[STOCK][C6603][4.3] Update to 10.4.B.0.569 [Root & XZDualRecovery][DE-/ODEX]

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The C6603 ROM is based on the FTF provided by @Androxyde in this thread. Thanks dude :)

In the following guide I suggest you use an external SDCard but that's just good practice, you can use your internal storage or even an USB OTG storage device in TWRP if you like to install, that's no problem!... If you are modding and the likes, best is to have an external sdcard, just for safeties sake.

C6603: How to update to 10.4.B.0.569:

  1. For C6603: Download C6603.flashable.10.4.B.0.569.zip (Bittorrent: 754MB), SuperSU_fix.zip (1.1Mb) and C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Stripped.ftf (18MB), save it somewhere you remember;
  2. Put 'C6603.flashable.10.4.B.0.569.zip' on (the external) SDcard1;
  3. Put 'C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Stripped.ftf' inside the Flashtool/firmwares folder;
  4. Create a backup of your phone in CWM or TWRP and don't forget to backup the contents of 'SDCard0';
  5. Flash 'C6603.flashable.10.4.B.0.569.zip' in TWRP, after flashing the ROM also flash 'SuperSU_fix.zip',
    do not reboot but go back to the main menu, then go to reboot->power off;
  6. Flash everything in 'C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Stripped.ftf';
  7. Reboot to system without clearing (dalvik-/)cache.

The first boot will be considerably slower and after a long wait at the boot animation you will see Android optimizing the apps on your phone.

I have done this myself, using this method and I have not found any problem yet, again! :fingers-crossed:

Enjoy! :laugh:

DE-ODEX your ROM! (Read the NOTE below this guide before flashing!)
  1. Make sure you have the flashable ROM installed before you do this.
  2. Download deodex.10.4.B.0.569.zip (Bittorrent: 370MB), save it somewhere you remember;
  3. Put 'deodex.10.4.B.0.569.zip' on (the external) SDcard1;
  4. Create a backup of your phone in CWM or TWRP and don't forget to backup the contents of 'SDCard0';
  5. Flash 'deodex.10.4.B.0.569.zip' in recovery, do not reboot but go back to the main menu;
  6. Clear dalvik-cache ONLY;
  7. Reboot to system.

The first boot after flashing this you will see Android optimizing the apps on your phone, this might take a while... but should be just fine :)

NOTE: There are some issues with the deodexed ROM, it sometimes causes a FC, specifically if you go to keyboard & language settings through the settings app. I'm not able to find why it does this but my guess is that it's a bug in the Sony ROM that surfaces with deodexing it... :( There is a work around for this one though: Open any keyboard driven app (text editing/entering box), tap '12!?' and then tap the tools button on the right of the space bar. This will take you to the app to modify your keyboard settings.

Known XZDualRecovery Issues:
Busybox Updater/Installer: If you have XZDualRecovery installed, un-install any Busybox updating app/tool as most if not all of them will install a version of busybox which does not support the lzma compression applets XZDualRecovery depends on. The version installed together with XZDualRecovery is very stable and I have yet to hear anyone complain about it's stability.

How to report errors:
Please, before shouting out "It doesn't work!!1!" or "I lost root!" or even "My phone reboots when remounting /system RW!!" try the following:
  • Restore a /system ONLY using any means you are familiar with so you can try again.
  • Root it using [Z][ROOT] DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit.
  • Install XZDualRecovery and then try to update again using TWRP. This time you can skip the FTF as it has already done it's job.
  • If it still fails something from there on: LOGS!!.
    NOTE: The important ones can be found in /cache/recovery and in /tmp/XZDualRecovery, pack them up and send them to me.

Thank you :)
 

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SleemLDJ

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if im getting this well, i am on a stock ROM of 4.2.2 (.67)running dual recovery as well.

I wont need to wipe or anything, i should just install this over it??
 

Groovecain

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i'm to fast , downloading (85%) the original ftf packaged from androxyde , gonna try this later :D thanks man
 

SleemLDJ

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I did it. After flashing the ftf file with flashmode, I rebooted and it came out with a triangle and a progress bar at the bottom. At first I tot something had gone wrong but that was just the phone actually updating to the new FW.

Thanks for this NUT. Hopefully we'll see more of your work like this for future released FW's.

Sent from my C6603 using Tapatalk
 

denniskrol

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How about the 6602? All your previous roms also worked on the 6602, but this is a complete new Android version, so i'm kinda scared.
 

travisd4est

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I did it. After flashing the ftf file with flashmode, I rebooted and it came out with a triangle and a progress bar at the bottom. At first I tot something had gone wrong but that was just the phone actually updating to the new FW.

Thanks for this NUT. Hopefully we'll see more of your work like this for future released FW's.

Sent from my C6603 using Tapatalk

How long until the triangle screen went away?
 
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    attachment.php

    Requirements:

    Special features:

    The C6603 ROM is based on the FTF provided by @Androxyde in this thread. Thanks dude :)

    In the following guide I suggest you use an external SDCard but that's just good practice, you can use your internal storage or even an USB OTG storage device in TWRP if you like to install, that's no problem!... If you are modding and the likes, best is to have an external sdcard, just for safeties sake.

