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Update Xperia Z2 to Android 6.0.1 MX Rom Marshmallow Custom Firmware

This custom firmware for Xperia Z2 is based on the official Sony’s Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware for Xperia Z2. This ROM takes its visual sweetness from the latest Sony flagship device, the Xperia Z5 and Xperia X. It adds Xperia Z5’s and Xperia X’s wallpapers, widgets and themes. It is a complete Xperia Z5/Xperia X experience on your Xperia Z2. It is very stable, fast and smooth ROM. If interested in Android 6.0.1 for other phones, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Xperia Z2 to Android 6.0.1 MX Rom Marshmallow custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by Sony, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install Android 6.0.1 MX Rom Marshmallow ROM on Xperia Z2 with complete steps using CWM recovery. We also have several tips on how to backup your phone data and also some more tips that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. You will have to wipe your previous personal data and apps as usual when installing custom ROMs. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s begin with the tutorial below.

 

MX Rom

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 6.0.1 MX Rom Marshmallow ROM Details:

This amazing MX Rom custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. A quick list of the main features in MX Rom is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Xperia Z2:

– Add X theme
– Add X textinput
– Add X wallpaper
– Add X UpdateCenter
– Add X theme selector
– Add X bootanimation
– Add more X dump apps
– Add new flat Icon
– Add Sony xlound、
– Add Sony DESS HX
– Add Sony S_Force Sound…
– Add SonY multiple clock
– Add new personality theme
– Add Z5 ImageEnhancer
– Add Z5 Photoanalyzer
– Add Assertive Display
– Add IN.DT support
– Add APN auto settings
– Add a full touch TWRP
– Add update SuperSU-v2.76
– Add update busybox support
– Latest version of the music
– Latest version of the video
– Latest version of the home-release
– Latest version of the Graivity box
– Latest version of the audio recorder
– Latest version of the audio lifelog
– Latest XOSED framework .V86
– Settings build self management;
– Settings build CPU information;
– Settings construction of hair glass background;
– Settings building call vibration, etc.;
– Whole deodexed
– Whole zipalign
– To streamline the useless APP
– Virtual key size 40 DPI
– Removal of data traffic on the prompt
– Removal of data traffic is prohibited tips
– Repair status bar battery signal interval
– Update the GPS connection problem, GPS positioning faster
– Improved display adjustment
– Improved memory control
– Optimized status bar display
– Fix the REC failure problem
– Fixed Mobile Radio Active Bug
– SystemUI remove excess Smail;
– SystemUI time status bar lock screen;
– Repair and improve the power of the last version of the standby power;

【Z5 features:】
* add Z5 All theme
* add Z4 Bootanimation
* add Z5 Theme wallpaper
* add Z5 Messaging App
* add Z5 Telephone App
* add Z5 Phonebook App
* add Z5 Backup and Restore
* add Z5 Weather App
* add Z5 Calculator
* add Z5 White balance
* add Z5 New TochBlock
* add Z5 New theme-manager
* add Z5 New ActiveClipper
* add Z5 New text message
* add Z5 New phone
* add Z5 New mail
* add Z5 New weather
* add Z5 New contacts
* add Z5 HOME luchener
* add Z5 Photo analyzer
* add Z5 Photo Editor
* add Z5 Screen Recording
* add Z5 Wallaper and sound picker
* add Z5 Update Center
* add Z5 SmartSearch app
* add Z5 Small apps Framework
* add Z5 Widget-Launcher etc.
* add Z5 New Small Apps
* add Z5 X-Reality
* add Z5 System media Files
* add Z5 Super-Vivid
* add Z5 IntelligentBacklight

—Camera modification part—

* add a new camera
* automatic mode to open 2000W pixels
* 2000W pixel open scene HDR mode
* Increase in macro, infinity and other functions.
* open manual shutter speed, manual exposure

—Add some Advanced Settings—

-Advanced Autostart
-Advanced ram manage
-Advanced Supersuser
-Advanced Xposed installer
-Advanced Network settings
-Advanced Serajr Xperia Xposed
-Advanced Serajr Xperia blurred
-Advanced CPU Control
-Advanced CPU Stats
-Advanced CALL SHOCK
-Advanced Battery information
-performance tuning network settings
-performance tuning from start management
-performance tuning CPU control statistics

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Sony Xperia Z2, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this MX Rom ROM based on the latest Android 6.0.1? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Sony Xperia Z2, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Sony Xperia Z2 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Sony Xperia Z2 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Sony Xperia Z2 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Sony users can also back up data using Sony PC Companion. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Sony Xperia Z2 backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Xperia Z2 to Android 6.0.1 MX Rom Marshmallow custom firmware.

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Saad Khan

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