18 Jun 2015

Install android lollipop based crdroid custom rom on Sony Xperia Z2 sirius

Sony is always open minded towards android development community as a result there are lot of great custom roms for Sony xperia z2 sirius  and one of them is Crdroid rom.This is a lollipop based custom rom with lot of features that are useful for daily usage as well as it is quite stable to be used as a daily driver.
About sony xperia z2  Sirius: It comes with a snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3 ghz which is backed with 3gb of ram along with 16gb internal storage. Display comes with full hd resolution which is shatter proof too.Primary camera on this is a 20.7mp unit while the rear camera is 2.2mp which can shoot videos up to 1080p.It was initially launched with android kitkat on board and later has been updated to android lollipop 5.0.Device code name for xperia z2 is sirius.

Install Crdroid custom rom on sony xperia z2 sirius:

Crdroid custom rom on sony xperia z2 sirius
About crdroid rom:
This crdroid rom which you are going to flash  on xperia z2 is developed by a senior member of xda "davidteri99" and is officially supported by them.It is based on latest version of cyanogenmod custom rom with lot of added features .Since this is based off cyanogenmod you will get latest android version bundled in it.Check out the features of this rom below.
Features of crdroid rom:
  • Theme engine: Theme engine is quite common in all custom roms now a days.It is from cyanogenmod and lets you change look of your user interface with themes.There are lot of themes available in playstore.
  • Navigation bar: You can enable or disable navigation bar and shit its position to left hand side  when you rotate screen in landscape mode.Size of navigation bar can also be adjusted.
  • Quick settings: All tiles in quick settings panel is customizable you can enable heptic feedback too.
  • Traffic meter: You can see traffic passing through your device using traffic monitor.Both download speeds and upload speeds are display on status bar in real time.
  • App bar: Swiping from the lest will display launch app bar which includes your favourite apps but floating mode for apps doesn't work.It just launches app.
  • Omni switch: This feature is drawn from omni rom and is an alternative to default recent menu.Once you enable it a floating bubble pops up and when you open it your recent accessed apps with be displayed.You can either access them or clear them.Omni switch is customizable too.
  • Gesture anywhere: This feature lets you access you favourite apps  by drawing a gesture.
  • Wake lock blocker is built in too.
  • Enable or disable media scanner at boot.

  • Lockscreen: You can customize lock screen short cuts and even hide camera app on lock screen.Lock screen has new unlock method called gesture unlock.Draw a gesture to unlock instead of entering pin or drawing pattern.If you choose pin as a protection then there is an option to shuffle number displayed during unlock.
  • Performance settings: This lets you control your cpu and gpu behaviour like you can choose governors or adjust max and min cpu frequency.
  • Volume keys can be used to unlock your device.
  • Privacy guard from cyangenmod rom too is included in this rom along with super user integration.
  • You can configure rotation too.
  • Long pressing on back button will kill recent app.
  • Search bar in recents can be disabled.
  • Slim's heads up notification system in also present.
  • Brightens slider can be disabled from status bar and notification count too is present.
  • Screen recorder too is present . 
These are some of the features of crdroid rom for sony xperia z2 and there are lot of other features too which you can explore by flashing this rom.
Prerequisites:
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes apps,contacts,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud storage as flashing Crdroid custom Rom on Sony xperia z2 sirius will erase all your data.
  • Battery: Charge your Sony xperia z2 sirius to at least 90% so that you wont encounter any battery related issues while flashing this.
  • Backup Efs partitions: Backup all your efs partition of your sony xperia z2 sirius on current ROM.If you loose signal you can just restore it back.
  • Custom recovery: You need a custom recovery like twrp or cwm installed on your xperia z2.Without it you can not flash roms at all.
  • Downloads: crdroid rom for xperia z2 (android file host mirror)and google apps. Transfer them to internal storage of your device.

Flash Crdroid rom on Xperia z2 sirius using recovery:

  • Download Crdroid  rom for xperia z2 sirius  and Gapps transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of device.
  • Power of  device completely and wait for few seconds to confirm that it is off completely.
  • Press power button and when device boots up leave power button.
  • While you xperia is powering up you you will notice led light blinks.When this happens you have to press either volume up or down continuously until it boots into recovery mode.
  • Sony xperia z2 sirius boots into Twrp  or cwm recovery.
  • Once you are in twrp or cwm click on  backup and select all partitions which you want to backup. It might take about 5 minutes for backup to complete. Don't interrupt backup process.
  • Once backup of your existing rom is completed click on back button.Wipe data,cache and dalvik cache and wipe system partition too.
  • Now select Install and navigate to location where you have placed your Rom and gapps zip files.
  • Flashing rom might take about 5 minutes or so.Once flashing is complete do a factory reset again.
  • Now reboot to system.Wait at least 15 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore ROM features.
Once xperia z2 boots up you can enjoy latest version on android lollipop on your device.If you have doubts regarding crdroid custom rom for sony xperia z2 sirius then leave a comment below.
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