Official Xperia Tablet Z CM13 CyanogenMod 13 Custom ROM

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    Xperia Tablet Z (GSM & Wi-fi) CM13 (cyanogenMod 13) Marshmallow ROM (Device Codename: pollux & pollux_windy) Marshmallow taste has now arrived and this an official build. Official NIGHTLY build are automated builds which makes sure the build is not broken by daily code changes made by developers. NIGHTLY builds are not stable as compared to SNAPSHOT builds and may contain some minor bugs. Here is some brief explanation of the difference between a NIGHTLY and SNAPSHOT.

    DISCLAIMER:
    Installing custom ROM requires a custom recovery to be installed on the Xperia Tablet Z (GSM & Wi-fi) which in turn requires the bootloader to be unlocked, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup your all data or take a NANDROID backup using a recovery. You are the only person doing changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you. Neither the developer nor we will be held responsible for any disaster that happens to your device.

     

    Xperia Tablet Z CM13 (CyanogenMod 13) MARSHMALLLOW CUSTOM ROM

    REQUIRED DOWNLOADS AND LINKS FOR THE Xperia Tablet Z CM13 ROM UPDATE GUIDE:

    Root binary is inbuilt since CyanogenMod 12, so you don’t need a separate SuperSu package to install to gain ROOT access. Here is How to Enable ROOT Access on CM13/CyanogenMod 13

    FLASHING CYANOGENMOD 13 ON Xperia Tablet Z CM13 (CyanogenMod 13) MARSHMALLLOW CUSTOM ROM:

    1. Follow this if you are flashing CyanogenMod 13 for the first time to your Xperia Tablet Z (GSM & Wi-fi), or coming from another ROM:

      This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider backing up your phone data or take a nandroid backup. Here is how to take NANDROID backup using TWRP recovery.

      Points to NOTE:
      – Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
      – Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
      – It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.

      • Download and Copy the GApps and CyanogenMod ROM ZIP to your device.
      • Take a backup using a synchronization application or using Samsung Smart Switch or if you have TWRP installed then boot into TWRP recovery and take a NANDROID backup using the TWRP itself.
      • Boot into Recovery. Make sure to have a Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP.
        If you don’t have a recovery then download it from the above link and follow the below guide to flash:
        – Here is a Guide explaining How to Install TWRP using Fastboot.
        – Before following this guide make sure that the Bootloader is already unlocked on your Xperia Tablet Z (GSM or Wi-fi)
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      • Wipe data factory reset, Cache partition, Dalvik Cache and Format the System partition.
        – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe data using TWRP recovery.
      • First flash the CM ROM ZIP from device. Then flash the GApps zip from your device memory.
        – Here is a post explaining how to flash a custom ROM using TWRP recovery.
        – Use the same guide to flash the GApps too.
      • Reboot and Enjoy the CyanogenMod 13 Marshmallow ROM on your Xperia Tablet Z (GSM or Wi-fi).
    2. Upgrading from earlier version of CyanogenMod 13.0 on the Xperia Tablet Z (GSM & Wi-fi):

      • Copy the CyanogenMod 13 ROM ZIP file to your phone.
      • Boot into Recovery.
      • Flash the latest CM ROM ZIP from your phone.
        – Here is a post explaining how to flash a custom ROM using TWRP recovery.
        – Use the same guide to flash the GApps too.
      • Reboot and Enjoy

    The first boot may take long time, so don’t panic and be sure that you have enough battery backup. Let the phone reboot and then enjoy the official CyanogenMod 13 Marshmallow ROM on Xperia Tablet Z (GSM & Wi-fi).

    After this CM13 installation you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
    How to Enable ROOT Access on CM13/CyanogenMod 13.

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