egzthunder1 · Nov 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

4.4 KitKat Omni Lands on the Xperia T

As many of you are aware, an announcement was made during the BABBQ by some of the most outstanding developers in the Android world. A new ROM, called OmniROM, would be getting to an Android device near you and everything was find and dandy. Threads have been created in many fora across the site, where experienced and beginner devs alike have shown interest in trying to get this new community project working on as many devices as possible.

All the hype blew over, honey moon was done, and people stepped out of the public spotlight and got down with their hands dirty and sleeves up, attempting to get this to work. On top of that, we got the latest gift from Google in the form of source code for their latest sweet treat, Android 4.4 KitKat. (Personally, I still think that Key Lime Pie was a better, less commercial idea, but oh well.) After the drop, AOSP builds started popping across our site on many, many devices. Also, we got news that CM11 was ready for a few devices, including those in the Sony line up. Well, combining all the aforementioned, we get the news that a new build of 4.4 (Omni distro) is out for the Sony Xperia T, courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer tilal6991.

The build is currently in an alpha state, which means that tons of bugs are to be expected. Having said that, according to the dev, the only “real” issue that seems to be plaguing the device seems to be HDMI out. However, unless you have a dock or an MHL cable, you have little to nothing to worry about. The Omni project (as well as most AOSP versions of KitKat out there) is in a very early stage. So if you are downloading this to try and impress your friends with your new OS, keep in mind that things could happen along the way. Right now, the way the project basically requires that if you do download the ROM and attempt to install it, you must read and follow all instructions. If you are able to provide any kind of useful feedback in the shape of logcats, all the better. And if you do, please make sure that you submit these to the correct place.

So, if you have a Sony Xperia T and feel like giving it a new look with everything that the new version of Android has to offer, please feel free to drop by the thread and flash this to have your break of a KitKat bar.

You can find more information in the original thread. Happy flashing!


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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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