How to Root Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact – Install CWM recovery

Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact has just been out in market and it has not been a very long since users got their hands on it and both devices have achieved root and CWM recovery is now available for installation. Demerit of present method of rooting is that bootloader needs to be unlocked otherwise it can’t be done.

Xperia Z3 D6XX and Xperia Z3 Compact D58XX are compatible with the below posted method. Keep in mind that unlocking bootloader will void your device’s warranty so proceed at your own risk. Camera is working after unlocking bootloader so no issues about it.

How to Root Xperia Z3

To root Xperia Z3 you must be on stock android 4.4.4 23.0.A.2.93 firmware , unlocked bootloader, working fastboot. Remember adb is not working in recovery for the time being.  To unlock bootloader visit here.

You need to flash the kernel ( Download Z3_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_v01_FW-93.img ) first. Detailed Steps mentioned by XDA dev DooMLoRD here.

how to Root Xperia Z3

To enter in recovery when Sony logo comes and LED light turns pink/amber/orange keep on pressing Volume Up button.

After you are done with flashing kernel, now let’ see how to root Xperia Z3. Follow these steps to root your Xperia Z3.

Root Xperia Z3 23.0.A.2.93 firmware

How to Root Xperia Z3 Compact

To root Xperia Z3 Compact you must be on stock android 4.4.4 23.0.A.2.105 firmware , unlocked bootloader, working fastboot. You will get CWM recovery 6.0.4.7.

You need to flash the kernel ( Download Z3c_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_v01_FW-105.img ) first. Detailed Steps mentioned by XDA dev DooMLoRD here.

How to Root Xperia Z3 Compact

One you are done with flashing kernel, now to root your Xperia Z3 Compact follow these steps.

Do let us know if you have successfully rooted your Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. Drop your comments below.

Kudos to XDA dev DooMLoRD 🙂

How to Root Xperia Z2 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware ?

Sony recently updated Xperia Z2 on 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware unexpectedly which brought changes like improved call voice quality, faster battery charging. Earlier root method was not available for 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware but now you can root your Xperia Z2 on 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware via rootkitXperia developed by @cubeundcube.

XDA user RyokoN mentions that above mentioned root tool kit uses two exploits i.e. ‘master key exploit‘ (bug 9950697) and CVE-2013-6282 on an older version but now it uses CVE-2014-3153 (towelroot exploit).

Confirmed devices working on this kit are Xperia Z2 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware, Xperia Z1 14.3.B.0.288, Xperia SP 12.1.A.1.205 etc.

Download rootkitXperia tool

Download rootkitXperia_20140719.zip

Download rootkitXperia tool

How to Root ?

  • Set up adb ( path ). How to do steps here.
  • Go to settings on your phone and enable unknown sources and USB Debugging option.
  • Download the above zip, extract it.
  • Click on Install.bat.
  • Follow the on screen instructions.
  • Your device will reboot and CMD will show “完了しました” or “— all finished —“, consider rooting done then.

Try the above method if you want root on Xperia Z2 17.1.2.A.0.314 firmware.. Let us know if it works. Drop your comments below.

Source – XDA

Root 14.4.A.0.108 firmware on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact

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

Pre-requisites 

  • 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.

Steps

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

Download EasyRootTool v8.zip

  • 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

Full Root Xperia Z2 locked bootloader via Community RootKit v01

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.

Download Z2-Community_RootKit-v01.zip

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.

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 




Root Xperia Z1s C6916 T-Mobile – Install Recovery

Sony Xperia Z1s launched back in Jan in US on T-Mobile has finally got root after a long time. As all Xperia Z1s users know that bootloader can’t be unlocked on their device but now they can root it as a root exploit has been spotted and successfully deployed. XDA devs jcase and beaups have come up with a way to root Xperia Z1s.

Now you can root your Xperia Z1s and install recovery on it. Check the below mentioned links to follow the steps for rooting and installing recovery. Rooting voids warranty so make sure you are ware of what you are doing. We are not listing full steps here rather we are linking to original threads.

Root Xperia Z1s – Install Recovery

Visit here to root Xperia Z1s. To install recovery follow the steps given here.

Root Xperia Z1s C6916

We really appreciate the work of both developers towards Sony community. If in doubt, leave comment below.

