Posted on Jan 24 2015 - 11:05pm by Anurag Kumar

For a long time one click root access on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware was not available but now with a brilliant work by zxz0O0 using CVE-2014-4322 exploit in his giefroot – Rooting Tool, root has been achieved now.

v1 of giefroot – Rooting Tool has been released for the time being which supports only Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact for the time being. It is not working on Xperia Z2. Confirmed working on Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 ( 23.0.A.2.93 firmware ), D6603 ( 23.0.A.2.93 firmware ). Rooting voids the warranty of your device so proceed at your own risk ( after rooting you will receive all future updates, it does not need unlocking of bootloader ).


It works only on Firmware dated < October 2014 ( both kernel and system ).

Go to phone about settings option, tap on build number 7 times to enable developer mode option. Under Developer mode settings enable the below mentioned settings.

  • Enable USB Debugging.
  • Allow mock location.

adb drivers must be installed on your PC.

How to Root ?

  • Download the below mentioned giefroot – Rooting Tool.

giefroot – Rooting Tool – V1 supports only Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.


  • Connect your device to PC and then enable airplane mode in your device.
  • Open the download file, extract it in your PC. Click on install.bat file > follow onscreen instructions.
  • If all goes well your device is now rooted.

giefroot - Rooting Tool

giefroot - Rooting Tool CVE-2014-4322 exploit

Error Message : Device not rooted > Try running the above mentioned whole process again for the second time.

Need any more help with above process, check the source link below to get in touch with the developer.

NOTE : Check these steps mentioned by serajr to achieve root on latest .77 firmware ( locked bootloader ).

Source – XDA | Credits : zxz0O0 and Keen Team

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16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. pg_xp January 26, 2015 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    I tried to root my D6653 using this exploit but can’t acheive root. It says device not rooted…! What i have to do?
    I tried second time too as mentioned in above post…
    thanks in advance!

  2. Henrique January 26, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Work in Xperia Z3 Dual(D6633)?

    • Anurag Kumar January 26, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      try it mate, there is no harm in trying.

  3. Luis Gonzalez January 28, 2015 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Works for Z3 dual D6633 23.0.F.1.74?

  4. wd January 28, 2015 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Can i root xperia z3. 93?

  5. Luis Gonzalez January 29, 2015 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Thank you very much for your help, but does not work in the Z3 D6633 dual 23.0.F.1.74

  6. Luis Gonzalez January 29, 2015 at 7:30 am - Reply

    I lied, I went back to try because I miss you activate the test location and run at 100% thank you very much

  7. Luis Gonzalez January 30, 2015 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Update dual z3 to version 23.0.1.F.0.96 and lost the root any help?

  8. rayyan February 28, 2015 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Hi,i want to ask,im using sony xperia z3 but a clone from korea. I can still use that exploit to root my z3 or not? I tried it but it said that my kernel/device not supported,please help me,tq

    • kira June 24, 2015 at 11:48 am - Reply

      We have same unit have you successfully rooted your phone?

  9. Tom March 6, 2015 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Hi, I was wondering, is it enough to do the steps with giefroot_v1 (is v3 now, hope it’s ok) to get root or do I also have to do the steps with the 77 firmware.

    NOTE : Check these steps mentioned by serajr to achieve root on latest .77 firmware ( locked bootloader ).

  10. Frozenpk March 29, 2015 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    It doesn’t work on my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Android 4.4.4
    Firmware: 23.0.1.A.5.77

    It says my Device/Kernel is not supported. I set Mock Locations on, Usb Debugging on and Verifying of installing apps via ADB/ADT off, just in case.

    What to do?

    I don’t want to harm my warranty completely by Unlocking Bootloader.

    • Frozenpk March 29, 2015 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      It is D5803 though.

  11. Prysmatyk April 19, 2015 at 2:04 am - Reply

    6616 Model
    23.0.D.1.123 Build
    3.4.0 Kernel Sept 2014

    CVE Note:
    Your device seems not vulnerable!

    Ran several times.
    Rebooted manually, but does not unlock bootloader.

    Anything else I can try?

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