How to Root Sony Xperia Z1 running Android Lollipop 5.0.2 Build [14.5.A.0.242 / 14.5.A.0.270] ( C6902 / C6903 / C6906 / C6943 )

Here is the tutorial to root your Sony Xperia Z1 running Android Lollipop Build 14.5.A.0.242 or 14.5.A.0.270.
This tutorial is only for Build 14.5.A.0.270 or 14.5.A.0.242 , will work on all models of Xperia Z1 i.e C6902, C6903, C6909, C6943 :)



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

So Lets Start :
 
1. First make sure you are running Lollipop 5.0.2 Build 14.5.A.0.242 / 14.5.A.0.270. Go to Settings > About to verify this. The below screenshot is of C6902 but the method will work on all models of Z1 running Build 14.5.A.0.242 / 14.5.A.0.270.



2. Download KingRoot v4.1.0 and install it in your mobile - LINK   


3. Open the KingRoot app from your mobile , Click on Start Root , the Rooting Process will start. ( You need to connected to internet via WiFi or Mobile data )





THATS IT YOUR PHONE IS NOW ROOTED.

To Replace KingUser with SuperUser follow the steps :

1. Download the file - Replace_Kinguser_with_SuperSU LINK

2. Extract the file and copy the mrw folder to the root of your internal storage.


3. Download Terminal Emulator for Android from PlayStore - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&hl=en

4. Open the Terminal app in your mobile , enter the command " su " ( without quotes ) . Allow Root Access in your mobile.



5. Now run the command - " sh /sdcard/mrw/root.sh " ( without quotes )

6. The SuperSu app will launch automatically , it will ask to update binary , click on CONTINUE , then Select NORMAL method. After the Binary is installed it will ask to reboot your device.







Note : This method works on both locked and unlocked bootloader devices!!!
 

If you have any problems feel free to comment :)      

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1 June 2015 at 01:16 delete

It is work on z1 C6906? Thank you!

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1 June 2015 at 22:36 delete

how do i get recovery installed after using your root method?

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1 June 2015 at 22:38 delete This comment has been removed by the author.
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3 June 2015 at 07:51 delete

Hi, I get the next error when typing su on terminal: "set uid and gid failed : after fork".

Root succesfully appeared previously on KingRoot.

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4 June 2015 at 14:42 delete

how do i enter recovery mode after this method

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7 June 2015 at 11:31 delete

Will I get next update after rooting? That is from 14.5.A.0.270 to 14.5.A.0.283
Please tell me, I've already rooted my phone.

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13 June 2015 at 20:45 delete

all working perfect, thank you

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17 June 2015 at 13:35 delete

Thank you very much bro.

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21 June 2015 at 06:25 delete

Thanks..its really working..xperia z1 c6903 lollypop 5.0.2

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21 June 2015 at 17:18 delete

Su binaries not updating.. help

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24 June 2015 at 07:19 delete

kingroot and king user works good for root but after copying mrw and execute su + sh /sdcard/mrw/root.sh not auto launch supresu... why ? z2 5.02

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4 July 2015 at 05:43 delete

wow i thought im been tricked AGAIN. this is what im searching. one click and pufff done.. no more headache manual root.. thanks man..

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17 July 2015 at 01:48 delete

Hola rootee con el método de King root y después cambie a super su hasta ahi todo bien, después fui a usar game killer y no encontró nada, instale sb game hacker y tampoco, pienso que es el root pero no se... Que me recomiendan?

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24 July 2015 at 13:34 delete

I have got the same problem..pls help if you can

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27 July 2015 at 16:01 delete

sh /sdcard/mrw/root.sh
after entering this command error shown NOT FOUND. plz help (z1 C6903)

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12 August 2015 at 09:01 delete

try this: sh /sdcard/download/mrw/root.sh

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13 August 2015 at 04:08 delete

¿Does it format the SD/internal storage?

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14 August 2015 at 10:29 delete

Same problem, try everything still nothing

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14 August 2015 at 10:30 delete

Works fine, except in the part of sh/sdcard... Says not found. Help please

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14 August 2015 at 14:42 delete

there is a space after sh , sh /sdcard/mrw/root.sh , enter the command properly

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14 August 2015 at 14:44 delete

copy the mrw folder to the root of your internal storage , not in your memory card , and also see that there is a space after sh

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7 September 2015 at 11:34 delete

I used Kingo Root to root my xperia Z1 but failed!

