The latest Android OS version 7.1 Nougat is now live for Sony Xperia ZR. You can surely update your Xperia ZR to Android 7.1 Nougat using the CyanogenMod 14.1 Custom ROM. CyanogenMod is one of the most popular custom ROMs and is available for numerous of Android smartphones. Sony has announced the last official update for Xperia ZR, which was 5.1.1 Lollipop. So why you are waiting for Nougat announcement? Also, there is no news from the company that when they will release the next update for these phones. This is not an official ROM released by Sony but just a custom ROM. By following the guide, you can learn that how to flash a CM14 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM firmware.
This guide is supposed to help you to update Sony Xperia ZR to CM 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat Custom ROM. This custom ROM is presently in its beta stages, that’s why there might be a few minor bugs in the ROM, but those shouldn’t be a big deal, and you can taste the latest Android OS experience on your Xperia ZR. You will need a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP to flash the ROM and Google Apps .zip files on your device. If you are interested in installing Android 7.1 Nougat CM 14.1 Custom ROM, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing CM 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM is working with Sony Xperia ZR only. Verify device model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Sony Xperia ZR during or after the installation of this CM 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM. You will lose the warranty of your device by flashing this software. Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a complete backup of all your data and setting on your phone like contacts, call logs, SMS, MMS, internet settings, installed apps, photos and audio/videos files, etc.
- Turn OFF the Antivirus and other security features from your computer to avoid unexpected issues while downloading the firmware and installation.
- Download and install Sony Xperia ZR USB Drivers on your PC.
- Enable USB Debugging option on your Xperia ZR by navigating to Settings – Developer Options.
- (Note: – Go to Settings – About Phone and tap on Built Number for a few times to enable Developer Options)
- The battery level of your Xperia ZR should be at least about 70% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- The Xperia ZR device should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery pre-installed.
Steps to Update Sony Xperia ZR to Unofficial CyanogenMod 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat Custom ROM:
Step No 1: – First, download the CyanogenMod 4.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM from the above links on the desktop of your PC. (Do not extract)
Step No 2: – Now connect your Xperia ZR to PC using its USB data cable and mount the Memory Storage of the phone.
Step No 3: – Copy/paste the Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM .zip file to the root folder of your SD Card on the phone.
Step No 4: – Disconnect the device from the PC and boot into Recovery Mode [How To?].
Step No 5: – While your device is now recovery mode, perform a full data wipe by selecting wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe Dalvik cache.
Note:- Wipe Dalvik Cache will help you to prevent boot loops and issues related to ROM while installation.
Step No 6: – Next, navigate to the main menu of Recovery and choose install zip from sd card > choose zip from sd card. Find the ROM .zip file that you’ve already transferred to the SD Card of your phone in Step No 3. Just select it and confirm the installation of CM 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat ROMfile to begin.
Step No 7: – Install Google Apps Package by repeating the above steps on your Xperia ZR.
Step No 8: – After flashing the ROM on the phone successfully, reboot it by selecting reboot system now.
Your device may take some time to boot for the first time after the installation. So be patient and wait for the process to be completed.
That’s All! You’ve successfully installed the Android 7.1 Nougat Custom ROM on Xperia ZR.