AOSP recovery mode available on selected unlocked Xperia devices

Posted on May 18 2015 - 6:51pm by Anurag Kumar

A few days back we posted that Sony is about to release bootloaders allowing booting from the recovery partition on selected unlocked Xperia devices i.e. Xperia devices with cortex-A7 processors viz.Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia T3, Xperia E3 and Xperia M2 and now Sony has made an official statement regarding this.

In a fresh update Sony has made following Xperia devices compatible viz. Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia E3, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra, and Xperia T3 devices. More devices will be added later with upcoming firmware updates.

AOSP recovery mode available on Xperia devices

Karl-Johan Dahlström, Head of Developer Relations, Sony said “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”.

Check out the official video posted by Sony below.

Above mentioned Xperia devices need to have unlocked bootloader.

How to enable recovery?

To install the required recovery on your Xperia devices, download the latest version of official Xperia Flash Tool from here.

  1. Install the latest updated firmware available for your Xperia devices.
  2. Switch off your device, hold volume down key and plug in USB cable into your PC. Green LED will display and your device will be recognized by FlashTool and bootloader upgrade with “Open Devices” name will be available

Xperia Z1 in Recovery Mode

After going through above mentioned two steps, new recovery is enabled on your device and you can flash custom recovery images on your device.

Check out more about this recovery on the below mentioned source link. Drop your comments below.

Source – Sony Mobile Developer World

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