There is plenty of upside with having a device that doesn’t have root access and we don’t think root access is for everyone. Irrespective of that, there is plenty of upside to root your Xperia Z5 Premium as long as you are an advanced Android user and know what you are doing.
One of the reasons we like to recommend rooting the Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone is to install the Titanium Backup application from the Google Play Store. Most people are not satisfied with the effort required to back up data and because it’s usually a royal pain they don’t backup nearly as often as they should. The Titanium Backup application is the best way to backup for rooted users and makes it nearly effortless. In addition to the basic advantages of backing up your data, you also get the ability to delete stock apps from Sony that are taking away from your device’s performance.
- You must have a custom recovery installed on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone to follow this guide. Without a custom recovery, you cannot upload your SuperSU file.
- The following guide is intended for the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone. We recommend searching for a different guide if you have a different device.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You may need to enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Z5 Premium by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
- Rooting the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium voids the warranty; unroot the device by installing the stock ROM to get the warranty working again.
HOW TO ROOT SONY XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM SMARTPHONE RUNNING ANDROID 5.1.1
- Download the updated SuperSU that works well for your Xperia Z5 Premium device from here.
- Connect the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium device to the computer with the USB cable.
- Copy the SuperSU over to the internal storage SD card and make sure you have the file on the root of that storage.
- Unplug the Premium version of the Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone from the computer.
- Boot the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium in recovery mode.
- Choose the ‘Backup’ option from the main recovery menu and choose to take the NANDroid backup so you have a complete backup of your data which you may restore later.
- Choose the ‘Install’ option from the main recovery menu and follow the instructions to upload your SuperSU file.
- Choose the ‘Reboot System Now’ option from the main recovery menu once you have completed the flashing.
In conclusion, you should find the custom recovery is now installed along with root access on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium device. You can check the guide worked by installing the root checker application from the Google Play Store. Keep the root checker application on your device for whenever you need to use it in future. Just tap and open the app and agree with any updates the app requests and it will soon let you know if your device is rooted.