Avatar Rom For Sony Xperia S |CM10 | 4.1.2 Jelly Bean |

sony-xperia-s-dark-silverAvatar ROM for Sony Xperia S was built by CyanongenMod (CM10) source code with android 4.1.2 jelly bean. As of now, there is no stable 4.2 jelly bean for Xperia S. Avatar ROM was modified and polished with beautiful UI with theme chooser. It has MIUI style interface as well as CM buttery Jelly Bean performance. Loving of Cynongenmod custom ROM as of its light size with boosted performance. We are waiting still the latest CM10.1 to release and run on Xperia S.

The rom is pre-rooted and need custom recovery for installation. We have prepared tutorial to root and install custom recovery if you have not done it. Check out why you should root your device before start flashing the ROM.

Benefit of Rooting

1. Full Control of Android With root access, you can alter any system files (developer level), delete annoying pre-installed stock apps (come with carrier perhaps), change Samsung boot animation (or others brand) and much more. As you can tells, you can actually alter with full access to your phone via root.

2. Backup and Restore Your Android Devices It is not a unique condition whereby your phone will getting slower and buggy after long period of usage. No matter how well you keep your phone (not installing any stuff which is not possible), it seem like the phone will still getting degraded in performance or error keep popping up. Backup the entire system to an SD card is a must so that you can restore back to the state where no errors are found. Rooting allows you to do so as with Backup App like Titanium Backup or Nandroid Backup.

3. Most Important – Install Custom Rom. The ultimate goal of rooting your Android devices is to flash custom rom. Many has complaint of the bad of stock rom and one of the best solution is to flash highly-customized rom. With the installation of custom rom, you are expecting: better battery, butter-smooth performance, customization in term of UI and applications, apply most advance and latest software and apps on older devices, faster network speed, stable network connectivity, USB OTG (On-To-Go) and many more.

Avatar ROM CM10 Rom Features:

  • The platform for avatarrom as of now is CM10. The following components are changed on top CM10.
  • Status Bar
    • Toggles page to contain controls for toggles
    • Fixed memory leaks
  • Theme Chooser
    • Has an online theme server – head here and download cool MIUI converted themes.
    • Changed the layout
    • Added previews
  • Bazooka Launcher
    • Own launcher which is an enhanced version of Trebuchet (you can download this at the end of this post)
    • Enhanced theming by adding dockbar
    • Preview mode to edit workspaces
  • Messaging App
    • Changed message thread to make them themeable
  • Boot Animation
    • A beautiful boot animation – will be made themeable in upcoming versions
  • Settings
    • Changed statistics to point to Avatar statistics server
    • OTA updater – you can check for updates to Avatar right from your device
    • Changed to support Avatar ROMs
    • Support for Gapps – download latest Gapps package as an OTA update
  • Framework
    • Integrated with ACRA Error Reporter for system wide crashes
  • Lockscreen
    • Changed to make them themeable
    • Support for complex unlock gestures

Disclaimer

It’s always risky to modify your phone and be warned that a failure may brick your phone. In order to keep your phone safe, please read carefully every single line of the tutorial and follows the steps exactly. We are not responsible for any damage to your device. By doing so, your phone warranty may void.

Compatibility

The tutorial and guide below is only compatible to Sony Xperia S model. It will not compatible to other devices.

Check phone model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number.

Requirements

  1. Windows-based PC
  2. Sony Xperia S
  3. Download and install USB drivers on PC. Download Sony USB Driver for Windows.
  4. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Device.
  5. Backup your personal data on phone to PC to ensure you keep a copy of your personal data (SMS, MMS, Contacts, Internet Settings, Photos and etc). How to Backup Personal Data On Android Device.
  6. Make sure your phone is charged to 50% to avoid interruption during flashing. How to Check Battery Level On Android Device.

Download

  1. CM10 Avatar ROM for Xperia S (cm-1.1b_54_20130201_nozomi.zip,174MB)- Development Page
  2. Google Apps Package (gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip, 90MB)

Instructions: (From Custom ROM)

  1. Make sure you have follow steps above and enable all the necessary features before start.
  2. Do a Nandroid backup in CWM recovery in case you need for restoration. (Optional)
  3. Connect your device to the computer via micro USB cable.
  4. Copy and paste the downloaded ***ROM***.zip files to your phone internal SD card.
  5. Turn off your phone and disconnect from USB cable.
  6. Press press Volume Up button when the blue LED and the LED bar lights up on boot to enter CWM/TWRP Recovery.
  7. In Recovery menu, you are always recommended to perform a full Wipe Data/Factory Reset to avoid crashing and ROM compatibility issue. You may skip this step if you upgrade from your previous ROM version. For CWM recovery, use Volume key to navigate in Recovery Mode.
  8. Do Wipe Cache Partition – Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  9. Go to advanced and do Wipe Dalvik Cache — Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  10. From the main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the ***ROM***.zip and click Yes to install.
  11. Back to main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip file and click Yes to install.
  12. After the installation completes, go back to recovery’s main menu.
  13. Select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
  14. For first boot up, it normally takes longer time. Please wait patiently.

Instructions: (From Stock ROM)

  1. Root and install CWM recovery. How To Root Guide
  2. Download root checker from Google Play to check your root status.
  3. Press Power + Volume Up + Home Button to enter recovery mode. Check whether CWM/TWRP recovery is successfully installed. Select Reboot system to reboot your device.
  4. Connect your device to the computer via micro USB cable.
  5. Copy and paste the downloaded ***ROM***.zip files to your phone internal SD card.
  6. Turn off your phone and disconnect from USB cable.
  7. Press press Volume Up button when the blue LED and the LED bar lights up on boot to enter CWM/TWRP Recovery.
  8. In Recovery menu, you are always recommended to perform a full Wipe Data/Factory Reset to avoid crashing and ROM compatibility issue. You may skip this step if you upgrade from your previous ROM version. For CWM recovery, use Volume key to navigate in Recovery Mode.
  9. Do Wipe Cache Partition – Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  10. Go to advanced and do Wipe Dalvik Cache — Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  11. From the main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the ***ROM***.zip and click Yes to install.
  12. Back to main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip file and click Yes to install.
  13. After the installation completes, go back to recovery’s main menu.
  14. Select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
  15. For first boot up, it normally takes longer time. Please wait patiently.