Here is a guide to root your Sony Ericsson Xperia Play with an unlocked bootloader no matter what version of Android you are on. This guide uses fastboot and a custom kernel with recovery and auto root functions.
Published Date:
23rd February 2016

Introduction and Prerequisites

Just thought I would tell you how to root your Xperia Play no matter what version of android your are on.
For this guide i will be using official firmware xx.xx.xx.62 which will be flashed via wotan.

After flashing your ROM.

  1. Depending on your ROM, download a appopiate kernel with recovery and auto root. for this i will be using Doomlord's Advanced stock kernel.
  2. Once downloaded extract to your fastboot folder (check my other guides for a small fastboot package)
  3. Run fastboot.exe via cmd or use the run_me.bat file
  4. Connect your phone to your computer while switched off and while the search (may be different for other devices) key is being pressed5. When Blue LED switches on type
    fastboot flash boot FILENAME.img
  5. where the file-name is the name of the downloaded file. e.g.
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
  6. type in the below command
    fastboot reboot
  7. your phone should reboot and you should now have superuser and SU.

Enjoy your rooted phone.

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