• Updates
  • Download Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Marshmallow Update: CM13 and other ROMs

    Xperia Z1 Compact Marshmallow Update Supported devices Xperia Z1 Compact, codename Amami Don’t try this on any other device whose codename is different than the one specified above. 1. AOSP → Download Link | Development Page 2. AOKP → Download Link | Development Page How to Install Well, download the ROM of your choice from above first. Then check the link […]

  • Recovery
  • Update Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to Lollipop 14.5.A.0.270 with Root and Dual Recovery pre-installed

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact received a new Lollipop update a while ago, version being 14.5.A.0.270. While the update is available in usual firmware format of .ftf, installing that removes root and recovery currently installed on your device, and troubles you to install them again. Hence, the need for a ROM in .zip format that’s flashable straight […]

  • Tips
  • How to Boot Into Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Recovery Mode

    A recovery is a separate bootable partition on your Android device that you can use to install system updates and repair (factory reset) your device. A lot more can be done using a custom recovery, but the stock recovery that comes pre-installed on Android devices is limited to these features only. And FYI, these features are […]

  • Tips
  • How to Boot Into Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Fastboot Mode

    What is Fastboot? Fastboot allows you to re-flash partitions on your Android device. It works through PC command line and connects over a USB connection with your device. Not every Android device manufacturer allows Fastboot access to end-users, but thankfully Sony does allow it. On Sony Xperia devices you can unlock the bootloader using Fastboot […]

  • Tips
  • How to Boot Into Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Flash Mode

    If you’re into updating your Xperia Z1 Compact’s software or fixing your bricked device, you’re going to need to learn first about how to boot your Xperia Z1 Compact into Flash Mode. Flash mode is similar to Download mode on Samsung Galaxy devices. You need to boot into Flash mode on Sony Xperia devices to […]