Source – XDA 

How to root Xperia Z2 Tablet and Install CWM recovery 6.0.4.6 version

Sony has officially released Xperia Z2 Tablet in market and many users have now got it in their hands already, just like we saw Xperia Z2 getting root a few days back before it was officially released in market, Xperia Z2 Tablet has now also got root and CWM recovery can be installed. Latest firmware for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet is 17.1.A.2.55 firmware which was recently spotted on PTCRB for both devices but rolled for Xperia Z2 yet.

XDA legend DooMLoRD has posted a method to root Xperia Z2 Tablet and installing ClockworkMod recovery on it. You need to unlock the bootloader of your Xperia Z2 Tablet before proceeding so make sure you do that and backup your TA partition before unlocking bootloader of you will loose your DRM keys. To unlock bootloader of Xperia Z2 Tablet, visit this thread for more info ( Camera do works after unlocking bootloader ).

How to Root Xperia Z2 Tablet

Kindly check the prerequisites before rooting your Xperia Z2 Tablet. CWM recovery version is  6.0.4.6.

  • Must be on 17.1.A.2.36 firmware – v01.
  • Working for Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP511 Wi-Fi version.
  • Bootloader Unlocked.
  • Working FastBoot.

Kindly follow the steps to root Xperia Z2 Tablet and installing CWM recovery from XDA dev DooMLoRD itself.

Install CWM Recovery on Xperia Z2 Tablet

Root Xperia Z2 Tablet Steps from XDA dev DooMLoRD

Root Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP511

Above recovery and rooting method is also confirmed working on Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP512 variant.

Try to root your Xperia Z2 Tablet and let us know if above method worked on your device or not. Drop your comments below.

Source – XDA

Root Xperia T2 Ultra Dual and Install CWM Recovery 6.0.4.6 on 19.0.D.0.253 firmware

Sony has officially launched Xperia T2 Ultra Dual in many regions and the first 19.0.D.0.253 firmware update has also hit it a few days back. Being a new device development for Xperia T2 Ultra Dual has just been started and before getting launch at global level, Xperia T2 Ultra has been rooted on the latest 19.0.D.0.253 firmware and ClockworkMod recovery ( CWM based ) has been installed on the handset exclusively.

XDA dev DooMLoRD has successfully achieved root on Xperia T2 Ultra Dual and managed to install CWM based recovery on an unlocked bootloader handset. To begin with the process make sure you have unlocked the bootloader on your Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, to unlock bootloader check the official steps from Sony here. Keep in mind unlocking bootloader of your device will void your warranty. Backup your TA partition before unlocking bootloader else you will loose DRM keys; CAMERA working after unlocking bootloader.

Root and Install CWM recovery on Xperia T2 Ultra Dual

Below mentioned is guide only for Xperia T2 Ultra Dual D53XX variants. ( May or may not work on Xperia T2 Ultra Single SIM )

Requirements 

  • Unlock bootloader on Xperia T2 Ultra Dual.
  • 19.0.D.0.253 firmware running.
  • Working FastBoot.

Please follow the given below guide by developer himself in order to avoid any important step, so we are not writing the steps here instead we are providing link back to guide written by dev.

Installing CWM Recovery 6.0.4.6 Steps from Dev DooMLoRD

Xperia T2 Ultra Dual Install CWM Recovery

Now after you are done with installing recovery now it’s time to Root Xperia T2 Ultra Dual.

Root Xperia T2 Ultra Dual Steps by dev DooMLoRD

Root Xperia T2 Ultra Dual

If you find any difficulty do refer to source link at the end of post for more clarifications. Try it guys and let us know if you succeed. Drop your comments below.

Source – XDA

How to Root Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Sony has officially rolled Xperia Z1 android 4.4.2 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update two days back and same the build number is also spotted on Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 Compact. On 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update, new native features of Android 4.4.2 KitKat are spotted along with some Sony exclusive features like answering machine option in phone app, new Xperia stock themes and wallpapers, new boot animation, new developer settings etc.

Now as 14.3.A.0.681 firmware update has arrived, many users are finding a way to root it, unfortunately just like Xperia Z1 Android 4.3 update there is no direct way of rooting Xperia Z1 on 14.3.A.0.681 firmware, you need to downgrade to previous versions or already have a rooted firmware. Let’s see how you can Root Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware using detailed guide by XDA dev [NUT].

How to Root Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware ?

Below mentioned guide supported for both locked as well as unlocked bootloader.

