Originally Posted by single
you didn't provide instructions for installation. i'm on 4.3 stock rooted rom and unlocked BL, am i right to assume that this rom will work with my stock kernel and all i have to do is to flash the rom and gapps?
First: I did according to the below process, but I don't take any responsibility.
Is your phone Xperia ZR?
You will need a working recovery also, where from you will install the rom, and gapps zip. I recommend the Xperia Recovery Manager
app. That cost something, but than really easy and handy to get the right recovery for your phone. You can choose TWRP or CWM. And read the app thread for more advantage of installing recovery to FOTAKernel partition (as the app does). I use TWRP. It is handy, and if you set the time zone correctly, it will make an easy to find name for your nandroid backups (date_time_rom name) by default.
When you have a working recovery (lets say TWRP):
1. Start the recovery
2. Make a nandroid backup (you can choose between internal storage, sd card to save it). (Than I recommend a reboot, and check whether the backup files exists or not? than back to recovery)
3. Make a Factory reset (or you can choose the followings manually: wipe cache, dalvik, data. you can wipe system also)
4. install rom zip
5. install gapps zip
6. Than I wiped cache and dalvik (Sometimes I skip this. If there is problem without this step, than do it)
7. reboot and enjoy
first boot a bit longer than later boots will be
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it would be good to acces this thread from the Xperia ZR ROM List