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Angry [Z][4.4.2]{LEAK} Sony KitKat Firmware: 10.5.A.0.227 (UnlockedBootloaders ONLY)

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so guys since the official KitKat firmware (10.5.A.0.230) is now released I will close this thread!

hope you enjoyed the leak!


here is the rooting kernel for the latest KitKat firmware:
CWM-Based Recovery 6.0.4.6 + ROOT for Xperia Z {KitKat Support!}






hope you like my work!!


enjoy!


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[ info ]

Hello friends,

so after the sneak peak, i present to you leaked Sony 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware 10.5.A.0.227 for the Xperia Z (C6602/C6603)...


this firmware was ment for developer (brown) devices but i was able to get it to boot on production devices...


THIS IS FOR UNLOCKED BOOTLOADERS ONLY!






[ NOTICE ]


PLEASE TAKE A BACKUP ON EXTERNAL SDCARD BEFORE TESTING THIS ROM!!!


since this is an internal testing firmware, do not expect to see the same features on the official final release... some things could be added while others removed...

the firmware is still very laggy, i am sure the final release will be much better!







[ screenshots ]







[ WARNING ]

PLEASE DO NOT CROSSFLASH THIS ROM+KERNEL... this is ment only for C6602/C6603 (Xperia Z)... please do not flash it on ZL/Tablet Z/etc....




  1. THIS IS AN LEAKED ROM AND NOT THE FINAL RELEASE VERSION

  2. FEW THINGS ARE EXPECTED NOT TO WORK

  3. THIS IS POSTED JUST SO THAT USERS CAN ENJOY THE UPCOMING FEATURES AND OTHER DEVS CAN HELP IN FIXING THE ISSUES

  4. MORE THINGS WILL FOLLOW AS AND WHEN I/OTHERS CAN GET THEM TO WORK

  5. DO NOT ASK FOR FURTHER UPDATES/ETA OF OFFICIAL RELEASE




please backup all data, including internal SDCARD data before flashing this ROM



[ why has this been posted? ]

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many devs can use the libs to improve existing/work-in-progress ROMs...

many themers can start porting to ROMs/devices...

many users will get a feel of whats in store for the JB update...


[ features ]
  1. Easy to flash update.zip via recovery
  2. Prerooted and busybox installed
  3. working CWM recovery is included in kernel
    [ To enter recovery keep pressing VOLUME UP button AFTER u see the "PINK" LED at bootup (Sony logo) ]
  4. usb debugging enabled



[ whats not working? ]


you tell me!


please report other things as and when you find them



[ requirements ]
  • unlocked bootloader
  • previously on stock .101 JB (4.3) ROM or roms based on that [since some components of THIS rom contain files from those firmwares]
  • supplied ROM
  • any existing kernel with recovery
    OR
    just extract the boot.img (contains inbuilt recovery) from the ROM i have uploaded and flash it using fastboot



[ how to install ]
  1. download the ROM and save it on SDCARD
  2. reboot device into recovery
  3. flash the ROMs update.zip (this will take some time)
  4. I RECOMMEND THAT YOU WIPE /cache WHILE IN RECOVERY!
  5. thats it now reboot device
  6. at first boot device the NFC firmware will get updated wait for process to be completed
  7. after a few reboots the ROM should stabilize!
  8. enjoy!



[ hot tip to reduce LAG!!! ]

Go to Developer Optioms in Settings menu (if this option isnot visible go to About Phone and keep tapping ~7 times on the Build Number, this will unlock Developer Options)
Disable all animations and select Force GPU render (check attached screenshot for reference)
Restart phone
The interface will become a lot smoother now!





Thanks to all those who sent this tip!!


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PAYPAL DONATION LINK

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


PLEASE DO CONSIDER DONATING AS I AM RAISING FUNDS TO BUY A NEW DEVICE Xperia Z2 (Sirius)




[ download link ]

kindly DO NOT MIRROR MY FILES!!!

Z-4.4.2_leak_227-DooMLoRD.zip (MIRROR1) (MIRROR2)
MD5HASH: 54f0dff03a86329f9e89209f6d629a3e { 930.28 MB }




i understand that everyone is really happy about this but please dont flood this thread with "thank you" posts... there is a "Thanks" button, use that... and there is always an option to donate or buy one of my awesome apps from Google Play Store!



READ THE FULL THREAD BEFORE ASKING ANY QUERIES OR REPORTING ANY BUGS/ISSUES





ENJOY!!!
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I know this is selly but what will happen If I try it on a locked bootloader?
Version: Stock KitKat 4.4.2
Build: 10.5.A.0.230
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The universe as we know it will cease to exist. Or you could brick your device. Both very bad.

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I know this is selly but what will happen If I try it on a locked bootloader?
You will soft brick your device. The custom kernel needs an unlocked bootloader.

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The universe as we know it will cease to exist. Or you could brick your device. Both very bad.

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Thank you, I'm just gonna wait for an LB version

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Why did I get an un-lockable device? T_T
Version: Stock KitKat 4.4.2
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Thank you, I'm just gonna wait for an LB version

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Why did I get an un-lockable device? T_T
thats really unfortunate!

depending on your carrier you should be getting this update by end of May/mid June...
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instead of getting every thing copied from my external sd card to pc , can i just remove the sd card and then flash rom
and u said to backup internal , are u sure when flashing it will wipe my internal ??

i think this have to be posted to xda portal
 
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instead of getting every thing copied from my external sd card to pc , can i just remove the sd card and then flash rom
and u said to backup internal , are u sure when flashing it will wipe my internal ??

i think this have to be posted to xda portal
well when i tested i didnt even backup anything and it worked without wiping /data partition...

though i would highly recommend backing up your existing ROM on EXTERNAL SDCARD...
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thats really unfortunate!

depending on your carrier you should be getting this update by end of May/mid June...
Any idea if/when T-mobile USA will get this update? Thanks.
My Devices:
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