Download and Install Official Lineage OS 14.1 On Xperia Z Tablet (LTE & WiFi): Now users can Update Xperia Z Tablet (Both LTE and Wifi) to Android 7.1.2 Nougat via Official LineageOS 14.1.Sony has already revealed the list of devices getting Android Oreo Update.You can check out the list here > List of Sony Xperia Devices Getting Android 8.0 Oreo Official Update
Xperia Z Tablet is a very old tablet so we can’t accept the official update for the device and users have to depend on Custom ROMs to get the latest Android On this tablet.Xperia Z Tablet was launched back in 2013 which makes it a 4 years old device now.The device’s latest official update was Android lollipop.
But now Xperia Z Tablet users can Install Android 7.1.2 Nougat by flashing the Official build of Lineage OS 14.1.The Lineage OS is the new form of CyanogenMod which was the most used and Popular Android Custom ROM.Lineage OS 14.1 is based On Android 7.1 Nougat Source Code and Comes with all the Android 8.0 Nougat features and better battery optimization.
If you are new to the term “Custom ROMs” then you have to know what Custom ROM means, What are the benefits of using Custom ROMs.
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What is Custom ROMs On Android?
Custom ROMs are based on Official Android source codes which are customized or developed by developers or a community of developers.Custom ROMs come with loads of extra customizations which makes them unique and popular among the android lovers.Remember, Custom ROMs are not provided by Google or other mobile vendors but are developed and maintained by the community and its contributors.
Benefits Of Custom ROMs
1)Vanilla Android (Pixel Style)
Most Of the AOSP Based Custom ROMs are bloatware free and have very close to the stock look and feel which makes them super snappy.These ROMs are very optimized for battery and performance.
Most of the Custom ROMs are pre-rooted.The process of gaining full admin control of the Android device is called Rooting On Android. It’s similar to running programs as administrators in Windows.
After rooting your device you can install different MODs, kernel, ROMs on your device.You can install latest Android updates (like the Android 6.0.1 marshmallow) On old device by installing third party ROMs like CyanogenMod 13.You can overclock the CPU and GPU of your device to get the best performance.You can hibernate any app you want.You can underclock the CPU to get better battery life.
For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here > What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages
Most of the Android smartphone manufacturer provides 2-year software support and after that, the devices won’t get any official update.In that case, users have to fully depend on Custom ROMs to test the latest Android on their devices.
Most of the developers of the Custom ROMs provide a 4)regular update which is one of the best things about Custom ROMs.
Android is famous for Customization and Custom ROMs take this to another level.Unlike Stock vanilla android Custom ROMs come with various customization options.We are sharing few of them below
- Users can enable or disable navigation bar
- Users can customize navigation bar and Status bar icons
- Some Custom ROMs come with different MODs
- Some Custom ROMs come with Custom Kernels which allow users to Overclock or underclock the CPU and GPU.
- Some Custom ROMs come with support for Third party themes
5)Battery and Performance
Most Of the Custom ROMs are very close to stock vanilla android in look.The Custom ROMs are very optimized which results in better battery life and smooth performance.
1) Make sure the bootloader on your device is unlocked and your device is rooted and you have a custom recovery installed.
If your bootloader is locked then check out the guide here > How To Unlock Bootloader Of Any Android Using Fastboot.Some devices like Xiaomi and Huawei phones need a unlock code.
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2) Make sure your device has more than 50% battery.
3) Make sure your device is rooted and have a custom recovery like TWRP Installed.
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RootMyGalaxy.net is not responsible for any hardware/software issues that occur to your device(s) by following this guide. We are certain that the following guide is carefully written, avoiding any mistakes on our side. If you are unsure of the causalities that may occur if the procedure goes wrong, then please don’t proceed.
- Download Lineage OS 14.1 (LTE – pollux)
- Download Lineage OS 14.1 (WiFi – pollux_windy)
- Download Official Lineage Os 14 / 14.1 Gapps
How To Install Official Lineage OS 14.1 On Sony Xperia Z Tablet (LTE & WiFi)
- First, download the Custom ROM from above and save it in your device’s sd card
- Now download the GApps file from the link given in the download section and save it in your device’s sd card
- Now select install and then browse for the downloaded ROM file and then select it.Next flash the Gapps file and then Magisk (optional).
Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your phone and you will be booted into Android 7.1 Nougat