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iPhone Custom ROM for Sony Xperia LSony Xperia L comes with very good specifications, it gives high performance and ultimate graphics which playing games on it. The 4.3 inches capacitive touchscreen, 8 GB internal, 1GB RM, 8 MP camera, etc., are some other key specifications of Xperia L. As described above, the phone has really very appreciable configuration which makes it a perfect project for Android developers. Many thanks to XDA developer Xenodrome_, who bring this iPhone looking Custom ROM for Sony Xperia L.

This Custom ROM is designed to to look alike iOS, features includes iOS 7 icons, iPhone Lock Screen, Pure Home Screen, iPhone Control panel, Crystal View, Retina display for 2D games, some live wallpapers, iOS 7 styled music player, etc. For internet browsing, Safari browser has been added to it, 4G LTE+ Icons also added on notification bar. Installing this  Rom to Xperia L brings many improvements such as performance and improved batter life.

Completely, it does not look alike iOS but we can say, almost 72% it is. This ROM is not in the form of flash able zip file, instead of that it is a backup done by a developer which will be used under CWM. The ROM works best with “ThunderZap 3.0” kernel, so first we install this kernel and then install this ROM. If you’re wanting to read more about this ROM you must consider to visit the actual thread here.

Before proceeding to installation guide, make sure you read all the pre-requisites listed below,

Pre-requisites

#This custom ROM is only made for Sony Xperia L C2104 model only, so before going further, make sure to check your device model. Don’t try to install this ROM on any other device, it could lead you to some serious problems.

#Nandroid Backup – Backup your current ROM, if you didn’t like or anything went wrong after installing this ROM then you can revert back to old one. To make backup, reboot recovery mode, the look for “backup and restore” and then “backup”.

#In order to install this ROM, your phone should have CWM installed. If you haven’t installed it then you first visit here and then come back to this guide.

#If you have saved your data in internal memory of the device then make sure to place it save place before proceeding any further. The installation process will erase your all data stored under phone’s memory.

#Enable USB debugging, go to settings-> developers options-> check the USB debugging box there. Enabling USB debugging allows your phones to connect to PC as USB storage device, so you can transfers files to it.

#Make sure that your phone have at least 50% charging. The process may takes up to several minutes, your phone phone must be able to stay on until you done with all steps.

Screen Shots

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Note: – If in any case your phone gets damaged or bricked then we will not be responsible for that. This tutorial is only meant for education purpose.

Downloads

  • Download iOS 7 Style Custom ROM here. (iOS 7 Style ROM for XL 4.2.2.7z)
  • Download ThunderZap 3.0 kernel zip file here. (ThunderZap_3.0.zip).

How to install iPhone Custom ROM on Sony Xperia L

  1. Firstly download iOS 7 Style Custom ROM file (iOS 7 Style ROM for XL 4.2.2.7z) and extract it to folder using 7Zip or Winzip extractor. After that, copy the extracted folder “iOS 7 Style ROM for XL 4.2.2” to SD card of your phone. Remember, just copy it Sd card, don’t put it under any directory.
  2. Now download the ThunderZzp 3.0 kernel zip file “ThunderZap_3.0.zip” and put it to SD card of your device.
  3. Now turn off the device and wait for 5-7 seconds.
  4. Now boot to recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Down button until purple light glows on Sony Logo. I hope you’ve entered to CWM recovery mode.
  5. Under recovery option, select “install zip from sd card” then “Choose zip from sdcard”. Browse and locate the downloaded “ThunderZap_3.0.zip” file.
  6. Now go to “Mounts and Storage“, mount the following: mount system, mount cache and mount data.
  7. Go back main menu of recovery and then go to “Mounts and Storage“-> Format System and select “Yes” on the next screen to confirm.
  8. Nowselect “Backup and restore” then “Restore” and then select “1970-01-04.15.05.04” backup to restore. Wait until it restore this backup.
  9. Then after, perform followings:
    1. Select “Wipe data/Factory reset”, then select “Yes” on the next screen to confirm it.
    2. Select “wipe cache partition“, then select “Yes” on next screen to confirm your selection.
    3. Go back main menu of recovery, again, and go to “Advanced“-> “Wipe Dalvik Cache” and select Yes from the next screen to confirm it.
  10. Now from main menu select “reboot system now”.

