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Root, unroot and Install CWM Recovery tool on Sony Xperia J

install CWM recovery

If you want to install a new custom ROM firmware on the Sony Xperia J.  During the  tutorial,  you will learn how to root and after that (unroot – in the case is necessary), install CWM recovery image on the Xperia J smartphone.


The warranty can be restored anytime if you’ll un-root your device and you’ll install an official Android OS on it. A CWM custom recovery tool must to be flashed if you want to install on the Xperia J device custom ROM firmware, to perform backups, hard reset operations, to do optimizations and personal customizations and more.

Before to move at the step by step guides, some prerequisites are required to be applied first.  So, make sure you don’t skip any step from below:

  • First, you have to back-up all the Xperia J data because your data it might get wiped out or corrupted.
  • Ensure that you take the backup of all of the data stored on the internal storage memory of the Sony Xperia J might get deleted.
  • After the root rights are obtained and the CWM recovery is installed on your device you will be able to apply complex backup actions and with this custom recovery image tool you can make Nandroid backups.
  • A computer and the smartphone’s USB cable will be necessary during the guides process.
  • Uninstall or disable all the security tools that are running on both device and on the PC like antivirus, firewalls protection, antimalware programs and so on.
  • Now, enable USB debugging option from the next path:  “Settings -> More -> Development Options -> USB debugging”.
  • Make sure that the device’s battery has enough power left level.
  • All of the information and instructions listed here work only with Sony Xperia J, so do not try to use these for any other similar or different device, you can end up this guide in brick or damage your device.
  • The instructions listed here and information are provided only for educational and instructional purpose.

How to Root Xperia J step by step guide:

  • First, download the root pack file  from here.
  • Second, you have to save the downloaded file on your PC and after that unzip its content on your desktop PC folder.
  • Now, run the “Runme.bat” file such as Admin rights, for doing that you need right click on the exe file and now, select “Run as Administrator” option.
  • Next, connect the Xperia J device to PC.
  • Make sure you’ll follow the on-screen prompts, for rooting the Sony Xperia J device.

Flash CWM Recovery on Xperia J device

  1. First, download the CWM recovery custom image file from here and save the file on your PC.
  2. Second, unzip the downloaded pack on your PC desktop folder.
  3. Next, run the “Runme.bat” exe file such administrator, for doing that you should click on the same exe file and from the menu list select “Run as administrator”.
  4. Now, connect the Xperia J device to the PC.
  5. Follow the prompt that appears for installing CWM recovery tool.

Un-root Sony Xperia J – downgrade to officially ROM

  1. First, download the stock file from here and save the same on your computer
  2. Second,  download the Flash tool from here and save it on your PC.
  3. Now, install the Flash tool on the computer.
  4. Then run the Flash tool by selecting “Flashmoode” and then “OK”.
  5. Next, select “…” and browse and load the firmware file from your Computer.
  6. Power off your Sony Xperia J.
  7. Now, Press and keep holding the Volume Down buttons at the same time and with these buttons pressed, connect your Xperia J to PC by using the USB cord.
  8. The flashing process will automatically start
  9. When the installation process is completely done and you need to disconnect the USB cable.
  10.  Reboot your Sony Xperia J smartphone.

That’s all; now you successfully learnt know how to root / install CWM recovery and un-root (downgrade to officially Android OS) on the Sony Xperia J. Please use our comments section if you have any other supplementary questions.





  1. Srdjan

    July 24, 2013 at 1:55 am

    After installing this cwm v6.0.1.2 i can’t boot up the stock android, it goes into a black screen…although it loads cwm without a problem 😀

  2. Guest

    August 14, 2013 at 4:04 am

    After installing this cwm i can’t boot up to the stock rom and i cant loads cwm. My battery is running low but when i try to charge my phone the flashmood LED automatically turn up. what can i do to get my phone back to normal.

    • AAKASH

      September 24, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      i have this problem too did u find a solution or should i give it to the service centre

      • Mr Ady G

        January 3, 2015 at 6:11 pm

        Lets face it people CWM is the achilles heel of the process. Just as bad as on the X8 will work on some but not all phone

  3. MRidzuanfuad Shaifulannuar

    August 14, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Thank you for the tips..

  4. Ismail

    August 18, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    i have tried to root my phone, but to fully root it do you have to install the cwm file too? because i have tried the rooting steps and my phone ends up not being rooted

  5. Bran Spankers

    September 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    my sister locked my phone and tells she me cant remember the pin. can anyone tell me how i can get rid of it ?

  6. Anonymous

    September 8, 2013 at 6:42 am


  7. faiz.iman27

    October 22, 2013 at 8:08 am

    hello ion, the download link for flashtool is either has been erased. fopefully u can provide another download link.. anyway thanks for creating this article.

  8. mesmero334

    January 1, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Hello ! Check also one-click root

  9. watchdog_timer

    January 12, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks! One of the best-written howtos I ever read.

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