How to Root Sony Xperia L C2104/ C2105 and Install TWRP Recovery

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If you are a owner of a Sony Xperia L C2105 smartphone, and also want to customize this rugged smartphone, then you have visited the right page.

Sony Xperia L C2104 and C2105, comes with 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, which features the 854×480 pixels resolution with 228ppi. The device runs on Snapdragon S4 Plus 1GHz processor, coupled with a 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM, and Adreno 305 Graphics Processor  Unit (GPU). The smartphone was launched with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and featured a 8 megapixels Exmor Sensor which is capable to record 720p videos, and also features VGA front-camera with LED flash. There is a 8GB inbuilt storage, while the expandable storage is supported through microSD card of up to 32GB. The device is packed in the Sony Arc Design, and equipped with Sony aluminum power button, which is attractive. Apart from all this, the device features the NFC, and comes with various in-built Sony apps including Walkman, Sony Music, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and Sony LIV, apart from the several Google apps. It is worth mentioning here that the Sony Xperia L is a PlayStation certified device.

If you are an Android Enthusiast, and want to Root and Install TWRP recovery on your beloved, then you have landed on the right page. In the due course of the article, we will guiding you through the process to install TWRP and root Sony Xperia L C2105.

The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest TWRP for Sony Xperia L C2105. You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is a official TWRP recovery and is only for Sony Xperia L C2105 (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Sony Xperia L C2105, do not try out this method on any other device.

If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Sony Xperia L C2105, then rooting and flashing the TWRP is the main concern. The Stock ROMs have often limited and unsupported features in the sense of Customization. When you have a rooted device and also flashed TWRP recovery, then you are free to install any Custom ROMs, Mods, Kernel, and Xposed etc., as well as many apps which requires root access to work properly.

Brief Details and Advantage of TWRP Recovery

TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open source, community development project. By flashing the TWRP, your device will be enabled to install any custom firmware, rooting your smartphone, mod zip files for customizations, Xposed Modules for customized features, one click root and unroot processes. Apart from that, it allows you to take Full Nandroid Backup and restore it later, one click image file flashing, remove bloatware, overclock and underclock. Using TWRP, one can easily clean Wipe, Cache and Data after flashing any image file to reflect the changes and rectify minor errors due to cache.

For installing the TWRP, your Sony Xperia L C2105 phone must have the Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.

Disclaimer: The AndroidWeblog.com covers although everything in a very neat and a processed manner so that our readers get exactly what they want, still there are meager chances of basic issues that may arise out of the listed steps here. Hence it is in sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously so as to stay away from any mishappenings with your device.

Rooting and flashing the Custom ROM firmware, certainly without any doubt voids your devices warranty and AndroidWeblog.com in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.

Prerequiste

Ensure to check your model number, which must be:

  • Sony Xperia L C2105

You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your phone , you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.

  • Phone Should be Charged

Your phone must be 70% charged atleast else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why to take risk, try to charge it fully.

  • Back Up

If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.

  • Enable USB Debugging

You must enable USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications and Developer options.

  • Unlock Bootloader

Be aware that below guide will guide you through the process of unlocking bootloader of the Sony Xperia L C2105 device. It’s undeniable fact that the same will void warranty of the device, break DRM, loss X-Reality, and will even break image optimization while clicking the low-light pictures.

Downloads For Rooting Sony Xperia L C2105

Download Sony Drivers here (If your PC have already drivers installed then skip this)

or

Download Universal ADB Drivers here (If your PC have already drivers installed then skip this)

Download platform-tools/ SDK Tools package from Android SDK on PC from here. (Android command line tools> SDK Tools package)


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Download TWRP Recovery for Sony Xperia L C2105 from here:

TWRP Recovery 3.0.2.0 (Official Link)

TWRP Recovery 3.2.1.0 (Official Link)

Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.

Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on Sony Xperia L C2105

Step 1: Assuming you have already downloaded the platform-tools from Android SDK (SDK Manager) platform-tools on your PC. The platform-tools contains the required adb and fastboot binaries.

Step 2: Make sure that the drivers are installed on your computer. Then, skip to the next step.

Note: If Developer Settings and USB Debugging settings are already enabled on your device, as suggested in Prerequisite section, then simply skip the Step 3 and Step 4, and follow Step 5 directly.

Step 3: Now, enable the developer settings on your Sony Xperia L C2105 Device. To achieve the same, just navigate to the Settings -> About and then find the ‘Build Number ‘, and then tap on ‘Build Number’ for 7 times, this will enable the developer settings on your device.

Step 4: If you have USB Debugging already, then skip this step. If you have not, then open the Developer Options and then enable USB debugging option.

Step 5: Now, open the command prompt in computer/ ADB Terminal, and simply type the command:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 6: Your device should have not entered into fastboot mode. Now copy the TWRP.img file downloaded in prerequisite section, to the same folder where adb and fastboot binaries are located. Rename the file to ‘twrp.img’ and then enter this command:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

and then run this command, type:

fastboot reboot

Step 7 (Important): Some devices might not replace the custom recovery automatically during the first boot. You can search Google for key combinations to enter your device into recovery mode. After running the ‘fastboot reboot’ command, press and hold the proper key combination to enter device into TWRP Mode. Once the device boots to TWRP mode, the TWRP will automatically patch the stock ROM, to prevent the chances of replacing TWRP with Stock Recovery.

After typing fastboot reboot, hold the key combo and boot to TWRP. Once TWRP is booted, TWRP will patch the stock ROM to prevent the stock ROM from replacing TWRP. If you don’t follow this step, you will have to repeat the install.

Procedure to Root Sony Xperia L C2105/ Install SuperSU

Make sure that you have downloaded SuperSU (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.

Step 1: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU.zip file to the internal storage / SD card of your Sony Xperia L C2105 smartphone.

Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.

Install TWRP 3;0

Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘SuperSU.zip’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of SuperSU has been started and will take few seconds to complete.

Congratulations, now you have rooted Sony Xperia L C2105 and also flashed the TWRP. Now, you can install Xposed Framework, and customize your smartphone as per your preference. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through Root Checker app.