Based on Stock JB 4.3 (Official). Firmware - 14.2.A.1.136.
Aroma Based Installer with Loads of Options.
The ROM has been fully Deodexed.
All the Apps have been Zipaligned manually. Added Zipalign on Boot.
The ROM has been Busyboxed.
Support for init.d has been enabled. Several init.d Scripts have been added.
The ROM is Rooted. The Installer contains all the Rooting Methods/Apps Preincluded.
SQLlite3 Support Added and Optimized.
Supports all variants of Xperia Z1.
Advanced Power Menu Added. Full Screen Toggle and Screenshot Options Integrated too.
Xposed Installer, Performance Control and LBE Security Master Integrated With Settings Menu.
Long Press on Back Button on Navigation Bar Kills the Forground Application.
Softkeys with Various DPI (28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48) Added.
Battery % Icons Added. Go to Power Management and Disable Status Bar Information for Removing Battery Percentage Text.
Clear all Recent Apps Button Added on Recent Apps Panel.
Clock Position Centered By Default.
NFC Screen Off Option Enabled.
Disabled Scrolling Cache for Smoother Experience.
Enabled Voicemail and Speed Dial Settings Menu.
Call Record Option Added.
Added Various Fonts.
Security Check Disabled.
Transparent SystemUI and Navigation Bar.
Added Multilanguage Support for Various Languages.
Updated All Sony and Other Apps Including Home, Albums etc.
Heavily Debloated Useless Apps.
Added New iHackers Bootanimation.
360 Degree Screen Rotation Enabled.
Added Insecure adbd Support.
Force Enabled USB Debugging.
Disable USB Debugging and ADB Notifications.
All Reboot and Remounting Issues Fixed.
Wide Resources and Dependencies Fixed.
Aroma Based Installer
Several Addons and Applications Included.
Bloatware Removal Options Added (Refer to Notes)
Google Glass Apps (Transparent) Included and All Updated To Latest Versions.
SCPU Control Apps Added, CPU Control FCs Resolved too.
More Apps Added Which are Optional To Install in Aroma Version. All of them are updated to the Latest Versions.
Per App Details (What the App Does, Should It be removed, Will removal of the App be helpful or problematic) Added in Bloatware Removal Script.
A Few More Camera Apps Added, All the Camera Apps are optimized to work on Xperia Z1. You will notice better quality and smoother experience while using the included camera apps.
Sevral Launchers added and Optimized for Use on iHackers ROM. Iconset and Themes for alternate Launchers have been added too. All the included Launchers are Fast, Stable, Lagfree, Super Smooth and Full of Features.
Iconset have been replaced with a beautiful collection of 3500+ Icons, That means you will now have MIUI Style Icons for almost all the apps you install, If you feel that there are still some apps left out whose icons are not included let me know I will include them in the next release.
The Default Wallpaper for both Desktop and Lockscreen have been changed.
Several other UI Improvements, which you will know once you use the ROM.
All Lag Almost Totally Gone. Smoothness, Stability, I/O, Fluidity, Responsiveness have increased all together to a considerable extent.
Finally 4K Video Works Perfectly and Without Any Lag Whatsoever.
Brightness Problem Fixed. If you still face a Problems Let Me Know.
CPU Overclocking More stable and Less Battery Draining Now, Refer to Notes for More Details.
Optimized the ROM for better support, Faster and Smoother Interface and Lesser Incompatibility Issues.
Fixed the Issue of Small Contact Picture display during calling even if a HighRes Picture is attached to the Contact.
Mysterious Contact and Phone FCs Completely Resolved, Contact and Call Log Scrolling Completely Lagfree and Super Smooth too.
Proximity Sensor Delay and Several Other Bugs Related to Proximity Sensor Almost Completely Gone If you still face problems refer to notes.
Video Recording more stable, Smoother and With Higher FPS. Audio Recording More Cleaner and NoiseFree. Auto-Focus Issues during Video Recording Resolved too.
Speaker Volume Issues Solved, You Should Use the Sound Mods to adjust it better, PureAudio and ViPER4Android work very well with the ROM, its your preference if you want to install one or both, they can both work good together too, Let me know if you aren't able to configure them properly.
Elasticity and Transitions on Launcher are Smoother and Better Now.
In Call Volume Issue Solved.
Glitching, Itching and Flickering Issues Resolved.
Removed Almost All Bloatware.
Streamlined Redundant Components.
Optimized WiFi Speed and GPS Positioning.
UI and Refresh Rate Improvements.
Fixed Song Play Failure When Screen is Off.
Optimized Memory Usage and Memory Management.
Fixed FCs Issues on Several Apps.
Improved Browser Responsiveness and FC Issues.
Increased 3G and 2G Speed.
Fixed Network Unavailability Problem.
All Third Party Apps Removed for Minimal Version.
All Bloatware Removed for Both Aroma and Minimal Version.
Fixed Zero Brightness Problem Completely.
Battery Consumption and Heating Problems Solved.
Lockscreen UI, Wallpaper and Theme Changed.
Night Blindness Issues Solved.
All Apps Updated to Latest Versions.
Added Pure™Graphics HD + Rendering Version (Credits to Jeeko).
Enabled GPU Rendernig.
Enable Dithering but did not Affect Consumption.
Enabled Use of the GPU for the Touch Capacitation and Management.
Improved Video HW Rendering.
Increased Benchmarking Scores on the AnTuTu Graphic Rankings.
Improved Pixel Density, DPI and Brightness.
Eliminated Lag System with the Video Entropy Generator.
Liquified the UI.
