The Xperia SP was launched in 2013 with a 4.6″ screen and 720p resolution. It is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon processor with a 1.7 GHz clock speed per core. Sony has implemented the Mobile Bravia Engine 2 into the phone, which helps to create the “Reality Display” that Sony has used in advertisements for the SP. The Sony Xperia SP has an 8 MP rear camera that is capable of recording 1080p.

Xperia SP, not being a flagship device, will not receive the official KitKat update. But there are tons of developers building custom ROMs and the most popular CM developers have created a CM 11 ROM for this device. It brings the KitKat experience with all the features of the CyanogenMod ROM. Follow the steps given below to install it on Xperia SP.

Xperia SP

Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.

Note: This ROM might contain some bugs.

Pre-requisites and Backing up your Sony Xperia SP:


Steps to install CM 11 ROM on Sony Xperia SP:

  1. Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
  2. Download the CM 11 ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
  3. Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
  4. Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
  5. Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the CM 11 ROM zip file.
  6. Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
  7. Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
  8. Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
  9. After the process is complete, reboot the phone.

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