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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Trism, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Trism

    Trism Lurker
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    My Xperia Play has had a few problems out of the box, mainly that when I switch it on there is no boot animation, just a black screen. This means I can't access Recovery through the normal method of holding down on the volume or the back button etc. I've installed CWM through the CWM Xperia installer so I know it's there. I also ran the Auto-Magic Nandroid through that app, which caused my screen to go black (as it does whenever I choose to reboot through an app). When I looked on my SD card though there is now a Nandroid folder, so it's probable that the device does go into Recovery; I just can't see it. So my question is this; is there any other way of getting my phone into Recovery so I can install some sweet, delicious custom ROMs? Maybe through ADB or similar? Or is it possible to install a ROM via another method?

    Any help at all would be appreciated!!

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  2. Kinjutsu

    Kinjutsu Newbie

    flash doomkernel v11 or v13 (search it on xda) this is a pre-rooted custom kernel with built-in CWM in it. Flashing kernels is done via Flashtool program using a pc.

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