[ROM][MM][LB/UB] 23.5.A.1.291 | Z2 | FINAL | eXistenZ Marshmallow | v5.6.5 | 27/09

Are you using Xposed?

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    Votes: 90 69.2%
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    Votes: 40 30.8%

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Jun 15, 2018

Just want to thank you guys for the great rom - my Z2 gets a new life.

One thing that bothers me - I can't use the magnetic charger. I realize it can be hardware issue. But does anyone here charge with magnetic cable?


Senior Member
Mar 15, 2017
@kitokit i have recovery. But i cant see the op's procedure

Sent from my D6503 using XDA-Developers Legacy app
ganito pre....

From Stock Sony Marshmallow:
Reboot in recovery.
Do a factory reset.
Flash the rom. eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.0.1 https://mega.nz/#!BJN1iLhZ!-07ZnUYpdAJT-apobdFVXt7_UsBaOMClim4TQLKZaNU
Flash update if available. eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.6.5 https://mega.nz/#!FUlzXKKD!zM9vs9PTe4ob8JQRSoEyauAnAlZvGkxwiI0Ltw1Eu44

If you have already installed the rom and you've had bootloop or wasn't able to use the phone, flash this in recovery:

Flash the bootloop fix: https://mega.nz/#!AJcwERiQ!FUmk6eS5a...PCj11n0AIdCNzU
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May 1, 2018
ganito pre....

From Stock Sony Marshmallow:
Reboot in recovery.
Do a factory reset.
Flash the rom. eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.0.1 https://mega.nz/#!BJN1iLhZ!-07ZnUYpdAJT-apobdFVXt7_UsBaOMClim4TQLKZaNU
Flash update if available. eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.6.5 https://mega.nz/#!FUlzXKKD!zM9vs9PTe4ob8JQRSoEyauAnAlZvGkxwiI0Ltw1Eu44

If you have already installed the rom and you've had bootloop or wasn't able to use the phone, flash this in recovery:

Flash the bootloop fix: https://mega.nz/#!AJcwERiQ!FUmk6eS5a...PCj11n0AIdCNzU
You cant root Stock 6.0 and there is no recovery on Stock 6.0 so you need to go back to Android 5 root with kingsroot than Flash recovery with adb Devices and than go into recovery and the Rest. Or Do I miss smth?


May 1, 2018
How to get magisk running with this ROM? I just get an error while flashing Magiskv18 zip and when I use bootbridge I end up in bootloop. Bootloop fix dont work for this.
SuperSU is already installed after flashing ROM.

Edit: Nevermind just deinstall supersu and Flash elitekernel v4. After that you can Flash magisk v18 safty net works. Xposed framework also working.
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Feb 27, 2019
Sony Xperia V
Sony Xperia Z2
What should I do?

I have installed the existenz 5.6.5
But there is a problem
The screen light of the phone sometimes increases and decreases
Most often it happens when I unlock the phone or close an application
What is the problem?


New member
Oct 17, 2020
I've been dying to test this rom for a while now. Unfortunately tho, v5.01 to v5.6.5 always gives me bootloop even after flashing the bootloop fix.
So far i've tried flashing eXistenZ after stock MM via fastboot,
flashing v4.01 to v4.7.0 (which actualy loads up and works perfectly), then flashing the v5.01 and updates,
flashing v4.01 and update, then the v5.0.0_FIX and then v5.01 and updates,
I'm on twrp 3.3.1 and successfully installed pretty much all pie and q custom roms in here! :D So yea... Any help is appreciated!


Mar 20, 2021
help please,
i am stuck at the xperia logo
flashed 5.0.1
then bootloop fix
then update 5.6.5
flashing using twrp 3.0.2
and from lineage x


Aug 16, 2013
I had similar issue.

Just first flash stock 6.0.1: D6503_23.5.A.1.291_CE1_1282-0218_R1D.ftf via flashtool.

Then install as instruction say, TWRP then 5.0.1, bootloop fix and updates.
Worked for me

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    Here's the Marshmallow eXistenZ :laugh:

    Usefull features and stability are the main goal of this new rom.


