How To Install dotOS on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact based on Android 8.1 Oreo

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (amami) launched in January 2014. The phone came out of the box with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and later upgraded to Android 5.1 Lollipopp. If you are a fan of Custom ROM, then you can try the latest Custom ROM dotOS on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. The ROM is based on the latest AOSP Android 8.1 Oreo. You can simply follow this guide to install the dotOS on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (amami).

If you would like to try dotOS on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact device, then Unlock Bootloader and Install the latest TWRP Recovery. If you experience any error while installing, then please make sure to download the latest TWRP image to enjoy smooth installation. We have already shared both unlocking and TWRP installation guide for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. So before we dive into the installation process, let’s know about the dotOS and it’s feature.

How To Install dotOS on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact based on Android 8.1 Oreo

What is dotOS?

dotOS is a simple abbreviation of the term Droid On Time Operating System. It is developed by a community and team members: Ganesh Varma and Kuber Sharma. The ROM brings many new tweaks and features and also merged some features from Best Custom ROM.

Whether you are installing Custom ROM for the first time or you already installed any custom ROM on your phone. Then give a try on the latest Custom ROM called dotOS. The ROM brings many cool features and aims to deliver the best performance and stability. Yes! the developer behind the dotOS focuses on Performance and Battery! So that one can get most out of your device.

Features of dotOS:

  • Status Bar Tweaks: You can change the clock and date position, Battery icon style, status bar icons, and other miscellaneous.
  • Navigation Bar Customization: Resize, Smartbar tweaks and also you can change to Fling and other DUI nav tweaks
  • Quick Settings: You have brightness slider toggle, change tiles color, quick and smart pull down and many more.
  • Recent Menu: Show memory bar, immersive recent option along with clear all button.
  • Lockscreen Customization: Double tap to sleep and other lock screen features.
  • Buttons: you can customize the power menu, H/W Keys, and Volume Button tweaks
  • Miscellaneous: Battery light charging customizations, App Ops, and many other features.

Steps to Install dotOS on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact:

If you are installing custom ROM for the first time, then make sure to read our article about the difference between Custom ROM and Stock ROM. If you already have a custom ROM on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, then we can assure that dotOS is the best Custom ROM. The ROM brings many features along with good battery backup and performance. Like we said, this ROM is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Here is the quick recap of what’s on Android 8.1 Oreo.

What’s in Android 8.1 Oreo?

As you’d expect, Android 8.1 Oreo is an incremental update that builds out some of the new features found in the first version of Oreo. Android 8.1 Oreo is an improved version and shortcomings of Android 8.0 Oreo – This doesn’t mean Android 8.1 doesn’t include the new feature because it does. Here are all the features of Android Oreo [8.0/8.1]

Features of Android Oreo:

  • Notifications Channels (8.0)
  • Picture In A Picture (8.0)
  • Multi-Display Support (8.0)
  • Keyboard Navigation (8.0)
  • Background Limits (8.0)
  • New Wi-Fi Features (8.0)
  • Better Icons (8.0)
  • Autofill (8.0)
  • Cheeseburger Emoji (8.1)
  • Neural Networks API (8.1)
  • Pixel Visual Core co-processing technology to third-party developers (8.1)
  • and many more

Also Read: Top 10 Features of Android Oreo


Instructions to Install dotOS on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact:

  1. First of all, you need to Unlock Bootloader on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (amami)
  2. Now install TWRP Recovery for Sony Xperia Z1 CompactWatch Full Video on How to Install TWRP on any Android Phone.
  3. Download the below DotOS 8.1 Oreo for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.
  4. Now boot into TWRP Recovery, Here is the method to boot into Recovery.
  5. Before installing Wipe System Data on TWRP Recovery (DO NOT WIPE INTERNAL STORAGE)
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Required ROM FILES

Download DotOS Oreo

Download Any Of the Gapps Below

MindTheGApps 8.1.0 Package

Delta Gapps with Modular Add-On

Micro GApps Package For Android Oreo

Android Oreo Gapps Package [Open Gapps] – Recommended


Gapps For LineageOS 15/15.1 [Also Supported any Android 8.1]

If you face Process Error, then simply follow this guide.

Guide to Flash Custom ROM using TWRP Recovery


Guide to Root any Custom ROM

If you don’t want SuperSU rooting guide, then you can try Magisk on your phone.

Guide to Install Latest Magisk Root

[su_note note_color=”#fffde3″]Note: If you already installed SuperSU, then make sure to follow our guide on How to Switch from SuperSU to Magisk. This guide will help you to easily revert the rooting and pass SafetyNet check[/su_note]

That’s it! I hope you have installed the dotOS on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Leave a comment or feedback down below. Thank you!.

Credit goes to: Raschad

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