How To Root Sony Xperia Z on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

We are glad that Sony Xperia Z is start receiving the official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update. Absolutely, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware is running smoother with optimized lock screen widget as well as enhanced notification center. Sony Mobile is start rolling out latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware regionally. Follow our guide to update your Sony Xperia Z to latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware. In addition, today we like to share tutorial on how to root Sony Xperia Z on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware 10.3.A.0.423. The root method below is applicable for both Sony Xperia Z GSM C6602 and Sony Xperia Z LTE C6603 models.

In this tutorial, we will guide you how to root your Sony Xperia Z. The root method below do not need a bootloader unlocked device. It is applicable to either locked (stock) or unlocked bootloader. Your device will be eventually rooted with SuperSU and Busybox installed. The whole process is simple and fast. It takes only 15 to 30 minutes to complete. However, ensure you are clear what you going to do to gain the root access. Check out our post regarding the benefits of root before start and if you still have doubt to begin. This tutorial has been testified working. Drop your message if it is not working for you.

We provide the complete tutorial for you to root Sony Xperia Z on 10.3.A.0.423 Jelly Bean firmware (update). Remember to backup your data in the device to avoid data lose during flashing process. Keep in mind that a single step might brick your device, so follow the tutorial step-by-step. If you in doubt, do not hesitate to leave us a message.

Sony Xperia Z is one of the latest flagship android smartphone. It is equipped with 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with GPU Adreno 320. It has 2GB RAM and internal 16GB internal storage, an additional 64GB SD card slot. Sony Xperia Z has a 5 inch TFT Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with 441 ppi pixel density. It has also an non-removable battery with NFC. Sony Xperia Z is known as of its well water-resistant and dust resistant features. It works and can stands for about 30 minutes in 3m water depth. Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is the stock operating system firmware out of the box, pre-installed with Sony Mobile Battery Saving Mode.

How To Root Sony Xperia Z on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware 10.3.A.0.423

Disclaimer: It’s always a risk to modify your device. We, Android Teen are not responsible for any damage or bricks on your device. Your device warranty may void with any mod. Check your devices warranty’s term & conditions before start.(HTC,Samsung,LG, Sony, Motorola). Use this guide on your own risk, contact us for help if you face problem.

Pre-requisites & Requirements

  1. Sony Xperia Z (either C6602 or C6603 models) with 10.3.A.0.423 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware (Ensure correct device model and firmware; Check device model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number)
  2. Windows-based computer or laptop
  3. Download Sony Xperia Z USB driver for Windows and install in your computer.
  4. Connect device to computer with USB cable to complete installation.
  5. Skip this step if you have installed the USB driver.
  6. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Devices.
  7. Make sure your phone is charged to 60% 80% to avoid battery blackout and interruption during this tutorial.
  8. We recommend you make a backup on your data and media files before the tutorial. You may restore the data and files if necessary.

Reminder: Ensure you make a backup before proceed. Besides that, ensure you meet the requirements before proceed. Contact us if you face problem.


  1. Easy Rooting Toolkit v15 by DooMLoRD ( | 1.98MB)


  1. Download to your computer.
  2. Extract the zip file into a folder. You should see a “files” folder and a “runme.bat”.
  3. Ensure you have enabled USB Debugging and enable “Unknown Sources” in Settings->Security->Unknown Sources on your device.
  4. Connect your device to computer while it is powered on.
  5. Skip “PC Companion Software” prompt on the device screen.
  6. Double click to launch “runme.bat”.
  7. [Follow screen instructions] Press any key to continue.
  8. Complete the process to install busybox and SuperUser.
  9. Reboot your device when the script finish execution and you should have root access gained.
  10. If you are facing issue of device rebooting when remounting /system partition then do checkout the fix posted by @[NUT]
  11. Download root checker to check your root status.

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  • Yotta Dahk

    root Ok

    Works perfectly.

    thank you

    • androidteen

      Glad to heard that. Pls rate this post as working.

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  • Kyaw Kyawoo

    thank you

    • androidteen

      I assume it is another working root. Thank for your feedback

  • Saurav Saha

    Nice and easy. Cant believe that I got root access on my phone is less than 2 mins. Thank you for this article…

    • androidteen

      It is glad to heard that. Do not forget to give us a Like or +1 for the working root guide.

  • Oliver Kjellen

    Thank you it worked! 🙂

    • androidteen

      hi, do not forget to mark this post as working. ,-)

  • Junior

    Totally worked ! Small ups 🙂

    • androidteen

      thanks for the feedback!

  • JayRon the 3rd

    It worked on Xperia Z “o2” , less then 2 minutes… Thanks!

  • Ken

    Took me 2 hours to root 10.1.1.A.1.253. This one only take 2 minutes. What a great work! Thanks a lot!

    • androidteen

      Awesome! That’s great.

  • JittyMun

    Thank you very much. It worked very well for Sony Xperia Z (JB 4.2.2,,,FW..423)

    • androidteen

      Thanks for the feedback!

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    • androidteen

      Good thing to heard!

  • Ravi Sinha (Rocky)

    AAAAAAAAAAamazing. I am an iphone user. I am working on my sister’s xperia z these days. The freedom android offers and the things u r doing has made me think about a switch. I will w8 for ios 7 but seriously guys. U R JUST OUTSTANDING !!!

  • Poornima

    Thanks 🙂 It works very well. Is it possible to flash cyanogenmod rom?

    • androidteen

      We have not covered Custom ROM on any devices. It could be the next step for us to cover custom ROM. Stay tune with us.

  • androidteen

    you are welcome.

  • Majd Mad

    plzzz help not working on my xperia z c6602 why why i tried all the ways why its not working is there no root for android 4.2.2

  • Majd Mad

    i follow al the instructions why its not working iwill kill my self

    • androidteen

      What is the firmware version on your Xperia Z?


    Im sorry but it doesnt work for me i was following step by step and after reboot i downloaded the root checker and he say NO!

    • androidteen

      What is the firmware version on your Xperia Z? We might need more info.

  • Majd Mad


  • androidteen

    Yes, this is what we want. Kindly refer to this guide for .244 version.

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