SONY XPERIA Z1 Posts on XDA

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...

Experience Flow Throughout Sony Xperia Z1 System UI

The ‘Cosmic Flow’ animation and theme were first introduced with the 2012 line of Xperia devices from Sony. They were undoubtedly quite visually striking, particularly the multicolored live wallpapers. And although Sony has moved onto the more reserved and mild ‘Experience Flow’ theme as seen on their newer devices such as the Xperia Z3, it...

Sony AOSP Program to Bring Lollipop to Xperia Z1, Z2, Z3 / Compact

The Android Lollipop madness continues at an incredible pace and every few hours, we learn about new ROMs for various unsupported devices. There are some OEMs out there that have shown that they care about aftermarket ROM development. In the last few months, we've written quite a bit about the Sony AOSP program. Now, we...

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 Extends its AOSP Program to the Xperia Z1 and Z2

Some device OEMs are definitely more developer friendly than others and actively work to support the third party development community. Among the top-tier vendors, only Sony cares about providing the necessary resources to make the Android a better operating system.Not too long ago, we talked about how Sony launched the new Remote Device Lab, which...

Boost the Brightness of Your Sony Xperia Z1’s LED

I think the last time anyone has ever used a physical torch to find their earphones, keys, or contact lens case was eons ago--before phones with LED flashes were invented. Now if we have to navigate or find something in the dark, we just whip out our phones, turn on their LEDs and sweep the floor...

[FTF] Sony Release Open Source Files for Latest Xperia Z1 14.4.A.0.133 Update

Just yesterday, the Sony Xperia Z1 began receiving a somewhat unexpected update to software version 14.4.A.0.133. Building on the previous 14.4.A.0.108 release, which itself already brought the device up to the latest Android 4.4.4 release. However, the update still rolled out, starting in several European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, and Poland. Now, just one day after this...

Mod Lets You Have Stereo Speakers on Your Sony Xperia Z1 (Sort Of)

The stereo speakers on the Sony Xperia Z2 are probably a relatively large source of envy among owners of former Xperia flagship devices such as the Xperia Z1. And with the same design language, almost identical dimensions, and a not very significant bump in processing power, the having stereo playback is the one feature that the Z1 just had to...

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...

Multiboot in Progress for the Sony Xperia Z1

As we've mentioned quite a few times in the past, multiboot is quite the interesting feature. Not only is it cool due to novelty, but it is also useful in case you need or want two separate instances of Android on your device.In the past, we've seen XDA Recognized Developer munjeni bestow the gift of multiboot...

F2FS Put to the Test Against EXT4

You may recall that earlier this month, we talked about speeding up the original Nexus 7's internal memory by using F2FS. F2FS was created at Samsung early last year for use on Linux-based operating systems. As its name implies, Flash-Friendly File System is a file system designed specifically to cater to the specific characteristics of...

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...