Back at the start of January, the CyanogenMod team made an announcement all CyanogenMod users were waiting for. They were releasing the first batch of their Android 5.0 Lollipop variant (CM12) downloads. Now, the less good news was that these were only in nightly form. Which meant they were somewhat unstable and may include bugs, performance issues and the like. That said, this was only slightly less good news. A lot of CyanogenMod users will tell you that they prefer being on nightlies, as they get their updates much quicker (typically nightly, hence the name). Either way though, whether you prefer stable or nightly, official CM12 had arrived.
That said, it had not arrived for everyone. At launch, there were about 31 devices which had been included on the CM12 list. However, since then that list has started to grow extensively and we are seeing new devices being added almost daily. If you are a Sony Xperia user, then you might remember a couple of days ago CM12 was made available for a number of Xperia devices including the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet (LTE and WiFi versions), Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z Ultra GPe, Xperia T and the Xperia V.
You may have noticed the most recent of the Xperia range were missing from that list. This was due to only the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (Wi-Fi) version making the CM12 grade. Well, if you own a Z3 device and were feeling left out then don’t worry. It now seems that the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and the LTE Xperia Z3 Tablet have all now been added to the list. As such their respective CM12 nightly ROMs are now ready to download and install. If you are going to give your Z3 device the CyanogenMod Lollipop treatment, then click the source link below to head over to the download page. Once there, you will just need to look down the main column for the codename of your device. If you are running the Xperia Z3 then look for “z3”. If running the Xperia Z3 Compact then look for “z3c”. Lastly, if you are running the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact then look for “scorpion”.