xperia xz F8331 - F8332 KERNELS UPDATED.
PLEASE flash latest ROM 41.3.A.2.184 --> reboot till WELCOME SCREEN & poweroff
1. put following in sdcard / otg storage /flashdrive etc
flash twrp, connect usb drive to usb-c port / or inster sd card and BOOT INTO TWRP
-browse sdcard --- click "FLASH IMG FILE" , it will show kernel.img--click on it-- and when asked CLICK BOOT partition
- once kernel is flashed, flash drmfix.zip and Magisk, CLEAR CACHE and REBOOT
1. flash kernel.img via flashtool in fastboot mode
2. flash twrp, boot in to twrp and flash drmfix & Magizk.zip
Clear cache and REBOOT
This is a great guide, thank you.
I am stuck in a bootloop and I believe it is because the kernel KERNEL_F8331_41.3.A.2.192_CLEAN.img may not be matching the version of Oreo that I am on (41.3.A.2.192-R8E). If I skip flashing the kernel via FlashTool then the phone boots fine and I can also flash TWRP via adb fastboot.
I used Emma to flash 1305-1010 Customized NOBA 41.3.A.2.192-R8E and the FTF for this file is the third link from the top here: https://xpericheck.com/device/F8331. I want to use the version of Oreo from Emma because it enables the fingerprint reader while having a strong mobile signal in the US and I would like to use this kernel so I can install Magisk via TWRP as well as drmfix (I do not have a TA.img backup).
Any ideas on why I get stuck on a bootloop when flashing this kernel?