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Install Android 8.1 Oreo On Sony Xperia ZL Via Lineage OS 15.1 Custom ROM

In this guide, we’ll tell you that how to Install Android 8.1 Oreo On Sony Xperia ZL Via Lineage OS 15.1 Custom ROM. Are you the owner of Sony Xperia ZL smartphone and bored with your old OS? We have some good news for you that you can now enjoy some new features with an awesome custom firmware. Recently, Lineage OS 15.1 has released the latest build which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo for Xperia ZL. Now you can test and get the experience of fresh Android OS on your own device. The Lineage OS 15.1 is the most popular and widely used custom ROM for Android. Sony launched the Xperia ZL in January 2013 with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and later upgraded to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

There is no news from Sony for Android 8.1 Oreo official update for Sony Xperia ZL. Full credit goes to the Lineage OS team who developed this amazing custom firmware which brings all the official features and customizations from Oreo-like Advanced Doze Mode, Auto Fill Password, Picture in Picture mode, New Android O Emoji style, Settings Overhaul changes, New Notification UI and much more. Remember that this ROM is not officially announced by Sony but just a custom ROM. Your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) in order to flash this Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM on your Sony Xperia ZL.

By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily update your Sony Xperia ZL to Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM custom ROM.  The ROM is still under development so you may face some bug but don’t worry about that they will be fixed with time. The Lineage OS 15.1 ROM is stable, fast and smoothly run on your device without any problem, you can be used as a daily driver. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 8.1 Oreo on  Sony Xperia ZL via Lineage OS 15.1 custom firmware then go ahead and follow the given steps.

Sony Xperia ZL updated on Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM


This guide containing the Android 8.1 Oreo firmware is working only with the Sony Xperia ZL. Don’t use this firmware for any other device or incorrect variant.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your device before or after the installation process. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Initially, the entire data of your device should have a backup. While installing 8.1 Oreo all the data would be cleaned up just like a new phone.
  • Download and install the correct USB Drivers for your device on the PC.
  • The battery level of your phone must be at least about 70 to 80% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while installing the ROM.

Required Files:

Steps to Install Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM on Sony Xperia ZL:

You would be able to update your Sony Xperia ZL to Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM by following simple steps of installation.

Step 1: – In the first step, you have to download 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM on to your desktop.

Step 2: – Connect the Xperia ZL USB memory to your desktop via USB cable.

Step 3: – In the next step just copy and paste the downloaded ROM Zip file to the root folder of the SD card on your phone.

Step 4: – Now, Turn OFF your Sony Xperia ZL and remove the USB cable.

Step 5: – Turn ON the phone and boot it into the recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down and Power keys at the same time.

Step 6: – In ClockworkMod Recovery, select the option of “wipe data/factory reset” using the power button.

Step 7: – In the next step, select the option of “wipe cache partition”

Step 8: – In ClockworkMod Recovery, choose the option of the advanced menu and select the option of “wipe Dalvik cache”.

Step 9: – After that go to the main recovery screen in order to select the option of “install zip from SD card”.

Step 10: – In the next step, select zip from SD card by using volume keys and navigate Android 8.1 Oreo ROM zip folder that you have already copied to the root folder of SD card. Now confirm the installation to proceed further.

Step 11: – After completing the installation process, reboot the phone by selecting the “reboot system now” from the main Recovery menu.

It might take 5 minutes to reboot your Sony Xperia ZL after flashing a new ROM on your device. Now, it’s done! Your Sony Xperia ZL turns into an installed Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1  custom ROM.

Tell us in the comments area below if you have any issues or queries and we will try our best to help you as soon as possible.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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