Custom ROM Spotlight: Xperia Z Revolution for the Sony Xperia Z

This week we are taking a look at a custom ROM for the Xperia Z. I know it's one of the older devices out there but it's supposedly coming to the US via T-Mobile pretty soon. This ROM is the Xperia Z Revolution, and of course it's only available for the Xperia Z. I wouldn't try flashing it on the Xperia ZL either. It has some pretty nice features, but it is not AOSP. It still has Sony's custom skin overlayed on top.


- Download music info on unlocked bootloader!!
- Build.prop tweaks
- init.d tweaks
- 100% Image quality
- Black Navigation bar
- Extra Sound enhancements
- All stock features
- Fully deodexed
- New phone off charging animation


Unlocked bootloader:
- Install stock 10.1.A.1.434
- Install CWM or TWRP recovery
- Install the rom in recovery
- [Optional]Wipe data and/or cache
- in recovery when rebooting: Disable recovery flash, choose No
- Reboot & Let it settle
- Enjoy the rom!!

Locked Bootloader:

- Install stock 10.1.A.1.434
- Root your phone
- Install CWM or TWRP recovery
- Open the rom zip and remove root files:

- system/xbin/su
- system/bin/.ext folder
- system/app/SuperUser.apk

- Install the rom in recovery
Don't wipe data and cache, only dalvik-cache!
- Installation will fail, so fix permissions and you are good to go 
- in recovery when rebooting: Disable recovery flash, choose No
- Reboot & Let it settle
- Enjoy the rom!! 
- Root again
- Reinstall cwm or twrp for locked bootloader

You can find more information, including download links over on the XDA thread. How many of you out there are rocking the Xperia Z? Let us know in the comments below if you're stock or running a custom ROM.

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