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[Q] ROOT Help

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Default [Q] ROOT Help

Hi guys,

I'm not exactly a noob when it comes to rooting, I've rooted every phone I've owned for the past 4/5 years, but I recently got an Xperia Z1 (C6903), and can't exactly figure out where the hell to start with this one.

I've tried Kingo, which failed, so I thought I'd come here. Here are my current non-rooted settings:

Android Version: 4.4.2
Kernel: 3.4.0
Build Number: 14.3.A.0.681

What is the best way for me to root and install custom firmware?

Cheers guys!
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1) flash a FTF ending in .534 (Find it in the mega collection thread from the general section, use flashtool, find the download link in the same thread)

2) Instal dual recovery (Find it in the cross device development thread)

3) Install a pre rooted 4.4.2 rom (Find them in the development section)

How to get root on Xperia Z1 with KitKat 4.4.2, 4.4.3 & 4.4.4

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