How to Root the Sony Xperia Z1 (C6902 & C6903)

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This is my video tutorial on how to root the Sony Xperia Z1.

This method does not unlock your bootloader.

This is applicable to both the C6902(Non-LTE) & C6903(LTE) variants of the Z1.

To Downgrade the firmware –

To Backup TA & Unlock Bootloader –
Download Links

Link 1: Flashtool Drivers

Link 2: vRoot
(Just click what seems like a download Icon or open from chrome and allow translate to do its thing)
To buy from the Amazon International Store

Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) –
Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) Accessories –

To buy from the Amazon India Store

Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) –
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40 Comments on How to Root the Sony Xperia Z1 (C6902 & C6903)

  1. Hi mate , i got xperia z1 c6903 5.1.1 can install marshmallow on it. after updating to this version my sony wont charge 100 percent and after charging the sony logo is coming in loop until i reset the phone using volume up and power. pls advice.

  2. Hey ashwin can you please let me know how do I root my xperia z1 running lollipop 5.1.1 my model no. Is c6902 when i was in kitkat variant I did rooted my phone using kingroot app but now after upgrading to 5.1.1 my root access is gone and I am not able to root it again from king root app… Can u plz make a video on rooting z1 running lollipop 5.1.1 and I would really appreciate that.
    Thanks in advance……!!!

  3. J'ai le sony Xperia Z1 ( C6903 ) Et ça n'a pas fonctionné.

    En même temps, j'ai pas très bien compris la vidéo, un moment donné, il montre une étape sur son PC ( 1:49 ) Mais vu que je suis sous Windows 7, je ne sais pas comment faire. 

    Enfin, c'est dommage.

  4. Iv installed all the drivers correctly how you have explained,and I'm C6903 on 4.2.2 I get all the way through my phone boots back up but on the laptop is a cross in a circle, I check the root checker and it says it's not rooted :/…really wanting this done and I can tell by other comments yours works fine, do you think my phones blocked from.being rooted or I'm doing something wrong? Hope you asap!! X

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