How To Root Xperia Z3 With Locked Bootloader

Now you can root your Xperia Z3 device no matter if it has a locked or unlocked boot loader. Rooting a device had never been so easy. There are numerous way to root Xperia Z3 but mostly of them require a unlocked bootloader.

Sometimes unlocking bootloader can be very difficult and it needs a lot of time. But thanks to the amazing developers who made things easier for us, we can root Xperia Z3 without unlocking bootloader. The procedure is very easy and within few minutes you will be done. If you have an unlocked bootloader you can search for any one-click root tool. As the name says they will root your phone with only one click.

But if you haven’t unlocked bootloader already and you want to root your Xperia Z3 then you are in the right place and this is the perfect guide for your you. So without further ado let’s jump into the root guide for Xperia Z3 with locked bootloader.


  • For Xperia Z3 with model number D6603 & D6603 you need to have firmware version 23.0.A.2.93 installed.
  • For D6633 variant of Sony Xperia you will need to install firmware version 23.0.F.1.74
  • Newer firmware version will fail root. So in order to successfully root your Xperia Z3 without unlocking bootloader download the firmware from below and flash it using flash tool.



  • Before starting to root your phone we suggest you to move all your important files and data from internal storage to a SDcard or a computer because you may lose something.
  • Enable USB Debugging. If you don’t know how to do it, visit our guide here.
  • Go to Settings > Security and tick “Unknown Sources” and untick “Verify Apps”

How to root

  • Put your phone into Flight Mode.
  • Download giefroot rooting tool v3 and extract the files on your PC. This is only for Windows.
  • Connect your Xperia Z3 to the computer.
  • Start install.bat
  • If you have never connected your phone to the computer viad adb you will get a pop-up message on your phone asking to authorize this computer. Do that and continue.
  • The procedure will start and after a while your phone will restart.
  • Wait for the phone to turn on. Once it is on a pop-up from SuperSU will appear asking adb shell root rights. Do it.
  • Once you give the permission you will see in the computer the sign “Device is rooted”
  • If it says “Device is not rooted” repeat the steps again from starting install.bat

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