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[ROM][Kernel]{Z1} Sony KitKat 4.4.2 Google Play Edition port from ZU GPe

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DooMLoRD

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Jul 27, 2010
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[ info ]

ok guys so I was testing few things... saw that the Sony ZU GPE was released and then saw the disk dumps in this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2570197


since sony was kind enough to release the kernel sources for the ZU GPE.. i just corrected the kernel sources to support Z1 (as both devices have same board) and managed to get a bootable kernel..

I think this is now clear for public testing!

so far:
  • kernel boots
  • device boots in OS
  • phone calls work
  • bluetooth works
  • audio playback works
  • video playback works
  • 3G data works
  • GPS works
  • NFC works
  • camera doesnt work [for now :p]
  • wifi now works [WiFi FIX]

i invite all interested devs to help with fixing the broken stuff!



[ proof ]

BbzxHtYCQAE5-z1.png:small


dont bother about model number in screenshot


[ WARNING ]


THIS IS A PORT FROM ANOTHER DEVICE!

some things will not work! that is expected!



[ requirements ]

  • Xperia Z1 - i am testing on C6902 & C6903 (users need to flash additional package for C6903!)
  • unlocked bootloader




[ how to install ] {NEW - ONLY FOR v2}

  • you will need a recovery kernel (use my DooMKernel)
  • reboot into bootloader
  • hotboot into the recovery kernel
  • Code:
    fastboot boot DooMKernel.img
  • the device will start booting my old kernel
  • keep pressing volume UP keys to enter recovery
  • you can flash the ROM zip in recovery
  • no need to wipe data!
  • ONLY for C6903 users: while still in recovery flash Z1-Stock_C6903_FW_4.3_Files << THIS IS CRUCIAL OR YOU WILL GET BOOTLOOPS!
  • NOW reboot from recovery
  • thats it!
  • device will start booting into Sony 4.4.2 GPE :D




[ how to install ] {OLD - ONLY FOR v1}

  • you will need a recovery kernel (use my DooMKernel)
  • reboot into bootloader
  • hotboot into the recovery kernel
  • Code:
    fastboot boot DooMKernel.img
  • the device will start booting my old kernel
  • keep pressing volume UP keys to enter recovery
  • you can flash the ROM zip in recovery
  • no need to wipe data!
  • NOW reboot into bootloader from recovery
  • flash the Z1 GPE kernel
  • Code:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
  • now reboot from fastboot mode
  • Code:
    fastboot reboot
  • thats it!
  • device will start booting into Sony 4.4 GPE :D



[ kernel sources ]

https://github.com/DooMLoRD/android_kernel_sony_msm8974/tree/z1_gpe_port


[ downloads ]

PLEASE DO NOT MIRROR MY FILES!


v2: [NEW]


ROM + KERNEL (with dual recoveries!): <COMMON FOR C6902/C6903>
DooMLoRD_ZU-GPE_port_Z1-KOT49H.S2.2052-ROM-v2 {MIRROR}
Size: 453 MB
MD5HASH: a69042b72eb77d21bc9d9904a116cd22


WiFi FIX (Thanks to @MohammadAG)


Special firmware files for C6903: <ONLY for C6903>
Z1-Stock_C6903_FW_4.3_Files {MIRROR}
Size: 17 MB
MD5HASH: 74832814c7de976356a1e9c9a37bee36




v1: [OLD]

Kernel:
DooMLoRD_ZU-GPE_port_Z1-KRT16O.S3.1044-Kernel-v1 {MIRROR}
Size: 8.24 MB
MD5HASH: d445e99f0ad1d0d34f35b614a8cb0216


ROM:
DooMLoRD_ZU-GPE_port_Z1-KRT16O.S3.1044-ROM-v1
Size: 440 MB
MD5HASH: 732a90cce84450d5545ed2af05bcab6b



enjoy!


regards,

DooMLoRD
 
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DAddYE

Senior Member
Nov 9, 2010
535
331
@DooMLoRD do you have a mirror?

Code:
Sorry, the server is getting overloaded, please try again later!

I have waited around 30 mins.

Also, any update? :cowboy:

The ported GPE is something really amazing for us!
 

DooMLoRD

Inactive Recognized Developer
Jul 27, 2010
13,191
39,701
Pune
as promised here is the Z1 KitKat 4.4.2 GPE port from ZU!


BbzxHtYCQAE5-z1.png:small




this ROM+Kernel can be publicly tested and used!



[ changelog ]

  • new ROM v2 with files from 4.4.2 ZU GPE
  • new source built kernel
  • added dual recoveries! CWM + TWRP in kernel! - press volume UP for CWM OR press volume DOWN for TWRP
  • kernel directly included in ROM package (will be autoflashed in recovery)


download links at first post!


If anyone can please test it on a C6903 and report back it would be great!


regards,

DooMLoRD
 
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DooMLoRD

Inactive Recognized Developer
Jul 27, 2010
13,191
39,701
Pune
Since I love this GPE (but I need camera working :victory:) here my transaction Id: #6PS73145LN377620R

I'll try this GPE later on the 03.

