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Sony Xperia Z2 has been rooted

Sony Xperia Z2 has been rooted

On the coat-tails of the Samsung Galaxy S5 being rooted, developer DooMLoRD over at the XDA Developers forum has released a rootkit for the Sony Xperia Z2.  Right now, only windows support is available for the rootkit, but Mac and Linux support is expected to be added shortly. 

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The Sony Xperia Z2 has now been rooted. / © AndroidPIT

As with most methods that require root, you’ll need to make sure you have ADB Tools installed on your PC prior to performing the process.

As well, you’ll need to ensure that both USB debugging and installation from Unknown Sources are both enabled. Furthermore, this method will only work if your Xperia Z2 is running the following versions of firmware 17.1.A.2.55 or 17.1.A.2.69.

From there, the process follows relatively the same process as most root methods:

  1. Download the rootkit from the XDA Developers Forum and extract it to your PC.
  2. Plug in your device to your computer via USB.
  3. Using Command Prompt, head to the location you extracted the rootkit and run the RUNME.bat file.
  4. Read and follow the instructions on screen
  5. Reboot your device after the script has finished running.

Voila, your Xperia Z2 is now rooted!

Once the process has been completed, you'll have SuperSU installed on your device.  / © Xperia Blog

According to DooMLoRD, this method will work regardless of whether you have a locked or unlocked bootloader. Once this process has been completed, both Busybox and SuperSU will be installed on your device.

Have you tried out DooMLoRD’s rooting method for the Xperia Z2? If so, how did it work out for you? 

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