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Angry [SGP51x/SGP5x1] CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 + ROOT for Xperia Z2 Tablet [20140528]

This is a CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 Touch Recovery for Xperia Z2 Tablet!

Supports both the LTE+WiFi & WiFi Only tablet variants!





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 but would love to have one!...

all the testing was done remotely on users devices... thanks to @Wolfman017 , @debenham & @swedan for testing on their Z2 Tablet !!!





[ 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 @Wolfman017 & @debenham for helping out with testing and risking their devices for the sake of development!!! and NO, their tablets were NOT damaged during testing
  • ME for creating this for u guys!



[ Requirements ]
[list][*]Bootloader unlocked[*]working fastboot[*]SGP51x WIFI ONLY! << DIFFERENT KERNELS[*]SGP5x1 WIFI+LTE ONLY! << DIFFERENT KERNELS[*]STOCK ROM FW:
  • LTE + WiFi
    • 4.4.2
      • 17.1.1.A.0.402 - v03
      • 17.1.A.2.55 - v02
  • WiFi Only
    • 4.4.2
      • 17.1.1.A.0.402 - v03
      • 17.1.A.2.36 - 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 Z2)


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


AND YES CAMERA STILL WORKS AFTER UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER!!!



[ known issues ]



You tell me!





[ 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:
    Select Code
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
  4. reboot from fastboot
    Code:
    Select 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

for now recovery is same is same as honami


[ donations ]


Please do consider donating as I plan to get the Xperia Z2!

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:

WIFI+LTE: SGP5x1 >>> Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v03 (FW:17.1.1.A.0.402}
MD5HASH: f6680d809f57ab9b09a5bacd37c46340

WIFI ONLY: SGP51x >>> Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v03 (FW:17.1.1.A.0.402}
MD5HASH: 17c55222e0a0f8761f57b896c5c2e62b



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Rooting Instructions





[ 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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Yeah ! It works great ! Thanks for your work !!!

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Thanks a lot for this! Does it slow down the device like on the Xperia Z2 smartphone?
Do you think it is possible to root the tablet without bootloader unlocking?
 
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I don't see any slow down. The bootloader has to be unlocked.

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Thanks DooMLoRD. Just installed your recovery and all is working fine . Its impossible to work on android without root, if only for all the f*ing advertisements. Cheers!
 
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Hi
Does it work on gp512 (32gb wifi), too or only gp511
Has anyone test it ?
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Hi
Does it work on gp512 (32gb wifi), too or only gp511
Has anyone test it ?
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It says SGP511 WIFI ONLY! in the FP, so what do you think?
 
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It says SGP511 WIFI ONLY! in the FP, so what do you think?
Well, it is a valid question as the only difference between the two is the amount of storage.
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It says SGP511 WIFI ONLY! in the FP, so what do you think?

Sorry but i don't know what you mean does It wotk or Not?
My tab is WIFI ONLY but IT has 32 GB storage and Not 16gb
I hope you can give me a better answer!!

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