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umz_786

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Hey guys, I am having a problem with my Z5C on Xpower. The ear speaker is not working at all! When i go into sony menu and do service test there is no sound from the left speaker (and its used as speaker during calls!). I have found out its a software issue. Any workaround for this please?
 

ciopik

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Nov 15, 2008
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I sometimes have a problem with bluetooth, it itself turns off and is not going to turn on.
Helps to restart the phone.
It is irregular, sometimes once a week and sometimes several times a day.
Can anyone help me. I use bluetooth everyday - smartwatch, speakerphone etc.
 

umz_786

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Hey guys.

Im having trouble trying to get XPower working on my Z5C. Heres what I do:

1) Install 32.0.A.5.32 using flashtool
2) Root using Nilezon's oneclick root script
3) Install TWRP using Nilezon's recovery and boot images

Its all good up to this point but then I:
4) Install 32.2.A.0.305 using flashtool and I get an unrooted version of android running on my phone and no TWRP!

I am installing it wrong? Am I missing a step? How can I upgrade frimware from .32 to .305 without losing root and TWRP???

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP, THIS IS DRIVING ME NUTSSSS!
 

rtimoff

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Nov 19, 2010
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Hey guys.

Im having trouble trying to get XPower working on my Z5C. Heres what I do:

1) Install 32.0.A.5.32 using flashtool
2) Root using Nilezon's oneclick root script
3) Install TWRP using Nilezon's recovery and boot images

Its all good up to this point but then I:
4) Install 32.2.A.0.305 using flashtool and I get an unrooted version of android running on my phone and no TWRP!

I am installing it wrong? Am I missing a step? How can I upgrade frimware from .32 to .305 without losing root and TWRP???

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP, THIS IS DRIVING ME NUTSSSS!
Just flash stock firmware .305, than flash recovery from ADB:
fastboot flash recovery recovery​.img (for example)
than flash ROM from recovery.
All is in 1-st post.
 

ka81

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Nov 7, 2006
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After installing that ROM phone does not turn on, it makes short vibration and after that only black screen. Than, I have to "fastboot flash boot boot.img" where boot.img is 35,4 Mb (37179392 bytes) (don't remeber where I got it, I think it's some stock kernel with TWRP Recovery and DRM Fix). After that phone is turning on.
Why is that so?
 

ka81

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Nov 7, 2006
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after installing boot.img phone is turning on but - Sony logo, android logo, boot animation .. boot animation and so on, never ending boot animation.. ((
 

hoderer

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Apr 18, 2013
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It's not possible to update (through play google) SuperSU in this XPower 5 ??
That's a part of my problem. I hope someone can help out. I managed to create a new boot.img with the latest supersu with rootkernel (https://forum.xda-developers.com/xp...oot-automatic-repack-stock-kernel-dm-t3301605), but supersu is causing huge battery drain and I'm quite unhappy with my device right now. It seems like there is no chance to change the superuser app. Even when I create a boot.img with superuser via rootkernel, supersu ist still there as a system app. there's no way to delete it. I already tried to uninstall supersu system app with this: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=63615067&postcount=2459 but it didn't do the trick.

is anyone else facing this problem? and is someone out there who has an idea or could upload a working kernel!? any help is highly appreciated! I love my z5 compact and xpower 5.0, but right now it's kind of annoying... and no fun at all!
 

hoderer

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Can anyone provide a working boot.img patched with the latest supersu for xpower 5.0? I coulnd't get it to work with rootkernel. I used the permissive boot.img of xpower 5.0 and patched it with rootkernel, but I ended up in a bootloop. Everything is working fine with the original kernel, expept the annoying message that I should update supersu. It's not possible to blend this notification out with gravitybox. There are several options to blend notification messages out, but it's not possible to do that with the supersu update notification... Any help on that is highly appreciated!
 

