Xperia L owners there are two news for you: a good and a bad. Bad one is that Sony isn’t going to update your phone to Lollipop but don’t get broken as there’s a good news too. AOSP based Android 5.0 Lollipop custom ROM is available for Xperia L now and if you want to root your phone and go with custom ROM, then you must be very happy at the moment.
Thanks to XDA Developer that goes by name varun.chitre15 for working day and night to make it possible for Xperia L users and today he has done it for you. We have put together a tutorial to help you update Xperia L to Android 5.0 Lollipop with Custom ROM. If you are ready, then jump below.
- Make sure your Xperia L is at least 87% or charged.
- Ensure that you have complete backup of all your important data.
How to Update Xperia L to AOSP Android 5.0 Lollipop Custom ROM
Step 1: Download the custom ROM and GAPPS. For easy browsing, place both the downloaded zip files on desktop of your Computer.
Step 2: Connect your Xperia L to your computer to transfer the download zip files to your phone SD card. [Make sure latest Sony drivers are installed, otherwise your PC won’t recognize your phone]
Step 3: Turn Off your phone and boot it to recovery mode. [You can’t use touch in recovery mode, so use Volume Up and Down buttons for navigation and Power button for selection]
Step 4: In recovery mode, first tap on “wipe data factory reset” option to perform a factory reset. Once this is completed, go to advanced options and select “wipe the cache” followed by “dalvik cache” options to clear the cache.
Step 5: Go back to main recovery menu and select “Install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file you have transferred to SD card in Step 1. Once ROM flashing is completed, repeat the same step for GAPPS.
Step 6: Repeat the above step for Google Apps (GAPPS) installation.
Step 7: Once the installation is completed, go back to main recovery menu by selecting “+++++Go Back+++++” option and reboot your phone by choosing “reboot system now” option from main menu. For the first time, your phone might take little more time than it usually takes, so don’t be panic as it is normal and will be only for 1st time.