Renowned developer and white hacker geohot has come up with a fantastic rooting tool named Towelroot which has successfully rooted Xperia handsets like Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, M, Z, ZL, SP, M2, T, TX running android 4.3 and android 4.4.2 version. Towelroot exploit is using a apk file which after installing has successfully rooted many Xperia handsets so far as reported by the users. Best one click root method, roots in 30 seconds.
We have created a handy guide to root Xperia Z1 using Towelroot exploit which is confirmed working on Xperia Z1 C6902, C6903 running android 4.4.2 .757 firmware version. Rooting voids warranty so make sure you are ware of this, in order to get warranty back you need to re-install the stock firmware using PC Companion, SUS or flashing via flashtool.
Root Xperia Z1 / Z1 Compact using Towelroot exploit
Below method is confirmed working on Xperia Z1 C6902 / C6903, Xperia Z1 Compact D5503, Xperia Z Ultra. Works on locked bootloader handsets. It should work on all android 4.3+ versions.
For Xperia Z1 C6902 / C6903, Xperia Z1 Compact D5503, Xperia Z Ultra Prerequisites
- Enable ‘unknown sources’ option. Go to Settings > security > enable unknown sources.
- Enable ‘USB Debugging’. Go to Settings > Developer settings > enable USB debugging.
Connect phone to PC. Make sure your Phone’s ADB drivers are installed in PC successfully.
Step 1: Download the below mentioned file, extract it in your PC. You will get two content named : folder ‘files‘ and install.bat file.
Download z1cRoot v1.zip
Step 2: Go to Towelroot site and download the tr.apk ( ignore any security warning ) file. Click the lambda image icon to download.
Step 3: Put the tr.apk file downloaded in above step inside files/tr.apk
Step 4: Now click the install.bat file to run the cmd program.
Your phone will be recognized and the process will run. Follow the onscreen instructions displayed in cmd window.
Step 5: Towelroot app will open in your phone, tap on “make it rain” button and your phone will be rebooted in 15 seconds.
Your phone is now rooted. Reboot it. Download the Root Checker app from Play Store to verify for root access.
In case if you are getting error like SU binaries are not updating then download the latest version of SuperUser app. Extract the apk from below mentioned file and install the apk. Open the app and update the binaries.
For Xperia M2, M, SP, T, TX, Z, ZL
To root Xperia M2, M, SP, T, TX, Z, ZL download the Towelroot apk and install it. Open it, tap on “make it rain” option and wait for onscreen instrcutions to come, device reboots, root access is there, update SU app from above mentioned link.
Now you can root number of Xperia devices using Towelroot, try it guys and let us know if it works on your device or not. Drop your comments below if have any doubts.
Worked great! Thanks
Which device ?
Thanks, It worked on Sony Z (C6603)
Will this root tool work on Xperia T2 Dual?
Do I need to backup my phone data…
worked great on my c903, thanks alot!
c6903 i means haha
Is the procedure same for XZ?
it is clearly written in end of post that for XZ XZL you just need to install the apk, run it, tap on “make it rain” option and it is done.
hi . i just installed mspy in a sony xperia ZL. it was frustating that i found out i need it to root it.
The question is. I still need to make the USB DEBUGGING for the ZL ??
Once the phone is rebooted, i need to install the super user ? o that app comes with the phone ?
It will prompt upon restart that mspy request acces tu super user ?
THANK U !!!!
it will work on xperia zr..
successfully rooted Xperia E1 Dual 😀
Funciono Perfecto Xperia Z1 C6906
Hi Anurag, Today I purchased Xperia Z1 Compact and i spreinstalled with androd 4.3. I want to upgrade it to kitkat. Is it safe to update the device and root via towelroot ? I want to root because I want to install apps on SD card.
Hello, this is just to say thank you, it worked perfectly in z1 c6906
work great on ZR C5502 stock 4.4.2
can u please tell me how to do it? with details
i can’t do it.
with details only it is mentioned above.
noob here… has anyone try it on ZU running on 4.4.2 build 14.3.A.0.747 ? because normal install isn’t working.. thanks 🙂
It void my warnty or not?
Also Can i Backup my TA Partion After i root my Xperia Sp With This tool?
Can i Use it On My loked Bootloder of Xperia Sp
yes you can,
Can I Cilme my Warnty Through restore TA Partaion
just flash back original firmware ftf and warranty is back, but root is lost 😛
How Can Flash Origanl Firmware ftf.
Sir Please help After i root my phone using the given tool , my phone does not start very well means its only show sony xperia animation for long time and not show anything only xperia animation, please help me
Works on xperia Z1 C6903 4.4.2 14.3.A.0.757
funciona en el SONY XPERIA M (c1904)??
I rooted xperia z. Am on 4.3 and probably receive KitKat in week or so. If I upgraded to KitKat will root will be lost?
yes you will loose root then.
