Update Xperia C to Lollipop via Installing Custom ROM

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.

Update Xperia C to Lollipop via Installing Custom ROM

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.

Prerequisites:

  • 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.

Download Files:

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.

Screenshot:

Xperia C Running on Lollipop

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 :D [Credit: Xda]

  • Amir Krz

    Hello
    what is Lollipop Gapps ?

    • Gapps is a package containing the Google Apps like Gmail, Hangouts, Google Play Store, etc.

      • Amir Krz

        thank you
        im gonna upgrade my Xperia C to Android 5
        maybe there will be some questions , can I count on you to help me ?

        • Sure why not!

          • Amir Krz

            Good day
            I Installed the Android 5 lollipop ROM , It’s so great , thank you .
            But there is a problem
            I wanna install an application that it requires Android 4.4 or upper , but during the installation the application shows this error :
            “You need to upgrade your phone , only android 4.4 or above versions support this app”
            What shuld I do ?
            thank you

          • Robson Alves

            Simply this is not Lollipop, but a modified Jelly Bean. Sadly Xperia C was relegated by Sony to be just a Jelly Bean. I could install Xperia Z rom in my Xperia C, but never tried a Lollipop Xperia Z in this case.

      • Davinder Singh

        Hi i updated the phone using your roms but settings not opening showing error ‘Unfortunately, System UI has stopped. Same error with clock, wifi etc please resolve. Please help wifi, bluetooth, internet, settings nothing working. Is it happening coz i didn’t install Gapps or something else.

  • Davinder Singh

    Hi i updated the phone using your roms but settings not opening showing error ‘Unfortunately, System UI has stopped. Same error with clock, wifi etc please resolve

  • Davinder Singh

    Please help wifi, bluetooth, internet, settings nothing working. Is it happening coz i didn’t install Gapps or something else.

  • Bobby k

    How to unlock bootloader in xperia C

  • Bobby k

    ROM was not installing. i am get an error ( INSTALLATION ABORTED). How to solve it???? Please help me

  • githu

    heyy am githu i also tried to update my xperia c and i screwed up…….. i thought it over with my xperia ……. but in fixed itttt………. if u need to know how mail mee on git.githu@gmail.com c you guys

    • saleel

      hi am saleel, My Xperia got screwed also, Its not turning on; screen is black. Its xperia c2305. how you managed,, my mail is saleelmunnee@gmail,com

  • adeeb_anees

    my installation is being aborted!!!! wat 2 do???any one have idea?

  • andi

    Hi saya bisa bertanya ya….??? Apa maksud langkah ke 3 ini dan bagaimana caranya
    Langkah 3: Salin semua file yang didownload ke direktori root dari smartphone Anda

    • Prem La Seraphim

      Ane juga punya pertanyaan yang sama 🙂

  • Francis Odeh

    i love you. you are a pro. i followed all your steps and i am enjoying the lollipop smoothly. thanks alot

  • iSiddharth

    Thnx for posting this ROM here, I really appreciate your effort for spreading this development.
    Well I am iSiddharth, the one who made this ROM 😉

  • Prem La Seraphim

    Hello, there. I do appreciate your explanation. It is organized and straightforward. But for step number 3, where is the root directory? Please apologize for this question. I am just a newbie who wants to learn 🙂

    Anyway, thank you for your attention.

    Prem

    • It means the internal / external main directory.

      • Prem La Seraphim

        I set external SD card as my main storage. So it means that I just simply copy the files into SD card without folder? I feel little bit confuse since there are so many system folders in my external storage.

        Thank you for your quick response, Mr. Memon.