CM12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop Released for Sony Xperia Z3

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Do you want to get the best out from your Sony Xperia Z3? If you want to enjoy a stable, smooth and unchained Lollipop experience then I have something you might like: the new CyanogenMod 12.1 built. Even though it is still an unofficial release, CM 12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS has been made available for the Xperia Z3.

The CM12.1 platform is not therefore developed by the CyanogenMod team. Those of xda-developers are standing behind this Android 5.1 Lollipop release for your Sony Xperia Z3. However, the update is stable enough for a daily use and according to the devs there aren’t any bugs and software problems issued. Thus, you can now enjoy a stable and smooth Lollipop experience through unofficial CM 12.1 on your own Sony Xperia Z3.

You can anytime learn more about this new firmware by checking this page – also from there you can download the Android firmware file. Do note that if you want to install your Sony Xperia Z3 with this CM 12.1 custom ROM, first you will have to root your phone. Also, a custom recovery image will be required as the Lollipop software can be flashed only through the mentioned app. Finally, don’t forget to backup your data before doing anything else – other pre requisites can be checked out here.

Well, there you have it; thanks to those of xda-developers you can now download and install CM12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS on your own Xperia Z3. So, what do you say, are you thinking in testing this ROM, or you rather stick to stock Android firmware? If you do want to update your phone with this firmware, then don’t hesitate and use our dedicated step by step guide from here – also use the comments field from below in order to let us know how things worked for you.

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