Android 4.4 KitKat is the latest version of Android these days. Earlier last month we wrote article about list of Android Phones and Tablets to Get Android 4.4 KitKat Update. Though Google released Android 4.4 KitKat few months ago but still most of the phones haven’t received this latest Android update, thanks to their manufacturer. As of December 2013, only 1-2% of the total Android devices are updated to Android 4.4 KitKat which is something very interesting.
If you own Xperia S smartphone then chances are high that you are looking for 4.4 KitKat custom ROM for Xperia S. If yes, then no need to worry now as we have found a CM11 Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROM for Xperia S. CM11 Custom ROM is based on stock android which means that it is free from bloatware and you will get pure nexus like experience on your Xperia S. CM ROMs are by far the most popular and stable custom ROMs and many users prefer them over the other ROMs.
Not sure why your should install Custom ROM? —> Read Read Benefits on Installing Custom ROM on Android Device.
So if you have decided to Install CM11 Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROM for Xperia S, then proceed with tutorial but make sure you have fulfilled the pre-requirements first.
- First of all you need to have your mobile phone charged. It should have atleast 80% charge remaining.
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone from Settings –> Manage Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging.
- The most important one: Back up all your important data like contacts, SMS, emails etc.
- Download the latest USB Drivers for your Android Device from manufacturer official website.
How to Update Xperia S with Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROM
Download CM11 Android 4.4 Custom ROM for Xperia S and place the ZIP folder on your desktop.
Now connect your Xperia S to your PC and transfer the download package to SD card.
Next Turn OFF your Xperia S and then press and hold “Volume Up + Home + Power Buttons” for few seconds until you see Android logo.
Once you phone is in recovery mode, select “Wipe data/Factory reset” option to erase the previous ROM. When it is done, perform a cache wipe by selecting “Wipe Cache partition” partition.
Go to main recovery window and select Advance and then select “Wipe Dalvik Cache” to perform Dalvik cache wiping. Now go back to main screen again.
Now select “Install ZIP from sdcard” followed by selecting “Choose zip from sdcard” and select the CM11 Android 4.4 Custom ROM.
Once installation is completed, go back to main recovery window and select “reboot system now”.
That’s it. Now you have successfully installed CM11 Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROM on Xperia S. We hope you will enjoy the latest Android a lot on your Xperia S. Meanwhile if you have faced any problem, then let us know so we can help.