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[ZU_GPe] Port of Sony Xperia KitKat ROM FW .681 (20140525)

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By DooMLoRD, Recognized Developer on 25th May 2014, 08:40 AM
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[ intro ]

firstly thanks to the user community to donate this device to me!

so guys I have done an initial port of Sony Xperia KitKat ROM from the ZU to the ZU_GPe!

it is still very much in test phase but i am sure other devs here can help out to get it working... the ZU_GPe has a smaller system partition so I had to remove a lot of files/apps from the Stock Sony Xperia firmware... but most of these apps can be separately downloaded and installed from the Play Store...



[ screenshot ]





[ what works ]
  • ROM Boots
  • Display/TouchScreen
  • 3G modem
  • Bluetooth



[ what doesnt work ]
  • Camera
  • WiFi

please keep reporting other bugs!


[ requirements ]



[ how to install ]
  • copy the ROM update zip to the sdcard
  • reboot into custom recovery
  • flash ROM update.zip (ROM package contains kernel with recovery)
  • Recommend wiping cache/dalvik-cache while in recovery
  • reboot from recovery and ROM will start booting



[ donations ]

if u feel that this work has helped u OR u think that the work i put into making this is worthy of donations, then click on the following link for buying me some coffee/beer/etc

PAYPAL DONATION LINK

OR

you can buy one of my awesome apps from Play Store!





[ downloads ]

KINDLY DO NOT MIRROR MY FILES


v01:

ZU_GPe-DooMLoRD-XZU_Port_KK-681_v1 {MIRROR}
MD5: 7731fa000e047767b3eeeab6832ec605



regards,

DooMLoRD
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25th May 2014, 05:05 PM |#2  
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Thanks! I don't have a GPe device, but thanks for doing this

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@DooMLoRD is there anything you need tested? Would you like for me to try this Sony port, or is more for developers to try out?
26th May 2014, 04:23 AM |#4  
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@DooMLoRD is there anything you need tested? Would you like for me to try this Sony port, or is more for developers to try out?

If you can test it out and report all bugs it would be great!

Also I think the internal sdcard doesn't mount correctly in the Sony ROM...

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Originally Posted by DooMLoRD

If you can test it out and report all bugs it would be great!

Also I think the internal sdcard doesn't mount correctly in the Sony ROM...

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I will do that and report back. My findings after testing are listed below.

1. Auto-rotate broken.
2. Couldn't connect to Bluetooth headset.
3. Internal storage confirmed not working.

Dirty flashed over GPe ROM after wiping caches, had constant process.acore has stopped messages until cleared data for contacts and contacts storage.
@DooMLoRD ^^^^
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24th July 2014, 11:31 PM |#6  
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Is there any new update to this thread? I am interested to see if the above issues were fixed.
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Is there any new update to this thread? I am interested to see if the above issues were fixed.

No, I dont think any more work has been done on the port.

I might have a chance to do some work on this in a few weeks
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I'm just curious, if the regular ROM uses the same hardware why would wifi not load? Is it one of the things that had to be removed is why?
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Any update on the Standard Xperia Z Ultra rom on Sony Ultra Z GPE
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Any update on the Standard Xperia Z Ultra rom on Sony Ultra Z GPE

I was thinking about having a look into this, if/when I get the time - so it might happen, but if @DooMLoRD cant get it stable...
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