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Samantha · Dec 10, 2014

Sony Xperia TX Also Gets Unofficial CyanogenMod 12 Build

The Sony Xperia TX is the slightly taller and thinner sibling of the late 2012 flagship device from Sony, the Xperia T, albeit lesser known. And like the Xperia T and the rest of the 2012 lineup, the Xperia TX was unfortunately given the no-go on any future updates after Jelly Bean 4.3. But as seen with unofficial Android 5.0 builds popping up for Xperia devices of similar age, such as the Xperia S and Ion, aftermarket developers always have...

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Samantha · Aug 7, 2014

Learn How to Boot Multiple ROMs on Your Sony Xperia TX

If you’ve ever tried to get multiboot functionality to work on your Android device, you’ve probably heard of kexec. This is a method of live booting different kernels without having to flash them or using fastboot. Kexec has been used as the basis for bringing multiboot functionality to various devices such as the HTC Droid DNA and Sony Xperia M. And in fact, as of right now, it’s pretty much the only viable way of getting such feature working on your...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 13, 2014

Sony Xperia T, TX, and V Join the SP and Receive Official Android 4.3

Just a few days ago, we talked about how Android 4.3 was starting to roll out (and was subsequently ripped and repackaged as an FTF) to the Sony Xperia SP. Now, Sony has begun rolling out the Android 4.3 goods to other members of the Xperia family: the Xperia T, TX, and V. In addition to bumping up the Android version to 4.3, the latest update also updates Sony's entire native app portfolio to their latest versions. Furthermore, the update also...

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Samantha · Jan 20, 2014

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. But unlike some OEMs and their preferred interfaces, the aesthetic route Sony has taken doesn't stray too much from Holo. This may have resulted many...

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Samantha · Jan 18, 2014

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 video experience. Such apps may include Social Live, which live streams whatever your camera lens sees straight to Facebook; or Info Eye, which brings up...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 16, 2014

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 for the Xperia TX, and finally for the Xperia V. After all these highly functional leaked builds, we all had a feeling that an official...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 15, 2013

Official Android 4.3 for Xperia SP, T, TX, and V Certified by DLNA, Likely Coming Very Soon

There's no denying that Android 4.4 KitKat is all the rage now. The current Nexus lineup and the Google Play edition devices have already received their official updates to Android 4.4.2. Furthermore, many popular devices are getting highly functional unofficial ports left and right. Most consumer devices, however, have not yet gotten the goods. In fact, most are running firmwares that are at least a couple Android revisions old. Luckily, we're at least seeing progress. This past week, we saw...

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Samantha · Nov 23, 2013

Sony Xperia SP to Get Android 4.4 KitKat; Xperia T, TX, V, ZR ‘Under Investigation’

Over the last few weeks, we've seen some very exciting news and announcements from OEMs and telecom providers regarding Android 4.4 KitKat rollout schedules. Among them, we saw Sony share details on the first raft of Xperia devices slated to receive the update. The announcement wasn't met with just smiles, however, as many Xperia users have voiced their confusion, anger, and disappointment over the selection of devices Sony has decided to allow into the KitKat party. If you found yourself disappointed before,...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 8, 2013

Planned 4.3 and 4.4 Upgrades for Current Sony Xperia Devices

Ever since the unveiling of Android 4.4, the question that is hounding almost everyone's mind inevitably turns to when (or if) their OEMs will break them off a piece of that KitKat bar. We first heard that the current Nexus stable, as well as a few other devices, would be first in line for the update. Now, Sony has decided to weigh in on the upgrade path for many of its current devices. First off, Android 4.3 will be rolling...

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Samantha · Nov 6, 2013

Write Your Own Debloat Script for the Xperia T, TX, or V

Bloatware hasn't been much of an issue for Android users for quite a while now. Once rooted, the gates fly wide open to the beautiful, green pastures of customization. This provides a wide array of ways to get rid of useless, preinstalled software. From then on, you may freely take your picking. Maybe a custom ROM interests you? Perhaps you'd prefer something lighter, such as Titanium Backup? Perhaps a debloat script fits the bill. There are a great selection of...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 4, 2013

Run Multiple Small Apps on the Sony Xperia T and TX

One of the coolest OEM-specific customizations found on newer Sony Xperia devices is the Small Apps feature. It allows you to run a small app atop your currently running application, making for a much more powerful multitasking interface. In fact, we've written about various additional Small Apps created by our community members in the past, as well as how to get the functionality back once you've gone to an AOSP-derived ROM. Now, XDA Senior Member kongaz2 has figured out a way to...

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