Google Play Edition v2.0 ROM arrives for SONY Xperia Z smartphone and can be manually updated with the same. The best part is that this is the pre rooted firmware and you will not have to take pains in rooting the same. Also, be noted that you can unroot the device at any point of time. So, let’s check out on how you can install this Official Google PLAY Edition firmware in your XPERIA Z smartphone. This device is built from SONY’s Android Open Source Project and is 100% stable and ideal for daily usage.
Quick Pre Requisites:
- Create a backup of all the data in your Xperia Z ONLY with the help of below mentioned steps. Kindly don’t use ROM Manager or any other tools like PC Companion etc. for creating the backup.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your computer from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Make sure that your SONY Xperia Z is left with the minimum of 50% battery or else the device might just get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
- Also, make sure that the MTP Mode is Disabled which can be done from the path “Settings > Xperia > Connectivity > USB Connection Mode” to select the MSC Mode and not the MTP Mode.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage caused to the device which is very unlikely if you follow the instructions carefully mentioned in this article.
Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can proceed on to next step where we have mentioned the detailed guide on how to apply with this firmware update.