[ROOT] Xperia Z, ZL, Tablet Z {LB/UB} [Exploit by: goroh_kun & huhka_com]

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Information:

since there were numerous threads coming up regarding this and other threads were having partial information i have created this thread so that users can get a central location for correct information and post queries if any here...



so this is the translated version of the root exploit by: goroh_kun, huhka_com
Easy rooting Toolkit for XPEIRA Z SO-02E (ver 1.0.1)
original source:
http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=569&t=3247454
http://blog.huhka.com/2013/03/root-xperia-z-so-02e-rootingkit.html

for those who dont know, dont remember.. goroh_kun is a master developer who helped the X10 users get bootloader bypassed & custom kernel booting on locked bootloader! and if he has the Xperia Z (or a similar variant, rest assured that some great things are coming!!)

goroh_kun if you are reading this, i am a HUGE fan of your work and really appreciate all that you had done for the Xperia X10 and look forward to more awesome stuff for Xperia devices!



English translation done by my friend tkymgr


all credits for this go to the respective authors! awesome work guys!


many thanks to eviltom & VTR1000SP for testing the original toolkit, reporting it here on XDA and doing subsequent testing..



Alternative package by Bin4ry here[/U]


PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE POST BEFORE YOU TRY THIS!



Disclaimer/Warning!:




users are reporting that NFC is broken after this root method (easy fix by goroh_kun here)


if u had an unlockable bootloader device, after using this method the device will be detected as LOCKED or unlock not possible!!! (to fix this use this fix)


Try this at your own risk. The original authors & XDA community are not be held responsible incase your device is damaged in this process.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED




Requirements:

  • Xperia Z, ZL with stock Sony JB firmware (as of now tested on: 10.1.D.0.317, 10.1.D.0.322, 10.1.A.1.350, 10.1.A.1.434)
  • Xperia Tablet Z with stock Sony JB firmware (as of now tested on: 10.1.C.0.344)
  • works on both locked/unlockable bootloaders!
  • ADB drivers installed (use this file incase u need to install drivers)
    IMPORTANT: if you are using Windows 8 you will need to enable few things to allow driver installation
  • Rooting Toolkit package provided below


How-to:

  1. increase screen timeout to 10 mins: Settings -> Display -> Sleep -> 10 mins
  2. enable USB debugging : Settings -> Developer options -> Enable and Settings -> Developer options -> USB Debugging (check it)
  3. enable install from "unknown sources": Settings -> Security -> Unknown source (check it)
  4. download the rooting toolkit package and save it on C:\
  5. exit all adb requiring apps like PC Suite, PC Companion, Flashtool, etc as they will interfere with the rooting process
  6. extract the ENTIRE contents of the package (and not just one file) to some directory on c:\
  7. once you are ready with all the above connect phone to PC and execute "runme.bat" from the location where the entire contents are extracted
  8. press enter to start the process, as the device is detected the toolkit will start executing steps one by one
  9. keep watching the command prompt and wait for the following to come up "press the button to restore the data in your phone"
  10. at this point look at the device screen, an app will start, select RESTORE data
  11. now u will get "if Restoring data is complete," in the command prompt
  12. at this point open Phone & dial *#*#7378423#*#*
  13. select "Service tests" in your phone operation.
  14. select "Display" (screen will turn white), the toolkit will now start executing some commands
  15. now press power button to turn off screen wait for few seconds and press it power button again (repeat it a few time) till then keep observing the command prompt for outputs
  16. u will see "transfer files to your phone part2", "installing busybox,su,Superuser,etc..." & finally "Cleaning up"
  17. after that the device should automatically reboot
  18. thats it device should now be rooted :)



Troubleshooting:

if your device has unlockable bootloader then after applying this hack the bootloader status will turn "Bootloader unlock allowed: No"
in that case dont worry the users have reported that doing a repair via SEUS will flash back stock firmware and turn this status to "Bootloader unlock allowed: Yes" (the same might also be achieved by flashing a stock FTF using FlashTool <yet to be confirmed>)

ROOT WILL BE LOST BY DOING THE ABOVE AND YOUR INTERNAL STORAGE MAY GET WIPED!
SO DO A BACKUP OF APPS & INTERNAL STORAGE ON AN EXTERNAL SDCARD/PC




FAQ:

  1. will this wipe /data
    NO. since we are not unlocking the bootloader the /data partition will not be wiped

  2. do i need to unlock bootloader for this to work?
    NO.

