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Sony Xperia ZR

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The following step-by-step tutorial will help you to upgrade your Sony Xperia ZR to Android 4.4 KitKat. Apart from being the new hot custom ROM that everyone wants, it’s very useful. Even if you don’t take advantage of functions such as Screen recording or cloud printing directly from your gallery, you still want to consider installing it, since it uses 14% less charge of your battery.

Sony Xperia ZR

The following tutorial should only be used for this specific model. We take no responsibility if any damage is done to your phone throughout the process. Before you start: make sure that your battery has at least 70% charge, but do it with full charge, just to make sure.

Are you ready? Let’s begin then:

Step 1 – Save everything from your phone: contacts, photos, everything. Although it is unlikely that something unexpected will happen, it is better to be ready for such a case.

Step 2 – Enable USB Debugging on your phone. You also want to download all necessary USB drivers for your phone on your computer, and has the latest ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your phone.

Step 3 – Download CyanogenMod11 Nightly Build For Sony Xperia ZR and GApps package for Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROMs.  Both are needed, since otherwise you will have no Google applications on your phone. Donwload the CyanogenMod 11 file here, and the GApps pack can be found here. Before you proceed make sure you are downloading the Mod designed for your device. Every device has it’s own build designed specifically for that phone, and you don’t want any other build on your phone except your own.

Step 4 – Connect your phone to your computer. Copy the files to either your internal or external storage units.

Step 5 – Disconnect your phone.

Step 6 – Reboot your phone to Custom Recovery mode. To do this on the Xperia ZR, you need to press the Volume Up button a few times while it’s booting. Once you see the screen, navigate with the Volume buttons and select with the Power button.

Step 7 – Do a Nandroid Backup. Give yourself a chance to back out later if you don’t enjoy the experience.

Step 8 –You have to do a data wiping. Select data wiping/factory reset. After it’s done, go back to the main menu, and select wipe cache partition. After that’s done, navigate to advanced options and select Wipe Dalvik Cache.

Step 9 – When it’s done, select install zip from SD card. Select the CyanogenMod file first. After it’s completed, do the same thing with the GApps file.

Step 10 –  After you’ve finished, simply go to the main menu, and Reboot your system.

Step 11 – Congratulations! You now have Android 4.4 KitKat on your Sony Xperia ZR. Enjoy.

You don’t have a Sony Xperia ZR, but you still want to upgrade to Android 4.4? Keep searching this site, since we’ll be bringing you more tutorials on how to install CyanogenMod 11 on different devices.

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Sony Xperia ZR is another good addition to its Xperia series phone. The best thing about this phone is that it is capable to resist Water and Dust as well. This is one of the main reasons that people are going for this phone. This feature become more important in rainy days when we have to take care of our phone a lot. Sony is one of the best smartphone selling brands and there are many users who are searching for the PC Companion, Suite and USB Drivers download. Below you will find the link to download the same.


Sony Xperia ZR


There are many videos available on Youtube to see the water resist capacity. You can check those videos to see the quality of the phone. Today, people want a smartphone which is light and handy to use and keeping this thing in mind, they have made this phone very light. This is just 140 grams in weight. Multitasking is again one of the important factors for a good smartphone and with the Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor of this phone, its possible to enjoy the experience of multiple windows.

Sony Xperia ZR Specification:

  • Display: 4.55 Inch TFT capacitive
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Primary Camera: 13.1 Mega Pixels
  • Front Camera: VGA
  • OS: Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Sony Xperia ZR PC suite System requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or higher
  • Ram: 512 MB
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 or Higher

Sony Xperia ZR Download Links: