Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact has just been out in market and it has not been a very long since users got their hands on it and both devices have achieved root and CWM recovery is now available for installation. Demerit of present method of rooting is that bootloader needs to be unlocked otherwise it can’t be done.
Xperia Z3 D6XX and Xperia Z3 Compact D58XX are compatible with the below posted method. Keep in mind that unlocking bootloader will void your device’s warranty so proceed at your own risk. Camera is working after unlocking bootloader so no issues about it.
How to Root Xperia Z3
To root Xperia Z3 you must be on stock android 4.4.4 23.0.A.2.93 firmware , unlocked bootloader, working fastboot. Remember adb is not working in recovery for the time being. To unlock bootloader visit here.
You need to flash the kernel ( Download Z3_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_v01_FW-93.img ) first. Detailed Steps mentioned by XDA dev DooMLoRD here.
To enter in recovery when Sony logo comes and LED light turns pink/amber/orange keep on pressing Volume Up button.
After you are done with flashing kernel, now let’ see how to root Xperia Z3. Follow these steps to root your Xperia Z3.
How to Root Xperia Z3 Compact
To root Xperia Z3 Compact you must be on stock android 4.4.4 23.0.A.2.105 firmware , unlocked bootloader, working fastboot. You will get CWM recovery 18.104.22.168.
You need to flash the kernel ( Download Z3c_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_v01_FW-105.img ) first. Detailed Steps mentioned by XDA dev DooMLoRD here.
One you are done with flashing kernel, now to root your Xperia Z3 Compact follow these steps.
Do let us know if you have successfully rooted your Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. Drop your comments below.
Kudos to XDA dev DooMLoRD 🙂