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CWM - Xperia Ion [updated with Cwm for JB]

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By ganeshbiyer, Recognized Contributor on 11th August 2012, 04:06 AM
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Usual Disclaimer: I am not responsible for bricking your device!

For Locked and Unlocked Boot Loaders.

CWM Recovery for ICS
Credit to @popfan for making this work

RECOVERY_for_XperiaIon_v.4.zip


CWM Recovery for JB
Credit to @cray_Doze and @DooMLoRD

CWM6_Ganesh_Jb_Xperia ION_v1.zip

Requires: (ICS & JB)
- rooted phone
- adb debug enabled
- busybox installed
- unknown sources enabled

How to install:
- download your version of cwm from above.
- unzip it into a folder.
- there are batch files for windows users and also for linux users in both the zips.
- just execute the batch files and follow the messages if any.

How to enter CWM:

(ICS)
- boot the phone
- tap continuously on the sony logo to enter cwm.

(JB)
- let the phone boot
- at sony logo, the phone will vibrate
- a blue led lights up
- press volume up immediately and keep pressing for a few seconds
- the CWM does not come up immediately. after a few seconds delay, press vol up or vol down.
- you will enter CWM recovery.


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13th August 2012, 04:10 AM |#2  
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CWM - Xperia Ion
Mod Edit - > As popfan requested ownership of this thread has been transferred to ganeshbiyer the original files he uploaded are below
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File Type: zip RECOVERY for XperiaIon v.4.zip - [Click for QR Code] (2.02 MB, 16839 views)
File Type: zip RootingkitforXperiaIonv4.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.55 MB, 7135 views)
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13th August 2012, 05:38 AM |#3  
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@popfan

Do we need to do the whole rooting process again?
Since the rest of the steps seem to remain the same, Could we just move the recovery.tar file to /system/bin.
Would that be okay or do i need to do something else.

I tried to just move the recovery.tar using root explorer, restarted the phone and tapping on the Sony logo, did not go any where. Did not even boot.
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tried RECOVERYforXperiaIon and it worked for me, only had to move install.but one directory up
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tried RECOVERYforXperiaIon and it worked for me, only had to move install.but one directory up

Not for me.
Executed the install.bat as you said.

Edit:

When I tap a few times on the Sony Logo, the phone stops booting.
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Not for me.
Executed the install.bat as you said.

Edit:

When I tap a few times on the Sony Logo, the phone stops booting.

Ok, I fixed the files. I just noticed that my zip program did not zip the folders to right position. I also made sure everything is in the right location.
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Just ran the installer in RECOVERY for XperiaIon - v2.zip. CWM runs fine for me. Maybe ill flash a boot animation or something to really check if its working..

EDIT: Did not work, i get "installation aborted" when i tried to install a XPS bootanimation.zip
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13th August 2012, 03:30 PM |#8  
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Looks like it installed fine. Running a back up now. This is really great work!

---------- Post added at 03:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:21 PM ----------

Well, the back up looked like is was running fine until the end, then it started wigging out. Warnings of "Xperia Home stopping" kept flashing up. I finally had to hard reboot to get it unstuck. I don't know if the back up it created is viable.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fcb13

Just ran the installer in RECOVERY for XperiaIon - v2.zip. CWM runs fine for me. Maybe ill flash a boot animation or something to really check if its working..

EDIT: Did not work, i get "installation aborted" when i tried to install a XPS bootanimation.zip

I'm curious to know... The zip file you are trying to load for the Bootanimation... Was it edited to be compatible with the Ion, or is this one from the other device that you just tried to flash?

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I'm curious to know... The zip file you are trying to load for the Bootanimation... Was it edited to be compatible with the Ion, or is this one from the other device that you just tried to flash?

I think for a quick test, and to ensure the file is signed properly... Someone should try something from here: http://uot.dakra.lt/
Maybe just a boot animation, or perhaps a battery mod.

I will later if no one else has, but I have work for another 9 or so hours...So I can't do it at this current moment.
13th August 2012, 04:32 PM |#10  
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It is a working bootanimation that is for the Xperia S, which has the same screen resolution as our ION.
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It is a working bootanimation that is for the Xperia S, which has the same screen resolution as our ION.

Where does the Xperia S store the boot animation? This is just one of many things that could be the issue.

the problem with boot animations, custom themes, etc, is you have to make sure the phone you are flashing it to can read the code. There may be just a slight variance somewhere within that zip file that the Ion may not understand. that's why I suggested trying one from the online theme kitchen, as you upload your own files there, and it creates the zip for you, based on your own system files.

I'm sure this is just a minor glitch, and is nothing more than finding that one piece that's missing. I've confidence we can get this working!

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