Update Sony Xperia XZ3 To Android 13 Easily via SonyAOSP 13 ROM

A smooth and stable version of Android 13 is now available for Xperia XZ3. All thanks to SonyAOSP 13 ROM developer team. Read through the guide below to learn the step-by-step installation process along with required files. As you know, Android 13 comes with improved features and better security than earlier Android versions. Xperia XZ3 comes with good hardware inside that can run Android 13 smoothly. Hence it’s a great idea to flash a custom ROM like SonyAOSP 13 to enjoy maximum hardware capabilities. This ROM is based on the latest Android 13 AOSP and comes with various customization that you can’t just avoid.

Android 13 comes with some of the newest ways to control your privacy, customise your phone, and get things done. You will experience – new media player, assign different language settings to individual apps, have more control over what information apps can and can’t access, proactive protection, and many more.

If all this excites you then you can follow this guide to update your Xperia XZ3 to the latest Android 13 via custom ROM SonyAOSP 13.


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 XZ3. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.


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 XZ3 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 13 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 13 based SonyAOSP 13 ROM on Xperia XZ3.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. SonyAOSP 13 For Xperia XZ3 [Filename: aosp-13-20221007_akatsuki.zip]
  2. Android 13 Gapps

[Note: Always download latest available ROM]

How to Update Xperia XZ3 to latest Android 13 with SonyAOSP 13 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 Xperia XZ3 and then press and hold Volume Down and Volume Up button together, then press Power key. Release all key when you see android image then press the Camera button to enter the expected mode. 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 SonyAOSP 13 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 XZ3 and boot up into Android 13 ROM SonyAOSP 13. 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 13 based custom ROM SonyAOSP 13 installed on your Xperia XZ3. [via]


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