Want Marshmallow update for Xperia SP? We got you covered, man! What if Sony got no Marshmallow plans for Xperia SP, there are plenty of devices which have been abandoned by their makers and we have successfully got Marshmallow update via custom ROMs for them, albeit unofficially.
So, here we have Xperia SP CM13 ROM, and some other ROMs based on that, all getting you proper AOSP treatment to Android 6.0 update on the device.
You won’t find Sony’s custom UI here, but given how pleasantly sweet Marshmallow UI is, you won’t miss that one bit. Sure, you could be missing some small apps (if you use one or two regular) but overall, you will feel honored to have such an incredible developer community around for Android users, who are getting you a huge update like Marshmallow without asking. And for free.
With Sony Xperia SP Marshmallow update come all its latest cool features too. Like the elevated app control that let you keep a watch on how much data an app is using. Also, what permissions are allowed for an app, with an ability to disable and enable them at will.
Battery life on Xperia SP Android 6.0 update is pretty good too. Thanks to Doze mode, your device could be getting you cool 20% approx increase in battery life. Installed apps that aren’t used that regularly by you are out into sleep mode by the system automatically to restrict background memory and data usage by such apps, resulting in increased free RAM availability than before, and battery savings.
There are many other cool features with Android 6.0 update. Although, for older devices like Xperia SP, they are meaningless, Like, fingerprint support by default. Wireless charging.
Required? To install Marshmallow update given below in the form of custom ROMs, you will need a custom recovery like TWRP, CWM, Cyanogen, etc. By default Xperia SP comes with 3e recovery — you can reboot into recovery mode to check that — which cannot install custom ROM.
So, install Xperia SP TWRP recovery first. And then boot into recovery mode to use TWRP to install custom ROM, like CM13.
Xperia SP Marshmallow Update
- Sony Xperia SP, codename huashan
- Don’t try this on any other device whose codename is different than the one specified above.
Download Marshmallow Custom ROMs
Find the Marshmallow ROMs along with their download link below. Also linked is ROM’s development page, where you could find that ROM’s latest download link, current list of bugs (if any) and list of features and all other info about the ROM.
1. CyanogenMod 13 (CM13)
3. Resurrection Remix
How to Install
Well, download the ROM of your choice from above first. Then check the link below to guide on installing a custom ROM.
Be sure to also download and install Marshmallow Gapps linked below as these contain Google Apps like Play Store, Maps, etc. that are missing in the ROMs by default.
Need help? Let us know if you need any help with this via comments below.