Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 for Xperia Z1,Z, ZL,ZR,Z Ultra,T,V,Go,P,Sola,U, SP,Tablet Z Available – Android 4.4 KitKat Builds

Android 4.3 soon will be hitting the Xperia Z family along with Xperia SP, T, V, TX in December and android 4.4 KitKat update plans have already been mentioned by Sony but if you are unwilling to wait for so long you can have the unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat builds flavor on your Xperia ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, T, V, Go, P, Sola, U, SP, Tablet Z. They have already been rolled for Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 a few days back.

FreeXperiaTeam is behind this unofficial CyanogenMod 11 KitKat 4.4 ROM for various Xperia devices.  Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP RevolutionROM for Xperia Z1 was released a lot ago from XDA recognized developer “krabappel2548″. You can check it out, it’s a stable ROM now.

Check below for Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat Build ROM for various devices. Installing such ROMs require you to unlock the bootloader of phone. Keep in mind to have  a backup of the DRM keys before unlocking the bootloader and if you are an Xperia Z1 user remember unlocking the bootloader you might loose the loose the camera functionality.

Click on below links to visit the ROMs development page from “FreeXperiaTeam”.

Check below ROM development page from XDA dev “uberlaggydarwin” for Xperia SP.

Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 KitKat 4.4.0 ROM for Xperia P, U, Go and Sola

Now let’s see what devs have got low end Xperia devices ( Novathor SoC powered ) viz. Xperia P, U, Sola and Go. They may not see android 4.4 hopefully but devs at XDA have done wonderful job for bringing it on these devices, unofficially though 🙂

XDA Dev “percy_g2” presents…

Check below screenshots from the ROM.

XDA Dev “Gava97” presents…

Check below screenshots from the ROM

XDA Dev “munjeni” presents…

XDA Dev “munjeni” presents…

Check below screenshots from the ROM

If you are willing to install above ROMs on your Xperia device then do check first the development page of concerned ROM, for what is working and what not. Do backup your current ROM before installing a new one. All credits goes to hardworking developers who made it possible 🙂 We hope the development soon kickstart for Xperia S, SL, Acro S and Ion also.

Let us know your experience on Android 4.4 KitKat ROMS if you have installed them, drop your comments.

Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 KitKat 4.4 ROM for Xperia Z1 from FreeXperia Team

Xperia Z1 users are still waiting for official 4.3 update from Sony as it is officially due in December as per Sony’s statement on this, users can still get a taste of Android 4.4 KitKat (Not the Chocolate) via some unofficial sources. Yes FreeXperia Team has released an unofficial CyanogenMod 11 KitKat 4.4 Build for Xperia Z1 exclusively.

We posted a while ago about the first AOSP 4.4 “Revolution ROM” for Xperia Z1 from from XDA recognized developer “krabappel2548″, now its time for CyanogenMod 11 ROM, not official though. Many brilliant minds behind the FreeXperiaProject (FXP) team, came up with unofficial CM11 build on the XDA community for Xperia Z1.

As you must be knowing that Xperia Z1 users are facing issues when unlocking bootloader, the same goes with this one as well. It won’t be fixed until Sony comes up with a firmware update fixing this issue. For flashing, check the link below officially from FXP team.

Flashing Instructions and Downloading Package from FXP Team

The CAMERA IS NOT WORKING because bootloader issue persists. And it is a pre-requisite for flashing any CM ROMS. So keep in mind if you are to unlock your device:

  • Do keep a backup of the DRM keys before unlocking the bootloader.
  • If you flash the ROM or rather even unlock the Bootloader you might loose the loose the camera functionality.

Above mentioned ROM is still in testing, so if you are not sure to flash it, don’t do it now; wait for a stable release or an official one from CyanogenMod Team soon ( may be ). All credits to FXP team for their hardwork 🙂

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

Officially android 4.4 KitKat is announced for Sony Xperia Z1 but when no ones knows as so far only Android 4.3 is on line of Xperia Z1 due in December ( though no exact ETA is given yet ). A few days ago, we posted that Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP ROM Coming soon for Sony Xperia Z1 from XDA recognized developer “krabappel2548” and today something revolutionary has came up from same dev.

As its very clear from the title that Xperia Z1 users now can have android 4.4 KitKat love on their phone, yes krabappel2548 has released the first pure Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP based ROM for our beloved Xperia Z1.

Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP RevolutionROM for Xperia Z1

Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP based ROM for Xperia Z1 is named as “RevolutionROM” and is now available for installing on Xperia Z1 but before you install, let us tell you what is working and what not.

