The Resurrection Team has released a new custom ROM based on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop and this time its for the Sony’s popular low end smartphone Xperia M. This ROM is fully optimized and some of the major features of this ROM are Material Design UI, List View Animations and Super fast performance. So, if you want to test this ROM on your Sony Xperia M then you have to follow the steps below.
Before proceeding, let us remind our readers that this ROM is a custom ROM developed by third party Android developers and has no link with Sony. So, if you are ready then you must have a rooted Xperia M device with custom recovery such as CWM 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 M USB drivers on your PC.
- Your device must be rooted and have Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
How to Update Xperia M to Android 5.1 Lollipop via Resurrection ROM:
Follow are the given instructions on how to install Android 5.1 Resurrection ROM custom ROM on Xperia M:
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 5.1 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 M 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 5.1 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 M will be rebooted and may take upto 4 to 5 minutes to boot.
That’s it. Your device has been updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop. Now Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the Android version. If you have any questions let us know in the comments.