How to root and install custom recovery on xperia m4 aqua

As the name suggests, the Xperia M4 Aqua is a waterproof Android device and comes with some good enough specifications. The smartphone has a 5-inch display with 720p HD display and is powered by 1GHz processor alongside 2GB RAM. Like most of the Sony devices, it comes with an amazing 13-megapixel rear camera. To make things even better, we have the root and TWRP installation procedure that will help you install custom packages on your device.

First, you will need to flash the TWRP image onto your device using the usual fastboot method. Once you install a custom recovery, you can then flash the SuperSU package in order to gain root access on your device. Before we begin, you need an unlocked bootloader on your Xperia device.


We already have the guide available for that purpose. Moreover, you need to setup ADB and fastboot environment on your PC for this method to work successfully. If you are new to this process, then we will help you successfully install a custom recovery and finally root your device.

During this procedure, you will need to mount the partitions manually. There is no GUI as Sony has not been able to provide sources to build it. Moreover, there is now external SD card support. Hence, you will need to mount the partitions manually issuing some commands in ADB shell. It’s recommended that you read the tutorial first and make a wise decision. So let’s begin with the tutorial.

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While this process may not wipe any of your data, a backup is highly recommended. Once you install a custom recovery like TWRP, make sure you backup your system, data, etc. from the recovery. It will be helpful in case anything goes wrong. Prerequisites

• Boot into the bootloader or fastboot mode. To do so, press and hold volume down and the power button simultaneously for 5-6 seconds and when the phone vibrates, press the volume down button repeatedly. The Sony logo will disappear and you’ll get a black screen. Alternatively, To boot into flashmode/fastboot, you will need to turn off the device. Hold volume up or volume down and then connect your device while holding the volume key.

• Navigate to the location where you have placed the recovery file. Rename the recovery file to a simple one, like recovery.img. While the folder with recovery.img file is open, right-click on an empty space and select “ Open command window here” option to launch a cmd window.

Now the TWRP recovery is installed. However, you will need to mount the partitions manually. There is no GUI as Sony has not been able to provide sources to build it. Moreover, there is now external SD card support. Hence, this remains the only option so far. So let’s continue with the mount procedure.

Make a complete backup from the recovery once installed. You can boot into TWRP by turning your device off and then press and hold volume down and power keys at the same time. For more support like driver issues or memory problems, you can visit this page. Verify root using the root checker app.