Update Xperia Sola MT27i to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via CM12 ROM

When Sony was busy in releasing Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA to its flagships, developers were busy in developer custom ROM based on same firmware for Xperia Sola MT27i and today they have released CM12 Android 5.0.2 Custom ROM for mentioned smartphone.

Update Xperia Sola MT27i to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via CM12 ROM

If you have made your mind to update Xperia Sola MT27i to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, then this custom ROM is best as it is based of Stock firmware with useless features removed and great new features added.

This ROM is only for Xperia Sola MT27i and practicing it on any other device can be fatal for that device. [Verify your phone model from Settings –> About Phone]

Safety Guidelines

  • Make sure your Xperia Sola MT27i  is at least 66% or charged.
  • Ensure that you have complete backup of all your important data.
  • Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your smartphone. [If not, enable from Setting –> Developer Options]

Files Required

The CM12 ROM Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Custom ROM mentioned in this post belong to its respective developer. We are just covering tutorial to help you in its installation which is well-written and very easy to understand. However if you damage or brick your phone, AndroidsDNA.com cannot be held responsible.

How to Update Xperia Sola MT27i to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via CM12 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 Sola MT27i 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.

Enjoy latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on your Xperia Sola MT27i.