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Will Verduzco · Dec 25, 2014

FXP Team Delivers Lollipop to Various Xperia Devices!

From all of us here at XDA-Developers, we'd like to wish you Happy Holidays! If you celebrate Christmas, we hope you found many fun tech-related toys under your tree. And if so, we hope you make your device-specific forum your home away from home. But even if you don't celebrate the holiday or if you didn't receive any new tech toys, there are still quite a few reasons to be happy today--at least 12 of them. Just moments ago, the...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 28, 2014

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 Developer championswimmer decided to port the Simple CM Touch Recovery to the whole 2012 line of Sony Xperia devices. You can find images for...

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Samantha · Jun 12, 2014

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

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...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 20, 2014

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

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...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 19, 2014

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

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...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 2, 2014

Forum Created for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Source Code Released!

Up until very recently, there haven't been very many flagship-level small devices. Sure we have the S4 Mini and One Mini, but they're not quite the same as their full-size counterparts. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a very interesting device because it wishes to change this trend. Packing essentially the same specs as the flagship Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact brings an extremely high level of performance to the "small" device world, with small being in quotes because it...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 24, 2014

Android 4.5 Could Break Root Apps, Xperia Z1 Compact Rooted, Paranoid Android 4.0 Beta 3 Released – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.5, or the whatever next version of Android is, could break root app functionality! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has been rooted and the release of Paranoid Android 4.0 Beta 3! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV....

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Samantha · Jan 22, 2014

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Gets Root and CWM Recovery Before Official Launch

Unveiled to the world only a bit more than a week ago, one doesn't know whether to be surprised or not to find out that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has already been rooted and can run CWM recovery. This was achieved by none other than XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, who has contributed much to the Xperia development community in the past. The process does require an unlocked bootloader, and the unlocking process is the same as the one for...

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