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[D550X] CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 + ROOT for Xperia Z1 Compact {KitKat!} [20140410]

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22nd January 2014, 08:34 PM   |  #1  
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This is a CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 Touch Recovery for Xperia Z1 Compact!



Credits and special thanks to Koush and everyone else involved in Cyanogenmod project!






[ info ]

This Recovery is built from CWM 6.0.4.6 sources!

I dont have this device with me and I dont intend to buy one... my friend wanted root on his phone so I created this to help him out...

all the testing was done remotely on users devices...





[ PROOF ]






[ credits / special thanks ]
  • Koush - for the brilliant work & coding on CWM recovery
  • CyanogenMod and FreeXperia Team (especially jerpelea) for too many things *
  • special thanks to @swedan for helping out with testing and risking his devices for the sake of development!!! and NO, his phone was NOT damaged during testing
  • ME for creating this for u guys!



[ Requirements ]
  • Bootloader unlocked
  • working fastboot
  • STOCK ROM FW:
    • 4.4.2
      • 14.3.A.0.757 - v04
      • 14.3.A.0.681 - v03
    • 4.3
      • 14.2.A.1.142 - v02
      • 14.2.A.1.114 - v01
    or ROMS BASED ON THAT FIRMWARE



[ features ]
  1. standard CWM recovery 6.0.4.6 - TOUCH RECOVERY!
  2. kernel is insecure (ro.secure=0)
  3. adb debugging is enabled by default in OS
  4. TIP: if u are experiencing very slow backup in CWM do this




[ WARNING ]


for flashing this kernel you WILL NEED TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER! Check this thread for more info (same steps as Xperia Z1 are used for Xperia Z1 Compact)


UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER WITHOUT TA BACKUP WILL LEAD TO IRREVERSIBLE LOSS OF DRM KEYS!!!


AND YES CAMERA STILL WORKS AFTER UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER!!!



[ known issues ]

  1. adb is not working in recovery (can be fixed later)





[ how to flash this kernel ] (via fastboot)
  1. download the kernel image
  2. save the boot.img to the folder containing fastboot binary
  3. flash the boot.img using fastboot:
    Code:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
  4. reboot from fastboot
    Code:
    fastboot reboot
  5. the device should now start booting
  6. enjoy!



[ how to enter recovery ]

when you see the Sony logo and the LED light turns pink/amber/orange keep tapping/pressing VOLUME UP key





[ how to Root ]

for instructions on how to root please check this post



[ sources ]

https://github.com/DooMLoRD/android_device_sony_honami



[ donations ]

if u feel that this work has helped u OR u think that the work i put into making this is worthy of donations, then click on the following link for buying me some coffee/beer/etc

PAYPAL DONATION LINK

OR

you can buy one of my awesome apps from Play Store!






[ download links ]

PLEASE DO NOT MIRROR, REDISTRIBUTE, REPACK MY FILES


NEW:


Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v04 (FW:14.3.A.0.757}
MD5HASH: d32053f9ae32210d84b9f03944b2296b



OLD:




Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v03 (FW:14.3.A.0.681}
MD5HASH: 96649df409f10a5da596a2af1f747baf


Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v02 (FW:14.2.A.1.142}
MD5HASH: ad86cffe69c22a332e44703c3eb29dd1


Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v01 (FW:14.2.A.1.114}
MD5HASH: 85e4fe3589ec542fec6e56ec5a1b7661











enjoy!!!
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Rooting Instructions


[ proof ]






[ how to root ]
  • once you have flashed the kernel from the 1st post
  • download the latest SuperSU update.zip from: http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
  • save it on sdcard of device
  • reboot into recovery
  • flash the supersu update.zip
  • reboot from recovery into OS
  • you should now get proper root access!


[ installing busybox ]

  • it is highly recommended to install busybox after rooting!
  • just go to andorid play store and download the busybox installer.
  • once the installer is downloaded, install busybox in /system/xbin
  • reboot device after install and thats it!


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DooMLoRD
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23rd January 2014, 04:27 AM   |  #3  
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And will be for locked bootloader?
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And will be for locked bootloader?

Look in the OP (below [WARNING] sign) there's a link to how to unlock bootloader.
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23rd January 2014, 08:18 AM   |  #5  
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Look in the OP (below [WARNING] sign) there's a link to how to unlock bootloader.

Not so fast and easy. "Allowed: no" (i've z1f).
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thanks a lot but I'm a little confused

For the moment I would like just to root the phone
is that possible without unlocking the bootloader?

because if it is not possible, I would like to make a TA backup but it needs root :S
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There is currently no known exploit which works for this device...

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Originally Posted by DooMLoRD

There is currently no known exploit which works for this device...

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You have frozen me!
I have pre-ordered this device just yesterday!
But I have faith in you (like for SP!!)
25th January 2014, 04:34 PM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by monkeydrufy

thanks a lot but I'm a little confused

For the moment I would like just to root the phone
is that possible without unlocking the bootloader?

because if it is not possible, I would like to make a TA backup but it needs root :S

My z1 came with 267 firmware. So I downgraded to 534. Used kingo root to root it. Then backup TA. and used this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2261606
So my phone was rooted on 4.3 with locked bootloader. Enjoy!

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Will this work for tmobile z1 c6916?

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