson kitkat 4.4.4

  23. jeanpierre says:

    Q tal mire para he intentado desbloquear mi bootloader y en la parte de inf. Sale no q puedo hacer

  24. Fabián Caro says:

    Es mentira, aun no han personalizado la imagen para el Xperia E3 con versión 4.4.4. Si lo intentan con la image boot D2203 el celular se quedará pegado en el logo de Sony. Aunque internamente funcione normal.

  25. Sir , i am facing the problem during the rooting my Xperia E3 Dual D2212 ….. it shows the log At the end like this….
    sending ‘boot’ (15286 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.510s]
    writing ‘boot’…
    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 0.513s

    What can I do to resolve my problem…?

  26. le ha funcionado a alguien?

  27. Can you please explain in English?

  28. My Xperia E3 D2243 doesn’t have an upgrade to 4.4.4.
    What I do?

  29. I did it and wont work it says dribers not installed

  30. Download and Install USB drivers for your device from here: http://www.androidrootguide.com/sony-xperia-usb-drivers-download

  31. Hi my friend, I have a E3 2203 with android 4.4.2 and compilation 18.4.C.1.26, can I root my phone with this method? or I need to do somthing else? can you tell me what must to do?

  32. You can follow the method given here to root your device.

  33. For those having a problem in stock sony logo flash your phone using flashtool then import the stock rom of your sony device uncheck evertything in the exclusion flash list then hit the flash logo click flash mode when it says unplug your device, unplug it then connect it again make sure you have flash usb drivers and fastboot installed on your computer to make this work.. Wait until its says flashing complete then ok….

    I hope this helps

  34. iftekhar says:

    dear sir ,
    thanks for providing such information but i am unable to root my e3 dual modal d2212 and i am unable to flash it properly how to close pc compensation help me

  35. Sir , i am facing the problem during the rooting my Xperia E3 Dual D2212 ….. it shows the log At the end like this….
    sending ‘boot’ (15286 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.510s]
    writing ‘boot’…
    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 0.513s

    What can I do to resolve my problem…?