21 Jul 2015

Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom for sony xperia z3 compact Z3c or aries

Cyanogenmod 12.1 is already out for your Sony xperia z3 compact aka z3c.As we all know that device specific codename for z3c is aries you must know that xiaomi mi2 has same codename.If you take a loot at device specifications, it comes with snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5ghz.It sports a 4.6 inch display with 720p resolution and is protected by a shatter proof glass.Primary camera on this device is 20.7mp while secondary camera is 2.2mp.

It is powered by a non removable 2600mah battery.It comes with two different model numbers.One is D5803 while other is D5833.It comes with android kitkat on board but later Sony has updated it to android lollipop 5.0 and is yet to receive  5.1.If you cant wait for official lollipop update you can simply flash a stable rom.

This rom is flash able on both the variants of z3 compact that is on both D5803 and D5833.But before going further Check your device model.Go to settings and then to about device.You will find you model number in legal information.

Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom xperia Z3 compact Z3c or aries:

Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom for sony xperia z3 compact Z3c or aries
About cyanogenmod for Xperia z3c:
Cyanogenmod is one of the best custom roms available in android development ecosystem.They support lot of devices.This is based on android open source project with lot of added features.IT uses android 5.1.1 lollipop as base for now and will be updated to later versions of android when available.
custom roms xperia z3 compact z3c cm 12.1
This rom is compiled by  cyanogenmod team itself , a big thanks to him for bringing this rom for our device.As this is official rom you can expect software updates much quicker and is as stable stock roms.
General features of Cm 12.1:
  • Trebuchet: This is the default launcher that ships with cyanogenmod. But if you flash gapps then you might loose this.It doesn't have too many features like nova or other launchers but its simple and fast.
  • Status bar Tweaks:Status bar has lot of tweaks which include a brightness slider.Slide in status bar to adjust brightness of the screen.Double tap on status bar to sleep device and also network speed indicator for on going traffic info.
  • Performance control:A default CPU manager app to control frequencies and governors . You can adjust cpu frequencies and also set them on boot too.
  • Theme engine: Theme engine is from the cyanogenmod custom rom which basically changes the look user interface from lock screen  to ring tones all the way up to boot animations.The speciality of the theme engine is the ability to choose individual elements of every theme you have installed.So you like the ring tons and wallpapers of one theme and icons of other theme then you can have them at a time.Just open the theme chooser and you will understand how to do it.
  • Software Updates: Cyanogenmod is usually available in three types one s nightlies which gets updated with new features every night and are quite stable for daily usage.second one is the snapchat which is monthly build version which will be stable version and other one is the release candidate.Some times nightlies are considered must stable than the snapshots. As of now we have android lollipop 5.1.1  in form on CM 12.1. 
  • If you are missing root functionality or all your root apps are not working properly then to developer settings and check if root permissions are set properly.
These are key features of cyanogenmod and you can explore other features by flashing this rom on your Sony  Xperia z3c aries.

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  • Root:You must have root access on your Sony Xperia Z3 compact aries.
  • Battery: Charge your Xperia Z3 compact to at least 90% so that you wont encounter any battery related problems while flashing this rom.
  • Backup Efs partitions: Backup all your efs partition of your sony xperia Z3 compact on current Rom or firmware.Just in case if you loose signal you can just restore it back.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes contacts,apps,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud networks as flashing Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom on Sony Xperia Z3 compact will will wipe all your data.
  • Custom recovery: You need a custom recovery(Twrp or cwm) installed on your Xperia Z3 compact.Without it you can not flash roms at all.
  • Lock Gps:Lock your gps position on your current rom.If you use this a lot then you have to lock it so that it could work even after flashing other roms.Its easy to lock gps .Turn on gps in settings and find your current location in google maps and now now have locked on to gps.
  • You must have a unlocked bootloader.
  • Downloads: Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom for xperia Z3c aries and google apps and transfer them to internal storage.

Flash Cyanogenmod on Xperia Z3c using Twrp recovery:

  • Download Cyanogenmod rom for xperia Z3 compact or z3c and Gapps transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of your 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 your Xperia Z3c aries 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 Z3 compact boots into twrp recovery.
  • Once you are in  twrp 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 this 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 its features.

This rom is flashable on both D5803 and D5833 models.If you experience any bootloops just hold power button for about 15 seconds and you will notice that it goes off completely.Now using button combinations reboot to recovery and restore backup.

If you have any other questions  regarding cyanogenmod 12.1 rom for Sony xperia z3c or z3 compact don't forget to leave a comment below.  
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