Update Xperia Z2 to Android 5.1 Lollipop with CM12.1 Custom ROM

Xperia Z2 is Sony 2014 flagship smartphone which is now replaced by Xperia Z3. The device is packed with 5.2” inch of gorgeous display with 1080p (Full HD) resolution, 3GB of RAM, 20.7 MP of camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. Though Sony has said that it will be releasing the Android 5 Lollipop update for this device very soon but still the users are reluctant to try latest Android version on their devices with any further delay.

Android 5.1 Lollipop for Xperia Z2

Thanks to great developers at XDA for ending the wait of Xperia Z2 users by releasing Cyanogen Mod (CM12.1) Android 5.1 Lollipop custom ROM for said smartphone.  Since this is custom ROM, so you are expected to have rooted Xperia Z2 because it is necessary condition. Our detailed guide below will show you how to install CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop custom ROM on your Sony Xperia Z2 easily with few steps.

Steps to Update Xperia Z2 to Android 5.1 Lollipop with CM12.1 Custom ROM

Download the CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop Custom ROM for Xperia Z2 and place the zip on your desktop. (Google Apps from here)

When the downloading is completed, connect your mobile to your computer via USB cable. Make sure you have updated USB drivers of your mobile on your PC. Once connected, transfer the downloaded zip file to your mobile.

Turn Off your mobile and boot it to recovery mode. For that press and hold “Volume Up + Home + Power” buttons. Once in recovery mode, first clear the memory by choosing “wipe data/factory reset option”.

Now its time to clear the cache by selecting “wipe cache partition” option followed by “wipe dalvik cache” option under advanced settings. Once done, we are ready to flash the CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop custom ROM on Xperia Z2.

Go back to main recovery menu and select “install zip form SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”. Browse for the transferred CM12.1 custom ROM and select it to start the installation process which will take few minutes. Repeat the same process for Google Apps.

When the installation is completed, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your device.

That’s it. You have successfully installed CM12.1 Custom ROM based on Android 5.1 Lollipop on your Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone. Share your views about said custom ROM with us in comments section.

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