All done! You have successfully updated your phone with Custom ROM. If you any problem in install this ROM then let us know.

 

Finally after very long waiting, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is available for Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5630. The phone which is one of the most sold device from Samsung, popularity of device makes it perfect piece for Android Developers to show their creativity and piece of mind. We all know that Cyanogen Mod is one of best Custom ROMs available for Samsung devices and finally Cyanogen Mod(CyanoCream) based custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy Y is revamped to version 3 with taste of Android 4.3 and tons to improvements including superb themes, revamped UI, Holo Launcher, Android 4.3 status bar, it’s simply what you ever wanted.

The real thread over XDA Developer forum (view it here) was closed in earlier time. I don’t know why the thread was stopped. May be it is because of proper credits was not given to source ROM developers. The links to this ROM has been removed from the real thread but some how we have manage to find them and thus with perfect tutorial we presenting it to our blog readers.

Apart from powerful features and improvements, this ROM is most stable and smoothest too. I have tried tons of Custom ROM on my Galaxy Y but this ROM is definitely best I would say. From last year, I was using JellyBlast v3 ROM on my device and now this, the performance and stability is increased in all aspects and battery life too.

The  CyanoCream version 3 is the most smoothest yet powerful Rom, basically its an hybrid of JellyBlast with tons of improvements and cool new features. So using this Custom ROM we can have taste of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, so here is guide on how to install this Rom.

Screen shots

What best about this Custom ROM

  • Beat Audio Engine – Hear the most clear and loudest sound ever with CyanoCream Sound Manager.
  • Bravia Engine 3 – It let you click the best life like picture using CyanoCream Camera App.
  • Special built-in Features – Many features including complete CPU controls, chainfire 3-d, terminal emulator , Kernel Free and all apps are modified to look like Android 4.3

Features of Andorid 4.3 Jelly Bean custom ROM.

  • Sleek and Smooth CyanoCream Framework in jellybean flavour.
  • All new transition animations
  • Lovely and sleek Jelly Bean Tabbed Settings.
  • Settings with in built features like : Cpu Frequency Control,Gallery Lock,BenchMark,System app Installer, etc..
  • Cyanogenmod 10 10 File Manager.
  • Android 4.3 Status Bar With Some CyanoCream Touch Ups.
  • Stylish Android 4.3 Icons.
  • Beautiful Android 4.3 Transition Animations.
  • Android 4.3 Desk Clock and Clock Widgets.
  • CyanoCream Transparent Dialer with HD Caller screen Images support.
  • CyanoCream Transparent Ui Contacts with HD Contacts Images.
  • Android 4.3 Calender with Agenda options too.
  • Cool Transparent Android 4.3 Memo.
  • Awesome looking Android 4.3 FM Radio.
  • Fast, Simple Sleek Presenting CyanoCream Camera.
  • All Google Apps updated to Latest Version.
  • Modified Gapps to look like JellyBean Apps
  • Transparent Messaging app with multiple theme support.
  • Jelly Bean Themed Calculator, Task Manager, Google Search, GMail and Email apps.
  • All new CyanoWallpapers app with more than all new 50 wallpapers.

Tweaked and SuperCharged

  • Loopy Smoothness.
  • SysInit.
  • Journaling.
  • Journalism Off.
  • Kick Ass Kernelised
  • Dis_Norm_Sleeper.
  • V6 Super cahrger Script
  • Sqlite_Optimizer.
  • 3g Turbo Boost
  • Wifi After Burner
  • Mobile Bravia Engine 3
  • CyanoCream Sound Manager with Dobly Sound
  • 18 Local.prop Tweaks
  • 20 Build.prop Tweaks(Quick 3G, AdBlocker, Image Clarity Tweaks etc.)

Note: We have personally tried it on our devices and it worked perfectly. No bugs and issues have been found till now. It is completely safe to install it on your device. But if in any case, you’re device get damaged or bricked then we will not be responsible for that. This tutorial is only for knowledge and education purpose.

