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How to install custom recovery on Sony Xperia Tipo [Guide]

Sony-Xperia-tipo [1]As most of you Xperia fans will already know, a custom recovery is made by third-party developers to be a direct replacement to your stock recovery. You get several advantages with a custom recovery over the original stock version. The one most people are looking to use is the ability to flash new ROMs thanks to the easy uploading of zip files. With a custom recovery like ClockworkMod recovery installed on your Sony Xperia Tipo device, you can update the Android OS a to newer version like Android 4.4 KitKat with the help from a CyanogenMod custom ROM.




  1. Download the CWM recovery you want to flash on your Tipo from this link [2] directly to the computer.
  2. Since you are using a Windows computer, the file will end up in the Downloads folder by default — unless you have changed the default download location, in which case you’ll need to open that specific folder instead.
  3. Drag the file over to the desktop of the computer.
  4. Right-click the mouse over the file and select the “extract here” option from the menu.
  5. Connect the Sony Xperia Tipo to the computer using the USB cable.
  6. Double-click the mouse over the Install.bat file and the exploit should open on the computer.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions until you are done.

That’s it; you have just learnt how to install CWM recovery on Sony Xperia Tipo devices running any firmware. Now that you have installed your custom recovery, you might want to learn how to root the Sony Xperia Tipo smartphone [3] so you can start installing your custom ROMs and many new apps from around the web.