Sony Xperia Z2 is the latest device from the Sony mobiles. The device is powered with some awesome specs and features. If you bought the new device and want to install CWM recovery with root access. Now you can do this easily, all credit goes to the XDA member DooMLoRD whoc comes with the rooting guide. Rooting the Z2 is actually quite simple. You first need to unlock your bootloader. After that follow the below mention guide to Root Sony Xperia Z2 and Install CWM Recovery.
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CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Sony Xperia Z2 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL SONY XPERIA Z2 DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
CWM RECOVERY FOR SONY XPERIA Z2
Step 1. First Unlock the bootloader of Xperia Z2. Read the guide here.
Step 2. Download the CWN Recovery One Click Installer here and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 3. After extracting the folder on your desktop, you will see lots of file in the folder. Connect your phone to the PC with the USB cable and Run the ’1-click-CWM-recovery-installer.bat’ file and follow the simple on-screen instructions like ‘Press any key to continue..’ to install CWM recovery on your Z2.
Step 4. Once the CWM is installed on the phone, you can disconnect it from your PC.
That’s it. Now Your S5 smartphone is running with the CWM Recovery.
GUIDE:- ROOT SONY XPERIA Z2
Step 1. Once he CWM recovery is isntalled on the phone. Download the latest SuperSU update.zip from: http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu and transfer it to a separate folder on your phone’s internal / external SD Card.
Step 2. Boot your Z2 in recovery mode. To do this Switch off your phone and Switch it ON again when you see the Sony logo and the LED light turns pink/amber/orange keep tapping/pressing VOLUME UP key
Step 3. Once your device in recovery mode, flash the supersu update.zip file that you downloaded and moved on your phone on Step 1. (Select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.xx.zip)
Step 4. Reboot you device form the recovery main menu .
Now you have the rooted Z2 with CWM recovery.