Android 4.3 custom ROM heading to Xperia Z soon

by XB on 8th July 2013

in Android, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL

Android 4.3Google has not officially taken the wraps off the latest Android version, likely to be Android 4.3, however that didn’t stop a leaked version appear for the Samsung Galaxy S4. That particular version was believed to come from the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition – the vanilla Android version of the handset available in the US only. HTC One also has a Google Play Edition and recently strings of Android 4.3 was noticed in the device’s Bluetooth certification.

Well it looks like one enterprising developer, Taylor_Swift from xda-developers is looking to port Android 4.3 to the Sony Xperia Z (C660X). The custom ROM did go live for those with unlocked bootloaders, but the thread was closed earlier today whilst the dev fixes a whole host of bugs and force close issues. We don’t know when the ROM will go live again, but it’s something to look forward to for those who like to tinker.

Android 4.3

Via xda-developers.

Thanks skyend!

  • SonyFan

    Hmm…Hope Sony releases the 4.3 Update the first one…ala S4 and H One…
    Love you sony gooooo….show the sammy boys who the king is… :DD XDDD

  • Farrukh Siddiqui

    i am already using 4.3
    it still have bugs in main settings brightness and volume options give you force close photosphere is also have force close problem.
    i tried 4.3 on my XPZ u wanna try just follow the link

  • DrKrFfXx

    What’s the difference between 4.2.2 and 4.3?

  • OMG

    Taylor Swift is a developer too?!?

  • Babylonbwoy

    A port of a sammy rom in my xz?! No way.

  • dejavu

    i have a bad feeling kanye west will disrupt this development

  • sony

    All site write about samsung .
    And the appearance of other companies such as Sony, HTC and Apple are destroyed.

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    a new camera interface (since sony customizes it’s own it does not matter) and support for Bluetooth Low Energy

  • jbugs

    Oh its fun to hav XZ, whatever.. where the hell bugs update for Xperia S ?????????????????????

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  • Anonymous

    I think Google won’t release the 4.3 until after Motorola releases the new X phone on July 11th. the X will run 4.2.2. So Google doesn’t want people to think the X’s system is outdated.

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  • Z

    I like Ellie Goulding..

  • Selena Gemez

    Taylor Swift loves Sony so much.

  • Hotdog

    Whatever it’s still not as smooth as iOS.

  • order processing

    yes its a fantastic android news thanks for sharing.

  • Twit Gadget7
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  • It’s stock android by Google. I know we all hate Samsung but take a chill pill and think bro.

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  • Herman

    What are you doing here?

  • bustedemotions96

    And we, Xperia U users dont even have a stable Jelly Bean 4.1 rom. :/

  • jmcomms

    I am not worried about 4.3 yet – and Google is yet to properly announce this (and I wonder if that’s coming this Thursday?).

    All I want is for Sony to fix all the problems that have arrived since I updated by Z to 4.2.2;

    – Battery issues (not charging properly, getting red hot)
    – Album now really slow and not caching thumbnail images properly
    – Serious lag on the launcher and at other points when using the device, which with 4.1.2 (.253) was buttery smooth.
    – Camera really slow to start and even slower now you drag the camera icon to get to its new lock screen widget
    – AnTuTu score down over 2,000
    – Stamina mode saying that I am going to get the exact same time on or off

    The only plus side is that I’ve not had the ‘camera not available’ error I sometimes got before!

    Please Sony, fix these things (and anything else I’ve not noticed) and I won’t care if it’s 4.2.x or 4.3!

  • Akshay Gupta

    The 4.1.1 release was on 11th… And most of the google updates are on Tuesday… Which makes it highly probable that they release it in a day or two… The nexus 4 forum is also filled with so many speculations.

  • Babylonbwoy

    Generally I don’t use any port from a device on another device, even a port of other Xperia’s! I won’t use Honami port on my XZ, if I want Honami looking device then I’ll buy Honami when released… If apk’s are compatible then I can install a launcher or particular app that I like or need, but changing the overall look, no way! Same goes for theme, no apple looking icon or stuff like that;

    Straight Sony shit, or none!

    That said, the rom is buggy as hell from reading here and there.

    Btw : I don’t hate Sammy/HTC or Apple, I just don’t give a damn about, it’s different.

  • TjaldidTjaldid
  • Evita

    factory reset it for your sake.

  • jmcomms

    And you can guarantee that will solve the problems? Otherwise that’s a whole world of pain doing backups and restoring and reinstalling just to get back to where I am now!

  • iOSfreaks

    Whatever it is, iOS can never be as versatile and customizable as android.


    there is still no update for my xperia Z… stuck at 10.11.a.1.253

  • AndroidFTW

    That’s nice, Herman. I see that your leader “Tim Cook” has successfully made very shitty imitation of Jellybean.

  • Hamburger

    iOS is more unstable than Windows Vista

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