The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a phablet version of the Sony Xperia Z flagship released back in January this year. Not only does the phablet comes with a slightly bigger screen, it also comes with a much powerful 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2 GB RAM onboard. The only bad thing however, is that the phablet is equipped with a 8 megapixels camera instead of a 13 megapixels as in the Xperia Z.
Thanks to the CyanogenMod team, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra users can now begin to flash the CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM to their device – for the ultimate Android 4.3 experience. The guide below will show you exactly how to flash the CyanogenMod 10.2 on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
Before we begin, I would like to warn you that during the process, there is a risk of bricking your own device. So if you still want to proceed, you’ll be doing it at your own risk and we will hold no responsible for any form of damage on your device. Its a good practice for you to backup your device to an external source apart from your own SD Card.
Follow the steps below on how to flash CyanogenMod 10.2 on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra
- Make sure the bootloader is unlocked ( if not, head down to Sony’s official support to find out how ).
- Root the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
- Once done, follow this tutorial on how to install custom recovery on the Xperia Z Ultra.
- Download both the CyanogenMod 10.2 and Gapps Zip file to your PC.
- Copy both the CyanogenMod 10.2 and Gapps Zip over to your device’s SD card.
- Turn off the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
- Boot it into recovery by pressing Power button and wait for Sony logo then press Volume Up button ( CWM Recovery ) / Press Power button and wait until Sony logo appears then press Volume Down button ( TWRP Recovery ).
- On the recovery menu, tap Wipe Data.
- Next up, wipe cache and dalvik cache.
- Once done, tap on install zip > select zip > select the CyanogenMod 10.2 that you have downloaded.
- Again, tap on install zip > select zip > select the Gapps Zip.
- Reboot your device.
- Congratulation! You’ve just flashed the CyanogenMod 10.2 on your Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
If you encounter any problems during the procedure, feel free to comment below the post below.