Rooting 4.0.2.A.0.62 Firmware Xperia Neo V with Unlocked Bootloader
Sony Xperia Neo V is still a super hit Android Smart Phone loaded with features and functions. But as we all know that rooting the Android device opens many other paths for you and there can be device customization. If you are looking for something like this, then just read on.
If your Sony Xperia Neo V is on .62 Firmware and it has unlocked bootloader, then too you will be able to root your device. Yes, this is pretty easy. One of the Senior members at XDA, Salah_Heart worked on this procedure and made it quite simple. We will present his tutorial right here. We hope it will be helpful to you. We heartily thank the developer for this amazing piece of work.
Disclaimer: We appreciate developer’s hard work and understand that he might have created the steps considering the safety aspects. But still, it is better to play a safe game. Rooting procedure is a bit risky and there are chances that you may lose the data or end up bricking the phone. Thus we recommend you to move ahead only if you are confident and aware of basic technical things involved.
Also, it would be better if you take complete back up of your phone and keep the device charged to the extent of 70 percent.
Procedure to Root Xperia Neo V on .62 Firmware (Unlocked Bootloader)
The very first thing you must do is download Android SDK from this link: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html (you need to choose the zip file)
We expect that there is Java and now you should extract the downloaded file.
Just put the folder (androidsdk) on C Drive.
From the folder you must now choose sdk manage.
Also, it would be better if you mark android tools and usb drivers
Now download Xperia usb driver and fastboot from here:
Copy the downloaded files from fastboot folder and put it and androidsdk /tools
Now you must download recoveryNeo.img from here
Also put the file recoveryNeo.img on androidsdk /tools
Now, be very careful and see this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1431033
You will find root Xperia attachment. You must download the attachment on your sdcard
Switch off Xperia Neo V
On your mobile phone go to fastboot mod
On your PC go to Start, choose Run and type cmd then ok
Copy and paste these orders (press enter after every order)
fastboot devices (you must see the SN of your device)
fastboot boot recoveryNeo.img
Now your mobile will boot into recovery mod
From the SD card choose install zip
Choose rootxperia.zip, press power to select
After that is completed, you must move back and reboot into the system.
This will root your device on .62 firmware.
We hope that you liked the tutorial. We also hope that it is helpful to you.
If you have any doubts or want to know more on this, check this official thread of XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1431033