Today we have added Android 5.0 AOSP device configuration source code, pre-built software binaries and build instructions for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. If you’re a custom ROM developer, you can now create Android 5.0, Lollipop, AOSP-based custom ROMs for these devices.
Just a couple of days after Google’s public release of Android 5.0, on November 4th, we showed you a video of Android 5.0 AOSP version running on Xperia Z3. Check it out above for a preview of how this software looks on Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1. And as promised, we are now following up with the resources needed to develop custom ROMs for these devices.
Build your own version of Android 5.0
To get started, head over to the AOSP for Xperia section here on Developer World. Download the needed software binaries for Lollipop, and follow the AOSP build instructions to download, configure, build and finally flash the source code onto your device. The source code and binaries released today can be used as a base for developing your own version of Android for devices from the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1 series, which have an unlocked boot loader.
As usual, you should be aware of that this software is not intended for daily use as there are important limitations. For example, the camera is not working and the modem is not enabled, which means you cannot take photos or make phone calls.
If you are eager to get started, head over to our AOSP for Xperia section, where you find all resources you need, including links to the source code over at Sonyxperiadev GitHub. And if you fork our repositories, don’t forget to contribute your work back to us!
- Find out about Android 5.0: Xperia Z3 running AOSP.
- Check out the latest AOSP updates from Sony.
- Learn how to build AOSP Lollipop and flash it on an unlocked Xperia device.
- Get started to develop apps for SmartWatch 3.