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[Q] Rooting

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6th June 2014, 11:50 AM   |  #1  
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Hello there,

I am trying to root my Sony Xperia Z ( 6603 ) which is currently on Android 4.4.2 [ Built 10.5.A.0.230 ]

This is my first time rooting my device but what from I have heard, I can do it in 2 different ways.

1 Way
  • Downgrade to 4.2.2 [ Built 10.3.A.0.423 ] FTF File Link
  • Use easy rooting method

2 Way
  • Unlock Bootloader ( Loose DRM Keys and Warranty, etc )
  • Root the Device

I just want confirm that I might go for the 1st way.

So I simply ( back up if I want)
Copy the .ftf file I downloaded into Firmwares ( Flashtool )
*Download latest drivers?
Flash .ftf file on my device
Follow the Prompts (do the Volume key down and plug etc,)
Wait to complete
Voila! I am back to 4.2.2

Now I just follow the Easy Rooting by Doomlord

Can anybody confirm that this is the correct way? It's I'm kinda newbie to rooting
6th June 2014, 11:56 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by MigzPT

Hello there,

I am trying to root my Sony Xperia Z ( 6603 ) which is currently on Android 4.4.2 [ Built 10.5.A.0.230 ]

This is my first time rooting my device but what from I have heard, I can do it in 2 different ways.

1 Way

  • Downgrade to 4.2.2 [ Built 10.3.A.0.423 ] FTF File Link
  • Use easy rooting method

2 Way
  • Unlock Bootloader ( Loose DRM Keys and Warranty, etc )
  • Root the Device

I just want confirm that I might go for the 1st way.

So I simply ( back up if I want)
Copy the .ftf file I downloaded into Firmwares ( Flashtool )
*Download latest drivers?
Flash .ftf file on my device
Follow the Prompts (do the Volume key down and plug etc,)
Wait to complete
Voila! I am back to 4.2.2

Now I just follow the Easy Rooting by Doomlord

Can anybody confirm that this is the correct way? It's I'm kinda newbie to rooting

This will work, the needed drivers are in the /Flashtool/Drivers folder. Best is to use windows 7, on 8.1 there have been some problems (don't know correctly about them as I don't use it)
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8th June 2014, 02:30 PM   |  #3  
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One better and very easy method..

Backup ur TA Partition.. Unlock Ur Bootloader and flash a 4.4.2 Advanced Kernel and Flash a Pre Rooted 4.4.2 rom. Then Relock ur Bootloader. After That switch off phone and Flash a Stripped 4.4.2 kernel via flashtool and flash SuperSU Fix. Done
8th June 2014, 03:55 PM   |  #4  
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MigzPT

One better and very easy method..

Backup ur TA Partition.. Unlock Ur Bootloader and flash a 4.4.2 Advanced Kernel and Flash a Pre Rooted 4.4.2 rom. Then Relock ur Bootloader. After That switch off phone and Flash a Stripped 4.4.2 kernel via flashtool and flash SuperSU Fix. Done

You need to root to backup your TA partition. As he is already on 4.4.2, there is no way to directly gain root without unlocking the bootloader and erasing his DRM keys.

The only way to gain root now is to either just unlock the bootloader and lose DRM keys forever or by downgrading as already mentioned earlier in the thread.

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You need to root to backup your TA partition. As he is already on 4.4.2, there is no way to directly gain root without unlocking the bootloader and erasing his DRM keys.

The only way to gain root now is to either just unlock the bootloader and lose DRM keys forever or by downgrading as already mentioned earlier in the thread.

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Yea. TA need Root. I forget that. Some personal problems.. Hee hee. Thanks for the correction...
8th June 2014, 08:06 PM   |  #6  
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I have downgrade to 4.4.2 and installed root.

It was easy
12th June 2014, 12:21 PM   |  #7  
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I have downgrade to 4.4.2 and installed root.

It was easy

what do you mean by you downgraded to 4.4.2???
12th June 2014, 12:25 PM   |  #8  
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what do you mean by you downgraded to 4.4.2???

Seems obvious to me that it was a typo and he meant 4.2.2.

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Seems obvious to me that it was a typo and he meant 4.2.2.

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Indeed it was

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