How to root Sony Xperia Z3

By | October 9, 2014

As we Know that the Xperia Z3 is the latest flagship Smartphone of Sony Xperia series. If you are planning to root this latest flagship Sony Smartphone, then I can help you with this article. Once you have followed all the simplest steps which are given below, then you’ll have root-access on your  Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone.


Here are Benefits of Rooting of the Sony Xperia Z3

  • After rooting you can able to remove the apps which were pre-installed by your carrier/manufacturer from your device that you not want your Smartphone
  • Free up storage space (because of the above benefit). You will maximum Phone storage
  • After the rooting you can observe that battery life of the Smartphone is increases (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).
  • Increase performance (after removing apps that are always running, the device will be less bogged down and run smoother).
  • You will get updated and the latest version of Android Operating System (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • It provide customization’s option when you use your new found administrative rights to flash a custom ROM (again, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).

Requirements for Rooting of the Xperia Z3

  • This will void the warranty of your device. So we are won’t be held responsible for the consequences of this procedure.<lime/li>
  • This should work for the D66XX variants of the device.
  • You must have to unlocked the bootloader  of the device before doing this procedure.
  • You must be running on stock Android 4.4.4 firmware for this to work.
  • This should flash a custom recovery as well.

Here are Files to Download

  • Download Fastboot and save it to your desktop. You can download from here!
  • Download Advanced Stock Kernel and save it to your desktop. Click here! to download.
  • Download SuperSU .zip and save it to your desktop.  You can download from here!

Before Rooting Flashing a Custom Recovery on the Sony Xperia Z3

  1. For this you have to extract the files from Fastboot to your desktop by right-clicking on it and selecting Extract here.
  2. And after that you have to enable USB debugging on your device by heading to Menu > Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.
  3. Now you can plug in your device to your PC using the USB cable.
  4. Now you have to launch the Command Prompt Window on your desktop. To do that, hold down Shift and right-click on any blank area on your screen and select Open command window here.
  5. Now you can type in following command into the Command Prompt Window: adb reboot fastboot
  6. Now your device should reboot into fastboot mode.
  7. Once there, issue the following command: fastboot flash boot boot.img
  8. It should flash the boot image on your device.
  9. When it’s done, issue the following command: fastboot reboot
  10. Your device should reboot.

Steps to Rooting the Sony Xperia Z3

  1. First of all you have to plug in your  Xperia device to your PC via the help of USB cable.
  2. After that you have to copy from your desktop over to the root of your SD card.
  3. When it’s copied, Now you have to unplug your device from your PC.
  4. Now you can turn OFF your device.
  5. Turn it back on by holding down Volume UP and Power buttons together.
  6. Your device should reboot into CWM Recovery Mode.
  7. Select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard.
  8. Choose to be flashed on your device.
  9. Hit Yes when prompted and it should begin flashing the selected file on your device.
  10. When the flashing’s done, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.