Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia M [AOSP ROM]


In this guide you would be able to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Sony Xperia M. The ROM is based on pure AOSP and can be easily installed on Xperia M though custom recovery, don’t worry we have mentioned the step by step procedure to install latest Android Marshmallow on Xperia M. The AOSP build are making their way towards multiple including Samsung devices, Motorola and now Sony Xperia M.

There are multiple benefits of installing custom ROM on your Xperia M provides a variety of customizations which unfortunately can’t find in the stock firmware. The custom ROMs gives you freedom to overclock CPU, install tweaking mods and tons of other software to enhance device performance further you can install themes to customize the device look. Just go ahead and install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia M.

Note: The Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM for Xperia M is currently in the testing stages and you may experience some bugs along most of the features might not work fine. This not an official update from Sony but it’s a custom ROM from third party developers so check twice before installing Android 6.0 Marshmallow via AOSP on your Xperia M

How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow Alpha 2 ROM on Sony Xperia M

Before you Begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, custom recovery etc. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.


  • Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%
  • Download Xperia USB drivers
  • Your device should have a working TWRP or CWM recovery installed in your device.

Necessary downloads:

Process to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Sony Xperia M

Connect your device to your PC and copy the both ROM and google apps zip files onto your device storage.

Turn of your device and boot into TWRP custom Recovery menu by the hardware keys combination or using any third party app (Mostly found in Play store).

Once your device enters into TWRP recovery, create a Nandroid backup of your device or follow our guide to create a Nandroid backup (this will create a backup of your complete device including current firmware) if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware.

Once the Nandroid process completes, tap on “Wipe” and then swipe the slider from left to right to begin the wipe process (This will reset your device to factory)

Now it’s the time to flash the Marshmallow firmware on your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder in which you have copied the Marshmallow ROM zip file

Swipe across the slider to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.

Once done with the above step, now apply the same process with the installation of gapps.

Wait for the installation process to complete.

Once completed Reboot your device.

If your device is taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to to fix this issue

That’s it! You have successfully installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow via AOSP ROM on your Sony Xperia M. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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