We have some good news in store for all the Sony Xperia Z5 users. Now Xperia Z5 users can experience the XZ features. Xperia Z5 can now be updated to the Android 7.0 RXSW Nougat Custom Firmware ROM. As mentioned in our title in this tutorial we are going to give you a simple yet a comprehensive tutorial on how exactly to do that. 

The latest ROM comes with lots of customization and latest Android 7.0 features including the sound photo camera. It will be handy to have you phone rooted and custom recovery install on your Sony Xperia Z5 as this is not an official Sony update release. So let’s get you started with the installation process. 

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  1. This update will delete all your data so make sure to back up.
  2. AndroidiOSpack will not be help responsible if something goes wrong with your device during or after the update. 


  • 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. 

Essential Downloads:

How to update Xperia Z5 with Android 7.0 RXSW Nougat Custom Firmware:

Step 1- First of all download both files 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 cabl.

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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: Once the installation process is completed, you should reboot your phone.

That’s about it. You have downloaded Android 7.0 RXSW Nougat Custom Firmware onto your Xperia Z5 device. 

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