Cerhio

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Feb 25, 2013
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Can anyone provide a working boot.img patched with the latest supersu for xpower 5.0? I coulnd't get it to work with rootkernel. I used the permissive boot.img of xpower 5.0 and patched it with rootkernel, but I ended up in a bootloop. Everything is working fine with the original kernel, expept the annoying message that I should update supersu. It's not possible to blend this notification out with gravitybox. There are several options to blend notification messages out, but it's not possible to do that with the supersu update notification... Any help on that is highly appreciated!

Nope, this is dead. I posted it was dead very very very long ago. Did you read?
 

tagor

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Jul 3, 2008
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Guys, my z5c (which is used by my son now) is running XPower v5.0. I need to reflash to original (latest) Sony firmware. Is it safe just to use flashtool, download latest fw via XPeriFirm and flash it?
 

palomino7

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Dec 3, 2013
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I installed successfully XPower v5.0 in TWRP(twrp-3.0.2-0-E5823-20160417 and TWRP3.1.1-0-Z5C-suzuran) and It is always frozen in first boot of system.
Before XPower installation I installed successfully many stock firmwares(lollipop - E5823_32.0.A.6.200_SG.ftf, nougat(E5823_32.4.A.1.54_R1E_1298-7711.ftf / E5823_32.3.A.0.378_1298-7782_R3D.ftf)) and after each was result same ... frozen in first boot of XPower. I'm desperated from it. :(
Any suggestions???
And how long it should take first boot of XPower?

In past I had installed this system but now it is not possible.
 
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    WARNING YOUR DEVICE MAY MELT AND/OR EXPLODE
    YOUR DEVICE WILL MELT AND EXPLODE IF YOU DO NOT READ THIS OP AND ITS SECOND POST

    XPower for Z5 Compact E5823

    Based on E5823_Customized DE_1298-1220_32.2.A.0.305_R2C
    Full, Stock, Lite and Custom Installer
    AROMA Installer
    Fully de-odexed
    Zipaligned
    Custom build kernel from 305 sony sources
    Xperia X style Extras

    Download :
    Xpower V5.0
    Changelog:

    XPower 5.0
    - E5823_Customized DE_1298-1220_32.2.A.0.305_R2C firmware
    - Add some google sony and general app
    - Xposed framework removed from kernel
    - Optional Xposed 3.1 Installer, use it to install the framework
    - Full, Stock, Lite and Custom installation
    - XSystemUI back thanks to vandiaz_sairavinz, SUPERUSERMOD NEEDED
    - Custom built Kernel from latest 305 sony source
    - Kernel - Permissive or Enforced build
    - Kernel - Added savoca kcal support
    - Kernel - Disabled unused modules
    - Kernel - fixed some bug
    - Kernel - Added varsious graphite and linaro optimization
    - Kernel - init.d support
    - Kernel - DM-verity and and sony-ric disabled
    - Kernel - TWRP 3.0.2 recovery
    - Kernel - Systemless supersu
    - Kernel - busybox
    - Kernel - drm fix
    - Kernel - Touch or volume up to enter recovery
    - Kernel - cyan led on end of charge
    - Kernel - yellow led on boot when waiting for touch or volume up
    - Kernel - cyan led + vibration on recovery
    - Kernel - green led and then off on normal boot
    - Kernel - Boot on low brightness
    - Kernel - Update min-default adreno frequency to be 190MHz
    - Kernel - build with Uber4.9 aarch64 toolchain
    - Animation scale set to 0.75x
    - Savoca kcal app can be controlled under setting\display
    - Optional superuser modified services.jar
    - Optional apps ringtone and bootanimation from Xperia X series
    - Enabled ADB Debug by default
    - Build Prop Tweaks

    Extras:

    - Xperia X Themes apps and ringtone
    - Xperia XStyle System UI with SmallApps support
    - SuperUser Mod
    - Xposed Installer


    Installation Instruction:

    - Unlock Your bootloader
    - Flash Latest Sony Stock 32.2.A.0.305 for updated radio/bootloader etc
    - Flash TWRP recovery
    - Boot in recovery, wipe - Advanced Wipe and select:
    Dalvik / ART Cache
    System
    Data
    Cache
    - Swipe to wipe!
    - Install Zip, reboot and enjoy


