The celebrity of the smartphone town Sony Xperia Z has arrived and no doubt it is a head turner. Xperia Z is powered by Qualcomm Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. Adreno 320 does the graphics job and 13.1 Megapixel camera will capture some amazing shots for you. Sony has come up with an amazing beauty which is so eye catchy; with its glass covered front and back panels this thing will give a tough time to Apple’s iPhone 5 in terms of design and build quality. Above all this thing is dust and water resistant!! Yes you heard that right, it is IP57-certified and can work even after putting it in the water for more than 5 minutes!!
Folks over XDA developers have been working very hard to get root access to this beauty and it seems that they have now successfully managed to root the device and the interesting thing is that the exploit works even if your device’s bootloader is locked.
The developer who has successfully rooted the device has provided a 1-click rooting kit and the exploit is mainly designed for Japanese DoCoMo version of Sony Xperia Z smartphones. However others users have successfully rooted their device using this simple method.
The rooting method is posted by goroh_kun in Japanese on a blog. I have tried to translate it for you guys but before you start, you must know that this process involves some risk and would void your warrant so proceed at your own risk.
Sony XEPRIA Z SO-02E DoCoMo version
“USB debugging” is enabled
“Unknown sources” is checked in the security settings
1. Download the rooting kit and extract it
2. Execute runme.bat from the extracted location
3. As soon as the device is detected, an app will start on the phone; press “Restore the data.”
4. When restoring is complete, press any key to continue
5. Dial *#*#7378423#*#* and press “Service tests.”
6. Now select “Display” from the settings menu, the screen will turn white
7. Toolkit will start working on the command prompt
8. Restart your phone while the tool kit will finish its work, press any key to exit.
9. The phone will restart and you will see Superuser installed on your phone.
10. Your Xperia Z is now rooted!!!
Some users are reporting that the NFC feature stops working, for that you need to remove the directory named /data/usf.