Install Android 7.1.2 Nougat on Sony Xperia Z2 via Resurrection Remix ROM

Android 7.1.2 Nougat is now live for Sony Xperia Z2 via official build of Resurrection Remix custom ROM. The Resurrection Remix is one of the most popular Android custom ROMs among the Android community. If you are an advanced Android user and want to customize your phone then you have only choice to upgrade your device by installing this latest Resurrection Remix custom firmware. This latest ROM comes with an awesome combination of performance, customization, power and the newest features, brought directly to your Xperia Z2. Also, the Android 7.1.2 Nougat is stable, smooth and fast more than stock UI and has good performance. This ROM is not officially announced by Sony but just a custom ROM. Your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) in order to flash this Resurrection Remix custom ROM to your Sony Xperia Z2.

By following this step by step guide, you can update your Sony Xperia Z2 to Resurrection Remix Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM. Resurrection Remix custom ROM is the combination of several different ROMs like AOKP, Paranoid Android, and Omni Slim that you can modify and play your device. While installing this custom firmware your entire data will be wiped clean, so before proceeding don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing the official Resurrection Remix Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM on Sony Xperia Z2 then go ahead and follow the given steps.

Sony Xperia Z2


This given guide containing the Resurrection Remix Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM is only working with Sony Xperia Z2. Do not apply this guide on any other or incorrect variant, as a result, the device might get bricked. You can verify the model number of your device by going to Settings > About Phone.


AndroidBlog will not be responsible for any damage occurred to the device during or after the installation of this official Resurrection Remix Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM on your Xperia Z2. Proceed at your risk.


  • Take a proper backup of all your important data like your SMS, MMS, APN Settings, Call Logs, Contacts and media files, etc. with a recommended custom recovery such as TWRP recovery. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
  • Download and configure ADB and Fastboot on your PC. Get the full Android SDK from here.
  • Download and install Sony Xperia Z2  USB Drivers on your PC.
  • Enable USB debugging on your Xperia Z2 by going to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Make sure that you have at least 80% of battery charge on your device before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Files:

Steps to Update Sony Xperia Z2 to Android 7.1.2 Official Resurrection Remix Nougat Custom ROM:

Step No 1: – First, download official Resurrection Remix Android 7.1.2 ROM on the desktop of your PC for Sony Xperia Z2.

Step No 2: – Extract boot.img from the zip file separately.

Step No 3: – Now, plug your phone with PC using its USB data cable and mount its mass memory.

Step No 4: – Transfer the downloaded Android 7.1.2 ROM zip and Google Apps package .zip files to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.

Step No 5: – Also, copy/paste the boot.img file to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on your PC.

Step No 6: – Power OFF the device to boot into Bootloader Mode.

Step No 7: – Power ON the Z2 by pressing and holding Volume Up button while connecting it again with the USB cable. The phone LED will turn blue, and it will get into the Bootloader Mode.

Step No 8: – While the phone is in Fastboot Mode, go to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on the PC and within the folder, open Command Prompt.

9: – Type the following command and press Enter.

fastboot flash boot boot.img

Step No 10: – Next, type this command and hit Enter.

fastboot reboot

Step No 11: – Once in the Recovery Mode. Turn ON the Xperia Z2 while pressing the Volume Up or Volume Down buttons a few times till the LED light turn pink or any other color.

Step No 12: – Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” as shown below. Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.

Step No 13: – Perform a cache wipe by navigating to “wipe cache partition”.

Step No 14: – It is recommended to perform a wipe of your Dalvik cache. Wipe Dalvik cache will help to prevent facing boot loops or any other errors.

CWM Recovery -> Advanced -> wipe dalvik cache.

Step No 15: – Go back to the main menu of Recovery,  select “install zip from SD card”. Now select “choose zip from sd card”. You can use volume keys to navigate to the Android 7.1.2 ROM zip file that you have already transferred to the root folder of your SD card. Select it using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.

Step No 16: – Repeat the above-given process to install Google Apps package on your Z2.

Step No 17: – Once the installation is completed, navigate to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while following the above-detailed guide.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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One Comment

  1. Guys, I installed the OS lineage on my Sony Z2 D6543. Perfect, except that in this process I lost the recovery, I used TWRP, now I have the 7.1 Nougat android, which is a good one. But I can not access recovery anymore. And do not even root on my device. Do you have any solutions for my problem? If so, I wanted to kindly pass the step by step, because I’m still kind of “Noob” in these processes. Thank you very much in advance!

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