How to Root Sony Xperia Z

Root is the power-user, with full administrative rights. Rooting your device means, granting yourself uid=0 (the administrator access). Once you have it, you can Flash custom ROMCustom recovery, and make use of the Xposed Modules to further enhance performance, look and features of your Android.

However, the drawback to rooting is that it will disable the OTA Updates, which means you will not be able to get updates automatically BUT you can always revert to the original firmware by searching and downloading it from here

Before you continue with the steps listed in this guide; you acknowledge and accept that any damage to your phone caused by your attempts to root your phone is your own responsibility. Appuals, the (author) and our affiliates will not be responsible for a bricked device, dead SD Card, or anything to do with your phone. If you don’t know what you’re doing; please research and If you do not feel comfortable with the steps, then DO NOT PROCEED.

The Xperia Z is Sony’s flagship device for early 2013. The device is layered by a 5″ 1080p display, featuring a high pixel density of 441 ppi. The device as a Qualcomm S4 Pro processor and a speedy Adreno 320 GPU. The Xperia Z also features 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot capable of taking up to 32 GB in storage. The slim device measuring only at about 7.9mm was not only made to be a powerhouse but also a Safety junky Boasting IP55 and IP57 water resistance ratings, Sony claims that it’s able to withstand shallow submersion for up to 30 minutes. And in this thread we are going to root it for you.

Rooting Sony Xperia Z is an easy process and we will be using King Root to do this. To begin,

Go to Settings -> Security -> Unknown applications and place a check. Then using your phone download the King Root application from here, after downloading open the application and press on install, it will take some time to install but no worries, after the installation completes press on open and you should see an application interface like this one, click on try to root and wait for it to complete then download this application from here , install it and when it asks for permission give it, Now open the SuperSU application and update its binaries, be sure to press on Normal when it asks normal or TWRP / CWM

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When done uninstall the king root application and reboot your phone, if after rebooting you find king root asking  for permission deny it and uninstall it again.

Your phone then should be working and rooted, install Root Checker from the google play store to check if the rooting was completed successfully, if not let us know in the comments section below.

Note: if King Root failed to root your phone please try using this version, download it here

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