[How to] Install CM 13 (Android 6.0.1) on Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z has 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.

Xperia Z will not receive official Marshmallow support but there are plenty of custom ROMs using which you can update Xperia Z to Android 6.0.1. An unofficial version of CM 13 is available for Xperia Z. It is still in alpha stage but it can be used for day to day purposes. A detailed guide is given below.

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[How to] Install Official CM 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) on Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z has 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.

CyanogenMod have started releasing official CM 12.1 nightlies for the Xperia devices. Xperia Z has also received it. This is the latest nightly and it has very few bugs. Follow the detailed guide given below.

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[How to] Install OmniROM (Android 5.1.1) on Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z has 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.

Sony has not rolled out the official Android 5.1.1 update for Xperia Z yet. However there are many custom ROMs available which will update Xperia Z to Android 5.1.1. Previously we saw how to install Euphoria ROM on Xperia Z. Now a build of OmniROM is also available. Follow the guide given below.

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[How to] Update Sony Xperia Z to Android 5.1.1 based Euphoria ROM

Sony Xperia Z has 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.

Android 5.1 is the latest version of Android till date. However Google has posted the changelog of next version – Android 5.1.1 and based on this changelog an unofficial build of Euphoria OS has been released for Sony’s Xperia Z smartphone. The ROM is still in the development stages but all the important functions work fine. Follow the guide below to install the Euphoria ROM on the Xperia Z.

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

Sony Xperia Z has 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.

Sony Xperia Z has received earlier CM 12 ports running on Android 5.0. Now the latest nightly of the CM 12 will update the Xperia Z to Android 5.0.2. The release of official Android 5.0 for Xperia Z is not known yet. Till then you can use this ROM. Follow the guide below.

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[How to] Install AOKP ROM (Android 4.4.2) on Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z was released in 2013. It has a 5″ screen with a high pixel density of 441 ppi. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno 320 GPU. Xperia Z has 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB. It comes with a 13.1MP primary camera. Along with these impressive specs, Xperia Z was one of the first devices to have water and dust resistant capabilities.

Sony Xperia Z has not yet received the Android 4.4.2 update. However you can manually update to KitKat via the custom ROMs. A nightly build of AOKP ROM running on Android 4.4.2 is available for Xperia Z. Besides the improved performance, this ROM will also contain less bloatware i.e the preinstalled apps of Sony will absent. Follow the steps given below to install it on the Xperia Z.

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[How to] Install PACman ROM (Android 4.4.2) on Sony Xperia Z

The Xperia Z was launched in March 2013. It has a 5″ screen with a high pixel density of 441 ppi. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno 320 GPU. Xperia Z has 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB. It comes with a 13.1MP primary camera. Xperia Z is also water and dust resistant.

Sony Xperia Z will soon receive an Android 4.4.2 upgrade. However you can do it manually with the help of PACman custom ROM. PACman is the combination of 3 most famous custom ROMs – Paranoid Android, AOKP and CyanogenMod. To install it on your device, follow the instructions given below.

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

The Android Open Kang Project (AOKP) ROMs offer the most number of customizing options to its users than any other ROM. This range from changing the height, amount of transparency of the navigation bar, adding shortcuts of your favorite apps to it, applying images to the notification bar, creating your own custom vibrations for notifications from different apps and much more. These features are what make the AOKP standout among other ROMs and makes it popular among the Android community.

The Sony Xperia Z was launched earlier this year and was highly promoted for being a waterproof and dustproof Android smartphone. It had 5″ 1080p LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 13 MP rear camera and Android 4.1.2 upgradable to 4.2.2. We will now install Android 4.3 in it through this ROM. We have already seen how to install the Google Play Edition ROM (Android 4.3) on it. Let us now see how to install the AOKP ROM on it.

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PureXAudio MOD: Improve Sound Quality of Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z is Sony’s flagship device for 2013. It has excellent specifications – Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM. Along with this, the waterproof and dustproof feature makes this phone more appealing. Xperia Z is – IP57 certified. It is water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes. The presence of the 13 MP camera adds some impressive specifications to this phone.

Considering all the specs, some users were disappointed with the sound quality of the Sony Xperia Z. We have already seen, how you can increase the speaker volume on the Sony Xperia Z. Now there is another mod which can improve the overall sound quality of the Xperia Z – PureXAudio. This mod introduces some new features – new audio effects/presets, more anti-aliasing, less noise, improved audio resolution, less clipping, very low audio latency and much more. Follow the guide given below to install this MOD on Sony Xperia Z.

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[How to] Install the Google Play Edition ROM (Android 4.3) on Sony Xperia Z

The 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. The svelte 7.9 mm device not only packs high end specs, but is also water and dust-resistant. Boasting IP55 and IP57 water resistance ratings, Sony claims that it’s able to withstand shallow submersion for up to 30 minutes.

Sony Xperia Z comes with Sony’s own firmware. Recently, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Editions were released which gave users the stock Google experience for both these devices. Unfortunately, no such edition was available for the Sony Xperia Z. However, XDA developers have managed to create a Google Play Edition for the Xperia Z phone to give a stock experience to the users. In this guide, we will see how to install the Google Play Edition ROM on Sony Xperia Z.

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