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[D66XX] CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.7 + ROOT for Xperia Z3 [20140928]

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DooMLoRD

Inactive Recognized Developer
Jul 27, 2010
13,191
39,702
Pune
CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.7 Recovery for Xperia Z3!



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






[ info ]

This Recovery is built from CWM 6.0.4.7 sources!



[ PROOF ]


ByoTPQQCMAEJN6W.jpg:large




[ 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 @Androxyde for pointing me to the correct tools and thanks to @[NUT] for the kitchen which works well to slice the kernel.sin :)
  • special thanks to @swedan 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:
    • 4.4.4
      • 23.0.A.2.93 - v01
    or ROMS BASED ON THAT FIRMWARE



[ features ]

  1. standard CWM recovery 6.0.4.7!
  2. init.d startup script support inbuilt!
  3. kernel is insecure (ro.secure=0)
  4. disabled kernel level RIC
  5. adb debugging is enabled by default in OS
  6. 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)

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.

Source: http://developer.sonymobile.com/unlockbootloader/unlock-yourboot-loader/






[ known issues ]


  1. adb is not working in recovery (can be fixed later)



[ 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 UP key





[ how to Root ]

for instructions on how to root please check this post



[ sources ]

https://github.com/DooMLoRD/android_device_sony_honami

for now recovery is same is same as honami


[ donations ]


Please do consider donating as I am thinking of getting the Z3 or Z3 Compact (not yet decided which one), if you want me to support this device then feel free to donate and help me buy it!


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 CWM Recovery v01 (FW: 23.0.A.2.93)
MD5HASH: 272d84dd75728981cd0665cecaa81c13



OLD:



...







icon8.gif



enjoy!!!
 

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DooMLoRD

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Rooting Instructions


[ proof ]

attachment.php



[ 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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DooMLoRD

Inactive Recognized Developer
Jul 27, 2010
13,191
39,702
Pune
Hi,
Stupid question, could he work on Xperia Z3 compact?

not this one but I have test recovery kernel for Z3 Compact... if you are willing to test then send me P.M.


can you post short manual for building kernel? old method with new cmd line don't work :(

kernel building instructions are the same... problem is with FlashTool dumping the zImage... @Androxyde has been notified of the issue... he is working on fixing it :)
 
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Desperanto86

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Kept silent renamed the image " boot.img "?

Or then makes the command :
Code:
fastboot flash boot Z3_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_v01_FW-93.img

building! NOT FLASHING! if you don't know about I'm talking about, you'd better to keep silence :)

---------- Post added at 08:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:51 PM ----------


ok. but already tomorrow :) thx! You are awsome dude as always :)
 

DooMLoRD

Inactive Recognized Developer
Jul 27, 2010
13,191
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Pune

@DooMLoRD

I'd like to know this too as I have a D6633 model on the way

post the kernel for that firmware... I will create CWM kernel for it...


by the way! I've used your perl script for unpacking kernel.sin and all works fine :) now I can rebuild stock kernel with my favorite TWRP 2.8.0.1 recovery! Thx man!

Glad it worked :)
 
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Untouchab1e

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Apr 11, 2007
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802
Awesome job!

However, Im trying to port CM to the Z3 and I need some information as I dont have the Z3 yet. Could someone put their Z3 in clockwork recovery and give me the output from the following commands?

Code:
cat /proc/partitions
Code:
cat /tmp/recovery.log
or alternatively /cache/recovery.log or /tmp/recovery.log.

Would be much appreciated! Thanks
 

fknpwned

Senior Member
Sep 7, 2010
120
32
Hi there,

i went from Samsung to Xperia, and got some questions about root.

Whats the disadvantages if i unlock the bootloader? I know warranty will be gone, is there something else i need to know?

Is there a way to relock it again?

Can we expect root im future without unlocking the bootloader?
Is root without unlocking bootloader even possible on other devices like Xperia Z2..?

Sorry for my bad english [emoji15]
 

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    CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.7 Recovery for Xperia Z3!



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






    [ info ]

    This Recovery is built from CWM 6.0.4.7 sources!



    [ PROOF ]


    ByoTPQQCMAEJN6W.jpg:large




    [ 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 @Androxyde for pointing me to the correct tools and thanks to @[NUT] for the kitchen which works well to slice the kernel.sin :)
    • special thanks to @swedan 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:
      • 4.4.4
        • 23.0.A.2.93 - v01
      or ROMS BASED ON THAT FIRMWARE



    [ features ]

    1. standard CWM recovery 6.0.4.7!
    2. init.d startup script support inbuilt!
    3. kernel is insecure (ro.secure=0)
    4. disabled kernel level RIC
    5. adb debugging is enabled by default in OS
    6. 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)

    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.

    Source: http://developer.sonymobile.com/unlockbootloader/unlock-yourboot-loader/






    [ known issues ]


    1. adb is not working in recovery (can be fixed later)



    [ 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 UP key





    [ how to Root ]

    for instructions on how to root please check this post



    [ sources ]

    https://github.com/DooMLoRD/android_device_sony_honami

    for now recovery is same is same as honami


    [ donations ]


    Please do consider donating as I am thinking of getting the Z3 or Z3 Compact (not yet decided which one), if you want me to support this device then feel free to donate and help me buy it!


    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 CWM Recovery v01 (FW: 23.0.A.2.93)
    MD5HASH: 272d84dd75728981cd0665cecaa81c13



    OLD:



    ...







    icon8.gif



    enjoy!!!
    11
    Rooting Instructions


    [ proof ]

    attachment.php



    [ 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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    Locked Bootloader please
    Manners please
    Patience please
    Complete sentences please
    2
    I guess that's about correct.

    Hope that the geniuses will find the "back door" soon so that I can root and find some solutions for the low notification sounds etc..

    It's pretty astonishing coming from a M7 to the Z3 and not even having a sound drawer where you can independently lower or rise sounds and especially rise notification sounds that you can't even hear

    To be fair, coming from a Nexus 5 the Z3 development is considerably slower , but i'm sure it will pick up once new root methods are found.

    I will be putting out a ROM for for LB once a root is found that is for sure.
    2
    MAY...MAY...MAY... I think they just scary us and they are just reinsured... There are no proof of their words

    From experience, they should change the word to WILL.. because a lot of features will disappear after BL unlock. Xreality, Bravia Engine, Miracast, Mirroring, algorithms for Camera resulting in poor picture quality etc.. Not wise to advise others to unlock BL imo.