I actually have no words to express my gratitude towards our proficient Xperia L developers. varun.chitre15, a well Recognized Developer and Contributor at XDA has already proved his skills by creating AOSP Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM and Unofficial (Stable) CyanogenMod 12 for Xperia L (Taoshan). This time again our XDA developers are back in action with another mind-blowing present. Yes! Android Lollipop 5.0.1 for Sony Xperia L is finally here!

Android Lollipop 5.0.1 for Sony Xperia L

ROM is based on LiquidSmooth firmware and compiled by david makarove, Senior Member at XDA, together with other members.

About LiquidSmooth

LiquidSmooth is an aftermarket firmware based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project) and SlimROM. ROM is dedicated to provide users with smooth, stable and fast ROMs. ROM is Lightweight modified AOSP with SlimROM base.

Android Lollipop 5.0.1 for Sony Xperia L

To flash this Android Lollipop 5.0.1 ROM on your Xperia L:

  1. Unlock your device’s Bootloader. Check this guide to unlock bootloader of your Xperia device: How to Unlock Bootloader of Sony Xperia Devices?
  2. Root your device. Check this guide for the same: Root Your Device – [Rooting Guide for Any Android Device]
  3. Install ThunderZap Kernel using Flashtool.
  4. Power off the phone.
  5. Reboot in recovery (volume-up).
  6. Wipe system and do factory reset (clean install).
  7. Flash .zip ROM.
  8. Flash Lollipop Gapps .zip.
  9. Reboot and enjoy!

ROM Information



Not Working:

Some issues with Camera though


david makarove
ROM OS Version: 5.0.x Lollipop
Based On: LiquidSmooth

Version Information:

Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: 1
Created: 2014-12-05
Last Updated: 2014-12-05


Lollipop 5.0.1 Settings Lollipop 5.0.1 - About

Lollipop 5.0.1 - About Phone



  1. hie, thanx mate I’ve installed liquidsmooth and it working just great exept my camera is not starting at all & battery draining very fast if we can manage to get sony stock camera will be good. pls help mate!!! I’m waiting

  2. I’ve installed the lollipop 5.0.1 ROM in my device but I am not using any custom kernels, should I use any? Cause everything is working fine except Wi-Fi and chrome (keeps on crashing) and some minor bugs that can be ignored…

    • You can try. As lollipop rom has its own kernel so it should work fine on normal recovery also. Try it and see if it fixes your issues 🙂

  3. hey ritesh help me out buddy
    i installed cm12 beta 6 and then flashed thunderzap 4.13
    after flashing the kernel my wifi isnt wokring anymore, mac address isnt avaible.
    what should i do know?

    • I think it’s because you flashed thunderzap over cm12 beta 6 without wiping cache first. Most probably a driver is missing or corrupted. So here is what you can do to fix it: Flash your phone again with stock rom. Then check if wifi is working fine or not. If it’s working then root your device again because flashing with stock rom will unroot your device. Then flash thunderzap again and then cm12.

      Try this and let me know if still it’s not working 🙂

  4. do we must to downloads al the gapps? because after i download the android 5.0 gapps there isnt any supported file to flash (.sin, img, elf) there is just the .sh extension. please help me

    • Gapps is a necessary package for an android device because it gives you essential apps like Google play services. You don’t need to extract the Gapps package to install it. Just move the zip file to phone’s sd card and reboot in recovery then select install from sd card and select it. Done!

  5. I try to install the camera from recovery but when i enter update from zip, there is a message that says cannot load volume, what should i do?

  6. Xperia Updated with the new Android 5..0 Lollipop is really a thing. It provides us with enormous amount of beautiful features and thus enhances our mobile. Ritesh i would like to appreciate your efforts for providing us such beautiful tips so that we can gain the maximum from our Xperia. Will surely try it. THANKS!

  7. Hi Ritesh, is there a way to get the Wi-Fi to work? I have tried this ROM plus cm-12-20150330-NIGHTLY-taoshan & cm-12-20150331-NIGHTLY-taoshan…same issue everywhere 🙁


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