Guide to root T Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S

By | August 27, 2014


Own a brand new T Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S ? Great! Let us show you how you can root your Xperia and then get best rooted apps on it. Having a rooted device doesn’t only allow us to install rooted app but also help to flash a custom recovery, when that becomes available.

Still you are in dilemma to root or not, here is the benefits of having rooted Android smartphone:

  • Free up storage space (because of the above benefit).
  • Increase battery life (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).
  • Update to a new version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • Many of other customization options are there you can get by flashing a custom ROM that requires root access.
  • Increase performance (after removing apps that are always running, the device will be less bogged down and run smoother).
  • Remove apps that were preinstalled by your carrier/manufacturer from your device.


  • This’ll void the warranty of your device. Do it at your own risk.
  • The process mentioned below works only with Windows based PCs.
  • You must have installed proper driver on your PC.
  • You must have enabled the USB debugging on your device (Settings > Developer options > USB debugging).
  • And Unknown sources as well by (Settings > Security > Unknown sources).

Files to Download:

  • Download: ADB
  • Download PWN and save it on your PC.

Guide to root T Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S

  1. Download and extract both the file on your Desktop.
  2. Connect your device to your PC via USB cable.
  3. Launch a Command Prompt Window on your desktop. here is a simple way to do that, just hold down Shift and right-click on any blank area on your screen and select Open command window here.
  4. Now type in following commands into the Command Prompt Window, one-by-one.
    adb push pwn /data/local/tmp/pwn
    adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/pwn
    adb shell /data/local/tmp/pwn
  5. When it’s done, issue the following command:
    adb reboot
  6. As you enter the command your device will reboot.

Once your device boots-up, just walk over to Google Play Store and download and install the app called SuperSU. You have successfully rooted your T Mobile Xperia Z1S, now enjoy.

Author: Galvin Carter

Galvin Carter, the Associate Editor at The Tech Bulletin, is a computer programmer by profession and a geek by passion. He likes to gather knowledge about current technologies, gadgets. Being an Android lover, his content revolves around Android. +GalvinCarter