Sony Xperia Z, Download and Install Carbon Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM. [Detailed Guide]


If you are one of the Android follower then you must got the news of release of Android 4.4.2 KitKat which is the latest Android version for any device running Android. Though the update is still on the way and number of devices didn’t got the update yet. But thanks to the third party ROM developers who does cook latest ROMs for High End devices. One of the renowned ROM developer has recently developed Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM [Un-official] for Sony Xperia Z.

There are reports that the developer has developed this Android 4.4.2 KitKat Customized ROM specifically for his own Sony Xperia Z smartphone which was later released on-line for all Sony Xperia Z users to update their devices accordingly. So are posting this detailed Guide for you to know Who to inject this Custom Carbon Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM in your Sony Xperia Z.

But before downloading and installing the custom Carbon ROM you must have some necessary tools and some important things that you make sure before injecting the ROM in your Sony Xperia Z.


1- Make Sure you have your Sony Xperia Z charged. [ Atleast 80%] 2- Backup all your important data, because flashing new ROM will erase your previous data, including Call Logs, Contacts and Messages that are saved in the phone memory.
3- Make sure to Enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > About phone> Tap on Build Number continuously to enable Developer options.
4- Now tap on Developers Option and enable the USB Debugging.
5- Keep in mind that this Carbon Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM is only for Sony Xperia Z only.

Download Carbon Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM for Sony Xperia Z :

Here are the links to the files you will need to download the custom Roms.

1- Download Android 4.4.2 Carbon ROM: Link
2- Now download the Sony USB Drivers Link from the given Link.
3- USB Debugging is enable, go-to Settings > Developers Option and Tick the USB debugging.
4- Download Google Apps for Android 4.4.2 from Here [Link]


How to Install Carbon Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM on Sony Xperia Z:

When you have every thing downloaded and ready, its time to flash this to your device. All you have to do is follow these instructions to install it on your Sony Xperia Z.

1- Conect your Sony Xperia Z with the PC.
2- Copy the downloaded Custom ROM Zip file from above and paste it on your SD Card.
3- Now power off your device and reboot it in recovery Mode
4- Press and Hold  Power + Volume Up button to reboot the device in Recvery Mode.

Make sure you have the latest ClockworkMod installed, because the older version of the CWM Recovery will not work with this latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom ROM.

Using ClockworkMod/PhilZ Touch Recovery Users:

This step by step guide will let you know how to flash this custom ROM with ClockWorkMod or the PhilZ Touch Recovery method, All you have to do is follow the step by Step guide.

Screenshot_1 WipeData

Step 1: First Choose ‘Wipe Cache’.
Step 2: Then Navigate to ‘advance’ and choose ‘Devlik Wipe Cache’ so you won’t get in any bootloop.
Step 3: Then Finally Choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
Step 4: Navigate to ‘Install zip from sd card’ another windows will open in front of you.
Step 5: Select ‘choose zip from sd card’ from the Options.
Step 6: Select the Android 4.4.2 Carbon file and confirm the installation on next screen.
Step 7: After the Installation, go back and Flash Google Apps.
Step 8: Once the Installation is Over, Select +++++Go Back+++++.
Step 9: Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

Here it is all you have to do is wait till your Sony Xperia Z reboots and the screen will show the Carbon ROM logo at start which will be totally different to the stocked Sony Xperia animation you used to see often on boot screen. Since you are running the ROM for the first time all you have to do is register your device with Google, this will help you in importing the contacts, messages or call logs from your Google Account, if you have backed them up earlier.

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