Rooting the Sony Xperia GO smartphone is as easy as installing the same one-click rooting script that is available for many of the Sony devices in the Xperia range. The rooting script was made during the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich times, but you should have no problem getting this to root your device if it has seen updates since then, including the jump up to the later Android 4.1 Jelly bean.

Sony Xperia GO

Files You Need

  1. Download your Bin4ry rooting package for the Xperia Go from this page.
  2. Download the universal ADB Driver by Koush from this page.
  3. You are voiding the Sony warranty when you apply the Bin4ry rooting script on your device. Furthermore the Bin4ry method does not come with an unroot option directly from the program, so you’ll need to learn how to unroot the Xperia GO smartphone if you want to get that warranty working again.
  4. You must follow this guide using a Windows computer. You cannot use this Bin4ry rooting tool from a Mac or Linux-based operating system.

Rooting the Sony Xperia GO

  1. Make sure you turn on the Developer Options menu if it is hidden by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number seven times.
  2. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on your Xperia GO by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
  3. Extract the Bin4ry rooting package on the desktop by right-clicking the mouse on the file and choosing the “extract here” option from the menu.
  4. Double-click the RunMe.bat file you can see on the desktop after you extracted the file.
  5. Connect the Sony Xperia GO handset to the computer with the USB cable you normally use to charge the battery.
  6. Follow the on-screen commands to finish the steps.
  7. Reboot your GO smartphone once the guide is compete.

Open the Google Play Store application from your smartphone and install the basic root checker application. Open the root checker app from your GO’s app drawer and follow the prompts to check if your device is rooted. You can agree to update Superuser access if you are asked to do so.