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How To Root Sony Z3 Compact D5803 on Lollipopp 5.0.2 (23.1.A.1.28)

After updating to stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS, your Sony Z3 Compact D5803 will be installed with default apps, programs and also with factory restrictions. Moreover, your phone’s system will be locked, so if you have previously gained root access, now root will be revoked. So, bottom line, you will have to regain root for the new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop built. In that matter, I will help you out. During the following guidelines I will show you how to use Odin in order to easily root your Z3 Compact D5803, after updating to Lollipop firmware.

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Rooting a device is essential for removing the OEM restrictions on it, as well as to enable access to third-party apps, custom ROMs, and system tweaks for optimum device performance.

So for you folks, here’s how you can gain root on your Z3 Compact D5803:

  1. Download the rooting package to your phone. Once done, install the kingroot.apk on your device. Please note that you have to check mark “Unknown Sources” from Settings-> Security which will allow you to install apps other than from Google Play Store.
  2. Next, open the app. Now tap on “Start Root” to start the rooting procedure on your Z3. Rest of the process is automated and it will take some time.
  3. Finish.

Sony Z3 Compact D5803 is now rooted on the official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware. And now, you can complete the optimization process by removing bloatware, adding new features that cannot be found on the default Android market, make Nandroid backups and so on.

Alternately, download and install Root Checker app from Google Play Store to confirm the root status of the device.