How-To: Root An Xperia Z1 Running Latest 14.3.A.0.681 Firmware

Root An Xperia Z1

Sony has updated their Xperia Z1 to run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.  The update provides the device with a lot of enhancements and nice features, but updating your device means that it is no longer rooted.

If you’re looking to root your device after it’s been updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware, we have the guide for you.

Here are some reasons why you might want to root your device:

Rooting your phone

  • You get access to all data which would otherwise be locked by manufacturers.
  • Removal of factory restrictions and the ability to make changes to the internal system and the operating system.
  • The privilege to install applications to enhance device performance, remove built-in apps and programs, upgrade battery life, and install apps which need root access.

Prepare your phone:

  1. These instructions are only for the Z1 C6903/C6902/C6906/C6943 running latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 firmware.
  • Check the firmware version by going to Settings -> About device.
  1. Make sure the battery has at least over 60 percent charge so it doesn’t run out of power before flashing ends.
  2. Back everything up.
  • Back up you sms messages, call logs, contacts
  • Back up important media content by copying to a PC
  1. Use a custom recovery, such as CWM or TWRP, to back up your current system

Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device. Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers. Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility. In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.

Root Xperia Z1 Running Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat 14.3.A.0.681 Firmware:

  1. Download file. here
  2. Place the downloaded file on your phone’s external sd card.
  3. Boot you phone into CWM recovery. Turn off device and then turn it back on. When you Pink LED, press Volume Up Key rapidly.
  4. You will see the CWM recovery interface.
  5. In CWM, select “Install Zip > Choose Zip from SDcard > Select > Yes”.
  6. file should flash.
  7. Once flashing is complete, reboot the device.
  8. Find SuperSu in your app drawer.


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