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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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3rd September 2014, 08:47 AM |#7  
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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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Originally Posted by androidfreak70

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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3rd September 2014, 09:14 AM |#11  
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Thanks I'll give it a try! And this will work on an unlocked bootloader?

I just realised the recovery you linked me to is for those who want to keep stock Sony Kernel. I want to flash an AOSP custom rom :/ Are there any other solutions?
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