How To Install eXistenZ ROM for Sony Xperia Z
The Sony Xperia Z with water resistant is quite one of best smartphone and pretty spectacular, Sony did a great job with a larger sharp display, camera and resistant of water and dust. The Xperia Z drives Jelly Bean and offers great features that a good phone should but if you are still not able to ignore custom ROMs to improve the usability.
The eXistenZ ROM for Sony Xperia Z is very good choice of time, this is black edition of Sony Xperia Z eXistenZ ROM to give a dark but beautiful touch to your phone, feature list of eXistenZ is also remarkable, you can rotate the lockscreen, the contact image is quite big, you can record calls, there’s a 36 DPI navigation, DoCoMo status bar, slide show multimedia message, message composition taps, white balance option, and much more.
The below guide walks you through how to install eXistenZ ROM for Sony Xperia Z.
- Keep in mind that your Sony Xperia Z must have unlocked bootloader, check this guide to unlock bootloader.
- Install latest official Sony’s 10.1.A.434 with flashtool, get here.
- Root phone with Bin4ry here.
- Make sure a custom recovery is installed on your Xperia Z, check this guide to install ClockworkMod recovery or this guide to install TWRP recovery.
- Backup everything because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use the carbon Android app to backup apps and data.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Turn off your Sony Xperia Z and reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up and power buttons, in recovery mode create nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again, if you’re on TWRP recovery, click on “backup” and slide the blue button to confirm the action.
Step #3: Copy the zip file to internal storage of your Sony Xperia Z.
Step #4: Turn your Sony Xperia Z off.
Step #5: Reboot phone into recovery mode, to do this reboot phone by holding down volume down and power buttons.
Step #6: In recovery mode, perform wipe, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen then select wipe cache and confirm on the next screen. At the end, select advanced, then select “wipe dalvik cache” and confirm action.
Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.
Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” or select “install” for TWRP and locate the downloaded file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.
Step #9: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, the eXistenZ ROM is now installed on your Sony Xperia Z, if you experience any error, leave a comment below.