Want to Root Your Device? Yeah. In this guide you will learn How to Root Sony Xperia XA1 Plus and Install TWRP Recovery. Sony Xperia XA1 Plus smartphone was launched in August 2017. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. Sony Xperia XA1 Plus price in India starts from Rs. 13,990.
In very simple words, rooting an Android device gives its user whole access on its android device by giving administrative rights to the user.
Therefore, a rooted Android device user not only remain as a user, but he/ she becomes an administrator of the rooted android device.
Rooting an Android device and installing a custom recovery like TWRP Recovery is an advance step for an Android user. You have to perform every step with precautions.
If You do not follow every step suitably then your Android Smartphone will hard brick. Here we will tell you about a secure, quickest and easiest way to Root and install TWRP recovery on Sony Xperia XA1 Plus.
- 1 How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Sony Xperia XA1 Plus
- 2 Advantages of Rooting
- 3 Disadvantages of Rooting
How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Sony Xperia XA1 Plus
Every materialistic thing in life has a both advantages and disadvantages. Sames as, apart from advantages of Root, it has disadvantages as well. If you don’t follow the method accurately or have lack of correct method than you will brick your device.
The warranty will be void of your device after Root. So keep it in mind. Now, let’s start Root Sony Xperia XA1 Plus and install TWRP recovery on Sony Xperia XA1 Plus.
What is Rooting?
Before getting started with does rooting Android device really worth? We have to clear out some basics and fundamentals. Like, to have the best sky touching building, you have to first make a strong ground level of the building.
Android operating system known to be one of the successful operating system in the world because of its popularity, user-base, flexibility, customization, features, usability and much more. The list of advantages of having an Android device is endless. We all are aware with that.
What is TWRP Recovery?
TWRP recovery is also known as TeamWin recovery which is a custom recovery better than stock recovery provided inbuilt provided by manufactures. It is better in many ways, as you can install custom Roms, kernels, Xposed Framework, Custom Mods and much more. TWRP recovery is like a medium to modify your android device as you desire.
Want to Know the Process of Installing TWRP Recovery?
- This guide is only for Sony Xperia XA1 Plus.
- Make sure to have a complete backup of your device. Follow this guide to take backup without root.
- Charge your device to at least 75%.
- You must have enabled OEM Unlock and USB Debugging on your device’s Settings> Developer Options.
- Make sure you have enabled Unknown Sources in your device’s Settings> Security.
- You must have installed USB drivers on your computer.
- You must have Unlock bootloader of Sony Xperia XA1 Plus.
- You must have installed ADB and Fastboot in your computer.
- Have patience and happiness.
We will not responsible if you brick your device. So, Follow Steps Completely. Don’t Be Spiderman. :p
Install TWRP Recovery File on Sony Xperia XA1 Plus
Step 1:- Make sure you have completed all steps of prerequisites.
Step 2:- Now download all the above files from above provided links.
Step 3:- Now connect your device to your computer through a USB cable.
Step 4:- Here move the above downloaded TWRP recovery file to fastboot folder.
Step 5:- Here, press and hold Shift Key and Right-click on the empty space inside the folder.
Step 6:- Here select Open PowerShell window here or Open command window here.
Step 7:- Now type below command to boot your device into Fastboot mode:-
Fastboot reboot bootloader
Step 8:– Now type below command to verify your device is connected properly:-
Mac users type:-
Note:- Here your device will be listed if you have connected your device properly. If it does not list your device than replace the USB cable and try again.
Step 9:- Now type below command to flash TWRP recovery:-
Fastboot Flash TWRP recovery.img
Step 10:- Now type below command to Reboot your device:-
Congratulations!! You have successfully installed TWRP recovery on Sony Xperia XA1 Plus. Enjoy!!
Below we have provided method to Root Sony Xperia XA1 Plus. We goes with SuperSU to Root Sony Xperia XA1 Plus.
Root Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Using SuperSU
Step 1:- First of all make sure you have download above SuperSU.zip from above provided link in download section
Step 2:- Now move the above downloaded SuperSU.zip in the root of your SD card.
Step 3:- Now power off your phone.
Step 4:- Here boot your device into TWRP recovery mode by press and hold volume down + power key simultaneously.
Step 5:– Now select Install then browse and select SuperSU.zip file.
Step 6:- Here swipe to confirm the installation.
Step 7:- Now select reboot to reboot your device.
– Congratulations!! You have successfully Root Sony Xperia XA1 Plus with SuperSU.
Advantages of Rooting
1. Install Custom ROMs
All android devices come with stock ROM or usually called stock firmware pre-installed. The stock ROM is good but not perfect for custom ROM users. These stock ROMs provide limited number of features which are developed by the manufacturing company.
As we know that Android is an open source project. Therefore, a developer can edit the android code, recompile it then develops a number of custom ROMs for must devices.
These custom ROMs provide a good number of fabulous features as compare to stock ROM. Apart from custom ROMs, you can flash custom recovery like TWRP, CWM, Philz and more. Using TWRP recovery, you can flash custom firmwares, kernels, sound MODs and more. You can’t install custom ROM using stock recovery.
You will get an error. So, a custom recovery is must install custom ROMs.
2. Remove Pre-installed Unwanted OEM Apps
By rooting your Android device, you can also remove Pre-installed apps so called bloatware on your Android device. As we all know that all android device comes with some unnecessary apps and games.
Some of them are even useless. Not only they consume space on your Android device, but they also consume battery, RAM and internet connection on your Android device.
It will result in slow down speed of your Android device and the user will suffer.
3. Boost Battery Life and Performance
Rooting Android device gives users access to boost Battery Life by hibernating system and installed apps and gives you access to clear background running apps strongly. Thus, the battery and performance will be boosted.
4. Full Android device Backup
You can install rooted apps like Titanium Backup. This app will make a complete backup of your whole android device.
5. Access to Root Files
By having administration rights on your Android device, you can access system’s root files to modify and enhance the appearance of your Android device.
Disadvantages of Rooting
1. Warranty will be Lost
By rooting your Android device, your device’s warranty will be void. Your Android smartphone will not be warrantied anymore.
2. Can Brick your device
Some wrong tweaks or unsupported customization, setting can softbrick your Android device. Unstable custom ROMs can hardbrick your Android device.
Ad-blocking is an advantage and disadvantage as well. Ad-blocking will stop the revenue generation for Android apps developers. It will impact the android apps development. Resultant, you will face in long run.
4. Update Problems
After rooting your Android device if you have installed custom recovery and not custom ROMs then you must know that you can’t manually install stock ROM updates with custom recovery. By OTA download will be possible but update installation will be failed.
5. Can give Heart Attack to your Android Device
Yes! If you have over clocked your Android device’s CPU for long, it will result in over heating of CPU. As we said, can give your Android device a heart attack.
Comment below guys if you have any questions and feel free to ask if you find any problems while rooting or install TWRP recovery on Sony Xperia XA1 Plus. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask in comments.
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