[Q] question Rooting Xperia Z
I am going round in circles, so hopefully someone will be able to point me in the correct direction.
I have an Xperia Z regretably updated to android version : 4.4.2 / kernel version : 3.4.0-perf-g32ce454 / Build number : 10.5.A.0.230.
I wish to root the phone so I can install Avast antivirus / theft and Titianium Pro basically so I can get rid of the dross Apps and protect my data should my phone get stolen.
All I want to do is root the phone , I do not need to install any custom roms.
I have tried Androxyde's Xperia flashing tool v0.9.16.1 which reports my phone cannot be offically unlocked (bootloader?) and also reports "part1 exploit did not work" when trying to root the phone.
Doomlord's Easy Rooting toolkit v18 gets to *start daemon*, *daemon started* and then just sits there.
So does anyone know how to simply get root access for the Xperia Z running 4.4.2 ?
PS I did encrypt my phone and then found you cannot backup your data to your PC, fine idea epic fail.
Now factory reset to remove encryption.