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Unofficial Android N ROM for Sony Xperia Z2: Pros and Cons



Sony Xperia Z2 Gets Unofficial Android N ROM




Are you a Sony Xperia Z2 user who wants to experience the latest features of Android Nougat on your device? If yes, then you are in luck. There is an unofficial Android N ROM for Sony Xperia Z2 that you can flash on your phone and enjoy the new Android version.




Sony Xperia Z2 gets unofficial Android N ROM



In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about this unofficial ROM, such as its features, bugs, installation process, and download links. But before we proceed, let us remind you that this is not an official update from Sony or Google. This is a custom ROM developed by independent developers at XDA Forums. Therefore, it may have some issues and risks involved. You should only try this if you know what you are doing and are willing to take full responsibility for your device.


What is Android N?




Android N, also known as Android 7.0 or Android Nougat, is the latest version of the Android operating system. It was released by Google in August 2016 and has since been updated to Android 7.1.1 and Android 7.1.2. Some of the main features of Android N include:


  • Multi-window mode: This allows you to run two apps side by side on the same screen.



  • Quick reply: This lets you reply to notifications directly from the notification shade without opening the app.



  • Doze mode on the go: This improves battery life by putting your device into a low-power state when it is not in use.



  • New emojis: This adds more than 1500 new emojis to the Android keyboard, including gender and skin tone variations.



  • Google Assistant: This is a smart personal assistant that can help you with various tasks and queries using natural language.



These are just some of the highlights of Android N. There are many more improvements and changes that you can discover once you install it on your device.


What is an Unofficial ROM?




An unofficial ROM is a custom firmware that is not officially supported by the device manufacturer or the software provider. It is usually created by third-party developers who modify the original source code of the operating system and add their own features and tweaks. Unofficial ROMs are often based on official versions of Android or other popular custom ROMs like LineageOS, AOSP, or Pixel Experience.


Unofficial ROMs can offer many benefits to users who want to customize their devices and get more out of them. For example, they can provide:


  • Newer Android versions: Unofficial ROMs can bring newer Android versions to older devices that are no longer supported by official updates.



  • Better performance: Unofficial ROMs can optimize the system and remove bloatware and unnecessary apps that slow down the device.



  • More features: Unofficial ROMs can add more features and options that are not available in official ROMs, such as themes, mods, tweaks, etc.



  • More control: Unofficial ROMs can give users more control over their devices and allow them to change various settings and preferences according to their needs.



However, unofficial ROMs also have some drawbacks and risks that users should be aware of before installing them. For instance, they can:


  • Void warranty: Installing an unofficial ROM can void your device's warranty and make it ineligible for official support and service.



  • Cause bugs: Unofficial ROMs may have some bugs and glitches that can affect the functionality and stability of your device.



  • Break features: Unofficial ROMs may break some features or apps that depend on the official firmware or drivers.



  • Brick device: Unofficial ROMs may brick your device if they are not compatible with your model or if they are installed incorrectly.



Therefore, you should always do your research and backup your data before installing an unofficial ROM on your device. You should also follow the instructions carefully and use reliable sources for downloading the files.


What is the Unofficial Android N ROM for Sony Xperia Z2?




The unofficial Android N ROM for Sony Xperia Z2 is a custom firmware based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project) and Pixel Experience. It was developed by XDA Senior Member ivanich and other contributors. It aims to bring the pure Android experience to the Sony Xperia Z2 with minimal modifications and additions.


The ROM is currently in beta stage and has some bugs and issues that need to be fixed. However, it also has many features and improvements that make it worth trying. Some of the features of this ROM are:


  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat with latest security patches



  • Pixel Launcher, Pixel Wallpapers, Pixel Icons, Pixel Bootanimation



  • Google Assistant, Google Dialer, Google Camera, Google Photos



  • Substratum Theme Engine support



  • SELinux Enforcing mode



  • Root access with Magisk



  • OTA updates via Updater app



  • And more...



The ROM also supports most of the Sony Xperia Z2 features, such as camera, sound, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, etc. However, some features may not work properly or may be missing, such as FM Radio, VoLTE, fingerprint scanner, etc. You can check the full list of working and non-working features in the original thread linked below.


How to Install the Unofficial Android N ROM on Sony Xperia Z2?




If you want to install the unofficial Android N ROM on your Sony Xperia Z2, you will need to follow some steps and requirements. First of all, you will need to have:


  • A Sony Xperia Z2 (D6503/D6502) with an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery like TWRP installed.



  • A backup of your data and system in case something goes wrong.



  • A battery level of at least 50% or more.



