If you are a proud owner of Xperia Z or plan to buy one very soon, then we have good news for you. DooMLoRD, a recognized developer at XDA forums has managed to root Sony Xperia Z phone before it actually launches globally. In order to achieve the root access, developer used the ramdisk of CF-Auto-Root for the Nexus 4, modified it a bit for working on the Xperia Z.
Don’t you worry! The Sony Android handsets are pretty much easier to root since the company doesn’t impose much restriction on them; rather it encourages developer community to hack and mod. Rooting a Sony Xperia Z phone running Android 4.2.1 is very easy and it can be done in just a few steps. The tutorial, listed here, shows how to root the Xperia Z handset in a safe way without having to wipe data.
[pl_label type="info"]Pre requisites[/pl_label]
- Firmware Version: 10.1.A.1.350
- we tested on C6603 and C6602
- Unlocked bootloader
- fastboot files (are there in the unlock bootloader thread)
How to Root Sony Xperia Z on Android 4.1.2
[pl_label type="info"]Step 1:[/pl_label] Reboot your device into bootloader
[pl_label type="info"]Step 2:[/pl_label] Flash my modded CF-Auto-Root Kernel,
fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_CF-Auto-Root-ported_FW-350.img
[pl_label type="info"]Step 3:[/pl_label] reboot from fastboot
[pl_label type="info"]Step 4:[/pl_label] The device will now start booting and u will get indication on screen saying (Device will reboot in 10 seconds)
[pl_label type="info"]Step 5:[/pl_label] after CF-Auto-Root reboots device once, disconnect USB cable and do hard power off (3 vibrations)
[pl_label type="info"]Step 6:[/pl_label] connect device in fastboot mode and flash stock kernel
fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_insecure_FW-350.img
[pl_label type="info"]Step 7:[/pl_label] now reboot device and the device will start booting into OS
[pl_label type="info"]Step 8:[/pl_label] you should now Download Busybox Installer from Market and install it at /system/xbin/
Voila! Your Sony Xperia Z phone is now completely rooted. If you are facing any issue or have any question please post them in the comments section below.
Right now, the Sony Xperia Z device is only available in France, with the rest of Europe expecting to hit the shelves in two days. One you get it in your hands, try the rooting tutorial and share your experience with us.