You can now update your Xperia Z1 Compact to latest and customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Google recently introduced Android 4.4.2 KitKat a many Nexus models but that build is not much customized. CyanogenMod team recently introduced Android 4.4.2 KitKat based CM11 build for Xperia Z1 Compact. You can download and install custom firmware CM11 on your Xperia Z1 Compact. Since, Xperia Z1 Compact is capable enough to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat smoothly, CM11 going to be a great experience for you. With nightly build you will receive update daily and bugs are fixed faster as well as new feature introduced regularly. To learn how to flash this ROM, continue reading this guide to know how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based CM11 custom ROM on Xperia Z1 Compact.
Some of the cool Android 4.4.2 KitKat features that you will enjoy is Screen Recording, Tap to Pay (Google Wallet for everyone), NFC emulation for non nfc devices, 14% less memory usage, cloud printing from Gallery, Google Home is the new Launcher, Core System Processes Trimmed, apps are efficient and responsive on all devices, the all new 'procstats tool details' memory use, Full-screen Immersive mode, seamless change in resolution during media playback, Phone dialer got local business detection, redesigned Quickoffice and many more.
As said already, this is a test build and you should expect some bugs in it. All bugs and issues expected to be fixed as development progress towards a better build.
This tutorial is only for Xperia Z1 Compact. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.
1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.
2. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.
3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Xperia Z1 Compact in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]
4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Xperia Z1 Compact. [Guide].
5. Your device have latest CWM version 220.127.116.11 and up or TWRP 18.104.22.168 and up installed. [Guide]
If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based CM11 ROM on Xperia Z1 Compact.
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Congrats! Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware based custom ROM CM11 is now installed and running on your Xperia Z1 Compact. [Note: Root is turned off by default in CM ROMs, you must enable developer settings first (tap the build number 8 times under about device), then enable root under Developer Settings].