19 Jun 2015

Paranoid android custom rom for Sony Xperia Zl odin

You can now install latest version of android lollipop on our sony xperia zl odin with the help of paranoid android custom rom.Sony xperia zl is an alternative for xperia z  who doesnot like glass body and comes with almost identical specs.
If you running any kitkat custom roms on sony xperia zl its time for you to shift for a lollipop custom rom and here we present you paranoid android rom (Aospal) for it.Device code name for xperia zl is "Odin".

Paranoid android custom rom for sony xperia zl odin: 

Paranoid android custom rom for sony xperia zl odin

About paranoid android rom:
Paranoid android is a custom firmware based on android open source project with lot of unique features over other custom roms.Some features of cyanogenomd are also present in this too.Paranoid android lollipop based rom lacks lot of features which the kitkat based  one offers.This rom is compiled by an xda senior member  SuperHanss for xperia zl.Rom is stable and you can use it as a daily driver for sometime for sure.
Features:
  • Theme engine: This feature is adopted from the higly popular custom rom,Cyanogenmod. Allows you to change the themes of user interface with out any need of special mods. There are lot of themes in playstore which you can download and customize it.This theme engine supports icon apps too.So if you download any icon's app you can apply them using this theme engine instead of launcher.
  •  Display sleep options: Double tapping on status bar or lock screen ring will the device to sleep.
  • You can launch music app when a head set is connected.
  • Button actions: You can set custom actions for buttons .Like long press the back button to kill recent app.
  • App ops: Manage permissions of apps using app ops.
  • Audio Fx: This a audio equilizer which is present by default.
  • Pie control: If you have on screen button then this feature will save you lot of screen.It is an alternative to navigation key with lot of features.Hide you navigation keys and enable pie.Swiping from edges of screen will revel pie control which will all navigation keys along with date and time,battery percentage.

These are some of the features of paranoid android rom for sony xperia zl odin and you can explore rest of them by flashing this rom on your device.
Prerequisites:
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes apps,contacts,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud storage as flashing paranoid android Rom on Sony xperia zl odin will erase all your data.
  • Battery: Charge your Sony xperia zl odin 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 zl odin on current ROM.If you loose signal you can just restore it back.
  • Custom recovery: You need a custom recovery like twrp or cwm or Philz installed on your xperia zl.Without it you can not flash roms at all.
  • Downloads: Paranoid android rom for xperia zl (aospal for odin) and google apps. Transfer them to internal storage of your device.

Flash paranoid rom on Xperia zl odin using recovery:


  • Download paranoid android rom for xperia zl odin  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 zl 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 zl odin boots into Twrp  or cwm or philz 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 device boots up you can enjoy all these features.This is simple guide to install paranoid android custom rom on sony Xperia zl odin.If you are unable to follow it or have any queries please feel free to contact us or comment below.
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