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Sony Xperia SP Receives Functional Firefox OS Port

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It was recently revealed that the Sony Xperia SP would not be receiving the official Android 4.4 KitKat update from Sony, which expectedly left many owners rather confused and disappointed. Because after all, its specs shows that the Xperia SP is more than capable of running the update, and the fact that it was released last year doesn’t really help explain things. However, not everything is terrible for Xperia SP users at this time, as they have something else to play with on their devices, being Firefox OS.

Ported by XDA Forum Member boylush, the Firefox OS build for the Xperia SP is based on CM 10.2 and is relatively stable for the time being. Main functions such as 3G data, messaging, calls and WiFi are a. . . READ ON »

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Sony PS4 Remote Play Ported to All Android Devices

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I’m pretty sure that every informed gamer out there perked their ears up when Sony came out with PS4 Remote Play for their Xperia Z3 lineup. For those not in the know, PS4 Remote Play is a unique feature that allows you to remotely play PlayStation 4 games on the device. Unfortunately, according to comment from a Sony representative, the company has “no intent to bring remote play to any device other than Xperia” – a disappointment for anyone wanting to try out the feature on their non-Xperia device. But don’t let this get you down however, as XDA Forum Member XperiaPlaystation has managed to port PS4 Remote Play over to any Android device.

The port is to be installed by flashing the provided ZIP package . . . READ ON »

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Sony Xperia Z3 Home Launcher and Widgets Ported Android 4.2+ Devices

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When the Sony Xperia Z3 was announced a couple of days ago at IFA 2014, many folks were expectedly excited about what new or improved experiences the device would offer. And just yesterday, the system dump of this new device was made available opening the floodgates for ports to be made to other devices. Now, users of other devices, be it Sony or not, can try out a big part of the new Xperia Z3 with the port of its home launcher and widgets.

This comes thanks to the efforts of XDA Recognized Contributor and Themer Sahaab who has managed to get the new home launcher and accompanying widgets of the Xperia Z3 working on Xperia and non-Xperia devices running Android 4.2 and newer. The port will work with both rooted and non-ro. . . READ ON »

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Jolla Phone Launcher Ported to All Devices Running Android 4.2+

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The Jolla phone has been out for a while now, and running Sailfish OS, it presents itself as a fresh and interesting alternative what we’ve all gotten used to over the years—albeit it has heritage in the more primitive MeeGo previously. Normally, those who are looking to give Sailfish a go would have to either get some hands on experience with the Jolla phone themselves or wait around for a port to their current device. But because both of these options may not be possible, it’s good to see that folks can now be able to experience a large part of the OS with the recently ported Sailfish launcher.

Ported by XDA Forum Member riyono, the Sailfish launcher is compatible with any device running Andro. . . READ ON »

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Sony Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact Get 4K and 120 FPS Video Recording

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It seems like the latest feature to find its way into almost all modern flagship smartphones is 4K video recording. This began with the Acer Liquid S2, and has now made its way to recent flagships from Samsung, LG, and Sony—this being the Galaxy S5, G3, and Xperia Z2, respectively. As with any other new feature found on the latest devices, owners of previous flagships may find themselves longing for the added features. Luckily, Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact can now enjoy some of this on their own devices.

Thanks to the collective efforts of XDA Senior Members shem2409 and Riyal, Forum Member lagalaga, and Recognized Contributor olokos, a port of the Xperia Z2’s 4K video recording has been . . . READ ON »

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MultiROM Port Brings Multiboot Functionality to the HTC One X

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One of the most popular methods of booting multiple ROMs on an Android device we’ve seen in the past few years is through MultiROM, a program originally developed by XDA Recognized Developer Tasssadar for the Nexus 7. With a number of unofficial ports to multiple other devices such as the Sony Xperia M and the HTC Droid DNA, it’s with no surprise that we see another device has followed suit.

This time, an unofficial port arrives to to the HTC One X courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor Thunder07. This port allows owners of the One X to load multiple ROMs without with the need to backup, wipe, and restore previous ROMs. It also allows you to restore backups of individual ROMs you’ve . . . READ ON »

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Get OEM-Branded Applications on Your Phone

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Almost every OEM has its own specific set of branded applications. HTC has its Sense UI and related apps and Samsung has TouchWiz, which makes running KitKat on the International Galaxy S III “impossible.” These applications can be used with other ROMs, but they requiring some work. On XDA, we call it porting and you can find many of such applications located in various forums.

With PortedAPP by XDA Forum Member APP-Maker, you can now use OEM-specific applications on other devices without effort. All you need to do is run the app, select an OEM, and download your desired application, ready to install. The current list of supported apps includes those from OEMs like Samsung, Sony, and Nokia. . . . READ ON »

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One-Handed Mode Ported to the Samsung Galaxy S4

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People may not realize it much, but this fascination with larger screen sizes on smartphones isn’t all smiles for every techie out there. One of the best devices of 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S 4, has a downside that small-handed users simply cannot get over that easily: its 5-inch screen. Yes, there is a Galaxy S 4 Mini made especially for them, but many understandably do not want to compromise top-of-the-line specs for a ‘Mini’ version. It’s simply not the same.

Don’t worry though, as XDA Forum Member Tamerlan2009 has you guys covered with a port of the One-Handed mode exclusive to the Note line of devices. Ported from the Galaxy Note 3, all features of the One-Handed mode work as t. . . READ ON »

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Get Social with the Xperia Z2’s Socialife App Ported to All Xperia Devices

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Sony loves to add various social applications to their device firmwares. In 2010, they added Timescape, which integrates messages with Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Four years later, they still believe that social networks are the best way to keep their customers connected—and they’re likely right. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many other similar services are dominating the Web.

A new version of Sony’s social application Sociallife is available on the Xperia Z2’s firmware. Having this new flagship is not a requirement though, as XDA Senior Member xperiaz2 modded the original Socialife application to work without issues on other Sony devices even with . . . READ ON »

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