Best way to root a phone

basnetpritu

What is the best way /method of rooting my phone, I have Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V , running ICS. Built 2011. I upgraded from GB to ICS.The phone has not given me any problems, except that  when a bit more apps are downloaded, it runs slow, i use cleaners regularly, still not happy with the performance, somehow i think i dont know the full potential of the hardware or the software.im not an IT exp or a Geek, just want a unique phone at an affordable price... thanks..

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jimlynch
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How To Root Ice Cream Sandwich The Easy Way
http://rootandroidphone.com/how-to-root-ice-cream-sandwich-the-easy-way/

"With the second largest percentage of distribution of all Android builds, Ice Cream Sandwich is well supported by the aftermarket community. As a result, those looking for performance upgrades for their Ice Cream Sandwich devices are left with various options. If you’re looking to root Ice Cream Sandwich phones, there are multiple methods you can use. Whether you want an all-in-one software solution, or can handle the process on your own; make sure you know the basics of how to rot Ice Cream Sandwich devices before you start. Once you understand the basic process, you can easily choose the product that best meets your needs."

wstark
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I’ve never rooted that particular device, but it will be a two step process. You have to unlock the bootloader to gain root access, so first you will need to unlock the bootloader. Sony actually provides an overview and basic on how to do this. http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/

 

Here is a step by step guide for unlocking the bootloader: https://sites.google.com/site/projectfreexperia/download/bootloader-unlock

 

Assuming you sucessfully unlock the bootloader, you will need to flash a custom ROM to gain root access on your device. I suggest looking at one of the Cyanogen ROMs to start out. The FreeExperia Project on xda developers should give you some guidance on this step. You might also want to check out some of the forums on Android Central or Android Authority that are specifically devoted to you device, since those people have actual experience with it.  It can sound really complex at first, but if you look through the steps and carefully follow them, only proceeding when you are sure you understand each step, you will be fine. Of course, there is always a chance that you will brick your device, but if you take your time, that is pretty unlikely.

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