Sony is planning roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet, in the first quarter of 2016, but there are many owners who already rooted their devices and now, they can install a custom ROM which was based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). In this article, we’ll explain the steps that must be followed in order to install the custom ROM on any of the two aforementioned devices. As for the Xperia M5, the handset is rumored to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in February.
Until the Japanese giant will push the update to its Xperia Z2 And Xperia Z2 Tablet, the users who don’t want to wait for the official build to be available, can install the custom ROM based on the Android Open Source Project. In order to install it, the users will flash the boot via Fastboot Sirius image from mega.nz/#F!aEhmCCyI!hwoqM-eTGm42PwoRGrbdbw, then boot into Recovery Mode by shutting down the device and restarting it. When the LED lights turn purple, the user will simultaneously press the Volume Up and Down buttons. A factory reset is necessary, the the user will download ROM from mega.nz/#F!TRRjgICI!D4WON2JY7Lunrx7W-LSaww. The next step is to Flash SYSTEM.img and BOOT.img from ROM using FASTBOOT, then flash again Boot.IMG and flash this Boot via Fastboot again (the Sirius image) and Root Direct Download. Next, reboot to recovery,using the same method we’ve specified above, then flash SUPER-SU.zip, boot to fastboot and flash back BOOT.img from ROM. Ultimately, boot into Recovery mode, Flash gapps zips on opengapps.org and flash again Boot.IMG From ROM and finally, restart the device.
As for the Xperia M5, the mid-range device was released in September, but in Europe it will be available starting from February 8, as until now, the customers were able only to pre-order it. Netherlands, Poland and United Kingdom will sell the device when Sony will ship it to Europe. In the UK, the EE carrier will offer the phone with a monthly plan of £14.99 ($21), but with an upfront payment of £130 ($185), while Vodafone will offer it only with a monthly plan of £22 ($31).
In February, Sony will also roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium, Z5 Compact, Z3+, Z2, Z3 Tablet and Z2 Tablet.
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