There are four main ways one can root an Android operating system. The four tools we usually use are the Framaroot app, the Towelroot app, the KingRoot app and the CF-Root tool. All of these are one-click rooting solutions. The CF-Root tool is mostly made for Samsung devices and people who are beginners in the rooting scene. It works by keeping your Android OS as close to a stock experience as possible. The KingRoot universal one-click rooting tool is the latest craze that people love and it is best for people who just want root access and not if you want to flash ROMs. The Framaroot app is compatible with a wide range of devices, but most of them are not very popular. lastly, we have the Towelroot app which also is compatible for a wide range of devices. One of those devices is the Sony Xperia TX smartphone.
Files You Need
- You need to visit the official Towelroot website during the guide: http://towelroot.com.
- The Towelroot exploit was eventually patched on the 3rd of June 2014. You must be running a kernel version on your device before that date. Keep downgrading your version of KitKat by flashing the file manually until Towelroot works for your device.
- You are voiding the Sony Xperia TX warranty by following this guide. You cannot unlock the bootloader, root or install a custom recovery and keep a warranty working. You can, however, unroot the TX device and the warranty will work again.
Rooting the Sony Xperia TX
- Make sure you have the Unknown Sources option on your TX device on so you can install third-party apps from outside the Google Play Store. You can find that same Unknown Sources option by navigating to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
- Now open your web browser that you would normally use to surf the web and enter the URL you can see in the files section above.
- Now that you have the Towelroot website open, tap on the red Lambda symbol that is in the middle of the page.
- Follow the prompts to install the file on your device.
- Tap the “Make it Ra1n” button.
- The Towelroot application will now give access to your root file system. Wait until you see the “you should have root, no reboot required” message.
- Open the Google Play Store and install the SuperSU application made by Chainfire.
- Follow the prompts again to install the SuperSU app on your device. Allow the update to the SU binary if it asks you to do that.
- Open the Google Play Store again and install the root checker app on your device.
- Open the app drawer and enter the root checker app.
- Follow the prompts to check that root access is working on your Sony Xperia TX device.
Now you have rooted the Sony Xperia TX and installed SuperSU so your device is safe. You are ready to begin installing any of the root-requiring applications for your device.