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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/xper...el-v1-t3246100
- TWRP here http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...ernel-t3240032
- CWM booting but not usable: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...-sony-t3249782
- Unlocked BL dirty rooting available and working as intended: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...ed-bl-t3233274
- Dumped original firmware: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...-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-c...ombie-t3224735
- Unlock bootloader root available (http://forum.xda-developers.com/z5-c...ed-bl-t3230524)
- Prerooted firmware available for unlocked BL: http://forum.xda-developers.com/z5-c...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
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- Maybe dump the original firmware ?

If I'm not mistaken, I think it already has: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...-dual-t3214397
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24th October 2015, 03:32 PM |#3  
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Need root for Z5, thx for efforts.
24th October 2015, 10:54 PM |#4  
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If I'm not mistaken, I think it already has: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...-dual-t3214397

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25th October 2015, 06:02 PM |#5  
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Test kernel for Z5:
https://mega.nz/#!15oSGLiA!N-lOlfn8R...1xDdt1xKujl9is
This is stock Z5 kernel modified to disable Sony RIC, dm verity, etc.

It should work together with the Z5C rooting solution:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/z5-c...ed-bl-t3230524

Please report back.
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Test kernel for Z5:
https://mega.nz/#!15oSGLiA!N-lOlfn8R...1xDdt1xKujl9is
This is stock Z5 kernel modified to disable Sony RIC, dm verity, etc.

It should work together with the Z5C rooting solution:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/z5-c...ed-bl-t3230524

Please report back.

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my phone works now with root access
25th October 2015, 07:12 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by nilezon

Test kernel for Z5:
https://mega.nz/#!15oSGLiA!N-lOlfn8R...1xDdt1xKujl9is
This is stock Z5 kernel modified to disable Sony RIC, dm verity, etc.

It should work together with the Z5C rooting solution:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/z5-c...ed-bl-t3230524

Please report back.

Huge thanks, But I can't get it working...
I open BL, I fastboot flashed the kernel, then I fastboot booted on the recovery (Which doesn't show a black screen as expected but a real non-fully-working twrp for me) and I tried to install Supersu but I write an error then...

EDIT: Kinda glitchy to do, but works.

If anyone has Xposed working, please make a tutorial
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Okay so this is my first Xperia device and my second android device (used to have a Nexus 5 so rooting was simple). Can anyone ELI5 the root situation?

I understand that the TA partition contains DRM keys to make X-Reality etc work and that unlocking the bootloader will wipe this TA partition and the features will stop working. My main confusion comes from - if other lollipop devices have rooting methods for locked bootloaders, why don't these methods work on the Z5? Sorry if this is extremely obvious and I'm an idiot.
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Most android devices have either already unlocked BL or you have to. For example, Nexus 5 needed to unlock the BL, as well as the OnePlus One, but those devices don't contain DRM so you don't loose anything when unlocking
25th October 2015, 10:00 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by nilezon

Test kernel for Z5:
https://mega.nz/#!15oSGLiA!N-lOlfn8R...1xDdt1xKujl9is
This is stock Z5 kernel modified to disable Sony RIC, dm verity, etc.

It should work together with the Z5C rooting solution:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/z5-c...ed-bl-t3230524

Please report back.

Worked in second attempt. First time reboot into recovery. New fastboot boot booted into black screen.

In following sequence it was necessary to add destination file name,

D:\DOWNLOADS\Sony\Xperia\Z5\Fastboot>adb push SuperSU-v2.51.zip /data/media/0/
failed to copy 'SuperSU-v2.51.zip' to '/data/media/0/': Is a directory

D:\DOWNLOADS\Sony\Xperia\Z5\Fastboot>adb push SuperSU-v2.51.zip /data/media/0/SuperSU-v2.51.zip
9055 KB/s (3989636 bytes in 0.430s)
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Worked in second attempt. First time reboot into recovery. New fastboot boot booted into black screen.

In following sequence it was necessary to add destination file name,

D:\DOWNLOADS\Sony\Xperia\Z5\Fastboot>adb push SuperSU-v2.51.zip /data/media/0/
failed to copy 'SuperSU-v2.51.zip' to '/data/media/0/': Is a directory

D:\DOWNLOADS\Sony\Xperia\Z5\Fastboot>adb push SuperSU-v2.51.zip /data/media/0/SuperSU-v2.51.zip
9055 KB/s (3989636 bytes in 0.430s)

I did not had to :/
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