One-Click Root Method For Sony Xperia Devices(Xperia Z, ZL,S,P & More) [Guide]

Want to root your Sony Xperia device? Well the guys at the xda developers forum have made it a lot easier for you. You just need to go through this rooting guide and gain the root access on your Sony Xperia device. As off now this method is working for 21 Sony Devices including Sony Xperia Z, Zl, Tablet Z, Xperia S, Xperia P and more, perhaps more Sony Devices will be added to the supported list soon.


What does the root access means? Well here is the answer to your question.

Rooting your phone gives you complete access of all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes the removing 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 custom roms.

While rooting your phone, please keep it in mind that the Root Process isn’t  official and has nothing to deal with Google Inc and the device manufacturer, which is Sony in our case. Follow the guide carefully to prevent any damages to the device as the method is completely custom.


Here is a list of the devices, which are currently supported by this method.


Before heading to the root method, here are the must apply guidelines and  pre-requisites to prevent any data loss / damage / bricking.

  • Follow the steps to root your phone carefully, do not mess with any extra thing, this may result in malfunctioning/bricking your device. Select your device carefully from the supported devices list above, In-case your device is not listed above, this rooting method may result in bricking it.
  • As soon as you root your device, you will void the warranty of your device.
  • The warranty can be gained back using an un-root method, or by flashing a stock rom into your phone again. Any official update will also put your warranty back.
  • Make sure to backup your internal sd card’s data, also take backup of your contacts, messages etc. Taking the backup is quite safe as the rooting may result in any kind of mishap during the procedure. You can lookout for the appropriate backup applications in the Google Play Store.
  • Setup your computer, your Sony Xperia device using its data cable with the computer as you will run this tool using your computer, Before connecting your device, make sure that you enable the USB Debugging mode on your phone. you may find the USB Debugging mode in Settings > Applicatoins >Development > USB Debugging.
  • The rooting process may take a few seconds, but it safer & recommended to have your phone charged over 60%.
  • Make sure to deactivate the windows firewall & any anti virus program if you have before running the tool, having it activated may interrupt the root process.

Now here is how you will root your phone.

  1. First of all you need the rooting package on your computer, Click here to download the one click root tool from the xda developers page.
  2. Save the file anywhere on your computer, unzip the file.
  3. After unzipping it, execute the runme.bat file.
  4. Connect your Xperia device with the computer following the guidelines explained above.
  5. Make sure that you use the official/stock USB cable for establishing the connection between your device and the computer.
  6. Now come back to the root tool, follow the directions on the tool’s screen and get the root access on your phone.
  7. As soon as the process if completed, unplug your phone and reboot it!

[ Update ]: One Click root method has been patched for Sony Xperia S & SL running on the latest firmware. In order to root these two smartphones you may use this thread.

[Update]: To root your Xperia Z (C6602/3) FW 10.3.1.A.0.244  follow this post

[Update]: To root your Xperia Z1 follow this post.

[Update]: To root your Xperia SP (C5303/2) FW 12.0.A.2.254 follow this post.

Hurray! You’ve rooted your Sony Xperia Phone / Tablet successfully now. We would love to get your feedback if you used this guide to root your phone. Leave us a comment in case you got an queries. Good Luck!

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  • Ashran

    will it root my xperia p with official jellybean and locked bootloader?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @ashran:disqus Yes it will work on your phone with locked bootloader 🙂 Good Luck

  • Taher

    should I had already unlocked the bootloader, does your one-click still work properly and root my devise ?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      It works for the devices having locked and unlocked bootloader, just checkout that your model is listed and the method will work flawlessly for you. Good Luck

      • mahesh

        I AM NOT ABLE TO PLAY GAMES ON MY XPERIA ZL….. It says ur device is not compatible… And my phone is not roooted plz help

  • james

    My phone xperia sl not working after running the runmewin.exe

    • Usama Mujtaba

      The method is working fine on the listed device and it should work fine on xperia sl as well. I’ve verified it on Xperia Z perhaps try again apply the instructions carefully, you might be missing a step somewhere.

    • Usama Mujtaba

      Update: The exploit is patched on the latest firmware for Xperia S & Sl

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_qvS1Ov1X3l:disqus i’ve attached the link above in order to gain root access on Xperia SL on the latest firmware. You may follow that. Thanks.

  • Taher

    Dear Usama, thank for your help in this matter,
    I’m trying to root my device by clicking runme_win.bat (no root.bat) but for some reason nothing happens.
    I then found out that I did not install the adb drivers ..!!!!
    but where from I can get those drivers and where I must install them; in the pc or in the device.. (xPeria P).


    will it unlock the bootloader? because the warranty will void if the bootloader is unlocked. thanks

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @sasagundul:disqus yes it will.

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @sasagundul:disqus actually it doesn’t unlock bootloader. But works fine with locked/unlocked bootloader devices.

  • slayerrr


    I have Sony Xperia Z which your script should reportedly
    manage to root access. However this was not a case for me. I received an
    error that my model is not supported. Can you please check and fix it?

    Below error log:

    Device detected: C6603
    C6603 is not supported
    You need tomanage to get remap_pfn_range addresses

    Screen shot attached.


    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_tO0VPQNKXG:disqus I’ve checked rooting an Xperia Z and the method worked fine. Perhaps you may try enabling the USB debug mode. I’ve also searched the forums and there is no such problem rooting this phone using the method explained above. Kindly make sure that your device is well connected, you may deactivate any anti virus and firewall applications as well.

  • how can i uninstall system apps (like google chrome, facebook) from my Xperia P after root process?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @SatinderGill:disqus You can install an app ”Root App Uninstall” from the play store and uninstall any system app from your phone 🙂

  • Sami Saleh

    All data will be erased right?
    If yes I don’t want to root my xperia p

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @samisaleh:disqus All data will not be erased, it’s just a precaution to take the back up in case anything goes wrong.

