Posted on Jul 1 2014 - 10:25pm by Anurag Kumar

Sony has officially updated Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact on android 4.4.4 14.4.A.0.108 firmware a few days back which brought some security enhancement, more smooth UI and firmware, some new apps like Whats New app available now. If you are looking to Root 14.4.A.0.108 firmware, follow the below mentioned tutorial.

You must be running 14.4.A.0.108 firmware on your handset. Kindly keep in mind root voids warranty so in case you are wishing to get it back after rooting you need to flash back the original firmware either by FlashTool or PC Companion/SUS. We have tested the below rooting method on our Xperia Z1 and it works fine.

How to Root 14.4.A.0.108 firmware

Tested Devices: Android 4.4.4 running Xperia Z1 C6903/C6906/C6902/C6943/SO-01F, Z Ultra C6802/C6806/C6833, Z1 Compact – D5503, SO-02F. Android 4.2.2 running Xperia Z2 D6503/SO-03F, Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP511/SGP512/SGP521, Xperia Z C6603/C6602, Xperia Tablet Z SGP311, Xperia ZL2 SOL25, ZR C5502, A2 SO-04F and many more.

Download 14.4.A.0.108 firmware ftf – Do so if you are non on android 4.4.4 

Download Xperia Z1, Z Ultra 14.4.A.0.108 firmware ftf

Download Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.108 firmware ftf


  • Enable USB Debugging on your device. To do so, go to Developer settings > Enable USB Debugging. If your phone don’t have developer settings option, tap on your build number 5 times to get.
  • Enable Unknown Sources option. To do so, go to Settings > Security > Enable unknown sources option.
  • Connect your phone to PC and let adb drives install.


  • Download “Easy Root Tool” version V8 from below.

Download EasyRootTool

  • Connect your phone to PC and extract the above file on PC. You will get 3 files as shown below.

Root Xperia Z1 Android 4.4.4

  • Click on Install.bat to run and follow the on screen instructions.

Root 14.4.A.0.108 firmware

Xperia Z1 Root 14.4.A.0.108 firmware

Root Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.108 firmware

  • Tap on “make it rain” button on phone when asked to do so.
  • Your phone is rooted now, check the on screen instructions on your PC. Your phone will not reboot.

Now you have got root 14.4.A.0.108 firmware.

Root Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.108 firmware

Download the Root Checker app from Play Store to verify for root access. Download latest version of Super User app on your device. Update binaries on your device via Super User app if asked to do so ( choose normal mode only ).

Root your devices now and let us know if the above method worked for your or not. If in doubts, drop your comments below.

Source – XDA

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25 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. faisal shaikh July 1, 2014 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    System r/w dosent stay after reboot.
    Even after moving supersu into system.
    After factory reset also.

  2. adu552 July 2, 2014 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Try this file
    Gives root and cwm. Tested on z1 c6902 with 108 firmware

  3. Stone July 4, 2014 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Dont work

  4. jonatan July 5, 2014 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    I have windows 8 and pulls me wrong 3 times and try installing one program fails bspatch all the easyroot

  5. mustafa July 6, 2014 at 5:03 am - Reply

    hi i rooted my phone like the steps what should i do to install the 4k and timeshifet

  6. niuton July 8, 2014 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    I have always : ” Error patching tr.apk MD5 does not match.”
    What should i do ?

    • Reply July 10, 2014 at 6:59 am - Reply


      Try the latest version 9. I faced the same issue before but with V9 I was able to root without issues.

  7. nitish July 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    I know this process will void my warranty.
    Can u guide me how can i get it back.
    Exact process will be realy helpfull as i m no techie
    Just want to root so that i can use pen/ pencil on screen.

    • Reply July 10, 2014 at 7:00 am - Reply

      Factory reset will unroot the phone again so no warranty issue.

  8. nitish July 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    M having z1 c9602 14.4.a.0.108

  9. ripqhy July 10, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

    if i already on 4.4.4 (14.4.a.0.108) do I have to donwload the ftf? noob here.. thanks :)

  10. geric July 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Dont work…MD5 do not match

  11. moses July 12, 2014 at 5:57 am - Reply

    how to unroot the z1?
    and return to the original firmware

  12. Myo Thet July 12, 2014 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Thz u … !
    Now i can rooted my C6903 with EasyRootTool_V9 .

    • cannibal July 14, 2014 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Can you share the link please? I cannot find EasyRootTool_V9

  13. nitish July 14, 2014 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Worked good for me
    Thnx guys.

  14. Neo July 19, 2014 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Root:ok but impossible to have superbe binaires update .. How to please ??

  15. Aaron August 7, 2014 at 1:38 am - Reply

    The root doesn’t give u read write. You have to send a adb command every reboot. Its a boot loader issue.

  16. micha August 24, 2014 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    it’s not asking me to make it rain, neither could i download the easy root tool , guess they deleted the link.
    any tips ? i am no techie at all

  17. Micha August 24, 2014 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    it says my xperia z1 4.4.4 is already rooted, while it is straight from factory, allso it will not give me the option “make it rain” .
    I tried SU but it says it has no apps, guess i am not rooted then ?

  18. Val September 2, 2014 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Does it work with Easy Root Tools v12.1? Because i can’t downlaod Easy Root Tools v8.

  19. Te September 7, 2014 at 3:46 am - Reply

    it works c6903 android 4.4.4 14.4.A.0.108 when device ask to permission for pc click allways allow

  20. Dale September 7, 2014 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    How long does it take on the the part that sais “cleaning up” im on it right now for 10mins now…

  21. Micha September 7, 2014 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Even with setting always it does not work

  22. micha September 8, 2014 at 12:44 am - Reply

    after 56 times trying i am done with this shit

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