Welcome to droidvendor.com, today we bring a great news for you, official Lineage OS 14.1 nightly update is rolling out for Sony Xperia M code name ‘nicki‘. This tutorial is about installing Official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on Xperia M. Lineage OS ROM 14.1 is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat that lets you experience the goodies and cool features of latest version of Android on your device. As you know CyanogenMod is closed now and users have are relying on Lineage OS builds for their devices. Lineage OS ROM is based on AOSP source code along contribution from the Android developers community. Lineage OS 14.1 for Xperia M is a nightly build but it is stable to be used for everyday use.
The process to flash official Lineage OS 14.1 on Xperia M is very easy all you need to do is just follow the below instructions as mentioned in the sequence. If you have a custom recovery like TWRP recovery installed on your device already then all you need to do is just flash the ROM zip from recovery along latest Lineage OS gapps and that’s it. For your ease we also mentioned the guide to install TWRP recovery on your device as well. The process to install Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on all devices is almost the same so we use the same process for Xperia M as well.
Process to install official Lineage OS 14.1 on Xperia M
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 M [Pick up the latest build]
Now transfer both file on your device storage.
Turn off your Xperia M 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 M 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 7.1.1 Nougat based official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on your Xperia M, give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.