Install Official LineageOS 15.1 ROM on Sony Xperia V

Sony Xperia V got released in December 2012 which is a pretty cool device as of that time. The device came with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. Running on top of Ice Cream Sandwich is Sony’s own Timescape UI, itself a very beautiful and navigable user interface. But the outdated ROM’s will always find a fence for the new interface and customizations. Round the corner, there is an official build based on Android 8.1 Oreo to this device. Here is a simple guide on how to download and Install Official LineageOS 15.1 ROM on Sony Xperia V.

Install Official LineageOS 15.1 ROM on Sony Xperia V

The front features a black slate consisting of a 4.3-inch display and the black bezel surrounding it. At the top is the phone speaker grill with the front-facing camera on the left and a notification light found on the top right.  The 4.3 inches might not sound as appealing as the display offerings found on other devices, but rest assured that Sony has the capability to create a nice viewing experience on their Xperia phones. As far as the battery goes, its capacity coupled with whatever optimizations Sony has managed to put into its dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Snapdragon processor affords the Xperia V decent longevity. Over that, as far as the rear camera is concerned this mobile has a 13 MP camera. Other sensors include a Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope.

LineageOS 15.1 ROM

The LineageOS is an AOSP based aftermarket custom ROM and is a continuation to the highly popular CyanogenMod ROM. It brings stock Android interface to your device along with a plethora of customizations.. It’s heavily skinned & tweaked for better performance. It has got all those features a common user needs. LineageOS ROMs are quite stable. They are ROMs just ported from the CM branch. No major changes are there between the initial LineageOS builds and the last CM builds. If you observe Google’s vanilla Android OS and Lineage OS, you’ll find a lot of granular settings in the latter. You can customize your device to your own taste and have more security options as well. You might experience random reboots and minor glitches in the functionality but its splendid customizations drop shadow over them.

The LineageOS 15.1 is Android Oreo based customized build. It provides near to stock experience of Android. And… gives you the latest security updates and is the base ROM for many other ROMs like Resurrection and Pixel Experience. It has always been an ideal ROM since its arrival. So without any ado lets see how to Install Official LineageOS 15.1 ROM on Sony Xperia V.

Preparations

  1. Charge your device at least 50% before flashing the ROM.
  2. Backup your device to make sure you’ve all the important data if something doesn’t go as per the plan.
  3. Make sure you have a proper TWRP installed on your device. Download the TWRP link here, and follow this guide to Install TWRP on any Android device.

Downloads

Download the Gapps and Official OS ROM for Xperia V to your device’s storage.

How to Install Official LineageOS 15.1 ROM on Sony Xperia V

  1. Make sure you have the TWRP recovery installed on your phone.
  2. Also, ensure that you have copied the Gapps and Official OS 15.1 ROM files after installing TWRP.
  3. Power down your smartphone.
  4. Boot in recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power Button at the same time. When the screen flickers, release all buttons and you will see the recovery screen in a few seconds.
  5. Make a nandroid backup of your device in TWRP recovery. To do this, navigate to Backup option, select the partitions available and swipe right to make a backup.
  6. Format your device, once the backup is completed.
  7. In TWRP recovery, click on Wipe » Advanced Wipe. Select data, system, cache and, Dalvik-cache on this page and wipe them.
  8. In the TWRP, click on Install » Install Zip » Locate and select the Official OS ROM file. Swipe screen to flash this file.
  9. Similarly, flash the Gapps for Android Pie.
  10. In the end, get back to the main menu in TWRP and click on Wipe » Advanced Wipe » Select Cache & Dalvik Cache » Swipe screen to wipe.
  11. After wiping, reboot your device.

That’s all. The first boot will take some time as it needs to build the cache. Once the device boots up, you can see the Android Pie setup screen.

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