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By Darkimmortal, Senior Member on 2nd February 2014, 11:06 PM
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Firstly a massive thanks to RyokoN and [NUT] - much more of this is their work than mine.

The end result is unbranded UK firmware (no docomo/jp apps etc.) 14.2.A.1.114 with SuperSU and NUT's Dual Recovery. The bootloader of course remains locked.

Downloads:

http://dl.weeaboo.com/Z1Compact/C690...0Unbranded.ftf
http://dl.weeaboo.com/Z1Compact/D550...neric%20UK.ftf
http://dl.weeaboo.com/Z1Compact/SO-0...281_docomo.ftf
http://dl.weeaboo.com/Z1Compact/z1c-....flashable.zip
SuperSU flashable zip from http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
LATEST Z1C-lockeddualrecovery flashable and installer .zip from http://nut.xperia-files.com/ (thanks to [NUT])
FlashTool: http://www.flashtool.net/index.php


Process:
  1. Copy UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.(...).zip, z1c-43-uk.system.flashable.zip and Z1C-lockeddualrecovery(...)flashable.zip to your external SD card.
  2. Take a full backup, as all phone memory INCLUDING INTERNAL SD will be wiped.
  3. Flash SO-02F_14.1.H.1.281_docomo.ftf (WIPE: select all, EXCLUDE: select none)
  4. Boot and enable USB debugging and installation of apps from unknown sources
  5. Flash C6903_14.1.G.534_ianford10_UK Unbranded.ftf (WIPE: select none, EXCLUDE: select all except system and kernel)
  6. Turn phone on (display will be blank)
  7. Run Z1C-lockeddualrecovery(...)installer.zip's install.bat, selecting option 3 (Installation on unrooted ROM).
  8. Turn phone off using the power + vol up combination.
  9. Flash D5503_14.2.A.1.114_Generic UK.ftf (WIPE: select none, EXCLUDE: select system only)
  10. Boot to philz recovery by turning phone on normally then pressing vol up after the vibrate + green LED
  11. Factory reset and clear for rom installation
  12. Flash in this order without rebooting between each:
    1. z1c-43-uk.system.flashable.zip
    2. Z1C-lockeddualrecovery(...)flashable.zip
    3. UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.(...).zip.
  13. You're done
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3rd February 2014, 06:09 AM |#2  
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3rd February 2014, 08:37 AM |#3  
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Thank you!
Not exactly noob-friendly....
But I will try it as soon as I can put my hands on my XZ1C!
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3rd February 2014, 09:38 AM |#4  
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sweet! gonna try this in a couple of days when i get a microsd card..

just to be safe though, because this is my first sony: ftf files are flashed with emma, right?

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3rd February 2014, 11:11 AM |#5  
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Thanks, I am new to Sony too. Hope a video step by step tutorial will be appreciated.

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sweet! gonna try this in a couple of days when i get a microsd card..

just to be safe though, because this is my first sony: ftf files are flashed with emma, right?

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For the ftfs use flashtool in flashmode http://www.flashtool.net/index.php

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Hi! Great work.... haven't tried this yet, my first Sony, so a little outside my comfort zone.....
Have you tried backing up the TA partition? Thanks

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3rd February 2014, 07:46 PM |#8  
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Hi! Great work.... haven't tried this yet, my first Sony, so a little outside my comfort zone.....
Have you tried backing up the TA partition? Thanks

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Haven't tried that yet as I don't plan on touching the bootloader (sony stock roms are excellent imo)

No reason why it wouldn't work, unless sony has added some sort of extra protection (unlikely).
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ive problem with ddms, as log i can see ive installed needed parts, got those error messages:
[2014-02-03 20:59:08 - hierarchyviewer]Unable to get view server version from device CB5A1XBJ56
[2014-02-03 20:59:08 - hierarchyviewer]Unable to get view server protocol version from device CB5A1XBJ56
[2014-02-03 20:59:08 - ViewServerDevice]Unable to debug device: sony-c6903-CB5A1XBJ56
[2014-02-03 20:59:08 - hierarchyviewer]Missing forwarded port for CB5A1XBJ56
[2014-02-03 20:59:08 - hierarchyviewer]Unable to get the focused window from device CB5A1XBJ56

do you know what to do about it?
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ive problem with ddms, as log i can see ive installed needed parts, got those error messages:
[2014-02-03 20:59:08 - hierarchyviewer]Unable to get view server version from device CB5A1XBJ56
[2014-02-03 20:59:08 - hierarchyviewer]Unable to get view server protocol version from device CB5A1XBJ56
[2014-02-03 20:59:08 - ViewServerDevice]Unable to debug device: sony-c6903-CB5A1XBJ56
[2014-02-03 20:59:08 - hierarchyviewer]Missing forwarded port for CB5A1XBJ56
[2014-02-03 20:59:08 - hierarchyviewer]Unable to get the focused window from device CB5A1XBJ56

do you know what to do about it?

Not really sure what could cause that, are you able to connect to e.g. adb shell ok?
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[*]Set up DDMS http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2303834 and ensure it's working ok (you can see phone's screen on PC and can blindly tap on the touchscreen with response visible on PC)

DDMS is working (I have taken a screenshot of my phone), but whati is the command to view the phone screen on PC?

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