Those users who are very much inspired by Sony Xperia Z smartphone’s launcher and are waiting for the device’s launch so as to try the launcher may rejoice as we have come with an article which will help you to transform your Android device into Sony Xperia Z. Mostly, people are inspired by its launcher, the launcher is so fluidic that every Android user are seeking for applying this onto to their current Android device be it Samsung, HTC Motorola or any other.
The launcher is declared to be working on most of the rooted Android devices. So, check that your device is rooted or not. You can also seek help from an app called “Root Checker”, it’ll help you check whether your device is rooted or not.
Read the article carefully once and then proceed further with trying it on your respective Android device.
Key Features of the Sony Xperia Z Launcher:
· Xperia Clock Widgets
· Xperia Weather Widget
· Xperia Recent calls Widget
· Xperia On\Off Tools Widget
· Sony Notes app & its widget
· Xperia Z Home
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM. If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Download Xperia Z Launcher Package from here to your computer. Place the downloaded file onto the root directory of your phone’s SD Card.
Steps to Install Default SONY Xperia Z Launcher in any Android Device:
Step 1: Reboot your phone so as to enter it in Recovery Mode. To do so, when your phone is OFF, press and hold the buttons combination specified for your device to boot into recovery mode.
Step 2: You can even use the “ROM Manager” app for booting your device into recovery mode. Just install the app on your device, open it and press “reboot into recovery mode” option.
Step 3: Now, from the main recovery mode, select “install zip from sdcard” then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the “Xperia Z Launcher Zip Package” you’ve placed on the SD Card.
Step 4: The installation process will begin and complete in few minutes.
Step 5: As soon as the installation process has completed, select “+++++Go Back+++++” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot your respective phone.
Step 6: When your device turns ON, press the menu button to select the Sony Xperia Z Launcher.
Cool! You’ve successfully installed default Sony Xperia Z Launcher on your respective Android device. Do share with us if you have any issues, we are here to help you always.