Install CyanogenMod ROM on Xperia T – Three Builds
For those of you have just bought the new Xperia T and looking for a custom ROM to enhance the performance by adding some more tweaks, the CyanogenMod has been arrived, when you look for a better custom ROM for any Android device, the first name that mostly comes in mind is CyanogenMod. Thanks to recognized XDA developer member FXP, the developer haven’t brought just one CyanogenMod ROM build but three, the CyanogenMod 7.2, CyanogenMod 9.1 and CyanogenMod 10.
The Xperia T already runs the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, so if you want to upgrade to the latest Android version 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, you can try the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10 build. The Jelly Bean adds many new features and brings a smooth performance to your Xperia T. Since these are initial releases, you might face bugs from them, however if you want experience the AOSP sweetness, must try one of them.
Read on how to install the CyanogenMod (CM) on Xperia T, make sure the ClockworkMod recovery is installed on your Xperia T. You need to make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
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 #2: Transfer both downloaded .zip files to the internal SD card of device.
Step #3: Reboot the device into recovery mode, you may use ROM Manager app from Play store to reboot in recovery mode.
Step #4: In recovery mode, create a 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.
Step #5: Perform wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.
Step #6: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.
Step #7: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM .zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.
Step #8: Repeat the previous step and install the Google Apps package in the same manner.
Step #9: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, you’re done, the CyanogenMod ROM is now installed on your Xperia T. If you faced any issue, sound off in below comment section and we’ll help you. You can also visit the original thread of XDA link given in first step.