In this tutorial we will show you how you can root your Sony Xperia Z1. We will use the Kingo Root Tool which provides a quick and easy way to root the Sony Xperia Z1 if you are a Windows User. 

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Sony Xperia Z1 Root

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

Sony Xperia Z1 Root Tutorial


  1. Download and install the USB Drivers and the Kingo Sony Xperia Z1 Root Toolkit
  2. On your Xperia Z1 you will need to make the following changes:
  3. Go to Settings -> Xperia -> Connectivity and deactive „PC-Compagnion install“
  4. Go to Settings -> Xperia -> Connectivity -> USB-Mode and activate the Mass-Storage Option
  5. Go to Settings -> Security and activate „Unknown Sources“
  6. Go to Settings -> Developer Options and activate USB-Debugging
  7. Now connect your Sony Xperia Z1 via USB to your PC
  8. Start the Kingo Android Root Toolkit
  9. Kingo should now display the name of your devicegoogle-nexus-4-root-connection
  10. To root your device you will simply need to press the orange „ROOT“-Button. After you startet the Root your device will reboot. After everything finished you will get a „Root Succeeded!“
  11. Your Sony Xperia Z1 is now rooted if you want to remove the root you can also use this toolkit.