It’s widely believed that having root access on your Sony Xperia device is dangerous. In today’s world, it is not anywhere as dangerous as it was in the beginning. Now we can install the SuperSU application on our devices. the SuperSU app will not grant the root permissions to any potential malware apps. Each app needs to be included manually by your and that’s your extra security for the device that we never had before.
As long as you are running Android KitKat on the Sony Xperia UltraZ, you can root it with a single click by using the Towelroot application. All you need to do is click the ‘Make it rain’ button and your device will have the OS unlocked in a jiffy.
Files You Need
- Point your web browser on the Sony Xperia UltraZ device to here during the second step: http://towelroot.com.
- Towelroot hacker Geohot made the exploit to work on Android KitKat with kernels before June 3 2014. You can downgrade your version of KitKat and root it using the Towelroot tool if the exploit is not working for your current version of Android.
- You are voiding the warranty by applying these steps to root the Sony Xperia UltraZ smartphone. You can unroot the device anytime and it will make the warranty work again.
Rooting the Sony Xperia Z Ultra
- Before starting the guide, check that you have the Unknown Sources option turned on by pointing to the Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
- Open a web browser app on your device such as Google Chrome and point to the Towelroot URL you can see available in the files section above.
- Wait for the homepage to load and tap on the red Lambda symbol
- The red Lambda will now download that Towelroot exploit on your device. Follow the on-screen commands to open the app once it is finished downloading.
- Tap on the “Make it Ra1n” button.
- Now the one-click rooting tool will hack open your device so you do have root access to that file system.
- Wait until you see the “you should have root, no reboot required” message before leaving the screen.
- Now navigate back to your UltraZ’s homescreen and open the Google Play Store application.
- Download the SuperSU app from Chainfire.
- Continue to install the SuperSU app and agree to update the SU binary if you are prompted to do that.
- Open the Google Play Store again and download the root checker app.
- Open the root checker app from the app drawer and see if it says your device is rooted.
Once the device is rooted, you can learn your favorite apps you want to install and search for them on the Google Play Store. Your device can install all of them now.