When you customize your Android device without root-access, you have very limited choices. But if you somehow gain root-access on your device, you have unlimited options to customize the device the way you want. You can change just about everything on your device once you’re rooted.
If that is what you wish to do with your Sony Xperia E3 device, you must first root it. Follow our tutorial below that shows how you can root the Sony Xperia E3 and get the best out of it:
Files You Need
1. You must have installed a custom recovery on your Sony Xperia E3 before you can do the following tutorial.
2. Download SuperSU to your computer. It’ll help you gain root-access on your device.
Rooting the Sony Xperia E3
1. The SuperSU archive must not be extracted. Leave it in its original format.
2. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
3. Copy SuperSU from your computer over to the SD card storage on your phone.
4. Disconnect your phone from your computer when the file is copied.
5. Turn off your phone.
6. Reboot your phone into recovery mode. To do that, hold down Volume UP+Volume DOWN+Power buttons at the same time.
7. Once in recovery, select install zip from sdcard.
8. Select choose zip from sdcard on the screen that follows.
9. Choose SuperSU .zip to be installed on your device.
10. Hit Yes when prompted if you really wish to install the .zip file on your device.
11. Wait for it to install the SuperSU .zip on your device.
12. When it’s done installing, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
13. You’re done.
Cheers! Your Sony Xperia E3 is now rooted and the same can be confirmed using the Root Checker app.
You now have unlimited opportunities to customize your device. From changing launchers to even changing the whole ROM, you can do literally everything on your device.
It doesn’t matter if you have rooted with SuperSU, rooted with a one-click rooting tool like Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root that installs the SuperSU after a modified cache and modified recovery or have root access by installing the KingUser. They all lead to the same thing which is being the person in charge of the root user account. The root user can install anything they like as well as install anything that they like. That is always referring to apps. You can remove any of the system apps that you don’t ever use, or you can have some fun installing thousands of the apps that were not able to run on your device before you had the root access. These apps are called the root apps, and they are often the better apps because applications don’t tend to be able to do a whole lot if they don’t have root access. It is that access to the root file system that allows them to be powerful. That means being able to do things like change the design of the software, add new features like what can happen with the Tasker app or even increase the performance by modifying the way the CPU is clocked. Of course there will always be those people who like to block ads because the can’t stand the site of a simple banner add or those individuals who choose to root Android they can get free credits in games and do bad things. We do not endorse any of those acts.
There are millions of people installing root applications from the Google Play Store each day, and now you can be one of them. The Google Play Store does not come with a dedicated area here you can check out the names of the root apps though so you need to do your research before you go there. We have created an article that showcases many of the best root apps that we use for Android, and you can find most of the those from the Google Play Store search box. Those that is not on the Google Play Store can be found by Google searching for them instead. A few that you won’t find available from Google Play include the Viper4Android app and the Xposed Framework.