How To Root Your Sony Xperia Z (C660x)

The Sony Xperia Z is only available this time in Japan and France but should be making its way to more territories this week. Despite being accessible to only a limited audience so far a way to root this flagship device of Sony has already been successfully found. This is just another one of the reasons why you should get this model.

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When you root the Sony Xperia Z you can run all sorts of custom ROMs on it or get rid of any bloatware that may be on the device. Just make sure though that you are ready to risk voiding the warranty.

The procedure on how to root your Sony Xperia Z (C660x) is brought to us by DoomLord over at the xda-developers forum. This procedure can easily be done by anyone with basic knowledge on the Android system.


  • Firmware Version: 10.1.A.1.3
  • C6603 or C6602
  • unlocked bootloader
  • fastboot files
  • CF-Auto-Root kernel  Nexus 4

Disclaimer: Rooting your Xperia Z involves risks. While the guide is presented to you as accurate as possible it does not however guarantee that things will work out just fine. We don’t force you to follow any of the guides we publish. Flash and root at your own risk. You cannot hold us, The Droid Guy, liable for anything that might happen to your device and we are not obliged to provide support.


  1. Reboot into the bootloader
  2. Flash the modded CF-Auto-Root Kernel “fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_CF-Auto-Root-ported_FW-350.img”
  3. Reboot from fastboot “fastboot reboot”
  4. The device will  start booting and the indication on screen will say “Device will reboot in 10 seconds”
  5. After CF-Auto-Root reboots device once, disconnect USB cable and do hard power off (3 vibrations) *Hard Power off – press power button and keep VOLUME UP key pressed for 15 seconds
  6. Connect device in fastboot mode and flash stock kernel “fastboot flash boot Z_DooMLoRD_insecure_FW-350.img”
  7. Reboot device and the device will start booting into OS “fastboot reboot”
  8. Download Busybox Installer from Market and install it at /system/xbin/
  9. You now have successfully rooted your sony Xperia Z

via forums.xda-developers