[ROOT] [XZ] [STOCKKERNELS] [F8331-F8332]-[latest] 41.3.A.2.192 - 05-NOV-2018

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fatimarvin_15

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@YasuHamed thanks for rooting xz... just have some question...
on step 3, it says for android 6.0 only, so these are new, out of the box phone...
if im on latest firmware oreo .192, it means i can skip step 3? am i right?
 

YasuHamed

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@YasuHamed thanks for rooting xz... just have some question...
on step 3, it says for android 6.0 only, so these are new, out of the box phone...
if im on latest firmware oreo .192, it means i can skip step 3? am i right?

if you are on .192 BUT never UNLOCKED you BL then step 3 is for you!
#rephrasing
users whose XZ is still on Locked bootloader, must save their DRMKEYS by downgrading to Android6 (if they are not already on Android 6) using dirtycow script

but if you are on latest build and boot is already unlocked (whether you saved your DRMKEYS or not before unlocking the BL) then YES you can skip step 3
 

fatimarvin_15

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if you are on .192 BUT never UNLOCKED you BL then step 3 is for you!
#rephrasing
users whose XZ is still on Locked bootloader, must save their DRMKEYS by downgrading to Android6 (if they are not already on Android 6) using dirtycow script

but if you are on latest build and boot is already unlocked (whether you saved your DRMKEYS or not before unlocking the BL) then YES you can skip step 3

thanks, just want to clarify some things about DRMkeys and TA back up...

1. is DRM keys also the TA Back Up? if they are not the same and completely different things, what is the difference of the two?
why do i need to back up DRM keys and why do i need to backup TA?

2. I found DRM-Fix on the .192 mega folder, if i dont do step 3, is this DRM-Fix enough to restore DRMkeys

3. im currently on .192 and bootloader still locked, what is your suggestion on what should i do first... etc etc... to gain root at the end, can you give me a brief (not detailed) chronology on what should i do? such as downgrade to 6, backup ta, etc etc...

sorry for being a noob... but thanks for your hardwork creating this thread... have a nice day....
 

Linshart

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anyone found a working standalone night light/mode (no rom with it, just a flashable zip to enable night light/mode) for the .192 FW? I found one, but it´s not working :(
 

YasuHamed

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thanks, just want to clarify some things about DRMkeys and TA back up...

1. is DRM keys also the TA Back Up? if they are not the same and completely different things, what is the difference of the two?
why do i need to back up DRM keys and why do i need to backup TA?

2. I found DRM-Fix on the .192 mega folder, if i dont do step 3, is this DRM-Fix enough to restore DRMkeys

3. im currently on .192 and bootloader still locked, what is your suggestion on what should i do first... etc etc... to gain root at the end, can you give me a brief (not detailed) chronology on what should i do? such as downgrade to 6, backup ta, etc etc...

sorry for being a noob... but thanks for your hardwork creating this thread... have a nice day....

sir
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1. DRM Keys are in the TA partition, when you Run UNIVERSAL TA BACKUP v2 script ( AKA DirtyCow Script ) on MM kernel (Android 6), it EXTRACT full image of TA (trim area partition) and dump TA.F833x.xxx.xxx.xxx.datestamp.timestamp.img in the same folder on your desktop. if you run the Dcow script again again, it will extract the same file with various time stamps. The concept is that when you paid for xz, these motherboard keys are your too, and sony offers Legal way to unlock BL hence wiping it out made no sense but this is how SONY wants us to deal with unlocking bootloader! .

2. at this point since July2016 we have clear visiblity on how lack of TA.img may NOT affect the XZ / XZs / Xc / z5 / z5p /z4 / Xzs & Xz compact. so YES even if you dont EXTRACT TA.img, technically it has nothing to do with obtaining ROOT access and MODDED kernel having fake drm patch WORKS 100% fine!. the TA.img is ONLY required if you wana RELOCK your BOOTLOADER. otherwise as xz is almost end of days in development and after dec2018 there WONT be any builds because SONY will honor develompent only for XZp onwards devices. So you can SKIP no3, however I strongly recommend you to EXTRACT you TA.img file

