Sony unveiled the Xperia Z2 tablet earlier this year and both Wi-Fi as well as LTE variants of the device are now available for purchase in the U.S. Those who picked one up and now want to flash a custom ROM on it are in luck. The folks at Cyanogen have rolled out the first nightly builds for Xperia Z2 tablet. Apart from bringing all of the features and options that come part and parcel of CyanogenMod, the custom ROMs offer a near stock Android 4.4.4 experience for the Z2 tablet.
The Xperia Z2 tablet comes with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed however the software gets customized by Sony so there are all sorts of apps and UI customizations that might not appeal to all users. Which is why some would want to go the custom ROM route and CyanogenMod happens to be one of the most popular custom ROMs out there.
It should be kept in mind though that nightly builds are not stable releases which means that they can be buggy however they’re updated soon enough. The ROMs are available for download right away from Cyanogen’s website, castor represents the Wi-Fi only variant and castor_windy the unlocked GSM variant.
Since Verizon is known for its stance against unlockable bootloaders those who picked up an LTE compatible variant from Big Red will have no recourse to custom ROMs until and unless someone comes up with a method to unlock that bootloader. It may only be a matter of time before that happens.
|Key Specs||Xperia Z2 Tablet|
|Processor/Soc Name||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB, 4-core, 2.3 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||80 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||6000 mAh|
|Complete product data||Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Full specs|