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How to root Sony Xperia Z on FW 10.3.1.A.0.244/2.67 [Guide]

Posted By Godwin On December 26, 2013 @ 11:33 AM In Android Root Guides | 1 Comment

XperiaZ(black) [1]DooMLoRD’s original rooting toolkit could root a wide variety of Xperia devices, owing to the exploit ‘pref_event exploit‘. But, the exploit has been patched for the Sony Xperia Z (C6602/3) devices on the firmware 10.3.1.A.0.244/2.67. DooMLoRD has now found a way around of getting your Xperia Z on the same firmware rooted. Read on to find how you can get your Xperia Z on FW 10.3.1.A.0.244/2.67 rooted.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.


This guide will help you to root your Sony Xperia Z (C6602/3) with firmware versions 10.3.1.A.0.244 / 10.3.1.A.2.67. Do not try this on any other device or firmware. Proceed at your own risk.

Before We Begin

How To Root Sony Xperia Z (FW 10.3.1.A.0.244 / 10.3.1.A.2.67)

  • Connect your Xperia Z to your computer via a USB cable.
  • Open the Sony Flash Tool which you had installed earlier on your computer.
  • Now, here’s the main step for the way around. Just flash the rootable kernel (XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.ftf) to your device using the tool.
  • When the flashing process is over, disconnect the USB cable and reboot your device.
  • Now, close the Flash Tool (IMPORTANT!!)
  • Plugin the device to your computer again.
  • Extract the file DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip to the location C:\ on your computer.
  • Run the file runme_win.bat from the location you just extracted.
  • After the rooting process is over, the phone will restart.
  • Now, open your applications drawer and confirm that you now have the app ‘SuperSU’ installed on your device.
  • Power off your device.
  • Flash XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.2.67.ftf or XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.0.244_BE.ftf depending on the firmware you were first on.
  • Disconnect the USB cable and power on your phone.
  • Congrats! You have now successfully rooted your Sony Xperia Z!


Enjoy your rooted Xperia Z. Now you can go ahead and install root-only applications, enjoy advanced management permissions, and so on.

[via XDA [9]]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://dottech.org/103765/how-to-root-sony-xperia-z-on-jelly-bean-guide/xperiazblack/

[2] Easy rooting toolkit: http://bit.ly/ert_18

[3] XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423_Generic_NL.ftf : http://d-h.st/1Vz

[4] XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.2.67.ftf: http://d-h.st/LVH

[5] XperiaZ_C660X_KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.0.244_BE.ftf: http://d-h.st/Od8

[6] USB drivers: http://dottech.org/26188/usb-adb-and-fastboot-drivers-for-windows-for-all-android-phones/#sony

[7] Sony Flash Tool: http://developer.sonymobile.com/services/flash-tool/

[8] Enable USB debugging: http://dottech.org/87439/how-to-unlock-usb-debugging-mode-on-android-4-2-jelly-bean-and-higher-guide/

[9] XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2386405

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