  • wiki_leaks

    not able to download the files

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @wiki_leaks:disqus you might have clicked a wrong link. Try again.

  • Guest

    thank you for this !! i’ve already root may XPERIA P running jb :). thanks a lot sir :).

    • Sukeshreddy

      Sir mine also jb plz help me how to root my. Xperia p to its original position, I mean again to ics

      • Usama Mujtaba

        @sukeshreddy:disqus you just need to download the relevant firmware for your device and flash it using Sony Flash tool, you do not need to root it.

  • Jobz

    thank you for this ! i’ve already rooted my xperia p running jb :). thanks a lot :D.

    • Sukeshreddy

      How to root my mobile dude plz help me my email’

  • F3L1X

    Hey, it’s not mentioned but will it support the Xperia E?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      Not sure.

  • Ben J Wright

    My Xperia P is build number 6.1.B.0.544, and I am having trouble rooting my device. Is there a way to root this device at the moment?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @benjwright:disqus you should try this method. It will work, if it doesn’t then nothing to worry about, it will simply show you the failed rooting status in the rooting software. Let us know and we will find a method for you if it doesn’t.

  • Tim Vermeer

    Will it work with sony xperia z C6603 FW 10.3.1.a.2.67 ?

  • aneeso

    Will it work on xperia sp c5303

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @aneeso:disqus yes it will work on Xperia SP C5303.

  • elenia tumandao

    Hi! will this work on xperia sp with firmware 12.0.A.2.254? Thank you!

  • shahid

    after rooting xperia z…. is there any problem for updating firmware?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_vJQQU0enjP:disqus you may not receive the OTA updates but you can update manually using Flashtool.

  • Usama Mujtaba
  • Azfar Imtiaz

    My Xperia P has a locked bootloader. I have not unlocked the bootloader or done any such thing with it so far. Are there any such measures I need to take before rooting my device following the steps mentioned above?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @azfarimtiaz:disqus this method will work locked/unlocked bootloader. Just follow the steps above and things should work well for you.

      • Azfar Imtiaz

        Just tried that. I now have a rooted device with Superuser installed. Thanks a lot sir!

        • Usama Mujtaba

          Your Welcome!

  • Mark

    is there a way that i can run this rooting step on Xperia U 4..0.4 ICS 6.1.1.C.1.0? coz i check mostly on google, and i cant find any rooting step like this easy and fast,most of d rooting guides needs flashtool and a HUGEEEEE file size of roms to flash then u can flash it after doing long steps, please hhelp so i wont be downloading large size file just to root my xperia U.tnx masters

  • Prado

    i followed the above step. super user is also installed. this means the phne is rooted? if yes then i dont see any difference. I want can i do now to increase RAM and install Kitkat unofficially

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_bXrAhN563n:disqus This surely makes a difference only if you install Root required apps, that can add charm to the functionality of your phone. You can install KitKat using a custom ROM, but which phone are you using? so that i can help you accordingly.

      • Prado

        But if its rooted then i should be able to remove the default apps, which im inable to do so. So i dont think so it has made any difference. Can u tell me what i need to do. Im using Sony Xperia P LT22i.

  • james pinto

    will this work for sony xperia ZL with firmare 10.3.1.A.2.67 which is the latest firmware update for xperia ZL?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_GH7fbdMrmz:disqus Yes it will. In case it doesn’t, Let me know.

  • Usama Mujtaba

    See the list of supported devices.

  • Ramprasad Naik

    Sir can I root the mobile listed here in my case it’s xperia zl but with a different build number

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @ramprasadnaik:disqus you can check it if it works, if it won’t it will simply give you an error.

  • lena

    will this mess up with the camera functions?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_io0yuf4zjS:disqus no it will not.

  • love

    Hlo sir I used this link for the of root my sony xperia p,it shows root done successfully but my phone is not rooted yet

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_FATBvRDr40:disqus please see supersu in apps. it is rooted if you used this application successfully.

      • love

        No sir it I cannot used this application successfully

  • Sir, I have Xperia P and wanted to root it. Will it erases all my data (including apps and internal memory data)?
    Eagerly waiting for your reply…

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_hUwP0aL4Ep:disqus it won’t erase your phone’s data. Good Luck.

      • @usamamujtaba:disqus thanks… it worked for me….Cheers..

  • Khandaker Sharif

    I’ve tried to root my Xperia P with your method. But failed 🙁
    See the screenshots. Can you suggest me a way to get rid of this problem?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @khandakersharif:disqus please check if your device is already rooted.

  • I tried to root with my Sony Xperia T (Lt30p) having 4.3 ( 9.2.A.1.205)

    But its showing this error.
    i tried a lot also tried many one click root methods. Nothing is working
    plz help me 🙁

  • AnWa

    Does not work. Doomlord’s (yes, I use a Mac. No I do not have a PC) cannot find the subdirectory “files”, even though it is in the same bloody folder.

  • Ali Shaheer

    Can it brick my Xperia P LT22I 6.2.A.1.100 ?

    • @alishaheer:disqus if your device is listed above with this version number, it won’t brick it. Good Luck.

  • dr ramesh

    my sony xperia z is not getting rooted with v device tells the chinese app stopped working.its also failed to root with kingo root.what to do?

    • @disqus_ZuXAEPLWu0:disqus what’s your firmware build number? check it in about device and let me know.

  • googleman

    z3 compact?

    • @disqus_GPC9eqzn9t:disqus A guide for Z3 compact is available separately on our site. Please use that.

  • Dhananjay

    Its not working with my xperia L C2104
    Please help me

  • raz2

    I’m afraid it may brick my phone.. I will be using T-mobile Device Unlock App for this.

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