After along wait official Lineage OS 14.1 builds have been released for the eligible Sony’s Xperia series devices. After posting same guide on Xperia ZR, now we are going to show you the easiest process to install official lineage os 14.1 android 7.1.2 rom on xperia ZL. Xperia ZL and ZR both device got the update in the same roll out and both belong to the same home. So the process to install lineage os 14.1 rom on xperia ZL is same as well.
The ROM is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat that brings goodies of latest firmware on your device along updated security patch. Since Xperia ZL is pretty old device yet Lineage OS Team gives you best chance to run latest firmware on older hardware. 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 Lineage OS 14.1 on Xperia ZL
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 Lineage OS 14.1 ROM for Xperia ZL ‘odin’ Here [Pick up the latest build]
Now transfer both file on your device storage.
Turn off your Xperia ZL 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 ZL 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 ZL, give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.