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[Q] Will Xperia Z Roms work on Xperia ZL?

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Default [Q] Will Xperia Z Roms work on Xperia ZL?

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Simple question - Will Z roms work with the ZL (and vice versa)?

I know next to nothing about what goes into making ROMs and Kernels, but I would guess that because the two phones have identical hardware specs in terms of the GPU and CPU, the ROMs would be flashable on either phone, but they both have different radios/antenna so that leads me to believe we won't be able to.

Can anyone say for sure yet?
 
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Hi everyone,

Simple question - Will Z roms work with the ZL (and vice versa)?

I know next to nothing about what goes into making ROMs and Kernels, but I would guess that because the two phones have identical hardware specs in terms of the GPU and CPU, the ROMs would be flashable on either phone, but they both have different radios/antenna so that leads me to believe we won't be able to.

Can anyone say for sure yet?
You won't be able to flash a Z rom on a ZL, however they should be very very easy to port between the devices. It's like the HTC Desire was almost a clone of the Nexus One, stuff was ported between them very easily however you couldn't use an N1 rom on a Desire etc.

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I do believe the Z and ZL have slight camera differences, that i about it though
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I do believe the Z and ZL have slight camera differences, that i about it though
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Front cameras are different, rear cameras are the same.
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Front cameras are different, rear cameras are the same.
IR Blaster is different. Also the simple fact that device ID's are different too... Again, it'll be very easy to port, but you can't flash a Z rom on a ZL.

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