[ROM] Easily Turn Your Xperia L (taoshan) into Xperia Z3+

Easily Turn Your Xperia L (taoshan) into Xperia Z3+

Sony has a habit of launching a revamped flagship phone every six months or so, and the Z3+ is the latest example. Xperia Z3+ is the update to the Xperia Z3 that was launched in September last year.

The best part about this device is its UI is Officially served to it by Sony itself. So today we’ll learn how to turn your Xperia L that was a great and not less than a flagship device of 2013 into Xperia Z3+ with Sony’s Official Lollipop UI.

Easily Turn Your Xperia L (taoshan) into Xperia Z3+
Easily Turn Your Sony Xperia L (taoshan) into Sony Xperia Z3+

We will use a custom ROM for this. ROM is developed by one of our hard-working XDA Developer from India STRYDER~007. ROM named PrimeXperia™ LP is based on Sony’s Official Xperia Lollipop Update.

Features:

  • Xperia Z3+ SystemUI
  • Xperia Z3+ Framework
  • Xperia Z3+ Settings
  • Xperia Z3+ In Call UI
  • Xperia Z3+ Home v8.1.A.0.4
  • Xperia Z3+ Music v9.0.1.A.3.1
  • Xperia Z3+ Sound Enhancement
  • Xperia Z3+ PlayStation Network
  • Xperia Z3+ Media Sounds
  • Xperia Z3+ Bootanimation
  • Xperia Z3+ Clockwidgets
  • Xperia Z3+ Live Wallpaper
  • Xperia Z3+ Socialife
  • Xperia Z3+ What’s New
  • Xperia Z3+ Lifelog
  • Xperia Z3+ SemcClock
  • Xperia Z3+ TrackID
  • Xperia Z3+ TrackID TV
  • Xperia Z3+ Xperia Link
  • Xperia Z3+ Facebook Extension
  • Xperia Z3+ Xperia Transfer Mobile
  • Xperia Z3+ Notes
  • Xperia Z3+ Lounge
  • Xperia Z3+ Keyboard
  • Xperia Z3+ Album
  • Xperia Z3+ Movies
  • Xperia Z3+ Calculator
  • Xperia Z3+ Calendar
  • Xperia Z3+ Movie Creator
  • Xperia Z3+ SomcSketch
  • Xperia Z3+ Setup Wizard
  • Xperia Z3+ Smart Connect
  • Xperia Z3+ Image Enhancement
  • Xperia Z3+ Photo Editor
  • Xperia Z3+ Podcast
  • Xperia Z3+ Tasks
  • Xperia Z3+ World Clock Widget
  • Xperia Z3+ Top Contacts Widget
  • Xperia Z3+ Music Visualizer
  • Xperia Z3+ Wallpapers
  • Small Apps Framework With Widgets
  • Xperia ClearAudio+ And S-Force Surround Sound
  • Xperia Share+Xperia Inside
  • Color Accent Supported Contacts
  • Color Accent Supported Dialer

ROM Information:

ROM OS Version: 5.0.x Lollipop
Based On: CyanogenMod 12
Status: Stable

Screenshots:

Flashing Instructions:

  1. Unlock your device’s Bootloader. Check this guide to unlock bootloader of your Xperia device: How to Unlock Bootloader of Sony Xperia Devices?
  2. Root your device. Check this guide for the same: iRoot Guide – Rooting Guide for Any Android Device
  3. Install ThunderZap Kernel using Flashtool.
  4. Power off your phone.
  5. Reboot in recovery (volume-up).
  6. Wipe system and do a factory reset (clean install).
  7. Flash .zip ROM.
  8. Reboot and enjoy 🙂

Downloads:

Source: XDA-Developers

Celkon Win 400 Review: Cheapest Windows Phone Ever

Celkon Win 400 Review

The tech world is surely getting highly populated with numerous budget smartphones, which seem to have vowed to see the funeral of the basic feature phones. Among the budget phones, the Windows based smartphones are highly popular although the smartphone domain is primarily ruled by the Android phones.

Joining the bandwagon of the super affordable smartphones, Celkon, an Indian mobile phone manufacturer has launched its first ever Windows based smartphone in India, christened as the Celkon Win 400. The interesting fact about this new smartphone is that it is the cheapest Windows phone that is available in the Indian mobile market.

Celkon Win 400 Review

Celkon had been rumored for quite some time to be busy developing its first Windows Phone based device. Finally, the company has launched its new Win 400 in the beginning of this month on an e-commerce website.

