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Flash Cyanogen Recovery to Your 2012 Sony Xperia

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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 Developer championswimmer decided to port the Simple CM Touch Recovery to the whole 2012 line of Sony Xperia devices. You can find images for Xperia Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia V, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Tablet Z in both variants, Xperia ZL, Xperia T, Xperia SP and Xperia ZR.  As you can see, the list of supported devices is very l. . . READ ON »

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

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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 . 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 brings support for “Xperia Themes” UI customization, as well as some security tweaks and changes to Battery Stamina mode.

The update has now begun rolling out, but as always, availability may vary by carrier and region. That said, if you’ve got . . . READ ON »

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

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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 folks taking a liking for Sony’s UI, leading to XDA Recognized Themer BDFreak creating an interesting framework for the Sony Xperia Z1, Z, ZL, SP, T, TX and V.

As Xperia owners would know, the Sony UI can only be seen on apps made by Sony, such as the messaging app, Walkman, and . . . READ ON »

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

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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 information on whatever your camera is pointed towards.

The thing is, though, a few Xperia devices seem to be missing a couple of camera apps after being updated to the latest Android 4.3 firmware. It turns out, none of . . . READ ON »

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

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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 update would start rolling out soon. Accordingly, the official Sony Mobile News Twitter account stated earlier today that Jelly Bean 4.3 would start rolling out to end user devices by the end of January or early February.

Now for most of us, the official OTAs are more of a convenience . . . READ ON »

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Sony Xperia V Gets Leaked Android 4.3 Firmware Too!

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Among the most recent Sony devices to receive the highly anticipated Android 4.3 update, the Sony Xperia V has been left in the dark with regards to leaks and other news. First came the firmware leaks for the Xperia SP and T, courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD. Then not long after, Xperia TX owners also got their hands on the leaked firmware, thanks to XDA Forum Member MN-Ming.

Now it looks like the Xperia V is no longer the odd one out, as MN-Ming has also leaked the Android 4.3 firmware for the device. As we have seen with the Xperia TX leak, the firmware build is also 9.2.A.1.131, with its functions and features mostly (if not completely) the same as those found on the 4.3 leaked firmware for the Xperia T. . . READ ON »

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AOKP KitKat 4.4.2 Nightlies Now Available for 10 Devices!

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As you’re making your way down the list of things to try with your newly acquired tech toys, one thing you’ll undoubtedly get around to is flashing a custom ROM. Those looking for aftermarket firmware now have one more Android 4.4.2-based option, as the AOKP team has just finished incorporating Google’s latest and greatest into their nightly builds.

Currently, Android 4.4.2-based nightly builds are available for the Google Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (2013), Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4, HTC One, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia T, and Xperia V. More devices will be added to the nightly list as soon as they’re ready. The AOKP team recommends a full wipe when installing the l. . . READ ON »

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

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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 quite a few Samsung and HTC devices receive the Android 4.3 goods. Now, a good number of last year’s Sony devices seem to be next in line for the update.

According to XperiaBlog.net, the Sony Xperi. . . READ ON »

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

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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, hold your horses. The initial announcement only showcased the first raft of devices, which only means that there will be a second raft. This is evident with Sony’s recent upd. . . READ ON »

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