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.
- 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 10.6.A.0.454.zip
For Xperia Z, C6603
Download C6603_10.6.A.0.454_Customized HK.zip
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.
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).
Facing any issues, drop your comments below.