The Free Xperia Team continues to show its love to the Xperia family. Sony Xperia Z is not left behind in the race and the FXP team has made live the CyanogenMod experience for this powerful device which gives you Android 4.2.2 considering the fact that Xperia Z has not received Android 4,2 update but may receive it soon.
The Sony Xperia Z which was launched few months back hasn’t been available worldwide. DooMLord rooted it before its worldwide launch and compiled a custom kernel. This was the only development Xperia Z had seen before FXP team came into play. The developers of FXP team have compiled CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.2 for the Xperia Z. For noobs who have no idea about what I am blurting out, CyanogenMod is a free, community built distribution of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) which greatly extends the capabilities of your phone.[box_light]Please note that your device’s warranty is now void. Neither Hack My Android nor the developers are responsible for any damage your device may incur. Before you proceed with this, we request you to backup all data on your phone using our backup guide.[/box_light]
FXP releases a new build of the ROM every week and with every build, they solve some bugs that exist in the previous build. Also note that your device must be rooted and bootloader unlocked.
Steps to Install CM 10.1 on Xperia Z
- Download the ROM zip file from FXP’s project page or download it from unrestrict.li/fxp (recommended).
- After you download the zip file, you can find boot.img file inside it. Extract it to the Android folder where you have ADB files. If you don’t have them, download them here.
- Place the downloaded zip file in your device’s SD card.
- Turn off your phone, pres and hold volume up button and connect it to PC via USB Cable.
- Open Command Prompt in the Android folder and issue the command:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
- This flashes the kernel.
- Remove your device from USB and turn it on.
- While the device is powering on, repeatedly press volume down button and you will enter into recovery mode.
- In recovery mode, wipe data, cache and dalvik cache.
- Select “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card” and select the zip file you placed in your SD card in Step 3.
- Flash the zip file, go back and select “Reboot system now”.
Your device will reboot and will have CyanogenMod 10.1 running on your Sony Xperia Z. If you face any issues, wait for a newer build.