Easily Root Xperia ZL and Z by using Bin4ry Root Script

As I had anticipated, finally we are able to root Sony Xperia ZL and Z although with locked bootloader, we should appreciate Goroh_kun and Bin4ry from xda, who have made an easy method to root our phones. Now we only need a couple of minutes to gain root on this device, simply by running a Root and Restore script on Windows PCs, and then we will be able to run any apps that require root access such as Titanium Backup, Adaway, etc.


As we know, before the script is available, we have to unlock the bootloader in order to root Xperia ZL or Xperia Z. Unlocking does give advantages to modders but it requires necessary skills that not everyone has it.

Here is a step by step how to gain root access on Xperia ZL / Z by using Bin4ry’s script:

  1. If you ever connect your phone to your PC you don’t need to set up device drivers, but if you get an error message or the phone is not recognized by PC while running the script, then you should re-install the drivers, grab it here.
  2. On your device, go to Settings > Developers option to enable USB Debugging.
  3. Then allow your phone to install apk files (Superuser apps), enable Unknown source in Settings > Security.
  4. Connect Xperia ZL or Z with Windows PC through stock USB cable.
  5. Grab Root with Restore script by Bin4ry, then extract anywhere on your PC. Run RunMe.bat by double clicking it.
  6. root xperia z zl bin4ry method

  7. Once the cmd window is show up, on the device type select New Xperia Root by Goroh_kun by typing 3.
  8. After the ZL or Z Xperia root process has been completed successfully, verify it by installing Titanium Backup or Adaway apps.


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5 Responses

  1. Ali
    March 26, 2013 at 12:51 AMReply

    can we update the firmware on the air by phone and no worry about bricking the phone after this method of root?in the other methods of root with unlocking bootloader we couldn’t update on the air,because the phone would brick.

    • Fridza
      March 31, 2013 at 8:21 AMReply

      Yes you can, but to make sure unroot it before take an OTA.

  2. patrick
    May 9, 2013 at 9:42 PMReply

    Need to update your procedure to add that the user needs to set the phone from MTP mode to Mass Storage Mode so that when you plug in the phone, it is recognised properly by the running script. When in MTP mode, the phone is recognised by Windows Explorer and the Sony PC Companion software but it does not come up within the batch script session.

    To change from MTP to Mass Storage Mode, go to Settings – Xperia – USB Connectivity

  3. Taha
    February 16, 2014 at 6:06 AMReply

    I tried rooting my phone via this process. It asks me to go to display options as asked after agreeing the option for backup. The CMD process hangs there,,, there is no progression

  4. Xperia User
    July 5, 2014 at 9:03 AMReply

    Can I use this method to root on Xperia Z running on 4.3 build 10.4.1.B.0.101 ?

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