To install it properly and avoiding any bugs and issues, you must follow the exact procedure and step listed in our guide. It is highly recommended that you read all the pre-requisites listed below very carefully and make sure that your device compile with them.

Pre-requisites

This Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM is only made for Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360 model, it meant nothing for any other device. Don’t try to install it on any other model of Galaxy Y, it could damage it to root level.

This ROM will root your phone, that means your device warranty will void. So be sure to install this ROM. You can un-root your device by install stock ROM using Odin or following the un-rooting guide.

It is recommended to backup your current ROM. If anything goes wrong, then you can easily switch back to your old ROM using this backup. To backup current ROM,  you need to enter into the recovery mode (look in installation steps) , then look for “backup & restore” option. Using these option, you can easily backup your ROM.

The installation process will erase phone’s memory completely. So, if you have any important data on phone’s memory then save it safe place and then move to further guide.

Make sure your phone have at least 50% charging, it is recommended that you charge you phone good battery level. The entire process will take some time, so your phone must be not turned off.

It helps to reduce chances to brick the device while we perform such actions on our devices.

Downloads

  1. Download the Android 4.3 CyanoCream V3 custom ROM zip file here. (CyanoCream V3 JB-Edition.zip)
  2. Download the White Xp kernel Zip file here. (White1.3.3.zip)
  3. Download the Temp CWM recovery here. (TempCWM.zip)
  4. Download the Wifi drivers for White XP kernel here. (dhd1.0 White Xp.zip)

Note :- If you’ve tried this ROM with this guide and followed the exact steps, but still you’re facing problems then you must first install the Base-ROM on it and then flash this. To flash the Base ROM visit here.

How to install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to Samsung Galaxy Y

The whole procedure is very simple to understand and apply. But still if have any problem then ask us via commenting.

  1. Firstly download all the four zip files listed in download section and put them to SD card of your device. Don’t put them under any directory or folder, just open SD card and copy them there.
  2. Now turn off the device and wait for 5-7 seconds.
  3. Now hold and press Volume UP + Home + Power button at same time until Samsung logo appears on screen. Now release the buttons and you’ll be entering to recovery mode very soon.
  4. Note: – This step is only for stock recovery users. If you’re already on CWM recovery then skip this step. From recovery mode, select “apply update from sdcard” and then “choose zip from SD card”. Find and locate TempCWM. zip file and select “Yes” on next screen to confirm your selection. Now you’ll be at new recovery mode.
  5. Now go to select “mounts and storage” and then mount the followings: mount mount system,mount data and mount cache.
  6. Now select “install zip from sd card” then “Choose zip from sdcard”. Find and locate the “White1.3.3.zip” file. On next screen select “Yes” to confirm the installation process. This is the kernel file and this is required by this ROM.
  7. Now select “install zip from sd card” then “Choose zip from sdcard”. Find and locate the “dhd1.0 White Xp.zip” file. On next screen select “Yes” to confirm the installation process.
  8. Now go to “advance” and then select “Reboot Recovery”.
  9. Now go to “mounts and storage” and “format” followings: format system, format data and format cache.
  10. Now go to select “mounts and storage” and then mount the followings: mount mount system,mount data and mount cache.
  11. Go back main menu of recovery, again, and go to Advanced-> Wipe Dalvik Cache and select Yes from the next screen to confirm it.
  12. Now its time to flash the ROM file . Select “install zip from sd card” then “Choose zip from sdcard”. Find and locate the “CyanoCream V3 JB-Edition.zip” file. On next screen select “Yes” to confirm the installation process.
  13. After it completes, from menu select “Wipe data/Factory reset”, then select “Yes” on the next screen to confirm it.
  14. Go back to main menu and select “reboot system now”. You’re don with installation process.

So you have installed Android 4.3 Jelly Bean custom ROM on your Galaxy Y. For the first time it will take several minutes, which is normal. Fill your Google Account details to get started with phone and for the high performance, follow the below final touch steps.

Troubleshoot WiFi bug

After installing the Rom if you face the WiFi problem then to solve it follow the below steps:

  1. Reboot to recovery mode, again mount data, system, and cache.
  2. Flash the “dhd1.0 White Xp.zip” file using “install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from sd card”.
  3. Then reboot your device.

