Root Sony Xperia Z1 Android 4.2 – Easiest 100% Working Guide

Recently Sony Mobil launched the new Sony Xperia Z1. The phone is powered with quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 processor, 20.7 megapixel camera, 16GB internal storage with microSD Card with 5inch 1080×1920 441ppi multi-touch Reality display. If you recently bought the Xperia Z1 and enjoying all its features and looking for the way to root your device. Today, here we will show you how to Root Sony Xperia Z1 on Android 4.2 Jelly bean official firmware. The method is simple and take only 10 minutes to complete the root process. Once the device is rooted you will enjoy lots of tweak, rooted application, custom rom and other system tweaks on your phone. (Check out our why to root android mobile phone here for more information).

In the below tutorial we will show how to use the VRoot rooting tool to obtain the roots access on Z1. Thanks to the XDA member krabappel2548, who released this new rooting tool to all Xperia Z1 users. Remember this procedure will wipe the /data partition of your phone, so you will loose all your stored data, settings. So before following the below mention rooting tutorial do take the backup of your mobile. so after that you will restore all your data on your mobile. Rooting can void your phone’s or tablets warranty in many cases and read all the instruction very carefully and follow all the step one by one to complete the process successfully or otherwise you will brick your phone. Once you are ready, process to the next section and start following the rooting method.

Root Sony Xperia Z1


Pre-requisites and Requirements

a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So, in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update or rooting process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.

b) Once the backup files are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.

c) Make sure that your Sony Xperia Z1 battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.

d) Download the Latest Sony Xperia Z1 USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the root process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to root Xperia Z1. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.

How to Root Sony Xperia Z1

Step 1. Download the Xperia Z1 VRoot Rooting application here and save the file on your desktop.

Step 2. Now install the application on your windows desktop, once the installation process is finished on your desktop. Connect your phone to the computer with USB cable.

Step 3. Run the rooted application on your desktop and wait for some time to detect your phone. Once the phone is detected by the application you will see the device name on the screen of the application.

Step 4. From the application screen, click on the green Root baton to start the rooting process.

Step 5. Now wait for some time to complete the process. Once the the process will finished you will see the blue Root button on top left corner of app screen, this means you are rooted.

Step 6. Now your Sony Xperia Z1 will reboot automatically. Please wait for some time, the first boot will take time.

Now your Sony Xperia Z1 is rooted on Android 4.2 Jelly bean. to verify the root access on your device, download Root Checker app from Google play Store.

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Arun is Android Fan and passionate about Mobile apps. He is currently using the Galaxy S 4 & Nexus 4 . For more info you can follow him on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

  • Jay Patel

    after rooting camera not working???

  • Michael Gelder

    When I try I just get a full restore message? No matter what I do it then fails. My phone doesn’t even reboot. What am I doing wrong?

  • troy

    How do I root samsung!? Desparete to root it