How to install a CWM based custom recovery to Xperia T2 Ultra

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is a great device, especially if you’re working on a budget. Of course, the device itself may be a bit out dated in terms of its hardware specs for some of our users but nonetheless, it does manage to top many of the other budget friendly devices that are currently available in the market. So, if by chance you do own an Xperia T2 Ultra and are looking for a way to install a custom recovery onto your device just so you can either root your device or if you want to install a custom ROM onto it, you can simply follow our simple guide give below.

Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for any damages that might be done to your device either during or after the process, proceed at your own risk. Also do remember that unlocking your device’s bootloader will cause your DRM keys to be wiped so kindly do make a TA partition backup.

Prerequisites: You will require an unlocked bootloader on your device (if you don’t have it, you can go here to get started) as well as working fastboot binary (Android SDK) on your computer. Also remember that your device must either be running the stock Android 4.3 firmware or something that is based on that.

This guide has only been tested for dual sim Sony Xperia T2 Ultra devices as of now and the results for the single sim variant are unknown.


  • Download the kernel image with the custom recovery from here
  • Save the boot.img in a folder containing fastboot binary
  • Connect your phone to the computer in fastboot mode (that can be accessed by restarting your phone while holding the power + vol. up key) and open a CMD window in the folder containing the fastboot binary
  • Flash the boot.img to your phone by using the command: “fastboot flash boot boot.img
  • Reboot from fastboot by using the command “fastboot reboot
  • That’s it, the CWM based custom recovery will have been flashed to your phone and you can now access it any time you want in the same manner that you would have had accessed the stock recovery of your device.

Have fun.

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