This guide will walk you through rooting the Sony Xperia 1 V using Magisk Patched Init\_Boot. Despite Sony consistently releasing impressive devices, they often seem to miss out on generating substantial hype. The latest release, the fifth iteration of the Xperia 1 series, is no exception. It boasts numerous captivating features but has proven challenging for tech enthusiasts seeking administrative privileges.
It’s common knowledge that devices launched with Android 13 require a patched init\_boot instead of boot.img for rooting.
However, many experts have not rooted the Sony Xperia 1 V even after adhering to this prerequisite. The reason for this issue is the presence of an additional, unique modification that demands attention. So, let’s dive in and uncover the secret behind successfully rooting the device!
Upon rooting your device, you gain the ability to install a variety of mods. This includes but is not limited to, Magisk Modules, Xposed Framework, Substratum Themes, and Viper4Android. You could also install a custom kernel and implement your CPU profile. It’s worth noting, however, that such modifications carry a degree of risk.
Be aware that rooting your device will erase all data and could potentially void the device’s warranty. Furthermore, it will demote the Widevine L1 certification to L3, restricting HD content streaming. SafetyNet will also be triggered, which may block the use of banking apps. If you fully understand and accept these risks, let’s proceed with rooting your Sony Xperia 1 V.
How to Root Sony Xperia 1 V via Magisk Patched Init_Boot.img
The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow the same sequence as mentioned. AMS and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.
1: Install Android SDK
To begin, install the official Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC, which is the recommended ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google. Download and extract the tools conveniently on your computer, resulting in the platform-tools folder utilized throughout this guide.
2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
As your next step, you must activate USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. Activating USB Debugging facilitates communication between your device and PC in ADB mode, enabling the transition to Fastboot Mode. Meanwhile, activating OEM Unlocking is necessary for executing the bootloader unlocking process.
You can enable USB debugging and OEM unlocking by going to Settings > About Phone > Taping the Build Number seven times > Returning to Settings > System > Developer Options > Enabling USB debugging and OEM unlocking.
3: Unlock the Bootloader on the Sony Xperia 1 V
In addition, you’ll need to unlock the bootloader of your device. It’s important to remember that by doing so, you’ll be wiping out all your data and nullifying the warranty. So, if that’s all good, check out our comprehensive guide on Unlocking Bootloaders on Sony Xperia.
4: Extract Init_boot from Firmware
Start by downloading the stock firmware for your device using XperiFirm.
Downloading the same firmware version currently installed on your device is essential.
Init_boot.img is included in the partition files after extracting the firmware.
You must convert the init_boot file from SIN to IMG if it is in SIN format.
Next, launch it and tap the Magisk Install button.
Afterwards, choose ‘Select and Patch a File’, and choose init_boot.img from the stock folder.
Next, select Let’s Go from the top right corner.
The init_boot.img file will be patched and found in your device’s Downloads folder.
For the next step, transfer this file to the ‘platform-tools’ folder, renaming it as ‘magisk_patched_init_boot.img’.
6: Boot Sony Xperia 1 V FastbootD Mode
This is where the process becomes a bit intricate. Until now, we have successfully rooted multiple Android devices, typically flashing the patched boot or patched init_boot in Fastboot Mode. However, with this device, you must flash the patched init_boot in FastbootD Mode. Here’s the procedure:
Firstly, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable. Ensure USB Debugging is enabled.
Subsequently, navigate to the ‘platform-tools’ folder, type ‘CMD’ in the address bar, and press Enter. This action will open the Command Prompt.
In the Command Prompt window, input the command below to shift your device into FastbootD Mode:
adb reboot fastboot
If the above method fails, utilize the following two commands first to enter Fastboot Mode and subsequently, FastbootD Mode:
adb reboot bootloader
Followed by fastboot reboot fastboot
7: Root Sony Xperia 1 V using Magisk Patched Init_Boot.img
Enter the following command to flash the patched ‘init_boot.img’ to the ‘init_boot’ partition:
This concludes our guide on how to root your Sony Xperia 1 V using the Magisk patched ‘init_boot.img‘. If you encounter any issues or have queries about the steps discussed, please comment below. We aim to respond with a solution as soon as possible.