3. ------->

1. downgrade to android 6
2. boot and enable usb debugging
3. extract universal TA backupV2.zip on desktop and run the .BAT file (After Connecting XZ to PC (usb-C cable) ) and let the script find that LOOP HOLE in ANdroid 6 to EXTACT the TA.img for you! , you can run the script multiple times ( i ran it THrice ;) ) to have mulitple TA.img copies :)
4. upgrade to LATEST build again.
5. Request your UNLOCK CODE From SONY
6. once you have the CODE, connect your device in Fastboot mode and from FLASHTOOL, click BLU button and enter that code, you device will jerk, reboot, ANDROID BOT will Appear, WIPING ALL THE DATA, INTERNAL STORAGE, TA PARTITIONS, and device will reboot again to Android 8. on welcome screen
7. put modded kernel, drmFix.zip & magisk17.1 in sdcard & switchoff device
8. flash TWRP from ADB commandline by connecting xz in fastboot mode
9. boot in to twrp, (powerbutton and volume down 20seconds and hold until u see twrp) and goto install, click install image, point to KERNEL.img, click on it, twrp will ask where to flash? select PARTITION BOOT ( be very careful, kernel), once twrp flash the kernel in BOOT, then select zip file DRMFIX.zip, and finally Magsik17.x or Magisk16.7.zip one by one FLASH THEM,,,,, wipe cache and REBOOT, FIRST reboot may goto BOOTLOOP and finally your XZ will wakeup ROOTED, check app MAGISK MANAGER in app drawer, if you can find it, GOOD, if not then install MAGISK MANAGIER 6.0.1.apk (google it)
DONE

i enjoyed guiding you so
plz don't be sorry
 

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YasuHamed, please excuse my noobishness, but what do you mean with OT? OffTopic or OriginalThread?
Because in OriginalThread i cannot find a download link for the Kernel.
 

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sir
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1. DRM Keys are in the TA partition, when you Run UNIVERSAL TA BACKUP v2 script ( AKA DirtyCow Script ) on MM kernel (Android 6), it EXTRACT full image of TA (trim area partition) and dump TA.F833x.xxx.xxx.xxx.datestamp.timestamp.img in the same folder on your desktop. if you run the Dcow script again again, it will extract the same file with various time stamps. The concept is that when you paid for xz, these motherboard keys are your too, and sony offers Legal way to unlock BL hence wiping it out made no sense but this is how SONY wants us to deal with unlocking bootloader! .

2. at this point since July2016 we have clear visiblity on how lack of TA.img may NOT affect the XZ / XZs / Xc / z5 / z5p /z4 / Xzs & Xz compact. so YES even if you dont EXTRACT TA.img, technically it has nothing to do with obtaining ROOT access and MODDED kernel having fake drm patch WORKS 100% fine!. the TA.img is ONLY required if you wana RELOCK your BOOTLOADER. otherwise as xz is almost end of days in development and after dec2018 there WONT be any builds because SONY will honor develompent only for XZp onwards devices. So you can SKIP no3, however I strongly recommend you to EXTRACT you TA.img file

3. ------->


brother YasuHamed,

When you download grade to v6.0 mm do you install the kernel as well then unlock the ta or is it not needed.

thanks for the detailed information that drm fix is for getting all ta partition keys which are lost during unlocking or for having two sim cards and sd card working together.

can we run two sim cards with sdcard together?

thanks waiting for ur reply
sameer
 
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YasuHamed

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sir
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1. DRM Keys are in the TA partition, when you Run UNIVERSAL TA BACKUP v2 script ( AKA DirtyCow Script ) on MM kernel (Android 6), it EXTRACT full image of TA (trim area partition) and dump TA.F833x.xxx.xxx.xxx.datestamp.timestamp.img in the same folder on your desktop. if you run the Dcow script again again, it will extract the same file with various time stamps. The concept is that when you paid for xz, these motherboard keys are your too, and sony offers Legal way to unlock BL hence wiping it out made no sense but this is how SONY wants us to deal with unlocking bootloader! .

