Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,809,687 Members 41,215 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Brand new Xperia Z1 android 4.3 root help

Tip us?
 
buda1331
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 7
Join Date: Aug 2010
Smile Brand new Xperia Z1 android 4.3 root help

Hi there, 2 weeks ago I bought a Xperia z1, and it was already with android 4.3 ver:14.2.A.0.290 and I can't ROOT it, I don't want to unlock the bootloader (not yet). And I wonder if there's a way to root it, like previous versions of android, using any app or something, because I have tried some pages where you install CMW but it must be with unlocked bootloader...
now my question is... do you think that there will be a way to root the phone without unlocking bootloader?

thanks and regards from Chile.
 
jacker60
Old
#2  
jacker60's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 93
Posts: 240
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Distrito Federal

 
DONATE TO ME
Not for the moment, you need to downgrade the firmware if you want to root your Z1

Enviado desde mi C6906 mediante Tapatalk

Xperia Z1 Owner - Jelly Bean

If you think my post help you press the thanks button! also sometimes sorry if I write something and you don't understand I still learning English
The Following User Says Thank You to jacker60 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
eclyptos
Old
#3  
eclyptos's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 615
Posts: 2,991
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Planet Earth
You don't search very well. There is no direct root like Vroot or something like that at the moment and probably never will be. You can root your phone with locked bootloader with this method only, http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2572988, watch the video, it will help you to understand.
IF I HELPED DO NOT SAY THANKS, CLICK IT.
My Evolution: Sony Xperia Z1 - UB + 4.3 Rooted + Deodexed, HTC HD2, HTC Diamond 2, HTC HD Blackstone, Nokia 7070 Prism, Qtek 9100, Nokia 3100, Motorola T720i, Nokia 3310, Sony Ericson PF 768 (Blue)

How Get Root on Sony Xperia Z1 with Locked Bootloader and the Latest Android 4.4
The Following User Says Thank You to eclyptos For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
buda1331
Old
#4  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 7
Join Date: Aug 2010
well, I have watched the video, and I think I'm screwed, because of this:
- I must unlock my bootloader and I will lose the DRM keys.
- if I want to backup my TA partition I need to ROOT my phone (but I can't)

so I'm serioulsly thinking about unlocking my bootloader. (I've already the latest version so it is supposed not to brick the camera)

and about the link that @eclyptos left... it says:
Requirements:
Flashtool 0.9.13 by @Androxyde
XZDualRecovery 2.7.43 BETA or newer.
Current rooted FW version: 14.1.G.1.534 and 14.1.G.2.257 .

but my phone came with the latest version.

so what do you think, do I unlock my bootloader anyways?
 
f3nix82
Old
#5  
f3nix82's Avatar
Member
Thanks Meter 59
Posts: 68
Join Date: Aug 2013
Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by buda1331 View Post
well, I have watched the video, and I think I'm screwed, because of this:
- I must unlock my bootloader and I will lose the DRM keys.
- if I want to backup my TA partition I need to ROOT my phone (but I can't)

so I'm serioulsly thinking about unlocking my bootloader. (I've already the latest version so it is supposed not to brick the camera)

and about the link that @eclyptos left... it says:
Requirements:
Flashtool 0.9.13 by @Androxyde
XZDualRecovery 2.7.43 BETA or newer.
Current rooted FW version: 14.1.G.1.534 and 14.1.G.2.257 .

but my phone came with the latest version.

so what do you think, do I unlock my bootloader anyways?

Do not unlock it yet!

1. Downgrade to 14.1.G.1.534.
2. Root via Bin4ry v33.
3. Backup TA.
4. Go from there.

Cheers,
Mateusz
The Following User Says Thank You to f3nix82 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
eclyptos
Old
#6  
eclyptos's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 615
Posts: 2,991
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Planet Earth
Quote:
Originally Posted by buda1331 View Post
well, I have watched the video, and I think I'm screwed, because of this:
- I must unlock my bootloader and I will lose the DRM keys.
- if I want to backup my TA partition I need to ROOT my phone (but I can't)
Again, you don't read carefully! and on video nobody are saying to unlock bootloader so I don't understand which video did you saw.

You don't have to unlock your bootloader, the method is for Locked Bootloader, downgrade to .534 using Flashtool, Root with Bin4ry, then again with Flashtool update to .290, then to .136 from HERE, follow the instructions.
IF I HELPED DO NOT SAY THANKS, CLICK IT.
My Evolution: Sony Xperia Z1 - UB + 4.3 Rooted + Deodexed, HTC HD2, HTC Diamond 2, HTC HD Blackstone, Nokia 7070 Prism, Qtek 9100, Nokia 3100, Motorola T720i, Nokia 3310, Sony Ericson PF 768 (Blue)

How Get Root on Sony Xperia Z1 with Locked Bootloader and the Latest Android 4.4
The Following User Says Thank You to eclyptos For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
buda1331
Old
#7  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 7
Join Date: Aug 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by eclyptos View Post
Again, you don't read carefully! and on video nobody are saying to unlock bootloader so I don't understand which video did you saw.

You don't have to unlock your bootloader, the method is for Locked Bootloader, downgrade to .534 using Flashtool, Root with Bin4ry, then again with Flashtool update to .290, then to .136 from HERE, follow the instructions.
Thanks man, I was on vacations and now I'm gonna do that. I've a question, can I update OTA after doing this? (walkman, album, etc)
 
eclyptos
Old
#8  
eclyptos's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 615
Posts: 2,991
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Planet Earth
Quote:
Originally Posted by buda1331 View Post
Thanks man, I was on vacations and now I'm gonna do that. I've a question, can I update OTA after doing this? (walkman, album, etc)
Yes.

BTW, you can skip the update to .290 and jump directly to update to .136 after root .534.
IF I HELPED DO NOT SAY THANKS, CLICK IT.
My Evolution: Sony Xperia Z1 - UB + 4.3 Rooted + Deodexed, HTC HD2, HTC Diamond 2, HTC HD Blackstone, Nokia 7070 Prism, Qtek 9100, Nokia 3100, Motorola T720i, Nokia 3310, Sony Ericson PF 768 (Blue)

How Get Root on Sony Xperia Z1 with Locked Bootloader and the Latest Android 4.4
The Following User Says Thank You to eclyptos For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
buda1331
Old
#9  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 7
Join Date: Aug 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by eclyptos View Post
Yes.

BTW, you can skip the update to .290 and jump directly to update to .136 after root .534.
Finally I did it!!! 4.3 rooted .136

now I am trying to find a way to make GAME CIH work hahaha

best regards and thanks to all of you!

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes