Sony Xperia series devices is very much popular not only because it running open source Android OS in good hardware but also for appealing design. There are lot of custom ROMs and kernels are there to flash on Xperia series devices for an unmatched Android experience. Now, installing custom ROMs and kernels require custom recover installed on your rooted device.
You can always manually download and install a custom recovery mode such as ClockworkMod recovery in your Xperia device but a newbie may find a tool helpful that can install custom recover tool on their handset.
To make thing simple, XDA Senior Member LEDelete developed a tool called RecoverX that can install following custom recovery in Xperia devices:
- ClockWorkMod Recovery 22.214.171.124 (for others devices)
- ClockWorkMod Recovery 126.96.36.199 (for X8, X10 Mini & X10 Mini pro only)
- xRecovery (for X8, X10 Mini & X10 Mini pro only)
List of devices supported by RecoverX are as following:
- Xperia Active
- Xperia Live with Walkman
- Xperia Mini
- Xperia Mini Pro
- Xperia Arc
- Xperia Arc S
- Xperia Neo
- Xperia Neo V
- Xperia Play
- Xperia Pro
- Xperia Ray
- Xperia X8
- Xperia X10 Mini
- Xperia X10 Mini Pro
The main purpose of this tool is to give Xperia users a single tool that can install custom recovery tool on any of their Xperia handset. You must have root access, busybox installed on your device and the 2.3 or 4.0 stock rom (2.1 stock rom for the X8, X10 Mini & X10 Mini Pro). The tool also work on Xperia devices with locked bootloader.
To use this software, you first need to connect your phone with computer using USB cable. Make sure, USB debugging option is enable. Now run the program and select your device to install a custom recovery tool.
Head on over to the official development page to download the latest version of RecoverX utility for Xperia devices.