How To Install Official Lineage OS 16 Android 9.0 Pie For Xperia Z3 Compact

Here is how to download and install official Lineage OS 16 Android 9.0 Pie for Xperia Z3 Compact. Lineage OS is one of the best custom ROM providers in the Android market. Many Android smartphones have already received the official support of this fantastic custom firmware. Now the Lineage OS extended support for some more devices such as Xperia Z3 Compact device is now added to the Lineage OS 16. The users of the Xperia Z3 Compact will be happy to know that Lineage OS 16 builds the official firmware for Xperia Z3 Compact.

Now you can download and install the Android 9.0 Pie for Xperia Z3 Compact. The Xperia Z3 Compact was launched in 2014 and there is no news about the official Android Pie update from the company. So if you want to test the Android Pie features and get the experience of Android 9.0 Pie, then the only way is to flash this official Lineage OS 16 custom ROM. Installing the Lineage OS 16 ROM means you give a new life to the device.

All thanks to the Lineage OS team for sharing this amazing custom firmware. In order to install the Lineage OS 16 ROM, your device should have an unlocked bootloader and must be installed TWRP custom recovery. The ROM is a stable build that can be run smoothly on your device without any problem.

Lineage OS16 brings lots of new features, some improvements, customizations, and much more. The Android Pie custom ROM is paced with some amazing features such as Digital Wellbeing, Advanced Battery with AI Support, Notch Support, Improved Adaptive Brightness, and so on. Now without any delay, go to the instructions portion and follow the given guide.

Android 9.0 Pie for Xperia Z3 Compact
Android 9.0 Pie for Xperia Z3 Compact


This guide containing Android 9.0 Pie Lineage OS 16 custom ROM is working with Sony Xperia Z3 Compact only. Verify the device model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone.


AndroidBlog will not responsible for any damage that occurred to your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact during or after the installation of this Android 9.0 Pie Lineage OS 16 custom ROM. You will lose the warranty of your device by flashing this software. Proceed at your risk.


  • Take a complete backup of all your data and setting on your phone like contacts, call logs, SMS, MMS, internet settings, installed apps, photos and audio/video files, etc.
  • Turn OFF the Antivirus and other security features from your computer to avoid unexpected issues while downloading the firmware and installation.
  • Download and install Sony Xperia Z3 Compact USB Drivers on your PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging option on your Xperia Z3 Compact by navigating to Settings – Developer Options.
    • (Note: – Go to Settings-About Phone and tap on Built Number for a few times to enable Developer Options)
  • The battery level of your Xperia Z3 Compact should be at least about 70% before proceeding to the installation guide.
  • The Xperia Z3 Compact device should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery pre-installed.

Required Files:

Steps to Flash Android 9.0 Pie for Xperia Z3 Compact Lineage OS 16 Custom ROM:

1: – First, download Android 9.0 Pie Lineage OS 16 Custom ROM for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact from the above link on the desktop of your computer.

2: – Extract boot.img from the zip file separately.

3: – Connect and mount your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact USB memory on your PC via its USB data cable.

4: – Transfer the downloaded Lineage OS 16 ROM zip file to the root folder of your phone memory / SD card.

5: – Now, move the boot.img file to the android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory.

6: – Then turn OFF your phone.

7: – Next, boot your device into Bootloader Mode. To do so, turn ON the phone by pressing and holding the Volume Up button while connecting it again with the USB cable. Your phone LED will turn blue, and it will get into the Bootloader Mode.

8: – While your Z is now in Fastboot mode, navigate to the android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory (on your computer) and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt).

9: – Type the following command and press Enter.

fastboot flash boot boot.img

10: – Then, type the following command and press Enter.

fastboot reboot

11: – Next, boot your phone into Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing the Volume Up or Volume Down buttons a few times when you see the LED light turn pink or any other color. You can also follow this guide on How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Phone.

12: – While the phone is in TWRP Recovery, perform a full data wipe by tapping on the ‘Wipe’ button. Then swipe on the “Swipe to Factory Reset” option at the bottom.

13: – Navigate to the main menu of recovery and tap on the ‘Install’ button. Choose the ZIP file that you copied to your phone memory in Step 3 from the list.

14: – On the next screen, swipe on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option to confirm the installation. The installation will begin.

15: – Once the installation completes, tap on the “Wipe cache/Dalvik” button if you get into any boot loops or other issues.

16: – Reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot System” button.

Your phone may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.

Done! You have successfully installed Lineage OS 16 custom ROM based on Android 9.0 Pie for Xperia Z3 Compact.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions regarding the above guide.

Source: XDA

Bhatti Junaid

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