Update Xperia SP to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with CM12 ROM

I am sure Sony is not going to provide Android Lollipop update for your phone but if you want to taste Lollipop, there are many other ways. One is to flash the newly released CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom ROM on Xperia SP smartphone.

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with CM12 ROM Xperia SP

If you have already made your mind that no matter what is, you will taste Lollipop, then wait no further and follow the instructions below to update your Xperia SL to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop using CM12 Custom ROM.

Safety Guidelines

  • Make sure your Xperia SP is at least 90% or charged.
  • Ensure that you have complete backup of all your important data.

Files Required

The CM 12 Android 5.0 Lollipop mentioned in this post belongs 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 SP to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with 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 SP 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.

You have now successfully updated your Xperia SP to Android 5.0 Lollipop using CM12 Custom ROM. If there’s any question in any part of your mind, don’t hesitate to ask below in comments.