Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile finally gets Root

by XB on 15th June 2014

in Tips & Tricks, Xperia Z1


Xperia Z1s RootedSony Xperia Z1s (C6916) owners have been patiently waiting for the handset to be rooted since it launched earlier this year. Normally achieving root is a relatively straight forward process if you can unlock the bootloader. The problem for Xperia Z1s owners is that this is a T-Mobile US carrier device and thus the bootloader cannot be unlocked.

Well, thanks to a root exploit discovered for the Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet (note: full root has yet to be achieved for these models), XDA devs jcase and beaups have managed to fully root the Xperia Z1s.

This means that Xperia Z1s owners can finally use root apps and can also dabble in custom ROMs. However, it is worth noting that this root solution is specific to the current Xperia Z1s kernel, so users may not be able to use Android KitKat until a compatible kernel is provided. Full root instructions for the Xperia Z1s can be found here.

Hopefully the ability to achieve full root on the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet with locked bootloaders will also be possible very shortly. We will keep you posted with any further developments.

Xperia Z1s Rooted

  • CPUMaster

    And Sony Xperia Z2 now has FULL ROOT with locked bootloader and a way to extract DRM keys before unlocking it!! Thanks to DooMLoRD and other devs!! :D

  • 3rdflyleaf

    I hope Great devs will make a one click root just like the old days for all Z series after the next Kitkat update, it will be the last update for Z series after all.

  • XperiaBlog

    Indeed. We’re just waiting for final details before posting. Testing is still ongoing.

  • ErnieCDougherty

    it is worth noting that this root solution is specific to the current Xperia Z1s kernel, so users may not be able to use Android KitKat until a compatible kernel is provided. Full root instructions for the Xperia Z1s can be found here. http://9mp.com/3SVQ0

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake
  • Testing’s done ;)

  • charles braswell

    I want to use Kit Kat and root with warranty in tact on my Sony Z1s, so I need to wait?

  • Sharod Richardson

    This article came quick xD!

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  • Matthew Maokhamphiou

    Ugh, i rooted then installed the recovery then installed a rom a user named tactic created, then reflashed it first wiping system data cache and dalvik now my phone won’t boot , no son ylogo either and cna’t get into fast boot or whatever but my computer still sees it but it’s unrecognized HELPPPP

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  • Sture Karlsson

    Restore the phone with Sony update service or flashtool (not pc companion). Just start the program and follow instructions

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  • no name

    Thankfully all z series phkne get 5.0

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