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well, im in india, and here, thankfully, carriers don't bother with locking bootloader and stuff.

And thanks to fatguy666. booting into fastboot mode was genius.

i booted into it and flashed kernel using flashtool.
and then phone went into recovery using normal given methods.

everything is done and dusted now. my xperia z2 is rooted! yay!

i love XDA. and thanks to fatguy
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Gratz! enjoy!

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Aww thanks!

Seriously, I struggled with this for a couple of hours last night. And here I was thinking Sony loved devs!
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Originally Posted by daxperienced1 View Post
Hello XDA! this is my first post here. Though i have been reading it for a long time and and i am very helpful to this site for all help it provides.
this is first time i have to post because i couldn't find any solution after two days of searching around.

I have a sony xperia Z2 (D6502) and i was trying to root that thing. i unlocked the bootloader using Sony's official guide. But i can't root it. i consulted a guide at which told me to just download and boot into recovery, and install zip from there.however i just can't boot into recovery.

All the guides for booting Z2 into recovery say that -
1) Switch off the phone
2) Switch on, when notification led lights up, press volume up or down a few times.

But -
when switching on, notification lights of my phone never light just shows a Sony logo, followed by a Xperia Logo and boot animation.

even the adb boot recovery method does not work. phone just does a complete restart. thats it.

Do i even have a recovery installed on my phone? i got no idea.
Same here .. am too facing the same situation in India. It is not possible to go into Recovery Mode with any procedure i.e. tried Keys Combination and also through ADB method but didn't succeeded.

Is it mandatory to unlock the Bootloader before entering Recovery Mode? Please help.

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