Update Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Sony Xperia V with CyanogenMod 12 ‘Nightly’ ROM


Good news for the Sony Xperia V owners, you can now install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via CyanogenMod 12 ‘Nightly’ custom ROM on your Xperia V. In this guide we are here at Thunderztech.com to help you on the complete process to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom ROM on your Sony Xperia V. CyanogenMod earlier released Android 4.4.4 KitKat based CM11 Nightlies for Xperia V and now after a long experimental tests Xperia V gets Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with the CM12 Nightly Custom ROM, in this update Team Cyanogen has added multiple latest features and redesigned interface. Just flash the update and enjoy the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop goodies on your Sony Xperia V.

There are multiple benefits of installing custom ROM on your Sony Xperia V 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 softwares to enhance device performance further you can install themes to customize the device look. Before flashing the ROM you must remember that its a ‘Nightly’ update which means that the firmware is still in the testing stage you may experience some bugs however everything is working fine feel free to flash the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware with CM12 on your Sony Xperia V. Below we have mentioned the complete procedure along tools needed to flash the Custom ROM on your device.

How to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Sony Xperia V with CyanogenMod 12 ‘Nightly’ ROM

Before you Begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which includes Installing Custom Roms, Custom recovery and root. 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 and install latest Sony USB drivers
  • Your device should have a working CWM or TWRP recovery installed.

Necessary downloads:

Process to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Sony Xperia V via CM12 ‘Nightly’

In this tutorial we are using the ClockworkMod recovery flash process.

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

Once your device enters into CWM 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, navigate and select wipe data/factory reset.(this will erase your data)

Now it’s the time to flash the CM12 ROM on your device. Choose “install zip from sdcard” >> choose zip from sdcard & navigate to the folder in which you have copied the custom ROM.zip file and select it.

Select “yes” 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 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Gapps.

Wait for the installation process to complete. The first boot up may take 5-7 minutes.

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 5.0.2 Lollipop via CM12 Nightly on your Sony Xperia V, experience the latest features of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via CM12 custom ROM on your device. 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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