Easily Install Android M on Sony Xperia E3

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Do you want to install Android M on your Sony Xperia E3? The Developer Preview of Android M has its own bugs and its features are limited for now, but I am also aware of the fact that waiting might not be your strongest point.

Thus, for the moment, you can enjoy Adoptable Storage Devices, Fingerprint support, Mobile payments, new Power and charging features, New App permissions and not only, so the idea of an improved Sony Xperia E3 performance and testing Android M is more than tempting.

Anyway, note that this update operation will void your Xperia E3 warranty (you can learn How to restore it) and keep in mind that I am not going to be held responsible if you damage or brick your Sony device while trying to flash the Android M ROM.

Do it at your own risk and follow the steps properly or you might end up in an unfortunate situation. Before proceeding, enable USB Debugging on your from Settings > Developer Options, unlock bootloader on your Sony Xperia device, install the most recent CWM or TWRP Custom Recovery for your handset and do not forget to root it.

Make sure your device has more than 60% battery left, or else there is chance of getting it temporarily bricked if the installation process is interrupted. And do not forget to save what’s important for you from the internal storage memory of your Xperia E3 phone. In order to do that, you can use cloud storage services or dedicated backup and restore apps from Google Play for saving your photos, videos, contacts, call logs, messages, apps, internet settings, passwords and accounts and to continue using them even after the procedure ends.

Do you have installed the appropriate USB drivers on the PC? If not, your smartphone will not be recognized by the computer.

How to Easily Install Android M on your Sony Xperia E3:

  1. Download the Android M Developer Preview file from here; place the file on desktop;
  2. Then, also take Gapps with the help of this direct link;
  3. Connect the smartphone to the computer via its original USB cable;
  4. Move the files to the phone’s internal storage;
  5. Remove the USB cord;
  6. Then, it’s time to switch it off;
  7. Now, you must enter the device into recovery mode by pressing the Volume up and Power buttons;
  8. Do not hesitate to choose wipe data/factory reset;
  9. Also perform a cache wipe by selecting wipe cache partition;
  10. Then, go back to select advanced and tap wipe dalvik cache;
  11. Return to the main recovery and select install zip from sdcard;
  12. Then, you must choose zip from sdcard;
  13. Install the Android M ROM zip file;
  14. Do the same for the Gapps package;
  15. At the end, you have to restart the device by selecting ‘reboot system now’ seen in the recovery menu.

If you face any issues, then tell me all about them in the comments below. And if you prefer using a more private method, don’t forget that you can also share your experiences by using the contact form.

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Loredana has graduated Communication and Public Relations and works as a copywriter for over three years. She uses technology every day ( just as anyone else having her age ), but somehow things turned into something more than that. She just loves to discover more about what’s new and interesting, so why not combining that with her passion for writing? Here, on Android Flagship she contributes articles regarding the best choices that you could take when it comes to the latest Android releases and not only and she promises to keep you updated.