So I started to port DooMKernel for Z3 and Z3 Compact.
Please do not ask me to add something, I don't know much about kernel and git right now...
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juggly.cn and other Japanese website - please do not use this thread as a source.
I have Japanese post at androplus.org
Download from official website
What is FOTA kernel recovery?
NOTE: this is old info
Xperia doesn't have recovery partition for user,
but we have FOTA kernel partition for OTA.
Since we have to unlock bootloader and OTA won't work on unlocked,
we can re-use useless FOTA kernel as recovery partition using Dees-Troy's "extract_elf_ramdisk".
With FOTA kernel recovery, you can update your recovery without updating kernel.You can flash images to FOTA kernel by fastboot command like
fastboot flash recovery fotakernel.img
To enter into FOTA recovery, press power key when LED is on.
How to restore DRM functions?
When you unlock bootloader you will lose X-Reality, noise reduction and so on,
but you can restore them!
Original thread is here, but I updated steps for Z3 and Z3 Compact.
1. Download zip from original thread
* Choose KitKat version (for 4.4) or Lollipop version (for 5.0)
2. Place zip in internal or external storage of your device
3. Reboot into recovery and do Factory Reset
4. Reboot into flashmode and flash FTF with Flashtool
Any FTF is OK, but of cource use FTF for same version you are using now.
Wipe: Check APPSLOG and CACHE
Exclude: Don't check
5. Close Flashtool, unplug and plug your phone and reopen Flashtool, then relock bootloader
Click BLU icon to show relock button and click it.
6. Flash FTF (same as 4.)
7. Close Flashtool, unplug and plug your phone and reopen Flashtool, then unlock bootloader
Click BLU icon to show unlock button and click it.
8. Reboot into fastboot mode and flash my kernel
9. Reboot into recovery and install DRM Restore zip
After doing this, do not restore old data since it will revert DRM restore.
You can restore system with recovery and use Titanium Backup or something to restore app data.
Note: When you flash new ROM (not kernel), you must flash DRM Restore zip.
If you get "net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED" when connecting xda,
please disable PrototypeProtection with Titanium Backup or something similar.
How to use F2FS?
I should learn how to use git before creating custom kernel...
Dees_Troy & TeamWin
and many other people involved in Z3 development
DO NOT talk about rooting with locked bootloader here.
AndroPlusKernel for Z3 Compact, Kernel for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
AndroPlus, DooMLoRD, Faux123, Dees_Troy, TeamWin, Phil3759, Myself5, glocklee, pec0ra, pelya, [NUT], cocafe, savoca, shield94
Source Code: https://github.com/WedyDQ10/android_...sony_msm8974ac
Kernel Special Features:
Last Updated 2016-04-09