How to Root Sony Xperia Z on a Mac

By rooting your android gadget you can access the settings that was locked previously. So here is the complete details about rooting Sont Xperia Z on Mac.

Sony Xperia Z is one of the best phones launched by Sony. It Contains 1.5 GHz Scorpion Dual-core processor with 1 GB RAM, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 8MP Rear and 2MP Front camera, and many more exciting features.

Rooting is a procedure to get the privileged control in Android subsystem. It is performed in order to overcome the limitations that are being implemented by the hardware manufacturers and carriers, so that they can access all of the settings that a normal user can’t, can run the apps that asks for admin permissions, or to alter some system applications.

So, here we will tell you how to root Sony Xperia Z on a Mac. But before starting with the procedure, please read disclaimer, pre-requisite & other important notes. So, let’s begin with this.


By rooting, warranty of your Sony Xperia Z will be voided. We are not responsible if anything wrong happens in between the process. And just to be sure that this article is only for Sony Xperia Z, so don’t try it on any other mobile and if you want to then try it yourself.

Sony Xperia Z


  1. Your Sony Xperia Z must be at least 70-80% charged.
  2. Enable the Debugging Mode(USB) (“Settings” -> “Manage Applications” -> “Development” -> “USB Debugging”)
  3. Make sure that you’ve backed up all of the necessary data.
  4. And last but not the least install USB drivers of Sony Xperia.

Steps to be followed to root Sony Xperia Z on a Mac are:

Step 1:

Connect your Sony Xperia Z on your Mac using the data cable provided with your Sony Xperia Z.

Step 2:

Just, download Motochopper file and paste it to your Mac’s desktop.

Step 3:

Now, open the terminal and type the following commands to start rooting your Sony Xperia Z.

  • cd Desktop
  • cd Motochopper
  • chmod 755 *
  • sudo sh

Step 4:

Once the scripting is started, just press enter to root your Sony Xperia Z and don’t forget to allow the USB debugging.

Step 5:

Once the process is finished do not forget to press enter in order to reboot your Sony Xperia Z.

Step 6:

When your Sony Xperia Z is finished rebooting, just open the app drawer of your Sony Xperia Z and make sure you have SuperUser app already installed on your Sony Xperia Z. If you don’t have it, then you can download the app, and install it.

Step 7:

In order to confirm that your Sony Xperia Z is rooted, install an app naming Titanium Backup, and check that whether you are getting a SuperUser request or not.

So, by following these simple steps you can root your Sony Xperia Z on a Mac.

Hope this article about how to root Sony Xperia Z on a Mac helped you.




Prashant Sharma

Prashant Sharma is a Delhi based Entrepreneur who spent most of his college days polishing his marketing skills and went for his first business venture at 19. Having tasted failure in his entrepreneurial debut, he turned a Tech-enthusiast, specializing in web technologies later. Join him on Google Plus

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