2. at this point since July2016 we have clear visiblity on how lack of TA.img may NOT affect the XZ / XZs / Xc / z5 / z5p /z4 / Xzs & Xz compact. so YES even if you dont EXTRACT TA.img, technically it has nothing to do with obtaining ROOT access and MODDED kernel having fake drm patch WORKS 100% fine!. the TA.img is ONLY required if you wana RELOCK your BOOTLOADER. otherwise as xz is almost end of days in development and after dec2018 there WONT be any builds because SONY will honor develompent only for XZp onwards devices. So you can SKIP no3, however I strongly recommend you to EXTRACT you TA.img file

3. ------->


brother YasuHamed,

When you download grade to v6.0 mm do you install the kernel as well then unlock the ta or is it not needed.

thanks for the detailed information that drm fix is for getting all ta partition keys which are lost during unlocking or for having two sim cards and sd card working together.

can we run two sim cards with sdcard together?

thanks waiting for ur reply
sameer

1. U can only flash kernel on UB, so there is no way u can flash modded kernel on MM, ANDROID 6.0 WHile you are trying to extra t drmkeys, so the answer is NO
If you boot is already unlocked then you dont need to do the downgrading excersize
2. Even if you peal, sim card and sdcard with fine blade to fit in one tray, u still need to flash mod in twrp to activate sim2 and sdcard simultainiously. But last i heard such mod was failing to register sim to network, u need to search on xda
 
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brother yasuhamed,thanks for the help though may i ask something i have installed flashtool-0.9.23.1-windows.zip do i need to download the latest flashtool which is now flashtool-0.9.25.0-windows.exe or continue with flashtool-0.9.23.1-windows.zip.

as wanted to ask when do i flash this Night_Light mod is it after DRMFIX.zip, and finally Magsik17.x.

thanks sameer
 

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    DEAR ALL
    TO MAKE THINKS FASTER , I AM STARTING THIS THREAD.
    A BIG THANKS TO
    @serajr
    @sToRm//
    and ofcourse @tobias.waldvogel

    WhatsApp Group[PLEASE PM ME]
    REQUIREMENTS
    1. SONY XPERIA XZ
    2. UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER
    3. IF YOU NEWLY PURCHASED XZ THEN BEFORE YOUR UNLOCK
    PLEASE READ THIS FULL DHGE GUIDE THANKS TO @DHGE & RUN DIRTYCOW SCRIPT (ANDROID 6.0 ONLY) TO EXTRACT TA.IMG
    YOU SHOULD CONSIDER READING.........
    CHECK THIS POST BY @nathan30
    SPECIAL THANKS
    4. THE PROCESS OF MAKING ROOTED KERNEL CAN BE FOUND HERE THANKS TO @korom42
    5. THESE ARE MODDED STOCK KERNELS AND NOTHING ELSE CHANGED ACCEPT, DRMFIXED , DMVARITY IS SET TO OFF, ENCRYPTION & SONY RIC DISABLED.
    6. In one line, Flash Kernel, Flash magisk16.X (via Twrp) + DRM-Fix_System_Mode.ZIP , REBOOT and install magisk manager 5.x.apk

    -------------> MASTER FOLDER CLICK HERE<-------------



    OREO KERNELS



    - F8331 & F8332 41.3.A.2.192- 05NOV2018 (------- LATEST )
    - F8331 & F8332 41.3.A.2.184- 25SEPT2018
    - F8331 & F8332 41.3.A.2.171 - 22AUG2018
    - F8331 & F8332 41.3.A.2.157- 04JULY2018
    - F8331 & F8332 41.3.A.2.107- 05APRIL2018
    - F8331 & F8332 41.3.A.2.99 - 13MARCH2018
    - F8331 & F8332 41.3.A.2.75 - 01MARCH2018
    - F8331 & F8332_41.3.A.2.58 - FEB2018
    - F8332_41.3.A.0.401_8.0.0 DEC2017



    1. FLASHthe provided kernelS F833X_41.3.A.X.XX_CLEAN.img ( via flashtool ) in fastboot mode
    OR

    1. FLASH TWRP, goto install-- & click INSTALL IMAGE and select the kernel ".img" file , twrp will display PARITITIONS, select BOOT , twrp will flash the kernel.

