Solved Rooting Android Phone On Latest Stock Rom

Sony Brand sony xperia z2 d6503 purple (...
October 5, 2015 at 15:25:12
Specs: Android Version 5.1.1, 2.3GHZ
Good Day,

I have a little situation. I have this Sony Xperia Z2 D6503 and I want to start experimenting wit hinstalling custom roms, I have already unlocked my bootloader, but am having some trouble with Rooting to continue the process so that I can install a custom recovery like CWM/TWRP. I am currently running Android version 5.1.1, build number 23.4.A.0.546. I have done considerable research on the internet especially XDA-Developers, all a bit confusing and lengthy. I was hoping to get a pre-rooted ftf file for the phone even this has some limits, am getting flashable files which cannnot be used by Flashtool. Can you suggest an easier or simpler way of doing this. Why is Sony making it so hard to do this. Was so much easier when I had my HTC.

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October 5, 2015 at 16:29:50
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I've dabbled a little into rooting Android devices and found the folks at XDA to be the go to for this kind of thing. Personally I would stick with their advice because although some responses may be lengthy they really do know what they are talking about.

Sony have a long history of going to great lengths to protect their hardware and software. They went into legal proceedings against George Hotz (AKA Geohot), famous for first cracking the iPhone, for cracking the at the time uncrackable PS3 and showing the world how to do it. They are also known for loading a rootkit into DRM protected music (once upon a time).

It really comes as no surprise rooting a Sony Andoid device would be a lot harder than any other.

Stick with the people at XDA-Developers and try to interpret their instructions. The reward could well be worth the effort. Already having experience in rooting an Android device I don't have to warn you of the downside if anything goes wrong.

Edit: have you joined their forums and asked for help? If not it may be easier to get some personally catered advice for yourself rather than struggling with viewing and interpreting previous threads.

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October 6, 2015 at 07:25:51
Thanks. I have dealt with xda site a whole bunch of times. Anytime I want to to experiment with a new rom that's the place I go. Been very helpful. I actually have an account there. Woll take your advice don't want to cause any damage to my new phone. Thanks very much for your kind and quick advice. Take care all the best.

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