General Xperia 1 IV rooted - first experiences

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I have issue during try to pay using wallet, any suggestions?
 

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It works fine. Just got a new Xperia 1 IV today. Possibly, I am looking for a rootable phone for weeks now, that does not rolling off from the table and has a good hardware. Managed to activate all my apps including banking and call recording as well on google dialer. Thank you for your input. Btw i had to replace the O2 firmware on it with the Generic UK firmware, as the O2 firmware did several update OOB, and corrupted the firmware.
Which call recorder you use?
 

aygul12345

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It works fine. Just got a new Xperia 1 IV today. Possibly, I am looking for a rootable phone for weeks now, that does not rolling off from the table and has a good hardware. Managed to activate all my apps including banking and call recording as well on google dialer. Thank you for your input. Btw i had to replace the O2 firmware on it with the Generic UK firmware, as the O2 firmware did several update OOB, and corrupted the firmware.
Which call recorder do you use on the Google dailer?
 

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@mufunyo can you get OTA updates while being rooted? If so, how do you contain the root after you update your phone with the OTA update?
What are your steps to proceed?
 

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What does Enable in-band ringing?
It prevents bluetooth headsets from ringing their own on-device ringtone, and ring your personalised phone ringtone instead.

@mufunyo can you get OTA updates while being rooted? If so, how do you contain the root after you update your phone with the OTA update?
What are your steps to proceed?
No, OTA updates are blocked with a modified boot.img. To update, use XperiFirm to get the latest version, extract boot.img and Magisk patch it (same steps as in the OP), then use Newflasher to first set slot A active (newflasher set_active:a), then flash the firmware making sure to answer YES that you want to preserve userdata, reboot to fastboot, and flash your patched updated boot.img.
 
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aygul12345

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It prevents bluetooth headsets from ringing their own on-device ringtone, and ring your personalised phone ringtone instead.


No, OTA updates are blocked with a modified boot.img. To update, use XperiFirm to get the latest version, extract boot.img and Magisk patch it (same steps as in the OP), then use Newflasher to first set slot A active (newflasher set_active:a), then flash the firmware making sure to answer YES that you want to preserve userdata, reboot to fastboot, and flash your patched updated boot.img.
Thankyou!
How do you install tweaks without a TWRP Recovery
 

aygul12345

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Install them systemlessly using Magisk.
Can you give me a little bit theory about why or if a TWRP is needit yes or no? Can you give me more detailed why you don't need it and why you maby need it when its hendy?

I don't know in which circumstance a TWRP is hendy yes or no.
Because Im always thinks like, a TWRP is a MUST!
 

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I would love to have TWRP so I can make nandroid backups and cover my ass if/when I softbrick my phone. However, there is no TWRP for Android 12 yet, so we'll have to manage without it. As for tweaks/mods, most if not everything can be done using Magisk these days.
 
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I would love to have TWRP so I can make nandroid backups and cover my ass if/when I softbrick my phone. However, there is no TWRP for Android 12 yet, so we'll have to manage without it. As for tweaks/mods, most if not everything can be done using Magisk these days.
I see. Good to know that TWRP is pretty solid to have then for backups and etc.
Im testing my own device, Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, rooted without TWRP,NON-TWRP. It boots now contineusly in to the stock recovery... after a several reboots the phone boot then in to the OS.

Could you know what wrong is? How to fix this?
 
You should be able to downgrade to any official firmware with FlashTool without unlocking your bootloader. If your phone goes black it's more likely you're flashing incorrect firmware. You realise there are two distinct hardware variants of the 1 IV, maybe you picked the wrong one? There's the XQ-CT54 and the XQ-CT72. Mine is the XQ-CT54.
[EDIT]These instructions ended up clearing things up for me.
 
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    I bought my Xperia 1 IV last week and almost considered returning it at first, because it was overheating a lot the first day. I have sort of a traumatic experience with overheating phones as I had the Z5 which was simply a bad phone with the Snapdragon 810 and insufficient cooling. After some research I read the same thing about the Xperia 1 III, with people saying that the "AI needs to learn" and it will "go away after 2 days". It still gets warm, but I did notice I was overly conscious of it, and since I had my XZ3 around with my SIM inside, I could do some comparisons. The XZ3 has a much smaller hotspot, so when it gets warm, it's only above the camera area on the back, and you don't really feel it holding in your hand. When the 1IV gets warm, the heat is spread along the top half of the back and into the sides so you're much more aware of when it gets warm. So I decided to just keep it, root it and start using it as my daily phone.

