How to root Xperia Z4 Tablet




This tutorial will root your bootloader unlocked Xperia Z4 Tablet SGP712 and SGP771.

Note: You have to unlock bootloader.
DO NOT enable my Xperia before/after unlocking bootloader.
Your device will be bricked and it’s not fixable.

Bootloader Unlock

Follow the guide of this official page.
DO NOT enable my Xperia before/after unlocking bootloader.

Flash custom kernel

To get root on our Xperia Z4 Tablet, we have to use custom kernel right now. I created custom kernel which includes TWRP and disabled sony ric. Please download my kernel and TWRP. NOTE: TWRP can be used for both models, but you have to download correct kernel for your model.

You can download kernel from here.

How to:

  1. Download SuperSU from here and put it in Z4T storage
  2. Unzip my kernel zip and get boot.img
  3. Enter into fastboot mode by pressing volume up key and connect USB when the device is turned off.
  4. Run this command:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    fastboot flash recovery TWRP-***.img
  5. If it succeed, reboot your Z4T.
  6. LED will turn on, so press volume key while LED is on.
  7. TWRP will boot. Install SuperSU zip via “Install”.
  8. Reboot. Rooting is done!
    If you need, you should install Busybox.

Titanium Backup

Now you can use root apps and remount /system.

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  • Jelle

    Thanks for this.

  • Vincent Gouverneur

    hi thanks for your work,
    but despite having been able to root it (as it seams on cmd pannel screnshot)
    i am unable to access TWRP : pressing down vol UP or Down or both when the LED appears, and other combinaison of button as well
    and therefore i am unable to install SuperSU…
    i am sure i ve done something wrong, but i can’t pin point what

    I ve done several root on different devices but on this Z4 tablet, i am pretty lost,
    thanks for your reply and help

    • Did you flash TWRP img?

      fastboot flash recovery TWRP-

      NOTE: There’s problem restoring /system because of touch driver, so if you want to restore /system, use TWRP- and run adb command
      e.g. to restore (S)ystem without (M)D5 verification,


      • Vincent Gouverneur

        yes i dit flash twrp file then the boot.img but it didn’t work… and now my tablet is stucked on the sony logo, impossible to do any hard reset…

        thanks for the reply

  • Vincent Gouverneur
  • Rob Damiani

    I get into TWRP but my touch screen is inoperative.

  • Rob Damiani

    I’m confused, sorry! Will your kernel enable touchscreen? If not, how do users navigate within TWRP environment please? Thanks you again!

    • Yes, my kernel can enable touch screen in TWRP.
      As I wrote in “How to install” section, you can flash both kernel and TWRP via fastboot.

      • Rob Damiani

        flash of your kernel appears to succeed but then I “flastboot reboot” and press vol +/- many times and it just boots into Android.

        • hmm, did you flash TWRP?
          If so, please try “adb reboot recovery”

          • Rob Damiani

            no, just your boot.img

          • you have to flash TWRP…

          • Rob Damiani

            lol, ok AFTER I flash boot.img or BEFORE please?

          • Rob Damiani

            Sorry, but I do not see anywhere that you instruct to flash TWRP. All I see is this: ” I created custom kernel which includes TWRP and disabled sony ric.”

          • well, this post is old and needs rewritten.
            Please see the link I posted in previous comment.

            TWRP-3.0.2-0-20160604.img is latest TWRP.

            You should flash TWRP after you flash boot.img.

          • Rob Damiani

            I flashed TWRP and it boots to TWRP but again, no touchscreen. :(

          • Rob Damiani

            and once again, the tablet boots directly to TWRP, not to Android. Sigh.

          • really strange…
            Did you flash TWRP with this command?
            fastboot flash recovery TWRP-3.0.2-0-20160604.img

          • Rob Damiani

            no…….I think I see what I’ve been doing wrong; I typed in “fastboot flash boot twrp-3.0.2-0-20160604.img”. Could that be my issue?

          • yes…
            “boot” means kernel partition.
            You have to flash TWRP to recovery partition.
            fastboot flash recovery TWRP-3.0.2-0-20160604.img

          • Rob Damiani

            I’m so sorry to waste your time. I’ll try it again tomorrow and report back. Thank you for your time & help, greatly appreciated.

          • Rob Damiani

            This is what I’ve been installing on my Z4 Wifi tablet : SGP712_32.2.A.0.253_R4C_Latin America Generic_1295-9724

          • Rob Damiani

            IS this the correct TWRP from your download page? TWRP-3.0.2-0-20160604.img

  • Rob Damiani

    All set, thank you for your time and assistance, greatly appreciated. I am now rooted and running CM13.