Root Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact Without Unlocking Bootloader

Most of the Sony Xperia users knows that to root the android smartphone first they need to unlock the bootloader, and that was the lengthy process and takes so much time. Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are latest smartphone form the Sony, if you recently bought the device and looking for a guide to root your device. Here is a good news for you, now you don’t have to unlock the bootloader of the phone to get the root access. All credit goes to the XDA forum member zxz0O0, who released the new giefroot rooting tool for Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. With this rooting tool you can easily root locked Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. All you have to download this tool on your windows Machine and follow the onscreen instruction to get the root access.

The guide is pretty simple, but before following this guide do take the backup of your phone and save all the files in some safe place.

Root Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

Procedure To Root Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

Step 1. Enable USB debugging enabled
Settings => About phone => Click 7 times on Android Build to unlock developer.

Step 2. Under Developer Options, enable ‘Allow Mock Locations’, to properly root your device.

Step 3. Install the latest Sony USB drivers from here.

Step 4. Download the root tool for Xeprai z3 and Z3 compact here and extract it on your desktop.

Step 5. Now connect your phone to the Windows PC with USB cable.

Step 6. Put your device in air plane mode.

Step 7. Run install.bat and follow the instructions on screen.


Congratulations! You should now be rooted. If you get an error “Device not rooted”, try running the tool a second time.

Rajesh Rajput is Tech Blogger, who loves to write about Android Tips, How to Guides, Reviews, ROMs, and more.