After trying Sony Xperia TL (LT30at) for a few days you might realize that your phone is filled with unnecessary/bloatware apps from AT&T and these apps are generally placed on the system partition, which means we require root access to be able to get rid of it.
Not every AT&T’s app isn’t useful for us, there are some apps that we don’t need to be taken out such as MyAT&T, which pretty helpful to manage our AT&T wireless (view and pay bills, or view wireless voice and data usage right from our Android phone). However, if you still want to free up your internal storage, you can remove all the bloatware apps, but we have to back up all the apps in order to protect ourself from unwanted issues.
Here are a guide for anyone who wish to root Xperia TL (LT30at) for AT&T using Bin4ry’s root with the restore tool, tested on stock firmware / build number 7.0.B.1.152 and locked bootloader.
- Grab Sony Backup & restore app (*.apk) and install it on your Android phone.
- Set up Sony Xperia T adb drivers by using PC Companion. You can also utilize Androxyde Flashtool for Windows, do the installation, then check out Flashtool directory (Flashtool/drivers) and locate “Flashtool-drivers.exe”. Double-click on it, choose Xperia TX, Flashmode, and Fastboot Drivers. To check if the drivers are properly installed, look at Device Manager.
- Enable USB debugging on Settings > Developer options, and Unknown source on Settings > Security.
- Grab the latest Bin4ry root with restore tools here, and then extract it on your PC.
- Double-click on “RunMe.bat” and type “1” to choose Normal. Watch the entire process carefully, you will get the following command “Watch now your device”, now watch your AT&T Sony Xperia TL, the Backup & restore app will start up, on “Select record to restore” option, select “RootMe” and then click the Restore button, your phone will reboot several times.
- Voila, your Sony Xperia TL (LT30at) now rooted on stock firmware.
After managing to get root access, it is time to remove some unwanted pre-installed apps from AT&T, we can take advantage of the root file manager app to do this, we can try Root Explorer (Paid) or ES File Explorer (Free). We can find and remove the bloatware apps on