The last year Sony’s flagship smartphone for Verizon Wireless – Xperia Z3v finally rooted, this is good news for several users, since their wait is finally over. Thanks to a talented developer from Xda with username zxz0O0 who have successfully developed a working tool to gain root privileges on the phone system based on released CVE-2014-7953 vulnerability.
The tool actually made for the original Xperia Z3, but in reality it could also work with the Verizon Xperia Z3v. Although we have rooted now, but we need to keep in mind that the bootloader remains locked, so we have not been able to install any custom ROMs on Xperia Z3v, anyway until now there are no custom ROMs available for this Verizon exclusive smartphone.
As we know, the Xperia Z3v was coming with locked bootloader just like other Android smartphones released by Verizon Wireless. The locked boot loader makes any root efforts on this phone becomes more challenging and takes a long time, till someone discover vulnerabilities that could be exploited to gain superuser privileges, as zxz0O0 did.
For those who want to get a root Xperia Z3v, there are some things you should put together, like the zxz0O0‘s root script, the latest Java Development Kit (JDK), an Xperia Z3v running Android 4.4.4 (23.0.E.0.376), and also a Windows computer to execute the script.
The procedure for completing this task is quite simple, you just need to run by double-clicking the script (exploit.bat). You also can read a guide from GigaSPX on xda-developers.