Root & Install CWM/TWRP On Xperia Tablet Z Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 10.7.A.0.222 Firmware

Tablet Z

When Sony launched the Xperia Z family back in 2013, it revamped its tablet devices as well. As a part of the Z family, Sony launched the Xperia Tablet Z. The eldest sibling in the Z family flaunted a 10.1 inch screen. Sony powered it up with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU. A camera of 8.1 MP was fixed at the back and a 2.2 MP shooter on the front. Xperia Tablet Z ran on Android 4.1.2 JellyBean out of the box.

Recently Sony updated the entire Xperia Z family to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The Xperia Tablet Z also happens to be lucky enough to receive this update. New update brings some performance enhancements and bug fixes. This update rolled out through Sony PC companion and OTA. Those who haven’t received the update yet, we have already posted the guide to update Xperia Tablet Z to latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 10.7.A.0.222 firmware manually. Upon updating your device, you will loose the root access. Users who want to root the device running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, they may have spotted the right place as we are going to help you out.

In the proceeding guide, we will root and install CWM/TWRP recovery on your  Xperia Tablet Z SGP 511, 512 and 521 running latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 10.7.A.0.222 firmware. Let’s go ahead and get it done right away.

Steps For Rooting Xperia Tablet Z SGP 511, 512 and 521 10.7.A.0.222 Firmware

1. Downgrade to .283 Firmware and Root It

  1. If you have already updated your smartphone to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, then you have to downgrade your device to KitKat OS and Root it.
  2. Use this guide to Install .283 firmware.
  3. Root using this guide.
  4. Now you have to Install XZ Dual Recovery (Steps below).
  5. Now phone is rooted, USB Debugging must be enabled.
  6. Download latest installer for Xperia Tablet Z from here. (
  7. Connect phone to PC using OEM date cable and run install.bat.
  8. It will install the custom recovery.
  9. Now work here is done. Lets move on to next step.

2. Make A Pre-Rooted Flashable Firmware For 10.7.A.0.222 FTF

3. Root and Install Recovery on Xperia Tablet Z SGP 511, 512 and 521 Android 5.1.1 10.7.A.0.222 Lollipop Firmware

  1. Custom recovery was installed in the first step.
  2. The pre-rooted firmware was created and copied to phone in next step.
  3. Now you have to turn off phone.
  4. Turn it on again and press volume up or down to enter either TWRP or CWM recovery.
    1. Now for TWRP recovery, tap Install > scroll all the way to bottom and select the copied pre-rooted file.
    2. After selecting the file, swipe finger from left to right on the bottom to flash.
    3. Once flashed, reboot your device and you will have pre-rooted 10.7.A.0.222 Lollipop firmware.
      1. For CWM, select Install Zip > Choose Zip from SD card > locate pre-rooted file > select yes to flash.
      2. Once flashed, reboot your phone and you will have 10.7.A.0.222 rooted Lollipop firmware.
  5. Now verify root access using an app like Root Checker.
  6. That’s all.

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