How to root the Sony Xperia Z1

This guide will show you how to root the Sony Xperia Z1.

Disclaimer: Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.

What is needed to root the Sony Xperia Z1?

To root the Sony Xperia Z1 you will need the Sony Xperia Z1 in your hand that you wish to root as well as access to a PC.

Step 1 – Download the root program to your computer

The program to root the Sony Xperia Z1 is in Chinese. Please follow the instructions carefully as described.

You can download the rooting tool from here

During installation just keep clicking Next until the program is installed.

Step 2 – Root the phone

Connect the phone to your PC (make sure you have set up the Android SDK environment which you can do by reading the article here.

Run the rooting program you downloaded in step 1.

Simply click the ROOT button as shown to root the phone providing the phone has been recognised successfully (with a green tick as shown above).

Wait for the rooting process to be completed. You will receive a confirmation message when done.

Unplug the phone from your PC and then look for an application installed called SuperSU. If you can see this application it means you have successfully rooted your Sony Xperia Z1 phone.

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