In this tutorial we will show you how to root the Sony Xperia Z with firmware version 10.3.1.A.0.244 or 10.3.1.A.2.67. You dont need a Bootloader Unlock for this to work. Please remember to only use this tutorial if your phone runs the 10.3.1.A.0.244 or 10.3.1.A.2.67 Firmware (Kernel).

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Backup Tutorials

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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. Go to Settings -> About this phone and write down your Kernel Version (Firmware)
  2. Download alle the Files under „Things you will need“
  3. Install the Sony Xperia Z USB Drivers and connect your Phone with your PC
  4. Open the Sony Flash Tool and flash the file XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.ftf (this installs a older firmware with a working exploit)
  5. After flashing restart your phone and active „USB Debugging“ in Settings -> Developer ->
  6. Open the Doomlord Easy Root Toolkit Folder and open the runme-file for your OS (windows uses .bat)
  7. Now a Command-Window appears and asks for a button press to start the root procedure. Press any button to start
  8. Your device should now be rooted, to find out if thats really the case download the Apps SuperSU and Root Checker from the Google Play Store
  9. Now you can revert back to your original Kernel Firmware (remember step 1?)
  10. Open the Sony Flash Tool and flash the file XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.2.67.ftf or XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.0.244_BE.ftf (check your kernel version with the filenames to find out which one is for you)
  11. Thats it, now you can have fun with your rooted device 🙂