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

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DooMLoRD

Inactive Recognized Developer
Jul 27, 2010
13,191
39,703
Pune
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






------------------------

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!

------------------------



[ 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 ]


Screenshot_Xperia_Z-rooted.png





[ 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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DooMLoRD

Inactive Recognized Developer
Jul 27, 2010
13,191
39,703
Pune
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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Jonster111

Senior Member
Oct 17, 2011
398
66
Thank You very much for your work.
What have to happen, that we can have root without unlocking the bootloader?
 

yeeson

Senior Member
May 2, 2010
682
113
Shanghai
Re: [ROOT] Xperia Z for unlocked bootloaders ONLY!

Very nice,Good job!

Sent from my L36h using Tapatalk 2
 

Raedek

Senior Member
Oct 23, 2012
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Sv: [ROOT] Xperia Z for unlocked bootloaders ONLY!

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

Sent from my SGPT12 using xda app-developers app
 

DooMLoRD

Inactive Recognized Developer
Jul 27, 2010
13,191
39,703
Pune
need ppl who have Xperia ZL...

rooting kit is ready for that device too :)
 
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amfirbek92

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Nov 10, 2011
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Kalamoun - Tripoli
Re: [ROOT] Xperia Z for unlocked bootloaders ONLY!

Xperia Z should be here in leb after 10 days :D i'll be the 1st one to buy it:p no news for root with LB?:D

Sent from my Mohammed Maryam BEK' XPERIA™ ion "LT28h" using xda premium
 

Vinaypj

Member
Feb 19, 2013
15
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Tumkur
Re: [ROOT] Xperia Z for unlocked bootloaders ONLY!

Working fine. My bro imported it from japan 3 days ago.... :D:(:(:D:(:(:D:D:D:D:D

Sent from my Xperia S using xda premium
 

DooMLoRD

Inactive Recognized Developer
Jul 27, 2010
13,191
39,703
Pune
ok so i have got adequate positive rooting reports...


so i am releasing it :)

enjoy rooted devices!



i am working on an initial custom kernel and recovery too... but since i dont have device testing is SLOW... hopefully i should be able to get it working...


P.S.: if u like my work please consider donating


P.S.S: i have rooting files ready for Xperia ZL (C650x)[ODIN]... anyone interested in testing send me p.m.


cheers!


regards,

DooMLoRD
 

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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






    ------------------------

    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!

    ------------------------



    [ 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 ]


    Screenshot_Xperia_Z-rooted.png





    [ 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
    33
    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!
    10
    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...
    8
    Re: [ROOT] Xperia Z for unlocked bootloaders ONLY!

    One more user confirmed that this worked :)

    Tested on: C6602

    Sent from my LT30p using xda app-developers app
    8
    Alternate Method using Recovery posted!


    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!


    cheers!