[TabZ3C][TWRP][PhilZ Touch][CWM] XZDualRecovery Q&A

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[NUT]

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-=[XZDualRecovery]=-
PhilZ Touch & CWM & TWRP
*** For Locked and Unlocked BOOTLOADERS! ***


Welcome to the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact 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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[NUT]

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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:
 
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Schuan

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Mar 18, 2011
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thanks for your hard effort!!

Does anyone tried this on Tablet Z3 LTE already?
 

infinitylook

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May 26, 2013
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Not working

When i tried installing it don't install even though the bat file says it's successfully installed. i used an sgp621 pre-rooted rom created with PRF creator. Now I flashed it and I lost recovery. Any idea how would this work on stock kernel with root permissions?
 

[NUT]

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When i tried installing it don't install even though the bat file says it's successfully installed. i used an sgp621 pre-rooted rom created with PRF creator. Now I flashed it and I lost recovery. Any idea how would this work on stock kernel with root permissions?

What is the FW number of the ROM you tried to install it on?

Please try again and hand me the output of the entire CMD screen.
 

infinitylook

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May 26, 2013
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it's okay now

What is the FW number of the ROM you tried to install it on?

Please try again and hand me the output of the entire CMD screen.

I tried recreating the PRF (i mistakenly put the installer zip instead of flashable zip). However, i would just like to report that if i use the Windows installer zip, it just won't work though i have proper root and on stock kernel/ROM. SGP621_23.0.1.A.0.167 is the firmware. Now i made it worked by creating a flashable rom with your dual recovery on it.
 

nos1609

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Feb 16, 2009
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Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
There is a problem with the TWRP recovery - it is displaying in landscape mode while the device is booting in portrait one. So it doesn't fit the screen and it is not really functional so. Fix it please if possible. Thanks.

P.S. replaced with the file from Z3 phone and it works, but not in fullscreen.
 
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der_bert

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Mar 19, 2010
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Hi, I asked this already in the q&a but I'm not sure if anyone is keeping an eye on that section so please forgive me for asking in the main thread again:
Can anybody tell me if this recovery will work with cm12?
Thanks.

Gesendet von meinem Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact LTE mit Tapatalk
 

der_bert

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Mar 19, 2010
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@[NUT]
thanks a lot for your answer.

Is there any chance you could post the isolated TWRP img file?
This would allow me to install it in FOTA partition.

The cm recovery is such crap ...

regards, der_bert
 

der_bert

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Mar 19, 2010
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@[NUT]
thanks again for answering so fast.

I just googled a little bit about how to converrt a cpio archive to a .img file, but that's definitely way over my head (if it's possible at all).
Running a windows machine doesn't seem to help, either.

So thank you very much for your advice, but before i f*** up everything I'll stay with crap cm recovery :)

regards, der_bert
 

ValVK

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Dec 15, 2008
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Dear NUT,
pls take a look on postNr.10.I have the same problem,can you please fix it?
Thank you!!!
 

darkfangex5

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Is it possible to use this with a locked bootloader AND restored DRM keys? I tried to restore DRM keys with advanced stock kernel... which isnt a kernel (im sure or pretty sure...) but TWRP recovery. And i ended up bricking my tablet. I ended up restoring to stock no drm keys no root yet. I couldnt use Xposed with the current methods of unlock, relock bootloader (using advanced kernel) because I couldnt access recovery. In short im asking is it possible to use this with DRM keys and Xposed under a locked botloader? :eek::eek:
 

[NUT]

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Is it possible to use this with a locked bootloader AND restored DRM keys? I tried to restore DRM keys with advanced stock kernel... which isnt a kernel (im sure or pretty sure...) but TWRP recovery. And i ended up bricking my tablet. I ended up restoring to stock no drm keys no root yet. I couldnt use Xposed with the current methods of unlock, relock bootloader (using advanced kernel) because I couldnt access recovery. In short im asking is it possible to use this with DRM keys and Xposed under a locked botloader? :eek::eek:

Any kind of kernel with recovery or a FOTA kernel replacement is actually a custom kernel solution. You CAN NOT restore DRM/TA when you're running a community kernel or even have something else flashed to the FOTA partition.

I am pretty sure you heard the bell ring, but don't know what rang it...

Restore TA (and with that DRM): flash sony stock kernel and restore the stock FOTA kernel, otherwise your device won't boot and be in a 'soft brick' state.
 
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GuestD2201

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Actually, you can simply download and unpack the cpio file yourself. Beware: It is a cpio image and not a disk image.

Where should one unpack it to make TWRP work? I really wish we could have it on CM12, since default CM recovery can't even automatically apply updates. Not even talking about working with exFAT :/
 

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