Prerequisites 

  1. Latest version of Xperia Flash Tool, download flashtool-0.9.15.0-windows.exe
  2. Xperia Z Dual Recovery version 2.7.90 or any new version. Get it here.
  3. You must be on a rooted Xperia Z1 firmware i.e. 14.2.A.0.290 or 14.2.A.1.136. If you are not then Follow this guide to root 14.2.A.0.290 and this guide to root 14.2.A.1.136 firmware. IT IS MUST.

What is there below ?

  • SuperSU integration in system – Full Root access.
  • init.d support. Don’t know what it is, Read this.

Considering you are already on a rooted Xperia Z1 firmware i.e. 14.2.A.0.290 or 14.2.A.1.136 firmware, now proceed to update Xperia Z1 on 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat and root it.

  • Download the mentioned files for your concerned device.

For C6902

Download  C6902_14.3.A.0.681.flashable.zip  and C6902_14.3.A.0.681_Stripped.ftf

For C6903

Download  C6903_14.3.A.0.681.flashable.zip  and C6903_14.3.A.0.681_Stripped.ftf

In below steps “XX” denotes 02 or 03 as per your device respectively. Use TWRP recovery if possible everywhere below.

  • Save C69XX_14.3.A.0.681.flashable.zip on external SDCard1
  • Now put C69XX_14.3.A.0.681_Stripped.ftf file inside Flashtool/firmwares folder on your PC.
  • Do make a backup of your whole device using recovery and do backup contents of SD card and internal memory.
  • Flash C69XX_14.3.A.0.681.flashable.zip in recovery ( TWRP ).

NOTEDo not reboot now. Navigate to main menu > reboot > power off.

  • Flash C69XX_14.3.A.0.681_Stripped.ftf file on your Xperia Z1 using Flashtool.
  • Reboot to system.

As usual first reboot is slow and an soon you see Blue KitKat animation, you will android apps getting optimized. Cheers, now your have got Root on Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware.

Root Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware

Deodex zip pack of Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware will soon be posted. We advise all Xperia Z1 users to see the source thread by developer to rectify any doubts if you have on above mentioned guide for better clarification of technical stuffs. Do not mirror any files without developer’s permission.

If you want to revert back to stock Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware, then follow the below link for the ftfs and guide to flash it.

Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

[ Source – XDA dev NUT ]

Root Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C, Install CWM Recovery v6.0.4.6

Xperia Z1 Compact, world’s first true mini smartphone from Sony has got root even before it is out in the hands of users officially. Xperia Z1 Compact possibly will be out in late Feb 2014 for shipping from Sony stores, well the good news is that root is now possible on Xperia Z1 Compact and other devices with same model Sony D550X.

XDA legendary developer DooMLoRD has managed to root Xperia Z1 Compact with bootloader unlocked and CWM recovery v6.0.4.6 can be installed now on it. Let’s see how to root Xperia Z1C. All credits to DooMLoRD and maker of CWM for this wonderful work 🙂

Install CWM Recovery on Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C

Well before installing CWM recovery and rooting Xperia Z1 Compact, you must take care that you have unlocked the bootloader on Xperia Z1 Compact, working fastboot and must be running on android 4.3 14.2.A.1.114 firmware or similar ROMs on same firmware. Unlocking bootloader of Xperia Z1 Compact steps can be found at below mentioned link.

Check the below link for installations steps.

Installation Steps from DooMLoRD on XDA

Install CWM Recovery on Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C

Root Xperia Z1 Compact

After recovery is installed, you can begin with rooting Xperia Z1C. Check the blow link for rooting from the developer itself.

Rooting Xperia Z1C Steps from DooMLoRD on XDA

Root Xperia Z1 Compact

We could not post all detailed steps here as phone’s bootloader has to be unlocked first and if we put all steps here, it will become mess so it’s better you consider the steps given by developer himself.

Do let us know if above root and recovery worked on your Xperia Z1 Compact whenever the device lands in your region. Drop your comments below.

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

Sony has now officially rolled out 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware for Xperia Z, ZL and ZR which brings display, camera, battery fixes & performance tweaks to these devices. Only for now Xperia Z Tablet is left and very soon it will also be updated with same 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware.

As you all know Sony has patched the perf_event exploit from 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware onwards so in order to root the devices one need to use the older rootable firmware kernels as mentioned by legendary XDA Developer DooMLoRD.

