CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 for the Sony Xperia S

[toc]Sony Xperia S, one of the best high end devices from Sony has received a stable CyanoegenMod 11 build, thanks to the OpenSEMC team at XDA-Developer forums. The current beta build is pretty stable for daily use except for some minor issues that shouldn’t affect the daily functioning of the device. XDA member RaymanFX has contributed in the development of ROMs for several other Xperia devices and is the main contributor to this ROM as well.

As of now, the ROM does not have a working FM radio which is a common issue in most CM ROMs. Apart from this, the Notification bar doesn’t render smooth and it lacks stereo sound on the hardware speaker. More issues can be seen here.


Xperia S KitKat Xperia S Android 4.4

KitKat for Xperia S Android 4.4 for Xperia S


Download the ROM zip file and Gapps from the following two links:

Disclaimer: The warranty of your device will be void after flashing this ROM. Neither the developer nor Hack My Android is responsible if your device is bricked or if you face any other issues.
Data Backup

It is recommended to have a backup before you flash this ROM as all data will be wiped if you follow this tutorial. You can create a nandroid backup using OBackup and restore data using Nandroid Manager. For more, you can refer our Android data backup guide.

Installation Instructions

  1. Make sure you have unlocked the bootloader of your Xperia S, if not, visit
  2. Your device should be rooted and CWM installed.
  3. Download the ROM zip file and Gapps zip file. Place it in the device’s storage.
  4. Boot your device into recovery mode.
  5. In recovery mode, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and dalvik cache from Advanced menu.
  6. Go to “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file.
  7. Repeat the previous step and flash the Gapps zip file.
  8. Go back and select ‘Reboot system now”.

Your Sony Xperia S should now boot into CM 11 Android 4.4. If you face any issues, feel free to comment below or refer the original thread on XDA forums.