No doubt every one knows that Android is the most popular and well-known fascinating open source OS for mobiles gadgets that enables users to modify the system files and improve the performance of the device through custom kernels, mods, root apps and ROMs. To get most of the things from your Android device, the OS requires to be rooted. Rooting gives a free hand to Android users to the new world of customizations, ROMs, root apps and MODs etc. Here’s how to root Sony Xperia Z2 [Locked/Unlocked Bootloader]
DooMLoRD (Sony Developer) developed a RootKit that brings root access to the Sony Xperia Z2 with locked or unlocked bootloader.
This RootKit has been successfully tested on Xperia Z2 with firmware version 17.1.A.2.55/.6917.1.A.2.55/.69, but it should work on other firmwares also. According to the DooMLoRD the rootkit is very easy to use and you can use its upcoming versions on the Xperia Tablet Z2 and other Xperia devices.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your important data like SMS, MMS, Contents, Call Logs and Contacts etc.
- Enable USB Debugging on your Xperia Z2.
- Download the Community RootKit: Z2-Community_RootKit.zip
- Download & Install Sony USB Drivers on your PC.
- Navigate to Settings -> Display and set the screen timeout to 10 min.
- Enable Unknown sources option in Settings -> Security.
Steps to Root Sony Xperia Z2
Follow the given steps to get the root access on your Xperia Z2:
Step No 1:- First of all extract the Z2-Community_RootKit.zip file that you’ve already downloaded from the above file and open the extracted folder.
Step No 2:- Now connect your Xperia Z2 with your PC via USB data cable.
Step No 3:- Here find the RUNME.bat and run it.
Step No 4:- A cmd window will be appeared on your PC.
Step No 5:- Just follow the on-screen instructions carefully.
Step No 6:- Reboot your Xperia Z2 after the root script is finished.
That’s all! Your Xperia Z2 has been successfully rooted by the Community RootKit, installed BusyBox and SU files on it.
To verify that either your device is properly rooted or not, download and install the Root Checker App from the Google Play Store or just click on the following given link.
These were the easy steps to Root Xperia Z2, if you have any query or facing problem regarding the above given guide then let us know in the comments area.