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Xperia Z T-Mobile ROM

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18th March 2014, 04:09 AM   |  #1  
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Hi everyone. I have T-Mobile XPeria Z running latest 4.2.2 firmware.I tried flashing some custom roms but not of them work. If anyone has succesfuly done so, can you please show me how or link to a guide. I would really appreciate it. thanks
18th March 2014, 04:16 AM   |  #2  
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The tmobile variant has a locked bootloader so youre limited to lb roms. And no custom kernels

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18th March 2014, 04:19 AM   |  #3  
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Well, I tried ones for locked bootloaders and followed all instructions.
18th March 2014, 04:23 AM   |  #4  
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Well just... Read harder because I'm on a tmo xperia z running existenz

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18th March 2014, 04:24 AM   |  #5  
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Crap. I tried existenz, but it stuck on bootloop, i think I got to boot logo and the rebooting
18th March 2014, 05:12 AM   |  #6  
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I've had similar issues and after a phone hard bricked randomly after a reboot I just run stock rooted now. I would love to be confident in custom ROMs on this device as I am with my Asus Transformer.

If anyone has any suggestions it would help. Do we need to flash rooms in sequence to the version we want? Do we need to change our version to a 6603?

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18th March 2014, 07:25 AM   |  #7  
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I'm in the same boat. Spent the better part of last night flashing and recovering from bootloops over and over. I am okay with the stock rooted ROM, but at this point my battery life sucks and it is bloatware that is causing the brunt of it. I would love me some stock Android.
18th March 2014, 07:53 PM   |  #8  
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Just make sure that you have followed instructions exactly. Make sure you flash whatever kernel is listed with flashtools after flashing the ROM.

Been rooted/custom stock ROM since day 1 with my t-mobile C6606 and haven't experienced any problems.

Best bet is to start from scratch by flashing a complete generic 4.2 ROM with flashtool, root/recover, and then upgrade to pre-rooted ROM.

Sure you are aware, but you will lose the t-mobile specific functions (wifi calling), but also the bloat if you move to a custom stock ROM like eXistenZ.
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Originally Posted by Dhickory

Just make sure that you have followed instructions exactly. Make sure you flash whatever kernel is listed with flashtools after flashing the ROM.

Been rooted/custom stock ROM since day 1 with my t-mobile C6606 and haven't experienced any problems.

Best bet is to start from scratch by flashing a complete generic 4.2 ROM with flashtool, root/recover, and then upgrade to pre-rooted ROM.

Sure you are aware, but you will lose the t-mobile specific functions (wifi calling), but also the bloat if you move to a custom stock ROM like eXistenZ.

Do you have a suggested generic 4.2 ROM in mind or just look for an unbranded 6603 4.2 ROM .ftf and flash with flashtool? Then root, install XZR and follow directions for what ever desired stock based ROM such as .101, correct?

And Im assuming, do not flash the baseband for the 6603 or other non 6606 device, correct?
19th March 2014, 05:32 PM   |  #10  
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Do you have a suggested generic 4.2 ROM in mind or just look for an unbranded 6603 4.2 ROM .ftf and flash with flashtool? Then root, install XZR and follow directions for what ever desired stock based ROM such as .101, correct?

And Im assuming, do not flash the baseband for the 6603 or other non 6606 device, correct?

This one should be good to go http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...-2-67-t2512422
Flashtool instructions (follow just as it says, baseband and all) - http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...-roms-t2240614

Root http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...3-1-0-t2386405

Recovery http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2261606

Update to .569 http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...0-569-t2565850
Update to .101 http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...0-101-t2643898
Flash custom stock ROM of your choice. There may be an easier way than this, but this is the route I have taken and all has worked well.

T-mobile APN's for 3G/4G/LTE. I input these every time I clean flash. I confirmed these settings with a friends moto x that is completely stock http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2236735 4G will actually show as H+ by the signal bars.

If you run into any problems let me know and I'll try to help. Just take your time and follow all instructions. It's well worth it rather than waiting on t-mobile to push our updates, especially now that KK has been officially announced for Q2 (hopefully May). T-mobile will probably be another 2-3 months behind that.

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