XperiFIX 3.2 – Firmware updates & DRM patch for XZ2 and XA2 series

The update to version 3.2 for XperiFIX has just been released. Users of the software are already waiting eagerly, as the new version includes the updated DRM patch for the XZ2 and XA2 series. The patch works for all listed devices, but for the “RP only” devices only in manual mode. If the current firmware version of a device does not yet appear in the devconfig, it can nevertheless be patched via the manual mode.

It should be noted, however, that there is currently no DRM patch for Android Pie! With the new firmware version (update to Pie) come some changes from Sony, which make the previous DRM patch incompatible. I have to invest a lot of time here again and find a way to crack the system again.

As I already wrote in the forum at XDA, I would like to warn again here publicly. Please do not use an old DRM patch (the files circulate on the net) for a new device like the XZ2! The modified system file is not compatible with the original, which means it could destroy the device. The explanation for this is relatively simple: The system file is responsible for writing to the Trim Area (TA). Since this file has changed with, for example, the firmware of the XZ2, it can not be ruled out that the behavior in relation to the TA has also changed. Which means that the units in the TA could have changed. Now, if the old system file writes into a wrong unit, it could lead to a brick (device destroyed irreversibly).

XperiFIX 3.2 includes an updated DRM patch method that can flexibly patch this system file. It should therefore work on all Oreo versions.

47 thoughts on “XperiFIX 3.2 – Firmware updates & DRM patch for XZ2 and XA2 series

  1. Jason Yang Reply

    I am using XZ Premium. XperiFIX worked perfectly when I was on 12.270. Now that my cellphone tells me to update to 16.20, I wonder how I should do that? Is it possible for me to update to 16.20 through Sony Software Update, or do I have to flash the firmware manually? I am asking because I heard Flashtool will mess up the camera, but Newflash has backdoor security issues.

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      You can’t update through Sony (OTA) as soon as the bootloader is unlocked. You can use Xperifirm to download the latest firmware for your device and then Newflasher to flash it. Please make a backup of all your files before flashing the firmware, because it will wipe your data partition. After flashing the new firmware, you can use XperiFIX again to root and patch your device.

      • Max Hakisak Reply

        Very late reply, not sure if you’ll get it.
        Once I use Newflasher to flash the new firmware and then use XperiFIX to root+patch; Can I then restore my personal data from a backup? (so I don’t have to reconfigure everything again like apps, shortcuts and preferences).

        • XperiFIX Post authorReply

          I would use apps like Titanium Backup to backup app data and some other files. Also backup your pics and other files on your PC. There are a lot of good tools for this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Marcel Ritzer Reply

    Works perfect on XA2 with Magisk 16.7. Only thing thats not working is Magisk 17+

  3. bane twit Reply

    please confirm the DRM return with XperiFix 3.2 ,
    XA2 dual sim H4113 device, FW 50.1.A.13.83, unlocked bootloader, Magisk v17.1
    thank you

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      Please take a look at the product details. There is a list of all supported devices and firmware versions. If it’s not listed, it’s not officially supported.

  4. Tim Hoffner Reply

    I lost my XperiFIX license. I know the payment date and payment E-Mail.
    A friend buyed it for me because i dont habe PayPal.

    Can you help me?

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      Please open a ticket with the account/email address from your purchase. I will check this.

  5. Karam Abi Karam Reply

    Working fine with my xz premium latest .20
    And waiting the pie (9) fix for my xz2
    Thank you

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      There is actually no official support for Android 9. I have to check the firmware from scratch first. Cheers!

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      Actually there is no official support for XZ3. But maybe in future ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. nishiki7916 Reply

    my phone is XZ2 Compact flashed by newflasher v13 to H8324_Customized CE1_1313-3194_51.1.A.11.51_R8A

    First, I installed TWRP for Oreo made by MartinX3.
    Second, I used XperiFix by your XDA post (uncheck “install TWRP”, choose Magisk zip, switch Partition mode to vendor, activate the checkbox a/b device).

    Finally, DRMfix looks doesnt work ( camera still dark)
    but, I couldnt find wrong something in the XperiLOG
    How should i do next ? Please help ๐Ÿ™

  7. Klaus Nitsche Reply

    I also had that problem. Simply flash – as a workaroud for now – permissive.zip via Magisk and reboot. For me, it did the trick ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Klaus Nitsche Reply

    You can also try (without flashing the permissive.zip) what serajr wrote in post #1754 of Martin’s TWRP thread. At least, it worked for me!

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      Thanks my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚ Pie will take some time. Sony did a good job here. But I will try my best.

      • karam abi karam Reply

        good luck

        all here are waiting

        media laggs and take long to load and settings lagg . album app. screenmirroring….ect…

  9. Vince Reply

    I would happily pay more than $19 for an android 9.0 patch on the XZ1. That new clock placement in the notification bar is really getting on my nerves!

  10. Bruno Reply

    Whats the issue with XZ1 Pie? The camera now works on unlocked bootloaders with no fix.

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      But some other features don’t work after unlocking the bootloader.

  11. Bruno Reply

    Hi my friend.
    Waiting for android pie support, for Sony Xperia Xz2 Compact dual.
    When you get it, I’ll buy immediately!

    Thank you!!

  12. Josegpe06 Reply

    this software work with Bootloader locked?, I can not unlocked, who me OEM Unloked disable in Android 9 i my Sony Experia XZ2

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      No, this software is for unlocked bootloader only. By the way… Android 9 isn’t supported by XperiFIX.

  13. fryh1n Reply

    how do i apply the 20% off coupon?
    no option to enter the code during checkout.

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      There is a field for discount codes on the checkout page. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. desperate guy Reply

    does xperifix works with sony xperia premium SO-04J? If yes, please let me know so I can buy!

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      If it’s not listed on the product page (supported firmwares), then not.

  15. Aaron Rodriguez Reply

    I accidentally deleted the email that had my license for this amazing product. Is there any way I can get it back? I have proof of purchase.

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      You can find your license data in the “my downloads” section while you are logged in to the website.

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  17. Marco Reply

    Hello, can i root xperia Xz premium with build 47.2.a.6.30? Android 9

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      You can root your device, but there is actually no DRM patch by XperiFIX for Android 9.

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