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PhilZ Touch & CWM & TWRP
*** For Locked and Unlocked BOOTLOADERS! ***


Welcome to the Xperia ZL Questions & Answers thread!

I proudly present you the first and only DUAL RECOVERY for locked boot loaders on our lovely Xperia phones!

If you have an unlocked bootloader and chose to keep the STOCK Sony kernel, you can also use this MOD.

Currently supported XPERIA models:
These are also links to the device specific Q&A threads.
Xperia Z: SO-02E, C6602, C6603, C6606, C6616
Xperia ZL: C6502, C6503, C6506
Xperia Tablet Z: SO-03E, SGP311, SGP312, SGP321, SGP351
Xperia Z Ultra: C6802, C6806, C6833, C6843
Xperia Z1: C6902, C6903, C6906, C6943, C6916
Xperia Z1 Compact: D5502, D5503, D5506
Xperia Z2: D6502, D6503, D6506, D6543, D6563
Xperia Tablet Z2: SGP511, SGP512, SGP521, SGP551, SGP561
Xperia ZR: C5602, C5603, C5606
Xperia T, TX, TL and V: LT30p, LT29, LT30at, LT25i
Xperia S: LT26i
Xperia SP: C5302, C5303
Xperia T2 Ultra: D5303, D5322
Xperia Z3: D6603, D6633, D6643, D6653, D6616
Xperia Z3 Compact: D5803, D5833
Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact: SGP621, SGP641, SGP651

To follow development, be sure to check the DevDB thread!
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Special Thanks:
  • @DooMLoRD for all his excellent work on our much loved Sony phones!
  • The Team Win developers for TWRP
  • The ClockWorkMod developers for CWM
  • @alexocean for his awesome job testing almost all FW releases and the discovery of SuperSU causing problems for the installation of this recovery!
  • @RoberM for testing
  • @surdu_petru for testing and handy pointers
  • @Androxyde for allowing to use his linux and mac adb binaries.
  • @lancebukkake for finding the TWRP 'fix' to use exFAT formatted sdcards!
  • @delewer for the final fix for TWRP and its use of exFAT formatted sdcards
  • @DevShaft for some code help on the windows installer (the menu!)
  • @Androxyde again, but now for his bash code/script suggestions... oh boy this guy is a genius!
  • @Tamirwig and @shoey63 for their excellent job at testing early BETA's (Xperia Z)
  • @gregbradley for his extensive testing on the Xperia Z1

Well, enjoy!

The origins of this XZDualRecovery package are in the packages done by:
Krabappel2548, Cpasjuste and DooMLoRD
Thank you for your excellent work guys!

Your thanks (and donations) should (also) go out to them, they deserve it!
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21st May 2013, 04:06 AM |#4  
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I just used this, and after finishing the process by restarting phone after the CWM prompt, and I restart again and try to press either up or down volume buttons during the green light, nothing happens it just keeps booting to ROM, I've tried rapidly pressing the volume keys or holding it down nothing would activate recovery. It boots into safe mode if I keep holding it down.

XDA STATUS UPDATE:
I'm at a TAPAsBar, flashing around my ZL.
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I just used this, and after finishing the process by restarting phone after the CWM prompt, and I restart again and try to press either up or down volume buttons during the green light, nothing happens it just keeps booting to ROM, I've tried rapidly pressing the volume keys or holding it down nothing would activate recovery. It boots into safe mode if I keep holding it down.

XDA STATUS UPDATE:
I'm at a TAPAsBar, flashing around my ZL.

Can you please do a new attempt and include your logs (if any) mentioned in the OP? I have nothing to work with now!

Sent from my C6603 using xda app-developers app
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I am also not able to get into recovery by pressing either of the volume buttons
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Originally Posted by ehBrY

I just used this, and after finishing the process by restarting phone after the CWM prompt, and I restart again and try to press either up or down volume buttons during the green light, nothing happens it just keeps booting to ROM, I've tried rapidly pressing the volume keys or holding it down nothing would activate recovery. It boots into safe mode if I keep holding it down.

XDA STATUS UPDATE:
I'm at a TAPAsBar, flashing around my ZL.

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I am also not able to get into recovery by pressing either of the volume buttons

To both above:

Open a root explorer app, see if there is a folder called 'lost+found' inside /cache ... if it's not there, you need to use an FTF to restore it (just cache, nothing else!).

If it's there you can see the folders 'recovery' and 'XZDualRecovery' if an external SDCard (sdcard1) is absent, otherwise this last folder will be on your external SDCard. Create a file called 'boot' inside either one of directories. You will be able to boot to CWM that way. If you create a file called 'default' inside the XZDualRecovery folder and put in just the word 'twrp' (without quotes and no new line) to make it boot into TWRP when the 'boot' file is found.

Open CWM at first and do the advanced -> key test and provide me with the codes it produces while pressing the UP volume key once and the DOWN volume key once. Open the lid where your SIM is and with a paper-clip or pointy pen press the 'reset' button there to reboot your phone.

That way i know what to fix and what to check for during the boot of the script.

Don't worry guys, I'll get it fixed
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If it's there you can see the folders 'recovery' and 'XZDualRecovery' if an external SDCard (sdcard1) is absent, otherwise this last folder will be on your external SDCard. Create a file called 'boot' inside either one of directories. You will be able to boot to CWM that way.
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Open CWM at first and do the advanced -> key test and provide me with the codes it produces while pressing the UP volume key once and the DOWN volume key once.

Code:
CWM-based Recovery v6.0.3.2
Outputting key codes.
Go back to end debugging.
Key: 115
Key: 114
File "boot" after rebooting the system are removed.
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Code:
CWM-based Recovery v6.0.3.2
Outputting key codes.
Go back to end debugging.
Key: 115
Key: 114
File "boot" after rebooting the system are removed.

Thats funny, the keycodes are the same on C6603 ... hmmm stuff to ponder on.

The boot file will be removed indeed, otherwise you would never be able to boot your phone in a normal way

-- EDIT --

I've found what is causing this... i'll do a ZL patch release soon.
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[XZDualRecovery] Version 2.2 BETA released!
BETA Change log:
BETA releases will only appear on http://www.fun-industries.nl/xda/ and as soon as enough people report it to be working fine will it move in to the OP as a RELEASE version.
Version 2.2:
  • Fixed ZL Keycheck, again...
  • Did some more code cleaning, simplifying the SDCard1 mounting process.
  • Released the LINUX installer (Requires root privileges, so it will prompt for a sudo password) - Thanks go to @Androxyde for the adb binary!

Please update and test!
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BETA releases
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Version 2.2
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Please update and test!

Thanks, it works.
I was able to get into CWM and TWRP 3 times.
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