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Sony Xperia Z2 gets root and custom recovery ahead of launch

Sony Xperia Z2 gets root and custom recovery ahead of launch

The Sony Xperia Z2 is yet to start shipping, and is even facing obstacles that could delay its launch in some markets, but that hasn’t deterred the developer community from getting down to business and rooting the handset. Popular Sony hacker DooMLoRD has managed to root the Xperia Z2 and also get ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery working on it, and has posted the necessary instructions.

As usual, rooting and installing CWM recovery will require unlocking the bootloader on the device, after which it’s a pretty straightforward process that involves flashing the recovery image and then installing Chainfire’s SuperSU package for obtaining root access. Firmware version 17.1.A.2.36 is supported, and you can find the necessary files and instructions at the source link below. As always, the standard warnings apply – make sure to be careful and take the necessary backups before attempting anything, lest you end up with an expensive paperweight with an unusable 20-megapixel camera.

Source: XDA