Download and Update Android 14 Firmware For Xperia Tablet Z

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Android 14 update for Xperia Tablet Z is now available for download. Continue reading this guide to learn the step-by-step installation guide along with files. Android 14 comes with improved features and better security than earlier Android versions. Xperia Tablet Z comes with good hardware inside that can run Android 14 smoothly. In this article, we will flash a custom ROM called LineageOS 21. This ROM is based on Android 14 AOSP and comes with awesome customization that you can’t just avoid.

[Note: The ROM also work with Sony Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi]

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Like most newer Android version, Android 14 comes with newer customization and security improvements. Hence its always better to upgrade from old Android OS to a newer one.

If all this excites you then you can follow this guide to update your Xperia Tablet Z to the latest Android 14 via custom ROM LineageOS 21.

What’s working:

  • Boot
  • Bluetooth
  • DT2W
  • FM Radio
  • Torch
  • RIL (DATA/Call/SMS)
  • WiFi
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • USB (ADB/MTP/PTP)
  • NFC
  • LED lights
  • Sensors
  • Audio Playback
  • Video Playback
  • Touch screen
  • ExFAT SDCard

What’s not working:

  • Camera / Camcorder
  • GPS (?)
  • Hardware encryption
  • SELinux is permissive
LineageOS-20-Screenshots

Warning! We at TrueAndroid produce tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience damage after following this tutorial. Also remember, this guide is only applicable for Xperia Tablet Z. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.

Prerequisite:

1. Installing custom ROM risk you mobile existing data, hence we recommend a backup before proceeding. You may follow our Android backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 30% battery power.

3. You already have USB Driver installed for Xperia Tablet Z in your PC. Windows OS usually download and install USB driver automatically when you connect your device first time. You can always manually download USB driver from our latest USB driver download page.

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. You can follow our USB Debugging enable guide.

5. You have TWRP Recovery 3.7.0 or higher installed or any Android 14 compatible custom recovery installed.

If you did everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 14 based LineageOS 21 ROM on Xperia Tablet Z.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. LineageOS 21 For Xperia Tablet Z [Filename: lineage-21.0-20240203-UNOFFICIAL-pollux.zip]
  2. Android 14 Gapps

[Note: Always download latest available ROM]

How to Update Xperia Tablet Z to latest Android 14 with LineageOS 21 ROM

Step 1: Copy downloaded zip files to your device memory.

Step 2: Boot into recovery mode. To boot into recovery first turn off your Sony Xperia Tablet Z LTE and then turn it on by pressing Power button. During boot, press Volume Down when the LEDs start lighting up.. You can also boot into recovery without key combination.

Step 3: Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.

Step 4: Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.

Step 5: Finally, its time to flash the ROM file. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the LineageOS 21 zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add Gapps zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.

Step 6: When the installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Xperia Tablet Z and boot up into Android 14 ROM LineageOS 21. The first boot will take some time.

Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

That’s it! You now have the latest Android 14 based custom ROM LineageOS 21 installed on your Xperia Tablet Z. [via]

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