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware

Before rooting and using below DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 make sure your Xperia Z, ZL and ZR is on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware. If not then use below links to update your phone by manually flashing the ftf file.

Xperia Z 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware Update Rolled Out – Minor Bug fixing

Xperia ZL 10.3.1.A.2.67 Firmware Update Rolled Out – Minor Bugs fixed

Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware Update Rolled Out

WARNING

We have performed the steps for rooting Xperia Z, Below mentioned kernels are for Xperia Z C6602 / C6603 only. Please do not use them on Xperia ZL or ZR. 

Download below mentioned files

Download XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.f tf  | 7.12 MB

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 from below to root Xperia Z, ZL and ZR.

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip | 2.96 MB

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

Download XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.2.67.ftf | 7.17 MB

If you have Flashtool then it’s good otherwise download it from given below link.

Download flashtool-0.9.11.0-windows.exe

After downloading above files, proceed as per below mentioned instructions strictly. Back up your device before proceeding.

How to Root Xperia Z 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware – STEPS

Works on both Locked as well as UnLocked Bootloaders.

Enable USB Debugging  and unknown sources option on your phone before proceeding. Do not use other kit version except V18.

  1. Download Flashtool, Open it. Flash the “XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.f tf” file on your Xperia Z. It is the kernel of an old firmware of Xperia Z which was rootable.
  2. Reboot your Xperia Z after flashing. Connect to PC in USB Debugging mode.
  3. Do not forget to close FLASHTOOL. CLOSE FLASHTOOL , before proceeding next step or you will get serious error.
  4. Extract the downloaded “DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip” file and run the “runme_win” file.
  5. Follow onscreen instructions to root Xperia Z and once it is rooted, device will reboot. Verify that you are rooted, run SuperSU app.
  6. Now switch off your Xperia Z. OPEN FLASHTOOL.
  7. Now you need to flash “XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.2.67.ftf” file in order to get back the true kernel of Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware of Xperia Z.
  8. After flashing, disconnect the phone from PC, reboot it and your Xperia Z is now rooted and we are done with Root Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware steps.

How to Root Xperia Z 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware

How to Root Xperia ZL and Xperia ZR on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware ?

In order to Root Xperia ZL and ZR you need to get separate kernel files for your respective devices. Do not flash kernel files of Xperia Z, if done so your phone will not boot up.

Download Kernel files for Xperia ZL

Download XperiaZL_C6502_423_Kernel.ftf

Download C6503_10.3.A.2.67 Kernel Only_Generic DE.ftf.7z

Xperia ZR uses should also do the same.

NOTE :-  As firmware is just released we are trying to get the kernels files for Xperia ZL and ZR as soon as we get them will update the links. Kernel files for Xperia ZL will be uploaded soon.

If you successfully rooted your Xperia Z, ZL and ZR on 10.3.1.A.2.67 firmware , let us know drop your comments below. If you have got the kernel files for Xperia ZL and ZR, send us using TIP US form.

[ Via – XDA ]

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

It has been just a few hours since we saw Sony officially rolling out the major bug fixing update 6.2.B.1.96 firmware over previous jelly bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware. 6.2.B.1.96 firmware has fixed all the major bugs reported in previous updates ranging from 1080p HD Video Lag, Volume up button lag, Camera issues resolved etc.

If you haven’t updated to 6.2.B.1.96 firmware on your Xperia S, SL and Acro S, check the link below to update :-

Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Rolled – Major Update fixed 1080p HD Video Lag, Volume Up button bug – Install ftf

Well the great news is that DooMLoRD, renowned XDA developer has successfully rooted this new 6.2.B.1.96 firmware within an hour of its launch, let’s see how you can root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware on Xperia S, SL and Acro S.

Sony has patched the perf_event exploit ( so to root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware would have been difficult ) so DooMLoRD found another way to root by flashing back old kernel on which root exploit was working and then again re flashing the new kernel, so root is there 🙂

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ?

Warning 

Below method works only for Xperia S LT26i / Lt26ii 6.2.B.1.96 firmware any customization. Do not try on any other variants. 

Download 3 files from below links

Download XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf  | 6.36 MB

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 from below to root your Xperia S, SL.

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip | 2.96 MB

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

Download XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf   | 6.33 MB

Download FlashTool from below link, if you don’t have it.

