How to update Sony Xperia Z with Avatar Custom ROM Firmware

September 16, 20130 Comments

Sony Xperia Z has been a popular release from Sony last year and it is one of the most powerful Android based handsets out there. The phone has got impressive specs and is running on latest Android Jelly Bean 4.3. To improve the device even more, installing a custom ROM will do the job for you. This tutorial will help you install latest version of Avatar Custom ROM based on Android 4.3 which has been released recently. Once you have installed the new ROM you will be able to overclock your CPU, increase speeds, customize the looks and a lot of other features.

This guide will help you update your Sony Xperia Z with Avatar Custom ROM Firmware based on Jelly Bean 4.3. But before we begin the process, there are a few pre-requisites that you need to look into for completing the installation guide.

  • Backup all the data as the operation involved might result in loss of data and might need to recover all the data like the contacts and all. So, take a detailed backup of all your data. You can also make a NANDROID backup using either CWM or TWRP.
  • Then enable the USB debugging option on your phone by going to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • Also make sure you have enough battery charge for the process to complete without any interruptions. Maintain about 60-70% of your battery.
  • As the update process will require that you root your device, you are bound to lose your warranty as the rooting process is unofficial. But you can always get back by flashing the stock Android firmware.
  • Also make sure that your phone has to on unlocked bootloader. Also you can use the CWM or TWRP Recovery for this tutorial.
  • Keep in mind that this guide is for advanced Android users for particularly Sony Xperia Z and we should not be blamed for any loss of data or in case you brick your device while trying to update it.

How to update Sony Xperia Z with Avatar Custom ROM Firmware

  1. First download the update file from here and save it to your pc.
  2. Connect your SONY Xperia Z to your pc and transfer the above downloaded file to your phone’s SD card and disconnect the device from pc.
  3. Now reboot your device into recovery mode .
  4. If you have not taken a NANDROID backup of the ROM, this is the time to do it. For CWM, select ‘backup and restore’ and confirm the backup.
  5. Then from recovery mode menu, select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache”.
  6. Once done, from the main recovery mode menu, select “install from SD card” and choose the zip from SD card. Select and update the update file first and then flash the firmware.
  7. Once done, reboot your device by selecting “reboot system now” from Custom Recovery screen.
  8. There you go!! You now have Jelly Bean 4.3 based Avatar Custom ROM on your Sony Xperia Z. Check out all the features and capabilities of the newly installed ROM. In case you seem not to and want to revert back to the old ROM, you can always use the NANDROID back up we did and restore the device to the previously installed ROM. Have fun. Cheers!!

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