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I have rooted my MT11a with UnlockRoot v2.4.2 and the "superuser" app has appeared. The tutorial said my phone should be requesting to upgrade 4.0.2.A.0.42 to another number ending in .62, but the Update Center says the phone is completely up to date. I should be getting the BusyBox after this update, but the update is not happening. Have I missed a step? The phone is working just fine. I downloaded the ROM Manager, and it is requesting to get "ClockworkMOD Recovery" in order to operate. All this I'm doing to get the cyanogen mod.

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Which tutorial? Please provide a link. –  Flow Sep 2 '12 at 18:23
    
Flow, the Neo V is "just" the Neo with a 5MP camera, I guess. I don't know if they differ much internally. I think I've successfully installed the CMOD Recovery, I'm trying to work things out now. –  Peter Tamaroff Sep 2 '12 at 18:28
    
Oh, and I suggest you extend the scope of your question by asking "How can I install cyanogen mod on the Sony Xperia Neo V?" –  Flow Sep 2 '12 at 18:28
    
I am aware that the V is just a striped down version. But when it comes to installing custom mods small (hardware) differences matter. But it seems that the V has a stable cyanogen mod release, so you should be fine. Feel free to answer your own question if you have successfully installed CM. It seems that the CM wiki has no page about installing CM on the Neo V, I am sure you would get some rep this way :). You can always join the chat and idle around looking for help. –  Flow Sep 2 '12 at 18:31
    
Unfortunately Sony does not have a recovery partition as expected! Its a boot+recovery combined hence no real CWM per se and if it goes wrong that's the entire handset in unusable state, which generally makes things trickier to flash custom roms etc. The only work-around is to unlock the boot loader, root the handset, and then install a CWM apk which gets installed into /system directory and acts a pseudo recovery. –  t0mm13b Sep 2 '12 at 18:46

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Probably the easiest way is to use x-Parts (formerly known as CWM Installer).

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Thanks for that! Is there any way to uninstall a recovery before installing another? –  Peter Tamaroff Sep 6 '12 at 17:28
    
Break your phone and have it repaired, in general the technicians will thoroughly flash your phone :) So there must be one but I wasn't able to find it when I needed to. –  Erik Sep 6 '12 at 17:40
    
Hehe, it seems however that the version X-parts installed was the same version I had. Now I'm backing up my device with CWR to see if I can install Cyanogen 9.0. Any things I should be careful with? –  Peter Tamaroff Sep 6 '12 at 17:41
    
I think you are confusing your ROM version (4.0.2.A.0.42) with CWM's version. Doesn't matter if you want to replace your ROM by Cyanogenmod anyway :) Remember to put the zip on your SD card before flashing the Cyanogenmod kernel as it doesn't work with the stock ROM or vice versa. Also, Cyanogenmod 9.1 is already out. –  Erik Sep 6 '12 at 17:46
    
How do I flash the "kernel"? –  Peter Tamaroff Sep 6 '12 at 17:47

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