    The rooting experience was problem free, just like with my XZ3. Grab the unlock code from Sony, use XperiFirm to extract boot.sin, use unSIN to convert to boot.img, do the same with vbmeta.sin, install Magisk, use it to patch boot.img, use fastboot to oem unlock and flash the patched boot.img and unpatched vbmeta.img. Done! I looked at installing a custom recovery, but TWRP doesn't support Android 12 yet, so I'll just have to be careful and not get myself into situations where I need recovery to bail me out of bootloops for now.

    What works:
    Magisk 25.1
    Zygisk
    LSPosed 1.8.3
    Universal SafetyNet Fix 2.2.1
    fbind v2021.12.7
    MagiskHide Props Config 6.1.2 (used to hide navbar and enable bluetooth in-band ringing)
    G-VisualMod 4.1 (although I removed it again because it didn't do what I wanted)
    Modded GCam 8.1.101 A9 GV2a ENG (for Night Sight as the Sony camera app has no equivalent - only issue is clipped highlights turn yellow)
    Fluid Navigation Gestures (navbar hide doesn't work but see above for workaround)
    YouTube Vanced non-root mode (make sure to set microG to restricted battery mode)
    XPrivacyLua 1.31

    What doesn't work:
    Immersive mode and any apps/mods that claim to enable it
    AOSP Mods (crashes SystemUI constantly and most of the mods don't work)
    GravityBox (S) (crashes GPS apps like google maps / waze)
    MinMinGuard 2.1.1 (shows 0 ads blocked)
    YouTube Vanced root mode (YouTube app is too new, can't downgrade)

    Another issue I encountered is that Google Maps on my XZ3 has driving mode available, but since this is Android 12, there is a new revamped version of driving mode that is region locked to US/CA/UK/AU. You will get "Driving mode is not yet available in your region" in unsupported regions. The workaround is to sign out from Google Maps, add the Driving Mode shortcut to your home screen, and then sign in again. The shortcut will work even when signed back in.

    I really resent not being able to hide the (rather big) status bar and all the OLED burn in consequences of having the status bar visible at all times. The pixel shifting of the status bar icons is also fairly extreme and it really looks ugly when the icons are crooked compared to the rest of the UI. I always had immersive mode enabled on my XZ3 and after 3.5 years of daily use I have zero burn in. If anyone has ideas or suggestions to get immersive mode re-enabled on Android 12, I'd love to hear them.
    UPDATE: I managed to hide the status bar with Xposed Edge Pro! I've set up a trigger to hide the status bar when the Xperia Home launcher loses focus and to unhide it when the launcher gains focus. This way, the home screen shows the clock, battery and notifications, but during app use there is no burn in from the status bar. It's basically how I had it set up on my XZ3, although I used Immersive Manager which unfortunately no longer works on Android 11 and higher. The only downside to using Xposed Edge is that you can briefly see the home screen reflowing when the status bar appears. Curiously, you can't see the other apps reflow when the status bar disappears again, even with doubled animation speed.

    The phone buzzer is also really strong, to the point where if you have it on a hard surface like a table, it makes a lot of noise vibrating. I tried Vibration Tuner but it hasn't been updated in so long that it doesn't work. Are there any modern alternatives? The haptic feedback is too strong for my liking as well.
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    As this is the *only* current gen SD 8 phone with both a 3.5mm jack *and* an SD card slot, it may end up being my next upgrade. As my third hard requirement is at least the possibility of rooting it(I always do this before a phone can become my daily driver), this does a lot to seal the deal, so to speak, and is extremely helpful besides.

    With my current phone(a Motorola g100) experiencing digitizer errors, even still under warranty, I may just upgrade and sell it after the warranty repair.
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    So what is it you used to sort the heating problems being rooted exactly? Was thinking of doing the same thing myself. Thanks for posting this btw!
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    Thank you for letting us know!
    I was wondering if you are going to try underclock the device to see how it reacts with the thermals?
    Even with the stock kernel, once rooted, you can easily use Franco Kernel Manager to disable some cores which will immensely improve any heating issues you might have.
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    How did you get MinMinGuard to work? It seems to do nothing on my Xperia 1 IV. Are you using the auto mode?
    It's interesting, when I look in the MinMinGuard interface it doesn't seem to be working (it's showing it blocked 0 ads), but I don't get any ads in apps so I just assumed it was working anyway. I have to admit I'm also using AdAway which blocks ads using the hosts file (of course making sure to install Magisk Systemless hosts first), which could be making MinMinGuard redundant.