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Rooting will flash custom recovery. How to get back stock recovery after that?

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Rooting will flash custom recovery. How to get back stock recovery after that?

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Rooting will not flash a custom recovery it will just install a SuperSu app and su binary. U can use a stock firmware and flash it using flashtool to get back to stock

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One last question before taking the plunge.
What if i flash a generic stock FTF (for my c5303 ofcourse), but not caring about the branding, will that also be okay for OTAs or will i have to repair/update via PCC SEUS?
In other words, how do i know which branding stock ftf do i need? About Phone page doesnt have that info i think.

I am not worried about system partition or anything, but i want to make sure i have stock recovery of my phone which will guaranteed work when i get the 4.3 OTA.
for rest, ill root, flash CWM and nand backup all things.


btw, it was so so easier on HTC
 
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One last question before taking the plunge.
What if i flash a generic stock FTF (for my c5303 ofcourse), but not caring about the branding, will that also be okay for OTAs or will i have to repair/update via PCC SEUS?
In other words, how do i know which branding stock ftf do i need? About Phone page doesnt have that info i think.

I am not worried about system partition or anything, but i want to make sure i have stock recovery of my phone which will guaranteed work when i get the 4.3 OTA.
for rest, ill root, flash CWM and nand backup all things.


btw, it was so so easier on HTC
You can restore you phone with SEUS also with Flashtool ofcourse.
It does not matter what kind of firmware you flash as long as it is an C5303 one. I had dutch Vodafone Branded and I flashed a Generic EU one without issue the updates will be provide by Sony and not vodafone (my case).
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You can restore you phone with SEUS also with Flashtool ofcourse.
It does not matter what kind of firmware you flash as long as it is an C5303 one. I had dutch Vodafone Branded and I flashed a Generic EU one without issue the updates will be provide by Sony and not vodafone (my case).
Great. Thanks. I'm thinking of creating my own ftf. Just for the sake of it.

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A little help please!!!
locked BL
rooted stock
installed cwm n twrp for locked bl. took a nand backup.
tried to flash existenze ultra using twrp without wiping anything. Installation completed in 10 sec, which is fishy.
on reboot, phone is stuck on sony logo.
cant enter recovery, only goes into flashmode....

what to do now???
can i recover??
 
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A little help please!!!
locked BL
rooted stock
installed cwm n twrp for locked bl. took a nand backup.
tried to flash existenze ultra using twrp without wiping anything. Installation completed in 10 sec, which is fishy.
on reboot, phone is stuck on sony logo.
cant enter recovery, only goes into flashmode....

what to do now???
can i recover??
Well, that's weird... Flash original .ftf with flashtool?
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Well, that's weird... Flash original .ftf with flashtool?
Used sony update service to repair my phone,
Its back to unrooted stock 254
i think twrp messed something up.
Is it recommended or CWM only works?

on my old phone, twrp was more reliable.


There is something fishy with sony mobiles.

I know the modding stuff is more safe due to flashtool being always available for the rescue, however common stuff such as unlock, TA, recovery and etc are much too complicated for the newcomers.

even being n RC for porting TWRP to two htc phones didnt help me there.

Stuff dont work the first time.
In my case, the problem was,
flashtool worked the second time for flashing 254 kernel
doomlord kit worked the second time for rooting (i really dont know why, but it wasnt related to kit, something up with usb debug n permissions)
installing CWM didnt work the first time as well, (not the fault of installer, rather first time fails coz u give SU permissions just then, so something is missed, 2nd time, the SU permission is already there, so it works)

and ROM flashing almost always needs wipe dalvik/data/cache etc otherwise you might mess something up...

Its a lot safer if i see it one way, because these steps are more foolproof, but on the other hand, a lot more complicated, then say HTC or samsung phones. especially as i havent unlocked my BL so being cautious at every step.

Anyways, all things are fine now, using existenze ultra and enjoying it every bit.
Will step more carefully now on, using above as experience. Thanks all. This thread is closed until i have another problem

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