Sony Xperia Z5 compact (suzuran)

Yes, I fetched the unofficial /e/ build of “unknown” from Jun 13.

Everything seems to work fine.
As known camera without sony app is bad and WLAN breaks sometimes.

I did the whole flashing with TWRP.
Important is the complete advanced wipe of Dalvic cache, cache, system and data.
Before flashing I transfered the ZIP on the SD card.
For flashing I did not use the PC.

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@Manoj there are active users feedback for this device too.

How do people usually handle this one? Can the Sony App be installed on /e/?

As I remember, I initially installed once a mod of LineageOS and then installed the Sony apps which I needed. It´s quite some time ago so I can´t remember, which way I went because there are different ones afaik - one is some kind of “sony apps enabler” which allows do download Sony apps via PlayStore and other way is to directly flash modded(?) versions of Sony apps.
Better inform yourself at the XDA forums. I have to do that again, too maybe. If - I will post here how I did it.

Camera is madantory for me. Keyboard also, and launcher is better, too.

new suzuran build Unofficial /e/ Builds for Lineage Supported Phones

Hi everybody,

I am also à Sony xperai z5 compact user and would really like to use /e/ on it.
Did anybody try the last unofficial build?
Is everything working fine now?
See you.

I really wanna know that too.

@Manoj I understand that /e/ can not support all phones officially atm but I think this device could a really good one to support. The reason is easy:

  • There is currently no officially rom with monthly security updates for this device

This device is quite nice, it has enough power to survive a say and is small. My wife love this.
I would love to see an official version of /e/ for this nice sony device.

Hope to see something here in near future. Unless then sadly I need to install and lineage 14.1 rom onto this phone. This one. Sadly with no privacy because mycroG is not running stable on it :confused:

Thx for all your work. /e/ is a wonderful project!

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I would also like to see an official build!
Or can someone verify that the unofficial build works reliably? I would like to try it, but I am afraid that it does not work and I have to spend half a day to recover …

Joining the request for an official build for Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.
I’ve tried on a supported phone (Moto E) and I would love to have /e/ on my ‘daily driver’
Thanks for all you efforts

Hey all!

Joining my interest for the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. I have used the 0.9-n /e/ unofficial build on it for a few months now, and have had little to no issues as my daily driver.

This is one of the last sub 5-inch screen devices from what I can tell, and I want to ensure that it remains usable in the future. I am interested in becoming a maintainer for this device to ensure its support.

For incoming users, see @Unknown’s post for the link to the topic of the latest UNOFFICIAL BUILD.

The problem is that there is no LOS16 nor a LOS17.1 rom officially.

Here is some progress but far away from official los:

But there are unofficial /e/ builds (see this thread), and there have been for quite a while. They build without any changes to the /e/ source or build tools so, arguably, there is no need for LOS support.

Fingers crossed that an official build emerges, but the unofficial builds are good enough to use until it does (IMHO).

I also want to join the request for an official build for this phone… Would be great to run /e/ on my Sony Z5 compact :slight_smile:

I also want to join the request for an official build for this phone. The Sony Z5 Xperia F531 compact is a good little phone.

Hi @GoAnna

Just in case you haven’t found it yet, there is a fairly up-to-date unofficial build available. Please see this thread

This device is now officially supported. :slight_smile:

e-0.15-q build, along with installation instructions is available here


It seems the build for suzuran is not accessible. Trying to access I receive a 403 “Forbidden” Error: “You don’t have permission to access /dev/suzuran/ on this server.”
Please fix soon, I’d love to give the Z5C a try!

Sorry about that. It should be fixed now. Please try again.

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Good evening,

I have unlocked this phone successfully and enabled USB debugging. I have working ADB and Fastboot. However, even after successful flashing recovery… I can’t boot into recovery. Anyone having this issue? I used /e/ for several years on Nexus 5x… but I needed a more reliable device. Please help in anyway you can.

This is an E5803.