How to Root Xperia Z

Xperia Z was announced at CES 2013 and since then it is being among most popular smartphones this year. It operates on Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 version and planned to receive the 4.2 update.

Xperia Z

This tutorial is for those people who like to root their Xperia Z smartphone to get the complete system privileges. I’m here with the simplest method to root your all new Xperia Z.

Important Things to Root Xperia Z

Although rooting will provide you access to system as administrator and you’ll be able to make out any changes you want to but it will void the warranty terms and conditions.

This means Sony will not provide any warranty to your device once it is rooted.

But rooting your Xperia Z  device will allow you to install any custom firmware on the device and you’ll be able to change the android version any time. You’ll be allowed to install lots of apps (apps for rooted device) that will make your device smarter.

Requirements to Root Xpeira Z

  1. Create a complete backup of all the stuff stored on your device using any backup app.
  2. Recharge the battery of your device to up to 70%.
  3. Unlock the boot loader of your device. You need to follow the official tutorial provided by the Sony to do so.
  4. Make sure the original USB drivers are installed on your PC.

Files to Be Downloaded

You need to download three files,

  • Fastboot
  • Modified Kernel
  • Insecure Kernel

Procedure to Root Xperia Z

Now follow these simple steps that will root your Xperia Z device.

  1. Download the files on your PC and place them at the desktop.
  2. Now extract the zip file with name Fastboot and start the “fastboot.exe”.
  3. Now connect your device using the original USB cable and restart it by pressing Volume up button. Press the button till the device gets into the Fastboot mode.
  4. Press Windows + R button to launch the RUN and then write CMD and hit enter to start the command prompt.
  5. Now type in the following text and hit enter, “fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_CF-Auto-Root-ported_FW-350.img”
  6. Now do this one, “fastboot reboot” and your device will restart again.
  7. After device is rebooted, remove the USB connection.
  8. Now press Power and Volume Up button together for about 15 seconds. This step will “hard power off” your device.
  9. Now again press Volume Up key and connect the device via USB cable to get into the Fastboot mode.
  10. Now again start the command prompt and do this command now, “fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_insecure_FW-350.img”.
  11. Now again do the “fastboot reboot” command to restart your device.
  12. Now install the BusyBox app after device gets restarted.

That’s it! Your device Xperia Z is now rooted. You can now look for root only apps in the GooglePlay store.

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