Steps to Flash Android Nougat MIUI 8 Custom ROM on Sony Xperia Z5

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Aug 17, 2017

Based on the customized MIUI Android 7.0, this Sony Xperia Z5 custom firmware brings stable and fast performance along with a promise of improved battery life. Follow this guide for all the steps and links to install Android 7.0 Nougat MIUI 8 ROM on Sony Xperia Z5.

Android 7.0 Nougat MIUI 8 ROM features

– Chinese apps & plugins deleted
– Gboard added
– Google Installer v3 added
– Advertisements deleted
– Some tweaks

Prerequisites to install Android 7.0 MIUI 8 ROM on Xperia Z5

  • Backup any important data from your Sony Xperia Z5 as a complete wipe will be required during the flashing process.
  • Make sure ADB and Fastboot is configured on your PC.
  • Sony Xperia Z5 must be rooted with unlocked bootloader and installed with a recovery tool.
  • Your device must be charged to at least 60% power.

How to flash Sony Xperia Z5 MIUI 8 ROM

Required files: download MIUI 8 Nougat ROM for Xperia Z5 and save it on your computer. Extract boot.img file.

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  • Connect your Xperia Z5 to your computer using a USB cable and copy the zip file to your phone memory’s root folder.
  • Copy the boot.img file to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory.
  • Switch off your Xperia Z5 and enter Bootloader mode: press and hold the Volume Up button while connecting the phone with a USB cable. Phone LED will turn blue indicating the Bootloader mode.
  • Once in the Fastboot mode, on your PC, navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt with Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt.
  • Run the following commands:
    • fastboot flash boot boot.img – press Enter.
    • fastboot reboot – press Enter.
  • Enter in the Recovery Mode: switch on the phone while pressing the Volume Up button a few times.
  • Wipe data task: from the TWRP recovery menu, select wipe Swipe to factory reset.
  • From the recovery menu, select install and locate the Xperia Z5 Android Nougat MIUI 8 ROM and confirm the flashing process.
  • Once done, return back to main recovery menu and reboot your Xperia Z5 into the new custom ROM.

First boot may take a good 5 minutes. Don’t forget to let us know if this ROM lives up to the developer’s claims.