Correct recovery image to use on Sony Z5C?


Absolute beginner with this stuff, not sure which is the correct recovery image to use for a sony Z5C.

Following the instructions

It asks to Flash a recovery image onto your device by typing fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x-x-suzuran.img

Under ‘Downloads for the suzuran’ there seems to be 3 options for a custom recovery:

Option 1) The ‘TWRP’ link
The link goes to a 404.
I read on xda forum that the maintainer of unofficial-10-q-lineageos-17-1-for-z5c-suzuran (from which the /e/ version is derived …I believe) recommends using TWRP 3.2.1.
Which is available from as twrp-3.2.1-0-twrp.img

Option 2) The ‘Custom Recovery’ link
This downloads a file called recovery_suzuran_220218_2.img

Option 3) The ‘/e/OS build : dev’ link
Which contains a file recovery-e-0.15-q-20210312105636-dev-suzuran.img

Does it matter which .img is used, is there a correct / best one?

Thanks. Mike

Hi Mike

Firstly, my apologies for the state of the /e/ documentation on this - we will get it sorted out sometime soon.

I use the latest image recovery_suzuran_230218.img downloaded from here (as recommended in XDA)

The version recommended by Berni -0815 in this XDA thread will almost certainly work too, but I haven’t tried it. It can be downloaded from
(You would need to unzip the .7z file to get at the img file to flash

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Thank you Pete !

No need to apologise, hopefully I’ll learn enough soon to be able to help with the docs.

Deivce is en route from ebay UK … have noted your very handy tip on xda about running tests using *#*#7378423#*#* before unlocking and flashing so as not to void a refund if it is faulty.

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