Methods to Root Sharp Z2 and install TWRP custom recovery

Sharp Z2 announced on 2016, October. Out of the box, it comes with Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow).

It has 5.5 inches (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio) LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. It's screen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density). Sharp Z2 is powered by Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 chipset. It has Deca-core (2x2.3GHz Cortex-A72, 4x2.0GHz Cortex-A53, 4x1.4GHz Cortex-A53) CPU with 4 GB RAM and it has Mali-T880 MP4 as a Graphics Processing Unit(GPU). It has internal storage of 32 GB with support of microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) as external storage. It has Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) with GSM / HSPA / LTE network support of speed HSPA, LTE. Sharp Z2 has main rear camera of 16 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash. It has non-removable li-ion 3000 mah battery.

Declaration
Do this on your own risk. You device's warranty may be void after following these instructions. If any thing goes wrong and you just end up with a bricked or semi-bricked device then nieghter our site or any of these app devolopers will be responsible.
  • Your device must have atleat 60% of charge.
  • Goto Settings -> Security and enable the "Unknown sources".
  • For your safety, please take backup of your importent stuffs.
  • Turn on USB debugging mode from Developer Options on your Sharp Z2. To turn on USB debugging you have to enable Developer options, GoTo settings -> About and tap multiple times on build number.
  • A working windows PC.

Steps to install TWRP on Sharp Z2

  1. Goto official TWRP page and download twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img file for your Sharp Z2. Keep twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img file in a separate folder.

  2. Your PC must have ADB & fastboot installed and configured. For quick installation try 15 Second ADB installer. Download link

  3. Now connect your device to your PC and goto twrp folder and press and hold shift then rightclick on white space and "Open command window here".

  4. Now type following commands at command prompt.

    • "adb reboot bootloader" - to boot your device into bootloader.

    • after booting into bootloader type "fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img" - this will flash TWRP recovery on your Sharp Z2.

    • "fastboot reboot" - to reboot your device.

    • After reboot type "adb reboot recovery" - to boot into recovery mode.

We strongly suggest you to visit xda-developers, and do some research on the way to root Sharp Z2.

Methods to Root Sharp Z2 without PC

  1. If you Have already installed TWRP :

    • Download Super SU by chainfire from the following link and put it in the root of your internal storage.

    • Boot into TWRP from your device and install/flash UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip zip in your Sharp Z2.

    • Congratualtions, you have successfully rooted your device and installed TWRP.

  2. If your don't have a working TWRP installed then you can try :

    • Download KingRoot APK from here and install it on your Sharp Z2. After installation go to app drawer and open KingRoot app and click on orange circle("FIX") then wait for some time. Now, Reboot your device.

    • If you want to istall SuperSU and remove any other apps like KingRoot etc the just download and install SuperSU me apk on you device and follow instructions.

After rooting check the root status with root checker app. Download it here.

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