RecoverX tool has lately been updated and now it supports a handful of new devices including the Sony Xperia U smartphone. The tool allows users to flash various custom recoveries on their devices within a few clicks, no hassle of issuing commands and all that. Simply choose the device, select the recovery and you’re good to go. Sounds interesting? Let us show you how you can install ClockworkMod Recovery on your Sony Xperia U using the RecoverX tool.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You must have done our How to Root the Sony Xperia U procedure.

2. The following procedure works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. RecoverX (Download link’s available in the first post)

III. Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the Sony Xperia U:

1. Place the RecoverX archive on the Desktop of your PC.

2. Extract files from the archive to your Desktop.

3. Turn ON the USB debugging function on your device by heading to Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

4. Once enabled, connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

5. Double-click on the RecoverX executable file and the tool will launch.

6. Select your device from the dropdown menu given in the tool.

7. From the custom recoveries list, select ClockworkMod Recovery.

8. Hit Next button and it’ll begin the process to download and flash recovery.

9. Once the recovery’s flashed, reboot your device.

10. And you’re all set!

Excellent! Your Sony Xperia U has been successfully equipped with a custom recovery and from now onward, you can flash custom ROMs as well as make backups of your current ROM!

IV. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):

1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the Sony Xperia U to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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  • alex

    there is no way to install mtp usb driver

  • ashish

    thanks a lot.worked

    • Mahesh Makvana

      That’s awesome ashish!

      Now go ahead and flash your favorite custom ROMs on your device!

      • Sam Samson

        Recntly i have customised my rom with
        JB eXperience™ v2 ROM Its very cool But in this iam unable to activate Live wallpapers Can u please suggest me how to Apply live wallpapers with this rom

  • Murtaza Saeed

    does it work with locked bootloaders?

  • hash

    anybdy help me… im using xperia u.. plz cn u tl me what are the bttons to prss? after i swtchd on my 4n?

  • I’ve installed CWM using this method but I cannot boot into CWM recovery. Please help me ASAP.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Download and install the Quick Boot app from Google play and it’ll let you boot into the Recovery with just a single tap.

      Hope it helps!

      • I tried it but I guess the method suggested above did not install CWM properly. 🙁 🙁 I had a locked bootloader and maybe this process works only for unlocked bootloader

  • As far as I know this method only works for locked bootloaders. For people who are having trouble using this method, you probably have a locked bootloader.

    I would suggest you to try out the following method ..

    Download ClockWorkMod Recovery here.

    1.Extract downloaded compressed file to the desktop.

    2. Close all the applications that can make a connection with your phone. For instance PC companion, Flashtool. Make sure that those applications not running in the notification area.

    3. Connect your phone to the PC via the USB cable.

    4. Double click on the extracted file “install.bat”

    5. Wait for a few minutes to complete the installation.

    6.When the Windows CMD window display “Finished!”,press any key to continue

    7.Congratulation, now you just installed the CWM recovery.

    8.To boot into the recovery, reboot the Xperia U.

    9. When you see the Sony boot-logo and LED turn to “Blue”, rapidly press and release the “Volume Down” Button.

    • rohit

      by this method mobile going in safe mode….
      not in recovery

  • SayWho

    Thank you so so much. I hope you best.

  • keblinkers

    damn man,,,
    you’re help me..haha
    godd job man..

  • Mayank gangwar

    Hello Mahesh ,
    I have Xperia U and I hv upgraded it android 4.0 but after upgrading the phone is showing message “The accessory’s microphone and button are not available” because of this I cant call or receive phone , cant hear music in loudspeaker mode .
    i am just fed up with my phone just help me please ……….
    thanks in advance….

  • luigiabatti

    finnaly a working solution, thank you very much =)

  • Jack Siziba

    Wow, you are my hero dude! Works exactly as you stated.

  • Jahangir Amin

    Thank alot dude. Yours is the only working solution over the whole internet. Thumbs up

  • rohit

    displaying….. waiting for device
    what to do….