  3. will i lose Bravia Engine 2 ?
    NO.

  4. does rooting without unlocking the bootloader still voids warranty.
    Not if you get back on clean Stock ROM


video walkthrough:

thanks to: shem2409... dont forget to thank him here




Download link:

the translated version can be downloaded from here:
EasyRootingToolkit_XPERIA-Z_SO-02E_v101-ENGLISH_tkymgr.zip



PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE THREAD BEFORE POSTING ANY QUERIES!


i request someone to please create a step-by-step video so other users can benefit!
 
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gm007

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Re: [ROOT] Xperia Z for LOCKED bootloaders! [Exploit by: goroh_kun & huhka_com]

Is it possible to turn notification and softbutton bars black without deodexed rom and only root?
Thnx in advance

Yes you can just check the app and themes section.

By the way some users are reporting that NFC is broken ofter this root method.

Sent from my C6602 using xda premium
 

Milaann57

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Yes you can just check the app and themes section.

By the way some users are reporting that NFC is broken ofter this root method.

Sent from my C6602 using xda premium

Can't find it.
One is a whole flasheble rom which requires unlocking the bootloader.
The other is a .zip file which requires cwm to be installed.

Grz
 

gm007

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May 29, 2011
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Re: [ROOT] Xperia Z for LOCKED bootloaders! [Exploit by: goroh_kun & huhka_com]

Can't find it.
One is a whole flasheble rom which requires unlocking the bootloader.
The other is a .zip file which requires cwm to be installed.

Grz

You can extract the zip and copy the needed files using root explorer.
Let's move from this thread to keep it clean for rooting method.


Sorry Doom

Sent from my C6602 using xda premium
 

sdujolo

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Nov 18, 2008
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I can´t install driver I have used Flashtool-driver in the first post. I have tested every driver I found for Xperia Z. Any idea?

Installed the same driver in virtual machine and now it´s working. Very strange. I am rooted now:)
 
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    Information:

    since there were numerous threads coming up regarding this and other threads were having partial information i have created this thread so that users can get a central location for correct information and post queries if any here...



    so this is the translated version of the root exploit by: goroh_kun, huhka_com
    Easy rooting Toolkit for XPEIRA Z SO-02E (ver 1.0.1)
    original source:
    http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=569&t=3247454
    http://blog.huhka.com/2013/03/root-xperia-z-so-02e-rootingkit.html

    for those who dont know, dont remember.. goroh_kun is a master developer who helped the X10 users get bootloader bypassed & custom kernel booting on locked bootloader! and if he has the Xperia Z (or a similar variant, rest assured that some great things are coming!!)

    goroh_kun if you are reading this, i am a HUGE fan of your work and really appreciate all that you had done for the Xperia X10 and look forward to more awesome stuff for Xperia devices!



    English translation done by my friend tkymgr


    all credits for this go to the respective authors! awesome work guys!


    many thanks to eviltom & VTR1000SP for testing the original toolkit, reporting it here on XDA and doing subsequent testing..



    Alternative package by Bin4ry here[/U]


    PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE POST BEFORE YOU TRY THIS!



    Disclaimer/Warning!:




    users are reporting that NFC is broken after this root method (easy fix by goroh_kun here)


    if u had an unlockable bootloader device, after using this method the device will be detected as LOCKED or unlock not possible!!! (to fix this use this fix)


    Try this at your own risk. The original authors & XDA community are not be held responsible incase your device is damaged in this process.

