Rooting the Sony Xperia E1 Dual is made easy thanks to the one-click Towelroot application. The Towelroot method is one of the top four ways to root an Android device and the same tool is available for probably over a hundred devices. many of those devices that are compatible with Towelroot come from the Sony smartphone and tablet range like the E1 Dual here.
The only problem with Towelroot is that Google patched the exploit during June of 2014 so you must be running a kernel version that came out before June of 2014 for it to work. Anyone can manually flash firmware and downgrade to a version of KitKat that cane be rooted, so there’s no reason anyone with the E1 Dual cannot still root the device.
Files You Need
- Download the Towelroot application by pointing your browser to here: http://towelroot.com directly from your E1 Dual smartphone.
- Download the SuperSU app on your device after you have root access.
- You must be running Android KitKat as your software version to root your device with the Towelroot application.
- You are voiding the Sony Xperia E1 warranty when you apply these steps on your device. You can unroot the E1 after at any time and the warranty should start working again. The only times a warranty cannot be restored after rooting is if your device comes with added security.
Rooting the Sony Xperia E1 Dual
- Make sure you have the Unknown Sources option enabled on the Sony Xperia E1 Dual handset by navigating to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources. Now you can install apps like the Framaroot app that come from outside the Google Play Store.
- Enter the Towelroot website from the link above and tap the Lambda icon.
- Save the tr.apk file to your E1 Dual device.
- Swipe down from the top of the Xperia E1 Dual display and reveal the notification shade.
- Tap over the ‘Download Completion’ notification.
- Tap the ‘Install’ option on the menu.
- Swipe the notification shade down once again.
- Confirm the ‘Installation Complete’ option.
- Tap over the “Make it Ra1n” button.
- Wait until the rooting process completes — you get a ‘success’ notification soon.
- Open the Google Play Store app on your E1 handset and browse for the SuperSU application. You should see at least two SuperSU app options — choose the one made by Chainfire. The ClockworkMod recovery version if reputable also, but the Chainfire option is the one that will match with our instructions.
- The SuperSU by Chainfire might prompt you to update the SU binary during the installation of the application. Grant permission for updating the binary.
- The next message will be regarding how you would like to update the binary. Choose the “normal” option that is on the left. The other option is there for those of you with a custom recovery installed, if you would prefer to go through TWRP recovery or CWM recovery.
- Open the Google Play Store app one last time and install the root checker application on your device. Grant permission to the root checker app if it asks you about a Superuser request. The following screen will tell you if your Sony Xperia E1 Dual has root access or not by giving you a congratulations message if it does.