In this guide, we will be talking about Android 13 for Sony Xperia phones. LineageOS 20 has been out for a while now. The developers have been putting in the work in order to extend the LineageOS 20 builds based on Android 13 to more devices. Previously, official builds of the Android 13 custom ROM were released for more than 50 new devices which previously were not a part of the LineageOS roster. Now the developers have extended the builds to a few more devices, which include the Sony Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 premium, and the Sony Xperia XZ3.
The Xperia XZ2 series and the XZ3 were released in the same year, running on Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9.0 Pie respectively. Both of these devices were updated to Android 10 through OTA updates from Sony, but none of them were upgraded to Android 11 officially by Sony. This is where Custom ROM comes in. Due to the efforts of XDA senior member dtrunk90, these devices have now received Android 13 through LineageOS 20 builds.
Android 13 For Sony Xperia Phones
If you own any of the Sony Xperia devices mentioned above and are interested in using Android 13 on your device, you can download the latest LineageOS 20 builds for them from below.
|Device and XDA forum link||Device codename and LineageOS wiki Link||Maintainer(s)|
|Sony Xperia XZ2||akari||dtrunk90|
|Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact||xz2c||dtrunk90|
|Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium||aurora||dtrunk90|
|Sony Xperia XZ3||akatsuki||dtrunk90|
As of now, the ROM ZIP files can not be downloaded. But you shouldn’t worry, the builds will be uploaded soon on the wiki Links for the devices and you will be able to download Android 13 for Sony Xperia phones.
If you are interested in installing custom ROMs on your Android device, you would probably know that this requires you to have an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery, such as TWRP, installed on your device. Also, the custom ROM doesn’t come with pre-installed Google apps, so you will have to install a Google apps package too. Also, before you proceed to install the Custom ROM build on your device, make sure to take a complete backup of your device so that you do not lose any important data.
So that was it from our side on Android 13 for Sony Xperia phones. We hope that you found this guide helpful. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.