    C6603: How to update to 10.4.B.0.569:

    1. For C6603: Download C6603.flashable.10.4.B.0.569.zip (Bittorrent: 754MB), SuperSU_fix.zip (1.1Mb) and C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Stripped.ftf (18MB), save it somewhere you remember;
    2. Put 'C6603.flashable.10.4.B.0.569.zip' on (the external) SDcard1;
    3. Put 'C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Stripped.ftf' inside the Flashtool/firmwares folder;
    4. Create a backup of your phone in CWM or TWRP and don't forget to backup the contents of 'SDCard0';
    5. Flash 'C6603.flashable.10.4.B.0.569.zip' in TWRP, after flashing the ROM also flash 'SuperSU_fix.zip',
      do not reboot but go back to the main menu, then go to reboot->power off;
    6. Flash everything in 'C6603_10.4.B.0.569_Stripped.ftf';
    7. Reboot to system without clearing (dalvik-/)cache.

    The first boot will be considerably slower and after a long wait at the boot animation you will see Android optimizing the apps on your phone.

    I have done this myself, using this method and I have not found any problem yet, again! :fingers-crossed:

    Enjoy! :laugh:

    DE-ODEX your ROM! (Read the NOTE below this guide before flashing!)
    1. Make sure you have the flashable ROM installed before you do this.
    2. Download deodex.10.4.B.0.569.zip (Bittorrent: 370MB), save it somewhere you remember;
    3. Put 'deodex.10.4.B.0.569.zip' on (the external) SDcard1;
    4. Create a backup of your phone in CWM or TWRP and don't forget to backup the contents of 'SDCard0';
    5. Flash 'deodex.10.4.B.0.569.zip' in recovery, do not reboot but go back to the main menu;
    6. Clear dalvik-cache ONLY;
    7. Reboot to system.

    The first boot after flashing this you will see Android optimizing the apps on your phone, this might take a while... but should be just fine :)

    NOTE: There are some issues with the deodexed ROM, it sometimes causes a FC, specifically if you go to keyboard & language settings through the settings app. I'm not able to find why it does this but my guess is that it's a bug in the Sony ROM that surfaces with deodexing it... :( There is a work around for this one though: Open any keyboard driven app (text editing/entering box), tap '12!?' and then tap the tools button on the right of the space bar. This will take you to the app to modify your keyboard settings.

    Known XZDualRecovery Issues:
    Busybox Updater/Installer: If you have XZDualRecovery installed, un-install any Busybox updating app/tool as most if not all of them will install a version of busybox which does not support the lzma compression applets XZDualRecovery depends on. The version installed together with XZDualRecovery is very stable and I have yet to hear anyone complain about it's stability.

    How to report errors:
    Please, before shouting out "It doesn't work!!1!" or "I lost root!" or even "My phone reboots when remounting /system RW!!" try the following:
    • Restore a /system ONLY using any means you are familiar with so you can try again.
    • Root it using [Z][ROOT] DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit.
    • Install XZDualRecovery and then try to update again using TWRP. This time you can skip the FTF as it has already done it's job.
    • If it still fails something from there on: LOGS!!.
      NOTE: The important ones can be found in /cache/recovery and in /tmp/XZDualRecovery, pack them up and send them to me.

    Thank you :)
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    How did you fix.root?

    Sent from my C6603 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

    >Flash this in recovery: http://download.clockworkmod.com/test/superuser-4.3-beta2.zip
    6
    Xposed working

    Fix the root just flash the supersu v.43 .zip the update for 4.3 then, go to app manager supersu remove updates, and there is.


    Extra: Nova Launcher transparent nav and status bar it's not working, but it's still a huge performance upgrade, I just want to see the battery life, but already fall in love with the Sony new system, even when is white, and some corners get like miui

    If I had known just those two things I would have thought it one more time... The loss of transparency in Nova has killed me :crying:
    And I don't quite like those corners, but meh... no big deal.

    PS: Why is everything pink/purple now?? EDIT: It was the Theme accent :p

    ---------- Post added at 09:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:32 PM ----------

    In case you need it, look at the Xposed Xperia Version from rovo89 here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=48484705&highlight=4+3#post48484705

    Working here. Cheers! :)

    For me xposed doesn't work..
    I am the only one which have this problem?


    Gesendet von meinem C6603 mit Tapatalk

    Doesn't work for me either

    Sent from my LG-V500 using Tapatalk 4

    deodex version works flawlessly, thank you!
    [EDIT]
    Xposed isn't yet compatible with Z 4.3...

    By the way, you can flash kernel without Flashtool;) (instruction here)
    http://d-h.st/f7K

    How does it looks like with Xposed?
    I can not use it.. -.-

    Xposed framework doesn't work actually,

    Rovo89 is already working on a fix ;)

    Thanks for this. And i wait Xposed fix.... :)

    Envoyé depuis mon C6603 avec Tapatalk 4

    Issues:

    1. Settings crashes every time I try to access.
    2. Xposed doesn't work.

    Pls confirm and suggest how to fix.

    Came from a slightly modded (only center clock and a couple of other mods) stock ODEX .67. Istalled everything + deodex. Wiped Dalvik, rebooted. After Settings started crashing, wiped Cachr, Dalvik again, fixed permissions. Still no go.
    4
    if im getting this well, i am on a stock ROM of 4.2.2 (.67)running dual recovery as well.

    I wont need to wipe or anything, i should just install this over it??

    Correct :)
    4
    Has someone noticed some improvements on the camera?

    Gesendet von meinem C6603 mit Tapatalk

    I've posted this stuff in the pictures topic in themes and apps forum

    "'m making my own camera quality comparison between old and new firm.
    Not big differences IMO, mostly due to exposition values, different day and focus point I guess.

    qovp.jpg


    cbvt.jpg


    38g0.jpg
    "