Final Touch up for Galaxy Y Running Android 4.3

CPU settings

When you done with installing the ROM and configuring the Google Account, you’ll notice that performance is not high, it is average. To make high performance, you need to perform following configuration setting to your device.

Firstly, we will configure the CPU settings. Go to settings then on top of the screen you’ll see multiple tabs, Settings, Parts, Core and About. Select the “Core” tab and then “Performance“. Now you’ll be at Performance control, there select CPU Control then, tap on “Governor” option and select the “performance” radio button.

After it, Tap on I/O scheduler and then select “sio” radio button. Now check the Apply on button box and then tap the apply button placed at down left side. Now you’ve done with CPU setting, you’ll see a huge difference in performance just applying settings.

Now, from your menu look for the “Seeder” named app. Launch it turned it on and check all boxes listed there. From “RNG services performance profile” select “Light“.  This app will help your phone to launch, switch and run apps as quick as possible, it over all play good roll in improving phone performance.

For more Android Jelly Bean features and apps on your Galaxy Y or any other Android device visit here.

Gift for Samsung Galaxy Y users Running Android 4.3 ROM

If you like games, then I guess you also like the Subway surfers too. After installing this custom ROM, to check its gaming capability download and install Subway surfers from here. Many thanks to Xback (XDA developer), who modded and distributed this game. The game overall runs good and on any other ROM, this game runs very slow and with many lags. This simply governs how good is this ROM. I hope you like my small gift. Show your appreciation by sharing this post to your friends and family.

So, you have done with the recommended setting. If you have problem or trouble while applying this update then let us know.

Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Asus Transformer Prime TF201Looking to update your Asus Transformer Prime TF201 to latest Android version, then it won’t be easy to get it officially from Asus. The most appropriate way to get updated is using some Custom Rom developed, distributed and presented by third parties such as CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, etc. To update TF201 to KitKat, we are going to use CyanogenMod 11 Rom.

CyanogenMod 11 or simply CM 11 Rom comes will all kinds of features that you would get from stock firmware along with many powerful features and new applications for better utilization of device. Not only new features and applications are most cool thing about custom Roms, they improved device performance in all aspects such, they reduces lags, improve graphic quality and many more.

This post will help you installing CM 11 custom Rom with step by step guide. To install this Rom successfully, it is recommended that you follow each step listed very carefully. Before moving forward, you should go through all pre-requisites listed below and prepare your device accordingly.

Pre-requisites

  • This Android 4.4.2 KitKat based Custom Rom is only for Asus Transformer Prime TF201 model and meant nothing for any other model from Asus. Don’t try to test it on other device, it could harm it very badly.
  • We always recommend to backup your current Rom for future purpose. If in case, something goes wrong after installing this Rom or you find tons of bugs or issues then at that time you can easily switch to old ROM using the backup. Taking backup is easy, just boot to custom Rom recovery mode, then look for “backup and restore” and then “backup”.
  • In order to install this Rom, your phone should be Unlocked, Rooted and latest CWM recovery installed on it. All three are important and without them, you can’t install this Rom properly.
  • Installing this Rom will update your device to new Android version but it will erase all stuff and data stored in internal memory of phone. So, before installing it, make sure to save all important data stored under internal memory to safe place such as Sd card.
  • Under phone’s settings, don’t forget to enable “USB debugging” in developers options.
  • Make sure your device have at least 50% charming. The may takes good time to complete, so charge your device to good extent.

Note: – If in case your device gets harmed or damage by installing this Rom then we will not be responsible for that. For that all credits will go to yourself.

