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[D2305] CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 + ROOT for Xperia M2 (Single SIM) [20140510]

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This is a CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 Touch Recovery for Xperia M2 (Single SIM)!



Credits and special thanks to Koush and everyone else involved in Cyanogenmod project!






[ info ]

This Recovery is built from CWM 6.0.4.6 sources!

I dont have this device with me and I dont intend to buy one... a friend wanted root on his phone so I created this to help him out...

all the testing was done remotely on users devices...




@mods
I know that there is no device specific forum for this so I have posted thread here in Z2 general section... please move it to the device sub-forum once its created...


P.S: I know that some people think that its no big deal to have recovery/root on unlocked bootloader, and I do agree with that upto certain extent... but now that you have recovery/root you can do a LOT more... just unlocking bootloader wont give you anything!!! devs need to lay the foundations for further development... i have seen so many devices with unlockable bootloader and without root/recovery, but no one bothered to create recovery/root for those users...


[ PROOF ]






[ credits / special thanks ]
  • Koush - for the brilliant work & coding on CWM recovery
  • CyanogenMod and FreeXperia Team (especially jerpelea) for too many things *
  • special thanks to @saiarkar for helping out with testing and risking his devices for the sake of development!!! and NO, his phone was NOT damaged during testing
  • ME for creating this for u guys!



[ Requirements ]
  • Bootloader unlocked
  • working fastboot
  • STOCK ROM FW:
    • 4.3
      • 18.0.A.1.30 - v01
    or ROMS BASED ON THAT FIRMWARE
  • tested on Single SIM variant so it MAY NOT work on dual SIM variant!!



[ features ]
  1. standard CWM recovery 6.0.4.6 - TOUCH RECOVERY!
  2. adb debugging is enabled by default in OS
  3. TIP: if u are experiencing very slow backup in CWM do this




[ WARNING ]


for flashing this kernel you WILL NEED TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER! Check this thread for more info (same steps as Xperia Z1 are used for Xperia M2 Single Sim)


UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER WITHOUT TA BACKUP WILL LEAD TO IRREVERSIBLE LOSS OF DRM KEYS!!!


AND YES CAMERA STILL WORKS AFTER UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER!!!



[ known issues ]



dont know, you tell me!!!





[ how to flash this kernel ] (via fastboot)
  1. download the kernel image
  2. save the boot.img to the folder containing fastboot binary
  3. flash the boot.img using fastboot:
    Code:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
  4. reboot from fastboot
    Code:
    fastboot reboot
  5. the device should now start booting
  6. enjoy!



[ how to enter recovery ]

when you see the Sony logo and the LED light turns pink/amber/orange keep tapping/pressing VOLUME DOWN key





[ how to Root ]

for instructions on how to root please check this post



[ sources ]

https://github.com/DooMLoRD/android_device_sony_honami

(the current recovery is based on Z1 sources)


[ donations ]

if u feel that this work has helped u OR u think that the work i put into making this is worthy of donations, then click on the following link for buying me some coffee/beer/etc

PAYPAL DONATION LINK

OR

you can buy one of my awesome apps from Play Store!






[ download links ]

PLEASE DO NOT MIRROR, REDISTRIBUTE, REPACK MY FILES


NEW:


Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v01 (FW: 18.0.A.1.30}
MD5HASH: aadeb5d0f9c0a0cab0cf5ba53f3d9a8b



OLD:



.....











enjoy!!!
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Rooting Instructions


[ proof ]






[ how to root ]
  • once you have flashed the kernel from the 1st post
  • download the latest SuperSU update.zip from: http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
  • save it on sdcard of device
  • reboot into recovery
  • flash the supersu update.zip
  • reboot from recovery into OS
  • you should now get proper root access!


[ installing busybox ]

  • it is highly recommended to install busybox after rooting!
  • just go to andorid play store and download the busybox installer.
  • once the installer is downloaded, install busybox in /system/xbin
  • reboot device after install and thats it!


regards,

DooMLoRD
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10th May 2014, 04:33 AM |#3  
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Nice work

Btw just want to ask is it able to root Xperia Z 4.4.2 on locked bootloader when the update rolls out ?

And i reported the thread for moving to Xperia M2 Forum
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Awesome! i've been searching a long time and finally found it , did someone have success on M2 dual ? (d2302)
10th May 2014, 08:12 AM |#5  
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Awesome! i've been searching a long time and finally found it , did someone have success on M2 dual ? (d2302)

Send me kernel.sin and I can create a test recovery kernel





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Nice work

Btw just want to ask is it able to root Xperia Z 4.4.2 on locked bootloader when the update rolls out ?

And i reported the thread for moving to Xperia M2 Forum

No idea



Didn't know that M2 had its own section


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No idea



Didn't know that M2 had its own section


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Do you have Xperia M2 / M2 dual ftf ?
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Do you have Xperia M2 / M2 dual ftf ?

Neither... A friend sent the kernel.sin from him single sim phone..

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Neither... A friend sent the kernel.sin from him single sim phone..

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Hey there...i have made a deodex rom for xperia m2.... But can u make the updater script for me?if u get time?
Same for z2
11th May 2014, 11:21 AM |#9  
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Thumbs up Cant back up TA
Failed to backup TA with my Xperia M2 D2305
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Originally Posted by Ben Ling

Do you have Xperia M2 / M2 dual ftf ?

I have posted on this thread for Single SIM only For Dual SIM ? I don't know, don't have device


http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2747992


BTW , Special Thanks to @DooMLoRD for helping me to root my deivce ^_^
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What happens to the ta partition?
Lose the drm keys to root?
Can't we do a backup like on other devices before unlocking?

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