Install KitKat 4.4.2 on Sony Xperia Z1 via MoKee AOSP ROM [Step-by-step Guide]

By | February 14, 2014

Time to introduce some classical AOSP ROMs to your Xperia Z1 – smooth, fast, and a hell of a lot of features that coupled with pure KitKat 4.4.2 AOSP make a really neat ROM for your Xperia Z1, dubbed as MoKee. One of the many cool features are the multi-window and fast performance (Odexed) that makes this MoKee KitKat 4.4.2 ROM cool. To isntall the MoKee AOSP KitKat 4.4.2 ROM on your Xperia Z1, follow the step-by-step guide provided below.

This is not an official KitKat 4.4.2 update for your Xperia Z1, though it looks absolutely stock KitKat 4.4.2 on your Xperia Z1. But it’s more than what meets the eye, a lot of options and features can be found in the settings. But for now, have a look at these really important points before we move on to the guide.

Things to be Noted

  • The method mentioned below is not an official method to install and update your Xperia Z1 to KitKat 4.4.2. It’s an after market firmware/ROM called NamelessROM
  • Make sure your Sony Xperia Z1  is rooted and has the latest CWM or TWRP recovery installed on it
  • If you do not read every instruction carefully, you might mess up

Preparations

  • You must have the original USB cable for the connection between your Xperia Z1 and the PC
  • The device must be charged up to at least 85% of battery level so that it does not flunk during the KitKat 4.4.2 Nameless ROM installation on your Xperia Z1 device
  • Activating USB debugging on your device is a must. This can be done by going to Settings > Developer Options > USB debugging
  • Ensure that you have all the necessary USB drivers installed on your PC to establish a healthy and uninterrupted connection between your Xperia device and PC
  • After you’ve completed all the preparatory steps, consider the following backups

Backups

Downloads

ROMs-2

Steps to Update Sony Xperia Z1 to KitKat 4.4.2 via MoKee AOSP

 (CWM Recovery method)

Step 1 - After you’ve downloaded the above listed zip files, connect your computer to your device and move both the zip files to your phone’s root storage (in plain sight, not in any folder)

Step 2 - Disconnect your Xperia and boot it into recovery mode by first turning it off and then on again by pressing Volume Down + Power button  and then selecting the recovery option from the next screen.

Step 3 - Now that you’re in CWM recovery, select Data Wipeout / Factory reset option and wipe the data. Next, select the Wipe Cache and then Dalvik cache from the Advanced Option

Step 4 - Now go back to the recovery menu and select the Install Zip from SD Card option. Now choose the KitKat 4.4.2  NamelessROM zip file and install it. After that completes, do the same for the GApps zip file and install it on your Sony Xperia Z1

Step 5 - After that’s done, select the +++Go Back++++ option and click on Reboot system now 

How to Install and Flash KitKat 4.4.2 NamelessROM on your Sony Xperia Z1 (TWRP Recovery method)

Step 1 - After you’ve downloaded the above listed zip files, connect your computer to your Sony Xperia Z1 and move both the zip files to your phone’s root storage (in plain sight, not in any folder)

Step 2 - You may now disconnect your Sony Xperia Z1 and boot it into recovery mode by first turning it off and then on again by pressing Volume Down + Power button  and then selecting the recovery option from the next screen.

Step 3 - Now that you’re in TWRP recovery, select Data Wipeout option and wipe the data. Next, select the Wipe Cache and then Dalvik cache from the Advanced Option

Step 4 - Now go back to the recovery menu and select the Install option. Now choose the KitKat 4.4.2 MoKee AOSP ROM zip file and install it. After that completes, do the same for the GApps zip file and install it.

Step 5 - After that’s done, go back to the recovery menu and click on Reboot 

Now sit tight and wait for your Xperia Z1 to reboot – after that, it’ll boot into the KitKat 4.4.2 MoKee AOSP ROM and you can enjoy it all you want.

Salar Hussain

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