The Sony Xperia Z was only revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show last month in Las Vegas, but already there is a Root method available for the new smartphone. Thanks to the hard working team over at XDA Developers, they have managed to gain root access through modifying Chainfire’s kernel. The devices main draw card is the fact that it is waterproof, well partially anyway. It can survive for up to 30 minuets after taking a dip in up to a meter of water. Impressive. It also boasts a 5 inch full HD screen, 13 megapixel camera and 1.5 GHz processor. The Xperia Z is a very sleek smartphone indeed, and if you’re lucky enough to have your name down for one, this is the tutorial for you.
As with all tutorials please back up your device before you begin and proceed at your own risk. Kindred Cone will not take responsibility for any loss of data or damage which may occur to your device during the how to root Sony Xperia Z running Android Jelly Bean tutorial.
Before you begin please ensure:
You are completing this tutorial using a Sony Xperia Z running Android 10.1.A.1.350.
You have unlocked bootloader on your Sony Xperia Z. Check out Sony’s official mobile site.
How To Root Sony Xperia Z Running Android Jelly Bean
Step 1. First you need to download the following files and place them on your desktop:
Step 2. Once you have downloaded all the necessary files you will need to locate the Fastboot archive and extract it to your desktop.
Step 3. Now connect your devices USB cable to your PC but DO NOT connect it to your device yet.
Step 4. Switch off your device and then reboot it into Fastboot mode. To achieve this hold the ‘Volume Up’ button while you connect your device to the USB.
Step 5. You will need to open a Command prompt window. To achieve this hold the ‘Shift’ button then right click on the desktop. Select the ‘Open command window here’ option.
Step 6. Type in the following:
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Step 7. Then type in the following:
Step 8. At this stage you should notice a message on your device saying the device will reboot in 10 seconds. After it reboots, disconnect it from USB cable.
Step 9. Preform a ‘Hard Power Off’ to your device. To achieve this, press and hold the ‘Power’ and ‘Volume Up’ for 15 seconds.
Step 10. Place it in Fastboot mode again following the same procedure as step 4. Ensuring you plug it back into the USB.
Step 11. Again open up a Command Prompt Window following the same procedure as Step 5. And enter the following:
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Step 12. The type the following:
Step 13. Wait while your device reboots. Once it has finished you need to access Google Play and download BusyBox.
Congratulations, you have just learnt how to root Sony Xperia Z running Jelly Bean.
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