Now Sony Xperia P users can enjoy the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS via Lineage OS 15 custom firmware. The Lineage OS is the new form of CyanogenMod which was the most Popular Android Custom ROM. After the huge hit of Lineage OS 14.1, Lineage OS team started building new Custom OS Lineage OS 15 which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. This latest custom firmware comes with tons of new features and customization like Picture in Picture mode, split-screen mode, New Notification UI, Settings Overhaul changes, Better copy and paste, Faster Android behind the scenes, Better battery life with more advanced Doze mode, Auto-fill and much more. Remember that this ROM is not officially announced by Sony but just a custom ROM which is developed by third-party developer. 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 Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15.0 ROM on your Sony Xperia P.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily and quickly update your Sony Xperia P to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo. Full credits go to XDA developer Haxk20 and his hard work to develop this amazing custom firmware which brings all the Oreo official features, changes, and customization. You can use this ROM as a daily driver. Also, the ROM is stable and smoothly run on your device without any problem. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you want to install Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your Sony Xperia P then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 8.0 Oreo firmware is working only with the Sony Xperia P. Don’t use this firmware for any other device or incorrect variant.
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- Initially, the entire data of your device should have a backup. While installing 8.0 Oreo all the data would be cleaned up just like a new phone.
- Download and install the correct USB Drivers for your device on the PC.
- The battery level of your phone must be at least about 70 to 80% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while installing the ROM.
The Lineage OS was previously known as CyanogenMod which was the most popular and used Android Custom ROM. Lineage OS 15 is based On Android 8.0 Oreo that brings all the Android 8.0 Oreo features such as Picture in Picture mode, split-screen mode and better battery optimization. By following the given step-by-step guide , you can install Lineage OS 15 on Sony Xperia P.
Check out some of the highlighted features Android 8.0 Oreo based LineageOS 15. It comes with all the latest Android Oreo features as well as some extra customization features.
Android 8.0 Oreo now comes with Autofill feature which was available in the Chrome browser until now. The feature, Auto Fill mode which means that the OS will save your Email Address as well as Password. This will save your precious time.
#2 Adaptive Icons
Now Android also added Adaptive Icons which means that the smartphone will now have an option to modify the default icons for various applications in many shapes such as squircle, square, rounded and others. This is done to ensure that the icons on different apps are in line with the other apps for uniformity purpose. This will make your phone looks cool and minimalistic
#3 Updated Emoji
In Android 8.0 Oreo, Google has once again updated the default emojis present in the Android OS to a blob-less emoji version rather than blob version which was seen on Android 7.0.There many new emojis are added to enhance your messaging experience
#4 Notification Dots
This feature is same as the one present on Android 7.0 Nougat where users can long press on home screen to see the options but this feature is now extended to show notifications of that particular app by long pressing the icon.
#5 Picture -In- Picture Mode
The picture in Picture mode which is also known as PiP mode is also added to Android 8.0 Oreo. This will be shown in floating window rather than the split-screen.
#6 Google Play Protect and 2X Boot Time
This “Google Play Protect” is added in the Google Play Store and it will be a background service that will check for apps and its usage and data storage permissions and notify users if it is safe to install and use the app.
Thanks to the great optimization in Android 8.0 Oreo, the boot will now take 10 seconds to do so which is a significant improvement. (Previously 15-20 Sec.)
Steps to Install Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15.0 ROM on Sony Xperia P:
You would be able to update your Sony Xperia P to Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15.0 ROM by following simple steps of installation.
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After completing the installation process, reboot the phone by selecting the “reboot system now” from the main Recovery menu.
It might take 5 minutes to reboot your Sony Xperia P after flashing a new ROM on your device. Now, it’s done! Your Sony Xperia P turns into an installed Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15.0 custom ROM.
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