Install ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery Sony Xperia U ST25i For Locked Unlocked Bootloader

How to install ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery Sony Xperia U ST25i ? Now we can install it just one click. This method work on locked and unlocked bootloaders which running the latest android 4.0.4 ICS firmware. 

There are many reasons for use a custom recovery, install a custom ROM, flash update using a zip file, bulk apps installation are some of the major uses. 

Like other methods, we need to root the Xperia U before follow this tutorial. If you don’t have a rooted handset, you can follow this “Sony Xperia U root” method. This method developed by the XDA forum “atis112” member.


Installing a custom recovery, rooting void your phone’s warranty. If your device malfunction or not work properly by following this tutorial, I can’t claim its damages.  


  • Root the phone.
  • Make sure that you have installed adb drivers (Guide in here).
  • Enable USB debugging (Settings>Developer options>USB debugging)
  • Backup and sync your device internal memory.  
  • Charge minimum 50%.
  • Adjust the screen timeout to 10 minutes. 


How to install ClockworkMod Sony Xperia U ST25i.

    • Extract  downloaded compressed file to the desktop.
    • 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.
    • Connect your phone to the PC via the USB cable.
    • Double click on the extracted file “install.bat” file. 
    • Wait for a few minutes to complete the installation. 
    • When the Windows CMD window display “Finished!” , press any key to continue. 
    • Congratulation, now you just installed the CWM recovery.
    • To boot into the recovery, reboot the Xperia U. 
    • When you see the Sony boot-logo and LED turn to “Blue” rapidly press and release the “Volume down” key.
    [via:XDA forum]

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