Recently, the Sony has released the list of smartphones, which will officially get the Android Lollipop updates. Unfortunately, the company has skipped updates for most of its flagship smartphones released in last two years and Xperia C is one of them. The Xperia C is a 2013 mid-range smartphone features 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor, 1 GB RAM, Power VR Graphics, 8MP Camera and runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. It’s really regretful that Sony hasn’t released any of the latest updates for the device till date and will not in the future too.
So, those users who still are hoping that Xperia C will get official Lollipop update from the Sony – that’s not true! However, there is an another way to update Xperia C to Lollipop and that is via installing Custom ROM. In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process on How to Update Xperia C to Lollipop via Installing Custom ROM. Get ready to get your Xperia C updated to the latest stable Android Lollipop firmware.
- You do have to charge your device battery up to 70 – 80%.
- Please check that your Xperia C bootloader must be in an unlocked state.
- Sony Xperia C must be rooted and possess any Custom Recovery.
- Take a backup of your important stuff.
- Install “Sony Xperia C USB Drivers” on your system.
How to Update Xperia C to Lollipop via Installing Custom ROM
Step 1: The above link will traverse you to download page and from there, you need to download all the packages (.zip) on your computer.
Step 2: Connect your Xperia C smartphone with your computer with the help of official USB data cable. (Note: Make sure your system must possess all the needed drivers to detect your device.)
Step 3: Copy all the downloaded files to the root directory of your smartphone.
Step 4: Now, you need to boot your Xperia C into recovery mode.
Step 5: Once you are into recovery mode, do “wipe data/factory reset“, “wipe cache partition”, and “Wipe Dalvik Cache”.
Step 9: Then, Select “install zip from SD card” option > “choose zip from SD card” > select “Lollipop ROM 1.zip” package > select “OK”.
Similarly, you have to to flash the remaining packages (.zip).
Step 10: Once you have flashed all the files, select “++++Go Back++++” option and then choose “reboot system” to reboot your smartphone.
Note: Your device will take 5 – 10 minutes to boot up for the first time.
Voila! This is what you are in need of, “Lollipop running on Xperia C”. Now you are free to enjoy all new UI with materialistic effect and its features. For any queries, you can use the below comments box to share with us and we will surely try to solve it out as soon as possible. Enjoy [Credit: Xda]