[TABZ2][TWRP][PhilZ Touch][CWM] XZDualRecovery Q&A

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PhilZ Touch & CWM & TWRP
*** For Locked and Unlocked BOOTLOADERS! ***

Welcome to the Xperia Tablet Z2 Questions & Answers thread!

I proudly present you the first and only DUAL RECOVERY for locked boot loaders on our lovely Xperia phones! :cool:

If you have an unlocked bootloader and chose to keep the STOCK Sony kernel, you can also use this MOD.

Currently supported XPERIA models:
These are also links to the device specific Q&A threads.
Xperia Z: SO-02E, C6602, C6603, C6606, C6616
Xperia ZL: C6502, C6503, C6506
Xperia Tablet Z: SO-03E, SGP311, SGP312, SGP321, SGP351
Xperia Z Ultra: C6802, C6806, C6833, C6843
Xperia Z1: C6902, C6903, C6906, C6943, C6916
Xperia Z1 Compact: D5502, D5503, D5506
Xperia Z2: D6502, D6503, D6506, D6543, D6563
Xperia Tablet Z2: SGP511, SGP512, SGP521, SGP551, SGP561
Xperia ZR: C5602, C5603, C5606
Xperia T, TX, TL and V: LT30p, LT29, LT30at, LT25i
Xperia S: LT26i
Xperia SP: C5302, C5303
Xperia T2 Ultra: D5303, D5322
Xperia Z3: D6603, D6633, D6643, D6653, D6616
Xperia Z3 Compact: D5803, D5833
Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact: SGP621, SGP641, SGP651

To follow development, be sure to check the DevDB thread!
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Special Thanks:
  • @DooMLoRD for all his excellent work on our much loved Sony phones!
  • The Team Win developers for TWRP
  • The ClockWorkMod developers for CWM
  • @alexocean for his awesome job testing almost all FW releases and the discovery of SuperSU causing problems for the installation of this recovery!
  • @RoberM for testing
  • @surdu_petru for testing and handy pointers
  • @Androxyde for allowing to use his linux and mac adb binaries.
  • @lancebukkake for finding the TWRP 'fix' to use exFAT formatted sdcards!
  • @delewer for the final fix for TWRP and its use of exFAT formatted sdcards
  • @DevShaft for some code help on the windows installer (the menu!)
  • @Androxyde again, but now for his bash code/script suggestions... oh boy this guy is a genius! :highfive:
  • @Tamirwig and @shoey63 for their excellent job at testing early BETA's (Xperia Z)
  • @gregbradley for his extensive testing on the Xperia Z1

Well, enjoy! :fingers-crossed:

The origins of this XZDualRecovery package are in the packages done by:
Krabappel2548, Cpasjuste and DooMLoRD
Thank you for your excellent work guys! :victory:
Your thanks (and donations) should (also) go out to them, they deserve it! :highfive:


Nov 24, 2011
Error reporting:
Please, when reporting errors or problems:
  • Put up a notice in this thread providing the package name you used to install or update;
  • Include ROM name and/or FW version numbers;
  • Include what SU apk you are using (SuperUser or SuperSU)
  • Send me the contents of all the log files from right after a failed boot attempt or a link to an archive containing these logs by PM (that's including the .old rotation logs!). If you have no website or online location to store the logs, PM me for an email address to send them to.
  • Logs can be found inside:
    • /cache/recovery
    • /tmp/XZDualRecovery
    • /storage/sdcard1/XZDualRecovery
    • /cache/XZDualRecovery (if the previous exists, this one will not!)
    NOTE: I need them ALL!
I really need them to troubleshoot what failed and what worked OK. Thank you!

There seems to be a problem with the dualrecovery2.7.129-BETA for the Z2 tablet on locked bootloader. I was on the 2.7.125-BETA when I updated to 2.7.129. Philz recovery is not coming up and just the Sony logo was showing (the TWRP however was working). I had to hard shutdown the device and downgrade to 2.7.128 and it worked perfectly. I tried both the flashable and the installer. Just wanted to let you know.

Keep up the good work. Thank you!

Z2 Tablet Wifi
Stock Kernel
SuperSu Pro 2.00
Logs (decryption key will be sent on request).
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Jun 21, 2013

Dude is it possible for you to make a deodexed stock ROM just like what you did on other z series.thanks


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Dec 28, 2012
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Anyone have luck to mount external sd card with TWRP? I seem to not find any solution with any of version of XZDualRecovery to mount external sd. I´m on SGP511 402, stock kernel, rooted, SuperSu Pro 2.00. Thank you NUT for you work.


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Anyone have luck to mount external sd card with TWRP? I seem to not find any solution with any of version of XZDualRecovery to mount external sd. I´m on SGP511 402, stock kernel, rooted, SuperSu Pro 2.00. Thank you NUT for you work.

What filesystem is there on the sdcard?

Only ext2/3/4, exfat and fat32 are supported... But it could also be because of a strange way it got formatted from the factory.
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Thank you for answering. It is exfat. Working okey in OS and other devices. Strange.

Some manufacturers format the entire module instead of creating a partition. This is a common mistake among manufacturers ... You can try to copy all of the data off the sdcard and reformat it with exfat in windows, that should fix any weirdness on the sdcard.


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Oct 12, 2011
TabZ2-lockeddualrecovery2.7.138-BETA.installer.zip Fails on me, there is some syntax error in an adb shell command

TabZ2-lockeddualrecovery2.7.128-BETA.installer.zip works fine.
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Jul 11, 2011
No ways, any og them work for my WIFI only EU Z2 Tablet...after the procedure it reboots but in normal mode...


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Dec 22, 2010
I can't reboot in recovery mode (neither TWRP nor PT).
When i switch on my XZ2T if vibrates, then green light goes on, I repeatedly push vol up (or down) but then it goes on the blue wave animation...
any clue? :)


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Dec 22, 2010
Where do I find this file?

Sent from my D6503 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

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