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By shoey63, Recognized Contributor on 8th August 2016, 02:19 PM
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This is a port of the original tool by @russel5 from the Z3C forums
I have added support for Z3 D6603, D6653, D6633, D6646 and D6643.

PROCEDURE

* Update to .291 as usual via OTA from Sony or flashing directly.
* Make sure you have ADB set up correctly.
* Use FlashTool to flash the attached .575_kernel.zip for your device before running the recovery tool. You need to re-name the zip and change the .zip extension to .ftf before flashing it! (make sure windows is configured to show file extensions)
* Reboot and check the build date of the kernel. If it is April, you are on 575 kernel and good to go. If June, you are still on 291 kernel and the tool wont work due to the exploit being patched.

** The build number of the rom will show 291, regardless of which kernel is flashed **

* download Recovery_for_MM575-291v5.zip and extract it.
* enable USB-debugging on your phone and plug phone to computer via USB
* Make sure you have closed Flashtool and anything else that uses adb, then run install.bat
* after running the tool you should boot straight into recovery. Then flash https://forum.xda-developers.com/att...0&d=1496008012to obtain SuperSU root. Put it on the device or external sd card if device is encrypted.
* re-flash the .291 KERNEL back again with Flashtool using the attached 291_kernel.zip for your device. Again, change/re-name the .zip extension to .ftf first! (you won't lose root or recovery)

ADDITIONAL NOTES

If on Windows, in FolderSettings->Show file extensions to be able to rename from ZIP to FTF.
- Assuming it has booted to TWRP after running the tool, to re-enter it, press volume down during re-boot when you see the green LED and feel a vibration. You have 2 seconds to do it. No need to smash volume down repeatedly.
- Reboot apps DO NOT WORK on Sony MM.
- Install a new busybox through Play store at your own risk. Some will break recovery, some won't.
- Some apps install their own busybox. This can also break recovery. If this happens, try running the tool again.


Thanks:
@zxz0O0 for iovyroot
@Wolfbreak for idea with recroot


Special credits to @russel5 for the tool, @serajr for the recovery scripts, and @gustavo_v for showing how to add devices.
Edit: the D6603-6653 .291 zip has a typo. It is actually 23.5.A.1.291, not 23.5.A.0.291

Recovery_for_MM575-291v5.zip

D6603-6653_23.5.A.0.575_kernel.zip

D6603-6653_23.5.A.0.291_kernel.zip

D6633_23.5.A.1.291-kernel.zip

D6633_23.5.A.0.575-kernel.zip
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8th August 2016, 02:39 PM |#2  
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Thank u man.
How hard is for u to add offset from Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521 to iovyroot?
I can upload kernel.sin if u are willing to do same for z2 tablet.
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Great? Thank you
Edit

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8th August 2016, 02:45 PM |#4  
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Thank u man.
How hard is for u to add offset from Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521 to iovyroot?
I can upload kernel.sin if u are willing to do same for z2 tablet.

I added Z2 as well. Just no time to make a thread. Try it. You should still boot to TWRP
Edit: Nothing for z2 tablet yet. Post a 575 kernel.sin here and I will add it.
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But... We have to flash supersu in recovery again?

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But... We have to flash supersu in recovery again?

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Yea, but i dont see any problem doing that...or u can simply flash any prerooted firmware.
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But... We have to flash supersu in recovery again?

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Yup. Because it changes all the time. As soon as you run the the tool, it will boot straight into TWRP, ready for flashing the latest version.
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Yup. Because it changes all the time. As soon as you run the the tool, it will boot straight into TWRP, ready for flashing the latest version.

Only ti complete can you link supersu in op ? Thank

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Only ti complete can you link supersu in op ? Thank

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If you can't find it Here it is.
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I added Z2 as well. Just no time to make a thread. Try it. You should still boot to TWRP
Edit: Nothing for z2 tablet yet. Post a 575 kernel.sin here and I will add it.

Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521
Firmware .575
Kernel.sin -- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3...XVsNWM3NVRyRm8

Thanks for your work
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Thumbs up Amazing
Thank you bro!

Now, let's wait till Nougat to start the party again... I hope it soon! Also let's pray for dm-verity disabled in the kernel like MM.
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