Sony Xperia Z gets a case of the Android fever: rooted before the actual rollout

Sony Xperia Z gets a case of the Android fever: rooted before the actual rollout
In a typical case of Android fever, the Sony Xperia Z has gotten rooted before it had even been released on the global scene. Ironically, DoomLord of XDA-Devs fame used the CF-Auto-Root toolkit from the Nexus 4 rooting odyssey, as before that even using insecure kernel presented numerous issues.

With a slight modification of the Nexus 4 root tool, the Xperia Z is now free for modding and hacking as much as your heart desires, and it is suggested that Sony's device is generally pretty easy to work with in that respect. 

Moreover, Sony is not only reluctant to pose much restrictions on its Android handsets, but it is actually encouraging developers to hack and mod, providing devs advices from the shop. Hit the link below for the root procedure, and make note for the time when you get a Z.

source: XDA-Devs via GSMArena

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. thelegend6657 unregistered

One day Sony is going to overtake Samsung just like how Samsung overtake HTC . Being friendly with homebrew android devs !

2. hameed1989

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

great work.....! really waiting to get my hands on Xperia Z thegadgetcode

3. josephnero

Posts: 789; Member since: Nov 16, 2011 need to wait for rooting method after i buy it

4. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

sony is pretty much hack-friendly after what happened with the PS3 hacking... matter in fact, sony won the OEM of the year 2012 at xda-developers. kudos sony, keep up the good job, we love you :D.

5. ronjr123

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Sony has to make a big splash in the US market to be considered relevant. I really like to design, seems modern. But until they make a huge commitment here it will never overtake Samsung. Of course the hacker friendly mentality would have to go away here in the states.

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