Root Xperia Play [Guide]

If you want to gain root access on your Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, this is a pretty simple guide but you will need to have the bootloader unlocked, instructions are given below.

1. First, Unlock Bootloader of Xperia Play – Follow this guide.

2. Download this package: http://www.multiupload.com/U9Z2YJ2FAJ

3. Open Command Window (Start->Run->cmd) / or Terminal in Linux/Mac

Now copy the downloaded package to the location of fastboot you used for unlocking.

Enter the following command:

For Windows:

fastboot flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img

For Linux:

fastboot -i 0x0fce flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img

For Mac:

fastboot-mac -i 0x0fce flash system YOURDOWNLOADEDFILE.img

Now wait until it’s done.

3. REBOOT and you are good to go..

Source of the tutorial