Download flashtool-0.9.11.0-windows.exe

 STEPS for ROOTING :- ( Below steps are for root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Xperia S )

Workin on both Locked as well as UnLocked Bootloaders.

Enable USB Debugging  and unknown sources option on your phone before proceeding. Do not use other kit version except V18.

  1. Download Flashtool, Open it. Flash the “XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf” file on your Xperia S. It is the kernel of an old firmware of Xperia S which was rootable.
  2. Reboot your Xperia S after flashing. Connect to PC in USB Debugging mode.
  3. Do not forget to close FLASHTOOL. CLOSE FLASHTOOL , before proceeding next step or you will get serious error.
  4. Extract the downloaded “DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip” file and run the “runme_win” file.
  5. Follow onscreen instructions to root Xperia S and once it is rooted, device will reboot. Verify that you are rooted, run SuperSU app.
  6. Now switch off your Xperia S. OPEN FLASHTOOL.
  7. Now you need to flash “XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf ” file in order to get back the true kernel of Android 4.1.2 6.2.B.1.96 firmware of Xperia S.
  8. After flashing, disconnect the phone from PC, reboot it and your Xperia S is now rooted and we are done with rooting Xperia S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware.

To root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware you just need to perform above steps carefully.

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

NOTE :- Xperia SL users can use their respective kernels or the kernels from Xperia S as posted above.

P.S. We are not sure whether this rooting kit supports Acro S or not, still if you want to go ahead, root at your own risk. Respective kernels of Xperia Acro S are added below.

Download Xperia Acro S_LT26w_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf | 6 MB

Downlaod Xperia Acro S_LT26w_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf | 6 MB

If you succeeded in rooting Xperia Acro S by this method, please comment below…

Let us know if you face any difficult in rooting your Xperia S, SL on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware, we will help you out. Drop your comments on your reviews on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update…

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How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

As we all know last night Sony rolled a lot many firmwares for it’s beloved Xperia Z Series phones. Xperia Z, ZL and ZR were updated on same Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware with same kernel version and baseband. The most serious concern for the update was that, Sony has patched the perf_event exploit which was used to root the devices. But not issues.

Legendary XDA Developer has found a solution to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by his new DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18.

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware

Before rooting your phone you must be on Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware, if you are not, please update your Xperia Z, ZL and ZR before beginning. DooMLoRD has done a smart thing, he is asking users to first use the kernel on which root exploit works then root the device and then flash back the latest kernel on phone again 😛

Xperia Z / ZL Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update Rolled Out – Install it.

Xperia ZR C5503 / C5502 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update Rolled Out – Install it.

WARNING

Below method and files for downloading only works for Xperia Z C6602 / C6603 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware. Do not test it on other phone / firmware variants strictly.

Download 3 files

Download XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.f tf  | 7.12 MB

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 from below to root Xperia Z, ZL and ZR.

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip | 2.96 MB

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

Download XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.0.244_BE.ftf  | 7.17 MB

If you have Flashtool then it’s good otherwise download it from given below link.

Download flashtool-0.9.11.0-windows.exe

After downloading above files, perform the given below steps.

How to Root Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware – STEPS

Works on both Locked as well as UnLocked Bootloaders.

Enable USB Debugging  and unknown sources option on your phone before proceeding. Do not use other kit version except V18.

  1. Download Flashtool, Open it. Flash the “XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.f tf” file on your Xperia Z. It is the kernel of an old firmware of Xperia Z which was rootable.
  2. Reboot your Xperia Z after flashing. Connect to PC in USB Debugging mode.
  3. Do not forget to close FLASHTOOL. CLOSE FLASHTOOL , before proceeding next step or you will get serious error.
  4. Extract the downloaded “DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip” file and run the “runme_win” file.
  5. Follow onscreen instructions to root Xperia Z and once it is rooted, device will reboot. Verify that you are rooted, run SuperSU app.
  6. Now switch off your Xperia Z. OPEN FLASHTOOL.
  7. Now you need to flash “XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.0.244_BE.ftf” file in order to get back the true kernel of Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware of Xperia Z.
  8. After flashing, disconnect the phone from PC, reboot it and your Xperia Z is now rooted and we are done with Root Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware steps.

Root Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware  by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

How to Root Xperia ZL and Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware ?

