As announced a few days ago, I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few weeks working on a new version (3.0) of XperiFIX. With the new version come some changes and improvements that make XperiFIX 3.0 the best version so far. Alone the changelogs should say a lot. The most comprehensive update so far brings a completely rebuilt XperiFIX, with a new design, a new structure and many improvements in terms of the DRM Fix and the complete routine. The new design should be a lot more user-friendly and enjoyable than before. Here is an impression of the overview:
Previously, users were more or less dependent on the default settings of the software. Although the previous version had the Device Settings, which made it possible to use own recovery images and root packages, this was a bit complicated for newcomers and a remote source was needed. This is greatly improved with the new version 3.0. XperiFIX detects the device and checks if there are any presets in the device settings. If they exist, they will be taken over for the routine. Otherwise, the user is informed that the device is not officially supported and can then manually use their own image and root package for the routine. Best of all, XperiFIX detects if it’s a remote package or a local package. So you can use a URL for TWRP / Magisk or select the respective file on the PC. Cool thing right?
With XperiFIX 3.0, the process has also been adjusted a bit. TWRP is manually started by the user after flashing. Although this is not 100% fully automatic, but it eliminates many problems users have always had. The official TWRP images can not be started automatically on Sony devices. So far, I have always tried to patch the respective image, but this has not always worked on every device. I think it’s basically better if users can always use the latest and official images, so I decided that a manual method is definitely better. XperiFIX flashes the image and then gives instructions for starting the recovery. After that, everything will continue fully automatically as usual. And even far better than before, because the effort of the software was greatly reduced by various optimizations.
The section “Mods & Modules” is completely new. Currently it is still empty, but with the upcoming updates there will be an area where modifications for the device will be available. These can then be easily flashed with XperiFIX or automatically patch the device.
Existing users of XperiFIX will also be pleased that the updates can now be downloaded directly from the software. There have been many tickets so far, as the download links did not always work when the user’s session had expired. The previous solution was also a bit complicated for beginners, so I made it possible to download updates via the software.
In the coming days, I will also work on the documentation and publish various instructions in the Knowledge Base. Especially with regard to firmware updates, this should help some users.
Have fun with the new version!