Do you have any tutorials/resources I can use that specify Sony devices? I would love to compile a Marshmallow rom but I don't have the guidance (and maybe not a fast enough computer) to do it.
You can google for example "Sony aosp" and you will ...
Unfortunately no, you must compile it yourself. The closest firmware to AOSP is the Scrubber's port of GP edition ROM, which with root + Xposed + GravityBox is a perfect ROM, using it for a week now and I won't change it until Android M port from ...
I'll save you pal, grab it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4TtJUVLy_SlcVRQS3RhaUZKRFE/view?usp=docslist_api
I think recovery isn't flashed unless you flash it, because even flashtool doesn't do it.
Recovery can be flashed through fastboot using "flash recovery xyz.img", where xyz.img is your recovery but you have to compile one yourself as I haven't s...
Man, you are flashing kitkat kernel to lollipop rom, just don't, it won't boot, flash either .270 or .283 kernel or if you want a custom one, flash rockzul kernel.