Posted on Jun 16 2014 - 5:53pm by Anurag Kumar

Xperia Z1s C6916 T-Mobile variant got full root yesterday after a long time and today Xperia Z2 has got full root with the help of a root exploit script , developed and tested by XDA devs DooMLoRD, norti and xsacha. Xperia Z2 users here need to downgrade to 17.1.A.2.55, 17.1.A.2.69 firmware before they can use this root exploit script as it was patched when Sony rolled 17.1.1.A.0.402 firmware update.

Check the below mentioned tutorial by us to root Xperia Z2, make sure you are aware that rooting voids warranty as well as unlokcing bootloader also. Below mentioned tutorial must be only used for Xperia Z2 handset, don’t try it on Xperia Z2 Tablet or you will brick your tablet if done so.

Root Xperia Z2 tutorial

Below mentioned guide will work on both locked as well as unlocked bootloader Xperia Z2 handsets. At present Community RootKit v01 will work on Windows PC only, v02 will be support Mac, Linux soon.

Downgrade Xperia Z2 to 17.1.A.2.55, 17.1.A.2.69 firmware first. Install ADB drivers of your handset on your PC.

Step 1: Download Xperia Z2 Community RootKit v01 from below link.


Extract the above file after downloading in a folder on your PC.

Step 2: Connect your Xperia Z2 to PC, make sure unknown sources settings are enabled in phone and USB Debugging settings are allowed. Go to security and developer settings to do so.

Step 3: Go to folder extracted in Step 1 and click “runme.bat” file to run the program. ( You will see a device not found error if your device drivers are not installed properly, as shown in below pic ).

Root Xperia Z2 tutorial

Now proceed as per on screen instructions as soon your device is recognized by the program and your Xperia Z2 will be rooted in a minute after installing some files. Make sure you follow the screen instructions cautiously. Check the source below in case you have doubt.

You will get BusyBox and SU installed via this root method automatically. Above mentioned root method is working fine as tested by many users at XDA.

Full Root Xperia Z2 locked bootloader

Image Credits – chesterr

Sony Full Root Xperia Z2 locked bootloader

XDA Dev DooMLoRD indicated that Xperia Z2 Tablet full root soon coming. If you are able to root Xperia Z2 by above mentioned method let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – XDA 

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  1. JVLP Madhav June 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Hi Team i am unable to root my phone with this method at the end it says please Crash service app and press any Key to continue

  2. JVLP Madhav June 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    I have unlocked the bootloader as well is ther a way that we can get it locked and get the rooting done please help i am trying to root the phone for the past 3 days but i am unsuccessful

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