The latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is now available for Sony Xperia V and now can download and install it via CyanogenMod 12 or CM12 Nightly Custom ROM. The developers behind the famous CyanogenMod 12 has improved the overall performance of Xperia V and added many new and improved features. If you are interested to try this new and improved CyanogenMod 12 based custom ROM then you have to wait and relax. We are going to share with you the step by step guide on how to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Sony Xperia V with CM 12 Nightly ROM.
This Custom ROM is developed by a third party developer and is not officially released by Sony. This Custom ROM is a Nightly build so you can expect some minor bugs. For using this ROM on your Xperia V device make sure your device is Rooted and have a custom recovery CWM or TWRP installed on it.
- Before proceeding, make sure you have properly taken the backup of your important data including personal photos and videos.
- Your device should have more than 60 percent battery to prevent any unexpected shutdowns during the process.
- You have installed the Xperia V USB drivers on your PC.
- Your device must be rooted and have Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
STEPS TO UPDATE SONY XPERIA V TO ANDROID 5.0.2 CM12 NIGHTLY LOLLIPOP CUSTOM ROM:
Follow are the given instructions on how to install Android 5.0.2 CyanogenMod 12 Nightly Lollipop custom ROM on Xperia V:
Step No 1:- First of all, download the Android 5.0.2 based CM12 Nightly ROM (cm-12-20150221-NIGHTLY-tsubasa.zip) and Google Apps .zip files on the PC for Xperia V.
Step No 2:- Connect your device to the PC via USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3:- Copy the Android 5.0.2 ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD card.
Step No 4:- Disconnect the Xperia V from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5:- Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume UP + Power keys altogether to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6:– Once in the recovery mode, perform a wipe data/factory reset and Wipe Cache partition. In the Advanced area of CWM, you will find Wipe Dalvik Cache which is not compulsory but we recommend to perform this step too.
Step No 7:– Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.
Step No 8:- Navigate to the Android 5.0.2 ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Step 10:– Your Sony Xperia V will be rebooted and may take upto 4 to 5 minutes to boot.
That’s it. Your device has been updated to CM12 NIGHTLY LOLLIPOP CUSTOM ROM. Now Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the Android version. If you have any questions let us know in the comments.