    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED




    Requirements:

    • Xperia Z, ZL with stock Sony JB firmware (as of now tested on: 10.1.D.0.317, 10.1.D.0.322, 10.1.A.1.350, 10.1.A.1.434)
    • Xperia Tablet Z with stock Sony JB firmware (as of now tested on: 10.1.C.0.344)
    • works on both locked/unlockable bootloaders!
    • ADB drivers installed (use this file incase u need to install drivers)
      IMPORTANT: if you are using Windows 8 you will need to enable few things to allow driver installation
    • Rooting Toolkit package provided below


    How-to:

    1. increase screen timeout to 10 mins: Settings -> Display -> Sleep -> 10 mins
    2. enable USB debugging : Settings -> Developer options -> Enable and Settings -> Developer options -> USB Debugging (check it)
    3. enable install from "unknown sources": Settings -> Security -> Unknown source (check it)
    4. download the rooting toolkit package and save it on C:\
    5. exit all adb requiring apps like PC Suite, PC Companion, Flashtool, etc as they will interfere with the rooting process
    6. extract the ENTIRE contents of the package (and not just one file) to some directory on c:\
    7. once you are ready with all the above connect phone to PC and execute "runme.bat" from the location where the entire contents are extracted
    8. press enter to start the process, as the device is detected the toolkit will start executing steps one by one
    9. keep watching the command prompt and wait for the following to come up "press the button to restore the data in your phone"
    10. at this point look at the device screen, an app will start, select RESTORE data
    11. now u will get "if Restoring data is complete," in the command prompt
    12. at this point open Phone & dial *#*#7378423#*#*
    13. select "Service tests" in your phone operation.
    14. select "Display" (screen will turn white), the toolkit will now start executing some commands
    15. now press power button to turn off screen wait for few seconds and press it power button again (repeat it a few time) till then keep observing the command prompt for outputs
    16. u will see "transfer files to your phone part2", "installing busybox,su,Superuser,etc..." & finally "Cleaning up"
    17. after that the device should automatically reboot
    18. thats it device should now be rooted :)



    Troubleshooting:

    if your device has unlockable bootloader then after applying this hack the bootloader status will turn "Bootloader unlock allowed: No"
    in that case dont worry the users have reported that doing a repair via SEUS will flash back stock firmware and turn this status to "Bootloader unlock allowed: Yes" (the same might also be achieved by flashing a stock FTF using FlashTool <yet to be confirmed>)

    ROOT WILL BE LOST BY DOING THE ABOVE AND YOUR INTERNAL STORAGE MAY GET WIPED!
    SO DO A BACKUP OF APPS & INTERNAL STORAGE ON AN EXTERNAL SDCARD/PC




    FAQ:

    1. will this wipe /data
      NO. since we are not unlocking the bootloader the /data partition will not be wiped

    2. do i need to unlock bootloader for this to work?
      NO.

    3. will i lose Bravia Engine 2 ?
      NO.

    4. does rooting without unlocking the bootloader still voids warranty.
      Not if you get back on clean Stock ROM


    video walkthrough:

    thanks to: shem2409... dont forget to thank him here




    Download link:

    the translated version can be downloaded from here:
    EasyRootingToolkit_XPERIA-Z_SO-02E_v101-ENGLISH_tkymgr.zip



    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE THREAD BEFORE POSTING ANY QUERIES!


    i request someone to please create a step-by-step video so other users can benefit!
    10
    Hehe, i have also incorporated the version to my Rooting Toolkit here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

    Regards
    9
    Good job guys, I just released TWRP Touch recovery, so I'll be working on recovery for locked bootloaders from now on :)
    9
    Step-by-step video

    Ok so I have recorded a step by step video on how to root Xperia Z using this method. Here is a link:
    http://youtu.be/5_30qYO54aA

    Worked like a charm.
    8
    Here is a flashable zip that changes the bootloader unlocking status back to yes after rooting. Still haven't unlocked my bootloader yet so I can't test, sorry. Let me know if it works :)
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