Downloads

  • Download the CM 11 unofficial built from here. (cm-11-20131229-UNOFFICIAL-tf201.zip)
  • Download the Gapps for Android 4.4.2 KitKat from here. (gapps-kk-20131119.zip)

Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Asus Transformer Prime TF201

  1. First of all, download the two zip files listed under downloads section and put them to SD card of your device without changing names or extracting them.
  2. To simply boot to recovery mode, go to Google Play here and install the Quick Boot Application. Run and select reboot to recovery mode.
  3. Now under Custom Recovery mode, you should first backup your current Rom as discussed under pre-requisites.
  4. Now under recovery mode,  perform followings:
    1. Select “Wipe data/Factory reset”, then select “Yes” on the next screen to confirm it.
    2. Select “wipe cache partition“, then select “Yes” on next screen to confirm your selection.
    3. Go back main menu of recovery, and go to “Advanced“-> “Wipe Dalvik Cache” and select Yes from the next screen to confirm it.
  5. Now its time to flash Rom zip file. Select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”, then locate your download Rom zip file (cm-11-20131229-UNOFFICIAL-tf201.zip) and select “Yes’ on next screen to confirm the selection.
  6. Again select  “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”, this time find and locate Gapps zip file(gapps-kk-20131119.zip) and confirm your selection.
  7. When you done with both the files, go to main menu then select “Reboot system now”.

That was all for Asus Transformer Prime TF201, you have successfully updated your device to latest Android version.

How to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Grand Duos

Currently, most of the Android users looking a way to get their Android device updated to latest Google Android operating system. The new version bring tons of improvements and applications which turns phone usability to completely new dimension. Many devices such as Google Nexus, Galaxy S4 and some more devices are already getting Android 4.4 KitKat updates officially but most of the devices are remained untouched from it.

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We are going to use SlimKat Rom, it is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware and currently it is in development phase. So, there are some bugs on which developers are still working. Currently, no bug free Android 4.4.2 KitKat Rom is available it.

Currently following bugs and common issues are need to be fix in this Rom:

  • Manual network search not working
  • Portable WiFi hotspot not working
  • No dual Sim facility. Currently, no offers dual SIM functionality.

If you’re looking to update your Galaxy Grand Duos to Android 4.4.2 KitKat then SlimKat Rom is good choice among other Roms such as CM 11 and C-Rom. Before proceeding to installation, go through the all pre-requisites listed below:

Pre-requisites

  • This tutorial and ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT Si9082 device.
  • Make backup of current Rom. This is an optional but we recommend it. If anything goes wrong or the new interface is what you was expecting, then you can easily switch to old Rom using the backup. To make a backup, just reboot to CWM recovery and then look for “backup and restore” option.  The look for backup option and use it.
  • It is highly recommended that you flash this Rom using CWM Custom Recovery.
  • Make sure to save your all data stored in phone memory. The installation process will erase device memory completely. So before proceeding any further make sure to save all data stored in internal memory of phone to safe place.
  • Enable USB Debugging. To enable it, go to settings -> developers options -> check the USB Debugging box.
  • Make sure your phone have at least 50% charging. It should be able to stay on until the whole process gets completed.

Downloads

  • Download the latest Slimkat Rom from here. (Download the latest build by looking at date)
  • Download the latest GApps zip package from here.

Important :- To install this Rom successfully you must flash it using the latest CWM recovery. If you haven’t installed it yet the visit here to download the CWM image file. Flash it using Odin program.

How to Install SlimKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat Rom on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

  1. Download both SlimKat Rom  and Google Apps zip files and then copy them to SD card of your device.
  2. Now turn off the device and wait for 5-7 seconds.
  3. Now enter to recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power button until you see the Samsung logo appears. Release the buttons and then you’ll be seeing recovery mode.
  4. To install custom ROM successfully, you need to perform below resets:
    1. Select “Wipe data/Factory reset”, then select “Yes” on the next screen to confirm factory reset.
    2. Go back main menu of recovery and then go to Mounts and Storage-> Format System and select “Yes” on the next screen to confirm.
    3. Go back main menu of recovery, again, and go to Advanced-> Wipe Dalvik Cache and select Yes from the next screen to confirm
  5. Now select “install zip” then “Choose zip from sdcard“. Find and locate the SlimKat Rom zip file. On next screen select “Yes” to confirm the installation process.
  6. After it gets completed, go back to main menu.
  7. Now again select “install zip” then “choose zip from sdcard“. This find and locate the Google Apps zip file. Select “Yes” on next screen to confirm the process.
  8. After it, select “reboot system now” from main menu.

You have updated your phone to latest Android operating system. So that’s all about our guide on how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos using SlimKat Rom.

