19 Jun 2015

Install Android lollipop based xenonhd custom rom on Sony Xperia M Nicki

Sony didnt provide android lollipop update for xperia M (Nicki) but still you can enjoy flavours of android lollipop with the help of custom roms. Thanks to the developer "Smartagent47" on xda who compiled xenonhd custom rom for Sony xperia M.Device specific code name for xperia m is "Nicki".
About Sony Xperia M: It comes with a 4 inch display with 480x854 resolution display.Under the hood there is a dual core snapdragon s4 plus processor powering it which is clocked at  1ghz.It has 1gb of ram with 4gb of internal storage.Primary camera on this device is 5mp which can record videos only at 720p while secondary camera is vga.It was released with dual sims too.Single Sim device has model numbers C1904 and C1905 while the dual sim one model numbers are C2004 and c2005.

Install xenonhd custom rom on Sony xperia M Nicki:
xenonhd custom rom on Sony xperia M Nicki c1904 c1905

XenonHd custom rom:
This rom is based on android open source project with lot of features.Their aim is providing a custom firmware which is fast,stable and has better performance with decent battery life.This rom is very stable and smooth according to developer.It seems to working fine on C1904 and C1905 models but on dual sime models like C2004 and C2005 are having issues.So I advice you not to try this on dual sim models for now.
xenonhd romxperia m nicki c2004 c2005

  • Personalization: There is a separate tab for personalaztion where all the feature of this  rom are grouped together in there options.Home,status bar and miscellaneous.
  • Status bar: You can enable or disable brightness slider from notification panel.You can enable quick pull down to access full notification panel with just one swipe.Notification count is also available which displays number of notifications on status bar.
  • Weather report: This feature displays weather on status bar itself.When you pull down notification panel it displays weather.
  • Network traffic: If you want to know your download of upload speeds or network speed of your carrier while you are on Internet then enable this option.It displays ongoing network speed in status bar.You can adjust time interval too.
  • Clock and date: Enable or disable clock on status bar.It also displays am/pm and you can Align your clock in three position on status bar.You can also modify colors too.

  • Battery mods: Choose your batter icon style on status bar which includes circle,percentage,bar or even hide it.
  • Quick settings: Change order of quick toggles in status bar and you have the option to enable or disable haptik feed back for touches.All notification can be displayed in expanded mode.
  • Navigation bar: Navigation bar size can be adjusted or you can even disable it forever.Button positions can be rearranged too.
  • Notification: "Heads up" takes care of your notifications.You can even disable it if you don't like it.Do not disturb mode is also available.If you want to exclude some apps from showing notification you can blacklist them.Time delay for notifications can also be adjusted.
  • Expanded mode: You must be familiar with this too if you are using lollipop rom.This rom lets you to choose what apps you can run in expanded mode.
  • Double to sleep on status bar is also available.
  • Buttons: This let you add or modify hardware button actions. Long pressing power button will display screen shot,reboot recovery or boot loader besides normal power actions.Volume buttons can also be used to wake the device.
  • Privacy Guard: If you don't like apps to access your personal information you can block  it using privacy guard.
  • Layers pro: Its a theme engine similar to that of cyanogenmod theme engine.
You can explore rest of the features by flashing this rom on you sony xperia M nicki.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes apps,contacts,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud storage as flashing Xenonhd custom Rom on Sony xperia M nicki will erase all your data.
  • Battery: Charge your Sony xperia M nicki to at least 90% so that you wont encounter any battery related issues while flashing this.
  • Backup Efs partitions: Backup all your efs partition of your sony xperia M Nicki on current Rom.If you loose signal you can just restore it back.
  • Custom recovery: You need a custom recovery like twrp or cwm installed on your xperia M . Without it you can not flash roms at all.
  • Downloads: Xenonhod rom for xperia M and google apps. Transfer them to internal storage of your device.

Flash Xenonhd rom on Xperia M Nicki using recovery:

  • Download Xenonhd  rom for xperia M nicki  and Gapps transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of device.
  • Power of  device completely and wait for few seconds to confirm that it is off completely.
  • Press power button and when device boots up leave power button.
  • While you xperia m is powering up you you will notice led light blinks.When this happens you have to press either volume up or down continuously until it boots into recovery mode.
  • Sony xperia M nicki boots into Twrp  or cwm recovery.
  • Once you are in twrp or cwm click on  backup and select all partitions which you want to backup. It might take about 5 minutes for backup to complete. Don't interrupt backup process.
  • Once backup of your existing rom is completed click on back button.Wipe data,cache and dalvik cache and wipe system partition too.
  • Now select Install and navigate to location where you have placed your Rom and gapps zip files.
  • Flashing rom might take about 5 minutes or so.Once flashing is complete do a factory reset again.
  • Now reboot to system.Wait at least 15 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore Rom features.
Once your sony xperia M boots up you can enjoy latest version on android lollipop on your device.If you have doubts regarding Xenonhd custom rom for sony xperia M nicki c1904 and c1905 then leave a comment below.

Install Android lollipop based xenonhd custom rom on Sony Xperia M Nicki Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 20:07 Rating: 5 Sony didnt provide android lollipop update for xperia M (Nicki ) but still you can enjoy flavours ...

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