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Android Lollipop Lands for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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The undisputed king of the beasts–at least in Sony’s current stable, is the 6.4-inch behemoth known as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The sheer size of this device (and the lack of accessories to carry it outside of pockets) has been a major cause for the not-so-successful life of this phablet. Other than this, the device itself is a powerhouse worthy of carrying the “Z” denomination in its name. One of Sony’s most prominent moves in the past couple of years has been to be more forthcoming and open with the third-party developer community. They are getting faster at delivering updates and are releasing sources for AOSP projects for their hottest devices, so that devs can actually de. . . READ ON »

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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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Make Your Own Custom Sony Camera Lens Case

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The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a great device, there is no question about that. Hardware wise, it is basically a giant Nexus 5, and the GPe edition gets even closer to that description. However, as good of a device as it, it has many limitations and lacks on several aspects. For instance, despite it being part of a line of devices that is blessed with a decent CMOS camera sensor and a good flash, the device has neither. It is also very hard to get decent cases for it.

In order to solve the issue about the camera, towards the end of last year, Sony released the QX series of compact lenses. The QX10 and QX100 are NFC enabled mini-cameras basically attach to NFC capable cell phones and allow these to use it as a main source for snappi. . . READ ON »

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OmniROM Finally Lands on the Sony Z Ultra GPe

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We have several flavors of AOSP-based Android builds here on XDA-Developers, and each one of them brings something new to the table. It could be the originality of CyanogenMod that floats your boat, or maybe some of the advanced control features in Paranoid Android. Whatever your motivation to sail through the sea of custom ROMs on XDA, there is one thing that we are certain of, and that is that your ORD always wants more. But wanting more can sometimes make you feel a little like little Oliver Twist asking for more gruel at the orphanage–particularly if your device is not exactly the center of the developers’ universe. This is the case for Sony’s phablet, the Sony Xperia Ultra GPe (Google . . . READ ON »

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Sony Z Ultra GPe Joins Non-GPe Variant and Receives 4.4.4 Update

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With the unveiling and release of Android L Developer Preview, Android 4.4.4 doesn’t seem like such a big deal anymore. While many people are quick to speculate about their carrier/OEM’s course of action with this latest variant of KitKat, many OEMs will undoubtedly skip this version altogether and go straight for L once it’s released in late Fall or early Winter.

Those eagerly waiting 4.4.4 will likely be happy to know that this OTA started rolling out on various devices earlier today–namely the Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra. It also made its way to the LG G Pad 8.3 GPe. Now, one more GPe device makes it to 4.4.4, and that’s the Sony Z Ultra Google Play edi. . . READ ON »

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[OTAs Captured] Android 4.4.3 Rolling Out to Google Play Editions, Kernel Source Available for HTC GPe Devices!

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Today will undoubtedly be remembered the day of Android 4.4.3–at least among us die hard Android fans. Immediately following yesterday’s official release, we’ve seen quite a bit of Android 4.4.3-related activity. Early this morning, we saw the Android 4.4.3 OTA make its way over to the WiFi-only variant of the Google Nexus 7 (2013). Just a few hours later, we talked about all of the changes made in 4.4.3. Not too long after, Motorola began updating its “Moto” devices to 4.4.3. And finally, Google began rolling out the 4.4.3 incremental OTA to the flagship Nexus 5.

Now, we’ve just gotten word that Android 4.4.3 has started making its way out to various Google Pl. . . READ ON »

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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Receives Bluetooth Certification for Android 4.4.3

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You may recall that a few days ago, Sprint jumped the gun a little bit in stating that Android 4.4.3 would be rolling out for the Google Nexus 5 in waves, starting on April 14th. Well, the 14th has come and gone, and the Nexus 5 is still without 4.4.3. And in fact, Sprint even removed mention of KTU84F from their support page recently.

Despite the temporary delay, we’re still quite confident that we will see this maintenance update’s eventual release in the relatively near future. And as if the mystery build sightings and Sprint’s support page weren’t enough, we’ve now gotten word that the Google Play edition of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has received Bluetooth certificatio. . . READ ON »

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Regional Android 4.4.2 FTF Files for the Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra

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Yesterday morning, we talked about how Sony had finally begun updating its current generation flagships to Android 4.4.2. But while an official KitKat release is great news, not everyone was lucky enough to receive the update.

As stated by Sony, update availability depends both on region and carrier. And since these rollouts come in stages, not everyone even in those regions that have already received the update will be included in the initial wave. Luckily, the community has stepped up to bring the update to any Xperia Z UltraXperia Z1, and Xperia Z1 Compact device owner looking to update before his or her time.

The FTF files for the Xperia Z1 Compact comes courtesy of XDA Senior Members Jozin. . . READ ON »

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KitKat Finally Rolling Out to the Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, and Z1 Compact; Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z in Mid-Q2!

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Compared to Motorola, Samsung, and even HTC, it’s not inaccurate to state that Sony’s been a tad bit slow in officially updating its devices to Android 4.4 KitKat. Motorola first updated the Moto X back in November, Samsung followed suit not too long after in January, and even HTC got its feet wet in November and subsequently finished the job yesterday.

But before we start waving around our pitchforks, let’s remember that Sony’s quite developer friendly, and they’ve done much to help aftermarket developers bring KitKat to their devices. Heck, they’ve even released unofficial alpha firmware builds from time to time. Now, however, Sony has started rolling out of. . . READ ON »

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