Here is the Good news for Sony Xperia Z2 owners, now they can easily root the device without unlocking the bootloader. Thanks to XDA member DooMLoRD for releasing the one click root tool which work with Xperia Z2 build numbers 17.1.A.2.55 and 17.1.A.2.69. Not only this the root exploit will also allow users to take a backup of their TA partition, after which they can use Sony’s official bootloader unlock tool without any issues. The process is very simple that any one can use this root tool without any problem, all you have to download the rooting tool on your windows desktop and follow the onscreen instruction one by one.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
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.
BACKUP ANDROID APPS, SMS, CONTACTS, CALL LOGS, & BOOKMARKS
BACKUP ANDROID DEVICE WITH THESE FREE APPS
BACKUP AND RESTORE WHATSAPP MESSAGES
2. INSTALL SONY XPERIA 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.
HOW TO ROOT XPERIA Z2
Step 1. Make sure that your device is running on 17.1.A.2.55 or 17.1.A.2.69 firmware.
Step 2. Download the ‘Xperia Z2 Rooting Toolkit’ from here. Extract the ZIP file using Winzip/Winrar on your desktop.
Step 3. Now switch off your Xperia Z2 and connect to the PC with USB cable.
Step 4. Now open the doanload folder on your desktop and click the ‘runme.bat’ file from the extracted files from step 2.
Step 5. Now you will see the following screen appear talking about “Installing exploit app“. You don’t need to do anything at this stage, just let the program run and follow all the onscreen instructions.
Step 6. Let the script run and at the end if you will see the message “Removing exploit app” on the command prompt window which will then disappear. That means your device is successfully rooted.
Disconnect the USB cable from your Xperia Z2 and reboot the handset once the script window disappears. Now you hvae the rooted Xperia Z2.