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As a developer, I need to flash custom recovery like ClockWorkMod Recovery or TWRP. I have a Sony Xperia L, But I found out that Xperia devices are not supported by these custom recoveries as they don't have a recovery partion. Is this true and if so how can I make it possible to load this custom recovery on my phone.

Is there any alternative way to do so? Besides the way of flashing a custom kernel?

  • You may want to check the official TWRP page for the Xperia Z. It has notes that will help you get it running. – dotVezz Dec 19 '13 at 20:48
  • I have a Xperia L. – coolhz Dec 19 '13 at 20:51
  • I have checked CWM and TWRP these both don't have support for Xperia L. – coolhz Dec 19 '13 at 20:52
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    I'd recommend that you edit your question and add that information to it. Also look over here~. It's the same basic idea that the TWRP page describes for the Xperia Z. – dotVezz Dec 19 '13 at 20:56
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Sony Xperia Devices use a recovery-in-boot arrangement. While you can't simply flash a version of TWRP or CWM, you can flash a kernel that includes what you need.

For the Xperia L, you can flash the Phanton Kernel, which includes CWM.

There is no other way to do get CWM or TWRP without flashing a new kernel.

  • Yes I knew that but Thank You anyways. – coolhz Dec 19 '13 at 21:04
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    Any particular reason you're asking the question when you already know the answer? – dotVezz Dec 19 '13 at 21:05
  • Yes my question was about flashing a recovey without habing to flash a kernel. – coolhz Dec 19 '13 at 21:06
  • @coolhz Ah. I'd recommend editing your question to include that tidbit. In its current state, the question does not specify that. – dotVezz Dec 19 '13 at 21:07
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    The answer to that question, however, is simple: there is no way to get CWM or TWRP without flashing a new kernel. – dotVezz Dec 19 '13 at 21:09

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