Since now, rooting your Sony Xperia Z2 was quite complicated as you had to apply complex and somehow risky procedures. Also, almost all the root operations are being compatible only with unlocked bootloaders, so you could only root your Xperia Z2 after unlocking its bootloader first. Well, now you can make things easier as a one-click root solution has been made available for your device and the best is that the new method is working perfectly on locked bootloaders too. So, if you want to learn more about this new procedure, don’t hesitate and read the guidelines from below.
DooMLoRD developer came up with his Community RootKit that brings root access to the Sony Xperia Z2 with locked or unlocked bootloader, so all the credits should go to him and to those of xda-developers. Now, thanks to DooMLoRD now you can root your Xperia Z2 without unlocking the bootloader, all being also possible through a one-click root method that can be easily completed even by a newbie who is on his first root experience. Therefore, this step by step guide can be applied with ease and without dealing with complex, risky or third party apps that might brick your Android device.
The best is that this one-click root solution works on any firmware, though currently it has been tested only on Sony Xperia Z2 that was powered by firmware version number 17.1.A.2.55/.6917.1.A.2.55/.69.
Now, gaining root access represents a highly appreciated operation among Android users, as this is the first step to make when thinking in tweaking your Android device. So, on a rooted phone you can perform various tasks such as updating with a custom ROM, installing a custom recovery image, flashing a custom kernel, making a Nandroid backup and lot more. Basically, after completing this procedure you will be able to bump the speeds, improve the battery life, customize the looks and optimize the performances of your Sony Xperia Z2.
Gaining root access implies in removing the default and carrier restrictions so you will have access to the internal system of your handset. Because of that, you will be able to remove in built programs, bloatware, add new features and programs and ply with the performances of your device. Of course, as you can already tell, gaining root access is an unofficial operation that has nothing to do with Sony, so after completing the same you will lose the Xperia Z2 warranty. If you’re not feeling comfortable about this aspect maybe the best will be to stop here.
Also, it is important to backup the data that is stored on the internal storage memory of your Xperia Z2, or else you might lose everything that’s important for you. In some cases, during the root operation, the data might get corrupted or erased, so in order to avoid unpleasant situations from happening, you should backup your text messages, call logs, market apps, internet settings, contacts, videos, audio files, photos and your personal data, info and accounts – in that matter use compatible and free distributed backup and restore apps from Google Play.
Other pre requisites are referring to the following tasks: you need to enable USB debugging option on your Xperia Z2 from path “menu – settings – developer options” (if not you might not be able to properly connect your device with the computer); so a computer will be required along with the USB cord on your smartphone; on your computer you are using you should first disable the antivirus and antimalware protection – in some cases the security protection might interfere with the root process; check the battery status of your phone because if there is less than 50% power left, you need to charge your handset before doing anything else.
This one-click root procedure is compatible only with the Sony Xperia Z2. Don’t forget that the guide can be completed with both locked and unlocked bootloader and on any Android firmware. Of course, apply the steps from below only if you own the mentioned device, or else you can end up in soft bricking your Android powered smartphone or tablet.
How to Root Xperia Z2 with Locked Bootloader using One-Click Root Solution
- On your computer Sony USB drivers must be installed.
- Now, download the latest version of the root file from this page.
- Unzip the downloaded package – preferable on desktop.
- Connect your Sony Xperia Z2 with your computer – use the USB cord in order to establish the connection.
- From desktop go to the root folder.
- From there just run the runme.bat executable file.
- Follow the on screen prompts and that’s it.
- In the end, unplug the USB cable and reboot your device.
If in the end, you have problems, like your phone gets stuck in a boot loop, you should enter recovery mode on your Sony Xperia Z2; from there select “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition”; in the end from main menu of recovery pick “reboot system now”. Good, now everything should be running as expected.
Congratulations, you now know how to easily and safely root your Sony Xperia Z2 by using a one-click root solution. So, now you can look forward in updating your device with a custom ROM firmware (like CM11, AOKP or ParanoidAndroid) or in performing other custom operations for improving the performances of your handset. Anyway, don’t forget about us and use the comments field from below for sharing your experience and your thoughts with us and with other users who are considering in using this step by step guide.