Early this month, CyanogenMod turned on the engines that will produce the nightly builds for CyangeonMod 12, which is based on the Android 5.0. As much as 31 devices and models were the first to receive the candy goodness, but now 8 more devices from Xperia‘s ranks are joining the fray. From the most recent Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact to the older Xperia T and V, Xperia fans can now try out the latest Android version on their devices, provided they’re willing to take the risk.

Of course installing any custom ROM requires flashing the device and wiping it clean For some more recent Xperia models, this might mean losing out on some features that are driven by proprietary DRM code or drivers. And you might also be missing out on the special features that Sony’s own ROM provides. In exchange, you will gain CyanogenMod’s own special features as well as an advanced taste of Android Lollipop.

If that proposition sounds acceptable, the next requirement would be that you own one, or more, of the supported devices:

Xperia T (Mint)
Xperia V (Tsubasa)
Xperia Z Ultra (Togari)
Xperia Z Ultra GPe (Togari_GPE)
Xperia Z1 (Honami)
Xperia Z1 Compact (Amami)
Xperia Z2 (Sirius)
Xperia Z2 Tablet (Castor)
Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-Fi (Castor_Windy)
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Wi-Fi (Scorpion_Windy)

Do be aware that these are very early nightly builds, so more than any other nightly builds, these would have less than beta quality and stability than the previous nightly builds based on CyanogenMod 11.

VIA: Xperia Blog