[Download] Lineage OS 14.1 for Sony Xperia V

The Sony Xperia V looks like a pretty normal smartphone on the outside. With a 4.3-inch 720p display and 1.5GHz dual core processor you might wonder if there’s anything good at all with this device. But five years ago, those specs were pure gold and a smartphone of this caliber stayed closer to high performance devices.

Sony even managed to make the device water resistant, which was a huge catch at that time. But things didn’t go that smoothly especially with Android ICS that the device shipped with. Fast forward five years to today, with the help of many developers, we’re able to get a taste of the latest and greatest version of Android from Lineage OS 14.1.

Read: Sony Nougat Update

Since this is an official release of Lineage OS, the ROM can be expected to be used as a daily driver, but it’s preferably safer to flash the Nightly builds. If you’re the daring type and are dying to find out what’s new with Lineage then by all means go ahead with the experimental builds.

Sony Xperia V Lineage OS


Note: You must have a custom recovery like TWRP installed on your device to be able to install Lineage OS. Also, you will need to download and flash root addon package separately as Lineage OS only provides root via ADB.

How to Install Lineage OS on Xperia V

  1. Download and transfer the Lineage OS ROM zip file and Gapps package zip file that you downloaded above to your Xperia V.
  2. Boot your Xperia V into TWRP recovery.
  3. Select Wipe from TWRP main menu and do a Swipe to Factory Reset on the bottom of screen.
  4. Go back to TWRP main menu, tap on Install and select the Lineage OS .zip file that you transferred to your Xperia V in Step 1.
  5. After selecting the .zip file, do Swipe to Confirm Flash on the bottom of screen to begin the custom ROM installation process. This may take some time.
  6. Once your ROM is successfully flashed, you’ll see Wipe cache/Dalvik option, select it and then do Swipe to wipe on bottom of screen.
  7. Now flash the Nougat Gapps file similarly, just the way flashed the ROM file.
  8. If you want root for apps, download and flash the root addon zip file as well.
  9. Once you’re done flashing all required files, reboot your Xperia V.

That’s all there is to it. Lineage OS is now installed on your Sony Xperia V.