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[GUIDE] How to root 10.5.1.A.0.283 / 10.5.1.A.0.292 [Locked Bootloader]

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By kingvortex, Senior Member on 10th September 2014, 12:38 PM
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This guide will show you how to root your Xperia Z on 10.5.1.A.0.283 or 10.5.1.A.0.292 with a locked bootloader.

Xperia Z (phone) only. This means not Tablet Z, ZL, ZR, Z1, Z2 or any other Z series device. You could damage your device if you flash these files to anything but an Xperia Z.

Requirements:

Device already running 10.5.1.A.0.283 or 10.5.1.A.0.292
USB debugging enabled.
Flashtool and ADB drivers by DooMLoRD installed.
Flashtool by Androxyde already installed.
Easy Root by zxz0O0.

Downloads:

The kernels supplied here are for the Xperia Z only. Do not flash them to a ZL/ZR or any other device or you will soft brick your device.

Xperiaz_10.5.A.0.230_kernel_only.ftf - 7.38 MB
Mirror 1 - Mega
Mirror 2 - Mediafire

XperiaZ_10.5.1.A.0.283_kernel_only.ftf - 7.51 MB
Mirror 1 - Mega
Mirror 2 - Mediafire

XperiaZ_10.5.1.A.0.292_kernel_only.ftf - 7.51 MB
Mirror 1 - Mega
Mirror 2 - Mediafire

Instructions:

Follow all of the steps. There are no unnecessary parts to the guide.

1. Shut down your device.
2. Flash the Xperiaz_10.5.A.0.230_kernel_only.ftf using Flashtool. Basic Flashtool instructions here.
3. Boot your device. WiFi will not work. Do not worry, this will be restored later. Also, as this seems to be generating repeated questions, the firmware version in "About phone" will not change.
4. Root using one of these options:
a. Easy Root. This worked for me.
b. The root function of the latest Flashtool.
c. Enable mobile data and use towelroot.
5. Shutdown your device.
6. Depending on your firmware version, either flash:
XperiaZ_10.5.1.A.0.283_kernel_only.ftf
or
XperiaZ_10.5.1.A.0.292_kernel_only.ftf
using Flashtool.
7. Boot your device.
8. You may need to install SuperSU from the Play Store - Link
9. Open SuperSU and update binaries if prompted.

That's it. You should now be rooted.

Additional Information:

"The kernels are for C6602, but I have a C6603!". Don't worry about it. Both devices use identical kernels, therefore it doesn't make any difference.

Is your antivirus saying towelroot/Easy Root/Flashtool is a virus? See this post for an explanation.

As some are asking about this, XZDualRecovery works fine with this firmware version.

For those having trouble installing the Flashtool drivers and/or using Flashtool, see my guide here.

Disclaimer:

The steps and files used in this guide worked for me with no issues. However, use of this guide and any downloads provided are at your own risk.
I will accept no responsibility for anything that may go wrong or any damage to your device/data loss.

Credits:

Androxyde for Flashtool
zxz0O0 for Easy Root
Geohot for the original towelroot exploit
Chainfire for SuperSU
DooMLoRD for the Flashtool driver package.
If I have forgotten anyone, let me know and I'll add proper credits.
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10th September 2014, 12:39 PM |#2  
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This guide will show you how to root your phone on 10.5.1.A.0.283 with a locked bootloader.

Hey that's awesome!

Tapatalked from my Xperia Z (C660²) running Dirty Unicorns ROM!
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10th September 2014, 01:31 PM |#3  
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9 downloads of the kernels FTFs! Any confirmation on it working for anyone else would be great!

Sent from my C6603 using Tapatalk
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10th September 2014, 01:47 PM |#4  
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Nice explanation bro @kingvortex ^^

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10th September 2014, 02:38 PM |#5  
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Hey that's awesome!

Tapatalked from my Xperia Z (C660²) running Dirty Unicorns ROM!

It would be more awesome if you didn't quote the entire. OP

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It would be more awesome if you didn't quote the entire. OP

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Haha. Sorry I didn't knew the OP that big
I'll edit the post now

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@kingvortex it works but root with flashtool because easy root didnt work for me (i have the drivers and the adb ) and if you continue not having wifi reboot until you have it :P
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I unlock my bootloader then install new 10.5.1.A.0.283 . My question can I use this method for rooting my device or not?
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@kingvortex it works but root with flashtool because easy root didnt work for me (i have the drivers and the adb ) and if you continue not having wifi reboot until you have it :P

Thanks. Yes, you can use any method to root that works on 4.4.2. I just linked Easy Root because that's what worked for me. OP edited.
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I unlock my bootloader then install new 10.5.1.A.0.283 . My question can I use this method for rooting my device or not?

Yes.

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Nice work

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Thanks. Yes, you can use any method to root that works on 4.4.2. I just linked Easy Root because that's what worked for me. OP edited.

Yes.

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towelrot only work with wifi or data so if you have not them (due to change of kernel) use flashtool that use towelroot method offline
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