If you are an owner of Sony Xperia Sola, then we have some good news for you. Now, you can run and enjoy the sweet taste of Android Lollipop on your Xperia Sola with the help of Minimal OS Custom ROM. This custom ROM not only offers tremendous performance but it is also very light weight and stable. If you are an Xperia Sola user and are still using the old Jelly Bean on your Android device then you must have to try this ROM.

If you are interested and are planning to install this on your Xperia Sola MT27i, then you have come at the right spot. All you need to do is to follow our detailed guide on how you can install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Xperia Sola. But before proceeding we need to remind our readers that this ROM is a custom ROM and is not officially supported by Sony. If you are ready then follow the steps below:


  • 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 Sony Xperia Sola USB Drivers on your PC.
  • Your device must be rooted and have Custom Recovery like CWM installed.
  • You should have enabled the USB debugging mode. If you not then go to settings > Developer Options and enable it.
  • This guide is only for Sony Xperia Sony MT27i . Don’t try it on other variants.

How to Install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop CM 12.1 Custom ROM on Sony Xperia Sola:

Step No 1:- First of all, download the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Custom ROM and Gapps for Sony Xperia Sola.

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 Sola 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 button together 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 5.1.1 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 Sola will now reboot and may take up to 4 to 5 minutes to boot.

That’s it. Your device has been updated to Android 5.1.1 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.



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