If you own a Sony Xperia 5 J9210 (Codename: Bahamut) and want to install and flash the official version of TWRP Recovery 3.5.0 on your device, then you are at the right page.
The Sony Xperia 5 features a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7nm) chipset, CPU/Octa-Core (1×2.84GHz Kryo 485 and 3×2.42GHz Kryo 485 and 4×1.78GHz Kryo 485), 6.1-inch, 86.9cm2 (~80.9% screen-to-body ratio), OLED, HDR BT.2020 display, 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~449 ppi density), Gorilla Glass 6, 128GB internal storage / 6GB RAM, 12MP primary camera, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4 µm, dual pixel predictive PDAF, 5-axis OIS / 12MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, predictive PDAF, 2x optical zoom, 5-axis OIS / 12MP, f/2.4, 16mm (ultra-wide), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, 8MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.12µm, 3140mAh Li-ion battery, non-removable.
If you are an Android lover and want to root and restore TWRP on your beloved device, then you have landed on the right page. In this article, we will guide you to root the Sony Xperia 5.
TWRP offers an attractive hardware design and user interface (UI). If you follow this guide, you can install the latest version of TWRP for Sony Xperia 5. You can download TWRP Recovery from the links in the sample section of this article. Please note that this is an unofficial TWRP recovery and only for Sony Xperia 5 (Confirm model by going to Settings > About). The process described below is only for rooting and installing TWRP on Sony Xperia 5, do not test this method on other devices.
If you want to unleash the full potential of your Sony Xperia 5, rooting and flashing a custom recovery like TWRP are important concerns. Exchange ROMs often have limited and unsupported customization options. If you have a rooted device and a flashed TWRP recovery, you can install any custom ROM, modules, kernels, Xposed, etc, as well as many applications that require access with superuser privileges to function properly. You can easily power your device with the One Click Android Root Tool, either via PC or APK, which is a quick process.
Brief information and benefits of TWRP recovery
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TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open source community development project. Flashing TWRP allows you to install any firmware on your device, boot your smartphone, modify zip files for settings, Xposed modules for settings, root and uproot with one click. You can also make a full backup of Nandroid and restore it later, flash the image file with one click, remove bloatware, overclock and underclock. With TWRP, you can easily erase, cache and clear data after flashing an image file to reflect changes and correct minor errors caused by caching.
To install TWRP, your Sony Xperia 5 phone must have an unlocked bootloader. This means that you first need to unlock the bootloader to root the device, and also perform a configuration.
Denial: Although AndroidWeblog.com covers everything very clearly so that our readers get exactly what they want, there is always a small chance that major problems may arise from the steps listed here. It is therefore in the user’s interest to follow the instructions carefully in order to avoid any incident with the device.
Rooting and flashing a custom ROM will definitely invalidate your device’s warranty and AndroidWeblog.com cannot be held responsible in any way for invalid warranties or tinkered with devices.
Check the model number, which should be as follows:
- Sony Xperia 5 (Models: Sony Xperia 5 HSPA C5302, Sony Xperia 5 LTE C5303, Sony Xperia 5 LTE C5306i) [Codename: Bahamut]
You should make sure you read the disclaimer carefully before you routinely use your phone and agree to bear the risks.
Your phone must be at least 70% charged, otherwise complications may occur during the experiment. Don’t take any chances and charge it fully.
If you plan to root your phone or install a custom ROM, it’s a good idea to back up your phone. Back up all your media like photos, videos and everything on your PC, as well as your contacts to the cloud.
(Applies to the PC method only, skip this step if you are using the APK method).
You must enable the USB debugging option by going to Settings, Apps and Development Options.
Sony Xperia 5 J9210 (Bahamut) Rooting Downloads
Download Sony USB drivers here
Download the universal ADB drivers here (if the drivers are already installed on your PC, you can skip this step).
Download the Platform Tools/ SDK Tools package with Android SDK on PC from here. (Android Command Line Tools> Package SDK Tools)
Download TWRP recovery for Sony Xperia 5 here:
TWRP Recovery 3.5.0
Download SuperSU from Chainfire from here.
Download Magisk Manager from here.
Make sure you have downloaded the required files (link in the Requirements section of this article). Then continue with the next steps.
Steps to unlock Sony Xperia 5 J9210 (Bahamut)
Message: If you already have the bootloader unlocked, you can skip these steps. Before you can unlock the bootloader of your device, you need to support the model of your Sony device. To confirm that the bootloader can be unlocked, check the following steps and obtain the unlock code.
