Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia Z C6603/6602 via AOSP ROM



In this guide we are going to show you the step by step process to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow via stable AOSP ROM on your Xperia Z C6603 and C6602. The ROM seems to be pretty stable as most of the features including Camera Bluetooth, WiFi and sensors are working fine but for more detail click here. Remember as this build is an initial build and you cannot use this ROM as daily drivers as still there exist some bugs which could be fixes in the upcoming updates. The ROM installation process is not limited to recovery flash but also you need to set up adb fastboot commands. You can also view our posts on other Xperia devices using the same process and now we are repeating the process for Xperia Z C6603/6602. The ROM is pretty stable and most of the feature are working fine, so what are you waiting for just go ahead and follow the below description.

There are multiple benefits of installing custom ROM on your Xperia Z C6603/6602 as it provides a wide range of customizations and limitless modifications which unfortunately you can’t find in the stock firmware. Some 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 Z C6603/6602.

Note: The Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM for Xperia Z C6603/6602 is currently in the testing stages and you may notice some bugs. This not an official update from manufacturer but it’s a custom ROM from third party developers so check twice before installing Android 6.0 Marshmallow via AOSP on your Xperia Z C6603/6602. You can easily revert back to Stock firmware whenever you wish to do so, just go ahead and you will be briefed through complete process to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia Z C6603/6602.


How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia Z C6603/6602

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which includes installing custom ROMs and more. 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.

Enable USB Debugging (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)

Your phone battery should be charged minimum 60%

Download these files:

Download Sony USB drivers.

Download and Extract adb fastboot.

Download these ROM files

Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow System.img (Will be available soon) click here for details

Download modified boot.img (will be available soon)

Process to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia Z C6603/6602

Just follow the below simple steps in sequence to update Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Xperia Z C6603/6602

Connect your device to the PC using USB cable.

Open the adb-and-fastboot folder you extracted earlier and copy the extracted contents of Android 6.0 Marshmallow inside the adb-and-fastboot folder.

Now Open the adb-and-fastboot folder, press SHIFT and Right-Click on an empty space inside the same folder.

Click on Open command prompt here as shown in picture below.


Type the following command to boot your device into bootloader mode,

“adb reboot bootloader”

Then type the following command to flash boot on your Xperia Z C6603/6602,

“fastboot flash boot boot.img”

Wait for the process to complete and then type the following command

“fastboot flash system system.img”

Once the process is completed, reboot the device.

Flash Android 6.0 Google Apps on Xperia Z C6603/6602

Now you need to flash Google Apps using custom recovery, (TWRP or CWM)

Download Google Apps (gapps)

Connect your device to PC and transfer the package to internal storage of your device

Turn off your device and reboot into recovery mode using hardware key combination or third party app.

In the recovery menu select install and choose the and flash it.

Now go back and select clear cache and select reboot.

That’s it! You have successfully installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Xperia Z C6603 and C6602. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your comment in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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