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CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 + ROOT for Xperia Z {KitKat Support!}

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26th February 2013, 07:07 PM   |  #1  
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This is a CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 for Xperia Z



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! There have been some changes made to get this working on stock kernel of Xperia

Initially i didnt have this device with me so all testing was done remotely on users devices...

this would not have been possible without the device sources by FreeXperia Team! thank you guys for your commitment to development of Xperia devices and CONGRATULATIONS for getting CM10.1 booting on this device so fast! awesome devs!




[ credits / special thanks ]
  • Koush - for the brilliant work & coding on CWM recovery
  • CyanogenMod and FreeXperia Team (especially jerpelea) for too many things *
  • lilstevie & Dees_Troy for their hack to get recovery working properly on 3.4 kernel!
  • special thanks to yeeson and others for helping out with testing and risking their devices for the sake of development!!! and NO, their devices was NOT damaged during testing
  • ME for creating this for u guys!



[ Requirements ]
  • Bootloader unlocked
  • working fastboot
  • STOCK ROM FW:
    • 4.4.2 -> 10.5.A.0.230
    • 4.3 -> 10.4.B.0.569 / 10.4.1.B.0.101
    • 4.2.2 -> 10.3.A.0.423 /*10.3.1.A.0.244 / 10.3.1.A.2.67
    • 4.1.2 -> 10.1.A.1.350 / 10.1.A.1.434 / 10.1.1.A.1.253
    or ROMS BASED ON THAT FIRMWARE



[ features ]
  1. CWM 6.0.4.6
  2. faster reboot into recovery
  3. supports native reboot into recovery! (adb reboot recovery)
  4. recovery now supports internal storage!
  5. internal storage (datamedia) mounted to /sdcard while external card is mounted as /external_sd
  6. you can now flash files from internal storage
  7. you can take backups onto the internal storage (might not be compatible with CM10.1)
  8. TIP: if u are experiencing very slow backup in CWM do this




[ WARNING ]


THIS RECOVERY IS STILL IN TESTING... MAKE SURE THAT U HAVE UR COMPLETE DATA BACKED-UP (INCLUDING INTERNAL STORAGE/SDCARD DATA)


THIS IS MENT ONLY FOR STOCK ROM FIRMWARE or ROMS BASED ON THAT FIRMWARE...




[ known issues ]

  1. USB storage doesnt mount in recovery (can be fixed, i think)
  2. do not use this for flashing CM10.1/CM10.2/CM11 (u will need to use the CM kernel for that)


the last two issues are with the way things are mapped on the device, nothing much can be done at the moment about this




[ how to flash this kernel ] (via recovery) [RECOMMEDED]
  1. download the kernel package update.zip
  2. save the package update.zip to sdcard (of phone)
  3. reboot phone and enter recovery
  4. flash the kernel package update.zip
  5. reboot phone and enjoy this kernel



[ how to flash this kernel ] (via fastboot)
  1. download the kernel package update.zip
  2. save it on c: and extract the boot.img from the package
  3. save the boot.img to the folder containing fastboot binary
  4. flash the boot.img using fastboot:
    Code:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
  5. reboot from fastboot
    Code:
    fastboot reboot
  6. the device should now start booting
  7. now follow the instructions to flash kernel through recovery as there are many files which need to be placed in system for compatibility/stability!
  8. enjoy this kernel



[ 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_yuga



[ 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!


PLEASE DO CONSIDER DONATING AS I AM RAISING FUNDS TO BUY A NEW DEVICE! Either the Xperia Z Ultra or the Xperia i1 (Honami)




[ download links ]

PLEASE DO NOT MIRROR, REDISTRIBUTE, REPACK MY FILES


NEW:

Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v13 (FW:*10.5.A.0.230}* *{ MIRROR } [changelog]
MD5HASH: 30b26a396a6e066fce29ba213459be9a





OLD:



Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v12 (FW:*10.4.1.B.0.101}* *{ MIRROR } *(NEW) [changelog]
MD5HASH: e1ec8ff28904d2f92074be512de40cda


Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v11 (FW:*10.4.B.0.569}* *{ MIRROR } *(NEW) [changelog]
MD5HASH: 0fe36f01ee124c6add6443e8c8e14d70

Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v10 (FW:*10.4.B.0.569}* *{ MIRROR } [/i] [changelog]
MD5HASH: b8e5c7997c503541a8dbb0dc426be374

Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v09 (FW:*10.3.1.A.2.67}* *{ MIRROR } [changelog]
MD5HASH: e0aa6dc2d2e0f0565a4add8c2489a639

Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v08-NEW (FW:*10.3.1.A.0.244}* *{ MIRROR } * [changelog]
MD5HASH: a12a479fb4934a2fe9f706b7db9d00d6


Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v08 (FW:*10.3.1.A.0.244}* *{ MIRROR } * [changelog]
MD5HASH: 17c7d7b15e17380c4d768060974adb7b



Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v07 (FW:*10.3.A.0.423}***{*MIRROR*} *[changelog]
MD5HASH:*a13b0d8a94aadcac64bbdf75ddc69f0f



Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v06 (FW: 10.1.1.A.1.253)**{*MIRROR*} *[changelog]
MD5HASH:*fac54b145b3d5f6e20a1a1d7b99a0b9f



Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v05 (FW: 10.1.A.1.434) {MIRROR} [changelog]
MD5HASH: 4264e1dd2bb555c4152d0ff3b57dac57


Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v04 (FW: 10.1.A.1.434) * [changelog]
MD5HASH: ecc5a78fe47cadbd1b1a9ae55ee563bb
( Recovery Flashable ZIP )


Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v03 (FW: 10.1.A.1.434) * [changelog]
MD5HASH: 2de243d8e7f74f406deba87b4e2d6684


Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v02 (FW: 10.1.A.1.350) [changelog] * *
MD5HASH: 58f5d77275cb51cffa400c758e37fcf9


Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v01 (FW: 10.1.A.1.350)
MD5HASH: 95c2cc8a1433cf97451111d7b88f6025







enjoy!!!

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CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 + ROOT for Xperia Z, Kernel for the Sony Xperia Z

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Status: Testing

Created 2013-06-27
Last Updated 2014-05-21
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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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Awesome DooMLoRD!!!!

I hope I get my device tomorrow and maybe i can help.

PM me if you have questions.
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Awesome DooMLoRD!!!!

I hope I get my device tomorrow and maybe i can help.

PM me if you have questions.

i even have custom kernel ready with some decent overclock 1.8Ghz... may be we can try even 2ghz but that might be overkill but i guess we cna keep the phone in water if it gets too hot!!! ... i wish i had the device working, testing on it would be so much faster
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Hi mate. You bringing good news for us all the time

When you getting your device ?
Regards
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Hi mate. You bringing good news for us all the time

When you getting your device ?
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hi... thanks

i dont know mate... i like the device but its costly for me to buy...
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awesome...
thank you for your work...
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hi i've got this device for a week, how could i help? thanks for all the good things
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Already completed most of the work。
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Hi

I just flashed RomAur. And his recovery is disappeared after new rom.
Can I test your recovery ? (I want to do backup lol)


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