UPDATE XPERIA P (HONAMI MOONWALKER ROM) WITHOUT UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER

Xperia P one of the smartphone released by sony a long back.This phone comes with 1GB RAM,16 GB internal storage,8 MP camera.This comes with Gingerbread version of Android later get the ICS update.,Which is highly stable and provided the lag free UI to the users.Sony recently gave Jellybean update to the device which became tragedy to the user.

As on my experience.,This was the worst update given by sony.Head over to sony website.you can see users complaining about this issue.

This post is for people who want to downgrade or flash custom roms without unlocking the Bootloader of the device.


If you are running on the ICS version.Don’t update.


Why to Install Custom Rom on Xperia P


Users who are not much aware of android rooting,development.Get updated from the sony service center.Facing lagging jellybean update

Get on to develop your device without need of service center.


What do you need to flash Custom Rom

Your device must be Rooted.

CWM recovery

Ofcourse.,the rom you going to flash

Don’t get confused.,I will provide the each and every steps .,Just follow these steps carefully.

Before rooting….,

Download xperia driversfrom here.,Install Xperia drivers and make sure your phone is detected by PC.,

In your Mobie

  • under developer setting.,Click on USB debugging

  • Under security setting.,choose Install from Unknown sources

How to Root your Xperia P

  • Download Doomlord’s Rooting kit.

  • Extract it

  • Connect your phone to your PC.Just like connecting for Mass Storage.

  • Wait for a while till the PC detect your mobile.

  • Now the run Install.bat file in the Extracted folder

  • Now Rooting kit will root your device.

  • SuperSu app will be installed in your device.you can access it from App drawer.

Lets move to CWM Recovery.


To install custom recovery.,you need a unlocked bootloader.
To unlock bootloader follow this guide.

If you have unlocked Bootloader on your mobile.,Proceed below


How to Insatll CWM Recovery on Xperia P-locked Bootloader

  • Download this CWM recovery.

  • Extract it

  • You will find Install.bat

  • Connect your phone like before.

  • Run the install.bat

  • Now the recovery will be installed on your phone.

How to enter recovery mode??

Switch off the phone.

Switch ON.when you see the sony logo.Press the volume up for 15-20 times until you get recovery screen.

Once you get the recovery mode.,you can navigate using volume up and down.,and to select use the power button.

How To Update Xperia p with Honami Moonwalker

Note:Please take a backup before Proceeding further.Make sure battery is above 60%

  • Now Enter Recovery mode.

  • Goto Mounts and storage

  • Mount system Data

  • Mount System Storage

  • Install Zip from SD card

  • Choose the Jb kernel.zip

  • Choose yes.

  • Wait till it installs.

  • Once again Choose Install zip from SD Card.

  • Choose Honami Moonwalker.zip

  • Choose yes

  • Wait till it installs.

  • Don’t panic it takes time.

  • Now reboot system

Don’t worry.,It takes time for first boot.,Wait for that.


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If you followed the above instructions correctly.You will be in the Honami Moonwalker Rom.If you face any problem leave the comment below.,

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