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Default [ROM] HackitZ-XperiA ZL (C6506) 4.2.2 - .67 (locked bootloaders)V1.4a Now Ready!!!!

New Version 1.4a, .67 rom Released
( HackitZ-XperiA JB ), based on Xperia ZL (C6506) 10.3.1.A.2.67_Canadian Firmware.
Added a thanks note to the testers below.
Removed all older versions, kept 244 version for now, cleaned OP up a little.

Huge thanks to DooMLoRD for root on .67 & .244!!! use his version to root .67 & .244

just came from the Xperia T and will be adding the tweaks from my xperia T to my new Xperia ZL.

Before everyone gets to excited let me explain, I'm no Dev just a tweak-er. I use dsixda's kitchen for most of the heavy lifting but have been slowly learning more and more. I would also Like to thank all the devs here who have helped me over the years and of course XDA for the outlet for all of us to do what we love.

It's Here!!



Here's my shameless link for donations, or maybe we could call this my link for coffee.



  • Backup before installing, this release needs a fresh install. if you install ontop of .244 i can not help.
  • The rom is based on Canadian latest Jelly Bean update - .67
  • I have included Xposed Framework, just install as usual, also included reboot apk and toggle settings apk.
  • Complete rewrite of the updater-script, still a work in progress.
  • I made this rom for all Xperia ZL looked bottloader user's, LTE APN's for rogers are included (plus More).
  • Rom is and will be optomized for users that have a locked bootloader, might work on other phones. If your brave you can test and report back.
  • No themes yet, I have not tried any downloads below yet, if you try and install any of my themes it's at your own risk.
  • The rom is based on US Generic latest Jelly Bean update - .244
  • 4.2.2 has built in toggles like the the docomo version, so i will not be trying add any other toggle options.
  • I made this rom for all Xperia ZL looked bottloader user's, LTE APN's for rogers are included (plus More).
  • Rom is and will be optomized for users that have a locked bootloader, might work on other phones. If your brave you can test and report back.

Android 4.2.2 Mods

Staus bar and Toogle Background mod

Blue Theme. V1.5 wipe dalvic cache - for 244 only.
Blue Theme for 32dpi softkey. V1.5 wipe dalvic cache - for 244 only. ok I made this version for the sofykey mod here, I enlarged the softkeys to be a bit bigger. So they look like the 48dpi key but only use the 32dpi. Make sure to flash the art camera fix as well.
Dark Small Apps Launcher
Dark Small Apps Laincher. V1.0 - For 244. I kept the transparent background and added a little blue to offset the dark color.
Keyboards
Black and blue Keyboard. V1.0 - For 244. wipe dalvic cache, you must select dark theme in keyboard options to see the modded keyboard.
Xperia-i1 Black and blue Keyboard. V1.0 wipe dalvic cache - works on 244, you must select dark theme in keyboard options to see the modded keyboard.
Xperia-i1 Black and blue Keyboard. V1.1 wipe dalvic cache - works on 244 only, you must select dark theme in keyboard options to see the modded keyboard. Added new smiley's and fixed smiley background to match the dark theme.
Phone book and Dialer
Dark Phone book and Dialer. V1.0 - For 244. wipe dalvic cache
Sony Sketch Font's
Sony Sketch Font's. V1.0 wipe dalvic cache - works on 244. I fixed my Sony Sketch font's from the Xperia T to work with the Xperia ZL. Whats special about the font's is I fixed the font's to work better with our high res screens. Plus added a line to the small t, the original lower case t only has a line on the right side.
Sony i1 and 244 Conversations
Conversations, Dark. V1.0 - For 244. wipe dalvic cache
Sony i1 Conversations, Dark. V2.0 wipe dalvic cache - works on 244. Had the unread and read colors reversed, fixed now blue is the unread text color. Feedback appreciated.
Sony i1 Conversations, Dark with smiley's. V2.2 wipe dalvic cache - works on 244. added new smiley's.
  • Bloatware Removed
  • De-odex
  • Rooted with Chainfire's SuperSu
  • TitaniumBackup latest - Free version, thanks to Titanium Track team.
  • Transdroid, must have.....
  • Added some tweaks to the build prop & init.d. changed a few. I'm sure I'll tweak it as time goes on to suit my needs.

