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By tommyrumbler, Senior Member on 7th July 2012, 01:22 AM
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here's a quick and very easy guide on how to install CWM on Xperia 2012 line ups.

just download the CWM install file

SO-03D / Acro S here
Xperia S here (big props to PuriketsuAngel)

unzip folder
connect phone normally via USB to your PC
go to unzipped folder, execute install.bat

that's it, CWM installed.

to go to recovery mode - just restart device (turn off, turn on) and while on the SE logo, simply tap the screen of your phone several times.

up and down volume keys will serve as your directional keys, camera button will serve as "select/ok" key.
and yep, back and home buttons work within the CWM environment.

note: when you choose to restart/reboot system now while on CWM screen, phone will turn off.(it does on mine). just restart normally - like pressing on the power button to turn it on.

Device must be rooted. we got a tut on how to root your device even on locked BL here

N O T E
This is a work around if restoring from previous back up is giving you error.

Back up :
Before doing a NAND back up - please do a manual reset of your device - no additional Apps must be installed. Also clear/delete any left over folders from your SD card.
Restart device then tap screen several times - once in CWM - clear cache/dalvik cache.
Then and only here would you do a back up for your ROM.

Restore :
Before doing a restore - please do a manual reset of your device - turn device off, hold vol-up and power button at the same time until you get 3 vibrates.

Now you can do restore.
if this CWM version is still giving you errors : please provide a detailed account of the error message, a logcat will be appreciated.

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7th July 2012, 01:24 AM |#2  
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Good to hear. But I will wait for someone to confirm this. Kinda scared (I had another device, and modded it a lot, but I'm quite noob to XS yet)
7th July 2012, 01:29 AM |#3  
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nothing to be scared about. the guide is fairly easy to follow and no special key combination required. the process just installs CWM on your recovery partition.
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7th July 2012, 01:31 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by tommyrumbler

nothing to be scared about. the guide is fairly easy to follow and no special key combination required. the process just installs CWM on your recovery partition.

Ok. I think I will do it. But you will buy me another one if this one bricks (JK... )

EDIT: It was easier than i thought. Thanks, it works

EDIT 2: Home and back buttons work
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7th July 2012, 01:42 AM |#5  
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so, with this now we can install modded roms?
7th July 2012, 01:45 AM |#6  
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so, with this now we can install modded roms?

If they use stock kernel, yes.
7th July 2012, 01:53 AM |#7  
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Good point... let's hope someone find a way to unlock the BL or start making cool roms for stock kernel

EDIT:

Som questions regarding this:

- If we reflash the firmware, we lose cwm?
if not, I know we lose root, but with cwm can we root again?


PS: somehow now I have a backup I feel safer xD
7th July 2012, 02:07 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by waiflih

Good point... let's hope someone find a way to unlock the BL or start making cool roms for stock kernel

EDIT:

Som questions regarding this:

- If we reflash the firmware, we lose cwm?
if not, I know we lose root, but with cwm can we root again?


PS: somehow now I have a backup I feel safer xD

You can unlock your bootloader if your device allows it.
7th July 2012, 02:27 AM |#9  
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Yes exelent job , thx you
7th July 2012, 02:32 AM |#10  
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Works great. Already did a back up and restore. Thanks
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You can unlock your bootloader if your device allows it.

If I could unlock my bootloader I would flash a custom kernel with recovery, but here I am
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