Sony Xperia Z gets the Android 4.4 KitKat treatment in a stable ROM release

After the LG Optimus G and the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, now it's the Sony Xperia Z turn to get the unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat ROM treatment. that's the first of the 2013 flagship crop to get a KitKat ROM, if we don't count the Nexus 5, of course.

It is a stable ROM and most everything seems to be working, but since the mod is based on AOSP, there's no root or recovery here yet. The only minor quibbles are that you have to reboot twice for the Calendar to start syncing, and hit the home button when choosing a mobile network manually. Hit the source link if you are interested in installing it on your Xperia Z.

source: OP (XDA-Devs)

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Great phone, great ROM...

3. SleepingOz unregistered

Great ROM, may be.. Great phone? Not really..

4. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

yes display is not good compared to others

7. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

not from the sides no but from the front its good not as good as htc one or the q3/q4 phones

10. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

It was a great phone when it was launched.. Now xperia z1 is a best android camera smart phone out there..

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Android Camera Smartphone You saved yourself there bud.

11. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Its your idea but what is clear here is that i can see a great TROLL.

2. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

That's really fast I would say :-) Will try it soon :-)

5. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

I had the phone (XZ) and there is nothing wrong with the display... Phone is really great.

6. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Got the phone, but I want official roll out of Kitkat on my phone. Not so good at dealing with issues.

8. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Side bezels are too thick.

9. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

when i had this phone everyone bitched that it looked bad from the side it looked fine i dnt have it anymore because i sold it but now that i think about it i never had any problems with it.

12. nickbhavsar

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

what about z Ultra?

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Kitkat 4.4 release for the Z family:Z1,ZR,Z ultra,tablet Z. Coming next week according to

15. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

people really like to bash something above something... i have Z and it's just works like a charm.. no problem with the screen, as long as i can see the picture, read the text, capture the photo, listen the music, make a call and answer as well and Sony is doing great with their updates software frequently so what's the problem?? if you like it then get it but if you don't... go and find what fits on you, that's so simple.

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