Here's a list of the app's I moved to Data/apps, plus apps I have added.
  • [*ESFileExplorer_118.apk
  • facebook.apk
  • TitaniumBackup_latest.apk (free)
  • transdroid-1.1.8.apk
  • XperiaLauncher 2.apk
  • nova.apk (free)
  • playnowclientarvato.apk
  • psmplaceholder.apk
  • smallbrowser.apk
  • SnpVUStore.apk
  • torchapp.apk
  • trackid.apk
  • Twitter_4_1_4_android.apk
  • YouTube.apk

Here's a list of the app's I removed.
  • EnchantedForest.apk
  • FBCalendarSync.apk
  • FBIAppShare.apk
  • FBMediaDiscovery.apk
  • FBMusicLike.apk
  • helpapp.apk
  • JapaneseIME.apk
  • MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk
  • PMO_Placeholder130_LiveSigned.apk
  • POBoxSknMono.apk
  • POBoxSknPink.apk
  • POBoxSknSelector.apk
  • POBoxSknWood.apk
  • retaildemo.apk
  • SEMCFacebookProxy.apk
  • SEMCSetupWizard.apk
  • SemcUnplugChargerReminder.apk
  • SocialEngineFacebookPlugin.apk
  • SocialEngineFacebookShareFrwkPlugin.apk
  • SocialEnginePlaymemoriesPlugin.apk
  • SocialEngineTwitterShareFrwkPlugin.apk
  • SOMCTwitterAccount.apk
  • OMCTwitterSetupWizard.apk
  • textinput-chn.apk

Xperia Bloatware I removed.
  • mcafeesuite-30days.apk
  • neoreader.apk
  • officesuite.apk
  • wisepilot.apk




How to Enable USB Debugging and Developer Options on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
1. Go to – Settings > About phone.
2. Then move on to Build number option
3. Tap on Build number repeatedly about 7 times.
4. This is enough.
5. After touching 7th time you will see a message that, “you are now a developer”.
Version .67
1.If you are new, try reading this first to get root. It's for Xperia T but the guide is a good place to start., thanks to kyakaze
2 - Copy rom to sd card
3 - Install 6506_10.3.1.A.2.67.ftf
4 - Flash 423 Kernel, download is in the download section.
5 - Root your device using DooMLoRD's Easy-Rooting-Toolkit perf-event-exploit.
6 - Flash .67 Kernel, download is in the download section
7 - Install Dual recovery, you can find it here, follow all the onscreen directions.
8 - Flash HackitZ-XperiA 67 Rom. (Wipe data and dalvik cache)
9 - After rom install's choose to reboot into recovery. (if you get a pop up about super user update it)
10 - Reboot System
11 - Say no on disable flash recovery stock
12 - Let Rom settle in for a bit, then update all app's in the play store or Titanium.
13 - Have fun!!
14 - Leave feedback
Version .244
1.If you are new, try reading this first to get root. It's for Xperia T but the guide is a good place to start., thanks to kyakaze
2 - Copy rom to sd card
3 - Install C6506 ftf firmware 10.3.1.A.0.244 - Generic US
4 - Flash 423 Kernel, download is in the download section.
5 - Root your device using DooMLoRD's Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.
6 - Flash 244 Kernel, download is in the download section
7 - Install Dual recovery, you can find it here, follow all the onscreen directions.
8 - Flash HackitZ-XperiA 244 Rom. (Wipe data and dalvik cache)
9 - After rom install's choose to reboot into recovery. (if you get a pop up about super user update it)
10 - Reboot System
11 - Say no on disable flash recovery stock
12 - Let Rom settle in for a bit, then update all app's in the play store. (you will have to update hangouts twice, the first update fails).
13 - Have fun!!
14 - Leave feedback

Version .244
Version 3.0, Stock, rooted, busy-box, deodexed, dual recovery, plus init.d and other tweaks.


