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Root Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact with Giefroot Tool

By | February 19, 2015

If you  have Sony Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact and want to install custom ROMs on it but for this you must have rooted the device. This article will help you to Root Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact with Giefroot Tool, just follow the simple steps that I mentioned below to root your device. Don’t forget to read also Disclaimer.


Benefits of rooting

  • With the help of root access, one can remove those apps which are pre-installed by your network provider or by manufacturer.
  • Because of rooting you can also get the free storage space, rooted apps are available for efficient memory management.
  • After rooting user can also update their phone to the latest version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM).
  • It provides customization options when you use your new administrative rights to flash a custom ROM (again, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • Rooting also increases the battery life of the Smartphone because those running constantly can be removed).

Things to be Done

  • This will void the warranty of your device.
  • Download and install proper USB driver.
  • This only works for the Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact variants of the device. To find out what variant you have, head to Menu > Settings > About phone and it should be listed under Model Number.
  • You must have enabled the USB debugging on your device (Settings > Developer options > USB debugging).
  • For security reasons, create a complete backup of all your data.

Files to Download

Root Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact with Giefroot Tool

  • Download the Giefroot Tool that I provide the line above.
  • Switch on your device and connect it to PC via USB cable.
  • Your device is in the Airplane Mode that avoid interruptions during the process.
  • Extract the Giefroot Tool file which you downloaded, and then run the .BAT file.
  • enables the  USB Debugging on your device if prompted.
  • The program will automatically root your Xperia Z3or Z3 Compact.

Great! Now you can enjoy XposedFramework and applications which require root! If you find some problem in any steps, lets us know in comment box.


The guide involved in flashing custom recoveries, ROMs and rooting your phone are highly custom and may damage your device. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

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