How-To: Root The Xperia Z C6602/C6603 Running On Latest 10.4.1.B.0.101 Firmware

Root The Xperia Z

Currently, Sony’s Xperia Z runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware. This firmware update includes some performance enhancements as well as bug fixes.

If you’ve updated your Xperia Z, you’re probably looking for a way to root it now.  In this guide, we’re going to show you how, but before we begin, let’s look at some of the reasons why you might want to root your device.

  1. You will get complete access over data which would otherwise be locked by manufacturers.
  2. You can remove factory restrictions.
  3. You can make changes to internal systems as well as the operating system.
  4. You can install different applications to enhance your devices performance.
  5. You can remove built-in apps and programs.
  6. You can upgrade the device’s battery life.
  7. You can install apps which need root access.

Prepare your phone:

  1. This guide is only for Sony Xperia Z C6602 / C6603. Don’t try this with any other model
    • Check device model by going to Settings -> About device.
  2. The root instruction contained in this guide are only XperiaZ C6602 / C6603 running latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean 10.4.1.B.0.101 firmware. 
    • Check firmware version by going to Settings -> About device..
  3. The battery should have at least over 60 percent charge so power doesn’t run out before flashing ends
  4. You’ve backed everything up.
  • Back up you sms messages, call logs, contacts
  • Back up important media content by copying to a PC
  1. If you device is rooted, use Titanium Backup for your apps and data.
  2. If you have a custom recovery installed, such as CWM or TWRP, use it 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 Z Running Latest Android 4.3 10.4.1.B.0.101 Firmware:


  1. Install a CWM recovery first.
  2. Download azip file. SuperSu
  3. Place the downloadedzip file on the phone’s SDcard.
  4. Boot phone into CWM recovery by following these steps
      •  Turn off the device
      • Turn the device back on.
      • When you see the Pink LED, press the Volume Up Key rapidly.
  1. You should see the CWM recovery interface shortly.
  2. In CWM,select “Install Zip > Choose Zip from SDcard > Select zip > Yes”.
  3. zipfile will now flash. When flashing is completed, reboot device.
  4. Go to app drawer and find SuperSu. You may also try installing Root Checker app from the Play Store to check you’ve rooted the device successfully.


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