Crazy about rooting your Sony Xperia phone? Well, we are here to help and to provide you the easiest and safest method in rooting your Xperia device. The method we will be sharing below are known to have worked on Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Zl, Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia P, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, Sony Xperia Z2, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Sony Xperia ZL2. You can also give it a try on other Xperia devices.
DISCLAIMER: This information is intended for experienced users only. It is not intended for basic users and hackers. Please do not try the following method if you are not familiar with mobile phones. We will not be responsible for the use or misuse of this information, including loss of data or hardware damage. Use it at your own risk.
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This method was developed by one of the XDA developers and has been proved to work seamlessly with all the devices we mentioned above.
First, you will need to download adb driver to your system. You can download it from here and install it on your PC.
Secondly, you will need to download the app you are going to use to root your phone, download Easyroot and unzip it to your desktop.
Thirdly, go to your phone settings and enable “USB Debugging” under the developer options and “Unknown Source” under Application Settings.
Lastly, plug in your Xperia device and open the Easyroot folder, double-click on Runme.bat and follow the instructions. After 10-15 mins your phone should be successfully rooted.
If you experience any problem during or after the installation of SuperSU, you can comment your problem below. Do you own an HTC device? root your HTC Android smartphone via this one click root method.
For those who are using Sony latest smartphones, we mean the Xperia X and Xperia E series, we are here to provide you the methods on how to root your device as Easyroot won’t work for you.
By rooting latest Sony Xperia phones, we mean the ones released within Q3 2016 till now. These are becoming more difficult to root especially now that Sony has started locking their phone bootloader. For the new Xperia X, X Compact, X Performance, Xperia E4 and others, you “may” first need to unlock their bootloader before having the chance to gain root access, just like HTC phones.
Sony however do provide an official way for its smartphones to be unlocked which is quite easy, by going to its developer page you can get your phone unlocked in no time. Before applying the root procedures listed below, we suggest you unlock your Xperia bootloarder if it is one of the latest we are talking about by going here.
Now, there are three root apps we have been able to gather so far that works on these devices.
The 2 and 3 both have mobile as well as PC versions, while towelroot comes in PC version only. From what we know so far, Kingoroot mobile version can easily root Sony Xperia E4 without PC if it has been unlocked. Kingroot and Towelroot however works randomly and you may need to test it out yourself.
In summary, here are what you need to do if you’ll be using any of the rooting apps.
1.) Make sure you enable “USB Debugging” under phone settings.
2.) Make sure you have Sony USB drivers installed on your PC. You can do this by installing Xperia Companion.
3.) If you are using Kingroot or Kingoroot mobile and PC applications, make sure you enable data (internet) connection.
4.) Before you use any of the apps, we strongly recommend you unlock your bootloader if it is locked.
Do let us know the one that works for your device.