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Xperia Z: All Things Root Guide

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  1. The FAQ

    The FAQ Well-Known Member FAQ BOT

    *** Important Note ***

    Since this is a new root guide for your all-things-root sub-forum, we need your help to populate it and keep it organized with the best and most relevant information. Please contact (by PM) your favorite Guide, or drop us a note in the private chat section if you have any good information to contribute, update, or correct in the root guide. Alternatively, hit the !Report button and ask a Mod to bring it to our attention.

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    Xperia Z: All Things Root Guide

    Click the "Show" button below for a root warning / disclaimer:

    Quick note / disclaimer: as always, you are ultimately responsible for any root-related activities on your phone.

    You should understand not only the benefits of rooting, but also any possible consequences (voided warranty, boot-loops, bricking, etc.) that might occur as a result of your root-related actions.

    AndroidForums.com / Phandroid.com, its owner, and staff are not liable for any root actions you might undertake as a result of information used from this site.

    Reading, researching, understanding, and carefully following the published steps and instructions can go a long way towards helping to make your rooting efforts a successful one.
    General Information



    Overclocking / Underclocking / Undervolting
    • overclocking / underclocking
    • undervolting
    • related apps


    Radios / Basebands
    • None as of yet

    Tools & Utilities


  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! VIP Member

    Added links for the bootloader unlock and root guides, CWM, the UK Stock ROM, a few ROMs and DooMLords kernel.
  3. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Added a new "Rooting Guide" link for devices with locked bootloaders.
  4. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Amended the "Rooting Guide" link for devices with locked bootloaders; a new exploit has been discovered for JB 4.2.2.
  5. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Link added to the excellent Disaster Recovery Guide posted @ XDA by [NUT]. Bootloops, bootstalls and 'soft-bricks' are all covered.
  6. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Links added for TA Backup; Dual Recovery (thanks to Z1 ATR Guide!)
    Link to depreciated root method removed
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