Sony’s Xperia L was released in the year 2013 as a low-end smartphone. The phone equipped a 4.3-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution and 228 ppi. A Snapdragon 300 Dual-core CPU alongside Adreno 305 GPU was fixed inside. The Xperia L carried an 8 MP camera at the back and a VGA shooter on the front. The device ran on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and it was updated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean later on. These were the only two firmwares which this device had a chance to run on.
Xperia L is among the few lucky devices which have been getting blessed by latest custom ROMs every now and then. We had a chance to enjoy Android KitKat, Android Lollipop and Android Marshmallow by means of custom ROMs like CyanogenMod on the Xperia L. Now is the time for Android 7.1 Nougat. A CyanogenMod 14.1 Custom ROM based on Android 7.1 Nougat is now out for the Xperia L. The ROM has already entered its beta stage and it’s getting stable with time.
You can install this ROM to enjoy Nougat on your Xperia L. All you need is a custom recovery which will let you flash the ROM on your phone. There might be a few bugs, but if you have flashed custom ROMs in past, you should be able to handle the minor issues easily. Without any further ado, we will now head towards the method of flashing this ROM. As you go further in this post, you will learn how to update Sony Xperia L to Android 7.1 Nougat via CyanogenMod 14.1 Custom ROM.
THE METHODS INVOLVED IN FLASHING CUSTOM RECOVERIES, ROMS AND ROOTING YOUR PHONE ARE HIGHLY CUSTOM AND MAY RESULT IN BRICKING YOUR DEVICE, AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GOOGLE OR THE DEVICE MANUFACTURER THAT IS SONY IN OUR CASE. ALSO ROOTING YOUR DEVICE WILL VOID ITS WARRANTY AND YOU WILL BE NO LONGER ELIGIBLE FOR ANY KIND OF FREE DEVICE SERVICES BY THE MANUFACTURERS/WARRANTY PROVIDERS. IN CASE OF ANY MISHAP WE MAY NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE LETTER TO AVOID ANY MISHAP OR BRICKING. MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER YOU DO, YOU ARE DOING IT AT YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY.
Update Sony Xperia L to Android 7.1 Nougat via CyanogenMod 14.1
- Download and install TWRP 126.96.36.199 custom recovery on your Sony Xperia L beforehand.
- Backup everything including your content, contacts, call logs and sms messages.
- Perform a factory data reset on your phone before proceeding.
- Download latest CM 14.1 Custom ROM.zip file for Xperia L
- Download Gapps.zip [Pico – Arm – Android 7.x Nougat].
- Copy both the .zip files to the internal storage of your phone.
- Turn off your phone now and boot into TWRP custom recovery. To do so, turn on your phone and then quickly press the Volume Up Key.
- Now that you’re in recovery mode, wipe your phone completely (factory reset).
- Now tap “install > locate the CM 14.1 zip file > select CM 14.1 .zip file > swipe finger to confirm flash“.
- Once you’ve flashed the CM 14.1 file, now flash the Gapps file similarly.
- Now wipe cache and dalvik cache from the recovery mode.
- Reboot your Xperia L now.
- The first boot may take up to 10 minutes, hold on tighter unless you see the CM logo.
- That’s all.
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