Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update For Sony Xperia M via Mokee ROM – Tutorial

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Run the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Sony Xperia M with the help of latest Mokee nightly. As we all expect this nightly build is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The good thing about a nightly build is, it update daily and hence more bug fixes and features introduced in regular basis. So, if you willing to enjoy both Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and various customization that Mokee ROM offers then download and install Mokee nightly. A complete installation guide and other details can be found below.

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Some of the cool Android 5.1.1 Lollipop features that you will enjoy are improved Quick Settings panel, HD voice calling, native dual-SIM support, Revamped Screen Pinning, improved Device protection that stopping thieves from factory resetting your phone, improved Volume and Interruptions sliders and many more.

Latest Updates: Upgrade Sony Xperia M To Android 7.1.1 Nougat via CM14.1 Nightly – Tutorial

ROM Features:

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  • Odexed for faster performance (only in official releases, nightlies are deodexed)
  • Incremental updates
  • OTA updates – update on the fly!
  • Native exFAT support (Samsung devices only)
  • ListView animations
  • Calendar – with lunar and solar calenders
  • Bulk SMS recipients
  • Adjustable SMS font size
  • SMS sending delay
  • Smart dialing
  • Speed dialing
  • IP dialing
  • Custom carrier name
  • Network speed in status bar (upload and download!)
  • Built in timer in Apollo – determine when to stop playing music
  • Unique Power Saver functions!
  • Custom screen off animations
  • Lockscreen notifications
  • Multiuser support
  • Smart Lock

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Warning!

This tutorial is only for Sony Xperia M. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Percentage on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Sony Xperia M in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Sony Xperia M. [Guide].

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5. Your device have latest CWM recovery or TWRP recovery installed. [General Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Mokee (nightly) ROM on Sony Xperia M.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. Mokee (nightly) ROM For Sony Xperia M [Filename: MK51.1-nicki-201506221135-NIGHTLY.zip ] [Always download latest build]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: gapps-510-base-20150327-1-signed.zip] or any other Android 5.0 Lollipop GApps

How to Install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Mokee (nightly) ROM on Sony Xperia M

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Sony Xperia M.
  3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, reboot phone and press Volume Up button few times while booting [in recovery use volume buttons to scroll and Power button to select]. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Perform a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM that you can restore later if this new ROM not work or you want to go back into your previous ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  5. Now, perform data wiping task. To do so, select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm your action. Wait few minutes till the data wipe is complete. Now come back to CWM recovery main menu. Select wipe cache partition and after wiping process done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard (or /sdcard1 for external storage). Now, locate the Mokee (nightly) Zip file that you copied earlier in Step 1 and select it by pressing Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install _____.zip on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  7. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 6 but choose the gapps-510-base-20150327-1-signed.zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  8. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot your Sony Xperia M and boot up into Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM Mokee (nightly).
  9. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Tutorial For TWRP Recovery Users:

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Sony Xperia M.
  3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, reboot phone and press Volume Up button few times while booting. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
  5. 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.
  6. Now its time to add zip file for flashing. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the Mokee (nightly) Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add gapps-510-base-20150327-1-signed.zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
  7. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Sony Xperia M and boot up into Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM Mokee (nightly).
  8. 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.

Congrats! Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware based custom ROM Mokee (nightly) is now installed and running on your Sony Xperia M.

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