Root Xperia Z3 / Z2 on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Stock Build 23.1.A.28 – How To

Android Lollipop is rolling out for most of the latest smartphones and tablets globally such as Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG, etc., so with the release of any OS version update, Android fans eagerly starting installations of those firmware on their handsets.

Being an advanced Android user, if you have Sony’s Xperia Z3 or Z2 and have installed the last stock update (Android 5.0.2) firmware build 23.1.A.28 on your device, issued by Sony in May, then no doubt you’ll be looking to get root access over the internal file system of your phone to enjoy numerous apps. You’ll be happy to know that a root package is now available for the Xperia Z3 or Z2, which comes with many awesome features like the “close-all-button” feature in the activity menu as well as fixes, stability and a lot of improvements.

sony-xperia-z3The root package contains recovery, SuperSU, and Busybox. So if you would like to get Administrative rights on your Xperia Z3/Z,2 then proceed to the step-by-step installation guide to start installing the root package.


This guide containing the root package and instructions can be used with Xperia Z3 and Z2 ,only running on the Android 5.0.2 firmware build 23.1.A.28. Do not try to install this root file on any other device or incorrect variant. As a result the device might gets bricked. Verify the model number of your phone first before proceeding to the installation guide.

Warning: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Xperia Z3 or Z3 during or after the flashing of root package. Remember that rooting the device voids its manufacturer’s warranty. This root file can be installed on both locked and unlocked bootloaders.

Required Files:

Download Root Package For Xperia Z3/Z2

Steps to Root Xperia Z3/Z2 on Android 5.0.2 Stock Build 23.1.A.28:

1:- First, extract root package ( that you’ve already downloaded from the above link. You’ll get the extracted files in a folder named XperiaRoot.

2:- Open the folder and the following files will appear:

  • Busybox.apk
  • Recovery.apk
  • Root.apk
  • SuperSU.apk

3:- Next, copy the files to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.

4:- Navigate the Settings > Securities and check Unknown sources.

5:- Install Root.apk.

6:- Open Root app after installation, tap on the Root button and wait for the process to finish successfully.

7:- Now install Busybox.apk and Recovery.apk as well.

8:- Open the installed Recovery app and tap on Install Recovery

9:- Next, turn the device OFF in order to boot into Recovery mode. Then press the Power button followed by the Volume Up or Down button a few times.

10:- Once the Xperia Z3/Z2 is in Recovery, select Install and locate the SuperSU zip

10:- Finally, restart the device and find the SuperSU in the App drawer.

Done! You’ve successfully installed the root package on your Xperia Z3 and Z2 on the Android 5.0.2


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