Official CyanogenMod 12 for Xperia Z2, Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact, Z2 Tablet released – Nightly Lollipop builds

Sony promised to release Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Xperia “Z3” and “Z2” series in February 2015 at CES 2015 event and then whole Xperia “Z” series will be updated. Meanwhile CyanogenMod Team officially released Android 5.0 Lollipop CyanogenMod 12 ( CM 12 ) nightly builds for Xperia Z2, Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact and Z2 Tablet today.

CyanogenMod has released CM 12 Lollipop nightly builds ( not very stable ) for the time being. To install it on your concerned device you must have unlocked bootloader ( which voids warranty ). To unlock bootloader on your device, check the official steps by Sony here. Nightly builds will be having some bugs so install if you don’t want to wait for Lollipop update.

Official CyanogenMod 12 Lollipop for Xperia Z2

Download the files mentioned below for Xperia Z2 ( code name – Sirius ).

Note : All the direct download links and steps are served officially by CyanogenMod Team.

Download cm-12-20150118-NIGHTLY-sirius.zip
md5sum: 28004be8b938f8a2f9cc24b1b60203fa
[ Official CM 12 Download Page ]

Follow these steps to install CM 12 on Xperia Z2.

Official CyanogenMod 12 Lollipop for Xperia Z2

Official CyanogenMod 12 Lollipop for Xperia Z2 Tablet

Download the files mentioned below for Xperia Z2 Tablet LTE ( code name – Castor )

Download cm-12-20150118-NIGHTLY-castor.zip
md5sum: 397ccc3f4e59f7214f6d07b63de24bf6
[ Official CM 12 Download Page ]

Follow these steps to install CM 12 on Xperia Z2 Tablet LTE.

Download the files mentioned below for Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-Fi ( code name – Castor_windy )

Download cm-12-20150118-NIGHTLY-castor_windy.zip
md5sum: b6cb4b2691ba9ee3c0bad2e1dbb2a70c
[ Official CM 12 Download Page ]

Follow these steps to install CM 12 on Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-Fi.

Official CyanogenMod 12 Lollipop for Xperia Z1

Download the files mentioned below for Xperia Z1 ( code name – Honami )

Download cm-12-20150118-NIGHTLY-honami.zip
md5sum: 85af01b024c3a45ab23d6bcc54a897f8
[ Official CM 12 Download Page ]

Follow these steps to install CM 12 on Xperia Z1.

Official CyanogenMod 12 Lollipop for Xperia Z1 Compact

Download the files mentioned below for Xperia Z1 Compact ( code name – Amami )

Download cm-12-20150118-NIGHTLY-amami.zip
md5sum: 4812aa050e86d653f92f6a7fe86c2114
[ Official CM 12 Download Page ]

Follow these steps to install CM 12 on Xperia Z1 Compact.

Official CyanogenMod 12 Lollipop for Xperia Z Ultra

Download the files mentioned below for Xperia Z Ultra ( code name – Togari )

Download cm-12-20150118-NIGHTLY-togari.zip
md5sum: 23a87c369a0ecd55ca5f4670492451d3
[ Official CM 12 Download Page ]

Follow these steps to install CM 12 on Xperia Z Ultra.

Download the files mentioned below for Xperia Z Ultra ( code name – Togari_gpe )

Download cm-12-20150118-NIGHTLY-togari_gpe.zip
md5sum: b79b85fc21cc4f977866749ce26db8a4
[ Official CM 12 Download Page ]

Follow these steps to install CM 12 on Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition.

Share you views if you have tried official CM 12 on your device. Drop your comments below.

Source – CyanogenMod

Xperia Z1 Compact CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies – 4.4.2 KitKat available

CyanogenMod 11 based on android 4.4.2 KitKat was already released for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z Ultra Google Play Edition a lot ago and now CyanogenMod 11 has hit Xperia Z1 Compact. Sony has already mentioned that they will be rolling android 4.4.2 KitKat for Xperia Z family and soon Xperia Z1 Compact will be getting it but if you are tired of waiting already and want to enjoy the stock android experience on your Xperia Z1 Compact here is your solution; CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies.

Xperia Z1 Compact CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies are available for download and you can test it on your device. As this is very early phase of CyanogenMod 11 ROM so experiencing bugs and other issues is natural. You need to unlock bootloader on your Xperia Z1 Compact before installing this.

We are including the latest Xperia Z1 Compact CyanogenMod 11 NightlyROM below, for other versions check the CyanogenMod 11 Amami download page. You need to flash Google Apps package separately after flashing the below mentioned ROM.

Download cm-11-20140317-NIGHTLY-amami.zip 

Other stable version of Xperia Z1 Compact CyanogenMod 11 will be released later, so keep on checking the download page if you are about to install the ROM till Sony rolls android 4.4.2 KitKat officially.

Excited Xperia Z1 Compact users, let us know if you are about to test CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies on your handset. Drop your comments below

FreeXperia brings Xperia M CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 FXP309 build

Sony recently certified 15.4.A.0.21 firmware for Xperia M which is speculated as Android 4.3 update but the chances of getting official Sony Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on Xperia M is very less and in the meantime FreeXperia Team has decided to support Xperia M CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 development and first FXP309 build has come up now.

