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[SGP51x/SGP5x1] CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 + ROOT for Xperia Z2 Tablet [20140528]

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DooMLoRD

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Jul 27, 2010
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This is a CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 Touch Recovery for Xperia Z2 Tablet!

Supports both the LTE+WiFi & WiFi Only tablet variants!





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






[ info ]

This Recovery is built from CWM 6.0.4.6 sources!

I dont have this device with me and but would love to have one!...

all the testing was done remotely on users devices... thanks to @Wolfman017 , @debenham & @swedan for testing on their Z2 Tablet !!!





[ PROOF ]


BkjTRfmCMAAXpXT.jpg




[ 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 @Wolfman017 & @debenham for helping out with testing and risking their devices for the sake of development!!! and NO, their tablets were NOT damaged during testing ;)
  • ME for creating this for u guys!



[ Requirements ]

  • Bootloader unlocked
  • working fastboot
  • SGP51x WIFI ONLY! << DIFFERENT KERNELS
  • SGP5x1 WIFI+LTE ONLY! << DIFFERENT KERNELS
  • STOCK ROM FW:
    • LTE + WiFi
      • 4.4.2
        • 17.1.1.A.0.402 - v03
        • 17.1.A.2.55 - v02
    • WiFi Only
      • 4.4.2
        • 17.1.1.A.0.402 - v03
        • 17.1.A.2.36 - v01
      or ROMS BASED ON THAT FIRMWARE



    [ features ]
    1. standard CWM recovery 6.0.4.6 - TOUCH RECOVERY!
    2. kernel is insecure (ro.secure=0)
    3. adb debugging is enabled by default in OS
    4. TIP: if u are experiencing very slow backup in CWM do this




    [ WARNING ]


    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 Z2)


    UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER WITHOUT TA BACKUP WILL LEAD TO IRREVERSIBLE LOSS OF DRM KEYS!!!


    AND YES CAMERA STILL WORKS AFTER UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER!!!



    [ known issues ]



    You tell me!





    [ 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 plan to get the Xperia Z2!

    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:

    WIFI+LTE: SGP5x1 >>> Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v03 (FW:17.1.1.A.0.402}
    MD5HASH: f6680d809f57ab9b09a5bacd37c46340

    WIFI ONLY: SGP51x >>> Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v03 (FW:17.1.1.A.0.402}
    MD5HASH: 17c55222e0a0f8761f57b896c5c2e62b



    OLD:







    icon8.gif



    enjoy!!!
 
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DooMLoRD

Inactive Recognized Developer
Jul 27, 2010
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Pune
Rooting Instructions





[ 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
 

dumbl3

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Apr 19, 2012
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Thanks DooMLoRD. Just installed your recovery and all is working fine :). Its impossible to work on android without root, if only for all the f*ing advertisements. Cheers!
 

SANGER_A2

Senior Member
Aug 1, 2009
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Awesome job! Thanks guys. This was the main thing holding me back from buying. Now I just have to wait for the price to drop a bit.

Could you please put a link to how to do a ta backup in the op?

Sent from my GT-P5110 using Tapatalk
 

hasenbein1966

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Aug 9, 2011
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This here voids the warranty, so people who want to retain warranty are advised to either wait until a root method without bootloader unlocking is available (then you can backup / restore the TA partition) or stay away from rooting.
 
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DooMLoRD

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It should work on any WiFi only variant SGP51x

Can someone test and let me know?


Sent from my C6902 using xda app-developers app
 

hasenbein1966

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Could please those who rooted report (perhaps after a few days of usage) whether

- the device is a bit slower than unrooted

- the device runs hotter and consumes more battery than unrooted.

These are the issues on the Z2 phone, it should be interesting to know whether these issues are also present on the tablet.

Thanks!
 

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    This is a CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 Touch Recovery for Xperia Z2 Tablet!

    Supports both the LTE+WiFi & WiFi Only tablet variants!





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






    [ info ]

    This Recovery is built from CWM 6.0.4.6 sources!

    I dont have this device with me and but would love to have one!...

    all the testing was done remotely on users devices... thanks to @Wolfman017 , @debenham & @swedan for testing on their Z2 Tablet !!!





    [ PROOF ]


    BkjTRfmCMAAXpXT.jpg




    [ 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 @Wolfman017 & @debenham for helping out with testing and risking their devices for the sake of development!!! and NO, their tablets were NOT damaged during testing ;)
    • ME for creating this for u guys!



    [ Requirements ]

    • Bootloader unlocked
    • working fastboot
    • SGP51x WIFI ONLY! << DIFFERENT KERNELS
    • SGP5x1 WIFI+LTE ONLY! << DIFFERENT KERNELS
    • STOCK ROM FW:
      • LTE + WiFi
        • 4.4.2
          • 17.1.1.A.0.402 - v03
          • 17.1.A.2.55 - v02
      • WiFi Only
        • 4.4.2
          • 17.1.1.A.0.402 - v03
          • 17.1.A.2.36 - v01
        or ROMS BASED ON THAT FIRMWARE



      [ features ]
      1. standard CWM recovery 6.0.4.6 - TOUCH RECOVERY!
      2. kernel is insecure (ro.secure=0)
      3. adb debugging is enabled by default in OS
      4. TIP: if u are experiencing very slow backup in CWM do this




      [ WARNING ]


      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 Z2)


      UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER WITHOUT TA BACKUP WILL LEAD TO IRREVERSIBLE LOSS OF DRM KEYS!!!


      AND YES CAMERA STILL WORKS AFTER UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER!!!



      [ known issues ]



      You tell me!





      [ 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 plan to get the Xperia Z2!

      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:

      WIFI+LTE: SGP5x1 >>> Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v03 (FW:17.1.1.A.0.402}
      MD5HASH: f6680d809f57ab9b09a5bacd37c46340

      WIFI ONLY: SGP51x >>> Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v03 (FW:17.1.1.A.0.402}
      MD5HASH: 17c55222e0a0f8761f57b896c5c2e62b



      OLD:







      icon8.gif



      enjoy!!!
    11
    Rooting Instructions





    [ 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
    8
    I already have kernel.sin files for these devices... Please wait will try and get test versions ready in a day or so...

    Sent from my D6503 using XDA Free mobile app
    5
    BLIND TEST KERNELS WITH RECOVERY!

    Since I dont have either the Z2 Tablet WiFi/LTE I cannot test if these kernels are working...

    please test it out and let me know if they boot for your device!


    PLEASE USE ONLY THE KERNEL FOR YOUR SPECIFIC MODEL OF TABLET!


    WIFI+LTE: SGP5x1 Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v03 (FW:17.1.1.A.0.402}



    WIFI ONLY: SGP51x Advance Stock Kernel with Recovery v03 (FW:17.1.1.A.0.402}



    [TESTING COMPLETE: please use the link in the OP to download these files]


    please test out and let me know!


    regards,

    DooMLoRD
    4
    have tested a recovery kernel for SGP521 (WiFi+LTE) on firmware 17.1.A.2.55 on @swedan tablet! (thank you @swedan for helping out in development testing!!!)

    download link is here:
    Z2Tab_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_SGP521-FW-4.4.2_17.1.A.2.55_v02


    interesting observation: the wifi only kernel works fine on LTE devices... so I want some volunteers!!! can some WIFI only users please flash this (kernel posted in this post) and test if it boots and if things work well on their wifi only tablets?