A brand new smarter version of ClockworkMod Recovery for Sony Xperia S, DooMLoRD is a well-know XDA Developer member, he developed this DooMRecovery for Sony Xperia S. This recovery has new useful new features like a full touch interface, Swipe gesture support, Haptic feedback, Shows current time (when recovery was entered/started), Uses new Roboto font from the latest CWM repo, The Select Update.zip menu gives you the option to “show file details” to show the file size (in bytes) and the MD5SUM of the selected file, Added Advanced Reboot menu, and added Advanced Backup menu which allows you to selectively choose which portions to back up.
Developer changed the “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option to simply “Factory Reset” and detailed the partitions which will be wiped. However the recovery is still in beat stage Developer mentioned following bugs:
- all backups are done get time stamp of year 1970 dont know why this happens but i am trying to sort it out some how
- the recovery sometimes hangs – just press power button it will restart recovery without rebooting device
- there are some graphics glitches
- backups created with v01 recovery might give errors while restoring using v02 recovery
DooMRecovery is from DooMLoRD’s DooMKernel, so you’ll have to install DooMKernel. If you’re interested follow below guide to install this recovery. But first now that bootloader of device must be unlocked, device battery should be charged and make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup to back apps. Keep in mind that the below guide is just for Sony Xperia S LT26i, so don’t try it any other device or model.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download ADB and Fastboot package and unzip into a folder.
Step #2: Download [Xperia S] DooMKernel (v01) and rename to kernel.elf, after that copy it to folder where you’ve unzipped ADB and Fastboot.
Step #3: Download Wi-Fi Modules for DooMKernel and transfer into to internal SD card of phone.
Step #4: Turn the phone off and reboot into Fastboot mode, press and hold down the Volume Up button while connecting device to PC using USB cable.
Step #5: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above files, run commandprompt.bat and enter following command:
fastboot flash boot kernel.elf
- fastboot -i 0x0fce flash boot kernel.elf
Step #6: Reboot the phone.
Step #7: Turn the device off. Once it completely off, turns it on, when splash screen appear and the LED light turns blue, press Volume Up button to boot into recovery mode.
Step #8: Select “Install Zip From SD Card” and select S-DooMKernel-v01-Modules.zip, after that confirm installation.
Step #9: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
Step #10: You’ve installed recovery, it also well-matched with ROM Manager, click on the Menu, select “Manual Flash Override” and click OK on the next prompt then confirm your phone model as “LT26i” and confirm the version as “ClockworkMod 3.x+.” which means ROM Manager is configured to use this custom recovery. That’s it enjoy!
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