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Question [Q] C6906 - Supported ROMs?

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I have an Xperia Z1 - C6906 with a locked bootloader from Bell Mobility in Canada, I am wondering if there is any ROMs that support this model, and if so is there any caveats that I need to be award of for this model when flashing something that isn't an officially released version.

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I'm using Monxdified 4.2.2 version (not 4.3) on my Bell 6906, no problem at all. Just follow the instructions.

Instruction on how to flash this ROM

monXdifedZ-Honami-257_v02-00-07.zip
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I'm using Monxdified 4.2.2 version (not 4.3) on my Bell 6906, no problem at all. Just follow the instructions.

Instruction on how to flash this ROM

monXdifedZ-Honami-257_v02-00-07.zip
I keep seeing you need to flash the firmware and kernel for your model, that isn't separate/done after flash - you just flash with the official firmware and then exclude it in flashtool?
 
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I don't think its really worth it in my mind. If flashing custom roms, especially kernals is something you want sell your locked z1 c6906 and opt for one directly from Sony.ca which will be fully unlocked. If we can ever get root on locked bl and 4.3 then you can just "trim off the fat" apps with titanium and make it alot lighter running. I'm in the same boat as you with a 6906 from Bell. Was totally unaware of the locked bootloader lockdown before I bought it and I am suffering the consequence now. 6906's are still going for anywhere from $500-550 locally here so I think I am going to put it up for sale.

Anyways, just thought id share my thoughts as I'm in the same situation as you.

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I keep seeing you need to flash the firmware and kernel for your model, that isn't separate/done after flash - you just flash with the official firmware and then exclude it in flashtool?
Yeah, what I did was downloaded .257 Canadian version and after I flashed monxified ROM in recovery I flashed Kernel and Baseband of canadian .257 version in flashtool.
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Yeah, what I did was downloaded .257 Canadian version and after I flashed monxified ROM in recovery I flashed Kernel and Baseband of canadian .257 version in flashtool.
I am currently on .290 unbranded (I flashed it previously), I don't have the option right now of selling or changing phones so I am stuck with the locked boot loader at the moment. I am wanting to flash Pure Stock so I can get rid of all the bloat.

However the instructions state that I need to be on .534 to get root and install recovery. A couple questions - a.) the only 906 version of .534 is branded Rogers - would this cause any issue with my Bell phone. b.) as I am on .290 with a locked boot loader is there any issue with flashing to an older version?
 
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I am currently on .290 unbranded (I flashed it previously), I don't have the option right now of selling or changing phones so I am stuck with the locked boot loader at the moment. I am wanting to flash Pure Stock so I can get rid of all the bloat.

However the instructions state that I need to be on .534 to get root and install recovery. A couple questions - a.) the only 906 version of .534 is branded Rogers - would this cause any issue with my Bell phone. b.) as I am on .290 with a locked boot loader is there any issue with flashing to an older version?

Nope no issues with Rogers .537 at all. I've been flashing that ftf all the time. However, I would suggest staying away from .290 ROMs for now, because my first Xperia Z1 got bricked badly with ihackers 2.0 (.290) ROM. I had to buy a new one until this gets fixed (cant stay without a phone). I'm enjoying .257 ROM (with full root access) at the moment and not looking to jump into Rooted .290 unless I'm %100 it wont brick my device again.
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So I've been playing around the last week or so with my 6906, and a 6806....

I've been able to root and install the recovery easy enough on a the generic .534 build that is in the FTF thread. I believe it's the rogers one... So it does seem to pull some of the bell crap out... Putting the twrp backup data back on, gives me some of the apps back, but it doesn't seem quite as bad. At least you can then uninstall it if you don't want it. <G>

However, I've been trying to get up to the .290 builds that Nut has been providing. However, on every attempt I've been getting to a soft brick, when I use the flashtool to put the Kernel and baseband on.... Reflashing the .534 build at that point, gets me up and running again without any issue.

There is a generic 290, and new 132 build for the canadian 6906 that have been posted, but no root.... If you want stock and no mods.....

I haven't tried anything else at this point, since I'm still getting my feet wet.

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