The Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact receive root and custom recovery support

Courtesy of recognized developer DooMLoRD, you can now root your new Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, and also slap on a custom recovery for all your flashing needs. 

To do so, you'll need a model of either with an unlocked bootloader (stock firmware or ROMs based on it), and you'll have to flash a custom kernel. Once done, you'll have access to a ClockWorkMod custom recovery (v6.0.4.7). From that point on, if you'd like to root your Z3 or Z3 Compact, you'll have to download SuperSU and save it onto an SD card and flash it through CWM. The developer recommends you download BusyBox right after rooting, and install it in /system/xbin. 

Right now, the list of known issues is very short: you'll only have to settle for not being able to use adb through the recovery. According to DooMLoRD, this can be solved later. For now though, you can enjoy your new-found freedom (granted you have one of the two new Xperias). 

For the full installation instructions, refer to the source link below.

source: xda-developers [Z3], [Z3 Compact]

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Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)

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7 Comments

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Nice, that was quick. I'll hope for TWRP though.

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow waiting on Verizon Wireless to OFFICIALLY release the Xperia Z3. So very cool! I really want PAC on this phone!!!

2. kwirin

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Xperia Z3 compact = better than iPhone for sure!

6. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Why are you so sure? Do you own a Z3C? I do and I'll tell you this, the phone is nice and all but its display is a piece of crap. Go to a store and check it out for yourself.

3. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Sony really deserves more credit than it gets

7. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Before you spout bs, let analyze all the Xperias Sony has made in the last 5 years and compare them to others of the same tier and price range. I dare you.

5. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

guys i need help i was a samsung falgships user and it was very easy to root but i bought sony xperia z1 and i am unable to root it !can someone help me to do it on lattest frimware ?

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