These are the best custom ROMs for the Sony Xperia L smartphone. The Sony Xperia L device is one of the most popular smartphones in the Xperia range to date, and is now aging to the point where updates have stopped. You can continue updating your device with some custom ROMs if you would like to try out some new features and newer versions of Android without having to buy a new smartphone.
Files You Need
- You need to root the Sony Xperia L smartphone before you can install a custom ROM on the device.
- You need to install a custom recovery on the Sony Xperia L smartphone before you can install a custom ROM on the device.
- Some custom ROMs do not come with the default stock apps from Google such as the Calendar. You can get those on your new custom ROM by uploading the Google Gapps package in your custom recovery the same way you install the ROM. Be sure to install the Google Gapps package that is right for your firmware.
The official CyanogenMod custom ROM is available to install on the Sony Xperia L smartphone. CyanogenMod features are impossibly hard to find online, and the team suggest you install their ROMs on your device to find out the features.
Download: CyanogenMod (Official)
StryFlex (With Lollipop UI)
The StryFlex custom ROM is based on the official Android 5.0 Lollipop UI and even has the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium apps ported so you can use them. StryFlex isn’t exactly a household name but they do have some pretty good ROMs available for several devices. This version of the StryFlex custom ROm is based on CyanogenMod 12.1.
Features: CM 12.1 based, many of the Z5 Premium stock apps to use, special AROMA zip file that has the usual Sony Xperia apps which you can upload if you want them. The ROm comes without them by default for a faster experience and so there is no bloatware.
Download: StryFlex with Lollipop UI
The team from LiquidSmooth make some nice custom ROMs for many devices and are one of the leading ROM makers in the world, consistently making new ROMs for many devices from multiple manufacturers. The LiquidSmooth in this ROM is version 3.2 and is a nightly release that is based on the official Android 4.4.4 KitKat update. The ROM is based on AOSP builds.
Features: SlimPie, Slim recents, Quiet Hours, hardware key rebinding, ADB over the network, lock screen style, notification reminders, a custom carrier label, new smart pull down, a Glowpad torch, custom tiles, national roaming, advanced reboot, hide the USB Debugging notification, notification drawer style.
Download: LiquidSmooth 3.2
Resurrection Remix (Official)
Resurrection Remix ROMs come with some of the most features you’ll see out of any ROM. Based on CyanogenMod, the resurrection remix ROMs are also incredibly stable and give great performance. The RR ROM in this post is made by the official RR team and will deliver the goods. The official Resurrection Remix custom ROM gives you the same features as it does for any other device.
Features: customized navigation bar with 5 new features, customized status bar with 20 new features, customized theme chooser with 5 new features, new app circle bar, new recents panel, cClock widget, quick slider shortcuts, new buttons with a backlight timer and backlight strength, home button gestures, extra performance profiles, search button and many more.
Download: Resurrection Remix
crDroid (Android 5.1.1 Lollipop)
The crDroid custom ROM for the Sony Xperia L smartphone is probably one of the most underrated ROMs available. Based on CyanogenMod and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the crDroid team have created a great ROM for people to use. Further, this is the crDroid made by the official developers, so you get all the same features you would get from this version as you would any other.
Features: stable ROM based on CyanogenMod, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, Linux 3.4.
Download: crDroid Android 5.1.1
The PrimeXperia custom ROM is one of the most popular custom ROMs available for the Sony Xperia L smartphone. Generally speaking, it’s great to stick to the large names like CyanogenMod; however, sometimes you can get dedicated custom ROM for a particular device and those can be awesome too. The PrimeXperia ROM is definitely one of the latter examples.
Features: System UI, framework, settings, PlayStation network, live wallpaper, movies keyboard, sound enhancement, calendar and many more apps all coming from the Sony Xperia Z3+.
Download: PrimeXperia ROM
Team UB (Unofficial Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)
The Team UB custom ROM is an unofficial custom ROM but still a great ROM to use. In fact, this custom ROM based on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and it one of the hottest custom ROMs to be running on the Sony Xperia L smartphone.
Download: Team UB (Unofficial Marshmallow)
The Z3 Stryder custom ROM gives you all the looks of the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone but is made to run on the Xperia L. You get a stock ROM based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. You can see plenty of screenshots, changelogs and features from the download links.
Features: Z3 user-interface, a Z3 themed network, the Z3 clock, Z2 conversations, Z3 keyboard, Z3 live wallpaper, Z3 calculator, Z3 PlayStation app and much more.
Download: Z3 Stryder ROM
Android Ice Cold project (unofficial Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)
The Ice Cold Project custom ROM originally started with HTC and since then has gone to create many custom ROMs for devices under many OEMs. A familiar name in the business, AICP ROMs are helped put together by CyanogenMod, LiquidSmooth, Carbon, Omni and more developers.
Features: based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, CyanogenMod.
Download Ice Cold Project (Android 6.0.1)