Xperia M  CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 FXP309 build is now available for download and Xperia M users can test it if they want to taste the android 4.4.2 KitKat flavor on their device. You need to unlock the bootloader to install CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 FXP309 build on Xperia M. Unlocking bootloader voids the warranty.

XDA Dev PecanCM started a lot ago on bringing CyanogenMod to Xperia M and now here it comes.

Xperia M FXP309 Build

Download Xperia M CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 FXP309 build from below. It is especially for Xperia M ( Nicki ) , not for Xperia M Dual.

Download FXP309-cm-11-20140302-UNOFFICIAL-nicki.zip

We hope to see some more low end Sony devices like Xperia E to get support from FreeXperia Team so that they can also enjoy the CyanogenMod on their devices.

Check the official thread by XDA dev here.

Let us know Xperia M users, if you have tried this CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 FXP309 build on your device. Drop your comments below.

Xperia L unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM available

Android 4.4.2 KitKat has not arrived on any Xperia handset yet officially but it is expected Sony will unveil the new Xperia KitKat UI at MWC 2014 press conference where it may launch Xperia Z2 Tablet and Sony D6503 hopefully as Xperia Z2. We have seen official CyanogenMod 11 for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z Ultra GPE already and some unofficial builds also for other Xperia smartphones. Just now from XDA dev # root, Xperia L unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM is available for installing.

Xperia L unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM is in alpha stage now and not much stable for full functioning, as per developer GPS, Bluetooth are not working and internal storage shows only 2 GB capacity. If you are still interested in trying it on your Xperia L, check below link.

To install Xperia L unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM, you need to have unlocked bootloader.

Download Xperia L Unofficial CM11 ROM

Download the below mentioned CM11 ROM package and follow the flashing instructions given from dev.

Download CM11-21FEB.7z

Flashing Instructions from XDA Dev # root

Google App Android 4.4.x package

Xperia L CyanogenMod 11 ROM

At present above ROM is in alpha 1 stage so you can wait for a bit later update so that it gets stable.

Do let us know if you are keen to try above ROM, drop your comments below, like it ?




Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z Ultra GPE CyanogenMod 11 Nightly Available

A good news for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition users, just now CyanogenMod has confirmed that CyanogenMod 11 Nightly version ROM is available now for the mentioned devices. CyanogenMod 11 is based on android 4.4.2 version. Sony has already planned android 4.4 update for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra but it may not be coming till March and Xperia Z Ultra GPE is already on android 4.4.2 KOT49H version and updates are maintained by Google.

At present CyanogenMod 11 Nightly is available for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra and for Z Ultra GPE it is in testing now. You need to unlock bootloader of respective devices for installing ROM. Check below links if you interested in installing them and like to taste android 4.4 KitKat flavor on your device before Sony’s official updates.

Download CyanogenMod 11 Nightly for Xperia Z1

Download cm-11-20140207-NIGHTLY-honami.zip 

Download CyanogenMod 11 Nightly for Xperia Z Ultra

Download cm-11-20140206-NIGHTLY-togari.zip 

Download CyanogenMod 11 Nightly for Xperia Z Ultra GPE

Download cm-11-20140207-EXPERIMENTAL-togari_gpe.zip 

CyanogenMod has made the announcement on their Google Plus page. Check below.

So are you planning to install it ? Let us know below in comments…

Install Official CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightlies on Nexus 4,5,7,10 devices

Android 4.4.1 KitKat KOT49E build is already available on Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 which has brought many bug fixes and special camera app update for Nexus 5, though users were unsatisfied. In the mean time CyanogenMod Team has come up with something more great as now Official CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightlies are available on Google Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 variants as android 4.4 KitKat builds.

CyanogenMod team has updated the status as available on their blog and even for Galaxy Nexus S, CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightlies build are available. They have made a suggestion on their blog to use the CWM recovery while flashing the ROM as some users are having trouble via TWRP recovery.

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi Edition

Remember CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly builds are updated daily, check below mentioned links to access the full list of updated builds.

Download cm-11-20131209-NIGHTLY-grouper.zip | 174.66 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi Edition

Download cm-11-20131209-NIGHTLY-flo.zip | 198.45 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Nexus 7 2013 LTE Edition

Download cm-11-20131209-NIGHTLY-deb.zip  | 201 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Galaxy Nexus S

Download cm-11-20131209-NIGHTLY-crespo.zip | 182 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Galaxy Nexus 10

Download cm-11-20131208-NIGHTLY-manta.zip | 187 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Galaxy Nexus 5

Download cm-11-20131209-NIGHTLY-hammerhead.zip | 197 MB

Download CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly build for Galaxy Nexus 4

Download cm-11-20131207-NIGHTLY-mako.zip | 196 MB

To access  CyanogenMod 11 M1 Nightly builds for Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 variants kindly visit the CyanogenMod download section whose link is available at the end of this post.

