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The Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact still aren’t official in some areas, however the devices have already received root and custom recovery for those of you who wish to experiment with your new handset on day one. Thanks to a crafty XDA developer going by the handle “DooMLoRD,” people who purchase Sony’s new smartphones will be able to load custom ROMs and make other tweaks to their device as long as their respective gadget ships with its original firmware.

While customizing a new smartphone sounds fun, changing its software can be risky business. If the Z3 or Z3 Compact are in your future and you plan on rooting your device as soon as you get it, we suggest visiting XDA’s ongoing Z3 and Z3 Compact guides for a full overview of how to get things done, but do so at your own risk.

(via XperiaBlog)

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