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 giefroot_v1.zip file, extract it in your PC. Click on install.bat file > follow onscreen instructions.
- If all goes well your device is now rooted.
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.