Update Xperia Z1 to Android Marshmallow with Resurrection Remix

Here’s you can update your Sony Xperia Z1 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow using Resurrection Remix custom ROM.

Sony Xperia Z1 has been dropped off from the Android Marshmallow list. The device will never get official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, however this doesn’t mean that we will never get a chance to taste the sweet Marshmallows on this phone. If it’s not possible officially then the only way we are left with is to have our eyes up for a stable and a perfect custom ROM meeting all our needs to run the Marshmallow firmware on Xperia Z1. Thankfully, the Resurrection Remix Android Marshmallow for Sony Xperia Z1 is now available.xperia-Z1-hero-black-1240x840-3c449514e1daf8b0652a5dc235530ebc

Resurrection Remix has a wide background. This is among the most popular and most widely used Android custom ROMs. What makes Resurrection Remix more cool is the fact that it is based on popular custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, Slim ROM, Omni ROM and then itself. All these builds help Ressurrction Remix to become a stable, fast and an easy to customise ROM. To know more about Resurrection Remix, you can have at its features below.

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Based On Latest Google Android 6.0.1 Release
Based On Cyanogenmod 13 Sources
RR Customizations:-
-Navigation Bar
-Enable/Disable Navbar
-Navbar Button Customization
-Navbar Slim Dim
-Animate Dim
-Dim Timeout Duration
-Dim Alpha
-Double Tap To sleep navbar
-Navigation Bar left/Right handed mode Switch for landscape

-Brightness Slider
-Enable/Disable Show Notification Count
-SuperUser Indicator Switch
-Double Tap To sleep Statusbar
-Carrier Label
-Carrier Label Switch
-Carrier label Colour
-Carrier Label Size
-Clock Customizations
-Time & date
-Clock Colour
-Day & date Toogle
-Center/Right/Left Clock Choice
-Date Format
-Clock Font Styles
-Battery Bar customization
-Battery Icon Customization(circle/landscape/Potrait and more)
-Battery % Text
-Network Traffic Indicator
-Network Traffic Arrows Switch
-Incoming/OutGoing Traffic
-Network traffic Color
-Statusbar RR Logo
-RR logo Color
-StatusBar Weather
-Weather Color
-Weather Position(left/right)
-Weather Style
-Weather Size

-Toast Animations
-ListView Animations
-System Animations

-Gestures Anywhere Feature
-3 Finger Swipe Screenshot Gesture

-App Circle Bar
-Choose apps in AppSidebar
-Trigger Width
-Trigger Hieght
-Trigger Position
-App Sidebar
-Choose apps in App circle
-Trigger Width
-Trigger Hieght
-Trigger Position
-Pie Trigger(left ,Right ,Bottom)
-Pie Targets
-Pie Colors
-More Pie Features

-Recents Panel
-Clear All button Switch
-Clear All Tasks Switch
-Clear All Button Location(Top right,Top Left,Top Center,Bottom Left,Bottom Right,Bottom Center)
-Recents Search Bar
-Full Screen Recents
-Slim Recents

-Cclock Widget
-CLock And Alarm Customizations
-Weather Panel Customizations
-Calender Events

-Lockscreen Bottom Shortcuts
-Lockscreen General Shorcuts
-100+ Icons for Shortcuts
-Double Tap to Sleep Lockscreen
-Lockscreen Media Art/Enable Disable
-Quick PIN/Patter Unlock
-LockScreen Blur
-Lockscreen Blur Intensity
-LockScreen Wallpaper
-Lockscreen Weather Widget
-Lockscreen Icons Color

-Quick Settings Draggable Tiles
-Customizable Tiles
-Show Two Main Tiles Per Row
-Dyanamic Tiles Adjustment
-Notification Drawer
-Weather Display Switch
-LongPress Toogles to Enter Settings
-Disable Immersive Mode Messages
-Force Expand Notification
-Task Manager Switch
-Time Contextual Header(HD,Modern,Poly)
-Quick PullDown Switch

-Backlight Timer
-Backlight Strength

-Advanced Reboot Menu
-Power Menu Customizations
-Power Off
-Reboot(Recovery, Bootloader, Hot Reboot)
-Power Menu End Calls Switch
-Restart SystemUI
-Airplane Mode
-On the Go Mode
-Sound Panel

