Xperia Z Android 5.0.2 C6602/C6603 Running 10.6.A.0.454 5.0.2 LP
Sony has begun updating their Xperia Z to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with build number 10.6.A.0.454. This update is available for both the Xperia Z C6602 and C6603.
If you’ve updated your Xperia Z, you will find that you have now lost root access if you had it. In this post, we’re going to guide you through gaining root access on a Xperia Z C6602 and C6603. The method that we will be using will also install CWM and TWRP custom recovery. Follow along with your guide below.
Prepare your phone:
- First, make sure you have a Xperia Z C6602 or C6603. Check your model number by going to Settings > About device
- Charge phone so it has around 60 percent battery life to prevent it from running out of power before process completes.
- Back up the following:
- Call logs
- SMS messages
- Media – copy files manually to a PC/laptop
- Enable phone’s USB debugging mode. Go to Settings>Developer Options>USB debugging. If Developer Options is not available, you need to access it. To do so, go to About Device and look for your Build Number. Tap the build number seven times then go back to Settings. Developer options should now be activated.
- Install and setup Sony Flashtool. Open Flashtool>Drivers>Flashtool-drivers.exe. Install the following drivers:
- Xperia Z
If you don’t see Flashtool drivers in Flashmode, skip this step and instead, install Sony PC Companion
- Have an original OEM data cable to make the connection between the phone and a PC or laptop.
- Unlock your phone’s bootloader
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.
Rooting Xperia Z C6602, C6603 10.6.A.0.454 Firmware
- Downgrade to .283 firmware and root
- If have updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, downgrade first to KitKat OS and Root it.
- Install XZ Dual Recovery
- Download the latest installer from here. (Z-lockeddualrecovery2.8.10-RELEASE.installer.zip)
- Connect phone to PC with OEM date cable and run install.bat.
- Custom recovery will be installed.
- Make Pre-Rooted Flashable Firmware For .454 FTF
- Download and install PRF Creator
- Download SuperSU zip and place it anywhere on your PC.
- Download .454 FTF and Place it anywhere on your PC. NOTE: Make sure the file downloaded is for your phone model.
- Download ZL-lockeddualrecovery2.8.10-RELEASE.flashable.zip
- Run PRFC and add the other three files in it.
- Click Create.
- When Flashable ROM is created, you will see a successful message.
- Leave all other options as is and copy pre-rooted firmware to phone’s internal storage.
Note: You also have the option to download created firmware for your phone model in the links below
- Root and Install Recovery on Z C6603, C6602 5.0.2 Lollipop Firmware
- Turn off phone.
- Turn it back on and press volume up or down repeatedly to go to custom recovery.
- Click install and find folder where you placed the flashable zip.
- Tap on flashable zip to install.
- Reboot phone.
- If the phone is connected to PC, disconnect it now.
- Return to the .454 ftf and copy it to /flashtool/firmwares
- Open flashtool and click on lightning icon found on the top left.
- Click on flashmode.
- Select.454 firmware.
- In the right bar, you will find the exclude options. Choose to exclude System only and leave the other options as it is.
- Turn off your phone.
- Keeping the volume down button pressed, connect phone to PC via USB cable.
- The phone will enter flashmode and Flashtool will automatically detect it and begin flashing. When flashing is done, the phone will reboot.
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