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

XperiaZ(black)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 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]

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