The new Celkon Win 400 is now India’s most affordable smartphone that is based on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS version tagged only at Rs. 4,979. This phone under Rs. 5000 shopping budget is surely going to bring in a lot of takers for this new smartphone.

The new Celkon Win 400 is not only a super budget Windows smartphone tagged at less than Rs. 5000, it also comes loaded with many features that seem to be quite great considering its price point. This handset certainly increases the level of the lowest-end smartphone that are available in the market at throw away prices. At present, the new Celkon Win 400 is exclusively offered for sale on Snapdeal.com.

The new Celkon Win 400 smartphone apart from featuring Microsoft’s mobile platform is developed on a Qualcomm Reference Design. The mobile phone promises to offer good amount of smartphone experience along with many features that are not even expected at this price point. With the launch of Win 400, Celkon has joined the local Indian mobile manufacturer’s Windows phone club and will be giving a tough fight to the other homegrown mobile makers’ offerings such as Micromax, Xolo and Karbonn.

Celkon Win 400 Review: Cheapest Windows Phone Ever

Now, let’s consider the capabilities of the new Celkon Win 400 and what all it comes packed with to lure in buyers.

Display & Design

The new Celkon Win 400 comes with a good 4 inch IPS Capacitive touchscreen display that comes with WVGA and screen resolution of 480×800 pixels. This screen resolution is at par with the entry-level smartphones in India and more really can’t be expected considering its low price. The Win 400 comes with a simple yet neat design. It is built with cheap plastic to keep its price low, but does not feel too fragile.

Camera

The Celkon Win 400 despite being a very low-cost smartphone comes with a good 5 MP primary camera at the rear which even comes along with LED flash. This surely will enable the users to take some great snaps even in low light conditions. The phone obviously also has not forgotten the selfie lovers and packs in a 1.3 MP front facing snapper which should facilitate a good amount of video chats as well. The cameras are really good for the asking price of the device, however it does not offer many photography features which should not even be expected at its price point.

ALSO CHECK: 5 Hottest Smartphones for Indian Selfie Lovers in 2014

Processor & OS

The new Celkon Win 400 has been powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz of speed. The system is supported by a minimal 512 MB of RAM. This hardware spec should be enough to offer moderate performance that can be expected from a device within such a price slab. This new smartphone is expected to offer a pretty hassle fee performance owing to the latest Windows Phone platform. The Celkon Win 400 runs on the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 operating system which is highly resourceful and offers a joyful smartphone experience.

Internal Storage

When it comes to inbuilt memory, the new Celkon Win 400 again comes with the meager 4 GB of storage space. However, at this price point even this is pretty acceptable. While the 4 GB of provided on board storage space will not be enough to save much of your content apart from some of the lightweight applications, Celkon has offered the flexibility of micro SD card slot which allows the users to expand the device’s storage capacity to up to 32 GB which is far more than enough for any entry-level smartphone user.

Battery

The Celkon Win 400 draws its juice from a 1,500 mAh battery pack. Though the battery pack is not powerful enough to impress, but it can offer a talk time of up to 5 hours and up to a good amount of 200 hours of standby time which should be enough at least as can be expected from a device of this price range. The low backup capacity is surely a downside, but again this sort of battery backup is pretty standard in the low-end smartphone segment, and this should not go against the device at least when compared to its own class rivals.

Connectivity

The new Celkon Win 400 budget phone supports all the modern standard connectivity options including 2G, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and micro USB. Thus, in terms of connectivity options this mobile offers standard capability.

Comparison

The new Celkon Win 400 budget phone will be competing head long with several low-cost Windows smartphones from various manufacturers including the Micromax Canvas Win W092, Karbonn Titanium Wind W4, Asus Zenfone 4 and Xolo Win Q900s.

Conclusion!

The new Celkon Win 400 might not be a very great phone to consider, but at just Rs. 4,979, it certainly is a good budget choice. It has pretty good specs and features excepting the RAM and inbuilt storage space. Moreover, it also comes with good camera specs along with LED flash which are definitely advantageous. Thus, if you are looking for a low-cost smartphone based on Windows Phone platform along with good features, the new Win 400 from Celkon is certainly worth a buy.

This is a Guest Post by Kundan Srivastava. Kundan is passionate about technology. He’s working at 91mobiles.com and writes about the latest in the tech domain, right from devices to innovations. He recommend Celkon Win 400 a good budget choice.