Let us know if you have installed any  CyanogenMod 11 M1 nightly build based on android 4.4 KitKat. Is it better than stock android 4.4 KitKat, we would love to hear, drop your comments below.

[ via CyanogenMod ]

Official CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies for Xperia Z,ZL,ZR,T,V,Tablet Z – Android 4.4 KitKat Build Available

December is approaching and here we wait for Android 4.3 to come out officially on Xperia devices and meanwhile a few days ago we posted unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat builds for 2011 Xperia devices from LegacyXperia Project team for Xperia Arc/Arc S, Neo, Neo V, Pro, Mini Pro, Active, Mini, Ray, Live with Walkman and before that for 2012-2013 Xperia Devices Xperia Z1, Z,  ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, T, V, Go, P, Sola, U, SP, Tablet Z. All those builds were unofficially by various developers but now for some devices official CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies build have come up from CM team itself.

Official CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, T, V, Tablet Z  (Wi-Fi + LTE version) is now available on CyanogenMod website. Keep in mind that “Nightlies” build is not a stable build and is updated very frequently so if you want to taste the flavor of android 4.4 KitKat on your above mentioned Xperia devices you can download the builds.

Installing such ROMs require you to unlock the bootloader of phone. Keep in mind to have  a backup of the DRM keys before unlocking the bootloader for safety.

Do let us know if you have downloaded and installed any of above nightly CM ROM on your device. How stable they are we would like to know, drop your comments below.

Xperia L,E,TX,J,SP,Miro,Tipo,UL Listed on CyanogenMod Website – ROM Coming soon officially or not ?

Good news for Xperia L, E, TX, J, SP, Miro, Tipo, UL users is that CM ROM may be coming soon from CyanongenMod Devs as just spotted said Xperia devices on CyanogenMod official website under CyanogenMod download page. At present no build is available for above mentioned Xperia handsets.

Xperia L (taoshan), Xperia E (nanhu), Xperia TX (hayabusa), Xperia J (jlo), Xperia SP (huashan), Xperia miro (mesona), Xperia tipo (tapioca), Xperia UL (gaga) are the newly added Xperia handsets for CyanogenMod ROM, along with already present Xperia arco S (hikari), Xperia ZL (odin), Xperia V (tsubasa), Xperia Tablet Z Wifi (pollux_windy), Xperia Z (yuga), Xperia ZR (dogo), Xperia T (mint), Xperia Tablet Z (pollux), Xperia S (nozomi), Xperia ion (aoba) and Xperia Z Ultra (togari) as per the devices list mentioned on CyanogenMod official website under “Sony” search tag.

[ UPDATE ] – “uberlaggydarwin” XDA member says that none of Sony developers inside CM owns Xperia L handset, they don’t announce anything for their devices until they are making it, as all above devices mentioned in TITLE of post are seen on CM website, so it doesn’t mean that a ROM is cooking up or not.

Check below the screenshot of listing of newly added Xperia devices on CyanogenMod website

Xperia L,E,TX,J,SP,Miro,Tipo,UL Listed on CyanogenMod Website

A lot many new Xperia devices have been added, some promising ones which are missing from the list is mighty Xperia Z1, Xperia C and Xperia M.

We would love to see our beloved Xperia Z1 also added to that list. If you are keen to have android 4.4 AOSP ROMs on your Xperia Z and Xperia Z1, well let us tell you development has already begun from XDA developers and ROMs have come out already. Check below mentioned links.

Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP RevolutionROM for Xperia Z1 Released – Install it

Install Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M Stable ROM on Xperia Z “Yuga”

Are you excited all users of newly added devices to CyanogenMod…Drop your comments.

Xperia SP unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 Port available

Sony recently announced their roadmap of upgrading their Xperia smartphones to the android version 4.3 Jelly Bean and android 4.4 KitKat , Xperia SP will get the official android 4.3 Jelly Bean next month. But Sony didn’t mention the android4.4 KitKat for the Xperia SP in the first batch of devices getting it ,probably it will get it after the first raft of Xperia smartphones get the update.

So if you are keen to taste the love of android 4.4 KitKat on your Xperia SP, XDA developer “uberlaggydarwin” has created an unofficial android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 port for Xperia SP, remember it is strictly unofficial so try at your own risk only.

Above mentioned unofficial CyanogenMod 11 port for Xperia SP ROM is in beta phase now you can say, so not for the daily users. If you are still keen to test it on your Xperia SP, check below how to.

How to Install unofficial  CyanogenMod 11 port for Xperia SP ?

Root and unlocked the bootloader of your Xperia SP first then proceed with the below mentioned steps on developer’s thread.

Installation Steps and Downloading Package from XDA dev uberlaggydarwin

Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 users can also see the below mentioned AOSP development going for them.

Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP RevolutionROM for Xperia Z1 Released – Install it

Install Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M Stable ROM on Xperia Z “Yuga”

Do let us know in comments if you have tested this ROM on your Xperia SP, how things went actually ?

[ Credits – XDA Dev uberlaggydarwin ]