Once you get it installed, it will also install an app called NDR Utils. Run it, then choose Philz Touch/CWM to be the default recovery.
If you are powered off and want to boot into Philz Touch, turn on the phone, and after it vibrates, press the volume up button. The notification LED will change from red to green (or maybe it is green to red; can't remember for sure).
If you want to boot into TWRP, press volume down.
CWM-Based Recovery 184.108.40.206 Recovery for Xperia Z3 Compact!
Credits and special thanks to Koush and everyone else involved in Cyanogenmod project!
[ info ]
This Recovery is built from CWM 220.127.116.11 sources!
[ 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@Androxydefor pointing me to the correct tools and thanks to@[NUT]for the kitchen which works well to slice the kernel.sin
special thanks to @Joe_Mama [a.k.a.: Stinky sweet from 4pda ]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 ]
STOCK ROM FW:
23.0.A.2.105 - v01
or ROMS BASED ON THAT FIRMWARE
[ features ]
standard CWM recovery 18.104.22.168!
init.d startup script support inbuilt!
kernel is insecure (ro.secure=0)
disabled kernel level RIC
adb debugging is enabled by default in OS
TIP: if u are experiencing very slow backup in CWM do this
[ WARNING ]
FOR NOW WE DONT HAVE ROOT ON LOCKED BOOTLOADER!!! IF YOU WANT TO PRESERVE YOUR TA DATA/DRM KEYS THEN DO NOT UNLOCK BOOTLOADER!!!!
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 Z3 Compact)
UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER WITHOUT TA BACKUP WILL LEAD TO IRREVERSIBLE LOSS OF DRM KEYS!!!
Sony has changed their bootloader unlock policy:
Certain pre-loaded content on your device may also be inaccessible due to the removal of DRM security keys. For high-end devices running recent software versions, for instance Xperia Z3, the removal of DRM security keys may affect advanced camera functionality. For example, noise reduction algorithms might be removed, and performance when taking photos in low-light conditions might be affected. The secure user data partition may also become inaccessible, and you will not be able to get any more official software upgrades if you unlock the boot loader.
I have been on the Xperia scene for almost 4 years now ... I try and share all the knowledge and information that i have so that users can benefit...
at the time of creating this thread, there was no indication that there was any such issue... and when the issue was raised, sony quietly adding this under "Risks" section of their website, i did my best to keep users informed by updating this thread and by posting about this on twitter...
to all poor souls with "poorer camera":
sorry guys I honestly didnt know...
I'm sorry for maybe asking this noob question, but ain't there a way to relock the phone and install a ruu like it's on HTC devices possible? Or ist really a fact that you can't gain access to the DRM stuff anymore after unlocking? No way to undo the unlocking?