Android Hack Blog: March 2014

Z1
Compact Resource Thread -|-Rooting-BL Unlocking-Firmware &
More…






In this thread you will find
all you need to to get started in modifying your
Z1
Compact
. If
you’re new to
Sony
XPERIA
I
recommend giving this guide a read – [GUIDE]
All Things XPERIA – Debranding – Rooting & More…
, it was
wrote Pre Jelly Bean but a lot of the principles still apply such as
using the Flashtool,
installing Custom ROMs etc

Originally Posted by
DooMLoRD


newest
Sony devices have three boot modes… these bootmodes can be
reached when device is powered off…
  • Normal - just
    press power button and device starts booting

  • Flashmode -
    this mode is used to flash stock OFFICIAL firmware using
    flashtool, denoted by GREEN LED
    (this is similar to DOWNLOAD/ODIN mode of the Samsung devices)

  • Fastboot
    mode
    – this is a special mode, denoted by BLUE
    LED
    , used when we want to flash custom kernel, custom
    system images, for that we need to unlock bootloader, i will tell
    more details about this later…


[ various key
combinations ]

this is most important part…

known
key combinations so far:

while device is power
OFF

Volume Up + USB cable
connected to PC -> FASTBOOT MODE (BLUE
LED will light up)

Volume Down + USB cable
connected to PC -> FLASHMODE (GREEN
LED will light up)

while device is power
ON

Volume Up + POWER (for 10
seconds)
-> resets the battery, its like removing the
battery and putting it back in [device will vibrate
once
]

Volume Up + POWER (for additional 5
seconds, total 15 seconds)
-> will power off hard, device
will power down [device will vibrate thrice]














[GUIDE]
Back up DRM Keys & unlock Bootloader (Noob proof)

[Tutorial]
Xperia Z1 Bootloader Unlocking/Relocking
(The Z1 Compact uses the
same method)














Root
and Dual Recovery for Locked Bootloader 4.3

[D550X]
CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 + ROOT for Xperia Z1 Compact





KitKat
D5503_14.3.A.0.681_Generic
for devices with locked or unlocked bootloaders (booth working)

FTF
file Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware 14.3.A.0.681

[STOCK
ROM] [FTF] 14.3.A.0.681 Generic UK (unbranded)

[STOCK
ROM][FTF]Xperia Z1c (D5503) 14.3.A.0.681 Generic DE unbranded
(1279-6978)




























Open
source archive for build 14.2.A.1.114

[REPAIR
HARD BRICK] Test Point For Xperia Z1 Compact

[TUTORIAL]
How to integrate recovery into your custom rom

[GUIDE]How
to make a rooted flashable rom from ftf file[FOR ALL XPERIA
PHONES]

[NOOBS
GUIDE] Create your own stock firmware FTF & Flashtool flashing
guide[+ pics]

[GUIDE]
Download ANY firmware customization from Sony & create an FTF
with Flashtool



[MOD][GUIDE]SUPERUSER
MOD for all devices

[Patch]
for Z1 stock based custom ROMs to work on Z1 Compact

[Deodex]
14.2.A.1.114

Check
your Z1c’s display manufacturer

[PORT]
[JB][KK] Xperia Z2 Smart Social Camera Addons

[FIX][ROOT]
Disable Fast dormancy on sony smarthphones

Comprehensive
Guide for Beginners to Create 4.3 Xperia Themes

















Special
Thanks to all the Guys at xdadevelopers who made this possible !


Enjoy !









DISCLAMER

Your
warranty is now void.

I am not responsible for bricked
devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war, or you getting fired
because the alarm app failed. Please do some research

before
attempting to tinker with your device
!
YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the
finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.