Download & Install Sony Xperia Z Android 4.4 Custom ROM (AOSP)

Android 4.4 for Sony Xperia Z

The Android 4.4 KitKat OS was recently launched along with the Nexus 5, and the various matching custom ROMs are being made for the different high-end smartphones. One of the first devices to see the 4.4 KitKat custom ROM available is the Sony Xperia Z, the waterproof Android smartphone with the 5-inch Full HD display. The Custom ROM includes quite a lot of features which are seen in the new Android 4.4 OS.

[AOSP KRT16M] [v3.2] [5. Nov] 4.4 STABLE / Android 4.3.1 STABLE [Kernel 3.4.67]

The custom ROM for the Xperia Z is said to be stable because that is based on the AOSP ROM, and the Wi-Fi, text messaging and all the basic usage is said to be working pretty fine. The new ROMs do usually carry some issues, and one of them in this Android 4.4 Custom ROM for Xperia Z includes the manual network selection, where even after the network is selected, the Please Wait message doesn’t disappear until you go to the home screen.

Android 4.4 for Sony Xperia Z

The ROM even has got the Google apps package along with the standard apps and interface. The working features in this 4.4 ROM are:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Audio
  • Camera
  • Movie recording
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • Automatic brightness
  • GSM data network
  • No screen on delay
  • Telephone Calls and SMS

Download Android 4.4 Kitkat ROM for Sony Xperia Z

To download the version 3.2 that is currently available, go to the following link – Click here.

Head to the XDA forum (link) if you are finding any issues while installing or while running this new KitKat ROM on the Sony Xperia Z. The lock screen is styled just like it is in the Nexus 5, thus that should be great to see. The ROM includes the Launcher3, the AOSP version of the KitKat OS, thus that too would give a totally different experience for the Xperia Z users.

How to Install KitKat ROM on Xperia Z

  • Extract the archive (unzip pabx_aosp_yuga*.zip)
  • adb reboot-bootloader
  • fastboot flash boot boot.img ; fastboot flash system system.img
  • If this is an initial installation, also run: fastboot flash userdata userdata.img # NOTE: THIS WILL WIPE YOUR /data – only do this on first-install
  • fastboot reboot

Do visit the XDA forum or comment below if you face any issues.

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