Ben Ling

Ben,14 yrs. old student from Malaysia and an Sony Xperia Smartphone enthusiast, likes to develop for Xperia devices at XDA. Devices Owned Xperia Sola, Nexus 7. Donate him via PayPal, his id is - [email protected]

Xperia SP unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 Port available

Sony recently announced their roadmap of upgrading their Xperia smartphones to the android version 4.3 Jelly Bean and android 4.4 KitKat , Xperia SP will get the official android 4.3 Jelly Bean next month. But Sony didn’t mention the android4.4 KitKat for the Xperia SP in the first batch of devices getting it ,probably it will get it after the first raft of Xperia smartphones get the update.

So if you are keen to taste the love of android 4.4 KitKat on your Xperia SP, XDA developer “uberlaggydarwin” has created an unofficial android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 port for Xperia SP, remember it is strictly unofficial so try at your own risk only.

Above mentioned unofficial CyanogenMod 11 port for Xperia SP ROM is in beta phase now you can say, so not for the daily users. If you are still keen to test it on your Xperia SP, check below how to.

How to Install unofficial  CyanogenMod 11 port for Xperia SP ?

Root and unlocked the bootloader of your Xperia SP first then proceed with the below mentioned steps on developer’s thread.

Installation Steps and Downloading Package from XDA dev uberlaggydarwin

Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 users can also see the below mentioned AOSP development going for them.

Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP RevolutionROM for Xperia Z1 Released – Install it

Install Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M Stable ROM on Xperia Z “Yuga”

Do let us know in comments if you have tested this ROM on your Xperia SP, how things went actually ?

[ Credits – XDA Dev uberlaggydarwin ]

Bootloader Unlocking not Allowed in Xperia C – MediaTek SoC Chip Not Supported Yet

The Xperia C is a mid-range smartphone from Sony. It was the first Sony smartphone that was powered by MediaTek chipset. The Xperia C packs a Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor with MTK6589 chipset and runs Android version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. So if you would like to develop some custom ROMS or kernel for the Xperia C,unfortunately you can’t; want to know why. Check below the reason.

Just noticed after Xperia Blog reported that Xperia C has a locked bootloader and it can’t be unlocked and there’s no way to unlock it till now. Probably the MediaTek chipset has a different loader and the unlock architecture isn’t supported yet by Sony bootloader unlocking service.

So if you are looking an answer to the question, how to unlock bootloader on Xperia C, then it can’t be unlocked simply 🙁

Check the below pic of service info configuration which clearly says Bootloader Unlocked Allowed : NO.

Bootloader Unlocking not Allowed in Xperia C - MediaTek SoC Chip Not Supported Yet

If you want to check it yourself then dial *#*#7378423#*#* > Service Settings > Configuration > now see what is written under “Rooting Status Option” – Bootloader unlocked allowed: NO.

Bootloader Unlocking not Allowed in Xperia C - MediaTek SoC Chip Not supported

Xperia C is not even mentioned in the list of supported phones on Sony Bootloader Unlock website. ( Xperia Z1 also not mentioned but it can be unlocked ).

It’s certainly sad that Xperia C bootloader can’t be unlocked. As when in future if Sony released more MediaTek SoC chipset based phones then we can only expect Sony supporting the MediaTek SoC chipset architecture in unlocking bootloaders.

What’s your take on this Sony Xperia C users, feeling bad. Let us know in comments, did you notice this thing before or not…

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