How to Root Sony Xperia 10 II and Unlock Bootloader

Sony Xperia 10 II is one of the latest mid-range segment smartphones released by Sony in May 2020 that comes with pretty good hardware specifications. However, we can’t deny that Sony Xperia devices are quite expensive when it compares to the other mid-range devices in the market. However, we also know that Sony offers a very good display, stunning cameras, aesthetic design, and more than other branded devices. Now, if you’re one of the Sony Xperia 10 II users and want to gain root access then this guide is for you. Here we will share with you simple steps to unlock bootloader and root your Sony Xperia 10 II device.

It’s worth mentioning that you will need to unlock the device bootloader at first in order to be able to flash any third-party files on your Android device. That’s mandatory. As we all know that Android is an open-source platform and it offers plenty of customizations that users prefer mostly. Meanwhile, flashing custom firmware, custom recovery, other mod files, etc will give you additional access to the device system so that you can do plenty of things or changes that were previously impossible.

What is Rooting An Android Device Mean?

Rooting is the process of gaining full admin control of the Android device. You can use the device to its full potential,‘Rooting’ means giving yourself special privilege or “root permissions” on your phone. It’s similar to running programs as administrators in Windows.

How to Root Sony Xperia 10 II and Unlock Bootloader

For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here > What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages

Important Note: Without TWRP, you can’t flash the root files like Magisk. Now we have to manually modify the stock boot image by patch to get root access on the device

Warning will not be held responsible for any kind of damage that occurred to your device while following this tutorial. Do it at your own risk. This will void the warranty of your device.


How To Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia 10 II?

  • First, take a full backup of the important data by following the guide above.
  • Open Phone app and type *#*#7378423#*#* -> It will open the Service Menu.
  • Go to Service Info -> Configuration -> Rooting Status. You will see ‘Yes’.
  • Download and Install Google USB Driver on your PC.
  • Head over to Developer.Sony website to get the bootloader unlock code.
  • Select Xperia 10 II model from the list and follow the on-screen prompts to get the code.
  • Now, enable ‘USB debugging and OEM Unlock’ option from setting> developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.
  • Install the ADB and fastboot drivers and then restart if you already have the driver installed then skip this step.
  • After installation of the driver, you can see a folder named ADB in your installation directory. Enter the folder, and you find four files including ADB and fastboot.exe.
  • Now press and hold ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in the folder and select ‘Open command window here’ or ‘PowerShell Window’

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  • Now connect your device to PC and enter into the fastboot mode. To enter the fastboot mode of Sony Xperia 10 II, type the below command in command prompt.
adb reboot bootloader
  • In the command window, type the following command. (Make sure to replace the 0x<unlock code> with your bootloader unlock code)
fastboot oem unlock 0x<unlock code>
  • You’re done. The bootloader is now unlocked on your Sony Xperia 10 II device.

How To Root Sony Xperia 10 II with Magisk No TWRP?

#1 Get the stock boot image (Stock Firmware)

  • You can download Stock ROM of the device (You can find that on the web or Xda forum)
  • Download the boot file according to your device. Once downloaded, unzip the file and open it, look for a .zip file. Open that file too, now you will see a file named boot.img (This is the official stock image or firmware)

#2 Patch boot image

Select and Patch a File Magisk -Moto G8 Plus

  • Now select the boot image (boot.img). Magisk will start to patch the boot image.
  • After completion, the file will be saved as “magisk_patched.img” in your Downloads folder

#3 Steps To Root Sony Xperia 10 II

  • Connect your device to PC and transfer the “magisk_patched.img” file from your phone’s download section to the platform-tools folder on your PC

Download and Install Latest ADB and Fastboot SDK Platform-Tools (2019)

  • Now issue the following command to boot your device to bootloader mode (Make sure your device is connected to the PC)
adb reboot bootoader
  • Now issue the command given below to run the fastboot mode.
fastboot devices
  • Now, type the following command and hit enter to flash the patched boot image.
fastboot flash boot boot.img
  • Wait for the process to complete. Once done, restart your handset.
  • If in case, the Magisk Manager app not installed then manually install it and check the root status.

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Subodh Gupta
Subodh Gupta
Subodh is from Kolkatta. He has been covering Windows, Apple and Android news and guides on RMG network

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