Android Lollipop is rolling out for most of the latest smartphones and tablets globally such as Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG etc, so with the release of any OS version update, Android fans eagerly starting installations of those firmwares on their handsets. Being an advanced Android user, if you have Sony’s Xperia Z3 or Z2 and have installed the last stock update (Android 5.0.2) firmware build 23.1.A.28 on your device, issued by Sony in May, then no doubt you’ll be looking to get root access over the internal file system of your phone to enjoy numerous apps. You’ll be happy to know that a root package is now available for the Xperia Z3 or Z2 which comes with many awesome features like the “close-all-button” feature in the activity menu as well as fixes, stability and a lot of improvements.
The root package contains recovery, SuperSU and Busybox. So if you would like to get Administrative rights on your Xperia Z3/Z2 then proceed to the step-by-step installation guide to start installing the root package.
This guide containing the root package and instructions can be used with Xperia Z3 and Z2 only running on the Android 5.0.2 firmware build 23.1.A.28. Do not try to install this root file on any other device or incorrect variant. As a result the device might gets bricked. Verify the model number of your phone first before proceeding to the installation guide.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Xperia Z3 or Z3 during or after the flashing of root package. Remember that rooting the device voids its manufacturer’s warranty. This root file can be installed on both locked and unlocked bootloaders.
Steps to Root Xperia Z3/Z2 on Android 5.0.2 Stock Build 23.1.A.28:
Step No 1:- First, extract root package (XperiaRoot_ALP.zip) that you’ve already downloaded from the above link. You’ll get the extracted files in a folder named XperiaRoot.
Step No 2:- Open the folder and the following files will be appeared:
Step No 3:- Next, copy the files to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4:- Navigate the Settings > Securities and check Unknown sources.
Step No 5:- Install Root.apk.
Step No 6:- Open Root app after installation, tap on Root button and wait for the process to finish successfully.
Step No 7:- Now install Busybox.apk and Recovery.apk as well.
Step No 8:- Open the installed Recovery app and tap on Install Recovery
Step No 9:- Next, turn the device OFF in order to boot into Recovery mode. Then press Power button followed by Volume Up or Down button for a few times.
Step No 10:- Once the Xperia Z3/Z2 is in Recovery, select Install and locate the SuperSU zip
Step No 11:- Finally, restart the device and find the SuperSU in the App drawer.
Done! You’ve successfully installed the root package on your Xperia Z3 and Z2 on the Android 5.0.2