Will Verduzco · Apr 2, 2014 at 03:00 pm

Sony Xperia Z2 Rooted!

When the  was announced at MWC this year, many were quick to label it the ideal Android device. Although the Z2 primarily delivers incremental specsheet updates over the Z1, it also fixes its predecessor’s main fault by delivering a substantially better display. As such, it’s no surprise that the Z2 will find itself in many pants pockets in 2014.

So now that you’ve gotten yourself a Z2 or are eagerly awaiting your device to arrive in the mail, what”s the next natural step to take? Rooting it, of course! And thanks to XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, that’s now possible.

Rooting the Z2 is actually quite simple. You first need to unlock your bootloader. After that, you flash DooMLoRD’s kernel and reboot. And just like that, you can now enjoy the awesome world of root.

Now before you go do this on your own device, there is one major caveat to keep in mind. There is currently no way to backup the TA partition on the Z2. And just as we’ve seen on other Sony devices, unlocking the bootloader will irreversibly delete the DRM keys housed within. However, the camera does still work after unlocking the bootloader.

If you understand the ramifications of losing your TA partition DRM keys and want to root your device, head over to the original thread to get started.

[Many thanks to jasonwsc for the tip!]
_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
Mathew Brack · Jul 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm · 2 comments

The Atlas of XDA

A few weeks ago, we asked you "How Does Your Location Affect Your Life As A Power User?". In the days that followed, members from all over the world shared their stories and experiences of life across the globe. Allow me to introduce the true story of what it means to be a power user on this pale blue dot.   Index Africa & Oceania: Australia, Indonesia, Libya, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Americas: Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Martinique, United...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jul 3, 2015 at 11:10 am · 3 comments

New Snapdragons: Some Context & Contrast

It hasn’t been a good year for Qualcomm so far. Every device featuring the Snapdragon 810 has had a less-than-stellar fate, be it because of overheating complaints or actual decreased sales. HTC is in a particularly worrisome situation, and Sony’s Z4 is slipping down Japanese charts just over a week after its release. The G Flex 2, Mi Note Pro and Z3+ all saw complaints as well. Even MediaTek is seemingly getting an advantage over this.   But a particularly...

XDA NEWS
Aamir Siddiqui · Jul 3, 2015 at 10:12 am · 1 comment

Google To Launch Next Gen Android One On July 14

The first gen of Android One devices to be launched in India in September 2014 were decent starter smartphones, featuring budget specs and a promise of fast updates. However, the phones did not pick up as big a response as Google hoped. Now, as per a report by The Economic Times, it appears that Google is rethinking their strategy towards Android One in India. The first gen Android One devices focused on first time smartphone users, but were flawed in...

XDA NEWS
Share This