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Default Can't Root my xperia Z1??

Hello..I just had my Xperia Z1 updated to the latest firmware 14.1.G.2.257 and tried over and over to root it using vRoot, 360root and Kingo root but with all the result is "Root failed"!!.can anyone help me to root my device on this firmware? Thanks

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You cannot root this firmware

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If you have read the numerous threads before updating, you'll find out that the old methods no longer work as Sony closed the root exploit in the new update.

The "longer" way of rooting the 257 firmware can be found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2440408
 
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today 360root was updated.

dunno if it added support ?
 
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today 360root was updated.

dunno if it added support ?
i just tried, it didn't work............my z1 come with 257, cann't root now...........
 
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i just tried, it didn't work............my z1 come with 257, cann't root now...........
What Android version do you have? What model number is your phone?

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This thread is super old... Only .534 can be rooted, then you can OTA update to .257

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What Android version do you have? What model number is your phone?
mine is sony z1 running 4.2.2(257), the problem is sony OTAing the newest version 290, so i couldn't downgreat to the old version than ota update to 257
 
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mine is sony z1 running 4.2.2(257), the problem is sony OTAing the newest version 290, so i couldn't downgreat to the old version than ota update to 257
Downgrade to .534, root and then upgrade OTA.

Download the file here: https://mega.co.nz/#!K1QD1bSK!JkgNvz...Tuzn8IaEFhQhUI (ftf file for .534 firmware)

Use flashtool to downgrade it ( untick wipe data/cache/appslogs )

Then root it with vroot or something else.

Then it will prompt you to download .257, doing do it OTA not through your PC

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Downgrade to .534, root and then upgrade OTA.

Download the file here: (ftf file for .534 firmware)

Use flashtool to downgrade it ( untick wipe data/cache/appslogs )

Then root it with vroot or something else.

Then it will prompt you to download .257, doing do it OTA not through your PC
sony is telling me to update to .290 now, will it tell me to update to .257 after i downgraded to .534? or keep telling me update to .290?

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