In this tutorial we will show you how to root your Sony Xperia Z. Before you can start with this tutorial you will need to unlock the bootloader of your device. To find out how to do this we recommend you to read our Sony Xperia Z Bootloader Unlock Tutorial

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Backup Tutorials

Google automatically saves your contacts but doesn’t sync other files on your device. Check the following tutorials to completely backup your device.

Sony Xperia Z Root Tutorial

Things we will need:

Important Informations

  • Always use a USB-Port from the backside of your PC
  • Always use the original USB cable
  • Always use a fully charged device
  • Always Backup your Device first

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Mac
  • Linux

Sony Xperia Z Root Tutorial How to

  1. Download all the required files
  2. Install the Sony Xperia Z USB Drivers
  3. Shut off your Sony Xperia Z and connect it with your pc
  4. Boot your device into Fastboot (Volume Up + Power Button). If windows doesnt find the drivers select the extracted folder with the downloaded Sony Xperia Z USB Drivers
  5. Copy all downloaded .img files into the „tools“ folder in your Android SDK install folder.
  6. Open a Windows-Command Window and navigate to the tools folder in the Android SDK install folder
  7. Type in the following commands (press enter after each one)
  8. fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_CF-Auto-Root-ported_FW-350.img
  9. fastboot reboot
  10. Your Device will reboot now (onscreen countdown)
  11. As soon as your device has rebootet you will need to hard power of your Sony Xperia Z. To do this you will need to unplug the device from your pc and hold down Volume Up + Power for 15 Seconds (device will vibrate 3 times)
  12. Boot your device into Fastboot again (Volume Up + Power Button) and connect it with the pc
  13. Now type in the following commands (press enter after each one)
  14. fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_insecure_FW-350.img
  15. fastboot reboot
  16. After the reboot you can download and install BusyBox through the Play Store.