Root Sony Xperia Z C6602 running on 10.3.1.A.2.67 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Firmware

If your Sony Xperia Z C6602 has its bootloader locked or unlocked, it won’t matter in case you want to root it. What matters for the success of the procedure is to have this phone running on 10.3.1.A.2.67 Android 4.2.2 official firmware.

For the purpose of rooting your phone, we provide you a couple of requirements as well as the steps with which you will get what you want for your device.

Requirements

First stop is made of the following pre-requisites:

  • make backups via these instructions;
  • turn on USB Debugging (which should be done like this: enter “Menu“, click on “Settings“, tap “Applications“, go to “Development” and choose it, then opt for the USB Debugging;
  • search for USB drivers that are for your handset, then flash them on your notebook;
  • charge the battery of your smartphone.

Before we start telling you how to root your Sony Xperia Z C6602, one thing to keep in mind is this: the warranty of the device will be a goner once you finish the guide. The solution which works towards the return of the warranty is the following: unroot your handset.Sony-Xperia-Z

Instructions

On to more pressing matters next. We mentioned the rooting steps which work for your phone. Here they come.

  1. Download the Xperia Z rooting toolkit on your laptop. Unzip this package after you are done with its downloading on your laptop, then download a second package on your PC: Sony Flashtool.
  2. Download, then, the phone’s appropriate kernel and then Xperia Z C660X 10.3.1.A.2.67 kernel.
  3. You should next double-click on flashtool.exe file; this is how you flash this file on the laptop. Your comp’s C Drive will then get a folder called flashtool where you should see the exact name of the flashtool exacutable, which is: Flashtool-0.9.11.0-windows.exe).
  4. The flashtool must be open on your notebook; to achieve this, you need to double-click on the icon which represents the file. To get Flashtool drivers on the laptop, you have to go here: C:/Flashtool/drivers. When you are in that specific directory, you have to opt for it; then check the box which has the name of your device, then check the option called Flashmode Drivers.
  5. Now plug your phone to your notebook. The flashtool folder should have the KernelOnly_10.3.A.0.423 .ftf and the KernelOnly_10.3.1.A.2.67 .ftf in it, so move both of them there.
  6. This is what should be done next: click on a lighting icon. Now click “flashmode”; tap “OK” after that. When you see a new window pop up, you will have to check these boxes on the right sidebar: Appslog, Cache and Data.
  7. Now that your phone is wiped, you should go to the source folder and opt for the KernelOnly_10. 3.A.0.423 file, then begin the flashing of this file by tapping “Start“. A set of guidelines will appear; follow them by disconnecting the handset from your notebook, switch the handset off, then boot it into Flash Mode.
  8. The previous operation should go like this: press + hold Volume Down while you plug the handset to your notebook. When the installation is done, you will see this message:
    Flashing finished
    So restart the Xperia Z C6602 and then plug it again to your laptop.
  9. On the notebook, be sure to close the flashtool file, then double-click runme_file (the one which came with the downloaded rooting package from before). The phone is rooted with the necessary tool. The presence of the rooting firmware will be verified by Root Checker, an app that is offered by Google Play.
Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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