Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has a 4.6″ IPS LCD display with a 720p resolution. It is powered by a 2.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 2600mAh battery. It features a 20.7MP 1/2.3″ imaging sensor, with a Sony G 25mm lens and maximum ISO of 12800 for low light conditions.

CM 12 custom ROM is available for a number of devices now. Instead of waiting for the official Android Lollipop update, you can install CM 12 ROM and get the latest version of Android. A detailed tutorial to install CM 12 ROM on the Xperia Z3 Compact is given below.

Z3 Compact

Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.

Pre-requisites and Backing up your Xperia Z3 Compact:


Steps to install CM 12 ROM on Xperia Z3 Compact:

  1. Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
  2. Download the CM 12 ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
  3. Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
  4. Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
  5. Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the CM 12 ROM zip file.
  6. Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
  7. Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
  8. Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
  9. After the process is complete, reboot the phone.

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