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By TheAvengingTITAN, Senior Member on 26th April 2015, 04:16 PM
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Welcome to the Lollipop Hub!
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This is a place where everything that has to do with Lollipop and Xperia SP come together into one thread.

Contents
1. Downloads!
2. ROM Reviews
3. KERNEL Reviews
4. FAQs

Downloads
Here are the downloads for ROMs exclusive to the Lollipop Hub! Any issues with the ROMs listed below can be reported here with a Log Cat to help the developer fix the problem!

Omni 5.1.1 [TEST BUILDS] by @Mrcl1450
Link: https://basketbuild.com/devs/Mrcl1450/Omni

ROM Reviews
Here is a review of every lollipop ROM and Kernel released for the Xperia SP in a nutshell.
You can choose what's best for you , no matter if you're LBL or UBL, I've included both!
I've tested every ROM and this is all accounted from personal experience and opinions from experienced developers and users.

Introducing the Number System
The number system will let you understand the ROM better. A 10/10 score for performance means there are absolutely no hiccups or lags. A 10/10 score for customizability means that the ROM can be made look new through the stock settings app. A 10/10 score for battery is for batteries that are outstanding that last seriously long, which means you won't need to worry about battery drain!
Also, when there is a "10" awarded to a ROM, that doesn't mean its absolutely perfect. It means its the best so far.

Quick Note: it's advised to use TWRP when flashing a lollipop ROM.

Resurrection Remix LBL [5.0.2]
Official: No
Performance: 4/10
Bugs: Few
Battery: 7/10
Theme (cm): No
Fixes: Necessary (Few)
Customizability: 7/10
Status: Discontinued
RIL issues: None
SELinux: Enforcing as default
Developer: @Furrydaus (Team Revolution Member)
Daily driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...x-lbl-t2994816
Note: Smoothest LBL ROM so far.

Cyanogenmod 12 LBL [5.0.2]
Official: No
Performance: 3/10
Bugs: Many
Battery: 6/10
Theme (cm): No
Fixes: Necessary
Customizability: 4/10
Status: Discontinued?
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Enforcing as default.
Developer: @bagyusz
Daily driver: unreliable
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...r-lbl-t2947194
Note: First LBL Lollipop ROM

Resurrection Remix UBL [5.1.1]
Official: Yes
Performance: 7/10
Bugs: Quite some
Battery: 7/10
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: No
Customizability: 7/10
Status: Updated to Milestone 2
RIL Issues: None
Developer: @Furrydaus (Team Revolution Member)
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...tions-t3065617
Note: second RR UBL build.

Android Ice Cold Project 9.0 UBL [5.1.1]
Official: No
Performance: 10/10
Bugs: None?
Battery: 8/10
Theme (cm): Yes
Fixes: None
Customizability: 9/10
Status: Updated
RIL issues: None
SELinux: Enforcing as Default
Developer: @prangr8
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...p-9-0-t3085697
Note: First ROM to be updated to 5.1.1

Vanir AOSP UBL [5.1.1]
Official: Yes
Performance: 8.5/10
Bugs: None?
Battery: 8/10
Theme (cm): Yes
Fixes: no
Customizability: 7/10
Status: Updated
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Permissive by default.
Developer: Vanir Team
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2590556
Note: In my opinion, more stable than the official nightlies.

Resurrection Remix Milestone 1 UBL [5.1]
Official: Yes
Performance: 8.5/10
Bugs: None?
Battery: 7/10
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: No
Customizability: 7/10
Status: Updated to Milestone 2
RIL Issues: No
SELinux: Disabled by default.
Developer: @Furrydaus (Team Revolution Member)
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...tions-t3065617
Notes: Second gen RR. Still official.
Illumination binaries were introduced.

PAC-ROM BETA 1 [5.1.1]
Official: No
Performance: 8.5/10
Bugs: None?
Battery: 8/10
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: No
Customizability: 9/10
Status: Ceased
RIL Issues: Mobile Data
SELinux: Permissive by Default
Developer: @Furrydaus (Team Revolution Member)
Daily Driver: If you can survive without Mobile Data, sure.
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...3#post60551306
Notes: High customization. Not a stock lollipop experience.

FlexOS [5.1.1]
Official: No
Performance: 9/10
Bugs: None?
Battery: 8/10
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: No
Customizability: 8/10
Status: Ceased
RIL Issues: Calls
SELinux: Permissive by Default
Developer: @akhilnarang
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...lexos-t3103885
Note: Elegant UI. Some battery drain.

