Download LineageOS 18 for Xperia Z5

 
 

LineageOS 18 for Xperia Z5 is now available to download. This article explains how to install the ROM on Xperia Z5 with a step-by-step guide. This LineageOS 18 build for Xperia Z5 is brought to you by developer tarkzim.

Follow the links to get other Android 11 builds: Android 11 Download for supported devices.

DONATION TO DEVELOPER(S)/PROJECT:
LineageOS 18 development and porting is a voluntary work! If you want this project keep going, please contribute to the developer(s) and the LineageOS project:
Donate to tarkzim
Donate to LineageOS project

Download and install LineageOs 18 for Xperia Z5

DISCLAIMER:
THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD OF LineageOS 18 FOR Xperia Z5, WHICH HAS MANY BUGS.
MAKE SURE TO BACKUP ALL DATA OF YOUR PHONE AND KEEP IT IN YOUR MIND THAT YOU ARE FLASHING AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Installing LineageOS 18 for Xperia Z5 requires an unlock bootloader on Xperia Z5, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone.

You are the only person making changes to your phone; neither the developer nor I can be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

Status of the Xperia Z5 LineageOS 18 ROM

WHAT’S WORKING:
– Almsot everything except listed below
KNOWN ISSUES:
– Camera / Camcorder
– FM Radio
– Hardware Encryption
– SELinux is permissive
– Lags and has performance issues

 

Where to download LineageOS 18 for Xperia Z5?

How to Install LineageOS 18 on Xperia Z5?


Following are the two sub-sections of this Xperia Z5 LineageOS 18 update guide:

  1. First time installation of LineageOS 18 for Xperia Z5
  2. Upgrading LineageOS 18 for Xperia Z5 from a previous build of LineageOS 18 ROM

First time Installation of LineageOS 18 on Xperia Z5

This ROM update process requires few guides to be followed and few files to be downloaded. Everything referred in the below guide is provided in the above downloads section.
  1. Download and Copy the LineageOS 18 ROM for Xperia Z5 and a compatible GApps to your phone.
  2. Boot into the TWRP custom Recovery to install this Xperia Z5 LineageOS 18 ROM. Make sure to use the TWRP provided in above downloads section or any system-as-root configured TWRP for Xperia Z5
    – By now your phone must have an unlocked bootloader to proceed with other steps. If not, unlock the bootloader first and proceed ahead.
  3. Wipe the data partition, Cache partition, vendor partition and system partition.
    – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe using TWRP recovery.

    This will delete evrything on your phone! You may consider taking a complete backup of your phone data or take a backup of all relevant partitions. Below are few links that may help you in backing up:
    How to backup Android data
    – how to take NANDROID backup on TWRP recovery
  4. Install the Xperia Z5 LineageOS 18 ROM file using TWRP recovery or any custom recovery of your choice
    (OR)
    Use ADB Sideload to install the ROM.
    You can use any one of the above mentioned method to install the ROM zip file on the phone.
  5. Reboot into the TWRP recovery again.
  6. Then install the Android 11 GApps package.
    – Here is a post explaining how to install GApps using TWRP recovery.
  7. Reboot and Enjoy the Android 11 based LineageOS 18 for Xperia Z5.
Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android 11 with LineageOS 18 on Xperia Z5.

Upgrading LineageOS 18 on Xperia Z5 (sumire):

  1. Copy the latest ROM zip file of LineageOS 18 for Xperia Z5, Magisk ROOT package to the phone
  2. Boot into Recovery to flash the updated ROM for Xperia Z5
  3. Wipe the system partition from the TWRP recovery menu.
  4. Install the Xperia Z5 LineageOS 18 update, either using TWRP recovery or ADB Sideload.
  5. Reboot and see if you have the GApps and ROOT access or NOT.
    – Most Gapps are built in such a way that it will sustain across ROM updates.
  6. If you don’t have GApps after upgrading the LineageOS 18 on Xperia Z5, then download Android 11 GApps and then flash it.
    – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
  7. If you don’t have ROOT after upgrading the LineageOS 18 on Xperia Z5, then flash the Magisk rooting package or follow this Android 11 root guide.
  8. Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the LineageOS 18 on Xperia Z5.

Add-on links for Xperia Z5

GCam for Android 11
Google Camera for all supported devices

Visit the Xperia Z5 (sumire) page for Google Camera updates, other Android 11, Android Oreo ROMs, Nougat ROMs, or other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

 

About the Author

I am a Software Engineer by profession. I have worked with few big companies, such as: BROADCOM Corporation, Cypress Semiconductor, LSI Corporation, TOSHIBA Corporation, Western Digital; on various cutting edge technologies and product lines, such as: RAID storage Driver, SSD Firmware, WLAN Firmware etc. Having more than 9 years of experience in Software Engineering domain. Now contributing to the Custom ROMs community by bringing various Custom ROMs to the end users, developed by thousands of developers across the globe.

 
 
 

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