More details on Recovery mode for select Xperia devices

by XB on 18th May 2015

in Firmware, Tips & Tricks, Videos

Recovery_Phone_smallRecently, we brought word that Sony Mobile had started to officially support recovery mode within its bootloaders. Recovery mode can be very helpful for those wanting to flash custom ROMs and restoring back-up data. It also allows users to test new (and potentially unstable) kernels with the comfort of moving back to a stable kernel.

Recovery mode is already available for a number of devices through Sony’s version of Flash tool (unlocked bootloader is required). This includes the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia E3, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T3. More device support is expected in due course.

For further details hit the source link below. It’s great to see Sony continuing its strong support on the developer scene. Karl-Johan Dahlström, Head of Developer Relations, had this to say: “Our overall goal with the open device program is to offer a development environment similar to the one for Nexus devices. Now, by making it much easier to debug, we hope this will further encourage innovation and kernel development on Xperia devices”.

Via Sony Developer World.

  • Shravan SP

    Awesome! Hopefully other Sony devices too join this list and it would have been better if it’s available on locked bootloaders :/

  • Shravan SP

    Is it possible to relock the bootloader after installing this recovery?? Will it work after relocking??

  • Paul Muad’Dib

    Well, this way offers a better opportunity to brick a Sony smartphone.

  • Ryan Kumar-jassi

    if you re lock your bootloader anything that requires an unlocked bootoader to install has to be removed else it will result in bricking the device also if you wanna relock the bootloader backup you ta partition

  • Christos Tsartsalis

    No it doesn’t,it can help you fix your phone easier than before

  • Shravan SP

    Yea i have ta partition and locked and unlocked many times :)
    Just if this is possible even on locked bootloaders, then we don’t need to find custom recoveries…

  • Ryan Kumar Jassi

    I don’t think it will be most aosp things need unlocked BL and relocking with it installed may lead to bootloop or brick

  • Svnjay

    If you get bricked then just do a factory reset then reflash the rom. Tada!

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  • yuskhayru

    this is a great news, especially for developers!

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  • Sebastian Ospina Leal

    it didn´t work for my z1 and i did everything in the guide they have in their development webpage

  • gmfady

    gr8 news 4 us :-) .. hope, & think, they will Widen the Devices’ Range fcors in the future ..

  • Aditya Thakur

    This is nice….now with icon view

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  • Paul Muad’Dib

    I hope it will be like you said.

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