Normally when rooting a non-Nexus device, your first order of the day becomes finding out exactly what its particular rooting instructions are and what tools you need. For most users, this then means downloading a toolkit with the appropriate root exploit, superuser binary and control app, and a custom recovery. However, it’s always nice to see a utility that is compatible with a large number of devices.
Well thanks to XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, this is no longer a big issue for a large number of Sony devices. Housed in our recently launched Cross-Device Development forum for Sony Devices, the toolkit has been tested and found compatible with (at least) a grand total of 25 devices across 43 configurations.
Make your way over to the rooting toolkit thread to get started.
It is important to note that for Sony Xperia Z, ZL, and ZR devices running 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware or later, the toolkit will not work. This is because the perf_event exploit used in the utility has since been patched. To root these devices, head over to the rooting thread for the Sony Xperia Z/ZL/ZR.