CarbonROM is one of the most popular custom ROMs among the Android community. Xperia Z2 users can now taste the latest Android 7.0 Nougat experience on their devices by installing CarbonROM custom firmware having all the features from Android 7.0 Nougat. If you also wish to install Android 7.0 Nougat based custom ROMs on other phones then you can check our Custom ROMs section. This ROM is not officially announced by Sony but just a custom ROM. Your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) in order to flash this Android 7.0 Nougat ROM to your Sony Xperia Z2.
By following this step by step guide, you can update your Sony Xperia Z2 to Android 7.0 CarbonROM Nougat custom ROM. While installing this custom firmware your entire data will be wiped clean, so before proceeding don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing the Android 7.0 CarbonROM Nougat custom ROM on Sony Xperia Z2 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This given guide containing the Android 7.0 CarbonROM Nougat ROM is only working with Sony Xperia Z2. Do not apply this guide on any other or incorrect variant, as a result, the device might get bricked. You can verify the model number of your device by going to Settings > About Phone.
AndroidXDA.net will not be responsible for any damage occurred to the device during or after the installation of this Android 7.0 CarbonROM Nougat ROM on your Xperia Z2. Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your important data like your SMS, MMS, APN Settings, Call Logs, Contacts and media files, etc. with a recommended custom recovery such as TWRP recovery. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
- Download and configure ADB and Fastboot on your PC. Get the full Android SDK from here.
- Download and install Sony Xperia Z2 USB Drivers on your PC.
- Enable USB debugging on your Xperia Z2 by going to Settings > Developer Options.
- Make sure that you have at least 80% of battery charge on your device before proceeding to the installation guide.
How To: Install Xperia Z2 Android 7.0 CarbonROM Nougat Custom Firmware
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 CarbonROM Nougat ROM on the desktop of your PC for Sony Xperia Z2.
Step No 2: – Extract boot.img from the zip file separately.
Step No 3: – Now, plug your phone with PC using its USB data cable and mount its mass memory.
Step No 4: – Transfer the downloaded Android 7.0 Nougat zip and Google Apps package .zip files to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 5: – Also, copy/paste the boot.img file to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on your PC.
Step No 6: – Power OFF the device to boot into Bootloader Mode.
Step No 7: – Power ON the Z2 by pressing and holding Volume Up button while connecting it again with the USB cable. The phone LED will turn blue, and it will get into the Bootloader Mode.
Step No 8: – While the phone is in Fastboot Mode, go to the android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on the PC and within the folder, open Command Prompt.
Step No 9: – Type the following command and press Enter.
fastboot flash boot boot.img
Step No 10: – Next, type this command and hit Enter.
Step No 11: – Once in the Recovery Mode. Turn ON the Xperia Z2 while pressing the Volume Up or Volume Down buttons a few times till the LED light turn pink or any other color.
Step No 12: – Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” as shown below. Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.
Step No 13: – Perform a cache wipe by navigating to “wipe cache partition”.
Step No 14: – It is recommended to perform a wipe of your Dalvik cache. Wipe Dalvik cache will help to prevent facing boot loops or any other errors.
CWM Recovery -> Advanced -> wipe dalvik cache.
Step No 15: – Go back to the main menu of Recovery, select “install zip from SD card”. Now select “choose zip from sd card”. You can use volume keys to navigate to the Android 7.0 CarbonROM Nougat zip file that you have already transferred to the root folder of your SD card. Select it using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 16: – Repeat the above-given process to install Google Apps package on your Z2.
Step No 17: – Once the installation is completed, navigate to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while following the above-detailed guide.