How to Update SONY Xperia S with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop nAOSProm

 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is now available to download and you can flash it on SONY Xperia S. SONY Xperia S Android smartphone was launched in 2012 having a 12MP camera, a 4.5-inch display, 720p resolution along with 1.5GHz Dual core processor. Developers working hard to optimize new ROMs for Xperia S. As the new OTA updates will not be released for this smartphone but still it is possible to update it manually to the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware  using a new custom ROM nAOSProm (developed by third party developers), so this Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware is not an official Android update by Google or Sony.

The latest Lollipop 5.0.1 firmware should run smoothly on your Xperia S as it has been optimized especially for this device and for its hardware performances. nAOSProm is a stable ROM and you should not face any issues, lags or bugs with it and it will surely upgrade battery life, bump speeds and optimize other general performances as well as to customize the Android UI.

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So if you are ready to install Android Lollipop 5.0.1 firmware on your Sony Xperia S then here we’ve a step by step guide that how to install/update Android 5.0.1 Lollipop nAOSProm on Sony Xperia S. Go ahead and follow the given instructions carefully.


By following this guide you will void your device’s warranty, will not be held liable for any kind of damage or lose occurred to your Xperia S. Please proceed at your own risk.

Before Getting Started:

  • To take a proper backup of all the important data on your Xperia S device is must such as your SMS, Call Logs, Contacts and other Media files etc.
  • A custom recovery, CWM or TWRP is required to flash nAOSProm.
  • You device must be Rooted and Unlocked as a custom ROM can be flashed only on unlocked devices.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode which can be enabled from the Settings.
  • Make sure that your device has 70% battery life.

Download Required Files:

Download nAOSP ROM

Steps to Manually Update SONY Xperia S with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop nAOSProm:

Step No 1:- First of all download the update package on your PC from the given above link on the desktop of your PC but don’t unzip it.

Step No 2:- Now connect your Xperia S with your PC using its USB data cable.

Step No 3- Move the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update file from PC the SD card of your phone.

Step No 4:- Disconnect the Xperia S after copying the firmware file.

Step No 5:- Boot your Xperia S into Recovery Mode, to do this first Power it Off and then press Power + Volume up + Home buttons altogether for a while until a warning message appears.

Step No 6:- From recovery apply the wipe, now select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache”.

Step No 7:- Now go back to Main Menu of Recovery. From there choose “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.

Step No 8:- The installation process will be started on your device. It will take some time.

Step No 9:- After the flashing process finished successfully, return to Main Menu of recovery and the select “reboot system now”.

That’s All! You’ve successfully installed Android 5.0.1 Lollipop nAOSProm on Sony Xperia S. Now you can experience and check the nAOSProm firmware and its performance on your smartphone.

Share your experience and thoughts with us in the comments area below. Also let us know if you need any help regarding the above installation process.

  1. Reply Arijit GupteJan 8, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Will this work for Xperia SL?

  2. Reply Shravan SrinivasanJan 11, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Yes it will Work on SL Bro :)

  3. Reply Arijit GupteJan 23, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    When in try to install this on Xperia SL, I get the following message : This package is for “nozomi” devices: this is a “LT26ii” and the installation is aborted. This does not work on Xperial SL.

    • Reply Aditya SehgalFeb 21, 2015 at 11:11 am


  4. Reply Akshad BawaJan 23, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    stuck with status 6 error help

  5. Reply Arijit GupteJan 27, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Okay.. so i followed all the procedure to the dot.. and voila now i have Lollipop on my xperia SL… but while installing TWRP, i had to use the file for Xperia S, hence now in About -> my phone is showed as Xperia S. But i finally got Android Lollipop.

  6. Reply tanocuJan 27, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    does someone know how to install CMW after having this rom? please help

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