Posted on Apr 2 2014 - 1:07am by Anurag Kumar

Sony rolled a bug fixing update in form of 16.0.B.2.13 firmware on Xperia C recently which solved the so annoying abnormal battery decrease bug. The major issue on Xperia C is that its bootloader which can’t be unlocked so it restricts the advantage of using custom ROMs which are not based on Sony’s stock kernel framework. For all those users who want to enjoy a bit development on Xperia C, here comes something exciting.

Now all rooted Xperia C users can install CWM recovery on Xperia C. XDA user TacoNikky has just managed to install CWM recovery on Xperia C.You just need to be on latest 16.0.B.2.13 firmware and have root access. If you haven’t updated your Xperia C yet on 16.0.B.2.13 firmware then either update is via PC companion or update manually using some FlashTool.

Download Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware ftf

Download C2305_16.0.B.2.13_Generic World.ftf
[ via XDA user TacoNikky ]

How to install CWM recovery on Xperia C ?

After updating your Xperia C on 16.0.B.2.13 firmware, Dial *#*#7378423#*#* > service info > software info and check the S1 Boot Version.

  • If your S1 Boot Version is  2.14.J.2.6, then follow the guide given below.
  1. Download Recovery.img file.
  2. Put the above Recovery.img file in phone’s internal memory.
  3. Download this Mobileunlce MTK Tools app from Play Store > Click on Recovery update > Choose the Recovery.img file and Done.

install CWM recovery on Xperia C

  • If you S1 Boot Version is 2.14.J.0.68, then follow the guide given below.

Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware software info

  1. Download the 16.0.B.2.13 firmware ftf from above link  and flash it using wmshua perfect flash program. Steps here.
  2. Switch on your phone, download Recovery.img file.
  3. Put Recovery.img file in phone’s internal memory.
  4. Download this Mobileunlce MTK Tools app from Play Store > Click on Recovery update > Choose the Recovery.img file and Done.

Do let us know if you are able to install CWM recovery on your Xperia C or not via above method. Drop your comments below.

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

  1. mido April 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    hi man
    i just tried to did it and thought my mob 2.14.J.2.6, but it was 2.14.J.0.68 and my mob off and no need on how can i do it ….. he lp !!!

    • suhail April 23, 2014 at 11:38 am - Reply

      press vol up + vol down + power button , all three buttons for few seconds .. ur phone will restart

      • Mohamed September 21, 2014 at 3:41 am - Reply

        mu phone turned off because of you and even worse I did not find any solution here bad topic please remove

  2. cb April 3, 2014 at 7:02 am - Reply

    my s1 boot version is showing : 2.14.j.0.68… now ????

  3. nikhil April 3, 2014 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    there is no option to choose the IMG file from internal memory

    please help?

  4. John April 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    How to increase the input and output sound volume level from recording apps? Presently, both are too low.

  5. Kailaskd April 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I tried this procedure root was sucessfull mobileuncle installed successful recoverry img installed sucessful but when booted its not turning on what to do when chr pin conected red led blink once then nothing please help

  6. Nikhil April 3, 2014 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Don’t post ur problems on random thread 😛
    Any ways try this link


    It Helps a bit and try jetaudio pro with Z-boost on…

  7. Pangeran Christian April 4, 2014 at 8:10 am - Reply

    We want bootloader to be unlocked :v

  8. eds April 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Not working…My phone was brick after flashing recovery img using mobile uncle..

  9. ced April 8, 2014 at 11:02 am - Reply

    after following all the steps above. my phone turned off and it won’t open. Help Please!

    • beqa April 8, 2014 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      press and hold turn on button and volume up button 15 seconds

  10. ced April 9, 2014 at 7:17 am - Reply

    I’ve already tried that but it just wont work on my xperia c. I’ve just format my xperia c last night, and I’m using it right now. Anyway, thanks beqa.

  11. karan April 22, 2014 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Won’t able to open service menu on my Xperia c I just dail the number and service menu didn’t pop up….. Guy’s plzz help me

  12. love May 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    well from this google i cant download the firmwre to change my s1 boot to supported … please can you upload this file to the mega or fileshared or mediafire ???? it wil very helpful if you upload it ..

  13. Dheeraj May 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    although I followed all the steps. but I am not able to reboot into recovery mode. each time it shows a android bolt with a red mark.
    plz help

  14. xperiac user June 4, 2014 at 10:17 am - Reply

    after choosing the recovery.img file using the mtk tool my phone suddenly turned off and it won’t turn on. It won’t even charge and PC companion won’t even recognize the phone being connected in my pc. what should I do next?

  15. pushpendra June 9, 2014 at 9:57 am - Reply

    my pf Experia c2305 id not restart after flashing image via mobile uncle. i was also tried by using …. press both volume buttons with power button .. simultaneously…. annoying me. what ought to i do?

  16. Vinícius June 20, 2014 at 5:23 am - Reply

    Could someone post the stock ROM for the C2304 model? I had instal the global version, but i feel that is more unstable. Thanks

  17. lego July 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    can you help me with this? where do i put the recovery.img file? can you please tell the path name?

  18. Sanf July 19, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

    My device cannot be rooted now after updating to 16.B.2.13 .Please help. Thus mobiletools not working.

  19. samwan August 17, 2014 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    did everything to the dot and works fine 🙂 though, haven’t tried restoring the backups 🙂

    however, I don’t know how to go to recovery mode from normal booting. >.<

  20. Kmlslvn September 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Gizmo bolt u turned my mob into death y u posted a crap on this site. i can boot by mob……….. after choosing the recovery.img file using the mtk tool my phone suddenly turned off and it won’t turn on. It won’t even charge and PC companion won’t even recognize the phone being connected in my pc.

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