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Sony Xperia Z5 CM13 (CyanogenMod 13) Marshmallow ROM


This post was last updated on December 22nd, 2016 at 10:52 pm

Xperia Z5 CM13 (CyanogenMOd 13) Marshmallow Custom ROM is a CyanogenMod custom ROM based on Android 6.0.1 built by developer CTXz. Here is the CM14 for Xperia Z5. We have a big list of CM13 (CyanogenMod 13) Marshmallow ROM collection which contains links to all UNOFFICIAL and OFFICIAL CM13 ROMs.

Installing custom ROM requires a custom recovery to be installed on your device, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup your all data. You are the only person doing changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.






Android Nougat AOSP ROM has just now arrived for the Xperia Z5 (codename: sumire) which is currently in ALPHA state with many things broken. If you want to update Xperia Z5 to Nougat then here is the Xperia Z5 Nougat 7.0 AOSP ROM update guide.

Required files for Xperia Z5 CM13 (codename: Sumire) (CyanogenMod 13) Marshmallow ROM flashing:

Installation guide of Xperia Z5 CM13 (CyanogenMod 13) Marshmallow ROM:

Installing CyanogenMod 13 on Xperia Z5 CM13 Marshmallow ROM:

Make sure that you have an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery installed on your Xperia Z5.

  1. Follow this if you are flashing CyanogenMod 13 ROM for the first time to your Xperia Z5 phone, or coming from another ROM:

    This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider backing up your phone data or take a nandroid backup. Here is how to take NANDROID backup using TWRP recovery.

    Points to NOTE on BACKUP:
    – Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
    – Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
    – It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.

  2. Upgrading from earlier version of CyanogenMod 13 ROM on Xperia Z5:

Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with CyanogenMod 13 for Xperia Z5. After this CM13 installation you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
How to Enable ROOT Access on CM13/CyanogenMod 13

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If you have any queries or concerns on this ROM then please use our Q&A forum created for Xperia Z5 CM 13 ROM.

If you want to know the development status of this ROM then here is the link.

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