How to root Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Hexamob | Alberto Mulas 09/14/2014

New rooting method for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, the new Android phone developed by Sony, the Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in K┼Źnan Minato, Tokyo (Japan).

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics: audio and video, computers, photography, video, mobile, and professional products. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is now available for purchase and here we bring you a simple method to root it.


Method 1: Giefroot

  1. Connect your mobile device to your computer and then enable airplane mode on the phone.
  2. Download and open the file (from “Download sources”) and extract it on your computer. Click the install.bat file and follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. If all goes well the device is now rooted.

Method 2: Recovery and Busybox

1. Download ClockworkMod or TWRP recovery (you can find them in the section “Download sources“) to your device and change the name to recovery.img

2. Download SuperSU and Busybox package and transfer them to the phone’s SD card.

3. Put the phone in Bootloader mode and connect it to your computer via USB.

4. On your computer make sure you are in the same folder where you downloaded the recovery file and use this command for flashing: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

5. Finally, reboot the device into recovery mode, flash SuperSU and Busybox package and restart the device.

If you are looking for other rooting methods, visit our section called “How to root: Root your Android phone tablet. What is root?” where you can find all the rooting methods for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices including the latest and most popular phones of the moment: LG G PRO 2, HTC One Plus M8, Xiaomi MI3, Nokia X / X+ / XL, Sony Xperia ZR, Samsung Galaxy S5, Huawei Ascend P6.


Check if your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is rooted correctly using our app “How to ROOT”.

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Remember, you must ROOT your Android device at your own risk.






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