[Summary] Rooting the Z5

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Apr 20, 2012
Wait, until now there's no turnaround for rooting LBs?

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Jun 13, 2016
The kerbel that you posted was for xperia z5
What about the z5 dual? Are the files and the guide different for that?
Sorry I am new in flashing and rooting and these kind of things
Updated info for guide

Hi there,

I think we should make a simple thread to sum up everything we know about root, since the main talking thread is long, here are the main informations:

Xperia Z5:
- No locked bootloader root yet
- AndroPlusKernel: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z5/development/kernel-andropluskernel-v1-t3246100
- TWRP here http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z5/development/twrp-2-8-7-0-z5-rootable-kernel-t3240032
- CWM booting but not usable: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z5/development/recovery-clockworkmod-recovery-sony-t3249782
- Unlocked BL dirty rooting available and working as intended: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z5/development/dirty-root-solution-unlocked-bl-t3233274
- Dumped original firmware: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z5/general/ftf-files-sony-xperia-z5z5-dual-t3214397
- Xposed works but you need to let it bootloop a few times

Xperia Z5 Compact:
- No locked bootloader root yet
- Zombie Kernel testing release here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/z5-compact/orig-development/kernel-zombie-t3224735
- Unlock bootloader root available (http://forum.xda-developers.com/z5-compact/development/dirty-root-solution-unlocked-bl-t3230524)
- Prerooted firmware available for unlocked BL: http://forum.xda-developers.com/z5-...-rooted-32-0-5-32-firmware-one-click-t3231520
- Xposed doesn't work with prerooted firmware

Currently we need to:
- Compile Zombie Kernel for Z5
- Improve TWRP support
- Create prerooted-firmware
- Most obviously and most hardly, find exploit for Locked BL root

Ok I'm not an Xperia pro, just got my first one few days ago, but still a android and linux geek, so if there is mistakes in my post, or update I haven't seen, notify me :)

Hi there,
The following thread achieves root and then restores the DRM keys and relocks the bootloader. Can you take a look and update your OP?
Take care.


New member
Apr 15, 2017
Hi Sir,

I'd just like to know if rooting xperia Z5 will delete / wipe data (saved messages, apps, contacts etc) ? Please answer me

Thank you very much

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