[ROM] Xperia Z - 4.3 - Google Play Edition - JSS15J - Version 3

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DesertHawk

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PLEASE READ ENTIRE THREAD AS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT

ROM Contents -

Post 1 - ROM Information
Post 2 - Download Center & Instructions
Post 3 - Changelogs
Post 4 - Signatures and Q&A Thread
Post 5 - Addon to ROMS and other unofficial builds




ROM Specification -

> Android 4.3.0 (JSS15J)
> Rooted and Deodexed
> Stock 'Google Play' Experience
> Very Fast
> Tweaked one with PIE, HALO and OTA (Soon)

Please view 2nd post for more information. Thank you for testing and standing by. Please use my signatures to support me and also hit thanks if you like this ROM


Credits -

> Google
> Sony
> @pulser_g2 and @pabx - For his AOSP builds in which we used somethings from as we ran into problems with our own. Please Thank him as well
> @alnikki25k - Without my friend this ROM would have taken MORE time. He and I have been working for long hours on this and MIUI. Please Thank him as well

Regarding MIUI, @alnikki25k and I have made it very close to booting. Just 1 or 2 more things and we are set.
 
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DesertHawk

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Download Center

Downloads

Status - Uploaded

V1 -

Android 4.3 Google Play Edition for Sony Xperia Z

Android 4.3 Google Play Edition MIRROR thanks to @heubergen

V2 -

Android 4.3 Google Play Edition for Sony Xperia Z Version 2

Android 4.3 Google Play Edition for Sony Xperia Z Version 2 - MIRROR

V3 -

Flash this boot.img straight after to have a working recovery, thanks to @shoey63

Boot.img (Rename to boot.img)

Version 3

Instructions -

- Back up current ROM (MUST DO)
- Download ROM and put on SD card
- Wipe data factory reset
- Install 4.3 ROM
- Enjoy

How to revert back to back up or new ROM

- Download the BOOT.IMG found in the attachments
- Flash boot.IMG by ~
1 - Put phone in fastboot so holding vol+ and insert cable when phone is off
2 - Go to your specific fast boot folder and flash boot.IMG by typing ~

fastboot flash boot boot.IMG

3 - Unplug phone and restart the phone. When the LED blinks on press volume +
4 - Restore your old ROM
5 - And we are back to stage one... Now you can change to other ROMS.

OR

Download any ROM you fancy, put onto phone SD Card. Flash the boot.img found in attachments and then reboot phone into recovery and install the new ROM[/FONT]

Do not flash GAPPS. All Google Items are pre installed
 
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DesertHawk

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Changelog

Changelog

- 07/07/2013
> Initial Release

- 26/07/2013
> Built from Sony AOSP 4.3 Sources and Google AOSP
> Nearly stable - Few issues but nothing major
> 100% Usable

- How to have root access

> Download this flashable zip; Click Here
> Copy to internal storage
> Boot into recovery and flash the zip
> Reboot System
> Profit?!
 
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alnikki25k

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Bug 1 : "Powersave Bias" under Xperia Z Settings gives a Force Close.
Bug 2 : Photosphere in camera gives a Force Close.
Bug 3 : Editing a photo causes a gallery force close.
Bug 4 : Google voice search gives a force close. Cannot activate voice search anywhere. Not even in Google Now.

That's it for now. Terrific port. Almost perfect! Great job!
 
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DesertHawk

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Bug 1 : "Powersave Bias" under Xperia Z Settings gives a Force Close.
Bug 2 : Photosphere in camera gives a Force Close.
Bug 3 : Editing a photo causes a gallery force close.
Bug 4 : Google voice search gives a force close. Cannot activate voice search anywhere. Not even in Google Now.

OK. Thanks. Seems to be working fine on mine but I'm not using the only I uploaded. Looking into it now

Sent from my Xperia Z using xda premium
 

Mr. Droid

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Please post this is for unlocked BL only.
Also
For others on stock Rom need to flash boot.img first then boot to recovery to install this Rom

Sent from my C6603 using Tapatalk 2
 
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MinnesotaVikings1961

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Wow, Google Edition for our Xperia Z's? Great work!, I'm downloading and will be testing around.

Be sure to upload those banners, I really want some nice Google Edition banners for supporting your work!

Edit:Do we need to flash a boot.img?
 
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DesertHawk

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Wow, Google Edition for our Xperia Z's? Great work!, I'm downloading and will be testing around.

Be sure to upload those banners, I really want some nice Google Edition banners for supporting your work!

Edit:Do we need to flash a boot.img?


If you can realy do this and make me enjoy the sense i love i'll buy you a beer mate!

Cheers bro.

I don't flash boot.img. But if it doesn't boot flash it... Yeah I'll sort some banners out

Sent from my Xperia Z using xda premium
 

Mr. Droid

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Bug 1 : "Powersave Bias" under Xperia Z Settings gives a Force Close.
Bug 2 : Photosphere in camera gives a Force Close.
Bug 3 : Editing a photo causes a gallery force close.
Bug 4 : Google voice search gives a force close. Cannot activate voice search anywhere. Not even in Google Now.

That's it for now. Terrific port. Almost perfect! Great job!

After flashing the rom;

Bug 1 : Same as the above poster
Bug 2 : Same as the above poster
Bug 3 : Same as the above poster
Bug 4 : Works for me no issues

Rom is FAST!!
Root works after flashing supersu
Restored all apps with TIB

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