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I have updated to Stock ROM 4.4.2 and now I have no idea how to root my Xperia, I have tried from google search and still no success, please someone let me know how to root,
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I have updated to Stock ROM 4.4.2 and now I have no idea how to root my Xperia, I have tried from google search and still no success, please someone let me know how to root,
many thanks and greatly appreciated,
There are many guides here how to root it - use the search function!
There are multiple ways to root, here are some:
1: unlock your bootloader, install a stock kernel with recovery and flash the latest super su
2: downgrade to 4.2.2, use easy rooting method and upgrade ota
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thanks, where can I find stock kernel with recovery and flash the latest super su,
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I have updated to Stock ROM 4.4.2 and now I have no idea how to root my Xperia, I have tried from google search and still no success, please someone let me know how to root,
many thanks and greatly appreciated,
I am as clueless as you! Although I have spent a long time browsing the large amount of information here (and thanks to all who have supplied it), it seems more complicated to root my Xperia Z 4.4.2 than it was to root my old Xperia Ray and my new Samsung Tab 8.4 LTE. I am getting too old for this lark! I only want unrestricted write access to the sdcard following the Jellybean to KitKat 'up'grade.
Device 1: Sony Xperia Z, Android 4.4.2 rooted
Device 2: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 LTE, Android 4.4.2 rooted
 
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I am as clueless as you! Although I have spent a long time browsing the large amount of information here (and thanks to all who have supplied it), it seems more complicated to root my Xperia Z 4.4.2 than it was to root my old Xperia Ray and my new Samsung Tab 8.4 LTE. I am getting too old for this lark! I only want unrestricted write access to the sdcard following the Jellybean to KitKat 'up'grade.
For unlocking bootloader follow the first link
for rooting follow the second link

1) http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/
2) http://techglen.com/2014/05/23/root-...tkat-firmware/

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thanks, where can I find stock kernel with recovery and flash the latest super su,
cheers
For unlocking bootloader follow the first link
for rooting follow the second link

1) http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/
2) http://techglen.com/2014/05/23/root-...tkat-firmware/
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For unlocking bootloader follow the first link
for rooting follow the second link

1) http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/
2) http://techglen.com/2014/05/23/root-...tkat-firmware/
Hmm. And yet another thread here seems to offer a rooted 4.4.2 without unlocked bootloader. Unfortunately, I need to read a lot more before I can understand what the instructions mean! In the meantime, I have found out about DRM and the TA partition and I am wary of unlocking the BL.
Device 1: Sony Xperia Z, Android 4.4.2 rooted
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Thanks you so much, my phone is rooted now, greatly appreciated,
 
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Thanks you so much, my phone is rooted now, greatly appreciated,


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Hmm. And yet another thread here seems to offer a rooted 4.4.2 without unlocked bootloader. Unfortunately, I need to read a lot more before I can understand what the instructions mean! In the meantime, I have found out about DRM and the TA partition and I am wary of unlocking the BL.
Dont worry unlocking boot loader wont mess up your device
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But I have clearly noticed that battery was draining fast with Stock Rom 4.2.2, cheers

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