[Z3][TWRP][PhilZ Touch][CWM] XZDualRecovery Q&A

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[NUT]

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


Welcome to the Xperia Z3 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]

Senior Member
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:
 

mick353

Senior Member
Jun 17, 2009
107
10
how long does it take at this stage..? been sitting for five minutes

=============================================
Installing using zxz0O0's towelzxperia
(using geohot's towelroot library)
=============================================

towelzxperia (by zxz0O0)
thanks to geohot for libexploit

creating libzxploit.so
libzxploit.so created
doing the magic
creating vm (loljavasucks)
libdvm opened (loljavasucks)
 

Kearkan

Senior Member
Oct 10, 2012
276
57
This seems exciting.
Just checking, this will allow root with a locked boot loader. Thus keeping the TA partition and all DRM keys?
 

gregbradley

Retired Forum Moderator
how long does it take at this stage..? been sitting for five minutes

=============================================
Installing using zxz0O0's towelzxperia
(using geohot's towelroot library)
=============================================

towelzxperia (by zxz0O0)
thanks to geohot for libexploit

creating libzxploit.so
libzxploit.so created
doing the magic
creating vm (loljavasucks)
libdvm opened (loljavasucks)
That will not work on a z3, towelroot had never worked on a z3. you must root first, search for giefroot
 

hurikan23

Senior Member
Sep 6, 2010
286
133
32
Eger
www.seria.hu
The TWR not work my Xperia Z3.
Stock 4.4.4. xxxxx.77 build.
Rooted with giefroot v2, Locked bootloader. Supersu.
If I would like bakup, or install an so one, TWRP restart and reloaded TWRP home.
Why? :(
CWM is work fine all function's.

Sorry my bad englis.
 

[NUT]

Senior Member
The TWR not work my Xperia Z3.
Stock 4.4.4. xxxxx.77 build.
Rooted with giefroot v2, Locked bootloader. Supersu.
If I would like bakup, or install an so one, TWRP restart and reloaded TWRP home.
Why? :(
CWM is work fine all function's.

Sorry my bad englis.

Please redownload and reinstall it, it's because of some issues with building twrp it got re-released...
 

goosebickel

Senior Member
Nov 11, 2010
162
114
Cardiff
cm12 recovery

Cm recovery isn't great at the moment, just wondering the best way to install this if its possible?
From what I've read so far, Sony phones don't have a separate recovery partition, its built into the kernel! Correct me if I'm wrong.
I've tried to flash with the cm recovery, but it failed, would I need to go back to a stock based ROM, then this recovery.
Then when I flash cm12, flash this recovery before I reboot like it says in the 1st post.
Many thanks
 

gregbradley

Retired Forum Moderator
Cm recovery isn't great at the moment, just wondering the best way to install this if its possible?
From what I've read so far, Sony phones don't have a separate recovery partition, its built into the kernel! Correct me if I'm wrong.
I've tried to flash with the cm recovery, but it failed, would I need to go back to a stock based ROM, then this recovery.
Then when I flash cm12, flash this recovery before I reboot like it says in the 1st post.
Many thanks

Root (Using giefroot for LB), run the installer.bat from this download
That's how you install this.

But if you want to install Cm, just fastboot the boot.img from the CM update.zip (That has the recovery in it) then enter recovery and flash the update.zip. You do not need this recovery. This recovery is for LB and is installed into the system partition.
 

goosebickel

Senior Member
Nov 11, 2010
162
114
Cardiff
I'm already running cm12, the cm recovery doesn't have any backup features or install from external card. Was just looking for options to get a recovery like twrp or cwm so I can make backups whilst running cm12.
Thanks for the fast reply.
 

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