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Cannot install ANY custom rom!

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By Khaiyan, Senior Member on 3rd September 2014, 02:20 AM
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Hello everyone,

Here's what I did in preparation to flash custom ROMs on my Xperia Z:

1) Root phone with towelroot
2) Backup TA partitions
3) Unlock bootloader (yes I have an unlockable bootloader)
4) Extract boot.img from custom rom and flash it

4) is where it fails. After I fastboot flash boot boot.img, the phone goes into a bootloop (pressing volume up when the purple led lights up does nothing). I've tried a number of custom ROMs with no luck (always starting from a fresh stock firmware).

Can someone please, please help me out here? I've spent the whole day trying to get it to work... :/
 
 
3rd September 2014, 07:41 AM |#2  
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Try to flash the ROM without extracting the boot.IMG

Tapatalk'ed from my Xperia™ Z (C6602) running Dirty Unicorns ROM!
3rd September 2014, 08:21 AM |#3  
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Try to flash the ROM without extracting the boot.IMG

Tapatalk'ed from my Xperia™ Z (C6602) running Dirty Unicorns ROM!

Sorry to sound like a noob but how can I flash a custom ROM without recovery?
3rd September 2014, 08:30 AM |#4  
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Sorry to sound like a noob but how can I flash a custom ROM without recovery?

Nope

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3rd September 2014, 08:36 AM |#5  
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Nope

Tapatalk'ed from my Xperia™ Z (C6602) running Dirty Unicorns ROM!

?

Sorry I don't know what you're suggesting. I need to extract boot.img because I want to flash a custom rom.
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?

Sorry I don't know what you're suggesting. I need to extract boot.img because I want to flash a custom rom.

You don't need it
Just flash the wipe and flash the zip and gapps and done

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You don't need it
Just flash the wipe and flash the zip and gapps and done

Tapatalk'ed from my Xperia™ Z (C6602) running Dirty Unicorns ROM!

I'm really confused :s So how do I install custom recovery?
3rd September 2014, 08:53 AM |#8  
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I'm really confused :s So how do I install custom recovery?


Boot to recovery
Wipe data
Wipe system
Wipe cache
Wipe dalvik cache
Do not wipe SD card
Install the ROMs zipe
Install gapps
Boot to system

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Boot to recovery
Wipe data
Wipe system
Wipe cache
Wipe dalvik cache
Do not wipe SD card
Install the ROMs zipe
Install gapps
Boot to system

Tapatalk'ed from my Xperia™ Z (C6602) running Dirty Unicorns ROM!

Dude, you aren't making any sense. How can I "boot to recovery" if I don't flash boot.img? I'm on stock firmware, there is no recovery.
3rd September 2014, 09:11 AM |#10  
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Dude, you aren't making any sense. How can I "boot to recovery" if I don't flash boot.img? I'm on stock firmware, there is no recovery.

Sorry

Use this to install recovery on your Z

Extract the zip in your desktop

In phone. Enable USB debugging in developer option In settings

Plug your phone to PC

Open the INSTALL.BAT and select option number 3

Wait until it's finish

You have now recovery

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