Following guide explains process on how to update Sony Xperia M Dual C2005 to Android M unofficial CM13 ROM.

As the day goes new custom ROM’s are developed by the Android developers. Today in this tutorial we have brought another custom ROM this time for Sony Xperia M Dual C2005. This is CM13 Nightly custom ROM developed by famous Android developers CyanogenMod.Sony Xperia M

This is unofficial way of updating your device so the device must be rooted with any custom recovery like TWRP installed on it. Make sure once you root your device, your device warranty will void. So, if you agree with it then you must first root your device and install TWRP custom recovery on it then you can flash the CM13 Nightly ROM on your Sony Xperia M Dual.

Now that you have got the info about the facts before flashing the ROM, let us now go ahead have a look at the procedure and follow it step by step carefully and flash the ROM on Sony Xperia M Dual C2005.

Preparing your phone

  • This instructions are strictly for Sony Xperia M Dual C2005, we do not want you try it on any other device or you may brick your device.
  • Back up all the required data to some safe storage.
  • Make a Nandroid back up of the current ROM.
  • Make sure that the device is fully charged up to 100%.
  • Install device USB drivers on your computer.
  • Device should be rooted and it’s bootloders must be unlocked.
  • Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP should be installed on you device.
  • Enable USB debugging mode of your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode.USB Debugging

Install CM13 Android Marshmallow based ROM

  1. Download the CyanogenMod CM13 ROM for Sony Xperia M Dual C2005 from here.
  2. Download the Google App’s for Android Marshmallow from here.
  3. Connect the device to computer and transfer the ROM file and Google App’s file to your device internal or external storage where you can locate it easily.
  4. Disconnect the device and turn it off.
  5. Reboot the device into recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down + Power key for few seconds).
  6. In recovery mode tap on Wipe tab and select all the options under it.
  7. Now, swipe the confirm button.
  8. Return to main menu and tap on Install tab, then locate the ROM file that you stored in your device in step 3.
  9. Select the file and flash it by using Swipe to flash option.
  10. Similarly flash Google App’s.
  11. Finally reboot the device to normal mode by tapping on Reboot tab.

That’s all you can now check the device Android version in Settings > About device > Android version.