Sony announced the company’s current flagship, Xperia Z2 back in February, earlier this year. The phone quickly managed to get a lot of positive reviews. Although the phone was quite similar to the predecessor in terms of design and some technicalities as well. It was a completely improved version of Xperia Z1. The camera was now capable of recording videos at 4k resolution, as well as shooting slow motion videos known as Time Shift. There was an upgraded processor (Snapdragon 801) more RAM (3 gigs instead of 2 gigs) and more battery (3,200 mAh instead of 3,000 mAh) and a better built quality as well as protection against dust and water.
The phone was released with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat on board, ever since then, Sony’s consistently provided stability updates, and after each update the root was wasted. Sony recently released another update that patched the last rooting method and made it impossible to root. Thankfully in the Android world, nothing is actually impossible. Thanks to the folks over at the XDA, the way to root the latest Xperia Z2 firmware is finally here. The best thing about this method? You can root the phone regardless of the state of your boot loader and it hardly takes 5 minutes to complete the rooting process. All you need is some basic Android knowledge and you are good to go.
The process uses a Root kit which can also use other Xperia phones such as the Xperia Z1 and Xperia SP.
Root Sony Xperia Z2.
Step 1: First of all, you will need to set up ADB path, if you don’t know how to set up the ADB path. You can go to this link and download the installer and everything will be done on its own.
Step 2: Once everything is done, go to the settings in your phone and enable USB debugging. To do so, you will need to find the developer options which aren’t enabled by default. You can enable them by going to your Settings > About Phone and tapping the build number 7 times or so, then go back to the settings and you’ll find the developer options there.
Step 3: Once the USB debugging option is enabled, download the rootkitXperia and extract it somewhere.
Step 4: Once extracted, run it using the Install.bat.
Step 5: After you’ve run the root kit, connect your Xperia Z2 using the USB cable and follow the on screen instructions. Do know that while the process is underway, do not touch your device or use it. Your phone will restart once or so.
Step 6: After the phone reboots again, you will see a message on tool kit saying ‘all finished’ you can now unplug it from the cable.
To verify if the rooting process has been successful, simply go to the app drawer and look for the Super User app or download the root checker app from Play Store.
Note: This method only roots your device but doesn’t install any custom recovery on it. It is also meant to be used with the latest firmware which has the number ’17.1.2.A.0.314′ if you want to root an older firmware, it is suggested to use some other method or update to this firmware by flashing FTF or simply update using the Sony PC Companion. In case anything goes wrong with your phone during the rooting process, no one but you will be held responsible.