In order to root your Xperia ZL and Xperia ZR on the same firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18, you need to perform the same above 8 steps as mentioned. But the files for the kernel would be different for both phones. Do not flash the kernel of Xperia Z Strictly.

Get the kernel files of old rootable and new firmware for Xperia ZL and ZR separately and then you can root your device using above steps.

Download Kernel files for Xperia ZL

Download XperiaZL_C6502_423_Kernel.ftf

Download XperiaZL_C6502_244_Kernel.ftf

So finally the root is also achieved on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18. Do let us know in comments if you find any issues in rooting your device. We will help you out.

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Root Xperia S, Z, SP, ZL Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15

Well a good news for all Xperia S LT26i users, Xperia SP C5302 and Xperia Z C6603 and Xperia ZL C6503 users, now you can root your device on latest Jelly Bean firmware by just one click. The latest Jelly Bean firmware for Xperia S LT26 is 6.2.B.0.211, Xperia SP C5302 is 12.0.A.1.284 and for Xperia Z C6603 is 10.1.1.A.1.307 and Xperia ZL C6503 is 10.3.A.0.423 Android 4.2.2 . All the mentioned Xperia handsets can be rooted now very easily.

[ UPDATE ] – 24 August

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

How to Flash manually Xperia Z C6603 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware ftf file ?

How to Flash Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 World-India ftf file

How to Flash Xperia ZL C6503 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware ftf  file

[ UPDATE ]

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 – ROOT ACHIEVED 

How to Root Xperia S, SP, SL,Acro S , Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11, v12, v13

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15 RELEASED 🙂 Supports ROOTING Xperia Z C6603/C6602 Android 4.2.2 JB 10.3.A.0.423

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14 released support for almost every Xperia Device, Please check below section of post.

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit V12, V13 needs you only flash “Kernel.sin” file and if you are using V11 then flash both “kernel.sin and system.sin” file

XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD has made this DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit which has two version v10 and v11, v 12 which can now be used to root Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T very easily…

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 supports now rooting for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T

Works On

  • For Windows only.
  • Works on both Locked as well as Unlocked bootloader 🙂

Requirements

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11 works very specifically on particular customization firmware version and kernel version so do check your device first whether it is supported or not. If it is not then modify it accordingly.

Requirements for rooting Xperia S LT26i – Device Specific Info 

[ Updated July 22 ] Any customization of Xperia S now is valid for rooting via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13. Ignore the below written text for Xperia S.

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
LT26i (6.2.B.0.211 XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
...

Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1257-8080 which is necessary.

Download LT26i_6.2.B.0.211.ftf I 509 MB

Note :- For Rooting Xperia SL LT26ii  Users

All Xperia SL LT26ii users, if you want to use DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit then you need to flash the above mentioned ftf file for LT26i (  only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file ) then your Xperia SL LT26ii will show “LT26i” in about phone section and your phone will keep on running on 1.7 Ghz so no worry regarding that 😉 You can do it if you want…

Requirements for Rooting  Xperia SP C5302 – Device Specific Info 

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
C5302 (12.0.A.1.xxx XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
...

Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1272-1092 which is necessary.

Download Xperia_SP_C5302_12.0.A.1.284.ftf I 694 MB

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Z C6603 – Device Specific Info 

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
C6603 (10.1.1.A.1.307 XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
...

Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1270-6704 which is necessary.

Download C6603_10.1.1.A.1.307_Generic BE.part1.rar I 521 MB

Download C6603_10.1.1.A.1.307_Generic BE.part2.rar I 253 MB

Root Xperia ZL Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 Firmware

Requirements for Rooting Xperia ZL C6503 – Device Specific Info [ UPDATED June 21 ]

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
C6503 (10.3.A.0.423 XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
...

Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1266-7597 which is necessary.

Download  Xperia_ZL_C6503_10.3.A.0.423_1266-7597_KERNEL-ONLY.ftf

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Acro S LT26w – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia Acro S LT26w
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200
  • Cust – 1266-3278 ( Tested) – Works on any Customization 🙂

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Tablet Z SGP311/2 – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia Tablet Z  SGP311
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 10.1.C.0.370
  • Cust – 1269-4875 ( Tested) – Works on any Customization 🙂

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia Tablet Z  SGP321
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.307
  • Cust – 1271-4097 ( Tested) – Works on any Customization 🙂

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia T LT30p
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 9.1.A.1.141
  • Cust – Works on any Customization 🙂

Detailed Flashing Steps are mentioned here for flashing the ftf files for Xperia S and Z, ZL. 

