How To: Root And Install CWM/TWRP Recovery On Sony’s Xperia Z Running 10.7.A.0.228 Firmware

Root And Install CWM/TWRP Recovery On Sony’s Xperia Z

Sony has released a new update for their Xperia Z based on build number 10.7.A.0.228.  This update is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and has some bug fixes.

If you have installed this update, or are planning to install this update, you will find that you will lose root access.  In this post, we are going to show you how you can gain or regain root access after installing this update.  We are also going to show you how to install CWM/TWRP recovery.

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.


Install CWM/TWRP Recovery and Root Xperia Z 10.7.A.0.228 Firmware

  1. Downgrade to .283 Firmware and Root It

Note: If you previously had a custom recovery installed on your phone, you can skip the downgrading and just flash the pre-rooted .228 firmware directly onto your phone.

  1. If you had previously updated your phone to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop you will need to downgrade it to KitKat OS and root it before we continue.
  2. Install .283 firmware.
  3. Root the device.
  4. Enable USB debugging.
  5. Install XZ Dual Recovery.
  6. Download the latest installer for XZ Dual Recovery for the Xperia Z (
  7. Use an OEM data cable to connect your phone to a PC.
  8. Run install.bat.
  9. Custom recovery will be installed.
  10. Make A Pre-Rooted Flashable Firmware For 10.7.A.0.228 FTF
  11. Use Xperifirm to download the latest 10.7.A.0.228 FTF file.
  12. Create a pre-rooted flashable firmware or download ready-made pre-rooted firmware for your specific device from this link: C6603 Pre-Rooted 10.7.A.0.228 Firmware Download
  13. Copy the pre-rooted firmware file to either the external or internal storage of your device.
  14. Root and Install Recovery on An Xperia Z Running C6603/C6602 5.1.1 10.7.A.0.228 Lollipop Firmware
  15. Turn off your phone.
  16. Turn it back on.
  17. Press the volume up or down buttons to enter recovery.
    • If you are in TWRP recovery, tap install and then select the pre-rooted firmware file. When you have selected the file, swipe your finger left to right on the bottom to flash the file.  Reboot the device.
    • If you are in CWM recovery, select install zip. Choose the pre-rooted firmware file.  Select yes and the file will flash
  18. Verify that you have root access with Root Checker.

Have you rooted and installed recovery on your Xperia Z?

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