I tried this tutorial and.... WOW! It works like a charm on my Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 Android Lollipop 5.0.2 Build 14.5.A.0.270.

KingRoot is so fast and it works perfectly on my Z1.

Thank you very much Mr. Waledac Oxana for sharing your knowledge with us.

Regards from the Philippines. God Bless You.

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7 September 2015 at 11:36 delete

By the way is it safe to remove mrw folder in root internal storage after installing SuperUser app?

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7 September 2015 at 12:11 delete

yes it is safe , you can delete the mrw folder

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7 September 2015 at 12:12 delete

Share the blog with others :) and if u need to root any other phone which is not posted here , send your requests via the contact form below and share

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7 September 2015 at 19:09 delete

Worked great! Thanks sir Waledac! I did remove the mwr folder. Is it okay to uninstall terminal emulator?

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7 September 2015 at 19:17 delete

yes u can uninstall terminal emulator

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8 September 2015 at 04:21 delete

No anda en mi sony z1 c6943!!! Ayuda para actualizar el binario

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10 September 2015 at 11:05 delete

I am going to try this. Sounds the best solution. Does this effect any of my apps or data ?

Cheers

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10 September 2015 at 21:13 delete

Hi Mr. Waledac Oxana, after my phone is already rooted is it possible to unroot for OS update purpose?

How?

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10 September 2015 at 21:14 delete

No.
It will only root ur android OS.

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10 September 2015 at 21:21 delete

u can update ur OS , no need to unroot , update will work even on root

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11 September 2015 at 12:22 delete

Do you have a tutorial if I want to unroot my device?

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15 September 2015 at 01:49 delete

Hi after entering terminal emulator And typing sh /sdcard/download/mrw/root.sh

I get
Mount :permission denied

Hope you can help
Thanks Simon

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16 September 2015 at 19:30 delete

How can I unroot my fn after rooting it this way?

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18 September 2015 at 23:17 delete

Also worked on my z1-compact with Lollipop! After that, installed XZDualRecovery using ADB and flashed my own prepared pre-rooted ROM with the latest 5.1 update :-)

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19 September 2015 at 06:13 delete

Will this work on firmware version14.5.A.0.283?

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24 September 2015 at 08:55 delete

D5503 with 14.5.A.0.270, european version: works perfect! When installing SuperUser make sure you approve deletion of Kinguser files in pop-up window.

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26 September 2015 at 01:37 delete

Did not work on me with .283

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8 October 2015 at 17:50 delete

how do i root my Sony Xperia T2 ultra Dual (Android Version Lolipop 5.1.1) . Please help me and upload the tutorial for this phone .

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9 October 2015 at 06:42 delete

Funciono perfecto con xperia Z1 with 14.5.A.0.270

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31 October 2015 at 20:08 delete

This is real perfectous...for my phoneous...thankseous...guyseous...arigataoeous

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25 November 2015 at 11:32 delete

Working perfectly on my 5.1.1 xperia z1. thanks dude! :D

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1 December 2015 at 17:45 delete

I tried this but when SU starts it said, There is no SU binary installed and superSU cannot install it. This is a problem! if you just upgraded to andriod 5.0, you need to manually re-root -consult the relevant forums for your device.
Device I have is Xperia Z1, with Andriod 5.1.1

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6 December 2015 at 21:10 delete

I dont use sd card.i copied mrw in internal storage.i did as u said but "no such file or directory"

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4 January 2016 at 10:19 delete

I have a device I rooted with kingroot, but after root ok and rebooting it is no longer rooted... Will repairing root and replacing kinguser possibly fix this problem?

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12 January 2016 at 07:36 delete

Plz help me the command is not found

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22 January 2016 at 20:58 delete

It works perfect until i enter the code "sh /sdcard/download/mrw/root.sh" and there says "mount: operation not permitted" and it doesn't run SuperSu

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25 August 2016 at 15:12 delete

I have a Z1s on build number 14.5.B.0.247

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