Welcome to the Xperia Z1 Compact development forum. This forum is used to find or discuss development on the Z1 Compact phone, including ROMs, kernels, rooting, mods and more. To obtain root and unlock the bootloader, head over to the [GUIDE] Back up DRM Keys & unlock/relock Bootloader thread. The index thread is available for quick reference of ROMs.
This is a development forum, which differs from the Xperia Z1 Compact Original Development forum in that discussion and items in this forum are for derivatives of stock ROMS, kernels or other materials, and the Original Development forum includes new work which is mostly original. For more details on Original vs Regular Development forums, see this post on our Portal.
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