Tuesday, 17 September 2013

How to root Sony Xperia Z1 on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

The powerful Sony Xperia Z1 is now up for pre-order in UK and is expected to be launched globally until the end of this month; the device is featured with 20.7 MP camera and was introduced on 4 September this year.
Prior to be roll, out in the market, an XDA developer named krabappel2548 has introduced a root exploit method for Sony Xperia Z1 device. The root application is named 360-Root and its alternative version called VRoot.
Note: the root tool for this moment is available only in Chinese language, but the developer has promised an English version soon for it.  If you want know more about root release, please visit the development thread.
During this step by step guide,  the Sony Xperia Z1 users will learn how to root the device on Android 4.2.
The Android Source team provide this guide only for educational and instructional purposing, so we cannot be held liable or responsible for any data lost, or if you brick or damage your device applying this guide, Users are also advised to apply this guide only in their own risk.
Pre-requisites and guidelines:
Download and install the USB Driver for Xperia Z1 device (Windows/Mac)
Now, from the MenuSettingsApplications> Development enable the USB Debugging Mode option to connect the smartphone with the PC
As the step by step guide might wipe out all your data stored into device’s internal memory, create a full backup.
If the Sony Xperia Z1 device has a custom recoveries images such as CWM or TWRP installed then use this custom tool and create a full backup for your actual ROM.
Make sure that the Sony Xperia Z1 device has more than 80% power left in its battery.
This rooting guide will void the Xperia Z1 warranty, but the warranty can be restored applying  stock firmware or to un-root the device.
All these instructions and the root tool works only for Sony Xperia Z1 device, so knowing that do not apply the same for any other incorrect variants.
Verify the model umber of the Sony Xperia phone by navigating to the next path: Settings>About phone> Model number.

How to root Sony Xperia Z1 on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Firmware.

  1. Download the rooting tool from here 360-Root or VRoot  for Sony Xperia Z1 to PC.
  2. Install the software on the PC by double clicking in its downloaded exe file
  3. Run the software by clicking on the icon at the desktop.
  4. Now, connect the Sony Xperia Z1 device to the PC using the USB cord.
  5. Wait for the Xperia Z1 device to be detected by the rooting software.
  6. After the smartphone is connected successfully, the Sony Xperia Z1 device model number will be on the rooting software windows.
  7. Next, click the green button on the rooting software’s windows to begin the rooting process.
  8. Wait for the software to complete the rooting process.
  9. Once the rooting process is done, a tick mark will be displayed on the rooting software interface.
  10. The smartphone will be rebooted automatically.
  11. Now, the Sony Xperia Z1 device boots up in the rooted Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware.
  12. To verify if the device has been successfully rooted you can download and install the Root Checker app from Google Play Store.
Congratulation, you have successfully learned how to root the Sony Xperia Z1 device on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Firmware.

NOTE: NAIRATECH are not responsible for any lost or damages this guide might cause this  and is for educational purpose only.



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