[How to] Install Official CM 13 (Android 6.0.1) on Sony Xperia ZL

Sony Xperia ZL has a 5″ display with a 1080x1920p resolution and Sony’s Bravia Engine 2. The 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor is quad-core. The Xperia ZL uses 2 GB of RAM, with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card. The Sony Xperia ZL uses IR technology to use the phone as a remote control for a television. At the time of its release it ran on Android Jelly Bean.

Many unofficial versions of CM 13 were available for Xperia ZL but now an official CM 13 nightly has been created for this device. It will update Xperia ZL to Android 6.0.1. If you want to install this ROM, follow the guide below.

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[How to] Install CM 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) on Sony Xperia ZL

Sony Xperia ZL has a 5″ display with a 1080x1920p resolution and Sony’s Bravia Engine 2. The 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor is quad-core. The Xperia ZL uses 2 GB of RAM, with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card. The Sony Xperia ZL uses IR technology to use the phone as a remote control for a television. At the time of its release it ran on Android Jelly Bean.

Recently, we saw how to update Xperia ZR to Android 5.1.1 via CM 12.1 custom ROM. CyanogenMod team have also created this ROM for Xperia ZR’s sibling – Sony Xperia ZL. If you want to install CM 12.1 on Xperia ZL, follow the guide below.

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

Sony Xperia ZL has a 5″ display with a 1080x1920p resolution and Sony’s Bravia Engine 2. The 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor is quad-core. The Xperia ZL uses 2 GB of RAM, with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card. The Sony Xperia ZL uses IR technology to use the phone as a remote control for a television. At the time of its release it ran on Android Jelly Bean.

Previously we saw how to install Android 5.0.2 on the Xperia Z1 Compact via the CM 12 custom ROM. Another device to get this custom ROM is the Sony Xperia ZL. The tutorial below will guide you on installing the most recent nightly build of the CM 12. You can install the future nightly builds by following the same process.

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[How to] Install CM 11 (Android 4.4.4) on Sony Xperia ZL

Sony Xperia ZL has the same specs as the Xperia Z. It has a 5″ display with a 1080x1920p resolution. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card. It is not water and dust proof like the Xperia Z. Additionally, it uses IR technology to use the phone as a remote control for a television.

Android 4.4.4 KitKat is not officially available for the Xperia ZL but you can still install it, via the CM 11 custom ROM. CM 11 is developed by the CyanogenMod team and it gives great performance and stock Android experience. Follow the guide given below to install it on the Xperia ZL.

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[How to] Install PACman ROM (Android 4.4.2) on Sony Xperia ZL

Sony Xperia ZL has the same specs as the Xperia Z. It has a 5″ display with a 1080x1920p resolution. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card. It is not water and dust proof like the Xperia Z. Additionally, it uses IR technology to use the phone as a remote control for a television.

Many custom ROMs are available for this phone. Among those, PACman ROM is one such ROM which combines the features of all other custom ROMs. Additionally, this ROM runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 OS. Follow the instructions given below to install PACman ROM on Sony Xperia ZL.

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[How To] Install AOKP (Android 4.3) ROM on Sony Xperia ZL

The Android Open Kang Project (AOKP) developers have started rolling out Android 4.3 ROMs for various devices. Their ROMs are very popular among users for the array of customizing options that it offers. As a result, their new ROMs are an added bonus for users with devices which haven’t yet received an official Android 4.3 update and are still stuck on the previous versions. Although this latest ROM by AOKP is still in the nightly stage, it is surely worth trying it out and a new build is made available by the team after every three days.

The Xperia ZL was launched along with the Xperia Z earlier this year. It featured the same specs as the Z: 5″ 1080p LCD screen with Sony’s Bravia Engine 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage expandable up to 64 GB and Android 4.1.2 upgradable to 4.2.2. The only major difference between the two phones was that the Z is waterproof and dustproof whereas the ZL isn’t. The Z also has a glass back whereas the ZL doesn’t and the ZL features a hardware camera button which is absent in the Z. We have already seen how to install CM 10.2 ROM on the Xperia ZL. We shall now see the procedure for installing AOKP ROM on it.

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[How To] Install CM 10.2 (Android 4.3) on Sony Xperia ZL

Xperia ZL, the large 5″ smartphone from Sony comes equipped with Android 4.1.2. And though it can be officially upgraded to Android 4.2.2, the CyanogenMod team as always have been busy developing their ROMs for it. We already saw how to install CM 10.1 on the Xperia ZL. Now we will see how to install CM 10.2 on it.

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[How to] Install CM 10.1 (Android 4.2.2) on Sony Xperia ZL

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Sony Xperia ZL is one of the recent device which is powered by a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor, Adreno 320 GPU, and a 2 GB RAM. In addition, it has a 13 MP primary camera and 2 MP secondary camera. It runs on the Jelly Bean OS (Android 4.1). Sony hasn’t launched the latest Android 4.2.2 for this phone. However the CyanogenMod community has made the CM 10.1 ROM for this phone which has Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OS. Follow the instructions below to install this ROM on the Sony Xperia ZL.
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