Posted on Oct 13 2013 - 4:42pm by Anurag Kumar

Sony Xperia Z1 has been in town for a while and fortunately development has begun on Sony Xperia Z1 now. Some of the famous XDA developers krabappel2548, [NUT] and DooMLoRD has now successfully ported dual recovery on Xperia Z1 locked bootloader. Root is already available on Xperia Z1, a lot many one click root tools for Xperia Z1 are now available.

ClockworkMod ( CWM )or Team Win Recovery Project ( TERP ) or any type of recovery is essentially needed to flash the various mod zip files on your phone, so let’s see how to install it on Xperia Z1.

How to Install Dual Recovery on Xperia Z1 ?

Well to install both TWRP recovery and CWM recovery on Xperia Z1, follow the tutorial below.


  • Locked Bootloader on Xperia Z1.
  • Rooted Xperia Z1 – If your Xperia Z1 is not rooted, follow the below mentioned guide to root your Xperia Z1.

How to Root Xperia Z1 using 360root, vRoot, Kingo Android ROOT Tools

After rooting your Xperia Z1, proceed as per below mentioned instructions. Do make a back up of your device via PC Companion or Titanium backup.

Download Xperia Z1 Dual Recovery file

Below file install CWM – based recovery v6.0.3.6 and TWRP recovery.

DooMLoRD-NUT-Z1-DualRecovery-LOCKED.7z  | 6.0 MB

  • After downloading above file. Extract it somewhere on your PC.

Make Sure

  • “Sundown Sources” option is checked. Go to “Settings > Security > Mark option Unknown Sources.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone. Go to “Settings > Developer Options > enable USB Debugging.
  • Now click on the file named “install” from the extracted folder.

Install Dual Recovery on Xperia Z1

  • Now connect your Xperia Z1 to PC, as soon as it is identified, system will install dual recovery on Xperia Z1.

Install Dual Recovery on Xperia Z1  - Locked bootloader

  • Disconnect your Xperia Z1 and press any key to exit the recovery installation program.

Install Dual Recovery on Xperia Z1 Locked Bootloader - CWM + TWRP

Note :- After entering the CWM for the first time, reboot to system to complete the recovery installation process.

Below you can also find a video tutorial for this installation.

How to Install Dual Recovery on Xperia Z1 – Video tutorial

How to Enter into Dual recovery ? 

Reboot your Xperia Z1 and when you see Sony Logo keep pressing again and again “Volume Up” button to enter into CWM recovery and “Volume Down” button to enter into TWRP recovery.

How to Navigate in Recovery ?

  • Use “Power button” on Xperia Z1 to select any option.
  • “Volume up and down” keys to scroll up and down.

Now enjoy various mods on your Xperia Z1. Feel free to leave a comment if you are not able to install recovery on your Xperia Z1. Drop your comments below…

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9 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Nitin October 13, 2013 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Root + Recovery Install worked like a charm. Thanks!

  2. hitesh pande October 19, 2013 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Hi anurag, does it work on DSL?

  3. hitesh pande October 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Xzl I mean

    • Anurag Kumar October 19, 2013 at 10:12 pm - Reply

      you can try i can’t say it will work….make a full back up and then try….isn’t recovery already available for zl on .67 firmware ?

  4. Raanan November 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Will it cause any damage ? (considering the Sony restriction on unlocking the bootloader –> breaking camera thing in Experia Z1)

    • Anurag Kumar November 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      Installing recovery doesn’t require bootloader to be unlocked mate 😛

  5. alanh January 26, 2014 at 2:32 am - Reply

    hi, what if my phone was already with latest version of 4.3 android? I can’t root it to make the “previous” installation…

  6. Chris November 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Will this work, if the phone and sd card have been encrypted using the xperia settings/security/encrypt phone option? c6903 z1
    running 4.4.4 build 14.4.A.0.157

  7. Musa January 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    The file is gone, dude!

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