[How to] Install AOSP ROM (Android 6.0) on Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 was released in September 2013. Xperia Z1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. The 5″ TFT display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is manufactured utlising Sony’s Bravia technology. Internal storage comes in at 16GB, with a further 64GB available with microSD. Z1 has a 20.7MP sensor.

Sony Xperia Z1 can be updated to Android 6.0 using AOSP ROM. It is as good as stock Android and it will offer better features and performance than Xperia UI. If you want to install this ROM, a detailed guide is given below.

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[How to] Update Xperia Z1 to official Android 5.1.1

Sony Xperia Z1 was released in September 2013. Xperia Z1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. The 5″ TFT display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is manufactured utlising Sony’s Bravia technology. Internal storage comes in at 16GB, with a further 64GB available with microSD. Z1 has a 20.7MP sensor.

Sony is seeding Android 5.1.1 for Xperia Z1 with the build number 14.6.A.0.368. It will bring some new features – increased customisation options, brand new LinkedIn integration, camera improvements, enhanced enterprise support, SmartWear integration and much more. To install it on your Z1, follow the guide below.

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[How to] Install Official CM 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) on Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 was released in September 2013. Xperia Z1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. The 5″ TFT display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is manufactured utlising Sony’s Bravia technology. Internal storage comes in at 16GB, with a further 64GB available with microSD. Z1 has a 20.7MP sensor, Sony’s in-house G lens and image processing algorithms, called BIONZ.

Sony Xperia Z1 has not received official Android 5.1.1 yet. However using CM 12.1 ROM, it is possible to update Xperia Z1 to official Android 5.1.1. Besides this, you will get more features and better performance than the stock ROM. Follow the guide below.

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[MOD] Increase the brightness of LED on Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 was released in September 2013. Xperia Z1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. The 5″ TFT display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is manufactured utlising Sony’s Bravia technology. Internal storage comes in at 16GB, with a further 64GB available with microSD. Z1 has a 20.7MP sensor, Sony’s in-house G lens and image processing algorithms, called BIONZ.

Android, being an open source OS, loads of mods are available for the devices. XDA developers have come with one such mod for the Xperia Z1 which will increase the brightness of the LED significantly. Follow the guide below to try it out on your device.

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[How To] Increase the Volume on Sony Xperia Z1

The Xperia Z1 is Sony’s latest flagship device. It was launched last month after the huge success of its predecessor, the Xperia Z. It has a 5 inch 1080p LCD display, 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory which can be further expanded up to 64 GB via microSD card. The device sports a massive 20.7 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front facing camera. Also, just like the Xperia Z, it is dust and water resistant.

Some users of the Xperia Z had issues about its sound quality, particularly about the low volume of sound coming out from its external speaker. We had covered an article regarding this as to how you can increase the volume on the Xperia Z. And though the Xperia Z1 does have much better quality external speakers than the Xperia Z, some users may want to tweak its volume and improve its sound quality even further. Keeping this in mind, XDA Senior Member auras76 has come up with a mod which not only significantly increases the volume of the external speakers, but also of the headphones and the call speaker. You can install this mod by following the below steps.

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[How to] Install CWM Custom Recovery on Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 is Sony’s latest flagship device with the 20.7MP camera the most eye-catching feature of this phone. Along with the excellent camera, the Xperia Z1 has some great specifications. It has a 5″ screen with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. It is powered by a Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 processor along with a 2GB of RAM. It has 16GB internal memory which is expandable up to 64GB.

We have already seen how to root Xperia Z1 and how to unlock the bootloader of Sony Xperia Z1. If you are a fan of custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android or AOKP, a custom recovery is essential to install it on the Xperia Z1. In this tutorial, we will see how to install CWM custom recovery on the Xperia Z1. Follow the instructions given below.

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[How to] Unlock the Bootloader of Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 is Sony’s latest flagship device after the huge success of the Xperia Z. It has a 5″ screen with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. It is powered by a Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 processor along with a 2GB of RAM. It has 16GB internal memory which is expandable up to 64GB. To top it off, it has an amazing 20.7MP primary camera.

Previously, we have seen how to root the Sony Xperia Z1. If you want to install custom ROMs, kernels on this device, you will have to unlock the bootloader of the Xperia Z1. Another advantage is that Sony gives sneak-peaks/preview builds of latest OS which requires unlocked bootloaders. So if you want to unlock the bootloader of Sony Xperia Z1, follow the instructions given below.

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[How to] Root Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 is Sony’s latest high end device. It has an impressive 20.7 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary camera. It has a Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 Processor, Adreno 320 GPU. It also has 2 GB of RAM. The Xperia Z1 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.

Xperia Z1 was released only some days ago. The root exploit for the Xperia Z1 is already out. The Xperia Z1 users can easily root their device with a one click tool without too much of fuss. There are various benefits of rooting an Android device. So if you want to root the Xperia Z1 running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, follow the instructions given below.

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