Despite being old, Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra is still one of the most powerful phablets in the around. The phone features flagship level specs and is shipped with plenty of power. That being said, considering how it is also a part of the iconic Z series and Sony promised to update the entire Z series. The update started with current flagships and moved backwards. The original Xperia Z is still waiting for the update to hit.
The Lollipop update brings a host of changes and the best thing is that you can even root it without unlocking the bootloader. So without wasting any time, let’s get down to the rooting process.
Note: If you are running Android Lollipop or 4.4.4 Kitkat You have to wait as we are preparing a guide that will let the users know how to downgrade their Xperia phones.
- Make sure your battery is charged to at least 70 percent.
- The ADB drivers must be set up. Here’s how to.
- Turn on the USB debugging by going to Settings > About Phone > Tapping the ‘Build number’ at least 7-8 times and going back into settings and then going to Developer Options.
- Backup your apps and important messages.
- Download and install flashtool from here.
- Root your older firmware using this tool. Install the latest recovery from here. Make sure you download the installer.
- Download the Lollipop flashable zips from the following links; Xperia Z Ultra C6806 | Xperia Z Ultra C6802
How To Root Xperia Z Ultra C6802/C6806 14.5.A.0.242 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
- Place the flashable zip you downloaded in your phone (external or internal).
- Reboot your phone into recovery. For doing that; turn off your phone > turn it back on > start pressing volume up or volume down when you feel the phone vibrate.
- From the recovery, do a factory reset/data wipe. Wipe cache as well.
- Choose to install zip from recovery.
- Navigate to where you have placed the flashable.zip.
- Choose it and confirm it using the power button.
- The flashing process will begin.
- Let the process complete it.
- Once it completes, reboot the phone.