Samantha · Jan 22, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Gets Root and CWM Recovery Before Official Launch

Unveiled to the world only a bit more than a week ago, one doesn’t know whether to be surprised or not to find out that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has already been rooted and can run CWM recovery. This was achieved by none other than XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, who has contributed much to the Xperia development community in the past.

The process does require an unlocked bootloader, and the unlocking process is the same as the one for the Xperia Z1. And unlike what initially happened to the Xperia Z1, unlocking the bootloader on the Z1 Compact will not break the camera. Once the bootloader has been unlocked, you must flash the custom kernel provided via fastboot, and once this is done, CWM recovery can be entered by pressing down the volume up button during start up. Rooting the device is even more simple, requiring one to only to download and flash the latest superSU update.zip through custom recovery and rebooting the device.

Kudos must also be given to XDA Recognized Developer Koush, CyanogenMod and Free Xperia Team, and XDA Forum Member swedan, as this would not have been possible without their help.

To find out more, visit the original thread for more details.


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