How to root Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

How to root Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 users who got stuck waiting for a root method after updating to Android 5.0.2 can finally rejoice, for the metaphorical Mike Rowe that will get this dirty job done has showed up on set ready to hustle!

In the following little tutorial, we'll give you the instructions to turn your Xperia flagship from non-rooted samaritan to a rooted samurai who can bravely wander the wild forest of custom ROMs, battery and optimization tweaks, root apps, and ad blockers.

If your Sony Xperia Z2 or Z3 runs Android 5.0.2 has a build number 23.1.A.28, you are officially cleared for root procedure. Get started below:

Well, if everything went as planned, by now you should be enjoying your successfully rooted Sony Xperia Z2 or Z3 on Android Lollipop 5.0.2. Have fun!

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)



1. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Well, the thumbnail is ONE way to get people to read this,...

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Only reason I'm here.

12. Wicked0N3

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

I second that!

10. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Cunning PA.

13. waddup121 unregistered

PA clickbait...I fell in!

2. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I don't own the z2 or the z3, I'm just here to say that these click baiting thumbnails are really annoying and unprofessional.

3. Zackd44

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

There is something to read here?

11. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Nope, only something to see :P

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Sorry, I gotta say it...PornArena strikes again. Very unprofessional, how embarassing.

6. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Does this leave the DRM keys intact?

7. zyxxyz

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

On google chrome. Right click and then "search for this image on google". Good luck. Huehuehue

8. LeonCorona

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

I came here to see people complain about the thumbnail, because sometimes people are just that predictable. Now for something relevant: this method does not specify to require an unlocked bootloader, which is the process that deletes the DRM keys. So it is probable that doing this will not, in any way, delete or harm your DRM keys; the risk is still yours, of course.

9. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

hahaha, I also came here for that very reason!

14. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

We actually changed the thumbnail because... it represented a wrong device. And people keep saying we don't have standards. Boggles the mind!

15. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I never use any phone without root

16. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Pathetic. Why can't these expensive android phones get the latest OS and why does it take so long to get updates?

17. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Does rooting still screw up the camera?

18. eduardogallegos0445

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

Come on! Where is the asian girl! Don't fool us!!!

19. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

They changed the Thumbnail already LOL

20. RajRicardo

Posts: 496; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Its not working :(

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