Sony Xperia ZL is a price worthy android smartphone which comes with 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display powered by 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor along with 2 GB RAM and the device runs on Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop) operating system. If you own this smartphone and looking for a way to root it, then you are in the right place. I have given a tutorial to root Sony Xperia ZL smartphone here.
You can be able to root Sony Xperia ZL smartphone by using the rooting tutorial given here and get the ability to install custom ROM firmware’s, custom recoveries, remove pre-installed system applications and do a lot more things.
WARNING: Rooting your Sony Xperia ZL smartphone will void your device warranty, and you won’t be able to claim it until you unroot your device. So, think well about it before getting started with the rooting procedure.
Step 1: First, take a complete backup of your personal data in your smartphone. This step is for safety purpose.
Step 2: Then, make sure that your device has at least 50% to 60% of battery backup, as the rooting process is always a time-consuming one and if your device gets switched off in the middle of the rooting process due to lack of battery backup, it will get bricked.
Step 3: Next, enable the USB Debugging Mode in your smartphone by following this path: Settings ->Developer Options -> USB Debugging. If you can’t see the developer options in your device Settings, then enable it by following this path: Settings -> About Phone (tap on the Build Number for 5-7 times to enable it).
Step 4: Now, download Sony Xperia ZL USB driver and install it on your computer. By doing this, you will be able to connect your smartphone with the computer.
After finishing all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Root Sony Xperia ZL Android Smartphone:
Step 1: To get started, download kingoroot for windows and install it on your computer. Once the installation is completed, launch its window.
Step 2: Next, connect your smartphone to the computer using the original USB data cable. If you haven’t installed the USB driver of your device in the computer properly, Kingo Root will automatically download the required USB drivers and install them.
Step 3: After the installation of the USB driver, you will get the following message: Sony Xperia ZL Normal Mode. Root Status: No. Now, click on the “Root” button to begin the rooting process.
Step 4: It will take one or two minutes for Kingo Root to finish the rooting process, and once it is finished, you will get the message “Root Succeeded.”
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Sony Xperia ZL smartphone. For confirmation, install Root Checker for Android in your device and confirm your device’s root privileges.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than Sony Xperia ZL and would like to get rooting tutorials for the same, kindly visit our Rooting Tutorials page.
If you encounter any issues while following this rooting tutorial, do let me know via comments.