Since the moment you bought your Sony Xperia Z2, have you ever thought of rooting it? Rooting is like the magical part of Android where all the cool stuff happens. Many cool things can be done with a stock Xperia Z2 out of the box but the list expands a lot when root comes to the game.
If you thought that you have customized your Xperia Z2 by installing third-party launchers, then you haven’t tried custom ROMs. If you thought that the Xperia Z2 is super fast out of the box, then you haven’t tried to optimize the system and overclock the processor. All these things can be done with a rooted Xperia Z2.
Now, if you have ever thought about rooting your phone, you would have seen that most of the guides require you to have a custom recovery installed and unlocked bootloader. For most people. an unlocked bootloader does not matter except those who care about DRM keys. If you don’t know what they are, read this article explaining in detail what are DRM keys and why you need them.
Recently, an XDA member known by the name of “afaelbelo” has found out a way to root the Sony Xperia Z2 without having to install a custom recovery and most importantly, without having to unlock the bootloader. This means that your phone will not lose the DRM keys or any important functionalities. The guide is very simple and can be done within minutes if it is followed carefully.
How to root Xperia Z2 with locked bootloader and no recovery
- The first thing that you have to do is to install stock firmware with version number “7.1.2.A.0.314”. You can download the firmware FTF file and flash it using Flashtool following this guide.
- Now that your phone is running on “7.1.2.A.0.314”, you have to launch Flashtool once again, select your phone device model number, go to Root > Force Towelroot.
- A window will pop up. Choose SuperSU. The Towelroot app will show on your phone. Now press the “Make It Rain” button. Wait for the process to finish. The phone will reboot.
That is basically it. Your Sony Xperia Z2 is rooted with no custom recovery install and with locked bootloader. The guide has been confirmed to work with the C6543 variant but it should work on other models too.