Share your experiences of using this Android 4.4.2 based custom Roms. Let other people know more about this Rom. We will try our best to give solutions for your quires and questions.

4.3 Jelly Bean Galaxy Ace 2Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 i8160 is mid range Android based smartphone, the phone has been completely upgraded with new hardware specification in compare to its predecessor model. Some upgrades includes, screen size changes to 3.8 inches, User interface updated to TouchWiz v4.0, a huge 4 GB internal memory, increase RAM size, and much more. The major changes are, the single core processor changes to Dual Core 800 Mhz and old Aderno GPU chip has been replaced with powerful Mali – 400.

The phone initially launched with Android 2.3 Ginger bread operating system and opted for official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. But its been a while that Samsung haven’t rolled out any further Jelly Bean updates for it and there is no indication that in future, this phone will be getting any update anymore. So the best way to get it manually is to install custom Rom which is based on latest Android firmware.

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In this post, to update Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, will use CyanogenMod 10.2 Custom Rom which is based on Android Jelly Bean 4.3.1 firmware. Installing it, you will get all features and application included in Android 4.3.1 official update along with power features. The Rom is not yet official from CyanogenMod team but it is completely safe to install and it is very stable in terms of performance and usability.

Installing this Rom will benefit you in many ways, it will improve overall performance of the device, let you use you device more conveniently and effectively. Apart from improved performance, you can customize your phone in your own way and can have access to many powerful root apps such as Link2SD, CPU tools and much more.

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Before proceeding to download and installation sections, we recommend you to go through all pre-requisites listed below and ensure that they all match to your handset properly.

Pre-requisites

  • This Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean based CM 10.2 Rom is only for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 and Samsung Galaxy Ace II X S7560M for Bell Canada. The Rom is nothing more a garbage for any other handset from Samsung or any other handset.
  • To install this Rom, make sure you’ve installed Custom CWM recovery on your handset. If haven’t installed yet then first visit here to download the temporary CWM Recovery file. To install just boot to recovery mode and then flash it by using “apply update from sdcard”, then you’ll redirected to CWM Recovery.
  • Make backup of current Rom. This is an optional but we recommend it. If anything goes wrong or the new interface is what you was expecting, then you can easily switch to old Rom using the backup. To make a backup, just reboot to CWM recovery and then look for “backup and restore” option.  The look for backup option and use it.
  • The installation process will erase internal memory of phone completely. So, before proceeding any further, save all the important files stored under phone’s memory to safe place.
  • Make sure to enable USB Debugging on your phone. To enable, just go to phone’s settings then look for Developers options and then check the USB Debugging box.
  • Charge your phone to at least 50%. It is highly recommended that you charge your phone to good extent before following this tutorial.

Downloads

  • Download the CM 10.2 Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean Rom zip file from here. (Download the latest build from the list)
  • Download the latest GApps zip file package from here. (gapps-jb-20130813-signed.zip)

How to Install Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy Ace 2

  1. The installation process is very easy to follow. First download the both the file listed in download section and put them to Sd card of your phone.
  2. Now turn off the device and wait for 5-7 seconds.
  3. Now press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at same time until Samsung logo appears on screen to boot into recovery mode. As listed in pre-requisites, you must flash CWM recovery first.
  4. Now under CWM recovery mode, select “wipe data/factory reset” and select “yes” on next screen to confirm the selection.
  5. Now we will flash the Rom zip file, from main menu select “install zip from sdcard” and then “choose zip from sdcard”, find and locate the downloaded custom Rom zip file, and then select “Yes” on next screen to confirm the selection.
  6. Wait until installation gets completed. It will take anywhere from 2-10 minutes to complete.
  7. After it, install the Gapps zip file using the same procedure shown in step no. 5.
  8. Now go back to main menu and select “Reboot system now”.

For your easy, you can watch below installation and first look video:

CM 10.2 Installation and First look Video

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You’ve just updated your phone with this CM 10.2 based Rom. If you found any problem while installing this Rom on your device then let us now by commenting below. We feel proud to help our readers.

