Sony Xperia Z2 gets root and ClockwordMod recovery ahead of its western launch

by: Andrew GrushApril 1, 2014

sony xperia z2 unboxing (19 of 24)

The Sony Xperia Z2 currently has extremely limited availability and now isn’t expected to land in western markets such as the UK and Europe until May, but that’s not stopping well-known XDA member DooMLoRD from bringing a root method for the flagship device.

The new method is based on ClockworkMod version and seems pretty easy to install, though it is important to note that you will need to have an unlocked bootloader in order for this to work. Thankfully, the process of unlocking a handset is relatively straight forward on most modern Sony devices.

With an unlocked bootloader and root access in place, you’ll not only be able to use special apps that require root privileges, but the door will also be open when it comes to installing and using custom ROMs and other modifications.

For more instructions and details on what’s all involved, be sure to check out the XDA developer’s forum. Anyone planning on picking up the Sony Xperia Z2, if so, do you plan on rooting the device or not?

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  • celestialmech

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  • Andy

    We like the improved screen and we were also particularly impressed by
    the boosted video capabilities. The addition of 4K video capture, while
    it may not be that useful at the moment, is a statement of intent and
    also a neat piece of futureproofing from Sony.
    And if you have decided to become a proud owner of this device, perhaps you’re in the market for a solid and beautiful protection case as well.