    2. FLASH twrp-3.2.3-0-kagura.img (via adb command) in fastboot mode (if you havent already)
    3. from TWRP flash given Magisk17.X.zip & magisk_selinux_manager_v1.0 (PERMISSIVE) (OPTIONAL)
    4. FLASH PROVIDED DRM-Fix_System_Mode.ZIP
    5. FLASH optional MODS (if required) - nightlight.zip will activate the screen TINT feature
    6. CLEAN CACHE and REBOOT
    7. LATER INSTALL GIVEN MAGISK MANAGER_X.X.X.apk
    DONE





    NOUGAT KERNELS

    -F833X_41.2.A.7.76_7.1.1_NOV2017 (LAST NOUGAT)
    1. Flash the provided kernel F833x_41.2.A.7.76_CLEAN.img ( via flashtool ) in fastboot mode
    2. Flash twrp-3.2.2kagura.img (via adb command) in fastboot mode
    3. from twrp flash given (a) SR5-SuperSU-v2.82-SR5-20171001224502.zip - OR - Magisk-v16.X.zip
    4. FLASH optional zip (if required)
    5. clean cache and reboot
    6. install given magisk_5.5.5.apk (if you flashed Magisk in point 3
    DONE







    MARSHMELLOW (MM) KERNELS

    1. MM KERNEL - ANDROID 6.X.X F8331 & F8332 39.0.A.1.213_6.01_OCT2016
    -if you just purchased XZ and its NOT on Android6 then you must downgrade to android 6 in order to extract TA.img. simply run Dirtycow script and you will have your TA.img in same folder CLICK HERE.
    - after having TA.img extracted if you want to keep your device on android 6 for whatever reason then simply
    1. Flash the provided kernel F833x_39.0.A.1.213_CLEAN.img ( via flashtool ) in fastboot mode
    2. Flash twrp-3.2.2-0-kagura.img (via adb command) in fastboot mode
    3. from twrp flash given (a) SR5-SuperSU-v2.82-SR5-20171001224502.zip - OR - Magisk-v16.X.ziP
    4. FLASH optional MODS (if required)
    5. clean cache and reboot
    6. LATER INSTALL GIVEN MAGISK MANAGER_5.8.X.apk (IF you flashed magisk in point3)
    DONE






    NOTES
    BASED ON MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH SONY DEVICES
    1. ITS ALWAYS BEST TO REBOOT THE DEVICE SIGN IN TO GOOGLE ETC AND THEN SHUT DOWN DEVICE BEFORE FLASHING ANY KERNEL & RECOVERY
    2. ALL KERNELS PROVIDED ARE PATCHED USING SCRIPT BY SIR @serajr
    3. FLASHTOOL MUST BE LASTEST AND ALL DRIVERS MUST BE INSTALLED
    4. IF FOR ANY REASON YOU HAVE A BRICK DEVICE AND / OR BOOTLOOPS THEN PRESSING POWER+VOLUMEUP KEYS FOR 15SECONDS, SHUTS THE DEVICE DOWN FOR YOU TO CONNECT THE DEVICE IN FASHMODE AND FLASH THE FTF AGAIN.
    5. FOR DETAILED PRETEXT PLEASE CHECK THIS POST
    6. AND FOR FLASHING PLEASE CHECK THIS POST ALSO

    STANDARD DISLAIMER STATMENT APPLIES
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    xperia xz F8331 - F8332 KERNELS UPDATED.

    https://mega.nz/#F!aM4mTIgS!YzE3zic5MA4poD9yug6mGw

    PLEASE flash latest ROM 41.3.A.2.184 --> reboot till WELCOME SCREEN & poweroff
    ----
    1. put following in sdcard / otg storage /flashdrive etc
    (a) kernel.img
    (b) drmfix.zip
    (c)magisk17.x.zip

    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


    OR

    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
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    Can we use this with @niaboc79 's eXzistenZ rom?
    Useless I did it with the same tool. Also the eXistenZ kernel a something else ;)

    Envoyé de mon F8331 en utilisant Tapatalk
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    hey can you please update to support firmware .75
    done sir
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    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?

    Thanks!

    please tell me (step by step) what exactly you did?
    1. flashed twrp
    2. flashed kernel
    3. FLASHED DRMFIX.ZIP ?
    4. ...
    5. ...

    moreover you can always ditch EMMA and use FLASHTOOL (recomended) and within flashtool there is Xperifirm to download chunks of data from sony servers and to REPACK THEM (as you close xperifirm after download is finished - flashtool will trigger itself in repacking the ftf file with FCS script) .
    this newly created ftf file ( by you) can be flashed with CHERRY PICK options , you can always flash selective partitions using flashtool (not sure about emma, never used)

    now if you have lets say GERMANY/ EU / RUSSIA / SAUDIARABIA / INDIA build(S) of 41.3.A.2.192, and you flash it on your F8331 (which was on USA build having finger sensor disabled) , the finger sensor WILL WORK!
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