How to Root Sony Xperia Z1 ( C6902 / C6903 / C6906 / C6943 ) 4.4.4 KitKat Build [14.4.A.0.108]

Root your Sony Xperia Z1 running Android 4.4.4 KitKat easily with just one click. This tutorial is for Build 14.4.A.0.108 , it may work on other older builds also.

Thanks to CubeandCube for the root tool (exploit)


Disclaimer : I am not responsible if you brick your phone or if u make any other damage to your phone

The images used are of C6902 model but this works on all models of Xperia Z1 running KitKat 4.4.4

So Lets Start :

1. First make sure you are running KitKat 4.4.4 Build 14.4.A.0.108. Go to Settings > About to verify this. This method may work on older firmwares. 



2. Download this File - rootkitXperia_20140719.zip and exctract it completely using WinRAR or WinZip.
 

3. Enable USB Debugging , Go to Settings > About phone and tap 7 times on Build number to enable Developer options, now Go to Settings > Developer options to enable Enable USB debugging mode.


4. Enable Unknown Sources. Go to Settings > Security and check Unknown sources.
 

5. Connect USB Cable to phone , then connect it to your Computer. On your phone Skip the PC Companion Companion prompt (if it appears), a prompt will come on your mobile to Allow USB Debugging , click on Ok, see screenshot below. 


6. Right Click on My Computer > Manage , now goto Device Manager , and see if Android is listed like the below screenshot , to verify your device is properly connected. If yes move on to the next step.  (If no then install ADB Drivers , if u have Sony PC Companion installed just open it and wait for some time the drivers will get installed automatically , then close PC Companion and proceed )



7. Now go to the Folder where you extracted the downloaded file from Step 2, and execute "install.bat" .

Note :- If your device is not properly connected or ADB drivers are not installed , you will be stuck on daemon started successfully . To install ADB drivers install Sony PC Companion and then connect your phone with USB Debugging Mode ON , ur drivers will get installed, exit PC Companion before starting the rooting process.

8. The Rooting Process will start , wait for some time , your phone will automatically reboot, wait for some more time :P

9. When the Rooting Process is completed ,  the Screen will show --all finished--. Press Any Key to Continue. 

THATS IT YOUR PHONE IS NOW ROOTED.
 
Note : This method works on both locked and unlocked bootloader devices!!! 
 
If you have any problems feel free to comment :)  



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16 November 2014 at 05:08 delete

how much time do i have to wait?

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16 November 2014 at 22:53 delete

install proper adb drivers , it takes only 10-15 seconds

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12 December 2014 at 21:06 delete

cannot boot. got error: more than one device and emulator

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16 December 2014 at 16:07 delete

Same with Slaurent. Please help, thanks

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16 December 2014 at 16:28 delete

Exit Bluestacks, Sony PC Companion , Flashtool , or any other such Android related programs and then proceed

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28 December 2014 at 07:07 delete

why it stuck at 'i have a client like hookers'??

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31 December 2014 at 07:36 delete

same to me stuck at I have a client like hookers..

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5 January 2015 at 10:51 delete

anyone tried this with Build 14.4.A.0.157?

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5 January 2015 at 11:33 delete

This wont work on .157 , to root .157 there is another post about it - http://www.waledacdroid.com/2014/11/sony-released-new-update-for-xperia-z1.html

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9 January 2015 at 05:18 delete

If I use this method , and then update to 157 with the companion app, will I lose the root?

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T B
13 February 2015 at 10:58 delete

Will this root method work on ZTE ZMAX 4.4.4?
How safe would it be to just try it?

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11 March 2015 at 21:43 delete

I completed the process and apparently everything went fine, nonetheless I ran root checker and it looks like it's not rooted.. Does anyone know why?

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29 March 2015 at 22:40 delete

the step 2 download cannot be extracted, winrar says.

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30 March 2015 at 01:19 delete

Depois q fiz todo processo a TV não funciona por quê?

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30 September 2015 at 15:56 delete

Me too. Anyone with a remedy for that?

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