[ROOTING GUIDE] SONY Xperia Z3 rooting and installing custom recovery

[ROOTING GUIDE] SONY Xperia Z3 rooting and installing custom recovery

This rooting guide is strictly for Sony Xperia Z3 D6603, D6633 and D6653.
Before rooting your device you have to search for what is rooting and the benefits of rooting and I am NOT RESPONSIBLE for any damage.
If you understand the risk of rooting but still you need to root your device then you are most welcome to this guide.

WARNING – This will void your warranty.
To root your device you have to unlock the bootloader, which may erase all your data in internal storage!

Please follow the link for how to backup all the data on your android device:
Step by step guide to take full backup of your phone data

After taking backup of your phone, go and unlock your bootloader here.
SONY’s official bootloader unlock page

Xperia Z3 is not listed over there, so you need to select your device model as “Xperia Z3 Compact”
(Don’t worry, it all follows almost the same steps)

After unlocking the bootloader make sure that you have the following things in hand to start with the rooting method.
Required things:
Xperia Z3 USB Drivers
Fastboot and adb binaries
SuperSu binaries developed by Chainfire
Custom recovery for Xperia Z3 D6653 / D6603 23.0.A.2.93
Custom recovery for Xperia Z3 D6633 23.0.F.1.74


[Rooting guide for Xperia Z3]

STEP by STEP ROOTing guide for your Xperia Z3:

The complete process will be split into three things as following:
– Unlocking the Bootloader (Which you have already done in the above step)
– Installing a custom recovery
– Installing the ROOT package using the custom recovery

Flashing a Custom Recovery:

Unzip the fastboot and adb binaries and save it in some folder.
Copy the recovery image file inside the fastboot and adb folder.

Boot into fastboot mode.
Power off device > hold volume up button + connect USB cable
If you are in bootloader mode then the LED will turn into BLUE

Now type the following command to install the custom recovery image onto your Nexus device:

$ fastboot flash boot <recovery_image_file.name>

e:g fastboot flash boot bootZ3monxtest01.img

$ fastboot reboot

or you can Reboot and try entering recovery by pressing vol up / vol down repetitively until booting into recovery

Rooting guide:

Rooting guide will only work only after the custom recovery installation.
If you will SKIP the custom recovery installation process and perform only these steps then rooting will not be done.

After rebooting your phone, Copy the SuperSu zip file to your SD card(By using a USB cable or via adb push command).

After copying the SuperSu zip file to your SD card you have to go to the recovery and there you have to install this zip file.
To do so use the following command:

$ adb reboot recovery

Select the Install Zip from SDcard option.
Select the SuperSU zip file where you have kept in the SD card.

After successfully completing all the above mentioned steps your device will be rooted.

Have fun and stay tuned to get more updates.

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