Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is a grand and price worthy Android smartphone, which comes with 4.6 inches IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen display powered by 2.5 GHz Quad-core processor along with 2 GB RAM. The device runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat) operating system, which is upgradable up to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). If you are using this smartphone and looking for a way to root it, you are on the right page as I have given a tutorial to root Sony Xperia Z3 Compact here.
By following the rooting tutorial given here, you can able to root Sony Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone without using a computer. Once the device is rooted, you will be able to remove unwanted pre-installed applications, install custom-built Android apps, install custom recoveries (TWRP or CWM), etc.
WARNING: Rooting your Sony smartphone will null its warranty, and you won’t be able to claim it until the device is unrooted. So, think well about this before getting started with the rooting procedure.
Step 1: First, make sure that your smartphone has at least 50-60% of battery backup in it as the rooting process is a time-consuming one.
Step 2: The rooting procedure given here is not a data-loss process, but it is safe to take a complete backup of personal data in your smartphone. So, take it using a Sony PC suite or other similar apps.
Step 3: Now, enable “Unknown Sources” by following this path: Settings -> Security -> Unknown Sources. Only by enabling this option, your device will allow installation of apps from unknown sources.
After finishing all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Root Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Without Computer:
Step 1: To get started, download Kingroot app to your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact device. Once downloaded, tap on kingroot.apk to install the app in your smartphone.
Step 2: After installing kingroot, launch it in your device. Since your device is not rooted, you will get the following message: Root Access Is Unavailable.
Step 3: Now, click on “Start Root” blue button to begin the rooting process. During the rooting process, you will get the following message: Rooting. Plz, don’t worry if your device reboot.
Step 4: Once the rooting process is finished, you will get the following message: Root Successfully.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Sony Xperia Z3 Compact without the computer. For confirmation, open up your Apps menu and look for the KingUser app. If you can find it there, your device is successfully rooted. Alternatively, you can confirm the root privileges of your smartphone by using the Root Checker app.
If you would like to replace the KingUser app (installed by Kingroot) with SuperSU, follow our guide to replace KingUser with SuperSU. Also, if you would like to unroot Sony Xperia Z3 Dual smartphone, you can follow our guide to remove kinguser and unroot Android device.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and would like to get rooting tutorials for the same, kindly visit our Rooting Tutorials page.
If you encounter any issues while following this rooting procedure, do let me know via comments.
Sharon Siu says
Hi there. Since I have an urgent need to root my Z3 compact phone for data recovery, I tried the KingRoot app which gives me a sense of hope. Yet, seems it does not work for my phone (Android 6.0.1)….. I tried a few times but still failed…..
May I know is there any other similar way to root the phone? Many thanks in advance!
Same for me…
I have a z3 compact with Android 6.0.1.
Is it working with 6.0.1 ??
Thank you very much
Not working. Xperia z3 compact android 6.0.1
Sathishkumar Varatharajan says
What error are you getting?