How To Root And InstalL PhilZ Custom Recovery In Sony Xperia ZL On Android 4.3 Jellybean


Sony rolled out Android 4.3 Jellybean update for Xperia ZL few days ago. After updating your Xperia ZL, root access removed from your device. In this article you will find out how to get root access back and install PhilZ custom recovery in Xperia ZL.

Some Benefits Of Rooting :

  • Free up storage space by removing apps and services that were preinstalled by your carrier/manufacturer from your device.
  • Increase battery life (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).
  • Increase performance with Tweaks & Mods available for device.
  • Update to a new version of Android with Custom ROMs.
  • You can flash Tons of Custom ROMs after rooting and flashing Custom Recovery for better performance and looks.


Below are some warning statements that you must be knowing before preparing to Root or Install Custom Rom in your Android Smartphone/Tablet:

  • Rooting/Installing Custom ROM is not an authorized process hence you’ll be losing all your warranty benefits over your Android Smartphone  after Rooting/Installing it.
  • There are certain risks of damaging your Android Smartphone/Tablets while Rooting/Installing Custom ROM in it. Hence, it is recommended that you proceed at your own risk and we are not to be held responsible even if your Smartphone gets damaged during or after completing the Rooting/Custom ROM installation process.
  • You might not receive any future official software or firmware updates after rooting and installing Custom ROM in your Android Smartphone.

Before You Begin:

  1. You must have a Sony Xperia ZL C6502 / C6506 (Please Don’t use it in any other device,If you want other help contact us)
  2. You need a Windows Based PC or Laptop for this Procedure.
  3. Enable USB Debugging in your device (Learn How to Enable USB Debugging from Here
  4. Download & Install Sony Xperia ZL USB Drivers in your Windows Based PC or Laptop.Connect your device with PC for complete the installation.
  5. Make sure your device have 50% battery left (If  not charge your device  first)
  6. Make a Backup of your Data for safety.

Download Required Files:

How To Install PhilZ Recovery In Xperia ZL:

  • Download PhilZ Recovery zip file in your PC.
  • Extract PhilZ Recovery zip file in your PC.
  • Now open the folder named lockeddualrecovery from the extracted zip file.
  • Connect your device to PC with USB cable.
  • Now locate and Run the install.bat file in that folder.
  • Your device will automatically boot in PhilZ Recovery mode.
  • Now in PhilZ Recovery use Volume buttons to navigate to Reboot System Now and use Power button to select it and reboot your device.
  • PhilZ Recovery is successfully installed in your device now.

How To Root Sony Xperia ZL:

  • Download SuperSU zip file from above and copy it in your SD card ( Don’t copy it in any folder).
  • Now Turn Off your device.
  • Turn ON your device again, as soon as green LED light turns ON, start pressing Volume Up to boot your device into PhilZ Recovery Mode.
  • Now use Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select.
  • Now select install zip option in Recovery Mode, then a new window will appear select choose zip from /sdcard there.
  • Now locate and select SuperSU zip file.
  • Recovery will start flashing SuperSU in your device, once the installation is over, Select +++Go Back+++
  • Now select Reboot System Now to reboot your device.

That’s it, Your Sony Xperia ZL running on Android 4.3 Jellybean is successfully rooted now and PhilZ Custom Recovery is successfully flashed in your device.

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