How to Root Sony Xperia Z3 D6653/ D6603/ D6633 – Towards the end of last October, Sony has introduced the newest Xperia smartphone series that goes premium class, namely SONY Xperia Z3. This phone is the successor of Sony Xperia Z2 and Z1 which debuted in class waterproof smartphone. Have better performance, and followed with qualified hardware and software makes the Sony Xperia Z3 become one of the most wanted gadget this year.
Has a waterproof capability has become a weapon for the Sony Z series. This smartphone is equipped with a variety of interesting features that are ready to pamper its users. One of the most interesting capabilities is able to run games PS4 through the wifi network access that is connected directly to the Playstation 4 and DUALSHOCK®4 controller. Software capabilities increased significantly compared to the previous series. Sony also did improve in terms of hardware by using 3GB of Ram and is equipped with the latest chipset from Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. Sony Xperia Z3 also designed differently than its predecessor, with a thinner shape and have a more revolutionary designs.
This root guide is meant for the Sony Xperia Z3 D6653/ D6603/ D6633. Make sure that your Sony Xperia Z3 running on Android 4.4.4 firmware. Smartphone Clinics is not responsible for any gain or loss incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk.
Make sure the battery on your mobile phone is more than 60%
Enable USB Debugging, by open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging (If Developers Option is hidden, go to Settings > About Phone > Built Number (tap on it for 5-8 times)
How to Unlock Bootloader and Flashing a Custom Recovery on Sony Xperia Z3 D6653/ D6603/ D6633
To get root access you need to unlock bootloader on the Sony Xperia Z3. Unlock the bootloader process will erase all the data in the phone will be lost so you need to make backups. Follow the steps in the video below or visit the Sony website. You need to do this inorder to root the device!
After unlock bootloader, turn off your Sony Xperia Z3
Boot into fastboot mode, by hold Volume up button + connect USB cable until blue LED indicator on
Launch a Command Prompt Window on your desktop, by hold down Shift and right-click on any blank area on your screen and select Open command window here.
Type in following command into the Command Prompt Window:
adb reboot fastboot
Once there, issue the following command:
bootZ3monxtest01.img (for D6653/ D6603)
bootZ3dualmonxtest01.img (For D6633)
It should flash the boot image on your device.
When it’s done, issue the following command:
Now your Sony Xperia Z3 will reboot
After successfully unlock and flashed a custom recovery on your Sony Xperia Z3, It’s time to root your device
How to Root Sony Xperia Z3 D6653/ D6603/ D6633
Plug in your device to your PC using the USB cable.
Copy SuperSU .zip from your desktop to your Sony Xperia Z3 SD card.
After that, unplug your device from your PC.
Turn OFF your Sony Xperia Z3
Boot into CWM Recovery mode, by holding down Volume UP and Power buttons together
In recovery menu, select “install zip from SD card” and select the SuperSU.zip which you have transferred to the SD Card.
It should begin flashing the selected .zip file on your device.
Once the process is completed, you need to select “Reboot system now” and your smartphone will reboot normally
For more details, please watch this following video.
Congratulation! Now your Sony Xperia Z3 was rooted. You can now install root-only apps, flash custom ROMs, and do a lot of things on your device that you weren’t able to do because of no root-access. Hopefully the tutorial of How to Root Sony Xperia Z3 D6653/ D6603/ D6633 useful for you. Good luck!