Update Sony Xperia L to Android 6.0.1 with CM13 Marshmallow Custom ROM


You can Update Sony Xperia L to Android 6.0.1 with CM13 with the help of tutorial that I have written below. Sony Xperia L impressed the smartphone users all over the world but the bombardment of variety of operating systems and various versions somehow suppress the goodness of Sony Xperia L. So in order to revamp the charm of Xperia L get the android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with CM13 Custom firmware. Tweaking, back up and improved features is what makes this update very desirable even for a decent phone like Sony Xperia L. Don’t miss the opportunity of this latest update and get it on your device as soon as possible.

Sony smartphones are ultimate classic and gained popularity in a very limited time. Sony Xperia L will no longer receive OTA Firmware Updates but that doesn’t mean you can’t have the latest firmware on your Xperia L. Developers have released Android 6.0.1 based CM13 (CyanogenMod) Custom ROM for Xperia L. This post will guide you on How to Update Sony Xperia L to Android 6.0.1 with CM13.


Sony Xperia L Drivers

You’ll be connecting your device to the Computer, so it is recommended that you have installed the latest USB drivers for Sony Xperia L properly. For those who do not have done it already, download the USB Drivers from the link below and then proceed with the tutorial.

Make a Backup of Sony Xperia L

It is recommended that you make a full backup of your device before proceeding with this guide on How to Update Sony Xperia L to Android 6.0.1 with CM13 Marshmallow Custom ROM. Anything can go wrong during the process, so you can later on restore your device to current state. Just follow the tutorials listed below in order to fully backup your device:

Pre-Tutorial Stuff

  • This guide is only for Sony Xperia L, DO NOT try this on any other device or else you’ll end up bricking it!
  • Make sure your Sony Xperia L is Rooted and has ClockworkMod or TWRP Custom recovery installed. We’ll go with the ClockworkMod in this tutorial.
  • Your device must be at least 70% charged to prevent turning off in the middle and increasing the chances of bricking it.
  • Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. -> Go to Settings > Developer Options > Turn On USB Debugging. If the Developer Options do not show up in your settings, go to About, scroll down and tap on Build Number seven times and a Message will pop up saying that You are a Developer now! Go back to Settings and you’ll have the Developer Options now.

Disclaimer: Kindly note that the following tutorial has been correctly tested and it works. However, if something goes wrong during the process, like your device gets bricked or becomes unresponsive or any other kind of damage to your device, then, NEITHER the developer of this ROM, NOR Us (221btech) can be held responsible for any kind of damage. Proceed at your own risk! So just be careful and read each and every step carefully. If you do face any kind of problem, you can let us know in the comment section below or contact us through the Contact Page and we will surely get back to you with a solution!

How to Update Sony Xperia L to Android 6.0.1 with CM13

Step 1: Download the following files:

  1. cm-13.0-20160106-UNOFFICIAL-taoshan.zip
  2. Download GApps

Step 2: After that, connect your device with your computer with the help of the USB cable and move the downloaded files to your device.

Step 3: Unplug your device and then turn it off.

Step 4: When it is turned off, boot it in to Recovery Mode.

Step 5: When your device successfully boots into recovery mode, create a Nandroid backup by going to Advanced > Backup and Restore > Backup to /sdcard.


Step 5: Now clean up the storage system of your device; so, just select wipe data/factory reset as show in the image below.


Note: The CWM Recovery in your device may not be as same as shown in the images here. However, functions are almost the same in every version of CWM Recovery.

Step 6: After that, select install zip from the recovery menu.


Step 7: Followed by choose zip from sd card and select the zip file that you downloaded in Step 1. Installation will start.


Step 8: Wait for the installation to complete. Once it is complete, repeat the last 2 steps to flash GApps or Google Apps. Or you can follow the tutorial below:

Step 9: After you’re done with everything, go back to the recovery menu and select wipe cache partition followed by wipe dalvik cache from the Advanced menu.


Step 10: In the end, from main menu of recovery select reboot system now.


Note: First boot will take a bit of time, so just be patient. If your device gets stuck in bootloop, turn it off, boot into recovery mode, perform a factory reset and wipe cache. Then reboot it. Hopefully it will turn on!