We have got some really good news for Sony Xperia Z2 users. The Aim ROM guys are back with a new Android based custom firmware ROM and Xperia Z2 is the lucky one who’s getting an update with Lineage OS 15.0 Android 8.0 Oreo.
It’s an unofficial release so you will need a TWRP recovery installed on your Sony Xperia Z2 device. Sony Xperia Z2 was launched quite a whole ago and is an old smartphone from Sony and had Android Lollypop operating system on it when launched. But the great news is the now you can update your Sony Xperia Z2 to the latest Android Oreo features with this help of this Lineage OS 15.0 Android 8.0 Oreo and enjoy the latest Oreo features.
Lineage OS custom ROM is a third party ROM. The developers produce custom ROMs for loyal users whose smartphones are dropped out of the list of the recipients of new Android update. Custom ROMs are a blessing in disguise for such users who do not want to wait for the official release of Android 8.0 Oreo because the mods and ROMs bring you all the official features of the latest update quite early. The users who download and install the custom ROMs are still able to go back to stock firmware if they do not like the modded version or if they seem to be getting a lot of bugs. There is no permanency with the custom ROMs thus letting the user keep his options open.
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So let’s get you started with the installation without further a do. First of all let’s have a look at some of the pre-requisites for your device.
- This update will delete all your data so make sure to back up.
- AndroidiOSpack will not be help responsible if something goes wrong with your device during or after the update.
Prerequisite to install Lineage OS 15.0 Android 8.0 Oreo to Xperia Z2:
- 1- Make sure you fully backup your data on your . As this update will wipe all your data from your device.
- 2- Download Sony USB Drivers.
- 3- Make sure you device has a custom recovery installed.
- 4- Your device’s bootloader has to be unlocked.
- 5- Dalvik Cache wipe is helpful for performing from the recovery mode.
- 6- You also have to have ADB and Fastboot downloaded on your personal computer.
How to update Xperia Z2 withLineage OS 15.0 Android 8.0 Oreo
Step 1- First of all download the file mentioned in essential download on to your personal computer.
Step 2- Extract zipped ROM file titled boot.img and save it separate on your person computer.
Step 3- Connect your device with your personal computer using a USB cable.
Step 4- Copy paste both the files you downloaded in first step onto your device’s SD card and not in any of your device’s folder.
Step 5- Copy the file you extracted in 2nd step titled boot.img and past it into directory of android-sdk-windows\platform-tools.
Step 6-Turn your mobile off.
Step 7- Next press and hold onto the Volume up button for enabling Bootloader mode which will turn your phone screen blue when enabled.
Step 8- Locate the directory of android-sdk-windows\platform-tools in your desktop and press Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt in which you should type ‘fastboot flash boot boot.img’ and press Enter.
Step 9- Next type this command and press Enter again. ‘fastboot reboot’.
Step 10- Lastly you should long press the Volume up/down key until the phone’s screen turns a color other than blue for entering into Recovery mode.
Step 11: Once in the Recovery mode, tap “wipe” button to erase all data from your device, then go down and tap “swipe to the factory reset” option.
Step 12: To flash the ROM, you have to head back to the main menu, tap on install option and then search for the ROM zip file that you have copied to your phone’s memory in step 2. Select it, tap on the confirmation button to proceed on with the installation process.
Step 13: After the flash is completed, select Reboot System to reboot your device.
That’s it! You have completed the installation process of downloading Lineage OS 15.0 Android 8.0 Oreo onto your Sony Xperia Z2.