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By Bin4ry, Recognized Developer on 19th June 2011, 02:15 PM
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Hi,

here comes Recovery for Play of Team FreeXperia.

Download here: (Beta1 - Update 20.06.2011 - 18:28h GMT+1)
http://www.multiupload.com/VC3JRZ74H0

Broken:
Cannot backup&restore boot partition (kernel related)

To test use this command:
fastboot boot recoveryPLAY.img

Button mapping: (thanks Logseman)
Back- Back
Home/Vol UP - Up
Menu/Vol DOWN - Down
Search - OK

Please DO NOT FLASH! This recovery is designed to work just as recovery, if you flash it to your device it will NOT boot system anymore!

Please test and report functions. If there are errors please include EXACT outpot of errormessage.

Thanks to Blagus for his Xperia Play Kernel!

To gain root on every ROM (Stock ones too) just flash the attached RootXperia.zip via Recovery
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Bin4ry & Team FreeXperia
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19th June 2011, 02:22 PM |#2  
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I assume we need to install the custom kernel first?
19th June 2011, 02:25 PM |#3  
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No! You have NOT to install custom kernel to use this.
Just issue the command i wrote on your windows console. Then phone boots into recovery!

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19th June 2011, 02:29 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Logseman

I assume we need to install the custom kernel first?

The recovery image is structured exatcly as boot.img, with the difference in executable files - regular boot.img boots Android system from /system partition, while recovery boots into... well, recovery
So, since it's structured just as boot.img, you have to pack kernel inside as well. That's where, in this case mine, zImage comes in handy instead of unpacking SE's special boot.img structure, it was easier to take zImage from standard boot.img.
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ive just tried it now, boots into CWM fine, im going to try a nandroid and report back
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19th June 2011, 02:34 PM |#6  
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It looks weird in this DDMS capture, but in the phone it looks all right (black background, orange text). I've had no error messages of any kind.

Button mapping:
Back- Back
Home/Vol UP - Up
Menu/Vol DOWN - Down
Search/Power - OK

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This capture looks funny :P
But important is how it looks on device. I doubt that ddms cannot capture 32bit framebuffers

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Ok, i did a nandroid, rebooted, booted back into bootloader and fastboot erased /system/, pushed the recovery back and tried to restore /system/ but i get the error " Error formatting system " i also get the same error in the mounts & storage menu can i flash the nandroid image from fastboot?


*edit* no it wont let me flash it from fastboot, it tells me the image is too large lol probably because i moved some widgets and lwp's to /system/, no worries i'll flash the image in the development section.
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Recovery booted fine, did a nandroid backup worked fine, not sure i want to follow suit and delete a load of stuff and try restore. will wait to see what androhero and bin4ry can figure out first with andro's issue
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Recovery booted fine, did a nandroid backup worked fine, not sure i want to follow suit and delete a load of stuff and try restore. will wait to see what androhero and bin4ry can figure out first with andro's issue

try and clear cache, see if you get the same error? if the action works it wont matter if cache gets formatted
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