Giefroot - Root Sony Xperia Z3

A Tool for OEM Cross Device Development


Giefroot is the best and the perfect Sony Xperia Z3 rooting tool designed by zxz0O0. Sony's Xperia is not supported custom ROM files installing or ROM flashing. So if you need to install custom ROM files on your Xperia smartphone, then you need to root it first. Giefroot is the ideal solution for a complete and successive rooting tool for Sony Xperia. With the help of Giefroot, you can root, unlock bootloaders, flash custom recovery etc. Backup TA partition / DRM keys can easily handle with the latest version. Install "dual recovery" is another cool feature that comes with this tool. Giefroot 3.1 has been released for root Z3 compact and Z3 mobile versions. However, flashing Z3 using Giefroot download voids the warranty, So root your Sony Z3 device at your own risk.


What are new on Giefroot?

The release of CVE-2014-7953 Gief engine update highlighted a new system possibility to get admin privileges. A "C Binary" was created to exploit it. While trying to using on multiple devices it noted that the App info structure is autonomous for most Sony Android devices. Therefore, placed the XDA member hqdvista's Java Implementation to the exploit. Combining with the qseecom vulnerability, "D6643 | D6616" devices are now able to root instantly with CVE-2014-7953 Giefroot update.


Special installation: A few steps to root devices with the C binary installed version.

Download the latest D6616 compatible tool >> Install Java Development Kit >> Run exploit.bat file >> Let the tool self-run until displaying "Success" on CMD Prompt >> Run "root.bat" >> Wait for results.


Offered features on the root engine



Backup TA Partition / DRM Keys:

Backup TA partition before rooting for the first time it allows you to restore the device to its factory settings absolutely locking the Bootloader. Bravia engine runs in Album, Intacted DRM keys and/or active software warranty will offer again.

Root Sony Xperia:

Run Giefroot on a Windows computer and utilize it on an Xperia to unlock the bootloader while gaining administrator privileges. Make sure that the device battery health is sufficient for the utilization. Over 50% is recommended by the app developers.

Install dualrecovery:

Download required files that compatible with your Xperia smartphone and start dualrecovery installation. Keep in mind to select option number 1.

Flash Custom ROM:

Install a customized ROM on Sony Xperia with Giefroot is available. Root the device correctly for a safe custom firmware installation.

Download Giefroot for Windows


All versions of Giefroot download are available in this download section. Use a Windows personal computer to download Giefroot and extract compressed packages. Use "giefroot.org" as the unzip password if necessary. Once complete the Xperia Root, some files will install on the device. SuperSU (to manage root permissions), Kernel vulnerability hot patch, An all-0 file to support script in /system/su.d, disables the system partition lock to install the hot patch will install on the device and release limitations to add/remove features.

System Requirements


  • A personal computer with Windows OS.
  • Go to Settings >> About Phone >> Tap “Build Version” seven times and enable Developer Options menu. Then switch on USB Debugging mode from the developer options menu.
  • Then go to Settings >> Display and extend the screen timeout to 5 minutes.
  • Navigate to Developer Options >> enable Allow Mock Locations.
  • Install the latest Android ADB drivers.

Note: A certified USB data cable only connects the Sony Xperia mobile to the computer strongly. Use an uninterrupted USB data cable for the installation.


How to Root Sony Xperia

  • Take a complete backup of the storage to void missing important data and information.
  • Download Giefroot Xperia rooting tool from our site.
  • Setup the smartphone according to the mentioned instructions.
  • Connect mobile device to PC and enable airplane mode to avoid interruptions.
  • Extract the downloaded Giefroot and then run "install.bat" file.
  • If prompted, allow USB Debugging mode.
  • Xperia root will then automatically root Sony Xperia Z3.


Video Tutorial for the easy grasp

This is the best tool for Root Xperia Android phone. installing custom ROM file, flash your device and for many other purposes. You can Download Giefroot for your Sony Xperia Z3 device from our download servers.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q: Is PC connection required?
  • A: According to theories of rooting a PC is not required for rooting. Download Giefroot and perform utilities is a complex mechanism. The process involves two exploits. Therefore, you have to use a Windows PC to run exploits.
  • Q: Should I unlock the bootloader?
  • A: Actually not. Giefroot is a live root solution and it does not install custom recoveries in the root mechanism. The root tool unlocks the bootloader at the end of a successful process.
  • Q: Is my Sony mobile vulnerable with exploits?
  • A: Yes, it is. Do not be nervous about the detail because it is not exploited by a malware. Enable "Allow mock locations" from the developer options otherwise, the tool will not respond. Keep in mind to turn off the enabled option after completing the installation.
  • Q: What is "Your device seems not vulnerable" message?
  • A: This message means that the connected device is not compatible with the downloaded root tool version. Disconnect the device from the PC and close do_exploit.bat running window. Find the correct tool version and try again.
  • Q: What will install on the device?
  • A: A root manager tool must install at the end. So the SuperSU 2.40 will install. Kernel vulnerability patch, An all-0 file to support script in /system/su.d will install automatically.




Troubleshooting - Root Z3 Compact / Z3

  • If you get “Device not rooted” error message then retry for the same steps again.
  • Start the smartphone in safe mode and then restart the installation process.
  • Another possible tip, download Giefroot on another computer and start utilizing.

Tip: Hold the power button to display power options and hold down "Turn Off". A notification will prompt to reboot the phone in safe mode and allow the process.


Wrapping Up

Download Giefroot one-click root tool is compatible with some of latest Xperia devices. Confirm the supportiveness before utilizing the tool to root Androids. Use backup TA for Sony Xperia to take a complete backup of TA and DRM files before executing the root. The camera and screen quality will reduce due to the DRM keys elimination. Use the backup to restore back. Use Giefroot only for Sony Xperia Z3 and/or Z3 Compact versions for a safe rooting mechanism. Firmware versions in D5803, D6603, D6616, and the early versions released before 2014 October are compatible with this application. Custom recovery installation can process but root the device first because the custom ROM replacement needs an unlocked bootloader.



Credits for developers

For Sony Xperia Giefroot goes to zxz0O0 and Keen Team.

Credits are acquired also,

  • Chainfire for SuperSU development.
  • MohammadAG for Disable RIC kernel module.
  • idler1984 for the trick for stopping system_server.
  • RHBH, squabbi, minijaws, Desperanto86 for testing and debugging.

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