Added PureAudio™ Engine v1.0 (Credits to Jeeko).
No More Track Noises.
Now, The ROM is also compatible with the Headphones that don't support Audio Render at 60KHz.
Wherever possible, arranged for the Conversion of the Songs (in background) below 256 kbps to 320kbps.
During Playback of Songs / Sounds make a Soft Frequency Scaling to Reduce Noise and Highlight the Track.
The ROM now offers More Powerful and Closed Bass.
Efficient even with Sony's/Samsung's Generic Headphones.
Improved the In-Call Audio Hearing and Transmission a lot.
Enhanced the Speakers' Audio and Compression for Playing Music without Headphones in High Quality.
Added PurePerformances™X Mod (Credits to Jeeko)
Radically Improved RAM Management for MIUI (Lags... Adios!).
Graphics Improved: Pure Graphic™HD, Pure Dithering Plus™ and... AOSPA 3.60 System Tweaks.
Multimedia Scan Time Drastically Reduced.
Network Improvements, 3G Experience Even in 2G Modality.
All SQlite Database Optimized.
Enabled Hardware Features Turned Off by Default for a Better Experience and Stability.
Greatly Increased the AnTuTu Scores: Try it to believe it!!
Reduced the Startup Time Per Reboot.
Now You can Play Ported Games Without Lags.
The Device now itself Cleans the System Every 24 Hours, The Cache Every Week and The Dalvik Every Month (Cronos Easter Egg).
Automatically Zipalign on Each Boot (Sensitive to The User).
Drastically Decreased the Battery Drain.
Check the Activities that Consume Too Much Battery and Stops Them with PureWakelocks™.
When the Phone is Charging Reduces System Services for Faster Charging.
The Battery is Calibrated on Every Boot.
Disabled System Animations When the Battery is Nearly Exhausted.
Improvements in build.prop as Regards The Part of Consumption.
Enabled a Non-Aggressive Dithering to save CPU.
When You Lock the Device, The Engine makes sure that the GPU is turned off.
Enabled Deep Sleep.
Audio Drivers and Libraries all Updated to Latest Versions with more tweaks for Better and Cleaner Sound.
Optimized Music Player Libraries and Increased Volume and Effects. Music Player and MusicFX FCs Completely Resolved.
Camera Tweaked for Better Focus and Quality, Its Comparively Better Now.
Parts of Bravia Engine.
Parts of CrossBreeder (credits to dev).
Parts of Adrenaline Engine (credits to dev).
Enabled Video Entropy Generation (Like Seeder).
Slightly Improved the Scaling of the Frequencies.
Lightend the Load on the CPU Switching the Workload to GPU Rendering.
Enabled the Swap Partition in Android (Experimental).
Added Several INIT.D Tweaks and Scripts.
Default CPU Frequency and Governer Changed.
Disabled Normalized Sleeper to Fix Wakelocks.
Capacative Backlight Issues Fixed.
Flickering Issues Finally Fixed.
Battery Scripts and Tweaks (Sleepers).
Minifree Handler Tweak.
Internet Speed Tweaks.
VM Management Tweaks.
Lot More That I Do Not Remember++
XDA:DevDB Information [ROM] iHackers [Xperia Z1] , a ROM for the Sony Xperia Z1
Contributors iHackers, Sumedha Kapoor ROM OS Version: 4.3.x Jellybean ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x Based On: Stock - 14.2.A.1.136
Its the Big Daddy of all the other versions and the most ideal version to install for a person who knows what he is doing. It contains almost everything Sony has to provide along with all the other Modifications, Tweaks, Fixes, Addons, Applications, Kernels, Recoveries, Mods, Bootanimations, Glass Apps, Google Apps, Bloatware Removal Script etc. The main thing that makes the Aroma Version perfect is that everything in the Installer is optional for the user to install, He/She can either install everything or nothing for a clean install. It gives you complete freedom to configure the ROM and your Device exactly the way you like.
Minimal Version is a new version which has been specially optimized keeping the following things in consideration:
Lowest Possible Size
More and More Free RAM
All the Possible Bloatware Removed
No Additional Apps (Except the Most Required ones)
Optimized for best Performance, Speed and Smoothness
The Minimal Version contains All the Modifications, Tweaks, Fixes but Only one Kernel and Bootanimation, No Glass Apps and No Google Apps either. It does not have any undervolting script pre installed but all the Bloatware is already removed from it. If someone wants to install something from the Aroma Version He/She should download the Addons Pack and if someone wants any of the deleted apps that were deleted while the Bloatware Removal, He/She can get them from the Official FTF or from Aroma Version.
This Version is Ideal for those who like a very very clean Install and like to customize and add everything exactly What and How they want. The only things left out in the Minimal Version are the Core Apps without which you would loose the entire feel of Sony Xperia Z1 and without them there would be no pleasure in installing it.
The Addons Pack has everything in the Aroma Version except the ROM itself. It is being provided for Minimal and Official Versions because they do not have anything from Aroma Version included in them. So, In case if someone wants to install something from Aroma Version, He/She should use the Addons Pack and as its based on Aroma to, so naturally He/She will have all the options with what to install and what not. This Pack will not only work with my ROM, or any other Stock Based ROM alone, it will work with all other ROMs too (Ofcourse, The ones that support the Included Kernels).
PS: Sorry for being absent from the thread for such a long time. One of the reasons behind it was that I kinda lost interest in development after all that happened on the thread and the other was that I have been too busy with at work since past few weeks. Anyway, after getting loads of requests I have decided to resume development now but I still won't be having enough time to reply to everyone, I will try my best though. I will be more active in a month or so.