Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z is Sony’s flagship device for early 2013. The device is dominated by a 5″ 1080p display, featuring an incredibly high pixel density of 441 ppi. In order to power such a screen, the device features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, backed by the speedy Adreno 320 GPU. The Xperia Z also features 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot capable of taking up to 32 GB cards. The device not only packs high end specs, but is also water- and dust-resistant.

Once Xperia Z is rooted and bootloader is unlocked, user might want to try out the PACman custom ROM. PACman is a combination of Paranoid Android, AOKP and the CM ROMs. All the best features of these ROMs are combined into one PACman ROM.

The PACman ROM is still undergoing some development. So the user might experience some bugs.

Requirements:

Steps:

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

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