Thanks @DooMLoRD

thank you for your kind donation!

I am trying to find the required files to get camera working... but from experience i know that this is going to be VERY tough... will surely keep trying though!


regards,

DooMLoRD
 

DAddYE

Senior Member
Nov 9, 2010
535
331
well i am just a noob... trust me there are a lot more experienced devs who can get it working.. i just hope that they take interest in doing it...

Hhahah, we know is not true.

QQ:

Code:
the device will start booting my old kernel
keep pressing volume UP keys to enter recovery
you can flash the ROM zip in recovery
no need to wipe data!
NOW reboot into bootloader from recovery
thats it!

I think for the v2 there are missing steps... no? No need to flash the GPE kernel?

Again super thanks!
 

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    [ info ]

    ok guys so I was testing few things... saw that the Sony ZU GPE was released and then saw the disk dumps in this thread:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2570197


    since sony was kind enough to release the kernel sources for the ZU GPE.. i just corrected the kernel sources to support Z1 (as both devices have same board) and managed to get a bootable kernel..

    I think this is now clear for public testing!

    so far:
    • kernel boots
    • device boots in OS
    • phone calls work
    • bluetooth works
    • audio playback works
    • video playback works
    • 3G data works
    • GPS works
    • NFC works
    • camera doesnt work [for now :p]
    • wifi now works [WiFi FIX]

    i invite all interested devs to help with fixing the broken stuff!



    [ proof ]

    BbzxHtYCQAE5-z1.png:small


    dont bother about model number in screenshot


    [ WARNING ]


    THIS IS A PORT FROM ANOTHER DEVICE!

    some things will not work! that is expected!



    [ requirements ]

    • Xperia Z1 - i am testing on C6902 & C6903 (users need to flash additional package for C6903!)
    • unlocked bootloader




    [ how to install ] {NEW - ONLY FOR v2}

    • you will need a recovery kernel (use my DooMKernel)
    • reboot into bootloader
    • hotboot into the recovery kernel
    • Code:
      fastboot boot DooMKernel.img
    • the device will start booting my old kernel
    • keep pressing volume UP keys to enter recovery
    • you can flash the ROM zip in recovery
    • no need to wipe data!
    • ONLY for C6903 users: while still in recovery flash Z1-Stock_C6903_FW_4.3_Files << THIS IS CRUCIAL OR YOU WILL GET BOOTLOOPS!
    • NOW reboot from recovery
    • thats it!
    • device will start booting into Sony 4.4.2 GPE :D




    [ how to install ] {OLD - ONLY FOR v1}

    • you will need a recovery kernel (use my DooMKernel)
    • reboot into bootloader
    • hotboot into the recovery kernel
    • Code:
      fastboot boot DooMKernel.img
    • the device will start booting my old kernel
    • keep pressing volume UP keys to enter recovery
    • you can flash the ROM zip in recovery
    • no need to wipe data!
    • NOW reboot into bootloader from recovery
    • flash the Z1 GPE kernel
    • Code:
      fastboot flash boot boot.img
    • now reboot from fastboot mode
    • Code:
      fastboot reboot
    • thats it!
    • device will start booting into Sony 4.4 GPE :D



    [ kernel sources ]

    https://github.com/DooMLoRD/android_kernel_sony_msm8974/tree/z1_gpe_port


    [ downloads ]

    PLEASE DO NOT MIRROR MY FILES!


    v2: [NEW]


    ROM + KERNEL (with dual recoveries!): <COMMON FOR C6902/C6903>
    DooMLoRD_ZU-GPE_port_Z1-KOT49H.S2.2052-ROM-v2 {MIRROR}
    Size: 453 MB
    MD5HASH: a69042b72eb77d21bc9d9904a116cd22


    WiFi FIX (Thanks to @MohammadAG)


    Special firmware files for C6903: <ONLY for C6903>
    Z1-Stock_C6903_FW_4.3_Files {MIRROR}
    Size: 17 MB
    MD5HASH: 74832814c7de976356a1e9c9a37bee36




    v1: [OLD]

    Kernel:
    DooMLoRD_ZU-GPE_port_Z1-KRT16O.S3.1044-Kernel-v1 {MIRROR}
    Size: 8.24 MB
    MD5HASH: d445e99f0ad1d0d34f35b614a8cb0216


    ROM:
    DooMLoRD_ZU-GPE_port_Z1-KRT16O.S3.1044-ROM-v1
    Size: 440 MB
    MD5HASH: 732a90cce84450d5545ed2af05bcab6b



    enjoy!


    regards,

    DooMLoRD
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    For those who cares I was able to fix WiFi, thermal, GPS daemon... Still stuck on camera though.

    Sent from my C6903_GPe using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
    11
    hopefully if all goes well, I will be able to release the 4.4.2 update tonight!
    7
    4.4.3 rolling out to nexus devices, hope we can see an update on this when the GPE comes out for the ZU :D

    I have the ZU GPe device with me so once the update hits I will port it over asap to the Z1
    6
    reserved for later