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.

22 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.

  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 🙂

  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 🙁

  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 😉

  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! 🙂 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!

    • XperiFIX Post authorReply

      The Android Pie patch will take some time and it’s not sure if it will work. I have to start from scratch with Pie. But I will try my best. 🙂

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