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[Q] Need ROOT & CR for Xperia Z1 C6906 14.1.G.2.257 Americas Claro (branded/Colombia)

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23rd May 2014, 04:56 AM   |  #1  
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Please any tell me how to Root my Xperia Z1 (C6906) 14.1.G.2.257 Americas Claro (branded/Colombia) and if there are any custom roms that i can use with this phone. I am Canadian and speak very little Spanish please so much bloat ware and have tried all the root tools i could find but none work with this phone so far. Great phone but suck I bought it here in Colombia.
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Please any tell me how to Root my Xperia Z1 (C6906) 14.1.G.257 Americas Claro (branded/Colombia) and if there are any custom roms that i can use with this phone. I am Canadian and speak very little Spanish please so much bloat ware and have tried all the root tools i could find but none work with this phone so far. Great phone but suck I bought it here in Colombia.

Use vroot to root it, then follow @Nut guide in the dev section to upgrade and keep root. Also you can use @Nut rooted stock rom. It's very good and most firmware versions to choose from.

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Use vroot to root it, then follow @Nut guide in the dev section to upgrade and keep root. Also you can use @Nut rooted stock rom. It's very good and most firmware versions to choose from.

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NEVER USE OR SUGGEST VROOT.

it send your IMEI number to an IP address in china. If you do feel the need to give this advice you should warn the user that this happens.

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Please any tell me how to Root my Xperia Z1 (C6906) 14.1.G.257 Americas Claro (branded/Colombia) and if there are any custom roms that i can use with this phone. I am Canadian and speak very little Spanish please so much bloat ware and have tried all the root tools i could find but none work with this phone so far. Great phone but suck I bought it here in Colombia.

Follow the link in my signature to find a method that will leave you with root.

You should just be able to install dual recovery,

Please can you confirm the FTF version you mean
14.1.G.257?

As there seems to be some numbers missing

DO you mean
14.1.G.2.257?

If so, downgrade to 534 and install dual recovery
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NEVER USE OR SUGGEST VROOT.

it send your IMEI number to an IP address in china. If you do feel the need to give this advice you should warn the user that this happens.

Wow I was not aware of this. :-S I apologize for giving the bad advice.. Kingo root maybe then?

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Wow I was not aware of this. :-S I apologize for giving the bad advice.. Kingo root maybe then?

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There is no need to use any of these tools. If you follow the link in my signature you will see a 3 step method to end up on KK with root
There is no need to use any root tool or unlock the bootloader
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There is no need to use any of these tools. If you follow the link in my signature you will see a 3 step method to end up on KK with root
There is no need to use any root tool or unlock the bootloader

I always thought you needed to be rooted to install dual recovery.... I stand corrected... Thank you

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I always thought you needed to be rooted to install dual recovery.... I stand corrected... Thank you

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On every other FW except 534 you do.

There is a vulnerability in 534 FW where the installer can gain temporary root and install dual recovery. Once you have this, you can flash SuperSU.zip to gain full root, or just flash a pre rooted 757 rom to get a fully rooted KK root.
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Yes running 14.1.G.2.257
Thanks for all your assistance

I updated to 14.1.G.2.257 but can´t find the stock firmware to downgrade. I did not make a backup because at the time there was nothing available to root this device at least that I could find so gave up on rooting. I seem to remember that the original firmware had 518 on the end and seem unable to comfirm this and there is no Stock FTF listed for Colombia in the "[FTF] C6902 & C6903 & C6906 & C6943 FTF Mega Collection" only C6906 14.1.G.2.257 Claro CO. Are you sure I can use the 534 and if so which one would I download?

Can I use other FTF´s or is there another way to downgrade or get back original firmware?

I would never buy a phone in this Country again, its not just the Phone you have but the country it is from that matters.

I have tried VROOT, 360 ROOT, KINGO, MASTER ROOT and none work with this device running C6906 14.1.G.2.257 Claro CO and unfortunately too late to avoid the issue you mentioned with VROOT.
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There is no need to use any of these tools. If you follow the link in my signature you will see a 3 step method to end up on KK with root
There is no need to use any root tool or unlock the bootloader

I have a Bell C6906 that is Carrier-locked. I successfully flashed .534, using Flashtool but I can't seen to get DualRecovery installed. I downloaded "Z1-lockeddualrecovery2.7.123-BETA.installer" from Nut's site, but when I run the install.bat file, it never detects the device when I connect the cable.

It just says:

Waiting for Device, connect USB cable now...

What mode does the phone need to be in for this step to work? I've tried to connect it while the phone was powered up into normal operation (which maps the phone's SDCard and SDCard1 to drive letters), didn't work. I've also tried connecting the cable while in either Fastboot or Flashmode, and neither of those worked.

Ultimately, I just want to achieve Root so my apps can work again with files on the external SD Card. Can I do that without DualRecovery?

I've unlocked, rooted, and flashed many ROM's on HTC and Samsung devices, and this is my first experience with Sony devices. I understand that the fault might lie with the carrier, Bell, for not allowing unlocking of the device.

Very frustrating, and any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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I have a Bell C6906 that is Carrier-locked. I successfully flashed .534, using Flashtool but I can't seen to get DualRecovery installed. I downloaded "Z1-lockeddualrecovery2.7.123-BETA.installer" from Nut's site, but when I run the install.bat file, it never detects the device when I connect the cable.

It just says:

Waiting for Device, connect USB cable now...
!

Phone needs to be turned on
Make sure you have usb debugging enabled.

Have the cable attached before you run the install.bat

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I have tried VROOT, 360 ROOT, KINGO, MASTER ROOT and none work with this device running C6906 14.1.G.2.257 Claro CO and unfortunately too late to avoid the issue you mentioned with VROOT.

There is no root method (except for unlocking the bootloader) that works on 4.3 or 4.4 roms.

DO NOT USE VROOT it send your IMEI number to an IP address in china

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