    • Status Bar
      • Various batteries status styles (Sony, Icon Landscape, Icon Portrait, Circle, Text).
      • Clock (Color, Alignement, AM/PM indicator, ...).
      • Date (Style, Format, Color, ...).
      • Network Trafic Monitor (Color, Outgoing/Incoming, Display Unit, Update Interval, ...).
      • Network trafic.
      • Battery Bar.
      • Double Tap to sleep.
    • Notification Panel
      • Status Bar Header
        • Carrier Text.
        • Weather.
        • Long Pressing on Setting is opening edition of quick toggles.
        • Long Pressing on Weather is opening CLock App.
      • Quick Settings
        • Quick Pulldown (Off, Right, Left).
        • Complete Cyanogen OS Quick toggles management.
        • Tiles diplayed in Paged View.
        • Show/Hide Brigtness Slider.
        • Enlarge first Row.
        • Unlimited Quick Toggles Number.
        • All Quick Toggles With Long Press Options.
        • Wifi and Bluetooth Quick Toggles.
        • Brightness Quick Toggle (Long press to switch between Auto and Normal mode).
        • Tri-state Location Quick Toggle.
        • Mobile Data Quick Toggle.
        • Network mode Quick Toggle.
        • NOT WORKING! Reboot/Recovery Quick Toggle (Press to select Reboot or Recovery, Long press to apply your previous choice).
        • Screen Timeout Quick Toggle.
        • Heads Up Quick Toggle.
        • eXistenZ Settings Quick Toggle.
        • Compass Quick Toggle.
        • Volume Panel Quick Toggle.
        • Music Quick Toggle.
        • Caffeine Quick Toggle.
        • ADB over network Quick Toggle.
        • Battery saver Quick Toggle.
        • Color inversion Quick Toggle.
        • Screenshot Quick Toggle.
        • System stats Quick Toggle.
        • USB tethering Quick Toggle.
      • Heads Up
        • Heads Up on/off
        • Heads Up Timeout.
        • Expand all Notifications on/off.
      • Notification Panel:
        • Blur Notification Panel background.
        • Expand all Notifications on/off.
        • Xperia X style (Full Width).
    • Recent Menu
      • Show/Hide Search Bar.
      • Show/Hide Close All Button.
      • Show/Hide Small Apps.
      • Enable Multi-Windows.
      • OmniSwitch.
      • Slim Recent.
    • Navigation Bar
      • Resize Navigation Bar Height.
      • Resize Navigation Bar Width.
      • Cursor Control (Add arrows to control cursor when keyboard is used).
      • Disable Google Now gesture.
      • Long Press Recent go to last task.
      • Force show menu button.
      • Power menu.
      • Swap Back & Recent buttons.
      • Swipe To Sleep.
      • Softkeys Fade mod.
    • Lockscreen
      • Double tap anywhere to sleep.
      • Xperia X lockscreen.
      • Force See Through Clock (Transparent clock while playing media and with all themes/wallpapers).
      • Enable/Disable Voice Assist Shortcut.
      • Full Screen Album Art.
    • Volume Rocker
      • Volume key cursor control.
      • Volume to wake.
      • Volume music control.
    • Various
      • Fully Deodexed.
      • Datas On/Off Warning Dialog removed.
      • Overflow Button animation bug fixed (The 3 little dots).
      • Email Attachment fully work in Email app.
      • National Data Roaming added to Network Settings.
      • Use only 2G added to Network Settings.
      • eXistenZ Theme.
      • eXistenZ Boot Animation.
      • eXistenZ Widgets (Music, On/Off tools).
      • Xperia X themes.
      • Xperia X Wallpapers.
      • Xperia X Icons Pack.
      • AOSP Sony's internet Browser.
      • Search panel removed as first pane of app drawer.
      • Swipe down gesture to open search panel removed from desktop.
      • Rooted with latest SuperSU.
      • Latest TWRP recovery pre-installed.
      • Locked and Unlocked Bootloaders.
      • And more...



