Sony Xperia T is confirmed to get official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean but third-party developers got ahead of them with Android 4.4 KitKat. Owners of Xperia T can now flash manually a firmware running latest Android 4.4 KitKat version which can be used for day-to-day tasks.

OmniROM 4.4 KitKat

OmniROM 4.4 is made compatible with the Sony Xperia T that runs latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS. According to XDA developers, the OmniROM 4.4 for Xperia T is in alpha stage which contains several expected bugs or issues. But according to the developer, only one 'real' issue is considered as a problem - the HDMI output. Owners who have dock or an MHL cable will face the issue at this time but other day-to-day activities such as SMS, Internet surfing and more weren't reported yet suffering any problems.


1. Use the Sony Xperia T LT30p smartphone only. Do not flash the firmware to Xperia TX or any other similar T coded Xperia phones or you may suffer unforeseen consequences.

2. Create a manual backup of all personal information, settings and data files you've stored inside the Xperia T.

3. Make sure that the battery level is at least 60 per cent.

4. Download and install all necessary USB drivers for your smartphone.

5. Root and install custom recovery for your Xperia T. Click here to know how to do it.

6. Enable USB debugging mode on your phone. Go to 'Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.'

7. Download and install the "ROM Manager" app from the Google Play to your Xperia T.

8. Download the OmniROM 4.4 firmware and the Google Apps package to your computer.

Warning: OmniROM 4.4 runs Android KitKat but requires manual installation which may damage your smartphone. We are not responsible for any bricking or errors that may occur on the device. Read, understand and follow the instructions carefully to prevent damaging the Xperia T. Do this at your own risk.

Flashing Instructions

1. Connect the Sony Xperia T LT30p to your computer using a USB cable.

2. Copy the OmniROM 4.4 firmware and Google Apps package then paste them inside the SD card or storage of your smartphone.

3. Disconnect the smartphone from the computer and turn it off at the same time to get access with the Recovery mode.

4. On your phone, launch the ROM manager app then select "reboot into recovery mode."

5. Inside the recovery mode, create an Android backup of the current ROM by selecting "backup and restore > backup." The saved ROM is stored inside the storage part of your phone or SD card which may be restored anytime. Use the volume keys to navigate and power button to select.

6. Now perform a full wipe on the Xperia T by selecting "wipe data/factory reset" and "wipe cache partition" then "advanced > wipe Dalvik cache."

7. Install the OmniROM 4.4 by selecting "install zip from SD card > choose zip from SD card > find the firmware you have pasted earlier > confirm installation." Apply the same process with Google Apps package.

8. Once the installation has been completed, go back to the main menu and select "reboot system now."

9. It may take up to five minutes to reach the home screen, so be patient.

Congratulations! Your Sony Xperia T LT30p is now running Android 4.4 KitKat with OmniROM features. Explore and access the newest Android version on your smartphone.

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