Update Xperia T to CM12 Nightly Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom ROM

The latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based CyanogenMod 12 Official custom ROM can be installed now on Sony Xperia T LT30p. This CM12 Nightly comes with a stock UI experience with added functionality. We’ve a detailed step-by-step guide having instructions to install official CM12 Nightly build on your Sony Xperia T. Since this is an early build which has not officially released by Sony, thus some bugs might be expected but Nightly means that its bugs will be fixed soon to get better and feature enhanced build. So overall it should offer you a smooth and fast experience. If you want to update your Xperia T to this latest mobile OS then go ahead to the installation instructions.

Many unofficial Android 5.0.2 based custom ROMs might be available for Xperia T LT30p but if you were waiting for an official CyanogenMod 12 Nightly build then by following this tutorial you can update Xperia T LT30p to CM12 Nightly Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom firmware. You’ll be required a custom recovery like ClockworkMod to install the ROM and Gapps zipped files.

Not Working Features:

  • Theme Engine
  • Quick Settings Customization and Ribbon Mode
  • Navigation Bar Reorganization
  • Sound Panel Customization
  • Lock-Screen Quick Unlock

Working Features:

  • Improved Ok Google (Standby Mode Support)
  • Tap to Go
  • Double Tap To Wake
  • Ambient Display
  • Improved Face Unlock
  • Lock Screen Notifications
  • Priority Mode
  • Guest Mode
  • Pin App Feature
  • Improved Quick Settings
  • Improved Multitasking,
  • Material Design and much more…


This guide having CM12 Nightly Android 5.0.2 custom firmware can be used to install on Sony Xperia T LT30p only. Do not try to flash it on any other or incorrect variant, as a result the device might gets bricked.


AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred to your Xperia T LT30p before or after the installation process of CM12 Nightly Android 5.0.2 ROM. Proceed at your own risk.

Before Getting Started:

  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data, so take a proper backup of all your existing phone data and settings.
  • The Xperia T should be rooted with a latest custom recovery like ClockworkMod recovery already installed.
  • Download and install USB Drivers for Xperia T LT30p on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging is enabled on your device.
  • Verify that the battery level of your Xperia T is at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Files:

Steps to Install CM12 Nightly Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM on Sony Xperia T LT30p:

Step No 1:- First, connect the Xperia T with the PC using its USB data cable and mount the USB Memory Storage of the phone.

Step No 2:- Transfer the Android 5.0.2 ROM and Google Apps zipped files to the root folder of your SD Card.

Step No 3:-  Now disconnect your Xperia T and then turn OFF the device in order to boot into Recovery Mode.

Step No 4:- Turn ON the phone while pressing the Volume Up or Volume Down keys a few times till the LED light turn pink.

Step No 5:- While your Xperia T is now in the ClockworkMod Recovery, perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and Wipe dalvik cache too. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

Note: Wipe Dalvik Cache will help you to prevent boot loops or any other errors while installing the ROM.

Step No 6:- Go back to the main menu of recovery and select “install zip from SD card” > “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step No 7:- Find the Android 5.0.2 ROM .zip file which you have transferred to the root folder of your SD Card already. Select it using the Power button and confirm the ROM installation process to begin.

Step No 8:- Install Google Apps (Gapps) by repeating the above steps.

Step No 9:- Once the ROM and Google Apps installation completes, navigate to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by choosing reboot system now from the recovery menu.

Now the Xperia T LT30p will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boots up for the first time after installing ROM and Google Apps.

Done! You’ve successfully updated Xperia T to CM12 Nightly Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom ROM.

Don’t hesitate to tell us in the comments area below if you have any trouble or query while installing this CM12 Nightly Android 5.0.2 custom ROM on your Xperia T.

  1. Reply JosephFeb 5, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    The battery drained completely from 40% while the phone was in my pocket, and now it won’t boot after plugging the charger. The LED light is not working, I’ve kept the phone plugged to the charger but it doesn’t seem to charge. Any idea how to fix this issue?

  2. Reply Ts. TodorovFeb 14, 2015 at 1:11 am

    phone calls not working..

  3. Reply EisenFeb 21, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Gapps had stopped after cm-12 20150208 upgrade. Impossible for me fix it.

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