Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v shipped with locked bootloader, root more difficult to be achieved

Sony released a high-end Android powered smartphones named as Xperia Z3v, it’s sold exclusively on Verizon Wireless. So, if you are a Verizon subscriber and also a Sony products lover, then now is the best time, after waiting about 3 years since the release of the Xperia Play.

The Z3v like other Sony flagship phones, successfully combines performance, durability with beauty in one device. This phone sports a 2.5GHz Quad-core Krait CPU, 3GB of RAM and 5.2-inches Full HD Display, with specs like this, we believe this device could compete with the other new released phones.


If you always have root access on your smartphone before, and still want to have it in this phone, then you will be a little disappointed, since the Verizon Xperia Z3v shipped with locked bootloader and it isn’t supported by the official Sony unlock program. When the bootloader is locked, then any attempt to obtain root on Xperia Z3v becomes more challenging, it’s not impossible, but would require considerable time.

Sony is allowing its flagship phone to be unlocked, but not all of the carrier-branded devices are supported by this method. It appears that Sony Mobile and Verizon Wireless are committed not to allow this device to be unlocked, it also happens to T-Mobile Xperia Z3. Maybe they also have good intentions to protect your device, as we know, when the phone’s bootloader is unlocked, some primary phone’s functionality might not work effectively, including the camera.

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Image: Sony Mobile

One of our hopes is to wait until there’s developers who able to find a vulnerability on this phone and then use it to gain root privileges. This ever happened when Justin Case (jcase), a recognized developer from xda community released a utility to root T-Mobile Xperia Z1s, so that users can get superuser access on the locked bootloader phone.



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