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How to root a Xperia z5 device (Bootloader unlock allowed = Yes) WITHOUT data loss

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How to root a Xperia z5 device (Bootloader unlock allowed = Yes) WITHOUT data loss

Hello, this is about how to root a Xperia z5 device (Bootloader unlock allowed = Yes) WITHOUT factory reset / lost data.

Refer to the following procedure (but with data loss)
https://developer.sony.com/develop/open-devices/get-started/unlock-bootloader/how-to-unlock-bootload...

Here is the scenario:
I've moved my data from internal memory of my Xperia z5 to a micro SD card, which accidently got fractured when I removed from my cellphone.

Now I'm trying to recovery the "deleted data" from internal memory with recovery programs, such as DiskDigger and Mini Tool.
These programs requires root, but the main problem is having the data deleted while granting the root access (this will trigger a factory reset).

If I follow the above Sony procedure to grant root access, then the device will be reset and the data flaged as "deleted" (which still can be recovered if no overwritten yet by Android OS) will be lost.


Is there any temporary superSU, anything you can help me to grant root access without perform any reset on my mobile?

Recuva software isn't requiring root access, but it can't map the phone as storage driver to scan it and recovery the data. (Note: Windows recognizes it normaly and I can open the folders inside mobile device, but Recuva not and probably because of root permission).

Caught between a rock and a hard place: Whithout root I can't recovery the data moved/deleted from internal memory. But, by granting the root, the data will be permanently deleted.

I really appreaciate if you could help me! Thank you

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Re: How to root a Xperia z5 device (Bootloader unlock allowed = Yes) WITHOUT data loss

Hi,

 

unfortunately there is no way tu unlock the bootloader without a strage wipe

 

Regards

Alin