  • A microSD card or a USB OTG drive with enough space to store the ROM and GApps files.



  • The latest ROM and GApps files downloaded from the links below.



Once you have everything ready, you can proceed with the installation process:


  • Copy the ROM and GApps files to your microSD card or USB OTG drive.



  • Reboot your device into recovery mode by holding the Volume Down and Power buttons together.



  • In TWRP, tap on Wipe and swipe to factory reset your device.



  • Tap on Install and navigate to the location where you stored the ROM file. Select it and swipe to confirm flashing.



  • Repeat the same steps for the GApps file.



  • Optionally, you can also flash Magisk for root access.



  • Once done, tap on Reboot System.



Congratulations! You have successfully installed the unofficial Android N ROM on your Sony Xperia Z2. Enjoy the new Android version and features on your device.


What are the Benefits and Risks of Installing the Unofficial Android N ROM on Sony Xperia Z2?




Installing the unofficial Android N ROM on your Sony Xperia Z2 can have some benefits and risks that you should consider before doing so. Here are some of them:


Benefits




  • You can enjoy the latest Android version and features on your device.



  • You can customize your device with themes, mods, tweaks, etc.



  • You can improve the performance and battery life of your device.



  • You can extend the life span of your device by getting updates that are no longer provided by Sony.



Risks




  • You can lose your warranty and official support from Sony.



  • You can encounter some bugs and issues that can affect the functionality and stability of your device.



  • You can lose some features or apps that depend on the official firmware or drivers.



  • You can brick your device if you install an incompatible or corrupted ROM or if you make a mistake during the installation process.



Therefore, you should weigh the pros and cons of installing the unofficial Android N ROM on your Sony Xperia Z2 and decide if it is worth it for you. You should also backup your data and system before installing the ROM and follow the instructions carefully to avoid any problems.


Where to Download the Unofficial Android N ROM and GApps for Sony Xperia Z2?




If you have decided to install the unofficial Android N ROM on your Sony Xperia Z2, you will need to download the ROM and GApps files from the links below. The ROM file is about 1.1 GB in size and the GApps file is about 500 MB in size. You will need to download them to your microSD card or USB OTG drive and flash them using TWRP recovery.


The ROM and GApps files are updated regularly by the developer, so you should always check the original thread for the latest versions and changelogs. You can also use the Updater app in the ROM to check for OTA updates and download them directly to your device.


Here are the download links for the unofficial Android N ROM and GApps for Sony Xperia Z2:


  • Unofficial Android N ROM for Sony Xperia Z2



  • Open GApps for Android 7.1 (choose ARM64 platform and Nano variant)



Make sure you download the correct files for your device and do not flash any other files that are not meant for your device. You can also visit the original thread for more information and support from the developer and other users.


Conclusion




The unofficial Android N ROM for Sony Xperia Z2 is a custom firmware that brings the latest Android version and features to the device. It is based on AOSP and Pixel Experience and has minimal modifications and additions. It is developed by XDA Senior Member ivanich and other contributors and is updated regularly with bug fixes and improvements.


The ROM has many features and benefits that can enhance the user experience and performance of the device. However, it also has some risks and drawbacks that can affect the functionality and stability of the device. Therefore, users should be careful and backup their data and system before installing the ROM and follow the instructions properly to avoid any problems.


The ROM and GApps files can be downloaded from the links provided in this article. Users can also check the original thread for more information and support from the developer and other users. The ROM also supports OTA updates via the Updater app in the ROM.


If you are a Sony Xperia Z2 user who wants to try the unofficial Android N ROM on your device, you can follow this guide and install it on your device. However, you should do it at your own risk and responsibility. We are not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur to your device as a result of following this guide.


Conclusion




The unofficial Android N ROM for Sony Xperia Z2 is a custom firmware that brings the latest Android version and features to the device. It is based on AOSP and Pixel Experience and has minimal modifications and additions. It is developed by XDA Senior Member ivanich and other contributors and is updated regularly with bug fixes and improvements.


The ROM has many features and benefits that can enhance the user experience and performance of the device. However, it also has some risks and drawbacks that can affect the functionality and stability of the device. Therefore, users should be careful and backup their data and system before installing the ROM and follow the instructions properly to avoid any problems.


The ROM and GApps files can be downloaded from the links provided in this article. Users can also check the original thread for more information and support from the developer and other users. The ROM also supports OTA updates via the Updater app in the ROM.


If you are a Sony Xperia Z2 user who wants to try the unofficial Android N ROM on your device, you can follow this guide and install it on your device. However, you should do it at your own risk and responsibility. We are not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur to your device as a result of following this guide. a27c54c0b2


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