Android 7.1.2 Nougat is now live for Sony Xperia Z Tablet both LTE & WiFi variants via Official Lineage OS 14.1. The Xperia Z Tablet was launched back in 2013 which means this is a very old tablet so we can’t expect any official update for these devices from Sony. So users have to depend on Custom ROMs to get the latest Android OS on their own devices. In this detailed guide, we bring the latest build of Official Lineage OS 14.1 which is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Now you can get the experience of Android 7.1.2 Nougat on Xperia Z Tablet LTE & WiFi. This latest custom ROM comes with many new features and customizations like New UI, New wallpapers, Battery tweaks to improve battery life, No hang or lag problem, Smooth and Stable, RAM manager and much more. Remember that this ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM. Your Sony Xperia Z Tablet should be rooted & have the latest version of a Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed on it to flash this Official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM. By following this step by step guide you can easily update your Xperia Z Tablet LTE & WiFi to Official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM.
After Cyanogen closed down, a new Lineage OS was born by rebranding the CyanogenMod. Now the Lineage OS is most used Android Custom ROM. If you are looking to install a new custom ROM on your Sony Xperia Tablet Z then this Lineage OS 14.1 custom firmware is ready to download and install on your device. Before proceeding don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing this Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM on your Sony Xperia Z Tablet LTE & WiFi then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This given guide containing the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM is only working with Sony Xperia Z Tablet. 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 official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM on your Xperia Z Tablet. 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 Z Tablet USB Drivers on your PC.
- Enable USB debugging on your Xperia Z Tablet 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.
- Download official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 ROM For Xperia Z Tablet (LTE – pollux)
- Download official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 ROM For Xperia Z Tablet (WiFi – pollux_windy)
- Download Google Apps
Install Official Lineage 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat Custom ROM on Sony Xperia Z Tablet (LTE & WiFi):
Step No 1: – First, download official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 ROM on the desktop of your PC for Sony Xperia Z Tablet.
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 7.1.2 ROM 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 Z Tablet 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 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 Z Tablet 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 7.1.2 ROM 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 Z Tablet.
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.