-Home Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
-Home Button answer call
-Long Press Actions
-Double Tap Actions

-Menu Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
-Short Press Actions
-Long Press Actions

-Search Button(If Device Supports)
-Short Press Action
-Long Press Action

-Volume Buttons
-Wake Up Device
-Playback Control
-Ringtone Volume Control
-Keyboard Cursor Control
-Swap Buttons on Landscape mode
-Volume Key Answer

-Selinux Switch (Switch Between Permissive and Enforcing Selinux if Device has Selinux Enabled)
-cLock Shortcut
-Disable Battery Saver Warning Color
-Disable Fc Notifications
-Wakelock Blocker
-Media Scanner On Boot Behaviour
-Cammera Shutter Sound Enable/Disable

-SystemUI Tuner
-Enabled By default
-Removed Demo mode and Tweaked SystemUI Tuner As compared To AOSP
-StatusBar Icons Cuzomizations
-Quick Settings Customizations

Other Features
-Perfomance Profiles
-LCD Density
-Expanded Desktop Mode
-Audio FX
-Heads Up Switch
-Live Display
-Configurable 0,90,180,270 Degree Rotation
-Lock Screen Autorotate Switch
-Native Tap to Wake From Marshmallow
-Double Tap Power Button To enable Camera gesture
-Prevent Accidental Wakeup
-Wake Phone on Charging Plug
-Battery Light Customizations
-Notification Light Customizations
-Font Size
-CM privacy guard
-Performance Tweaks(Kernel Aduitor Inbuilt)

-SuperSU Inbuilt

-CM Theme Chooser
-OverAll Smoothness Improvements
-Optimizations to Improve Battery
-Includes All Android Marhsmallow Features
-Includes ALL CM13 Features


Early preparations

  1. This ROM is intended for the Sony Xperia Z1 only. Do no try this on any other device at all.
  2. Charge your phone up to 75% to avoid power issues during flashing process.
  3. Unlock Bootloader, Flash TWRP Recovery on your Sony Xperia Z1. Here’s a complete guide.
  4. Backup your important contacts, call logs, sms messages and also copy your media content to your PC. Here’s a complete guide to backup everything.
  5. Follow this guide to the letter to avoid any mishap.

Disclaimer: Unlocking bootloader, rooting and flashing custom recoveries, custom ROMS are highly custom processes. Doing any of these will result in voiding the warranty of your device. Ensure that you’re doing everything at your own risk. In case of a mishap, TechBeasts or the device manufacturer may not be held liable. 

How To Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Resurrection Remix Custom ROM on Sony Xperia Z1

  1. Download the latest build of  for your Sony Xperia Z1: ResurrectionRemix-M-v5.7.3-20160822-honami.zip
  2. Download the GApps for Resurrection Remix ROM: Download Google GApps for Android 6.0.x Marshmallow [All ROMs]
  3. Copy the Resurrection Remix ROM.zip and GApps.zip  files to your Sony Xperia Z1’s external or internal SD card.
  4. Make sure that you’ve unlocked the bootloader, flashed TWRP on your Sony Xperia Z1.
  5. Now boot your Sony Xperia Z1 into TWRP recovery mode. To do so, turn off your Sony Xperia Z1 completely and then turn it on, while it boots up, press the Volume Up and Down keys simultaneously to boot into TWRP. Once your phone is in bootloader mode, select recovery mode here and it will boot your phone into TWRP recovery.
  6. Create a Nandroid backup of your device’s system and boot.img under the Backup options in TWRP recovery.
  7. Get back to the homescreen in TWRP Recovery and tap Wipe.
  8. Perform a factory reset using the Wipe options in TWRP and then get back to the main screen in recovery.
  9. Now get back to TWRP home and  tap Install > Locate the Resurrection Remix Custom ROM.zip file > swipe to confirm ROM installation.
  10. Similarly, flash the GApps.zip file.
  11. Once done, reboot your device to system and it should launch the newly installed Resurrection Remix Custom ROM.

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