Root access – much like jailbreaks for iOS, except much better. For those who don’t know, root access – commonly known as rooting a device, has been a process many do to their Android device to install custom ROMs and customizing their Android device.
Astonishingly, root access of the much-talked-about Sony Xperia Z has been successfully achieved. What really is amazing is that this was achieved even before the smartphone’s global launch date. The Sony Xperia Z arrived the French shelves yesterday and is expecting to be available in the rest of Europe in two days. Despite this, a recognized developed over at XDA, DooMLoRD has managed to gain root access on the smartphone.
According to the developer, the modification of the CF-Auto-Root for the Nexus 4 smartphone from Google and LG has worked on the Sony Xperia Z, helping him achieve the root access. Unlike iOS jailbreaks who takes lots of beta testing, root access is now available to those who own an Xperia Z as a tutorial for said procedure on the Xperia Z is now available over at XDA forums.
However, it is crucial to note that the process of rooting your Xperia Z involves some rather high risk and would void your warranty for obvious reasons. Proceed with the instructions only if you are sure about what you are doing.