Download & install official Paranoid 7.2.1 on Xperia X Compact (kugo)

Official Paranoid 7.2.1 official builds are now available for a bunch of Sony Xperia devices. Team Paranoid is back in action after a long hibernation and here is the first official Paranoid 7.2.1 build rolled out for Xperia X Compact. In the previous guide we have posted same guide for Nexus 5 along same process. The official Paranoid 7.2.1 for Xperia X Compact is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with latest security patch for July along new feature including Accidental Touch Prevent, Pocket lock, Double Tap to sleep and a lot more, you can see the change log for complete information. If you wish to install Paranoid 7.1.2 on Xperia X Compact then you can get all the instructions from A to Z in simple steps below.

Install official Paranoid 7.2.1 on Xperia X Compact

Before you begin:

Your Xperia X Compact must have a working TWRP recovery installed on it, if you think you haven’t installed it don’t worry, just follow this guide to install TWRP on your device.

Once recovery is installed on your device, create a Nandroid back up of important data including complete Android ROM with all apps and messages, follow this guide to create a Nandroid backup via TWRP recovery.

Upgrade latest USB drivers for your device on PC. Download latest Sony USB drivers here [For a stable PC-phone connection].

Downloads section:

Download official Paranoid 7.2.1 ROM for Xperia X Compact, Here. [file name: pa_kugo-7.2.1-RELEASE-20170720-signed.zip]

Download ARM64 Android 7.1.x Google Apps

Now transfer the ROM file along Google apps zip on your device storage.

Process to install official Paranoid 7.2.1 on Xperia X Compact

Turn off your Xperia X Compact and reboot into TWRP recovery.

Once your device boots into recovery mode then follow this guide to flash official Paranoid 7.2 on Xperia X Compact via TWRP recovery.

Solution to a failed boot issue.

Follow this guide to solve the bootloop issue. [If you think your device stuck at boot animation for quite a long time]

That’s it! Give us your feed back on official Paranoid 7.2.1 for your Xperia X Compact. Please don’t forget to share this guide, thank you.

  1. Muz July 23, 2017 at 4:04 am

    i’ve try this rom on x compact it’s perfect but i found devices self turn off many time if dev can slove this it’ll be perfect rom.
    thank you.