Sony Xperia L was released in May 2013. Sony Xperia L is a mid-range smartphone running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The Xperia L has a Snapdragon dual-core CPU clocked at 1.0 GHz, as well as 1 GB of RAM. It has a 4.3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 480×854. It has a concave battery cover made with plastic and a thin rubber cover. The Sony Xperia L uses a backside-illuminated camera sensor in an effort to improve picture taking quality during low light environments.
A CM 11 build is now available for the Sony Xperia L which will bring the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat to this device. Senior XDA developer, jerpelea, has successfully ported the CM11 custom firmware to Xperia L. Except for some small bugs, this ROM is fully functional. Follow the steps given below to install CM 11 on Sony Xperia L.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Sony Xperia L:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Xperia L bootloader must be unlocked
- Xperia L must be rooted
- CWM or TWRP Recovery installed
- CM 11 ROM zip file
- Gapps zip file
Steps to install CM 11 ROM on Sony Xperia L:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 11 ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the CM 11 ROM zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.