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What is XOSP and how was it born?

  • XOSP basically which stands for the Xperia Open Source Project was a project originally created for the Galaxy S+ and the project was created like 2 years ago when that time XOSP wasn't even existing. It was just S+ Reborn. The main idea was to create a custom minimal Xperia based ROM, by including the essential things which a user would normal use from a ROM.
  • The S+ Reborn became to be a big success because it was eventually ported on different Xperia Phones and some other Samsung devices and from there the XOSP project was founded. From the XOSP Project also the Reborn addons were created featuring with an Aroma Installer. I worked on the project for 2 years by trying always to improve it constantly, eventually for the fact that LP on my Galaxy S+ became to be quite buggy i decided to stop the development and for about half of year the project was left in stanby till i decided to bring it back again on the Zenfone 2 devices.
    The project started growing again so with the Release 4 the project will be completely refactored to XOSP


  • Revisions and Releases
    I've got a different type of releasing, i will not provide weekly builds but just let me show you how the revisions and release type works: The revisions refers like to a sort of Nightly thing i mean the changes included in the ROM are small not as a Release one. All the releases got 5 revisions. So the Release is something even bigger right? Hell yeah! When a new Release is released expect many improvements or new features



  • Based on CM 13.0
  • Enforcing Mode
  • Removed many unnecessary apps and stuff as well as CM ones
  • Xperia X inspired UI for Settings
  • StatusBar Clock font style
  • StatusBar Clock font size
  • Added StatusBar Date & style options
  • Added option for date style/position, left-right of clock
  • Xperia Z5 inspired LockScreen style
  • Xperia Fonts
  • Xperia Battery Text prototype
  • Time Contextual Headers
  • XOSP Universal dialog for Shutdown/Reboot and Dexopting Process
  • XOSPDelta
  • Stock Kernel
  • Snap Camera
  • ViPER Audio Engine
  • Theme Chooser
  • Xperia based Bootanimation
  • Custom Framework and SystemUI Xperia drawables
  • XOSPFileManager
  • Color Picker including also a unique flat palette of 8 selected colors
  • Carrier label/custom & change color
  • Slim custom Doze options
  • Xperia Z5 sounds
  • Xperia X Wallpapers
  • XOSPSetupWizard
  • Custom Materialized
  • Stock Browser is custom themed
  • Contacts is custom themed (Much more Xperia Style)
  • Dialer is custom themed (Much more Xperia Style)
  • Status bar logo
  • Navigation Bar ON/OFF
  • NavBar dimensions
  • SlimDim
  • HW Keys ON/OFF
  • SlimSeek Bar
  • Status bar Network Traffic indicator
  • RAM Bar in recents options
  • Toast Animations
  • Long Press back to kill in Development Settings
  • Ability to hide the Super SU status bar icon
  • Dashboard Columns
  • Dashboard double lines toggle
  • Double Tap to sleep anywhere on the lockscreen
  • On-the-go Mode
  • Double tap to sleep on navigation bar
  • SystemApp remover
  • Omni inbuilt SystemUI Screenrecording
  • SuperSU
  • Xperia Apps
  • Xperia Z5 Home app
  • Album App
  • Music (former WALKMAN)
  • PhotoAnalyzer
  • PhotoEditor
  • SemCalendar
  • SomcPodcast
  • Video
  • SemcClock
  • Xperia Keyboard (aka textinput-tng)
  • AudioRecorder (Material Version)
  • ClockWidgets
  • ClockWidgets (Black)
  • WallpaperPicker (For Xperia X custom wallpapers)
  • Weather App
  • Wheater Widget
  • Walkman Widget
  • WorldClockWidget


CyanogenMod for the source base
Sony and the Xperia community
Resurrection Remix Team
Malybru for the XOSP banner
Mihir Mistry for the XOSP logo


First time installing XOSP based to your Robin, or coming from another ROM?

  • Make sure your Bootloader is unlocked and you're running the latest TWRP
  • Download latest build,XOSPApps and GApps
  • Reboot recovery
  • Wipe data factory reset
  • Flash latest XOSP
  • Flash STOCK OpenGApps
  • Flash XOSPApps
  • Reboot


Upgrading from earlier release or revision of XOSP:

  • Reboot recovery
  • Flash latest XOSP
  • Flash GApps if necessary
  • Flash XOSPApps
  • Wipe cache and dalvik
  • Reboot


I'll not support users and answer questions from users which:
- Are running a custom kernel
- Have flashed mods
- Modified system files
- Didn't follow my instructions
- Are unfriendly
-Didn't try a clean flash



XOSP: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=457095661767098676
Open Gapps STOCK!: http://opengapps.org
XOSPApps: http://downloads.xosp.org



  • Xperia Home etc is not included in this build due to it being the final version and work is ongoing for N. If you want Xperia Apps you need to install the Xperia Apps package linked below, however this wont include Xperia home etc but only music apps, gallary etc. You can download Xperia Home etc from the likes of APKMirror


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Hey @Darragh, add some screenshots!! Smiley Happy

Rebel 2.8


Thank you very much! Smiley Happy


Great rom; I'm using it as my daily driver right now!

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heh heh I shall do @Khang!

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Thats great!! Smiley Very Happy @jakibaki

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Hello Darragh, 

            Thanks for such as answesome share mann...you know I had Moto G before i bought our lovely Robin . Moto G had also XOSP port avaialble. It was one of my choices within custom ROM world. It has got all we need. Best performance, All stable features, Good set og apps, Good audio processing etc. but there's this one thing that always kept me away from XOSP is it's batter backup.

            I know, It's not a porting problem, I guess, it exists along the whole XOSP sopported devices. I has experienced same for my Moto G too. I slept with 48% bettery yesterday night and in the morning it was just 18%. It would be great if you or may be Khang can solve this issue. It would be awesome addition to community.

            Anyways, I'm not reporting it as a bug here, I just wanteed to share it. Thanks for this awesome ROM. I still love it.


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Hm interesting.

XOSP isn't getting any more updates until nougat atm so no way I can fix it until then! But nougat should be coming soon ! Smiley Happy

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Which XOSPApps should i use?