[How to] Install CM 12 (Android 5.0.2) on Sony Xperia Z3

Xperia Z3 was the flagship device of second half of 2014. Xperia Z3 runs on a 2.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 3100mAh battery. The 5.2″ IPS LCD display has a 1080p resolution and utilises Sony’s Triluminuous backlighting technology. The Xperia Z3 is also IP65 and IP68 compliant, meaning it’s good for those dusty or wet environments. Z3 also has a new impressive camera, featuring a 20.7MP.

Previously we saw how to install CM 12 ROM on the Xperia Z3. But now an updated version of this ROM is available for this device which will install Android 5.0.2 on the Z3. Follow the guide given below.

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[How to] Install CM 12 (Android 5.0) on Sony Xperia Z3

Xperia Z3 runs on a 2.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 3100mAh battery. The 5.2″ IPS LCD display has a 1080p resolution and utilises Sony’s Triluminuous backlighting technology. The Xperia Z3 is also IP65 and IP68 compliant, meaning it’s good for those dusty or wet environments. Z3 also has a new impressive camera, featuring a 20.7MP 1/2.3″ imaging sensor, with a Sony G 25mm lens and maximum ISO of 12800 for low light conditions. It also supports Hi-Res audio with onboard amplification, noise cancelling and audio upscaling.

While Xperia Z3 users have not got the official update of Lollipop yet, CyanogenMod team have come up with the CM 12 custom ROM. It is in the Beta stages, but you can try it on your device. Follow the guide given below.

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[MOD] Increase the brightness of LED on Sony Xperia Z3

Xperia Z3 runs on a 2.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 2600mAh battery. The 5.2″ IPS LCD display has a 1080p resolution and utilises Sony’s Triluminuous backlighting technology. The Xperia Z3 is also IP65 and IP68 compliant.

Previously, we saw how to increase the brightness of the LED on Xperia Z1 and Z2. A similar mod is available for the Z3 as well. It is developed by XDA Recognized Developer olokos. To try out this mod, follow the instructions given below.

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[How to] Root Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3 was recently released as Sony’s flagship device for the second half of the year 2014. Although it was not released long ago, a lot of development support is available for this device. Previously we saw how to install TWRP recovery on this device. Now we will see the steps to root the phone. Rooting will allow you to do many things – install apps which require root access, install mods, remove bloatware and much more. Follow the guide below to root the Xperia Z3.

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[How to] Install TWRP Recovery on Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3 is the latest device in the Xperia Z category. It has a 5.2″ IPS LCD display with 1080p resolution and utilises Sony’s Triluminuous backlighting technology. The Xperia Z3 runs on a 2.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB 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 128000 for low light conditions.

Although recently released, TWRP recovery is available for the Xperia Z3. This recovery will help to root the device. Besides it makes it easier to flash custom ROMs, mods, and much more. Follow the guide to install TWRP recovery on the Xperia Z3.

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Sony Xperia Z3 will have the same full HD screen, 20.7 MP camera of Xperia Z2

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Sony Xperia Z2 was released a few month back in the 2014 Mobile World Congress. Although the device is still not available in many regions, Sony has already started to plan for the next flagship device – Sony Xperia Z3. The Xperia Z3 is rumored to be unveiled in August.

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