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[Q] Not able to install custom recovery in Xperai SP 4.3 .205 Root & BL unlocked

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27th June 2014, 11:51 PM   |  #1  
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Hi,

I am using Xperia SP, C5302, with Android version: 4.3 and Firmware: 12.1.A.205. I want to install CyanogenMod 11 in my mobile.

Going though different tips and tricks, I was able to root my phone, as well as unlock the bootloader. However, I'm unable to install a custom recovery. It is advised everywhere not to proceed with installing any custom ROM without installing custom recovery.

Currently not able to install CWM recovery in my phone. Also when I tried to boot my phone into recovery, it is not working. Is it because there are no custom recovery installed?

If anyone can tell me how to install the custom recovery in my system, will be very helpful. I've tried installing ROM Manager from Play Store, but it is unable to recognize my device. Also Quick Boot app from Play Store is not able to boot into recovery mode. Also tried using Flashtool and fastboot, not working either.

Right now, I'm not able to proceed with installing CM11 ROM in my Xperia because I'm afraid I will not be able to boot into recovery mode and hence will not be able to complete the installation and ultimately end up with a bricked phone.

Any help will be greatly appreciated..!!

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~Ayan
28th June 2014, 06:11 AM   |  #2  
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here the link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2649923

but if you want to install a rom (on UBL) this is not mandatory to use recovery before bcoz before flahing the rom u have to flash the boot.img of that rom and it contains recovery... so it is good when u are on a UBL...

or just flash a kernel that have recovery

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psss... after installing recovery take nandroid backup of current rom..... if will help you when you encounter a bootloop
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28th June 2014, 10:25 AM   |  #3  
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Nevermind...
Last edited by rbertoche; 28th June 2014 at 01:06 PM. Reason: thought the op was unable to ubl
28th June 2014, 10:44 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by deathviper

here the link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2649923

but if you want to install a rom (on UBL) this is not mandatory to use recovery before bcoz before flahing the rom u have to flash the boot.img of that rom and it contains recovery... so it is good when u are on a UBL...

or just flash a kernel that have recovery

---------- Post added at 09:41 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:40 AM ----------

psss... after installing recovery take nandroid backup of current rom..... if will help you when you encounter a bootloop

Thanks deathviper. Followed the instructions and got it installed. Also completed installing CM11 ROM in my Xperia. The link was very helpful. I also followed this link: http://www.teamandroid.com/2014/03/2...-custom-rom/2/ to install CM11 ROM in my Xperia SP.

Thanks again..!!
Last edited by ayanHore; 28th June 2014 at 10:54 AM. Reason: wrong spelling
28th June 2014, 12:49 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
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I've allways thought that a locked bootloader would break your boot to a non-stock kernel. I think I read it from doomlord.
Now I wonder if it only blocks fastboot...
Recently I saw a post about CM10.2 working on locked devices... Now you're saying the same, maybe it started working lately somehow...

Though... Sure you saw that work?
I'm about to relock my device and take my chances, should get to it

Update: You may not want to test something for the first time... This one is tested: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2649923
It's a much longer way. To start with you must get root and CWM recovery on 4.1.2, only to get ROOT on 4.3.

i was talking bout ubl.... not lbl
28th June 2014, 12:59 PM   |  #6  
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Oh... I got it all wrong =p sorry

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Oh... I got it all wrong =p sorry

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