How to Root Sony Xperia Z and Install CWM Recovery

Root Sony Xperia Z and install CWM Recovery

Welcome back Guys, with Sony flagship device Xperia Z currently running on Android Jelly Bean. Now, you must know that its truly waterproof device with tremendous features. Sony Xperia Z include a lots of  features such as 5 Inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB RAM and CyberShot Camera to capture your best moments.

This is about inbuilt features and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS provided by manufacturers, but what if you want to upgrade your device to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean? No need to worry, just you have to root Sony Xperia Z and install CWM Recovery. Now, you can install any update, Custom ROMs, Kernels and much more. So, are you ready to root Sony Xperia Z and install CWM Recovery on your device? If yes, then go through the whole article.

How to Root Sony Xperia Z and Install CWM Recovery

Today, in this article I will show you the most easiest way to root Sony Xperia S LT26i and install CWM Recovery. This process is divided in to two phase, 1. How to Root Sony Xperia Z and 2. How to install CWM Recovery on Sony Xperia Z. As you will traverse below, we will surely guide you through the complete process on How to Root Sony Xperia Z and How to install CWM Recovery on Sony Xperia Z. But, before that please read the prerequisite, disclaimer and other important notes. Let’s start our journey!

Disclaimer: Rooting will void your phone Warranty. We are not responsible if anything happens to your phone. This article is purely for Sony Xperia Z, applying these steps on another device may gets damage Don’t miss any of the steps, firstly read and understand the whole tutorial then go for the actual process.

Note: This method will work for both locked and unlocked bootloader.

Prerequisite:

1. Make sure your mobile should possess 70 to 80% battery

2. Enable USB debugging mode (Menu (app drawer) > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box)

3. Ensure that you have backed up your all important data.

4. Install USB Drivers. (Download Sony Xperia USB Drivers and Fastboot & ADB Drivers)

First Phase: Step by Step Guide on:

How to root Sony Xperia Z

Step 1: Download Rooting Package and extract it on the desktop.

Step 2: Connect your device via USB cable to your computer but ensure that “mass storage is off“.

Step 3: Now, open “Runme.bat” file from the extracted folder and choose “Mode 3 (Goroh_Kun mode)

Step 4: Just you have to follow the on-screen instructions and you will see the a success message.

Hurray! Your Sony Xperia Z has been rooted successfully and you can install any Super User app. In case, if you want to verify then download this Root Checker application and verify it by yourself only.

Wait! The guide is not over yet, second phase is still remaining. The second phase is also divided into two parts: 1. How to install CWM Recovery on Sony Xperia Z with unlocked bootloader and 2. How to install CWM Recovery on Sony Xperia Z with unlocked bootloader

Second Phase for Unlock Bootloader: Step by Step Guide on:

How to install CWM Recovery on Sony Xperia Z

Step 5: Download CWM recovery 6.0.3.0 for Sony Xperia Z to the computer and extract is on desktop.

Step 6: Switch off your device to enter into “fastboot mode” by pressing and holding “Volume Up” button and immediately connect your phone via USB cable to your computer. And wait until the “LED lights up” with “blue color“. We are not professional, so if you fail in the first attempt then try few more times.

Step 7: Open the “Fastboot & ADB Drivers” folder and copy the “boot.img” (CWM Recovery extracted folder) into it. (Note: Extract “Fastboot.rar” in C: Drive)

Step 8: Open “Command Prompt (Win Key + R > Type cmd > Press Enter)”.

Step 9: In the cmd, type “cd C:fastboot (fastboot folder name)” and then type “fastboot flash boot boot.img

Step 10: Once flashing is completed, restart your device and noe you will have CWM Recovery installed on your device.

Second Phase for lock Bootloader: Step by Step Guide on:

How to install CWM Recovery on Sony Xperia Z

Step 11: Download CWM recovery 6.0.3.0 for Sony Xperia Z to the computer and extract is on desktop.

Step 12: Ensure that a working fastboot is already installed on your device.

Step 13: Open “install.bat” from the extracted folder.

Step 14: Connect your device and wait until it detected by programme.

Step 15: Once detected follow the on-screen instruction to start installation of CWM Recovery.

Step 16: Once the installation is completed, switch off your phone and reboot in CWM Recovery mode.

That’s it, you have successfully install CWM Recovery on Sony Xperia Z. So, it is the complete step by step guide on “How to Root Sony Xperia Z and install CWM Recovery“. If you encounter any problem then put your problem/queries below via comments and we will surely help you! Happy Rooting :D

  • Suraj

    How to enter cwm mode on Sony Xperia Z

  • Ryan O.

    Tried this on my Xperia Z, worked flawlessly. Thanks so much for the guide!

  • ravi

    will this also works for Xperia C

  • REInnocent

    for rooting its not work at all…i using xperia z build 101 4.3 andriod….

    • PraiseDuarte

      4.3 introduced new security measures, unfortunately. Look up “xperia z 4.3 bootloader unlock” to help!

  • Psyko-2.0

    fastboot & adb drivers link is down 🙁

  • 孙 梁证

    in step i can’t , coz i i find not found fastboot.rar
    in your i see you give me download Fastboot & ADB Drivers

    no give me download fastboot.rar