It is  by no means a daily driver yet, but progress is super fast and we could expect a very stable build as soon as SONY fixes the Bootloader Unlock Issue. For those who don’t know about the issue, unlocking bootloader breaks the camera at the moment.

Here is a list of working and not working functionality in the build. This ROM is still not stable and is in testing beta phase so far…

Working features

  • ADB
  • Display
  • Touchscreen
  • Wifi
  • Sensors
  • External Micro-SD
  • GPS?
  • Audio playback
  • Cell reception, no data, only messaging.
  • Audio

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

Not woking

  • Bluetooth.
  • Video Playback (HW decoder)
  • Camera
  • Calling
  • Mobile Data

How to Install this ROM ?

It’s very tricky to do install it actually so we are not posting steps here, to install and download the packages of this ROM, kindly refer to blow link.

Installation Steps and Downloading Package of this ROM – from XDA Dev krabappel2548

Please flash it only if you know what you are doing.

As you can see many things are working and some are not. So it proves that it is not intended for daily use so far.

[ Credits – XDA Dev krabappel2548

Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP ROM Coming soon for Sony Xperia Z1

While many Xperia users waiting in line for the android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for their devices officially by SONY, the XDA community strives to provide latest android build to almost every android device out there in the market. Same is the case with Sony Xperia Z1.
As the device launched with Android 4.2.2 , users are since then waiting for 4.3 update and now they are hoping that Sony might skip the 4.3 update in favor of 4.4 for Xperia Z1. Yesterday we saw Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M Stable ROM on Xperia Z “Yuga” by XDA member pabx. Check out the features and bugs of that ROM.

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

[ UPDATE – 11 November ] 

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

As its well known that Sony Xperia Z1 suffers from a very major issue on the software side, i.e. the bootloader on it cannot be unlocked without breaking the camera functionality. If a users wants to unlock the bootloader, he needs to sacrifice the capabilities of the camera on a CAMERAPHONE. If a users tries to unlock the bootloader without backing up the DRM keys of the phone (its a sort of originality/device-specific signature), he might never get to use exclusive features for Xperia devices like X-Reality engine and all. So one should keep a backup of the DRM keys (or TA partition) safe with him/HER.

We are yet to receive an official word on it soon by Sony, which may be arriving very soon.

Sony announcing android 4.4 KitKat and android 4.3 plans next week – Which Xperia phones will get ?

Thanks to krabappel2548, XDA Developer has come up with a great news for Sony Xperia Z1 users this festive season, especially those who wants updates faster than anyone. He told to his fellow members on XDA that he has compiled the Android 4.4 KitKat from the source build. Initially he faced many problems with compiling the ROM. Later he said that the ROM is being compiled, but the screen is not functional, but later he managed to fix that even.

He Said:

“AOSP 4.4 booting up with display functional

A lot of stuff is still broken, but I’m working on it. I’ll keep you guys updated”

[ UPDATE ] Just now XDA dev krabappel confirmed that, audio, BlueTooth, Video not working rest all stuff is working smooth…

So all in all its a great news for Sony Xperia Z1 users, as the man about whom we talked above is on fire and is soon going to come up with some test builds.

Stay tuned, soon we will bring news on fully working android 4.4 KitKat AOSP ROM on Xperia Z1.

[ via – XDA ]

Install Dual Recovery on Xperia Z1 Locked Bootloader – CWM + TWRP

Sony Xperia Z1 has been in town for a while and fortunately development has begun on Sony Xperia Z1 now. Some of the famous XDA developers krabappel2548, [NUT] and DooMLoRD has now successfully ported dual recovery on Xperia Z1 locked bootloader. Root is already available on Xperia Z1, a lot many one click root tools for Xperia Z1 are now available.

ClockworkMod ( CWM )or Team Win Recovery Project ( TERP ) or any type of recovery is essentially needed to flash the various mod zip files on your phone, so let’s see how to install it on Xperia Z1.

How to Install Dual Recovery on Xperia Z1 ?

Well to install both TWRP recovery and CWM recovery on Xperia Z1, follow the tutorial below.


  • Locked Bootloader on Xperia Z1.
  • Rooted Xperia Z1 – If your Xperia Z1 is not rooted, follow the below mentioned guide to root your Xperia Z1.

How to Root Xperia Z1 using 360root, vRoot, Kingo Android ROOT Tools

After rooting your Xperia Z1, proceed as per below mentioned instructions. Do make a back up of your device via PC Companion or Titanium backup.

