Once again LineageOS Team has extended it’s support for some more Xperia device with the latest version of it’s popular official Lineage OS 14.1 ROMs. Among them is the Sony Xperia Z5, the LineageOS 14.1 nightly ROM for Xperia Z5 is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. After posting same install process for other xperia devices we are going to share with the process to install lineage OS 14.1 ROM on Xperia Z5.
The ROM brings goodies of latest firmware on your device along updated security patch. Since Xperia Z5 is already running Nougat update but this LineageOS 14.1 ROM gives you the latest features from Android 7.1.2 Nougat firmware. The ROM is stable enough to be used as daily drivers, so just follow the instruction below to install it on your device.
Process to install official LineageOS 14.1 on Xperia Z5
Some pre-requisites before you begin:
Your device battery should be in good health (70%) to avoid the shutting down while in flashing process.
A TWRP custom recovery must be installed on your device, if you haven’t, follow this guide to install it.
Create a Nandroid back up of important data including complete System 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].
Download LineageOS 14.1 ROM for Xperia Z5 ‘sumire’ Here [Pick up the latest build]
Now transfer both file on your device storage.
Turn off your Xperia Z5 and reboot into TWRP recovery.
Once your device boots into recovery mode then follow this guide to flash Lineage OS 14.1 on your Xperia Z5 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]
Enable Root Access for Apps.
That’s it! If you have successfully installed Android 7.1.2 Nougat based official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on your Xperia Z5, give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.