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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Google Play Edition ROM for Sony Xperia Z

Good news for the Sony Xperia Z owners, now they can upgrade their device to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean; which is the latest and advanced version of Android.

I can’t understand why Google is bothering about Android 4.3 Jelly Bean leaks. A few weeks back, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean was ported on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 device and now it has been ported to Sony’s flagship Xperia Z device. If this leak continues, then that day is not far; when Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will be ported to all the flagship devices before the official release. If Google is sitting quiet then why do we bother?


So are you ready to download Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM for Xperia Z?If yes, then I will surely guide through the complete process of “How to install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Google Play Edition ROM for Xperia Z”. Before going further, make sure that you have read “Prerequisite and Disclaimer”.

Disclaimer: We ( are the not developers of these ROMs, so if some functionality is not working then don’t blame us. Follow at your own risk!


1. Charge your phone battery to about 80% of the full battery level.
2. Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging. To do so,
For Android 4.1.2 version:
1) All apps > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box
For Android 4.2.2 version:
1) All Apps > Settings > About Phone > Navigate to Build number > Tap “Build number” 7 times and you’ll get pop-up as “You are now a developer”.
2) All Apps > Settings > System >Developer Options and Android Debugging – check box
3. The phone must be rooted and CWM Recovery installed.
4. The phone boot loader must be unlocked.
5. Make the full backup of the Stock ROM.

Read: Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Custom ROMs for Android

How to install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Google Play Edition ROM for Xperia Z

Step 1: Download Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Google Play Edition ROM for Xperia Z from this official link.
Step 2: Copy the downloaded file into an external/internal SD card. [Don’t dare to extract any file]
Step 3: Switch off your device and boot in to CWM recovery mode by pressing and holding “Press Volume Up + Home + Power button” for a few seconds.
Step 4: In the Recovery Mode you have to wipe complete data by choosing the “wipe data/factory reset” option and then perform complete cache wipe by choosing “advanced” options in the CWM Recovery mode and then navigate to “Wipe Dalvik Cache”.
Step 5: Return to main CWM recovery menu, from there select “install zip from SD card” and select “Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Google Play Edition ROM for Xperia Z” (which you have downloaded earlier). Wait for the installation to complete.
Step 6: At last, select “+++++Go Back++++++” to the CWM Recovery main menu and select “reboot system now”. The phone will take around 5 minutes for the first boot up.

Congratulations! Now, your precious device runs on latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Google Play Edition version. Taste the delicious Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and share your review with us. If you face any difficulty while installing ROM, then let us know via the comments so that we can provide you best solution for it!

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One Comment

  • nadeem says:

    i have used the twice Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Google Play Edition ROM for Xperia Z.but after instalation it has stuked on google animated logo.

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