Xperia E C1504 and Xperia E C1505 are the entry level device’s from Sony and they run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and haven’t yet received any major updates since its launch. So we can’t expect this device’s to receive Android Kitkat update. If you have any of this device and looking forward to update it Android Kitkat then there is no other options other than installing custom ROM. So in this guide we are going to update Xperia E C1504 and Xperia E C1505 to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat using AOKP Custom ROM. This ROM is called AOKP Mesona and is a combination of AOSP and CM.
Backup all of your data to a safe location, as we are going to install the Custom ROM which may erase your important data.
Ensure the battery level is more than 70% to continue the update process.
Enable USB Debugging mode on your Xperia device.
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Procedure to Update Xperia E C1504 and Xperia E C1505 to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat using AOKP ROM:
Download AOKP Android 4.4.4 ROM Package and Google Apps Package to your Laptop/PC. Extract the ROM zip on PC and copy the boot.img file from it, to the Fastboot folder.
Now copy the full ROM.zip file and Google Apps Package to the Root of your device’s SD card. Power off your device. Enter into Fastboot mode. To do so connect the USB cable to PC and hold Volume Up in your device and connect it to PC. Now the LED will turn blue.
Open Command Prompt inside Fastboot folder in PC. To do so open Fastboot folder in PC and press and hold Shift Key and right click anywhere inside the Fastboot folder in the empty space. Now from the list click on open command window here.
Now in CMD type: fastboot flash boot boot.img and press enter. It will flash boot.img on your device.
Now type: fastboot reboot and press enter. Now when your device is booting up, press power button or volume up/down to enter into recovery mode.
Now in recovery mode, select “Install zip from SD card” and choose the AOKP ROM package which you have copied on your device’s SD card and install it. Now again follow the above step, but this time choose Google Apps Package and install it.
Once done, Go Back and select “reboot system now”, this will boot your device into normal mode.
Once the device boots up you are ready to experience the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat on your Xperia E C1504 or Xperia E C1505 device.