    Kernel Source:
    https://github.com/JTdevAndroid/XKernel
    Extra file:
    ramdisk image and bootimg
    toolchain


    THANKS:
    @AndroPlus For his amazing Kernel!
    @amarullz For his amazing AROMA Installer
    @tobias.waldvogel For his amazing Kernel repack tool
    @rovo89 For his amazing Xposed Framework
    @SuperR. For his kitchen tools
    @venkat kamesh For his many amazing tutorials
    @machao44 For his amazing Xperia X system UI Port
    @nreuge For His amazing N and nX System UI Style
    @xswxm and @zezadas for their amazing camera mod visit xswxm and zezadas projects
    @vandiaz_sairavinz for his XSystemUI port with working Sony SmallApps
    @savoca fir his KCAL
    p.s. did i forgot someone to thank for his amazing work? PM me.

    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY BE CAUSED ON YOUR DEVICE

    I don't ask for donation.
    If you enjoy the ROM and want to donate then please consider donating to the guys thanked above!
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    I'm uploading V5 to androidfilehost (should take around 6 Hours)
    Sorry for the extra delay but i lost a lot of time to update all the apps.
    I must have rebuild and flashed the rom more than 5 time yesterday for the sake of it without succes.
    So after the flash be prepared to update stuff from playstore, sorry :(
    First boot take some time as usual.
    While uploading i'll clean and update the OP.
    Here's the changelog:

    - E5823_Customized DE_1298-1220_32.2.A.0.305_R2C firmware
    - Add some google sony and general app
    - Xposed framework removed from kernel
    - Optional Xposed 3.1 Installer, use it to install the framework
    - Full, Stock, Lite and Custom installation
    - XSystemUI back thanks to @vandiaz_sairavinz port, SUPERUSERMOD NEEDED
    - Custom built Kernel from latest 305 sony source
    - Kernel - Permissive or Enforced build
    - Kernel - Added savoca kcal support
    - Kernel - Disabled unused modules
    - Kernel - fixed some bug
    - Kernel - Added varsious graphite and linaro optimization
    - Kernel - init.d support
    - Kernel - DM-verity and and sony-ric disabled
    - Kernel - TWRP 3.0.2 recovery
    - Kernel - Systemless supersu
    - Kernel - busybox
    - Kernel - drm fix
    - Kernel - Touch or volume up to enter recovery
    - Kernel - cyan led on end of charge
    - Kernel - yellow led on boot when waiting for touch or volume up
    - Kernel - cyan led + vibration on recovery
    - Kernel - green led and then off on normal boot
    - Kernel - Boot on low brightness
    - Kernel - Update min-default adreno frequency to be 190MHz
    - Kernel - build with Uber4.9 aarch64 toolchain
    - Animation scale set to 0.75x
    - @savoca kcal app can be controlled under setting\display
    - Optional superuser modified services.jar
    - Optional apps ringtone and bootanimation from Xperia X series
    - Enabled ADB Debug by default
    - Build Prop Tweaks



    cut...FauxSound...cut
    I'll try to add the support for it

    KCAL?
    @JTdevAndroid never wondered about dark systemUI?
    Yeah it is kcal!
    No please enlighten me ;)
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    When flashing the rom and you are still in AROMA installer the process of "extracting system" seem to stuck at 20% mark just wait
    When chosing custom installation make sure to select one home application!

    Old Screenshots:
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    This are the app that come with the lite installation (minus Google NOW):
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    Google or Sony style? You decide!
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    This is what the app drawer looks like with everhyting installed:
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    Hi,

    I take that JTdevAndroid has stopped working on this?

    Hi i'm still working on it ;)

    Sorry for not showing up on the last days; between private stuff, work and holidays didn't had much time to dedicate to the development of XPower....but stay tuned i should release something soon!
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    Hey guys sorry for the delay but i think it will be worth it.
    I took a bit more of time to build a nice kernel and polish everything else and now i'm almost ready to upload it.

    Little preview :)
    Screenshot_20161022-104840.png

    p.s. find the intruder