Rooting is the first step into flashing a custom package onto your device. So what we have here, is a rooting guide for the Sony Xperia SP C530x. The following tutorial is compatible with many Sony Xperia SP variants and firmware running on KitKat, JellyBean and lower.
Towelroot is the easiest method to root many Android devices. This is a popular method for rooting firmwaresrunning on KitKat, JellyBean or lower. The best part about Towelroot is that it comes as an Android app with .apk extension and all you need to do is tap a button within the app. Moreover, it supports Sony Xperia SP C5303 and has been tested on C5302/C5303/C5306/M35x (China versions of Xperia SP) as well. This root method is compatible with firmware 12.1.A.1.201/205/207.
Download the latest Towelroot app from the downloadsectionby clicking the “λ” symbol.
Transfer the tr.apkfile to your device.
Go to Settings and check Unknown Sources option under Settings> Security. You can also enable this option while installing TowelRoot.
Now navigate to tr.apk and install it. If you see security bypass warning from Google while installing the app, select Install anyway.
Now launch Towelroot app and tap the make it ra1n button to root your device.
If the app displays “Successful” message, that means you have rooted your device. Now that you have rooted your device, wait for a few seconds and verify root using a root checker app.
Once you have successfully rooted your Xperia device, all you need to do now isinstall the SuperSU app from the download section or the Play store and update binaries to grant root access to other apps.
Method 2: Root Sony Xperia SP with Easy RootToolkit
Here is a one-click root tool for the Sony Xperia SP that will root your device in no time. DooMLoRDfrom XDA has developed a script that will not only root but alsoinstall Busybox and SuperSU files on your Xperia SP. This tool works on 12.0.A.1.211 / 12.0.A.1.257 / 12.0.A.1.284 firmware for the C5302/C5303/C5306 variants. It works on firmwares running on Android 4.3 JellyBean or lower. Moreover, it will work on both, locked and unlocked bootloader systems.
Here is a detailed guide on how to use the easy root toolkit:
Download the one-click root toolkitfrom the download section.
Extract the .zip file on your PC and open the folder.
Make sure you have enabled USB Debugging and also check Unknown Sourcesoptions in Settings> Security.
Connect your LG G3 to the computer using USB cable. (Connect one end of the cable to your phone first, and then to the PC)
Now double-click the RUNME.bat file.
When the command window pops up, choose an option and follow the instructions by pressing the number key on your keyboard. You can choose all the 3 options one successively.
Your Xperia SP will reboot into stock recovery mode and perform the operations.
If asked, choose the apply update from ADB option using the volume down key and press the power button to select it.
Once complete, reboot your phone and verify root using the root checker app.
In case you have installeda custom Android Lollipop ROM, flash the SuperSU zipfilethrough a custom recovery. Now that you have successfully rooted your phone, you can modify the stock firmware as you like. For more supported variants andfirmware for the Sony Xperia SP, get to the developer’s page through this link. For queries, comment down below.