Sony Xperia Z for Unlocked Bootloaders Only [How To]

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Before the Sony Xperia Z has been released, the rooting procedure for that device is released. Full credits will goes to the XDA Elite Recognized Developer DooMLoRD who has come up with this rooting procedure.

He took the Nexus 4 version of CF-Auto-Root, modified it a bit, did a dance to the rooting gods, and crossed his fingers and ultimately he has successful in his attempt.

Sony Xperia Z

We have given his rooting procedure below for your information. But before start to proceed you must have prior knowledge of unlocking bootloader. You must know about its pros and cons. Until you are not suppose to try this procedure. You have warned here.


  • Firmware version : 10.1.A.1.350
  • Unlocked Bootloader
  • Fastboot files

DISCLAIMER : Best Android Blog would not be held responsible/liable for any damages that occur to your device by following the given below procedure. So, do everything at your own risk.

How to root:

  • First reboot into bootloader
  • Then flash my modded CF-Auto Root Kernel


fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_CF-Auto-Root-ported_FW-350.img

  • Then Reboot from fastboot


fastboot reboot

  • The device will now start booting and you will get indication on screen saying

(Device will reboot in 10 seconds).

  • After CF-Auto-Root reboots device once, disconnect USB cable and to hard power off (3 vibrations).

[FYI: disconnect usb cable.. u have to do hard power off “press power button and keep VOLUME UP key pressed for 15 seconds”]

  • Connect device in fastboot mode and flash stock kernel


fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_insecure_FW-350.img

  • Now reboot device and the device will start booting into OS.


fastboot reboot

  • You should now download Busybox installer from market and install it at/system/xbin/

That’s it. Now, you have successfully rooted your Sony Xperia Z device.

About Sarvesh Darak

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