Android is the most popular operating system for mobile devices and what makes it so fascinating is its open source nature that allows modification of system files and enhances the performance of the device through root apps, custom kernels, mods and ROMs. Nowadays rooting procedure is available for most of the devices and if you owe Z2 and were waiting for a chance to root it then wait no longer as the Root tool is now available for your device.
The Sony Xperia Z2 is undoubtedly one of the best android devices available in the market. But no matter how good a device is there are people who root it, as this is the best way to use a device on its full capacity. Rooting brings a lot to a device and allows the users to do many things which are impossible without root access. It allows the user to flash custom ROMs on their device, play root access requiring apps and many more.
Once rooted, you can make use of the apps which need rooting access and also the custom ROMs which are based on the different Android OS. After checking out the list of quick pre requisites below, you can proceed to the detailed procedure which will help you root the Sony Xperia Z2. The rooting procedure is with the help of Doom Lord’s root kit. It has been successfully tested on Xperia Z2 with firmware version 17.1.A.2.55/.6917.1.A.2.55/.69 and is expected to work on other firmwares too. The procedure is given below.
Step 1: You should fully backup your Android device before rooting it. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can take help from our article on Tutorial for creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should Backup all apps on your device, unrooted users can follow this method procedure to backup apps. If you have already rooted your device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: You should enable USB debugging on your device, to activate USB Debug go to “Settings>Developer options” and check the USB debug option box. Problem enabling USB Debugging you can follow article on How to enable USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: There should be 50% or more amount of battery juice on your device. To know how much charge your device is having you can use our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: You should disable security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as they may interrupt the procedure.
Step 6: Turn off Fast boot on your device by going to Settings then Battery Manager and un-checking “Fast boot”.
How to root Sony Xperia Z2
Step1 – To begin with the rooting procedure download the latest version of the Community Root Kit i.e. Z2-Community_RootKit.zip
Step 2 – Now connect the USB cable to your phone first and then hook it up to computer for the exchange of data.
Step 3 – Extract the zip to get some files and folders then open the extracted folder
Step 4 – Find the RUNME.bat and double-click the file to run it.
Step 5 – Now you’ll see a cmd window on your computer.
Step 6 – Read and follow the on-screen instructions carefully.
Step 7 – When the root script is finished, reboot your phone and it’s done.
This is all what one has to do to root his Xperia Z2. The Community Root Kit has successfully rooted your Xperia Z2, installed Busy Box and SU files on it. So if you wish to verify proper root privilege on your phone, install the Root Checker app from the play Store and run it.