[How to] Install CM 12 (Android 5.0.2) on Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz. The 10.1″ screen uses a 1920×1200 screen, which has an aspect ratio of 16:10. Infrared is supported so that the tablet can be used as a television remote control. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is also water resistant, able to stay in water at a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes.

A lot of Sony smartphones have received the Android 5.0.2 support via the CM 12 custom ROM. Now Xperia Tablet Z becomes the latest Sony device to get the CM 12 ROM running on Android 5.0.2. Follow the guide below to install it on your device.

Xperia Tablet Z

Continue reading

[How To] Install PACman ROM (Android 4.3) on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z

All the major ROM development teams have started developing the Android 4.3 versions of their ROMs. And the PACman team isn’t the one to be left behind in this case. Although dependent on the CyanogenMod ROM, the AOKP ROM and the Paranoid Android ROM for its development, the PACman team have started rolling out their Android 4.3 ROM for various devices. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is one such device to get this ROM.

The Xperia Tablet Z is the tablet counterpart to the Xperia Z series of smartphones from Sony. Launched earlier this year, it was both water resistant and dust resistant. Apart from this, it was also the slimmest and the lightest tablet at the time of its launch. It originally ran on Android 4.1.2 while an Android 4.2 update was planned for it. We have previously seen how to install CM 10.2 ROM and AOKP ROM on the Xperia Tablet Z. Let us now proceed in installing the PACman ROM on it.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Continue reading

[How To] Install AOKP (Android 4.3) ROM on Sony Xperia Tablet Z

The AOKP ROMs have been updated to the latest Android 4.3 version. This is of great benefit to users who have devices which are yet to receive the official Android 4.3 update from the manufacturers. The AOKP ROMs additionally offer various customizing options to users to choose the look and feel of the ROM as per their need.

The Xperia Tablet Z was launched earlier this year by Sony. It was the thinnest and lightest tablet among all at the time of its launch. It was 6.9 mm thick and weighed just 495 grams. It had a 10.1-inch LED-backlit LCD display at a resolution of 1920×1200. It was powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM. It had 16 GB internal storage and a slot for expandable memory up to 64 GB. It ran on Android 4.1.2 which was upgradable to Android 4.2. We have already seen how to install CM 10.2 ROM on this device. Let us now see the steps involved in installing the AOKP ROM on it.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Continue reading

[How to] Update Sony Xperia Tablet Z to Android 4.3 (CyanogenMod 10.2)

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is Sony’s first water resistant tablet. At the time of release, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z was the lightest tablet with a 10.1″ screen at 495 grams. It also was the thinnest at 6.9 mm thick. The Xperia Tablet Z is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz. The 10.1″ screen has a resolution of 1920×1200 with an aspect ratio of 16:10. Infrared is also supported so that the tablet can be used as a television remote control.

When the Sony Xperia Tablet Z was released, it came with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. Last month, Google introduced the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. Sony Xperia Tablet Z did not get an official update to it but you can install the latest version of the Android OS (4.3) on this tablet, courtesy CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM. This ROM is available for both the WiFi + 3G as well as the WiFi only versions. Follow the instructions given below.

xperia-tablet-z

Continue reading