    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM][MM][LB/UB] 23.5.A.1.291 | Z2 | FINAL | eXistenZ Marshmallow | v5.6.5 | 27/09, ROM for the Sony Xperia Z2

    ROM OS Version: 6.0.x Marshmallow
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
    ROM Firmware Required: none
    Based On: Stock

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 1.0.0
    Stable Release Date: 2016-04-28

    Created 2016-04-28
    Last Updated 2016-09-27

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    Also if you want to pay me a coffee or something else, feel free to give me a small donation,it will be only used to buy Developpement Devices.


    eXistenZ Marshmallow v1.0.0 (mega): https://mega.nz/#!VQd0FSYI!72gdQy3kz-b4HN5_3_E9SfPshT6Jxudw5Bzis4xLZoU

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v1.0.0 (mediafire): http://www.mediafire.com/download/dkr1etyrhdlc36b/Z2_eXistenZ_Marshmallow_v1.0.0.zip

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v1.0.0 (Dropbox): https://www.dropbox.com/s/7nxm5i96d0uiqfz/Z2_eXistenZ_Marshmallow_v1.0.0.zip?dl=0

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v2.0.0 (mega): https://mega.nz/#!cZUElSQJ!8t7lTbuM13aP39ybADiB6eSH6geMjgln04BKauug48Q

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v2.0.0 (MediaFire): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=67069107

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v2.0.0 (Trainbit): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=67069965

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v2.5.0 (Mega) UPDATE ONLY: https://mega.nz/#!JJlECaaD!-JIIrMcNwKSHZxGCT559OSoDIyc_eLdG8BFJNcr7kfY

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v3.0.0 (mega): https://mega.nz/#!odlSUZhI!a-K31Sz3Ln01Yp5QkEj5_49kAOsCqma3-Q1DtwS7P70

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v3.0.0 (Drive): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=67128211&postcount=1251

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v3.5.0 (Mega) UPDATE ONLY: https://mega.nz/#!lJV1yKYb!cM2zSNz48jQ3UYMWBanarGoKIB8ASwi95PMGvnXSkCM

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v3.5.0 (Drive) UPDATE ONLY: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=67152344

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v3.9.0 (Mega) UPDATE ONLY: https://mega.nz/#!1ZV0TRqD!YI-_dHQMCy3PipJFOyideHeq4BHqmNgxUdU6jRa1ubs

    MD5: A90FE1F92B5F57D7F2E0163CCDBC4E6C

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v4.0.0 (mega): https://mega.nz/#!pUUWTBTY!m5oEIkDVRa-aIfJxZQrXEM2hSL5gMYizHqkb8Db0GQE

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v4.0.0 (mediafire): http://www.mediafire.com/download/bcvplwb9abhg68b/Z2_eXistenZ_Marshmallow_v4.0.1.zip

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v4.0.0 (debfile): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=67508541&postcount=2173

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v4.5.0 (Mega) UPDATE ONLY: https://mega.nz/#!NQUlkboa!jDhXeuvDKO5TOr934rQ2axTfht8xRku5TB1LGxX-Tuo

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v4.5.0 (Drive) UPDATE ONLY http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=67749704&postcount=2595

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v4.7.0 (Mega) UPDATE ONLY: https://mega.nz/#!AAMFHKJK!Ou34cIhcGTgiueeBxpwIa8f6_Lp-OUkOHHKRPiotQNg

    MD5: E7CCD27AE2E0839668DC9ABB25D40274

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.0.0 FIX to flash in recovery after v5.0.0 (MediaFire): http://www.mediafire.com/download/r0rz6b8n7ddua7r/Z2_eXistenZ_Marshmallow_v5.0.0_FIX.zip

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.0.1 (Mega): https://mega.nz/#!BJN1iLhZ!-07ZnUYpdAJT-apobdFVXt7_UsBaOMClim4TQLKZaNU

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.1.0 (Mega) UPDATE ONLY: https://mega.nz/#!5UM2TIiJ!wDXmsXIH8TjbpknZ2nf1EEsIO1O9TDIYVPlXiDUiP6U

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.5.0 (Mega) UPDATE ONLY: https://mega.nz/#!UQ8yACCZ!CTdTwa4km3pROKIN5tOgFm_GVVaoH-qcc-bobO7qH6w

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.6.0 (Mega) UPDATE ONLY: https://mega.nz/#!wNVGwSCJ!wpCjsIGKRCeKXrhlWSAk6b4PMs1nBxdiqDymvaacW_M

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.6.5 (Mega) UPDATE ONLY: https://mega.nz/#!FUlzXKKD!zM9vs9PTe4ob8JQRSoEyauAnAlZvGkxwiI0Ltw1Eu44


    eXistenZ Marshmallow v1.0.0

    • Initial build.
    • See main features.