Sony Xperia Z1 which also known as Sony Xperia Z1 Honami is definitely one of most powerful smartphone in present mobile market, the phone made Sony to stand against Samsung and HTC in a race of most powerful smartphones. Not only chip set and processor is main part, every hardware part of this mobile is specifically chosen and fitted inside it to make it run faster as possible.

The device is not so compatible for developers to show their excellence, may be the high price of Xperia Z1 could be reason for that. The high end specification creates many complications in coding and scripts. Like Samsung and HTC high end device, there are not so many Custom Roms are available for Xperia Z1 Honami. Currently list of Roms for Xperia Z1 is not so long, only some of the seems to be working good and providing good experience.

After researching for long, we have prepared a list of Roms for Xperia Z1. The list is good enough to get a stable, fast and smooth Rom for your device, so end the hunting for Rom. Lets start our list:

Pure Stock Rom for Xperia Z1

#1 iHackers v1.2 Rom

We all wishes to have a perfect Rom on your device, this iHacker V1.2 Rom is built with stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware with almost no bugs. The Rom is free of any issues and bugs. With simplicity and stability of official stock firmware, the Rom has been built with many modifications and added features.

All applications have been Zialigned manually for better RAM usage, Rom itself has been fully Deodexed with Busybox support. It comes with pre-root that means, installing this Rom will gives you root access too. Powerful features of this Rom includes: Aroma Installer, Xposed Install, Performance Control, LBE Security Master Integrated, Call Record option, Multi-language support, Added New iHackers Bootanimation, 360 Degree Screen Rotation Enabled, Added Pure™Graphics HD, PureAudio™ Engine v1.0 for best sound quality, PurePerformances™X Mod for smoother and fast performance, etc.

For more information and installation visit here.

#2 Pure Stock v1.0

Another stock firmware based Rom for Xperia Z1. Pure Stock Rom is based on stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware with many code improvements and tons of added features. The Rom comes in two versions: Stripped and Minimal. Stripped version comes with almost all features which Sony has to provide along with some modifications, tweaks and fixes. Some worthless and unwanted apps has been removed to save internal space and to free RAM.

The Minimal version is very lite in size and it saves high amount of RAM. Many unwanted, unused and worthless bloatware applications have been removed to make it lighter as possible. With optimized apps and tweaks, the Rom brings huge improvements in performance, stability and smoothness. The Rom is distributed by same developer who brought iHackers Rom listed above. Additionally, an addons package is available to get features from other Roms developed by iHacker.

For more information and installation visit here.

monxDIFIED Honam1Z Rom

#3 monxDIFIED Honam1Z Rom

This is one of most popular Rom among Xperia Z1 users. It is highly themed Rom with many customization options to customize it in all aspects. Mostly all sections of user interface is modified to look better then stock firmware. Multiple booting options have been added to reboot options window. Under display settings, you’ll find White balance setting to change and control screen white balance according to you.

Apart, it also includes Call recording feature, Speed dial enabled, inbuilt Answering Machine, Pre-configured Total Commander & SuperSU for better performance, Adblocking hosts, AR effect and much more. Many bloatware apps have been removed from Rom to make it lighter and to save RAM. Overall, this offers good and stable performance with root access to powerful application to manage Xperia Z1 more effective way.

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Pac Rom

#4 PAC-ROM Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Rom

When features from three most popular Roms: CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android and AOKP gets combined then PAC Rom formed. All best features from these three Roms have been molded in single Rom to give excellent performance and powerful applications. No matter, whether you’re hunting for simple or powerful Rom, the PAC Rom contains everything you ever needed to improve phone experience.

Installing this Rom will update your phone to Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean operating system, that means you can think of this Rom as Jelly Bean update with tons of powerful features.

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Above listed Roms are some of best Roms with minimal bug which offers simplicity along with many powerful features. If you’re looking for more Roms, including Android 4.4 KitKat based and other the look them below:

Other Custom Roms for Xperia Z1

  • RevolutionRom – Pure AOSP Anroid 4.4 KitKat Rom – Visit here.
  • OmniRom 4.4 Android 4.4 KitKat Rom – Visit here.
  • CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat Rom – Visit here.

So that’s all about our list of best Roms for Xperia Z1. If we are missing your favorite one then let us know. We will be glad to hear from you to improve our this list.