Xperia Z has hit the market this year and it has started getting new types of ROM from all the experienced users in Xda. Heres a new ROM named Avatar by bippi79, a Senior Member in XDA. Its  not a new ROM but it is a highly themed ROM which will look very good on your device. So you all must try it out. Its based on CM10.1.


The platform for avatarrom as of now is CM10.1. The following components are changed on top CM10.1.

  • Status Bar

  1. Fixed memory leaks

  • Theme Chooser

  1. Google playstore like theme chooser - head here and download cool MIUI converted themes and CM themes.

  • Bazooka Launcher (market link)
  1. Own launcher which is an enhanced version of Trebuchet (you can download this at the end of this post)
  2. Enhanced theming by adding dockbar
  3. Preview mode to edit workspaces
  4. Many new Customization options.
  5. Different gestures like swipe-up, swipe-down, double-tap, home-button press are added.
  6. Added "edit workspace" option in menu button.
  • Messaging App
  1. Changed message thread to make them themeable
  2. Themeable Emoticons
  • Boot Animation
  1. Themeable boot animation - the only CM ROM to do so.
  • Font Theming
  1. Only ROM to support change of font without a reboot.
  2. Tons of themes which change font - Eg: Buff, Simpsons, Mi_Xmas, European Gorgeous etc
  • Settings
  1. Changed statistics to point to Avatar statistics server
  2. OTA updater - you can check for updates to Avatar right from your device
  3. Changed to support Avatar ROMs
  4. Support for Gapps - download latest Gapps package as an OTA update
  • Framework
  1. Integrated with ACRA Error Reporter for system wide crashes
  • Lockscreen
  1. Changed to make them themeable
  2. Support for complex unlock gestures
  • Weebo
  1. A smart tasker kind of app which can help you to automate your device.
  2. You can use exisiting rules or create your own customized rules for your needs.
  3. More info - Link
  • Layout Theming
  1. Themes not only change images, colors but it also can change the size, shape and position of any UI element.
  2. More info - Link
  • Theme Editor
  1. A tool to insulate you from all the complex operations involved in theming.\
  2. More info - Link
  3. usage - Link

Installation Process:

  • Download the ROM zip from here
Optional: Download any supplemental 3rd-party applications packages for the device you wish to use. (You have to install a 3rd-party app to get the Google apps, like Gmail, Play Store, and Youtube.)
  • Extract the boot.img from the zip, you will need this file for fastboot.
  • Put the phone into fastboot mode:
  • Open a terminal on the PC and enter the following:
fastboot -i 0xfce flash boot boot.img
fastboot -i 0xfce reboot

  • While the device reboots, press the Volume rockers a few times to load recovery.
  • Once the device boots into the ClockworkMod Recovery, use the physical volume buttons to move up and down. On most devices, the power button is used to confirm your selection, although for some devices the power button is used as a "back" button to go up one level, in which case the home button is used to confirm the selection.
Optional/Recommended: Select backup and restore to create a backup of the current installation on the Xperia Z.
  • Select the option to wipe data/factory reset.
  • Select Install zip from sdcard.
  • Select Choose zip from sdcard.
  • Select the CyanogenMod file you placed on the sdcard. You will then need to then confirm that you do wish to flash this file.
Optional: Install any additional packages you wish using the same method.
  • Once the installation has finished, return back to the main menu, and select the reboot system now option. The Xperia Z should now boot into Avatar Rom.

Heres a Sample Video Of Avatar ROM:

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