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Xperia Z, Xperia T and Xperia V get on CM 11 nightly list

Authored by: Kris Carlon — Dec 9, 2013

The list of Sony Xperia devices getting the official Android 4.4 KitKat treatment from Sony has not yet gotten any longer, with the Xperia ZR, Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V still ''under investigation'' for the update. Meanwhile, CyanogenMod has added the Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia Z to their supported devices list for the custom ROM CM 11, which can bring the KitKat feel to your phone right now.

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Just because Sony takes a while doesn't mean you can't have KitKat right now. / © AndroidPIT

You should note that the nightly builds are put out, as the same implies, every night, meaning they are far from polished. They are simply the bleeding edge of what the CyanogenMod team were working on that day, and as such can be very buggy and unstable. If you don't like bugs, you're better off waiting for a milestone snapshot build, such as was released last week for the Nexus line of Androids. I flashed it on my Nexus 5 over the weekend and it's performing great.

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CyanogenMod welcomes more Sony devices to the CM 11 party. / © CyanogenMod

If you simply can't wait for Sony and their carrier partners to roll out the official update to Android 4.3 and Android 4.4 (or even to provide a timeline for the latter), you can take matters into your own hands right now and flash a nightly build of CyanogenMod's KitKat ROM. The stable version of CM 10.2 is also available and is based on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware. A stable build is at the opposite end of the spectrum to nightly builds, and is as stable as anything put out by Google. Head on over to CyanogenMod's website for more information.

Will you patiently wait for the official KitKat update? Or do it yourself with CyanogenMod?

Via: Xperia Blog Source: CyanogenMod

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.

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