Rooting the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium E6853 smartphone is how to install many more apps than your Android OS would otherwise allow. In essence, by rooting the Z5 device, you are unlocking the operating system so it can do more for you. Rooting isn’t all about apps either. You can sometimes need root access to install a custom ROM if the ROM requires root permissions to run, running a custom kernel and more.

We already have the guide on how to install a custom recovery on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, so you can definitely install every custom ROM out there available for your device once you finish this guide. Typically it’s the custom recovery you need for installing new ROMs, since you must boot your Xperia Z5 Premium up in the custom recovery mode and flash the new ROM zip file with the ‘Install’ feature.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Files You Need

  1. You must have the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium bootloader unlocked before you can follow this guide.
  2. You must have a custom recovery installed on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone before following this guide. You are relying on that same custom recovery to install the SuperSU exploit.
  3. Download the SuperSU from this page.
  4. You are voiding the warranty on your Sony Xperia Z5 Premium device by following this guide. You can unroot by removing the SuperSU app or by installing the stock ROM back on your device. Doing so will make the warranty work again if you want to send it away to Sony.

Rooting the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium E6853

  1. Download the SuperSU file to the computer and have it waiting on the desktop. It doesn’t matter what computer you use — it can be Windows, Linux or even a Mac computer.
  2. Connect the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium device to the computer using a USB cable.
  3. Copy the SuperSU file to the root of the SD card internal storage. The root of the SD card on your Z5 means keep it on the topmost folder.
  4. Boot the Xperia Z5 Premium device up in the custom recovery mode by installing the Quick Boot application from the Google Play Store, or by using the hardware key buttons.
  5. Once you are in the recovery mode, tap on the Backup option to take a complete backup of your data using the NANDroid feature.
  6. Now tap on the ‘Install’ option from the main menu.
  7. Browse the SD card for the SuperSU file that should still be zipped.
  8. Swipe to confirm you want to install that SuperSU file.
  9. Choose the Reboot System Now option from the main recovery menu

Wait as your Z5 Premium reboots back up in normal mode and is now rooted with the SuperSU app available from the app drawer. Anyone who has just rooted the Android operating system and becomes the root user for the first time might not understand what to do next. Well, we can tell you that most of the fun remains on the same Google Play Store that you have always used. The only difference is what apps you can install now. There is no dedicated section of the Google Play Store that tells us what we can install, so we need to learn the names of the apps before going there. You can do that by checking out our list of the best root apps for the Android OS and see which ones you like. All of them can be installed on the device in your hands.