Software updates always break the root-access and the same is the case with the Sony Xperia Z3. While it’s really great that this phone got the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, it broke root-access for many users and they are not happy with that.
For those users, there’s a way to re-gain root-access on the device without any issues. Yes, you can now root your Xperia Z3 running Android 5.0 using the guide below. All it requires is a few taps here and there, and you should be all set.
Here you go:
Files You Need
1. This should work on both locked and unlocked bootloader.
2. Besides rooting your Xperia Z3, this should install a custom recovery as well.
3. Download Root Package to your computer. It is the package with all the files that you need to gain root-access on your device.
Rooting the Sony Xperia Z3 on Android 5.0
1. Extract files from Root Package to your computer by right-clicking on it and selecting Extract here. You’ll get a folder called ALP.
2. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
3. Copy ALP folder from your computer over to the phone memory on your device.
4. When ALP is copied, disconnect your phone from your computer.
5. Head to Menu->Settings->Security on your device and turn on Unknown sources. It should allow the apps from outside the Google Play store to be installed on your device.
6. Head to Menu->Settings->Developer options and enable USB debugging.
7. Launch File Manager and open the ALP folder that you just copied to your device.
8. Tap on Root.apk to install it on your device.
9. Tap on Recovery.apk to install it on your device.
10. Tap on Busybox.apk to install it on your device.
11. Open Menu and launch the KingRoot app by tapping on its icon.
12. Tap on Root button in the app and wait for it to root your device.
13. When it’s done rooting, launch BusyBox from your app drawer and install it on your device.
14. Launch XZRecovery from your app drawer and tap on Install Recovery.
15. Wait for it to install the recovery on your device.
16. Your device should reboot into the recovery mode once the recovery is installed.
17. In the recovery mode, select Install and navigate to ALP folder and choose SuperSU .zip to be installed on your device.
18. Wait for it to install SuperSU on your device.
19. When it’s done, clear cache and dalvik cache and reboot your device.
20. You’re all set!
Your Sony Xperia Z3 running the Android 5.0 Lollipop is now rooted with a custom recovery.
There are a lot of similarities between the desktop versions of the Linux operating system and the version of Linux that Android is built on. Both Linux on desktop computers and the Android operating system for mobile devices comes with a thing called the root user account. The root user account is the account you need to be using if you are going to have full write permissions which allow you to run all commands and access all files.
The say that they called this the root user account and not the admin account like you get with other operating systems such as Windows and Mac versions because the Linux kernel has something called the root directory and that is where all of the fun happens.
You need to understand the technical side of things to use your device with root access responsibly. All you need to do is make sure you know how to use the internet responsibly because you don’t want to grant root access to malware. For the most part, keeping safe is easy because you don’t always use your Android operating system with root access. In fact, nothing gets granted the root access by default. You need to choose the apps you want to install and then download them just like any other applications and then when you tap on it to run the app it then asks if you would like to grant the app root access. At this point, you need to make sure you know the app is not malware and that you downloaded the real version of the app because SuperSU is about to hand over the necessary power that then allows that app to have root access.
Nearly all of the root applications that you will install are available from the Google Play Store app that is already on your device. The trick is knowing the names of the apps before you arrive there so you can search for them because there is no front page for the root apps that showcases the best ones or the ones that are trending. You can read up on most of the best root applications that are available to install today and then remember the names of the apps that you want to test out on your device and see how you go.