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Step one: Go to the official Sonydeveloper page, and check the list by selecting your device from the drop-down list. Create a new Sony Xperia account or sign in with your existing account, or sign in directly with your Google/Gmail account.
Step two: Make sure your device has an active internet connection before proceeding. Some actions are model specific. Therefore, check if you can unlock the bootloader of the device as described above. As usual, devices with two SIM cards always have two IMEI numbers, so use IMEI number 1 to get the bootloader unlock code for your device.
Step three: Start the telephone dialer and enter this code:
Step four: On the screen, go to Service Info > Configuration > Rooting Status > and verify that the bootloader unlocking system is enabled. If everything seems normal, proceed as follows.
Step 5: Download the Google USB driver from the sample area above, as the Google USB driver android_winusb.inf/ is required to perform adb debugging with Google devices on a Windows PC.
Step six: Open the phone number again, dial *#06# and copy the IMEI number of your Sony Xperia device (make sure you copy the SIM IMEI 1 if your device has two SIM cards as above).
Seventh step: Return to the Sony Developer World page, select your device model and enter your email address. A link to an unlock code to unlock your device’s bootloader will be sent to your email address shortly. Just click on the link to get the unlock code.
Step 8: Firstly, you need to connect your Sony Xperia 5 device to the computer in fastboot mode. You can reboot the device for a quick start with a command in the ADB terminal:
Alternatively, press and hold the volume down button and connect the device to a PC with a USB cable.
Step 9: Now open the Adb terminal on the PC and just enter this command:
Step 10: At this point, the interface should show the connected devices. If incase does not show the same, restart the terminal/command line. Disconnect your Sony Xperia 5 device from the PC and reconnect it. When your device is detected, simply enter this command.
schnelles herunterladen oem unlock 0x
Make sure the generated key is placed in the controller. Then press the Enter key and wait a moment.
Step 11: At this point, your device will automatically reboot. You can now root the Sony Xperia 5 because the bootloader of your device is already unlocked.
Steps to flash/install TWRP recovery 3.5.0 on Sony Xperia 5 J9210 (Bahamut)
Step one: Let’s assume that you have already downloaded the Android SDK platform tools (SDK Manager) on your PC. The platform tools include the necessary ADB binaries and quick downloads.
Step two: Make sure the drivers are installed on your computer. Then proceed to the next step.
Message: If USB development and debugging settings are already enabled on your device, as suggested in the Benefits section, skip steps 3 and 4 and follow step 5 directly.
Step three: Now activate the development settings on your Sony Xperia 5 device. To do this, go to Settings -> About and find the build number, then click on the build number 7 times, which will activate the developer settings on your device.
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Step four: If you already have USB debugging, you can skip this step. If not, open the developer settings and enable the USB debugging option.
Step 5: Now open a command prompt on the ADB computer/terminal and just type the command :
Step six: The device must not be put into the quick start mode. Now copy the TWRP.img file downloaded in the required section to the same folder where the ADB and rapidboot binaries are located. Rename the file to twrp.img and enter this command:
Quick start Flash recovery twrp.img
then run this command, enter :
Step 7 (important): On some devices, custom recovery may not be automatically replaced on first boot. You can search for a Google shortcut to put the device into recovery mode. After executing the quick restart command, hold down the appropriate key combination to enter TWRP mode. Once the device is booted into TWRP mode, TWRP automatically corrects the stock ROM to prevent TWRP from being overwritten by the stock restore.
After entering the fast restart command, hold down the combination key and start in TWRP. Once TWRP is loaded, TWRP will patch the ROM to prevent TWRP from replacing the ROM. If you do not perform this step, you will need to restart the installation.
How to root the Sony Xperia 5 J9210 (Bahamut) / Install Magisk or SuperSU
Make sure you have downloaded SuperSU or Magisk Manager (link in the required section of this article). Then continue with the next steps.
Warning: You can use Magisk Manager or Super SU, but only one, so choose wisely. Go to Magisk Manager if you are not sure.
Step one: Move the downloaded SuperSU or Magisk Manager file to the internal memory/SD card of your Sony Xperia 5 smartphone.
Step two: Just get started on the recovery. You can also make a ROM backup via the TWRP interface. However, I recommend that you make a backup copy of the ROM. Because if the process fails, you can flash the ROM.
Step three: Press Install, then navigate to the SuperSU.zip or magisk.zip file and drag the firmware confirmation file (located at the bottom of the screen). The Magisk/SuperSU flash process has started and will take a few seconds.
Congratulations, you are now rooted in the Sony Xperia 5 and you have also created TWRP. Now you can install Xposed Framework and customize your smartphone as you like. If you want to check it, you can download and check the root status through the Root Checker application.