AOSP Android 5.0 Lollipop Available for Sony Xperia Z3

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We all know that Sony is planning to update its Xperia Z lineup to Android 5.0 Lollipop starting from next year (probably from January). That’s quite stressful considering that other devices (no Nexus devices) are receiving the OTA roll out lot faster – for example Moto G and Moto X.

Anyway, as you might know, this Android 5.0 wait can be skipped. How? Well, by choosing to update your Xperia Z3 with a custom ROM firmware. Of course, don’t expect to get a stable and smooth firmware, at least not for now, but you can still test and see how Lollipop runs on your own smartphone.

In that matter you should know that those of xda-developers are already developing Android 5.0 AOSP for Sony Xperia Z3. Moreover, the custom ROM can be downloaded and flashed on your phone, though it is not for daily use. There are still major bugs and software issues included, so you better wait for a more stable release.

If you are an advanced Android user, then you can update your Z3 to this alpha launch of Lollipop, but don’t forget to make a Nandroid backup first – for saving / restoring the current ROM that is running on your phone. Also don’t forget that for a Nandroid backup a custom recovery must be installed on your device, so complete that operation first.

Furthermore, since during the update process a wipe will be performed, before deciding to apply the Android 5.0 AOSP platform, backup your data that is saved on the internal storage memory of your Xperia Z3. Then, download the custom ROM (from here) and install it using Android SDK – if you don’t know how to complete the installation process, contact us and we will develop a proper step by step guide for you.

So, there you have it; Android 5.0 Lollipop for your Sony Xperia Z3. Stay close for further info as we will come with other details as soon as a stable firmware will be provided for your smartphone.

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