Update Sony Xperia Z1 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Official Firmware with XperiFirm and FlashTool

Gone are the old days when Sony was known as a company with crappy support and rolling the firmware updates too late. After Sony got separated from Ericsson and went back to its roots and being original, the first thing they did work on was releasing the firmware updates faster and regularly and with their premium Xperia Z series smartphones they’ve also increased the 18 months Android OS update policy. Even the original Xperia Z released in 2013, recently received Android 5.0.2 Lollipop — which is literally excellent support. Even though Lollipop update has been rolled out by Sony but […]

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Install Android M Preview on Sony Xperia Z1 Custom ROM

Sony Xperia Z1 has received Android M Developer Preview custom ROM built by FreeXperia. This time round, Sony decided to offer it’s users a taste of upcoming Android version before official release. FreeXperia in partnership with Sony’s Open Device Program have come up with an Android M Developer Preview custom ROM which can be easily flashed on your Sony Xperia Z1. Yes, this is not a final build and shouldn’t be used for daily use but we do recommend trying it at least and experimenting with it. You will be able to update Sony Xperia Z1 to Android M Developer Preview […]

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How to Install Sony Xperia Z1 Android 5.1.1 CM12.1 Nightly Lollipop ROM

Sony’s Xperia Z1 can now be updated to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop through CyanogenMod’s CM12.1 Nightly custom ROM. The Xperia Z1 is planned to officially get updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop, but when? It is not perfectly clear. Rather than waiting for Sony to release the official update, we recommend you try out CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM in the meantime.  CyanogenMod 12.1 has made quite a name with Android enthusiasts mainly due to wide support for old devices like the Z1. Also the features you get with the ROM are not available anywhere else especially the near-to-stock experience and all […]

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Update Xperia Z1 C6902 / C6903 to Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP Custom ROM

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available as an AOSP custom ROM for the Sony Xperia Z1. Sony has already announced that they will be releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Xperia Z1, but no launch dates. For those who can’t wait to try out the new Lollipop OS software update can grab this AOSP ROM which is now available for download. It is still at a beta stage with several features not working (we’ve listed them below), but it still gives you a taste of what Android 5.0 Lollipop is like with all those beautiful animations and Material Design. If […]

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Install Android 4.4.4 CM11 M8 on Xperia Z1 KitKat Custom ROM

Sony Xperia Z1 has received Android 4.4.4 KitKat in the form of the latest snapshot release of CM11 M8 custom ROM. We have already covered this release for the Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 — and we’re glad all the Xperia Z1 owners can enjoy the new CM11 features plus also run the latest and the greatest build of Android 4.4.4 KitKat on their phones. If interested in Android 4.4.4 for other phones, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Xperia Z1 to Android 4.4.4 CM11 M8 KitKat custom firmware using the tutorial below. This […]

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Update Xperia Z1 C6902 / C6903 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat CM11 Custom Firmware

Sony Xperia Z1 C6902 / C6903 users can now enjoy stock Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the latest CM11 custom ROM. This custom firmware sure has some bugs, but if you’re one of those who would love to have stock Android on their devices, must give it a try then. There are many KitKat based custom ROMs for the Xperai Z1, but CyanogenMod 11 remains out favourite. If interested in Android 4.4.2 for other phones, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Xperia Z1 to Android 4.4.2 CM11 KitKat custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an […]

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How to Root Sony Xperia Z1 C6902 / C6903 with SuperSU on Android 4.3

You can now root Xperia Z1 C6902 / C6903 on the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware available from Sony. We have a complete tutorial on how to do that. Sony Xperia Z1 is one of the longest-standing flagships from Sony. It has even got the Android 4.3 Jelly bean upgrade already, and is slated for the Android 4.4 KitKat update very soon. It has ground breaking camera features, but you can get even more functionality out of your Xperia Z1. How? By rooting it, of course. You can read the benefits of rooting an Android device here. You can […]

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