Easy Way to Root Most Android Smartphones

There has been many rooting methods but as Android gets older and more devices get Jelly Bean (JB), it was only a matter of time before additional methods were created. Now, there’s a universal method that can do both Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) and Jelly Bean (JB).


The method is a script written by XDA Recognized Developer Bin4ry. It takes advantage of an issue found that’s native to Android. As Bin4ry explains:

I made a small script which is able to root ICS/JB phones. It uses a remount timing issue in Androids “adb restore” service.
So normally it should work on nearly all ICS/JB devices, for some it won’t but the idea may work in a slightly modded version


Steps to get your Android mobile root:
1.) Download Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v18.7z.
2.) Extract it using 7zip/Winnrar
3.) Connect your phone through USB but you should enable USB debugging by going to Setings > Developer

enable USB debugging
3.) Double click the RunMe.bat and follow instructions!

root android

> Xperia phones = Normal mode
> Sony Tablet and similar = Special mode


There is a case for Xperia T and Xperia S,P etc. phones, this phones run ICS but don’t have android’s native restore with adb, Sony has added a own custom “Backup&Restore” app, the script handles this cases too, just choose the correct option! Normal Mode will not wipe any other data, dont worry!

Special Mode CAN wipe your data, Rollback SHOULD restore, but to be sure backup you data somehow!

Xperia T Firmware .195 is not rootable! This is same for other Sony devices with new Firmware like .2.55. Sony fixed the bug in current firmwares and so we have no chance with this particular method!

Confirmed devices:
Sony Xperia : S, T, P , Acro S, Ion , Tipo , Tablet S, Go, Sola, U
Google: Nexus 7 [UK Firmware] (thanks Paul O’Brien for test) [seems some firmwares to work and some don't, as i dont have this device myself i would appreciate reports with FW-versions]
XTouch: X401
Jiayu G2-S thanks txakar
LG: P705 thanks mariolcneto, P7510 thanks fdothivanka
HTC: One S thanks sebagsm, Sensation XL [ICS 4.03] thanks Koate via PM, Sprint’s OTA ICS update on Evo3D seems incompatible, Desire S thanks to Krayt via PM
Kyocera: Rise & Hydro thanks jmztaylor
Samsung: Galaxy S2 thanks danroob
Some more
Ainol: Novo 7 Tornado 7 thanks anoperson
Prestigio: MultiPad PMP5197D 9.7 ULTRA thanks logofreax
HDC: I9300 S3 clone thanks PMmshprojects

If your model isn’t listed above, you can my other article on rooting Android devices which is also dead easy as well.

Additional info for SONY 2012 Owners:

If your STOCK ROM does not have Sony’s Backup & Restore app preinstall, then download it from here, extract & install .apk file. If there’s any problem encountered, you can drop a comment and I’ll be willing to help.

. Filed Under: Android

Author: whalesplaho

  • michael

    Don thanks but does the rooting do to the phone? i’m using HTC desire. just feel like knowing b4 doing it to my phone thanks

  • http://www.kanyinulia.blogspot.com Kanyinulia

    Seriously this sounds foreign…I guess u cant know everything. It’s good seeing that ur versatile. Keep it up.

    • http://facebook.com/plaho whalesplaho

      thanks for yur comment….. but remember to give credits to tha developer!

  • http://www.emitez.com/ anis

    very helpful article thanks for sharing

    • http://facebook.com/plaho whalesplaho

      thanks buddy… yur comment makes US stronger!

  • Pawan

    dear don how are u bro? please tell me that can I root my xperia mini running ics? if yes then can I upgrade it with jb?

  • http://www.smashpixels.com Gautham

    Very comfortable way to Root Android SmartPhones. I hope this works on my Xperia J

    • http://facebook.com/plaho whalesplaho

      Sure brov, it will work but might fail if yhu running latest OS version!

  • http://www.oneclickroot.com/how-to-root-android/ rootandroid

    I hope it will work on my Xperia U because I really want to root it. I’m so sick of the bloatwares that eats my internal storage.

    • http://facebook.com/plaho whalesplaho

      Sure brov…… go kick your XU ass!

  • http://www.nigeriauniversitynews.com fabinu dapo

    Cant find Develope Option when i check my settings. any help

    • http://facebook.com/plaho whalesplaho

      Try Settings-Security, yhu should get it there…. which mobile is dat brov?

  • http://www.android-application-developer-india.com/ Smartkathy

    Hi there. This is a great and step by step tutorial for how to root of a Android Smartphone. Thank you so much for sharing it. Now JB (Jelly Bean) is my latest favorite App of Android.

    • http://facebook.com/plaho whalesplaho

      JellyBean (JB) is an Android OS brov not App……. thanks for tha compliment!

  • http://www.openforum.asia ras

    here i am introduced a new technique to root an android device

    • http://facebook.com/plaho whalesplaho

      dats for old phones i guess…….

  • http://webstarlodge.com paschal

    tried dis but it fails to root my tecno n7 alghough finally rooted it thnks

  • http://www.prepaymania.co.uk/ Vincent Armstead

    This article is helpful to me as i was always wondering how to update my android device as there are many ways of rooting the device if we search on the web. I was always afraid if rooting may cause some damage to my device but thanks for the information.

  • Agbonyinma Osamudiamen

    Does this work on Samsung galaxy s3?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      It’s only tested Samsung Galaxy S2 but you can give it a shot.

  • Pradeep

    I’m having Sony Xperia T -lt30p-7.0.A.3.195 running ICS. I want to root my mobile. can I use this method….? do I need to unlock the boot loader or not…. can one reply to this post…. thanks

  • michael g

    hi, can ur software root my chinese discovery v5 (model: z3z6z7 hardware: mtk6517 Android: 4.0.4 Kernel: if not please advise on the way to go.

    thanx in advance.

  • http://myhox.com Myhox

    Yhis is this easy way to root. I rally appreciate for sharing this awesome guideline. Thank you.

  • sammy

    will it root htc t-mobile g2?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      I can’t really say but there’s no harm in trying.

  • http://Ssquaretech.wordpress.com Shico

    Don, pls can thid rooting work for tecno b3 too?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      I really can;t say.

  • juan

    hey is this working on my samsung galaxy s anycall?? please reply. .

  • http://www.contus.com/android-application-development.php Zoya Bennet

    Good post!!!I was looking for a guide to root my phone and I got the right option. Thanks for shring the post. Much useful.