SONY XPERIA SP Posts on XDA

Locked Sony Xperia SP Gets Lollipop Port

Locked bootloader are generally a development killer on many devices. Without being able to install custom kernels, development for the device becomes very tedious, and there is often no possible workaround for the remaining ROM defects.Sony is one of the few OEMs that allows users to unlock their bootloaders. This unfortunately doesn't mean that all users...

Flash Cyanogen Recovery to Your 2012 Sony Xperia

Cyanogen Recovery is one of the newest custom recovery projects available in the aftermarket development community. Its minimalist and easy-to-navigate user interface makes it worth a shot for many new users. While ClockworkMod, TWRP and PhilZ remain three of the most popular recoveries, you can try Cyanogen Recovery on a large number of devices.XDA Recognized...

Sony Xperia SP Receives Functional Firefox OS Port

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...

HTC Sense 4-Style Task Switcher for the Sony Xperia SP

If you find yourself a bit bored with the recent apps interface of your Sony Xperia device, I don't blame you. The bland, square thumbnails that are available on Xperia devices aren't much of an innovation over the stock Android look. But until the next iteration of Sony's Timescape UI, we are left hoping for something more...

CyanogenMod 11 and SlimKat for the Locked Xperia SP

Some OEMs are more developer-friendly than others. One of the friendliest is Sony, which gives its user the ability to unlock their bootloader. Many mobile carriers don't quite share Sony's enthusiasm towards open source and lock their phones, leading to the "Bootloader Unlock Allowed: No" message.A while ago, we talked about the Sony Xperia SP receiving a CyanogenMod 10.2 port for locked devices. XDA Forum Member bagyusz...

[FTF] Sony Xperia SP Receives Android 4.3 Maintenance Upgrade to 12.1.A.1.201

Although the Xperia SP isn't yet in the list of devices scheduled to receive the official Android 4.4 goods from Sony, that's not to say that the SP can't still benefit from some rather substantial OEM love. Early yesterday, Sony began updating the Xperia SP to firmware version 12.1.A.1.201. While it's not KitKat, it packs quite a...

Sony Xperia SP with Locked Bootloader Receives Unofficial CyanogenMod 10.2 Port

Sony released quite a few of interesting devices in 2013. One of the most successful was the Xperia SP, a device that easily can compete with Nexus 4 and other relatively powerful smartphones. Not too long ago, the Xperia SP was updated to Android 4.3. This gave developers an opportunity to cross more boundaries and...

[OTA Captured!] Android 4.3 Now Rolling Out to the Sony Xperia SP on Vodaphone AU

A little over a month ago, we first caught wind that an Android 4.3 build was being prepared for release on the Sony Xperia SP. And just one day later, we saw an Android 4.3 leak appear for the device. Then, Sony came clean about its update plans for the popular mid-range device through Twitter.Now, the...

Get the Sony UI in Non-Sony Apps on Sony Xperia Devices

Now that Google's Holo theme has been around for quite a while now, it's probably safe to say that a very large portion of apps, if not the majority, have adopted the Holo look. But as OEMs are, they like to keep things their way, and this is no different when it comes to Sony....

Full Smart Social Camera Experience Ported to Android 4.3 Sony Xperia Devices

One of the more attractive aspects of the new Android 4.3 update on a number of Sony Xperia devices is what Sony calls the "Smart Social Camera." Originally exclusive to only the Xperia Z1, the camera software allows users to install additional Xperia-only camera apps for additional functions and features to enhance your photo and...

Sony Xperia T, TX, V, and SP to Receive Official Android 4.3 OTA Starting Late This Month

We've been talking quite a bit about Android 4.3 for the Sony Xperia, T, TX, V, and Xperia SP as of late. About a month ago, we saw the devices receive DLNA certification for the upcoming 4.3 update. Then not too long after, the leaks started pouring in---first for the Sony Xperia T and SP, then...

Leaked Android 4.3 Now Available for the Sony Xperia SP and T

You may recall that just yesterday, we talked about how the Android 4.3 update for the Sony Xperia T and Xperia SP was drawing near. We were made aware of this thanks to XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, who shared screenshots of the latest test builds for both devices and was taking requests for any other screenshots that users might be interested...