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[D6603][BETA][OFFICIAL]Sony Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow - Beta testing

Have you been testing Concept M and will you be testing Official M Beta firmware?

  • Happy with Concept, will test M Beta.

    Votes: 74 63.8%
  • NOT Happy with Concept, but will test M Beta.

    Votes: 9 7.8%
  • Happy with Concept, but will NOT test M Beta.

    Votes: 10 8.6%
  • NOT happy with Concept and will NOT test M Beta.

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • Happy with current firmware, not changing.

    Votes: 12 10.3%
  • Done with Sony and looking for other phone.

    Votes: 5 4.3%
  • Wha is Android M?

    Votes: 4 3.4%

  • Total voters
    116
  • Poll closed .
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ondrejvaroscak

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With a considerable delay, Sony is inviting users from Spain, Italy and Netherlands, to beta-test new official Android M firmware.

Source: http://www.xda-developers.com/xda-external-link/xperia-beta-program-android-apps-on-google-play/

Direct link to Beta: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.xperiabeta.signup

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I think we are all looking forward to see it in action, and from the beginning, one of the most important question:

Will this firmware be using Verfied Boot (aka. dm-verity) to protect the system?

because if yes, it will render the system unrootable on Locked Bootloader...


So guys and girls from ES, IT and NL ... go on, write your thoughts....

UPDATE 12. March 2016

INSTALLING

You can decide if you want to "install" original unmodified firmware by flashing zip file in recovery or restoring backup of Android M. In any way you need to be on pre-rooted latest Lollipop (v .264) before flashing. Reflash stock if you are on custom ROM. The reason is that this firmware needs bootloader and baseband from v.264 to work.

So to use backup of original Android M Beta:
This was kindly provided by @juanpirulo http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=65777398&postcount=158 and steps to install from @jjwrongjj http://forum.xda-developers.com/z3/general/d6603-sony-official-android-6-0-t3312448/post65781545.

To flash zip:
There is flashable firmware available thanks to @masuods70 at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=65871019&postcount=440

For D6633 dual
Users of DualSIM D6633 can flash patch: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=65877968&postcount=459



ROOTING

This ROM is can be currently rooted with /system R/W access on both LB/UB - need to root in recovery after flashing the system


To root both firmwares you need to stay in the recovery after flash/restore and flash SuperSU, byeselinux and RICdefeat.

There is no prerooted zip available at the moment.

THERE is NO RECOVERY for locked bootloaders.

There is dedicated ROOTING thread by bro @wolbreak

The first good news is that dm-verity is DISABLED on this Beta Marshmallow and it means that the firmware can be rooted. As @Black_Eyes found, rooting can be done with KingRoot v.4.82. However, the root is only partial, because it doesn't disable RIC service which is preventing writes to /system (thanks to @lee480 @shoey63 @EricCartmanez )

I am sure this is excellent news as surely guys are now working on RIC part of the deal.

This news also means, that it can probably be pre-rooted as soon as FTF will be available.
 
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ondrejvaroscak

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veskostoev

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I install the apk and receive a confirmation to my email. Live in Norway signed from Swedish IP with VPN.
XperiaBetaProgram
Thank you for signing up to Sony Mobile’s Xperia Beta Program. You will receive an email notification once the activity is about to start.

Kind Regards,
Xperia Beta Program

edit: The official link say that non of my devices are compatible and unable to install. The direct link with apk it works for me and sign up.
 
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ondrejvaroscak

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I install the apk and receive a confirmation to my email. Live in Norway signed from Swedish IP with VPN.
XperiaBetaProgram
Thank you for signing up to Sony Mobile’s Xperia Beta Program. You will receive an email notification once the activity is about to start.

Kind Regards,
Xperia Beta Program

Ok, thanks for info, let's see how it goes. Last time with Concept also everybody got sign-up confirmation, but not everybody got actual confirmation for beta testing..
 

veskostoev

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Ok, thanks for info, let's see how it goes. Last time with Concept also everybody got sign-up confirmation, but not everybody got actual confirmation for beta testing..

I got also the first time but i never install it
Great news everyone! You have been selected to participate in phase 2 of the Sony Mobile concept initiative. What this means is that you will be part of a select group receiving a roll-out of our concept software running Marshmallow, with the opportunity to directly influence future releases of this software.

Getting started

You have already been invited to our Google+ community. A majority of the communication will be handled from here.



Please take your time to read through the “How to get started” section in the community.

Here you will find instructions on how to flash the concept software.

https://plus.google.com/communities/*****************



IMPORTANT NOTE:

Your user data will be lost when installing the concept software unless you follow the instructions on how to migrate and backup your data in this post: https://plus.google.com/********************×

The post will be available as soon as you accept your invitation to the g+ community.



We are looking forward to your comments and feedback, let’s rock!



See you in the G+ community!
 
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ondrejvaroscak

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I got also the first time but i never install it
Great news everyone! You have been selected to participate in phase 2 of the Sony Mobile concept initiative. What this means is that you will be part of a select group receiving a roll-out of our concept software running Marshmallow, with the opportunity to directly influence future releases of this software.

Getting started

You have already been invited to our Google+ community. A majority of the communication will be handled from here.



Please take your time to read through the “How to get started” section in the community.

Here you will find instructions on how to flash the concept software.

https://plus.google.com/communities/*****************



IMPORTANT NOTE:

Your user data will be lost when installing the concept software unless you follow the instructions on how to migrate and backup your data in this post: https://plus.google.com/********************×

The post will be available as soon as you accept your invitation to the g+ community.



We are looking forward to your comments and feedback, let’s rock!



See you in the G+ community!

I think that e-mail is from Concept, not from this Beta... alright?
 
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hansip87

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Yes, they take some time. I am sure, if anybody would have this firmware already installed, we would know it here in XDA Forums...
I wonder what Sony will do with the Small App whole thing seeing the Concept doesn't have one. Please anybody who have joined this Beta, to post a picture about how the Small Apps getting implemented there.
 

kansasboy001

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I wonder what Sony will do with the Small App whole thing seeing the Concept doesn't have one. Please anybody who have joined this Beta, to post a picture about how the Small Apps getting implemented there.

If I recall correctly the lollipop concept didn't have small apps either. The concept is just that a concept. I don't see Sony removing any of their signature features like small apps or stamina mode. I just hope that marshmallow brings us the automatic Headphone compensation from the z5 since that can't be ported. I have tried
 

ReadReadz

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Sony will not remove small app function
But i'm wonder what sony will change how it looks in MM.
Hope the Beta program will come next week, so we can see what sony will do on their old UI.
 

hansip87

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Sony will not remove small app function
But i'm wonder what sony will change how it looks in MM.
Hope the Beta program will come next week, so we can see what sony will do on their old UI.
I think it will not have any changes there. What concerns me is that Google restrict Overlay apps by default so one should turn it on all the way on the Setting page. If Sony can automatically enable the setting, it's great :)
 
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Wolfbreak

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I registered for Beta too without VPN and got the Confirmation Email already, now lets see if they choose me again. On Concept i was invited to test already. I hope dm-verity will not be included but i think that it will probably be included because of Security reasons like in all new Xperias above Z3.
 

humzaahmed155

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I'm on the current 6.0.1 concept. The Beta program seems to be incompatible with this ROM. I assume we'll have to wait for the FTF file or at least downgrade to official 5.1.1?

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