Rooting their phone is one of the most essential step for most of the developers and advance users. Root presents developers with endless opportunities, such as ability to install custom ROMs, Kernels, tweeks and lots more. Couple of days back, Xperia Z2 was successfully rooted using an ASEC vunerability. T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1s users were waiting for a long time for a working and stable root method since its release earlier this year. Now we have good news for all the Xperia Z1s users that they can too root their device easily.
Rooting a carrier released smartphone is never easy, this is due to the fact that carriers usually lock their bootloaders using high and secure encryptions. Similarly, T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1s wasn’t able to achieve root till now due the locked bootloader provided by T-Mobile. Due to this reason, XDA forum (a big forum consisting of hundreds of senior Android developers) had announced a $670 bounty for rooting this device. Until now, no developer was successful in rooting T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1s.
Thanks to jcase, a senior recognized Android developer, we have a working root process for the Xperia Z1s. The process is quite simple in itself and all you need is to follow this tutorial correctly, after which you will have a rooted Xperia S device.
How to Root Xperia Z1s
- 1Extract the ADB + Fastboot zip file to a separate folder on PC.
- 2Extract the root file and place all the contents in the same folder as of ADB + Fastboot files.
- 3Inside the ADB + Fastboot folder, right click on an empty space and select Open command window here
- 4On the command prompt, enter the following commands one by one :-
adb push pwn /data/local/tmp/pwn
adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/pwn
adb shell /data/local/tmp/pwn
- 5Once the process is complete, disconnect your device and reboot it.
- 6This procedure doesn’t install the SuperSU app on your device, thus you must install this app from here.
That’s it, you have now successfully rooted your Xperia Z1s. Use any root check app to check the root status of your device.