Xperia S receives Android 7.0 Nougat port

by XB on 16th September 2016

in Android, Firmware, Xperia S


xperia-s-android-7-nougat-rom_1Oldie, but goldie. The classic Xperia S, over four years old now, has just received a port to Android 7.0 Nougat. Who needs the latest and greatest? XDA developer mickybart has done the hard work, porting his nAOSP (near-AOSP) Android 7.0 ROM to the Xperia S (LT26).

As you can imagine, this ROM is in very early development and therefore there is a list of things not working right now including Bluetooth, Flashlight, FM Radio and the dialler. However, it’s impressive to see what is already working including GSM, Wi-Fi, camera, GPS and NFC and, of course, native Nougat features such as split-screen. If you have an old Xperia S lying around, you may want to give it a try – the full instructions can be found at the source link below.

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Via XDA.

Thanks Mirhawk!

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    this is nicest thing i read today

  • m3z

    Amazing work

  • KzX

    XB, you should make a complete list of Xperia devices which have Nougat Roms.
    As far as I know SP, M, S, Z2, Z3 and ZU have Nougat rom.
    FXP also have Nougat rom for serval Xperias.
    Check this link
    http://uploaded.net/f/ikvebh

  • Nikola Marunić

    And still no kitkat for the SP

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Dayuum If I had this device I’d definitely install it on my XPS. One of the best looking devices I owned.

  • John Zakaria
  • serhat üter

    Well, C5 ultra getting marshmallow and im pretty sure it can handle nougat but sony doesnt care. it could be very good if some one ported any rom such as miui or cm to E5553… :(

  • BGDoesGaming

    i still use the xperia S as my daily driver. cant really do much with it tbh, the phone is on its way out, had it since day one. looking forward to buying the XZ soon :)

  • Omar

    I’ve ran it on 5.0 (with repartitioned /data and /sdcard so I have more than 2GB of /data space) and it lagged like hell. Can’t imagine what will it be like on 7.0. (The phone was stolen and this bugged photo was the only one I could find.)

  • Sony does “care,” but frankly, Blame Mediatek. Haven’t you noticed virtually ALL phones with official releases of Nougat and significantly more stable ROM ports, are using Qualcomm CPU’s? It’s more Mediatek’s fault and their insistence of shoving their “new” chipsets instead of updating the old ones. The only exception are Google’s own Android One which does use a Mediatek CPU, but that’s only because they ARE Google’s own Android One.

    And a ROM port would be difficult to make it run properly on a Mediatek CPU like C5 uses because Mediatek REFUSES to release source code thus no one can optimise and fix bugs on their phones, or port ROM’s for that matter.

  • KzX

    Like P.Sherman said
    Blame Mediatek

  • Wolf0491

    nice background mate

  • Actman

    So we finally understood in fact that Xperia S is capable of passing the Google’s Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) and coincidently it manages to complied with the certification requirements from Google! Bravo!

  • Bashar Shehab

    You really still waiting for official KitKat for Xperia SP? go live, dude!

  • Bashar Shehab

    Guess what, Custom roms are actually called custom for a reason.

  • smartuser8

    Years after years… still dreaming of a Xperia Nexus sometimes…

  • Douglas

    Here run Pokemon go smooth…

  • Slow Loris

    I have been using AOSP 6.0 by mickybart and team for many months and it’s been amazingly stable and feature rich. The Xperia S is getting a whole new lease of life.
    Screenshot of my home screen and Xperia S docked while charging.

  • Beckywrucker4

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    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !sr226f:
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  • Nikola Marunić

    Of course I am. This wasn’t obviously sarcastic at all.

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    why no Xperia L??? it has more latest SoC then SP and M

  • Bashar Shehab

    Holy motherfucking shit

  • KzX

    L also have a Nougat rom.
    I just forgot it.

  • Alex

    I miss my Xperia S – good camera, loads of storage and looked great.

  • Danamshugart3

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !st175f:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !st175f:
    ➽➽
    ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash485DirectRankGetPay$97Hour ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!st175f:….,…….

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