Download Xperia Z1 Dual Recovery file

Below file install CWM – based recovery v6.0.3.6 and TWRP recovery.

DooMLoRD-NUT-Z1-DualRecovery-LOCKED.7z  | 6.0 MB

  • After downloading above file. Extract it somewhere on your PC.

Make Sure

  • “Sundown Sources” option is checked. Go to “Settings > Security > Mark option Unknown Sources.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone. Go to “Settings > Developer Options > enable USB Debugging.
  • Now click on the file named “install” from the extracted folder.

Install Dual Recovery on Xperia Z1

  • Now connect your Xperia Z1 to PC, as soon as it is identified, system will install dual recovery on Xperia Z1.

Install Dual Recovery on Xperia Z1  - Locked bootloader

  • Disconnect your Xperia Z1 and press any key to exit the recovery installation program.

Install Dual Recovery on Xperia Z1 Locked Bootloader - CWM + TWRP

Note :- After entering the CWM for the first time, reboot to system to complete the recovery installation process.

Below you can also find a video tutorial for this installation.

How to Install Dual Recovery on Xperia Z1 – Video tutorial

How to Enter into Dual recovery ? 

Reboot your Xperia Z1 and when you see Sony Logo keep pressing again and again “Volume Up” button to enter into CWM recovery and “Volume Down” button to enter into TWRP recovery.

How to Navigate in Recovery ?

  • Use “Power button” on Xperia Z1 to select any option.
  • “Volume up and down” keys to scroll up and down.

Now enjoy various mods on your Xperia Z1. Feel free to leave a comment if you are not able to install recovery on your Xperia Z1. Drop your comments below…

[ Credits – XDA ]

How to Root Xperia Z1 using 360root, vRoot, Kingo Android ROOT Tools

Xperia Z1 has finally landed up in many markets across the world and some are appreciating its brilliance and some are criticizing it, well that happens with every phone but what is more important is that development from the point of view of developers have begun and Xperia Z1 is soon catching up its predecessor in that area. Today we will see how to root Sony Xperia Z1.

Till now no one click method like DooMLoRD Rooting kit is available but some rooting tools like 360root, vRoot, Kingo Android ROOT etc. have managed to root Xperia Z1 successfully on all firmware till now, latest one available is 14.1.G.1.534 firmware.

How to Root Xperia Z1 ?

There are three tools now to root Xperia Z1, we will discuss all three here. 360root and vRoot are in Chinese language and Kingo Android is in English language. Working on all 14.1.G.1.526 , 14.1.G.1.531 and 14.1.G.1.534 firmware of Xperia Z1.

Root Xperia Z1 using vRoot

  • Download vRoot tool. Install it after downloading, keep on clicking next button till installation is finished, whole interface is in Chinese language.
  • Open the vRoot program on PC and connect your Xperia Z1 to PC. Enable “unknown apps” installation option in security settings and “USB Debugging also”.
  • See below image you will get notification like that when your Xperia Z1 is identified with its model number.

Root Xperia Z1 using vRoot


  • Click on “Green ROOT” button and your Xperia Z1 is rooted. As soon as it is finished, you will see a screen like this.

Root Xperia Z1 using vRoot tool

Below you can see a video tutorial on how to root Sony Xperia Z1 via vRoot.

Root Xperia Z1 using 360root

  • Download and Install 360root program on your PC. It require a Chinese OS to start up, but you may able to run it using compatibility settings on Windows PC.
  • Before connecting phone to PC, turn on USB Debugging on Xperia Z1 then connect it.
  • Open 360root program and see the “Green ROOT” button at the bottom right corner, click on it.

Root Xperia Z1 using 360root

  • As soon rooting is finished you will get a message saying “Congratulations, rooting was successful” in Chinese 😛

Root Xperia Z1 using 360root tool

  • Now see the “Green” button in above image, click on it to get root permissions.
  • After that you will see the “Root” written in “BLUE” color on the top left corner means your Xperia Z1 have not root permissions.

Root Sony Xperia Z1 using 360root

Root Xperia Z1 using Kingo Android

  • Download and Install Kingo Android program on PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging before connecting Xperia Z1 to PC.

Root Xperia Z1 using Kingo Android

  • Then follow the on-screen instructions to root your Xperia Z1.

If you have any other method to root Xperia Z1, then let us know. If successfully rooted then drop your comments below…

[ via XDA ]