Full Guide to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia Z Ultra and Z1 Compact (AOSP ROM)
Safely Update Xperia Z Ultra and Z1 Compact To Android 6.0 Marshmallow
If you have Xperia Z Ultra Or Z1 Compact, then there is a good news for you guys.Now you can try Android Marshmallow (Android 6.0) On your android phone.There is AOSP ROM available for Xperia Z Ultra and Z1 Compact.Even though unofficial, the Marshmallow custom ROM for Z Ultra and Z1 compact we have here is nothing short of amazing.
Follow this simple easy step by step guide to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia Z Ultra and Z1 Compact
*Make sure there is at least 80% battery left on your smartphone before begin.
How to Safely install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia Z Ultra and Z1 Compact
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How to Safely Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia Z Ultra and Z1 Compact
- Take a proper backup of all your important data and settings on your phone
- Make sure that the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP is already installed on your device
- Download and install USB drivers on your PC.–>>> Sony Drivers
- Only for Xperia Z Ultra and Z1 Compact
Downloads (Marshmallow ROMs)
For Xperia Z Ultra — Link | Download the four files (boot.img, cache.img, system.img and userdata.img)
For Xperia Z1 Compact — Link | Download the four files (boot.img, cache.img, system.img and userdata.img)
Safely install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia Z Ultra and Z1 Compact
Step By Step Guide
Step 1. Download the Marshmallow ROM files from above. And also the Gapps file. [Download the ROM files relevant for your device. Filenames are same for both, make sure you clicked the correct download link.]
Step 2. And then create a folder called update6 and transfer the system.img, cache.img, boot.img and userdata.img
Step 3. Connect your Xperia Z Ultra/Z1 Compact to PC. Transfer the Gapps file to it. Remember the file’s location. And disconnect the device from PC now.
Step 4. Boot your Xperia Z Ultra/Z1 Compact into bootloader mode. If you are rooted, you can use Quick Boot app from play store. To manually boot into bootloader mode, do this:
- Power off the device. Wait for 4-5 seconds after screen goes off.
- Press and hold Volume Up button and then connect the device to PC sing USB cable. You will enter fastboot mode. Screen won’t show fastboot written on it, btw.
Step 5. Now, open command window in the update6 folder, in which you have the system.img file with other two files. For this:
- Open that update6 folder and then left click on empty white space in the folder.
- Now, while holding shift key, right click on empty white space to get a pop-up as shown below.
- Now choose Open command window here option from that.
Step 6. Run the following commands to install the Marshmallow update on Xperia Z Ultra/Z1 Compact.
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash cache cache.img
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
Wait for Xperia Z Ultra/Z1 Compact to finish booting up, it may take some time. Once it does, check the Settings > About device. You should have Marshmallow under Android version.
→ Btw, if you face force close on apps a lot, or device lagging too much, then do a factory reset using TWRP recovery to solve that problem.
Step 7. Now you have to install Gapps as Google apps are not preinstalled.
Step 8. Boot your Xperia Z Ultra/Z1 Compact into recovery mode. If you are rooted, you can use Quick Boot app from play store.
Step 9. [Optional] Once in TWRP, create a backup of your device. Tap on Backup, and then select all the partitions for back. Now do the swipe action at bottom to start creating a backup for emergency cases. This backup is really a lifesaver!
Step 10. Now, install the Gapps file. On TWRP’s home screen, tap on Install, and then locate the Gapps file and tap on it. Then do the Swipe action at bottom to begin flashing the update.
Step 11. When it’s done, tap on Reboot system button to restart the device.
Done!!! Your Xperia Z Ultra / Z1 Compact would be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
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