Manually Install Xperia S LT26i /SL/Acro S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ftf file – Official Update

Install Manually Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.307 firmware ftf for Xperia Z C6603 / C6602

Xperia ZL C6503 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware ftf

Rooting Xperia S, SP, Z, ZLTutorial Guide using  DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit – STEPS

[ UPDATE – 12 JULY ]

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v16 RELEASED 🙂 Pure One Click Root Method

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v16_perf-event-exploit.zip

[ UPDATE – 25 June ] 

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15 RELEASED 🙂 Supports ROOTING for Xperia Z C6603/C6602 Android 4.2.2 JB 10.3.A.0.423

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v15_perf-event-exploit.zip

MD5 Sum: 7cfb3cfe82481c910bc0a9847d54ac8f

[ UPDATE – 24 JUNE ] – Now use V14 only.

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14 supports every almost Xperia Device.

Below is list of Xperia Devices which you can root via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14. (Works specifically with mentioned firmware number and almost with every Device variant).

  • Xperia S LT26i 6.2.B.0.211
  • Xperia Z C6603 10.1.1.A.1.307
  • Xperia SP C5302 12.0.A.1.284
  • Xperia ZL C6503 10.3.A.0.423
  • Xperia Tablet Z SGP311/2 10.1.C.0.370
  • Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 10.1.1.A.1.307
  • Xperia T LT30p 9.1.A.1.141
  • Xperia Acro S LT26w 6.2.B.0.200
  • Google Nexus 4 JDQ39
  • LG Optimus G E975 v10e
  • Xperia T LT30p 9.1.A.1.142
  • Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.1.67
  • Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.0.411
  • Xperia V LT25i 9.1.A.1.140
  • Xperia V LT25i 9.1.A.1.142
  • Xperia Acro S LT26w 6.2.B.0.211
  • Xperia SL LT26ii 6.2.B.0.211
  • Xperia P LT22i 6.2.A.1.100
  • Xperia Go ST27i 6.2.A.1.100
  • Xperia Go ST27a 6.2.A.1.100
  • Xperia AX SO-01E 9.1.C.0.473
  • Xperia Z SO-02E 10.1.D.0.343
  • Tablet Z SO-03E 10.1.E.0.265/269
  • Xperia GX SO-04D 7.0.D.1.137
  • Xperia A SO-04E 10.1.1.D.0.179
  • Xperia SX SO-05D 7.0.D.1.137
  • Xperia VL SOL21 9.1.D.0.395
  • Xperia UL SOL22 10.2.F.3.43

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v14_perf-event-exploit.zip 

MD5 Sum: 92c95306a6c37253f5490350d754406f

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14 supports every almost Xperia Device.

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 supports now rooting for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T

  • Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 ( working for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T )

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v13_perf-event-exploit.zip

MD5 Sum: 40c23b39c984f0520cf45e27f8b8cd51

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 supports now rooting for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T

  • Download the  DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v12 (working for Xperia S, SP and Z,ZL )

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v12_perf-event-exploit.zip

MD5 Sum: 519ca2a8b457fe7cf1cb17875501adab

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v11_perf-event-exploit.zip -1.99 MB – [ Supports Xperia S, SP, Z ]

or

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11 – Mediafire Mirror Link

  • After downloading the above file, extract it. You will see two folders named with “Files” and “RUNME.bat”.
  • Now execute the “Runme.bat” (do not run as administrator).
  • Follow the instructions as shown on cmd screen as shown below.

Root Xperia S, Z, SP Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11l

  • Commands to enter into shell are, type the following commands one by one as per screen instruction.
cd /data/local/tmp
chmod 777 doomed
./doomed
  • As soon as script is finished execution, reboot your device.

What will you get ?

  • It will rot your device using the pref_event exploit.
  • Install BusyBox.
  • Install SU files.

It’s done now you can easily root your Xperia S, SP and Z running on latest Jelly Bean firmware. Many thanks to legendary DooMLoRD for making out this script 🙂

If you are struck at any step do let us know, we will help you out. Please comment below with your queries regarding rooting Xperia SL, Acro S, SP, T and Z, ZL, Tablet Z using DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11.

Do mention your device while reporting an issue. Check and let us know if it worked for you or not 😛

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