Guide on how to update Sony Xperia L to Android 6.0 Marshmallow using CM13 Custom ROM.
Unofficial CM13 custom ROM from CyanogenMod is now available for the Sony Xperia L. This unofficial but working custom ROM will update the device to latest Android Marshmallow. This ROM has all the features of the official Marshmallow update from Google and its AOSP.
Make sure as the ROM is unofficial you need flash it at your own risk, if anything goes wrong during or after flashing the ROM, you will be solo responsible for it. Also the users must know that you need to root your device and install custom recovery on it to flash the ROM successfully and doing so will void the device warranty completely.
Once you have Android Marshmallow based custom ROM installed on your Sony Xperia L, you can have system level optimization access on it. There are many advanced features that come with the custom ROM. This features are not given by official firmware or at-least not accessible.
So, here we have given simple steps by step procedure to flash the ROM on your Sony Xperia L.
Preparing your Phone
- This instructions are strictly limited for Sony Xperia L model of the device, if you try it on other device then you may brick your device.
- Device should be fully charged to avoid interruption in the process.
- Back up all the data and also make a Nandroid back up of the current ROM.
- Install USB drivers of the device on your PC.
- Device should be rooted and it’s bootloader must be unlocked.
- Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP must be installed on your device.
- Enable USB debugging mode on your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode.
Install Android Marshmallow CM13 Unofficial Custom ROM
- Download Android Marshmallow based CM13 custom ROM file from here.
- Download Android Marshmallow Google app’s from here.
- Connect the device to PC and transfer both files to device internal storage.
- Disconnect the device and switch it off.
- Reboot the device into Recovery mode, press and hold Volume Down and Power key for few seconds.
- While in recovery tap on Wipe options and select all the options available.
- Return to main menu and tap on Install option and navigate to ROM file stored on your device.
- Select the file and flash it by using Swipe to wipe button.
- In the same way flash the Google App’s file.
- Return to main menu and tap on Reboot to reboot the device into normal mode.
- That’s all you can now check the Android version in Settings > About device > Android version.