Sony Xperia devices are attracting customers due to their sleek design and good camera/ music functionality. Once you have rooted your Xperia U, you will think about installing custom ROM. We are here with a new Galaxy SIII themed ROM. This ROM runs extremely smooth on Xperia U and you will be getting almost all Android ICS features from SGSIII. There is a S3 styled launcher with AOSP gallery, Play Music, Google now etc. Beside that you will get some advanced features like eXperia Terminator etc. For now there is no ETA about the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Xperia U so this is the best option available.
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, IceCream 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 Dynamic Custom ROM firmware from here to your computer. Place the downloaded file onto the root directory of your device’s SD card.
How to install Galaxy S3 Styled Dynamic Custom ROM Firmware on Sony Xperia U:
Step 1: Open “ROM Manager” app in your phone and select “reboot into recovery mode”.
Step 2: Now, from the main Recovery Menu, select “install zip from sdcard” then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then choose the Dynamic Custom ROM firmware package you’ve placed on the SD card.
Step 3: As soon as the installation procedure has completed, your phone will automatically reboot.
Step 4: You can check the new firmware by going to the path “Settings > About Phone”, where the firmware version should be Dynamic Custom ROM Firmware.
That’s it! You’ve successfully installed Galaxy S3 Styled Dynamic Custom ROM firmware onto your Sony Xperia U. Share your joy with us or let us know if you face any problems, we here to help you in resolving the same.