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[Q] new to xperia z1 rooting

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7th April 2014, 05:55 PM   |  #1  
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hi first of all am a noob when it comes it comes to rooting the xperia z1. The current android version am using is kitkat 14.3.A.0.681 and am using C6903 and i have seen posts on how to root it in this forum my issue is am a bit confused especially with stuff like unlock bootloader relock bootloader, CMW , downgrading etc i would really appreciate it if anybody could explain to me in detail how to root it especially direct rooting if theres any available or the procedure which requires downgrading
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7th April 2014, 06:03 PM   |  #2  
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No direct rooting.

You can however read some threads and follow this advice


1) Downgrade to a FTF ending in .534 (Find it in the mega collection thread, the OP there has all the instructions needed)

2) Install dual recovery (Find it in the cross device development thread, the OP there has all the instructions needed)

3) Flash SuperSU.zip from chainfire (Google supersu chainfire)

4) Flash a 4.4.2 ROM of your choice. (Find them in the development section, the OP there has all the instructions needed)


4 easy steps to get root. No need to back up TA, no need to unlock the bootloader.
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7th April 2014, 08:02 PM   |  #3  
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4) Flash a 4.4.3 ROM of your choice. (Find them in the development section, the OP there has all the instructions needed).

4.4.3? ..where it is?
7th April 2014, 08:08 PM   |  #4  
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Edited, cheers
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7th April 2014, 08:11 PM   |  #5  
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No direct rooting.

You can however read some threads and follow this advice


1) Downgrade to a FTF ending in .534 (Find it in the mega collection thread, the OP there has all the instructions needed)

2) Install dual recovery (Find it in the cross device development thread, the OP there has all the instructions needed)

3) Flash SuperSU.zip from chainfire (Google supersu chainfire)

4) Flash a 4.4.2 ROM of your choice. (Find them in the development section, the OP there has all the instructions needed)


4 easy steps to get root. No need to back up TA, no need to unlock the bootloader.



ok thank you downloading files will give feedback about progress
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Originally Posted by gregbradley

No direct rooting.

You can however read some threads and follow this advice


1) Downgrade to a FTF ending in .534 (Find it in the mega collection thread, the OP there has all the instructions needed)

2) Install dual recovery (Find it in the cross device development thread, the OP there has all the instructions needed)

3) Flash SuperSU.zip from chainfire (Google supersu chainfire)

4) Flash a 4.4.2 ROM of your choice. (Find them in the development section, the OP there has all the instructions needed)


4 easy steps to get root. No need to back up TA, no need to unlock the bootloader.


ok i have downloaded all files but am still confused even after visiting those forums how do you
2) Install dual recovery (Find it in the cross device development thread, the OP there has all the instructions needed) really didnt get this :/ especially on how to install forum showed installation via windows and linux but how does it relate or how to custom recovery like this on phone plus can i decide to use CWM ?

3) Flash SuperSU.zip from chainfire (Google supersu chainfire) because i saw this on the playstore do i need to flash or install on phone and if flash how to flash apk to phone ?
sorry for noobish questions
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ok i have downloaded all files but am still confused even after visiting those forums how do you
2) Install dual recovery (Find it in the cross device development thread, the OP there has all the instructions needed) really didnt get this :/ especially on how to install forum showed installation via windows and linux but how does it relate or how to custom recovery like this on phone plus can i decide to use CWM ?

download it and run it. Yes you can choose to use CMW, Philz (Based on CMW) or TWRP. It will install all 3 recoveries onto your phone
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3) Flash SuperSU.zip from chainfire (Google supersu chainfire) because i saw this on the playstore do i need to flash or install on phone and if flash how to flash apk to phone ?
sorry for noobish questions

No, download the .zip from chainfires website and flash it in recovery once you have installed it
8th April 2014, 12:22 AM   |  #8  
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No, download the .zip from chainfires website and flash it in recovery once you have installed it

Sorry Greg to bother you again about this but I will be glad to know why we should flash supersu via recovery? I mean, if you telling this, there should be a good reason, right? which it is?
8th April 2014, 09:43 AM   |  #9  
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To get a am app that manages your error privalages. Without it nothing can be given root rights.

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