How To Root Sony Xperia Z1 C6902/C6903/C6906/C6943 14.4.A.0.108 Firmware [Locked Bootloader]

Have you updated your Sony Xperia Z1 to the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware that Sony just rolled out few days back? Well if so, and if you happen to be an Android enthusiast, its time to get root access on your Xperia Z1 having this latest firmware with the .108 firmware.

To make it easier for you, we will be rooting Sony Xperia Z1 C6902, C6903, C6906 and C6943 running latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware based on the build number 14.4.A.0.108. You just need to be careful while following this guide in order to gain the root access successfully.94201383907PM_635_sony-xperia-z1

Here are the early preparations:

  1. This guide is only for Sony Xperia Z1 C6902, C6903, C6906 and C6943 running 14.4.A.0.108 firmware.
  2. Install Sony’s USB drivers from here.
  3. Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the rooting process.
  4. USB debugging mode must be enabled on your device. To do so, go to Settings > Developer Options > USB debugging mode > Enable. In case you can’t find the developer options, then go to Settings > About Device > Tap Build Number for 7 Times to enable the developer options.
  5. Use only on OEM data cable to establish connection between your PC and your Phone.
  6. Allow “Unknown Sources” on your phone. To do so,  go to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources > Tick.

How To Root Sony Sony Xperia Z1 running 14.4.A.0.108 Firmware [Bootloader Locked]:

  1. Download the EasyRoot Tool.zip file
  2. Extract the file to get the install.bat file.
  3. Connect your Xperia Z1 to your PC now.
  4. Run the install.bat file.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions now and get it done.
  6. That’s All! You’re rooted now.

How to install busybox now?

  1. Go to Google Play Store on your phone.
  2. Search for “Busybox Installter”.
  3. Once you find it, install it.
  4. Run the Busybox installer and proceed with the installation.
  5. That’s all!

How to check if the device is properly rooted or not?

  1. To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Xperia.
  2. Find “Root Checker” and install it.
  3. Open Root Checker.
  4. Tap “Verify Root”.
  5. It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
  6. It should show you Root Access Verified Now!
  7. That’s All!

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What to do once you’re rooted?

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and flashing custom recoveries and custom ROMs. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

That’s all, Just in case you got any queries or you face any difficulties regarding this post, feel free to reach us through the comment box below. We will try our best to help you out.


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  • Jean Carlos

    Does it work on Xperia Z1 Compact too? My model is D5503, firmware is 14.4.A.0.108 too

    • @disqus_zhWzPAddRS:disqus yes it will work on Xperia Z1 Compact as well. Good Luck

  • Yuvraj Chaudhry

    Do I need to take backup before rooting?

    • @yuvrajchaudhry:disqus for this method, you don’t really. Just go ahead and root it. Good Luck

  • Deepak K

    Invalid download link..can u provide any alternate link..
    Will it not format internal memory while rooting??

    • @disqus_qzKciY6Pg6:disqus link updated. No it won’t format anything.

  • Nelson Torres

    I have a problem to install, Easy root error..Daemon not running.Failed start Daemon see me 🙁 I need help

    • @disqus_b7tOlwo8wG:disqus make sure that your device is properly connected and also try disabling your firewall or any other antivirus if you’re running one, and then run the Daemon again. let me know how it goes.

  • Nelson Torres

    I have a problem to install Easy root..Daemon not running.Failed start Daemon see me 🙁 I need help

  • Hrishikesh

    thanks!!

  • Santosh Kumawat

    What should I use for this method? Windows 7 or windows 8?

    • @santoshkumawat:disqus both will work fine. I recommend Windows 7.

  • ROSHAN KUMAR

    i have rooted my phone ..i have verified with root checker, thank u. but when i open super user it asks for su binary update and i click to continue. nothing happens and it say reboot and try again. i have rebooted and tried too ..nothing works .. when i try to delete unwanted system apps thru titanium app first it say app is uninstall when u come out of the app u still find the app in it…. what should i do now.

    • Now download SuperSu.zip file: http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
      Unzip the file, and grap Superuser.apk from the common folder in the unzipped folder.
      Now copy this apk to your Xperia, and install it.
      Once installed, update Superuser or SuperSu using Google Play Store.

  • Jad Hernandez

    i have a problem im stuck at cleaning up, its normal that the program takes more of 10 minutes???? please help me

    • @jadhernandez:disqus yes its normal. IF you still have the issue, let me know.

  • Rafik Lux

    I’m also stuck at cleaning up for maybe 10 minutes.

    • @rafiklux:disqus did you get it resolved or still facing the issue?

  • xavier mirroir

    I’m also stuck at cleaning up for maybe 10 minutes. Is it normal?

    • @xaviermirroir:disqus did you recover? Let me know if the issue is still there.

  • Paul Debmalya

    i’m stuck at cleaning up for more than 10minutes ..my device is c6902 ,4.4.4 ,.108…what should i do?

  • Paul Debmalya

    stuck for more than 10 minutes ,,what should i do?

    • are you still stuck?

      • Vinicius

        Cleaning up forever… how to fix?

        • @disqus_5AmwsbQSQs:disqus can you provide some more details regarding this error?

          • Vinicius

            dont have detais, only cleaning up

          • @disqus_5AmwsbQSQs:disqus If you have installed a custom recovery, try clearing up cache and dalvik cache. Or else try flashing the new firmware manually.

  • Rajeev

    Stuck at cleaning up for more than 10 mins,
    Xperia Z1 C6902, 14.4.A.0.108

    Has anybody even got a solution?

    • @disqus_P8R7YVx4nj:disqus did your device boot up or it’s still stuck here??

  • dolly

    from where can i download easy root tool v11.zip. plse give me a link.

  • Janjan

    Stuck :'(

    • @disqus_KRBfZXPQGR:disqus an you please provide a little more details about what are you stuck with?

  • Frank Hansen

    Has the cleanup issue been solved? Is it save to go ahead? Never tried rooting before. Want to be sure, that everything work appropiatetly.

    • @disqus_J7FbSXikXP:disqus Above is the latest version of Root tool linked in, hopefully it will work fine.

      • Frank Hansen

        When was the latest version released? Could you also supply instructions to how root is removed again (in case one needs to send phone to repair). How about Sony updates afterwards? Can they be applied? I’ve also read something about recovery. What is it, and how is it related to rooting?

        • @disqus_J7FbSXikXP:disqus no you cannot install ota updates on a rooted device. You can simply unroot your device by flashing stock firmware. Recovery allows you to flash zip files and perform other custom operations, while root helps you to run some cool applications and modify your device.

      • Frank Hansen

        Rooted my device today. It went fine, but where also stuck at the clenup statement. Went through the rest of the steps, and all seems fine though. I would change the instruction in “How to install busybox now?”, point 4 though to “Open BusyBox and initiate the install sequence inside BusyBox”. It would also be great, if you wrote the developer of the apps BusyBox and Root Checker, so it’s easier to distinguis in Google Play. Also a side note. I wasn’t asked for SuperSU rights, when root was confirmed. But all in all a success :O) Thank you.

  • Anita Chávez

    Hello friend, I lost the partition TA my xperia Z1, I can use another of equal or device is unique to each phone ?? I cant use the screen mirroring, please if you know the solution please let me know. Thanks for your help..

  • TheGadgetGuy

    My bootloader is already unlocked. Should I relock it to install the recovery?

  • @disqus_5bZUul74e8:disqus root it again. The method is up on our site. Pleas use the search option to find it.

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