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v2.0.0

    • Based on BETA 6.0.1 23.5.A.1.151
    • 23.5.A.0.575 Kernel.
    • Fixed issue with the status bar clock.
    • Quick pulldown is now working normally.
    • Fixed issue with navigation bar keys.
    • Edit Stamina code to work with .575 kernel.
    • Allow animations with Battery Saver and Stamina.
    • Implement all Xperia X boost features.
    • Reworked all Quick Tiles management.
    • Add Lockscreen Weather.
    • Add Landscape Rotation option to lockscreen.
    • Add Quick Torch (Long press power buton when screen off).
    • Add Middle Shortcuts to lockscreen.
    • Add App Sidebar to Slim Recent.
    • Add Blur Recent panel option.
    • New Blur Notification panel code with Blur Radius and Blur Scale settings.
    • Latest Xperia X SystemUI and Lockscreen.
    • Stamina and Ultra Stamina.
    • New Power Menu and Ringer mode Quick Toggles.
    • Removed Reboot Quick Toggle.
    • Xperia X Animations and Framework.
    • Xperia X Settings.
    • Xperia X apps (Conversations, InCallUI, Clock, Home launcher, ...).
    • And many more...

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v2.5.0

    • Fixed Ambiant Display enabled by default with Switch off.
    • Fixed Power Controller Bug (by Sony).
    • Reworked Notification Panel code.
    • Revert to previous Blur engine with modifications.
    • Remove some Boost enhancements.
    • Xperia X Smart Cleaner is now fully supported (I hope ;) )
    • Add Animations speed settings.

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v3.0.0

    • Based on BETA 6.0.1 23.5.A.1.203
    • 23.5.A.0.575 Kernel.
    • Xperia X Smart Cleaner is finally working.
    • Add Xperia X Smooth Scrolling.
    • No more permanent notification when Stamina is activated.

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v3.5.0

    • Reworked MTP, Mass Storage and all USB modes to speed up access when connecting to PC.
    • Fixed USB On The Go issue.
    • Fixed all access to SD by apps.
    • Xperia X Memory Management added.
    • Some more optimizations.

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v3.5.0

    • Reworked MTP, Mass Storage and all USB modes to speed up access when connecting to PC.
    • Fixed USB On The Go issue.
    • Fixed all access to SD by apps.
    • Xperia X Memory Management added.
    • Some more optimizations.

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v3.9.0

    • All fixed and features included in v4.0.0, v4.5.0, v4.7.0 made for the beta.

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v4.5.0

    • Fixed statusbar icons color with apps who are using a light statusbar (Google agenda, SoundCloud) and with themes using dark icons for lockscreen.
    • New clock and date management.
    • New battery status management.
    • New double tap to sleep on Lockscreen management (Now you must double tap on top third or bottom shortcuts area of lockscreen, no more issue whith notifications).
    • New color options for the statusbar header and the quick settings.
    • No more system slow down or lag after some time.
    • Huge cleaning of code.
    • Reworked eXistenZ default theme.
    • Redrawed Wifi and Signal Icons to fix vertical misalignment.
    • Add lonpress option to various quick settings tiles.
    • Replaced Email app.
    • Home launcher updated.

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v4.7.0

    • Redraw Wifi and Signal Icons to fix vertical misalignment.
    • Revert vibration level to default value.
    • Remove all notification related to Stamina.
    • Enable Mobile Data quick setting on lockscreen.
    • Add Auto Start to eXistenZ settings.
    • Revert to Xperia X email app.

