Sony Xperia T, Son’s latest international flagship seems to undergo development pretty quickly. It hasn’t been long since it was first rooted and now you can have CyanogenMod running on your Sony Xperia T. There are three different flavors of the ROM which you can flash on your device. These ROMs are brought to you by the developers of the Free Xperia Project – the same guys who developed Jelly Bean for Xperia Arc/Arc S and Xperia Ray. In this tutorial we will guide you on how to install these CyanogenMod ROMs on your Sony Xperia T.
CyanogenMod ROMs are the best custom ROMs available for any device. But after you flash this ROM, the warranty of your device will be void and to get it back you will have to flash the stock ROM.
To install this ROM, you will have to wipe all data on your phone, hence it is recommended that you backup all data on your phone before you proceed with the installation steps.
- Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
- Back up all contacts to SD card.
- Backup SMS on Android.
- Backup call log on Android.
- Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
- Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
- Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.
- Make sure your phone is not locked to any network, else you might brick your device.
Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.
Steps to Install CyanogenMod ROM on Sony Xperia T
- Make sure you have installed CWM on your phone.
- Download the ROM and Gapps zip file from the original thread.
- Copy the downloaded zip files to your phone’s SD card.
- Turn off your phone and boot it into recovery mode. If you are unsure about the button combinations, use Quick Boot (Reboot) app to boot into recovery mode.
- In the recovery mode, make a nandroid backup.
- Wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache from recovery mode to prevent low memory issues.
- Go back and select “install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file.
- Flash it in the next screen.
- Repeat the above steps to flash Gapps zip file.
- Go back and select “Reboot system now”.
Your Sony Xperia T must now running CyanogenMod ROM. If you face any issues, feel free to comment below 🙂