The Sony Xperia T LT30p is one of the most anticipated phones released late this year and we all can understand why. The phone, which garnered fame for being Agent 007′s phone, packs a 13-MP camera, a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor, and shatter-proof and scratch-resistant glass. The Xperia T is perfect for all the action-packed moments in your life.
And, because this phone is not just a mere piece of gadget, a more suitable OS is needed. The phone comes with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but you can upgrade this device to Jelly Bean via a custom ROM — the KangXperiaProject Milestone 1 ROM. From the kitchen of XDA Developers member championswimmer, this custom ROM is AOSP-based with tons of user-friendly settings native to AOKP ROMs. The only things that currently don't work in this ROM are the FM Radio and the unreliable Wi-Fi Hotspot.
This guide shows you how to flash KangXperiaProject Milestone 1 ROM for the Xperia T LT30p.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Sony Xperia T, model number LT30p. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- Sony Xperia T with an unlocked bootloader and ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
- Download the following files to your computer:
- KangXperiaProject Milestone 1 ROM package (aokp_mint-ota-eng.kxp_milestone1.zip, md5sum: e1010b40e6eb1e8e8094e1ff89b55d98)
- GApps package (gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip, md5sum: 4e9e7ec3c22b0b3471bd05d62b8a659d)
- Make sure that your phone's battery is charged up to 75% or more to avoid interruptions during the process.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Copy the KangXperiaProject Milestone 1 ROM and the GApps packages to your phone's SD card.
- Switch your phone off.
- Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, wait for the phone's boot logo to appear and the LED light to turn purple. Press and hold down the Volume Down button (for 2012 models) or the Back button (for 2011 models) for a few seconds and the phone will boot into recovery.
- Note: You can use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power button to select an item or option in recovery.
- Make a NANDroid backup of your current ROM. To create a backup, go to Backup and Restore and select Backup.
- If you're flashing from an AOKP ROM, proceed to step 6. If you are coming from another ROM, do the following:
- Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Go to Mounts and Storage and select Format /System. Wait for the process to finish.
- Select Install ZIP from SD Card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD Card and navigate to the aokp_mint-ota-eng.kxp_milestone1.zip file. Select the file and confirm the action to start installing the ROM to your phone.
- Note: The kernel is automatically installed for 2012 phone models. For the 2011 models, you need to manually flash the kernel via Fastboot.
- After installing the ROM, repeat steps 6 and 7 to install the GApps package.
- Once installation of the GApps package is done, select Go Back and select Reboot System Now. This will reboot your phone to the newly installed KangXperiaProject Milestone 1 ROM.
You have successfully installed KangXperiaProject Milestone 1 ROM to the Sony Xperia T LT30p. Great job!
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