Ultimate Guide to Update Sony Xperia Z with CM10.1 Android 4.2.2

Finally CM10.1 ROM Android 4.2.2 is released for the Sony Xperia Z smartphone, the latest build is based on the Android 4.2.2 jelly bean ROM. CyanogenMod ROMs are one of the most Custom ROM with some best feature, if you are the Sony Xperia Z user and have the rooted device than you can enjoy this new CM10.1 ROm on your device. TO install this custom ROM on your device you need a rooted device with Custom recovery installed, without this its not possible for you to update your device with CM 10.1 ROM. To Root your Sony Xperia Z follow this guide and after that follow the below guide to update you device.

This update is only for the Sony Xperia Z device, so don’t try this update any of your Xperia devices. Also do take the backup of your device with these free android backup application. After the update you need to restore your backup file to restore all your data and files on your device. After that follow the guide step by step to update your Sony Xperis Z with this new CM 10.1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean update.

Ultimate Guide to Update Sony Xperia Z with CM10.1 Android 4.2.2
Ultimate Guide to Update Sony Xperia Z with CM10.1 Android 4.2.2

Disclaimer:- This tutorial is only for Sony Xperia Z users. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. Follow this guide at your own risk. Tothemobile.com won’t be responsible in case your device gets damaged in any other way during the process.

Important things to remember- Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power, otherwise your device may see a hard brick if device turn off during installation. Your device is rooted and have ClockworkMod Recovery Installed, without rooting you can’t update your device with this update.

How to Install Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean based CM10.1 ROM on Xperia Z

Step 1. First Most important thing is ti download the latest CM 10.1 build on your desktop and don’t extract all these files on your desktop. So Download CM10.1 ROM 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM For Xperia Z [Filename: cm-10.1-20130415-NIGHTLY-yuga.zip] and Google Apps [Filename: gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip] on your desktop.

Step 2. Now Connect your Sony Xperia with your computer via USB cable. Now move both the above downloaded files on your Device Sdcard.

Step 3. Now unplug it from the computer and turn off the device. Boot into recovery mode. To do so, reboot phone and press Volume Up button few times while booting. [use volume buttons to scroll and Power button to select]. Or you can follow this guide to enter into recovery mode.

Step 4. from here select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes and wait for few seconds to perform this action, After that come back to recovery menu and select wipe cache partition and after wiping process done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping.

Step 5. Now time to install the Custom ROM on your Device and Google App. TO do this go to the recovery main menu and then select choose zip from sdcard. Now find the above download CM 10.1 file on your device and flash it. Once it is completed repeat the same process again but this time choose the Google Apps(Gapps) File on the screen and install it. Now custom rom and Google app is installed on your device.

Step 6. Go back to the recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot the phone. Now you phone will reboot and don’t worry it will take some time to complete the installation process on your Sony Xperia Z.

That’s it now your Sony Xperia Z has the latest CM10.1 Android 4.2.2 custom ROM, enjoy the new rom on your device, now share you customized Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean experience in comment.