Update Xperia X Compact to Android 7.1.2 Nougat Via OmniROM Custom ROM

If you are looking for the latest Android Nougat OS for your device Xperia X Compact then we have some good news for you. In this detailed guide, you will learn how to install Android 7.1.2 Nougat on Xperia X Compact. OmniROM team builds the official custom firmware based on the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Xperia X Compact. The OmniROM is quite famous with its custom made features for Android devices.

Now you can test the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat experience on your device by installing this new custom ROM. The OmniROM is stable, fast and brings tons of new features and improvements for your Xperia phone. Sony / Google does not officially announce this ROM but just a custom ROM, so you may face some minor bug and not functioning features, but these bugs will be fixed in next update. Remember that your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this OmniROM custom ROM on Xperia X Compact.

By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your Xperia X Compact to Android 7.1.2 Nougat via OmniROM. This latest custom firmware comes with all official Android 7.1.2 Nougat features and also brings some after-market features and customization through which you can tweak your device, it can be used as a daily driver without any problem. Before proceeding, remember to take a complete backup of all your important data because while installing this custom firmware, your entire data will be wiped clean. If you are interested in installing OmniROM Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM on your own Xperia X Compact, then go ahead and follow the given steps.

Update Xperia X Compact to Android 7.1.2 Nougat Via OmniROM Custom ROM


This given guide containing the OmniROM Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM is only working with Sony Xperia X Compact. 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.


UnlockRoot.net will not be responsible for any damage occurred to the device during or after the installation of this OmniROM Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM on your Xperia X Compact. Proceed at your risk.

Before Getting Started:

  • Take a proper backup of all your relevant 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 X Compact  USB Drivers on your PC.
  • Enable USB debugging on your Xperia X Compact 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 X Compact to Android 7.1.2 OmniROM Nougat Custom ROM:

Step No 1: – First, download OmniROM Android 7.1.2 ROM on the desktop of your PC for Xperia X Compact.

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-toolsdirectory on your PC.

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

Step No 7: – Power ON the Xperia X Compact 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.

Step No 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 X Compact while pressing the Volume Up or Volume Down buttons a few times till the LED light turn pink or any other colour.

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 the Google Apps package on your Xperia X Compact.

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.

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