Resurrection Remix Milestone2 [5.1.1]
Official: Yes
Performance: 9/10
Bugs: None?
Battery: 8/10
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes:No
Customizability: 7/10
Status: Updated to M3
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Permissive by Default
Developer: @Furrydaus (Team Revolution Member)
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...hread-t3104688
Note: perfected version of M1

Resurrection Remix Milestone2P [5.1.1]
Official: Yes
Performance: 9.5/10
Bugs: None?
Battery: 8.5/10
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: None
Customizability: 7/10
Status: Ceased
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Permissive by Default
Developer: @Furrydaus (Team Revolution Member)
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...hread-t3104688
Note: Performance version of M2

Dirty Unicorns [5.1.1]
Official: No
Performance: 8.5/10
Bugs: none?
Battery: 8/10
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: None
Customizability: 8/10
Status: Updated
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Permissive by Default
Developer: @whitemamba (Team Revolution Member)
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=60713541
Note: occasional freezes and hangs. Noticeable bugs.

Temasek [5.1.1]
Official: No
Performance: 9.5/10
Bugs: None?
Battery: 9/10
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: No
Customizability: 8.5/10
Status: Updated
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Permissive by Default.
Developer: @boylush (Team Revolution Member)
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...ekrom-t3108309
Note: second best ROM. Great features.

BlissPop [5.1.1]
Official: No
Performance: 9.5/10
Bugs: Few
Battery: Testing
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: No
Customizability: 10/10
Status: Ceased?
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Permissive by Default
Developer: @whitemamba
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...-v3-3-t3111560
Note: ROM Known for kanging, development team suspended.

OwnROM Alpha 0.1 [5.1.1]
Official: Yes
Performance: 9/10
Bugs: Testing
Battery: Testing
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: No
Customizability: 5/10
Status: Updated
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Enforcing by Default
Developer: @kunal9007
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...8#post61064398
Note: ROM lacks customisability because its still in alpha stages as explained by the OP in the first thread and will be updated to have more options for customization.

CyanogenMod 12.1 (Updated Review) [5.1.1]
Official: No
Performance: 9.5/10
Bugs: None
Battery: 8/10
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: No
Customizability: 4/10
Status: Updated
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Enforcing by Default
Developer: @Mrcl1450
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...-12-1-t3096100
Note: Updated Review. Still leading the flock when it comes to sources.

Z3 XperienceSP [5.0.2] LBL
Official: No
Performance: 3/10
Bugs: Many
Battery: 6/10
Theme (cm): No
Fixes: Necessary
Customizability: 4/10
Status: Updated
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Enforcing as default.
Developer: @vwadam
Daily Driver: Unreliable (CM12 LBL)
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...ncesp-t3122830
Notes: A modded version of the famous CM12 by bagy.

Resurrection Remix M3 [5.1.1]
Official: Yes
Performance: 9/10 (So far)
Bugs: None?
Battery: 7
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: No
Customizability: 7/10
Status: Ceased
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Enforcing by Default
Developer: @Furrydaus (Team Revolution Member)
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...hread-t3104688
Notes: A completed RR experience with the new boot animation.

AICP 10.0 OFFICAL [5.1.1]
Official: Yes
Performance: 9.7/10
Bugs: None?
Battery:9
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: No
Customizability: 9/10
Status: Updated (Nightlies)
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Enforcing by Default
Developer: @prangr8
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...p-9-0-t3085697

ArchXperia LP Edition 1.2.4 [5.1.1]
Official: NIL
Performance: 9/10
Bugs: None?
Battery: 8
Themes (cm): Yes
Fixes: No
Customizability: 5/10
Status: Updated
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Enforcing by Default
Developer: @MT27i
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...1-0-1-t3160517
Note: First Xperia Styled ROM made for UBL 5.1.1 using a Temasek base.

Xenon HD [5.1.1]
Official: No
Performance: 10/10
Bugs: None
Battery: 9
Themes (cm): No
Fixes: No
Customizability: 8/10
Status: Updated (Nightlies)
RIL Issues: None
SELinux: Enforcing by Default
Developer: @prangr8
Daily Driver: Yes
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...ayers-t3167106
Note: First even Xperia SP ROM to be using RRO Layer theme engine. Also, the new champion in the Performance sector.

StryFlex LP [5.1.1]
Official: NIL
Developer: @STRYDER~007
ROM Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...-sony-t3180637
Note: based off Unofficial CM12.1, so basically the sam statistics

Mokee OS [5.1.1]
Official: Yes
Status: Updated
Developers: Moree Official Team
ROM Downloads: http://download.mokeedev.com/?device=huashan
Note: Official Nighlies are provided for Huashan users.

Omni ROM [5.1.1]
Developer: @Mrcl1450
Note: Will test as soon as its out of the testing phase
ROM Thread: ...here for now :P

Tesla OS Official [5.1.1]
Developer: 'Tesla OS Team'
Note: Wont be reviewing this as the developers have been banned from XDA.
ROM Site: https://teslaos.github.io/

KERNEL Reviews
For your convenience, it is recommended to use Kernel Adiutor or Trickster Mod from the Google Play Store when changing the settings in your desired kernel.

