Sony Xperia Z5 Compact features a 720P 4.6″ IPS LCD, 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Up to a further 200GB is available with use of the microSD slot. The rear shooter features a hefty 23MP sensor, with phase detection autofocus and 4K video recording. The front selfie shooter has a 5.1MP sensor and 1080P video recording. Like the other Xperia Z5 devices, the Xperia Z5 Compact is IP68 certified, providing a dustproof and waterproof exterior. The device is powered by a non-removable 2700mAh battery.

Sony devices have not been getting Android Marshmallow ROMs very easily. But we have managed to find a CM 13 ROM for Xperia Z5 Compact. This ROM will update Xperia Z5 Compact to Android 6.0.1. Follow the guide below to install CM 13 on Xperia Z5 Compact.

Xperia Z5 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 Sony Xperia Z5 Compact:


Steps to install CM 13 ROM on Sony Xperia Z5 Compact:

  1. Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
  2. Download the CM 13 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 13 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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