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[ROOT] Xperia Z (C660x) for unlocked bootloaders ONLY! (RELEASED)

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By DooMLoRD, Recognized Developer on 18th February 2013, 05:07 PM
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for rooting latest firmware check this:
[ROOT][Z] How-to for rooting newest firmware 10.3.1.A.0.244 / 10.3.1.A.2.67






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Alternate Method using Recovery posted! (RECOMMENDED)

Since we now have Recovery fully working its a lot easier to root the device. I have made a simpler package for easier rooting and installing busybox. find it in second post!

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[ Information ]


so once the bootloader is unlocked its generally very easy to root but there were numerous issues where rooting wasnt working even using insecure kernel

so i used the ramdisk of CF-Auto-Root for the Nexus 4, modified it a bit for working on the Xperia Z and thats it... Root achieved!

all of the testing was done remotely (using teamviewer)... many thanks to the user who willing helped out with the testing!


Want to root without unlocking bootloader? now you can! thanks to goroh_kun! check out THIS thread!




[ Proof ]







[ WARNING ]

  • (all queries related to unlocking bootloader should be posted on that thread)

  • DO NOT CROSS FLASH BETWEEN DEVICES






[ Credits ]
  • Chainfire - for ramdisk of CF-Auto-Root kernel of Nexus 4

  • Androxyde - for his brilliant work on FlashTool

  • lots of other developers for helping me get here



[ Requirements ]

  • Firmware Version: 10.1.A.1.350

  • we tested on C6603 and C6602

  • unlocked bootloader

  • fastboot files (are there in the unlock bootloader thread)




[ How to Root ]
  1. reboot into bootloader

  2. flash my modded CF-Auto-Root Kernel,
    Code:
    fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_CF-Auto-Root-ported_FW-350.img
  3. reboot from fastboot
    Code:
    fastboot reboot
  4. the device will now start booting and u will get indication on screen saying (Device will reboot in 10 seconds)

  5. after CF-Auto-Root reboots device once, disconnect USB cable and do hard power off (3 vibrations)
    [FYI: disconnect usb cable.. u have to do hard power off "press power button and keep VOLUME UP key pressed for 15 seconds"]

  6. connect device in fastboot mode and flash stock kernel
    Code:
    fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_insecure_FW-350.img
  7. now reboot device and the device will start booting into OS
    Code:
    fastboot reboot
  8. you should now Download Busybox Installer from Market and install it at /system/xbin/

  9. thats it! device is now completely rooted!



[ donations ]

if u feel that this work has helped u OR u think that the work i put into making this is worthy of donations, then click on the following link for buying me some coffee/beer/etc

PAYPAL DONATION LINK



[ Download Links ]


PLEASE DO NOT MIRROR MY FILES


  1. modified CF-Auto-Root kernel:
    Z_DooMLoRD_CF-Auto-Root-ported_FW-350.img
    MD5HASH: a0c26a2b3dd9f2f174986d9ccddab40d

  2. Stock insecure kernel for FW (10.1.A.1.350):
    Z_DooMLoRD_insecure_FW-350.img
    MD5HASH: c6a654e37cf6c5cc8e2d0c5fe2457d03





cheers,

DooMLoRD
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18th February 2013, 05:07 PM |#2  
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Angry Alternate Method using Recovery
Alternate Method using Recovery


Since we now have Recovery fully working its a lot easier to root the device. I have made a simpler package for easier rooting and installing busybox.


Steps:
  1. Download the: SuperSU-1.25-Busybox-1.20.2-UPDATE.zip and save it on phone (external sdcard)

  2. Just flash any kernel which contains recovery (for stock based ROM) [e.g.: Advanced Stock Kernel]

  3. Boot into recovery and flash that file "SuperSU-1.25-Busybox-1.20.2-UPDATE.zip"

  4. now reboot and the firmware will be fully rooted with SuperSU and Busybox installed!!!



[ Credits ]
  • Chainfire - for SuperSU

  • Stericson - for Busybox

  • lots of other developers for helping me get here



[ Requirements ]

  • Firmware Version: 10.1.A.1.350/.434

  • we tested on C6603 and C6602

  • unlocked bootloader

  • working kernel with recovery



[ donations ]

if u feel that this work has helped u OR u think that the work i put into making this is worthy of donations, then click on the following link for buying me some coffee/beer/etc

PAYPAL DONATION LINK



[ Download Links ]


PLEASE DO NOT MIRROR MY FILES

SuperSU-1.25-Busybox-1.20.2-UPDATE.zip



enjoy!
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18th February 2013, 07:22 PM |#3  
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Thank You very much for your work.
What have to happen, that we can have root without unlocking the bootloader?
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Thank You very much for your work.
What have to happen, that we can have root without unlocking the bootloader?

well u will have to wait for some exploit to be found which will work on locked bootloader...

i had tested the most used exploits on the Xperia Z but none of them worked...
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next up... recovery...

as and when i get time... will start work on recovery...

man if it wasnt for u.. i would never have rooted my Xperia S.. i was so scared of doing sth wrong when suddenly i got the news that u achieved it with only one click on pc.. u should take sony developers place
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Re: [ROOT] Xperia Z for unlocked bootloaders ONLY!
Very nice,Good job!

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19th February 2013, 01:15 AM |#7  
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I am continuesly amazed by the talented people and devs om this great forum. Every Android smartphone brand should hire their software engineers from here. Congrats and Thank you for the remarkable progress in such short time! :P

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19th February 2013, 01:19 AM |#8  
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Keep up the good work.
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Re: [ROOT] Xperia Z for unlocked bootloaders ONLY!
One more user confirmed that this worked

Tested on: C6602

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Great work dude..
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Great work,Thanks DooMLoRD!

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