Tangerine Kernel [5.1.X]
Preferred Version: 6.6
Fast Charge: Yes
CPU Governors (5+): Yes
GPU Governors (5+): Yes
Faux Sound: Yes
Stable: No
Developer: @Tomoms
Kernel Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...el-v1-t3073297

CyanogenMod 12.1 (Unofficial) Kernel [5.1.X]
Preferred Version: Latest
Fast Charge: No
CPU Governors (5+): No
GPU Governors (5+): No
Faux Sound: No
Stable: Yes
Developer: @Mrcl1450
Kernel Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...-12-1-t3096100

FAQs

1. Why don't I have root access?
First of all, check if your ROM has allowed root access (because some ROMs don't come pre-rooted because some people prefer security). Then Go to "Settings", "Developer Options" (Which can be enabled by tapping on the "Build Number" multiple times in the "About Phone" section) then scroll down to "Root Access" and enable "Apps and ADB".
If your ROM has decided not to include Root, Flash the SuperSU update file here.

2. Baseband missing after flashing Tangerine Kernel 2.3+
Tangerine was updated recently to 3.0 which solved this issue but it doesn't work on all ROMs. ROMs like BlissPop have issues with Tangerine.

3. ROM begins to get laggy after a while.
Try to maintain your device by using apps like "SD Maid" from the Google Play Store. Also, install "Greenify" from the Play Store as well and hibernate the apps that take up too much RAM which you won't mind killing. This helps the SP run smoothly while having heavy apps such as "Facebook" and "Messenger" installed. NOTE: Updated versions of Greenify now support Xposed and works fine on 5.1.1 (tried it myself).

4. I flashed Tangerine Kernel and I'm in a bootloop?
Yeah, not all ROMs are compatible by tangerine and at times developers block out custom kernels to keep a fluid stock experience (so that kernel issues aren't reported in their threads). So far the only ROMs that cause bootloops due to Tangerine is Dirty Unicorns. The way to get out of the boot loop is to restart from the reset button behind the cover of the SP and boot into recovery. Then dirty flash the ROM build you are currently using. Or flash the Kernel using a PC and boot up.

5. I have issues with calls and my torch isn't working!
Don't panic, theres a flashable fix provided by @Kordius
Which can be found riiiiight here.

6. Unresponsive Touch Fixes?
Quite some users have been experiencing unresponsive touch on Lollipop ROMs, which can be incredibly frustrating. Put there is an app called "Glove Xperia" which can be found on the Play Store which can solve your problem.

7. Screen Flicker!
Screen flicker has been a problem for a lot of people since stock 4.3 . There is no actual solution (yet) or a proper explanation to this problem at the moment and we are trying to find a solution to this problem which drives people crazy.

8. Why Didn't I Get The "Welcome" Screen During the First Boot?
You need to flash the appropriate gapps while flashing the ROM before the first boot to reach the "Welcome" screen.

9. Forgot to Flash Tangerine, Stuck with Cyanogen Recovery
Noticed that you can't flash Tangerine through the Cyanogen Recovery? Everyone did. There are quite a few solutions but the easiest is to download "Rashr" from the Google Play Store and install the PhilZ recovery. Although this isn't the best method, it is good enough for flashing for the moment.

8. Discolight Doesn't Work with 5.1?
Discolight has been updated to work with 5.x ROMs. Help report bugs and improve the app by dropping suggestions to the developer Get Discolight Lollipop

9. What Xposed works with 5.1?
The Unofficial Xposed only works with 5.1 at the moment. Make sure to follow the instructions properly when installing to avoid conflict. Unofficial Xposed for 5.1: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xpos...posed-t3072979

10. I don't want 3 LEDs!
With the new updates of ROMs, came the full support for the illumination bar. But not all people preferred it (cuz it was too bright, burned their eyes, became a star and replaced the sun). If you are one of them, check this thread by @Adrian DC to get back stock-like illuminations
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=61783796

11. Media Storage Issues! (Duplicate Files, Media App FCs)
music apps fcs and media files duplicates issue can be solved by following steps proved by @dicks93277
1. go to settings>apps>all
2.find media storage
3.wipe data
4.reboot
5.wait for media scanner to scan all your files (I usually wait for about 5 mins)
6.go to music app or ringtone settings and check


Please hit the thanks button! This took a lot of work to put together and test all of these ROMs and Kernels!


Got an issue with any of the reviews or want to have your ROM up in the list before its released? Private Message me and it will be up or changed in no time.
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Can't we use RR as a daily driver??
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Can't we use RR as a daily driver??

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Whoops I accidentally wrote no :P
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Very cool your topic.
Just one question who will work with Lollipac?
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Very cool your topic.
Just one question who will work with Lollipac?

Not exactly sure, I remember it was mentioned somewhere in Nexus prime's threads
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aicp battery is great!
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aicp battery is great!
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Aicp is great but battery drains so fast and taking ages to recharge no need to edit OP
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Aicp is great but battery drains so fast and taking ages to recharge no need to edit OP

I'm not sure my bro! I agree that it is slow to recharge but I get about six hours screen and it is great in my opinion
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aicp battery is great!
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Compared to other lollipop ROMs, aicp is a serious battery killer.

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