20 Jul 2015

Install Twrp and CWM dual recovery on Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual Sim D5322

Sony Xperia T2 Dual sim ultra has been updated to lollipop and now it has also received developer love in form of twrp and cwm recovery.You can now flash a custom recovery on D5322 and can mess with it provided that you made a nandroid backup.

In order to flash custom roms you need recovery and in this post we will guide you to install dual recovery that is both cwm and twrp on your xperia t2 ultra.This is specific to dual sim variant which has model number as D5322. So before proceeding further check you device model number.Open settings app and then proceed to about device.you will have your phone mobel number there.Confirm that you are using same variant as mentioned above.

Flashing this recovery on other variants of xperia t2 ultra might brick it and hold no responsibility for that.Though this can be flashed on D5322 we take no responsibility if you pet run away from your home in case of brick.So proceed at your own risk.

Twrp & cwm dual recovery for Xperia T2 ultra D5322:

Twrp and CWM dual recovery on Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dula Sim D5322

This dual recovery is compiled by a xda senior member "abcdjdj" for compiling this recovery for our device.Before this on your xperia t2 ultra dual sim let me elaborate you about them.
About Twrp recovery:
Team win recovery project abbreviated as Twrp is one first recovery to offer a completely touch driven interface.The ui is completely xml based so you can customise the interface with different themes and also this is only recovery that supports themes.Unlike the clockworkmod recovery this recovery has the option to wipe all the data,cache,dalvik,system,internal with just only one swipe.Of course you have to choose what to be wiped on the device.
Features of Twrp:
  • Touch interface:It is the first recovery to offer a complete touch driven interface which makes navigation much easier and later cwm also had touch interface.
  • Individual Backups: Creating a completely backup is a must for any flasher but this occupies a lot of portion of your internal or external storage.Twrp will let you to backup individual portions of rom, this saves lot of space on your android device.This feature comes handy when you are flashing kernels.You can backup boot img alone if you want and can restore it when flashing kernel fails.
  • Advanced wipe:There are two options for wiping your device partitions one is wipe and other is advanced wipe.If you choose just wipe option it factory resets while advance wipe option will allow you to choose what to wipe and what not.
  • Theme Engine: This is one of the best feature and is only available in Twrp only.Since ui of twrp is xml based you can customize its ui with already available themes or you can create your own theme if you can.
  • Multi rom:As the name says you can boot more than two roms on your device and is exclusive to twrp only as of now.This feature may not be available from official twrp team and booting more than one rom requires a modified kernel by your rom developer.
About Cwm recovery:
Clockworkmod recovery is one the first recoveries developed in the android community which was based on android 2.1 recovery image. This was the first recovery which had a file manger built in to flash the files and had adb support.
Features of cwm:
  • Backup: This is a common feature in all recoveries.You can perform complete rom backup.
  • Restore: Restore backups which you have made earlier incase of bootloops or in any other situations.
  • Non touch and touch interface:This recovery is available in two versions.Standard one comes with non touch interface which means you have to use hardware keys to navigate.You can have paid version too which uses touch interface.
  • Filemanger:Default managers makes easy to locate files easily.
  • You can use rom manager app to install this recovery.
These are standard features of both the recoveries and if  you think we missed something leave a comment below.
  • Check Model: As we know we have three variants of  xperia t2 ultra check which variant you are using.
  • You have to be on latest lollipop firmware otherwise there are chances of bootloop.
  • You must have a unlocked bootloader.Don't try this on locked one as you might end in bricking it up.
  • Battery: Charge your Xperia t2 ultra  to at least 90% so that you wont encounter any battery related issues while flashing this.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes apps,contacts,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud storage as installing  philz recovery might erase data on your xperia t2 ultra.
  • Download:Download dual recovery for t2 ultra d5322.
Flash CWM or twrp recovery using adb or fastboot:
  • You need to have installed adb or  fast boot on our laptop or computer.
  • Learn some basics adb and fastboot commands first.Easy to try and use these commands.
  • Now open fastboot folder and copy and paste recovery images for respective model numbers which you have downloaded and rename it to boot.img.This file is actually a modified kernel with philz recovery installed.
  • Enable usb debugging on your Sony xperia t2 ultra.Go to settings and then to about device.You will find build number there.Tap on it continuously until you see a toast message you are now a developer.Go back and you will find developer options.Click on it and scroll down and you will find usb debugging,mark on it.
  • Type the command "adb devices" and you will notice a pop on your xperia t2 ultra to grant access to your device.Grant permissions .
  • Now type the command "adb reboot-booloader" and press enter and device enters boot loader mode.If it fails to boot into bootloader disconnect it from computer and power off it completely.Now hold volume up button and connect it to computer.
  • Once you are in boot loader mode type the command "fastboot devices" to know if your device is detected.If your device is detected you will get a key before list of devices.If not reinstall fast boot drivers.
  • Now Type the command " fastboot flash boot boot.img" .In few seconds both twrp and cwm recoveries will be flashed on your Xperia t2 ultra D5322.
  • Once your device boots into recovery you can now flash roms,kernels or any other mods.
How to boot into recoveries?
Now that you have both cwm and twrp installed on your xperia t2 ultra d5322 you have to verify if both of them are actually present or not.
  • Power off the device completely.
  • When you notice Sony boot logo, continuously press volume down button until it boots into twrp.
  • If you want it to boot into cwm recovery press camera shutter button continuosly at sony boot logo. 
By following abouve procedure you will be able to install cwm and twrp dual recovery on sony xperia t2 ultra D5311 dual sim model.If you have any other model other than this just be away from this guide.
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