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.0.0

    • Based on latest official 23.5.A.1.291.
    • Allow window animations when Stamina is on.
    • Allow vibration when Stamina is on.
    • Removed permanent notification and icon when Stamina is on.
    • Fixed all USB otg issues.
    • Xperia Home Launcher 10.0.A.0.63 modded for eXistenZ (with swipe down gesture desactivated, support Beta Icon pack)
    • Font Selector (by Igor Eisberg) modded for eXistenZ (Lockscreen vertical clock and Home widget clock aren't affected by the font selector)
    • Stock Call Recording (by Serajr)
    • Add Power Menu settings:
      • Advanced Reboot options (Reboot, Recovery, Bootloader, Restart systemUI).
      • One click reboot.
      • Global actions selection (Power Off, Reboot, Voice Assist, Settings, Users, Screenshot & Screen recorder, ...).
      • Advanced Silent mode with all Zen modes.
    • Add Leds settings:
      • Allow With screen ON.
      • Disable led according to Zen modes.
      • Notification led color.
      • Notification pulse on and off time.
      • Battery charging led.
      • Charging colors.
      • Low battery pulse color.
      • Low battery pulse on and off time.
    • Add Toast animation.
    • Add Toast icon.
    • Add init.d support.
    • eXistenZ Memory optimizations.
    • Add Assertive Display optimizations.
    • Add eXistenZ Copper Brown theme.
    • A lot of code optimizations.
    • And many more...

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.1.0

    • Weather isn't hided anymore on lockscreen when an alarm is set.
    • Add disabling of clock and date on lockscreen (Weather, shortcuts and alarms are also hided).

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.5.0

    • Xperia XZ Stamina with new settings.
    • Xperia XZ Ultra Stamina.
    • Xperia XZ Smart Charger.
    • Xperia XZ Smart Cleaner.
    • Xperia XZ Home Launcher.
    • Xperia XZ Lockscreen analog clock.
    • Xperia XZ Volume dialog.
    • New Lock app in recent panel.
    • New Lockscreen settings:
      • Enable or disable transparent lockscreen clock.
      • Force see through clock.
      • Hide the status bar.
      • Add Status bar clock.
      • Light tint or Dark tint clock.
      • Hide carrier label.
    • Some code improvement.

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.6.0

    • Xperia XZ Wallpapers.
    • Removed Stamina icon and notification when Stamina is activated.
    • Storage warning threshold set to 95%
    • Add Android N style drawer settings.
    • Add Notifications settings:
      • Background form.
      • Background color.
      • Background transparency.
      • Text color.
    • Removed Multi-Window from systemUI and settings.

    eXistenZ Marshmallow v5.6.5

    • Settings force closing while editing color fixed.

    All is include in the ROM, no need to flash SuperUser fix or Kernel.

    D6502 users, see this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z2/development/baseband-d6502-baseband-patch-t3385567

    Fresh installation:

    From Stock Sony Marshmallow:

    • Reboot in recovery.
    • Do a factory reset.
    • Flash the rom.
    • Flash update if available.

    From Lollipop:

    • Reboot in recovery.
    • Do a factory reset.
    • Flash the rom.
    • Flash the Bootloop fix.
    • Flash update if available.

    From anything else (CM10, PAC, ...):

    • Do a fresh install.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: How to get best battery life.

    A: Follow this: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3516705

    Q: I feel that the system is slowing down after some time.

    A: If you need a little boost, use Restart SystemUI app that you will find in your apps ;)

    Q: How to flash the DRM fix and avoid loosing of recovery


    Q: Hey, that thing doesn't work!

    A: Check if there isn't an (*) at the right of setting description, that means that you must restart SystemUI.

    If it is not the case, try to enable/disable option a few time and reboot or read thread to find an answer.

    Q: Why is there greyed options in eXistenZ settings!

    A: These otions aren't available yet.

    Q: Weather isn't working on lockscreen or in expanded status bar...

    A: Go in settings/eXistenZ/Notification Panel/Weather Settings;
    Press on Weather panel icon, then on Display weather switch;
    Select OpenWeatherMap as Weather source;
    Use Custom Location;
    Set your Location
    ADD ON


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