How to root Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware on Xperia Z?

Posted on May 23 2015 - 3:01pm by Anurag Kumar

Sony has updated Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update 10.6.A.0.454 firmware but the update, still has not been released in many regions. As the Lollipop update is still seeding other regions of the world will get it very soon.

After updating to Lollipop update, if Xperia Z users are looking for rooting their device then pre-rooted flashable zips are now available. There is no one-click root method available for the time being. Do remember rooting your device voids the warranty.

Root Xperia Z Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware

Below posted method is for both locked as well as unlocked bootloader device.


  • Xperia Z (C6602/C6603)
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Sony firmware) installed on your device.
  • Rooted.
  • Recovery installed (CWM recovery preferred).
  • Take Backup of your KitKat ROM via recovery.

Download Pre-Rooted 10.6.A.0.454 firmware (flashable zips)

Below posted are pre-rooted 10.6.A.0.454 firmware ROM for Xperia Z.

For Xperia Z, C6602

Download C6602 Customized US

For Xperia Z, C6603

Download C6603_10.6.A.0.454_Customized



root Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware

What is working?

  • Root with SuperSU working.
  • Recovery of Lollipop firmware is not working.

So in case if you want to go back to KitKat firmware then you have to flash the KitKat firmware ftf for Xperia Z > root your device > get recovery installed > flash the backup.

How to Flash?

Flash the above posted pre-rooted zips via CWM recovery (as TWRP recovery is giving boot loop error).

Do a full wipe (data, system, cache, davilk) > Flash zip file > Reboot.

If any Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z user has still not updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware, follow the links posted to update your device.

Xperia Z Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling

Xperia ZL Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling

Xperia ZR Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling

Xperia Tablet Z Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware rolling

NOTE: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 10.6.A.0.454 firmware is now available via XperiFirm too. So, if you want to download 10.6.A.0.454 firmware from XperiFirm and flash it on your device, use the below links (Below posted links have only tutorial, compatible with all Xperia handsets).

How to download 10.6.A.0.454 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash 10.6.A.0.454 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Facing any issues, drop your comments below.

Source – XDA ( Pre-rooted zips by kassyan_123asakurato )

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

  1. john May 23, 2015 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    what will happen without full wipe ?

    • Anurag Kumar May 23, 2015 at 10:36 pm - Reply

      It may work also. You can try it but only after backing up the whole ROM (whichever you are on)

      • john May 23, 2015 at 10:51 pm - Reply

        i have stock kitkat but i dont know how to backup the whole Rom
        but will full wipe delete all the apps and personal files like photos ?

        • Anurag Kumar May 23, 2015 at 10:54 pm - Reply

          Yes full wipe will delete all data.

          Boot your phone into CWM recovery mode there you find one option like “back up and restore” use it.

  2. Sanjeev May 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Can you please upload pre rooted ftf for xperia zr? Please….

  3. Alex May 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Hi!! I hope you upload pre-rooted 10.6.A.0.454 firmware ROM for Xperia ZR C5502, please!! I feel incomplete without it! jeje

  4. Aung Thu Hein June 1, 2015 at 1:58 am - Reply

    That’s wrong. Not detailing…..can you post back with screen shoot and detailing step by step.

    • Anurag Kumar June 1, 2015 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      There is nothing to post, just flash the pre-rooted zip in recovery. What steps you are looking for. Boot your device into recovery and flash it.

      If you are new to recovery and root then please don’t mess up with your device.

      How to navigate in recovery:-

      Use “Power Button” to select any option.
      Use “Volume Up and Volume Down” button to scroll through shown options.

      • Aung Thu Hein June 2, 2015 at 8:19 am - Reply

        Thank for reply me. I miss in last step. When I have flash the zip and then…….. Reboot my phone or shut down……. And And finally flashing with flash tools. 454 Regularly .?? ?

  5. azam August 20, 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I Installed custom rom after few days using I noticed that only 4G sims detecting then i replace my firmware to ftf file using flashtool but the problem still present only 4g sim detecting…plz help

  6. David February 21, 2016 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I.have the xsperia c6606 and I’m trying to upgrade it to the next level or is it not smart to do so,,,I have the regular software on my device can you.please advisee me what’s my next step,, very much David

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