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How to root Sony Xperia Z5 Compact [Guide]

sony_xperia_z5_compact_7.0 [1]These are the guidelines to root Sony Xperia Z5 Compact smartphones. The Compact is the smaller version of the standard sized flagship model and comes with different hardware. Therefore, it’s imperative you do not follow this guide on the standard Z5 flagship device.




  1. Download the rooting package you need from here [3].
  2. Download the custom kernel you need from here [4].
  3. Transfer both of the files over to the desktop of your computer.
  4. Right-click over the files and select the ‘extract here’ option.
  5. Create a new folder and transfer both the files from the desktop over to that single folder.
  6. Connect the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact to the computer.
  7. From within the folder you created with the two new files, hold the Shift key and right-click an empty spot in that folder to reveal a new menu.
  8. Choose to open a new command window here from that new menu.
  9. Type your first command: “adb reboot bootloader”
  10. Now type the following commands one at a time:

11. Now finish by typing the last command: “fastboot reboot”.

There; that should be all you need to root Sony Xperia Z5 Compact devices. Those of you stuck in a boot loop can reboot to the recovery mode and clear the caching options you will find inside. If that doesn’t fix the problem, access the recovery mode again and this time take a factory reset. Do not reset the device unless you are aware that doing so does result in wiping the data clean. That means effectively returning your device back the way it was when you first opened it out of the box.