How to Update Sony Xperia Z with Avatar Android 4.3 ROM
Xperia Z is one of the best smartphone from Sony Mobile and running with the the latest Android 4.3 OS. Bit most of the Xperia Z users are complain about the low battery performance with the latest Android 4.3 OS. If you are on the same boat and looking for the solution to solve the battery issue with your Xperia Z devcie. The you have to try the Avatar Android 4.3 Custom room on your ROM Sony Xperia Z smartphone. Thanks to Avtar ROM team who released the new stable Avatar ROM 4.0 for Xperia Z, the latest build is based on the Android 4.3 Jelly bean OS and comes with the blessings of Cyanogen Mod ROM team. With the helps of this new Custom rom you can upgrade the life of your battery, improve performance of your device and customize the look of your Sony mobile. So, today in this tutorial we will show you how to update Sony Xperia Z with Avatar Android 4.3 ROM.
The below mention guide is only for the Sony Xperia Z users, don’t try this method on any of other android device. To Apply this updates you need a rooted device with Custom recovery installed, you can’t flash this custom ROM from the stock recovery. This is not an official Android update from Sony Mobile or Google. After applying this update on your smartphone you will not receive Android OTA update and you will loose the warranty of your device. Follow all the below mention instruction very carefully and follow them step by step to apply this update.
Pre-requisites and Requirements
a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So, in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update or rooting process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.
b) Once the backup files are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.
c) Make sure that your Sony Xperia Z battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
d) Download the Latest Sony Xperia Z USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the root process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to update Xperia Z. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
Update Sony Xperia Z with Android 4.3 JB based Avatar Custom ROM Firmware
Step 1. Download the Avatar Custom ROM Firmware from here and save the file on your desktop.
Step 2. Now Download the Google Apps package from here and save it on your desktop. You need to false this file to install all the Google application on your phone.
Step 3. Once downloading both the above files, connect your phone to the computer with USB cable and move both the downloaded zip files (Without extracting) in the device.
Step 4. Now unplug your device, Switch off your phone and boot in recovery mode to do this press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. The recovery mode will be entered and the same will be indicated. Or read here How to enter in Recovery Mode.
Step 5. Once the device in recovery mode, select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache”.
Step 6. Now Go back to the recovery main menu and choose “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”. First install the Avatar Firmware and after that Google App package.
Step 7. The installation process will take 5 to 8 minutes on your device, once the process is completed go back to the recovery main menu and select “reboot system now” and you are done.
That’s it, Now your Xperia Z is updated with the Android 4.3 JB based Avatar Custom ROM Firmware.