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[STOCK ROM][FTF] Xperia Z (C6603) 10.4.B.0.569 Generic PT (Unbranded/Portugal)

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Originally Posted by julioscesar View Post
Obrigado! Agora porreiro era root Tentei por twrp mas não consigo fazer zip do tft
For root, here's what I did (not a ready-made solution, but hope the instructions are good enough):

I followed the same logic as @[NUT] when he shared his flashable zip with the Journalists rom, but with the ext4 partition image instead of a tar with its files.
- extracted the system image from the tft (which is actually a zip)
- with flashtool extracted the 2Gb .ext4 partition file, which is a direct image of what should be written to the partition (and flashtool does it when flashing)
- compressed it with gzip and transferred to the phone's sdcard
- entered recovery and opened an ADB shell (I was coming from a 4.2 rooted ROM, of course)
- unmount /system
- overwrote the entire /system partition with the new one, using "gzip -cd system.ext4.gz | dd of=..." to the sytem mtd entry
- sync to flush
- remount /system; the new contents showed up
- flashed SuperSU, XZDualRecovery, and perhaps a few other manual changes I needed
- shut down
- enter flashmode and flash the trimmed ftf with only the rest of the 4.3 things (kernel, radio, etc but NOT system)


Device: Xperia Z (C6603)
ROM: Stock 4.3 10.4.B.0.569
Locked bootloader, rooted, XZDualRecovery
Mods (Xposed): App Settings, Advanced reboot menu
Retired device: Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100)

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Is anyone else having a problem with the GPS and the top portion. GPS just keeps flashing and won't let me swipe down to open the quick options screen.
Its really annoying, any response to this question would be greatly appreciated.
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