Xperia Z2 is Sony’s last year flagship that is still enjoying the fame. This is mainly because of the powerful hardware clammed into a beautiful exoskeleton made out of glass and metal; on top of that, we have the waterproofing as well. Despite the fact that the phone got a successor just after 6 months of its release, it is still one of the best phones available in a market and it doesn’t even cost much.
Sony’s known for providing bug-free software experience, their iteration of Android is as simple and close to AOSP. Android purists enjoy the minimal UI but for those who are looking to add in a bit more flare are always opting out for custom ROMs. Luckily, Sony Xperia Z2 also enjoys a brilliant 3rd party developer support. There are plenty of custom ROMs available for Sony Xperia Z2, both based on the stock firmwares as well as the famous after-market favourite known as CyanogenMod.
Today, we are going to take a look at the 5 best custom ROMs for Sony Xperia Z2.
Note: Since the official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop has been released on Sony Xperia Z2, these ROMs are still running on Android 4.4 Kitkat. Do keep in mind that they will be updated to the latest version as soon as possible.
For users who want to keep the stock functionality but also want the tweaks, Envi-Rom is the perfect choice. It is built on the stock firmware but comes with enough tweaks to keep you interested for a while. Envi-Rom comes with better battery life, and a host of other features. It is currently based on Android 4.4.2 (latest build) and will run on phones with both locked and unlocked bootloader. You can check out complete details by heading to the link below.
CM11S Xperia Z2+
For the fans of the popular CyanogenMod; this is one of the best ROMs available. The ROM is based on C11S that was the exclusive for OnePlus One. It’s completely ported to Sony’s Xperia Z2 and works flawlessly due to the similar hardware. The only bugs that are currently being experienced are the ones that are already present in the CM11 nightlies. Do note that this ROM is only for those who have their bootloaders unlocked and are rooted with a custom recovery. You can read all about the ROM along with the download links below.
eXistenZ Ultimate ROM
If you’re an Xperia users, you should be familiar with eXistenZ Ultimate ROM. The ROM’s been around since Sony released the Xperia Z and it’s been growing and becoming more and more excellent ever since. This ROM is completely based on the stock firmware means you’ll be getting all your OTAs. But the best thing about this ROM is how customisable it is. There are tons of feature that are available in this ROM including the ability to change the lock screen style, emoticon and overall system colour scheme. However, that’s not even the best part, the best thing about this ROM is that it comes with Aroma installer. So if you’re willing to exclude anything from the ROM, you can do it before installing. The ROM can be installed on both locked and unlocked bootloaders. It is currently built on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat (latest build) but will be available on Lollipop as well. You can check out the complete details below.
CarbonROM is entirely based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project) and is one of the most popular custom ROMs. Available on several devices; this ROM is built for the people who like to stay as close to vanilla Android as it gets. Despite being in its nightly stages, CarbonROM is actually quite stable. You can check out the complete details about CarbonROM below.
The last ROM on the list is MoonWalker Revolution; we assure you this ROM has nothing to do with Michael Jackson. That being said, the ROM itself is pretty amazing and is full of amazing features. This is one of the best ROMs for people who want a custom ROM based on stock firmware. The ROM is currently based on the latest Android 4.4.4 Kitkat build and hopefully will be updated to Android 5.0.2 Kitkat. You can read all the details about the ROM below.