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How to Install Custom Recovery Image in any Sony Xperia Phone

Want to install custom recovery image in Sony Xperia series Smartphone without going through tiresome ADB process? If, yes then here is the one click installation tool for your device. Well, this tool supports OS such as:

  • Ice cream sandwich 4.0
  • Gingerbread 2.3 (2011 devices)
  • Éclair 2.1 (X8, X10 Mini, X10 Mini pro)

This tool is based on C++ format and installs Clockwork Mod Recovery for other device, Clock Work Mod Recovery for X8, X10 Mini & X10 Mini pro only. Along with it installs xRecovery for X8, X10 Mini & X10 Mini pro. Lets thanks to xda developer for the simple one click tool for Xperia models. However, note that to apply the custom recovery, the phone has to be rooted and rooting cancels the warranty. To get back the warranty one has to treat its phone with original factory firmware update. Check out the devices that can be rooted and installed with custom recovery:

  • 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

Essential Requirement

  1. Rooted Xperia device. Check the device is rooted or not by installing Root Checker app in phone.
  2. Computer with internet connection and USB cable for connectivity
  3. Backup all the data from phone though cloud sync and Google app available in the Google PLAY
  4. The battery power must be at least 70% and make sure that the USB Debugging is been ticked by tapping on Settings-> Development.


  1. Download the Recover X tool in your computer to root the Sony Xperia device first to install the custom recovery.
  2. Now extract the file using suitable unzipping software in your computer. If some files are missing then again download and unzip it.
  3. Up next click on the RecoverX.exe file in your computer and attach the cable to computer and device.
  4. After this type the following command in the prompt as shown in screenshots and with it enter the numeric option depending upon the device you are using:

command install (there is a space between command and install)

The installation will take few minutes and automatically the device gets rebooted. Now detach the cable. So, you have learnt the installation procedure of custom recovery image in your Sony Xperia device.

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