Version .244
67 version 1.4a ready.
Version .244
244 version 3.0 ready. (WOO HOO)
Coming soon apps I removed in a flashable zip.
As for root, Follow this guide. and use the Kernel files below. (Thanks to DooMLoRD for his endless and tireless efforts as with out him I'm not sure what we would do!!!)
Xperia ZL 67 Kernel Only. V1.0
Xperia ZL 422 Kernel Only. V1.0 (I haven't tested this yet)
Xperia ZL 423 Kernel Only. V1.0 (I haven't tested this yet)
System Apps removed. To choose what to install, open zip in 7zip and delete what you don't want to install.
Xperia ZL Bloatware. To choose what to install, open zip in 7zip and delete what you don't want to install.
Setup Wizard and lock screen fix. Install zip to fix widgets on the lock screen.
If you find any bugs please let me know.

Thanks to the following members for testing
* papped
* vette95
* jayandcourt
* DarkGonz
* greatslon
* tasty_boy
* and to anyone else i might have missed.
I love feedback and will do my best to answer and keep an eye on the thread. as I'm new to building rom's I have a lot to learn. So with that being said if and when i upload a rom and it has warning in the change log, this just means it might not be stable and could cause you to have to reinstall a rom. I will do my best to ensure that does not happen by testing my self, but it's always a possibility.


Fine Print......,
if you are unsure on how to flash a rom, root a phone, answer a text or use an android phone you may want to do a little reading before you begin..
If by chance you mess up or I upload a rom that messes up your phone you ultimately are on your own and take full responsibility for anything that happens to your phone.
So all jokes aside take care and read if your unsure, Have fun.
Do anything long enough and sooner or later thats who you will become!
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Rogers LTE & Tethering APN settings, this came from a stock Roger's Xperia T.

So if you have lost your APN's or want to add the Roger's APN's for LTE to your rom here you go.

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Great news
But may I ask why not 10.1.a.434?the newest firmware

Edit:My bad I didn't see it is for locked bootloaders
htc touch/ htc cruise /htc hd/ hd2/nexus one/hd7
htc incredible s/Htc sensation /htc hd7(again)/ galaxy s2/ galaxy s3
sony tx / xperia ZL / xperia z1/htc m8/xperia z2
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Good job OP. This should satisfy all those with locked BLs who have been left out of the action so far.
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will be a little longer, battery died last night and now it wont reset or charge.
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OK version 1.0 is working (stock no mods, this will be my base), now i want some time to see if i can fix the CWM rebooting issue.
hmm...
I'm not really good with that so not sure how much time I'll waste on the fix.
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OK version 1.0 is working (stock no mods, this will be my base), now i want some time to see if i can fix the CWM rebooting issue.
hmm...
I'm not really good with that so not sure how much time I'll waste on the fix.
ok thats was a waste of half a day, back to making the rom. I'll leave CWM to the real devs.
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maybe this might help ur Cwm problem...

https://github.com/apascual89/androi...c20fa2360042b3

Credits go to @apascual89... Do rmbr to thank him also if it works

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Xperia ZL
ROM: CM 11
Kernel: CM 11

Xperia P (STOLEN)
ROM: CM 9.1
Kernel: CM 9.1

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maybe this might help ur Cwm problem...

https://github.com/apascual89/androi...c20fa2360042b3

Credits go to @apascual89... Do rmbr to thank him also if it works

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Thanks for the link, unless i can figure out cwm it's to hard to for me to develop. cwm mod my zl (C6506) is horrible. to much work to sign in to use the app on the market or install cwm to just get it back into cwm, it is killing the phone every third or forth time. causing me to have to start all over.
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stuck at the sony icon again, arghhhh.
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