Thanks for reply.I downloaded root only apps. So if I again root xz at 4.4 will the rooted apps will work normally or I have to set them up again?
if the mobile is rooted.the warranty is voids i konw about that…
after rooted.if the mobile is updated,the warranty will came back or not?
error on my c6903 it says :
EODC not found not ZIP
file ‘tr _signed.apk’ is not a valid zip file
rm failed for /data/local/tmp/tr_singed.apk, no such file of directory
I’m facing the same issue! Sony Xperia Z1 C6903, Android 4.4.2, Firmware 14.3.A.0.757. Does anybody know what the hell is happening?
I have same issue too.
Hice todo lo que dice pero a lo que abro el install.bat que le doy a una tecla para seguir dice que la Apk not found
tengo un Sony Expiria M
Lo Instale en Xperia M c1904 4.3 funciona perfectamente.. heberth Solo tienes que copiar la apk a la memoria e instalar. las primeras instrucciones son para el Z… Saludos..
Will I receive software updates after rooting? Please answer please
Yes, yes! That have been said a gazillion years ago. Please google it before posting such questions.
Not working. Please help.
I have xperia z1. In the middle of the process there eocd not working and it is not installing the app
i have problem it say
/system/bin/sh: su: not found what should i do
thank you i rooted my xperia z1 14.3.A.0757 ON KITKAT 4.4.2
Hola Lo Hice En Mi Sony Xperia M 4.3 y funciono ademas es muy sencillo.
Funciona perfectamente……. comprobado en Xperia M c(1904) con Android 4.3 y con bootloader bloqueado……….
Funciona para la actualizacion 4.4.4 del Xperia Z1?
Doesn’t work D5503 (4.4.2) KERNEL 3.4.0 Build 14.3.A.0.757
Thanks 🙂 work 100% on my xperia v lt25i latest firmware 9.2.A.2.5 😀 my phone succesfully rooted now 😀
Didn’t work on Xperia Z1 C6903 4.4.2 .761
“Make it rain ” says my phone is successfully rooted and don’t have to reboot, but Root checker says i’m not rooter :/
Didn’t worked on Xperia Z1 C6903 4.4.2 .761.
Make it rain says successfully rooted and no need to reboot, but root checker says not rooted :/
How to download towelroot for Xperia Z there is no files at all!
Will I still get updates through the normal update channel??
When I run the install.bat it says
EOCD not found, not Zip
file ‘tr_signed.apk is not a valid zip file
rm failed for /data/local/tmp/tr_signed.apk no such file or directory
i can’t download tr.apk .how to download?
fallo con xperia M c1904 android 4.3 dice que el dispositivo no esta soportado
this is root… but isn’t full-root…
This didn’t work for me on Z1 Compact, firmware 14.4.A.0.108
xperia m c1904 4.3 app says rooted but root checkers says no access to root
Can I uninstall towelroot app after root?
if I uninstall towelroot after root what will be happen?
This is not working on my Xperia Z C6603 .. whenever I hit the “Make it rain” button it says phone is not supported.
Everything worked very well on my Sony Xperia Z1, but when I checked with RottChecker (app) if my phone is root, the app says that it’s not. Why?
(I don’t know if the ADB Driver is installed, but I don’t know how to do this. Is it the reason why the root didn’t worked?)
i try to root my xperia t2 ultra n all goes well bt at last tr spp shows “the phone isnt currently supported” hlp me
On My Xperia e3 does not work. You could help me with this problem.Thx
mi M2 (2306) no lo puedo rootiar con towelroot ya que el android es 4.4.2, anteriormente le puse 4.3y ahí si se puedo… y quiero el 4.4 ya que anda mas fluido, ayuda plss
how come my pc detect it is a trojan file? is it safe?
you are free not to use it then. Remember it is a root tool. Leave a message to the TowelRoot developer.
Anyone tried this on Xperia Z Ultra(C6802) with build 14.3.A.0.757? Please reply.
is there a method for rooting Xperia e3??
towelroot doesn’t work..
Anyone tried this on Xperia Z Ultra(C6802) with build 14.3.A.0.757? Please reply.
why my phone is not compatible? my phone is sony xperia z1 why? just message me in my facebook thanks
Newest firmwares are not supported anymore.
i have xperia zl 4.4.4 and clicking on “Make it rain” shows that device isn’t compatible…what should i do??
newest firmwares are not supported anymore.
not work Z1 6903 4.4.4 14.4.A.0.157
Did not work on my xperia m2 kitkat 4.4.4
Any other suggestions? Model d2303
Grts from belgium
i have xperia sp,android 4.1.2,build 12.0.A.2.245. will towelroot work on it
It works on my xperia m,THANKS.
But doesent work on my xperia m2 aqua with 4.4.4 and new update few days ago.PLEASE HELP
Same here. It is probably the firmware that makes the problem. Try on 4.4.2 maybe it works.
Not working on my Xperia M2 Aqua D2403 4.4.4 Kitkat and build 18.3.1.C.1.13 stock rom stock kernel.
This is work for Xperia z1 C6093 ver 4.4.4 or not? Please info
I have lollipop version in my xperia zl. Will this work?