POSTS TAGGED: sony xperia
Posted December 11, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Newer doesn’t always mean better. This fits the Android OS perfectly with regards to some solutions that are in fact less polished than their older counterparts. For many, the quick settings toggles used in stock Jelly Bean ROMs for Sony Xperia phones were ideal, since they were available right after pulling down the notification bar. In KitKat, these toggles were moved to the separate tab, making access a bit more cumbersome.
With some willingness and a bit of free time, you can easily bring back the Jelly Bean-style quick settings toggles to your KitKat Xperia ROM. XDA Senior Member anagramgenius wrote a guide in which the whole process is explained in detail. The method demonstrated by anagramgeniu. . . READ ON »
Posted November 7, 2014 at 09:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Android 5.0 Lollipop source code is fully available to build! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of Sony bringing Lollipop to the Sony Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z3 and be sure the check out the article talking about Chainfire rooting the Google Nexus 9. That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for ChromePie. Then TK did a review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. And later TK gave us an Android App Review of Nova Launcher. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 31, 2014 at 07:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
While most OEMs simply don’t care about the custom ROM community, others are doing an amazing job to build their image among developers and end-users. One such OEM is Sony, which hired XDA Senior Recognized Developers jerpelea to serve as Sony Developer Relations Community Manager.
Not too long ago, Sony released a unified kernel that works on all flagship devices starting on Xperia Z1. Recently, the kernel was re-worked and it now supports Sony’s newest flagship, the Xperia Z3. The kernel should work with every Sony device based on the Qualcomm MSM8974 platform. The kernel is based on Qualcomm’s LNX.LA.184.108.40.206-03010-8×74.0 branch and already contains some contributions from XDA u. . . READ ON »
Posted October 18, 2014 at 11:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
Full emoji support was implemented in KitKat. It’s clear that not every device, even with a proper hardware configuration, received an update to this OS. Thus, emoji has been impossible for many to use fully.
Luckily, the community can find a solution for almost everything, and we have seen it so many times through the years. The same applies to emoji on Jelly Bean ROMs. Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer niaboc79, users can send emoji smileys on Sony devices with Android 4.1.2 and newer. To make this possible, the famous APKTool and a bit of Smali editing is required.
To apply the changes, you need to decompile the Xperia Keyboard and add a few lines of Smali code that has been provided by niaboc79. The whole pr. . . READ ON »
Posted October 11, 2014 at 07:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
When you are developing an app or game, it’s always better to test it on physical hardware rather than an emulator. Phones and tablets are optimized to bring the best ARM or x86 experience, and just generally work much better than software images. We don’t have to say how expensive a device can be and how difficult is to get one for testing.
One of the major OEMs, Sony, has decided to put an end of this rather uncomfortable situation. The company decided to give its users the option to test applications directly on Sony devices via the Internet. It’s very handy way of testing. Users can select among various Sony flagship devices and start them virtually. One session takes 30 minutes, so y. . . READ ON »
Posted September 27, 2014 at 01:30 am by Faiz Malkani
Opinions, while tremendously important, are subjective in nature. To each his own is how the saying goes. And without a doubt, subjective opinions apply to everything, including our beloved OEM skins. Yes, despite the myth, AOSP isn’t inline with every individuals preferences, and numerous people opt to stick with their OEM skin, be it TouchWiz, Sense or any other. While the former is oft marveled for its battery life and the latter for features like BlinkFeed, Sony’s Xperia UI boasts a skinnable operating system, allowing third party skins to complement the already fine samples that come inbuilt. The only predicament is that the theme is only evident while using Sony’s apps, since m. . . READ ON »
Posted September 24, 2014 at 05:30 pm by Faiz Malkani
Ever since the release of the Sony Xperia Z1, one particularly vaunted feature of Sony devices has been the “Smart Social Camera” software. While the app was initially exclusive to the Z1, it made its way to numerous other Sony devices with the Android 4.3 update. With the launch of Sony’s Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014, the Smart Social Camera was revamped and given numerous new features to enhance the device’s photo and video capturing experience. But with the launch merely a fortnight ago, the app remains exclusive to the Z3 for now, with its fate uncertain regarding whether older Xperias will also partake in the update.
Sony Xperia Z Receives Android 4.4.4, Remove Communication Band Restrictions on Qualcomm Devices – XDA Developer TV
Posted September 12, 2014 at 08:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z receive their official Android 4.4.4 update! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of MultiROM being ported to the Sony Xperia Z and the OnePlus One, and be sure the check out the article talking about removing the Band Restrictions from various Qualcomm devices. That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for Xposed Macro Expand. Then, rirozizo showed you how to flash factory Images on your Nexu. . . READ ON »
Posted September 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm by Samantha
If you’re one of those people who makes just an inordinately large number of phone calls (and kudos to you for using a phone for its defining function), you may have noticed that the call log on your Android device is limited to 500 calls. For the majority of people, this wouldn’t be an issue at all, but if you are one of the few people who actually wants to know the details beyond your past 500 calls, or if you’re simply up to try something new, there’s a tutorial that teaches you how to remove this limit.
Written by XDA Forum Member pollob666, the tutorial teaches you just exactly where in the code this restriction is found, and what you need to do to change or remove it. It’s a rather simple process requ. . . READ ON »