21 Jul 2015

Crdroid custom rom for Sony Xperia Z3 compact D5803/D5833 (aries)

If you bored of stock rom on your Sony Xperia z3 compact and want to try a lollipop based custom rom then we present you a feature rich custom firmware crdroid andorid.This roms gives you a completely different experience compared to stock based one.

Before going further let me tell you some points about xperia z3 compact.It is also called z3c and has device specific code name as aries.Just like any sony flagship it comes in different models depending on radios in it.One has a model number D5803 while other has model number D5833.

You can flash this crdroid android on both the models without any hesitations.But remember that another oem device too has same codename as xperia z3 compact.If you flash that rom on this device, you will brick it for sure.So you have to be careful about this.
Disclaimer:
We all are aware that it is a risky process and we take not responsibly for all volcanic eruptions that arise in your heart if it fails to boot after flashing and if you hard brick it even light from Jupiter cannot save you.So be careful while flashing.

Crdroid rom Sony xperia z3 compact D5803 D5833:

Crdroid rom for Sony Xperia Z3 compact D5803 and D5833
About crdroid:
It is based on latest version of cyanogenmod with lot of added features.Since this is based off cyanogenmod you will get latest android version bundled in it.This is compiled by a xda recognized member "davidteri91", a big thanks to him for bringing this amazing rom for both D5803 and D5833 variants of xperia Z3 compact.
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.
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  • Search bar in recents can be disabled.
  • 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.
  • Quick settings: All tiles in quick settings panel is customizable you can enable heptic feedback too.
  • Gesture anywhere: This feature lets you access you favourite apps  by drawing a gesture.
  • Enable or disable media scanner at boot.
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  • 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.
  • Long pressing on back button will kill recent 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wake lock blocker is built in too.
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  • 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.
  • Volume keys can be used to unlock your device.
  • You can configure rotation too.
  • Performance settings: This lets you control your cpu and gpu behaviour like you can choose governors or adjust max and min cpu frequency.
  • Privacy guard from cyangenmod rom too is included in this rom along with super user integration.
These are some of the features of crdroid rom for Sony Xperia Z3 compact and there are lot of other features too which you can explore by flashing this on your tablet.

Must Read: Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom for Sony Xperia Z3 compact D5803/D5833

Prerequisites:
  • Root:You must have root access on your Sony Xperia Z3 compact aries.
  • Battery: Charge your Xperia Z3 compact to at least 90% so that you wont encounter any battery related problems while flashing this rom.
  • Backup Efs partitions: Backup all your efs partition of your sony xperia Z3 compact on current Rom or firmware.Just in case if you loose signal you can just restore it back.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes contacts,apps,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud networks as flashing Crdroid rom on Sony Xperia Z3 compact will will wipe all your data.
  • Custom recovery: You need a custom recovery(Twrp or cwm) installed on your Xperia Z3 compact.Without it you can not flash roms at all.
  • Lock Gps:Lock your gps position on your current rom.If you use this a lot then you have to lock it so that it could work even after flashing other roms.Its easy to lock gps .Turn on gps in settings and find your current location in google maps and now now have locked on to gps.
  • You must have a unlocked bootloader.
  • Downloads: Crdroid rom for xperia Z3 compact aries (androidfilehost mirror) and google apps and transfer them to internal storage.

Flash Crdroid on Xperia Z3 compact using Twrp recovery:

  • Download Crdroid  rom for xperia Z3 compact or z3c and Gapps transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of your 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 your Xperia Z3 compact 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 Z3 compact boots into twrp recovery.
  • Once you are in  twrp 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 this 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 its features.

By following the abouve procedure you will be able to install Crdroid custom rom on your sony xperia z3 compact aka aries.You can flash this rom on both  D5803 and D5833 models.If you have any other queries just leave a comment below or contact us.
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