Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact get Root and ClockworkMod Recovery

by XB on 28th September 2014

in Tips & Tricks, Xperia Z3 series

Z3 Compact RecoveryThe Sony Xperia Z3 (D66XX) and Xperia Z3 Compact (D58XX) have received ClockworkMod-based Recovery and Root just in time for the release of both handsets. The Touch Recovery is built from CWM sources. XDA legend DooMLoRD has posted all of the details in the source links below, including instructions and download links.

The main requirement to install this CWM-based Recovery is to have an unlocked bootloader. You need to be on stock firmware – this means build number 23.0.A.2.93 for the Xperia Z3 and firmware version 23.0.A.2.105 for the Xperia Z3 Compact. The only known issue is that adb is not working in Recovery. DooMLoRD has also posted instructions on how to root the handset, which requires you to flash the kernel from the source link.

Xperia Z3 Recovery and Root

Z3 Recovery_1 Z3 recovery_2

Xperia Z3 Compact Recovery

Z3 Compact Recovery

Via XDA-developers (1 & 2).

Thanks DooMLoRD!

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