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Port Sony Xperia Themes to CyanogenMod 11 with Ease

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In addition the obvious proficiency with graphics, creating a good Android theme requires certain knowledge about exactly one must do. Even the default theme engine used many ROMs requires theme files to have a compatible structure, otherwise your newly created themes will not work or will be incomplete.

Sony devices have a quite unique UI, which many people fancy. Unfortunately, like most of stock ROMs, it’s bloated and full of commercial content. Because of this, quite a few XDA folks decide to venture over to AOSP-derived ROMs in their many flavors. If you ever wondered how to make an AOSP ROM to look like an Xperia device, XDA Senior Member gamzekal has the answer to this que. . . READ ON »

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X-Reality Engine Now Available for Other Sony Xperia Devices

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Each device manufacturer normally adds their own “sauce” to flagship devices. However, these extra special features might or might not trickle down to lesser devices. Is this fair for people who may not be able to afford the extra premium for that added bit of functionality? Probably not, but that is how the world turns. This is where knowing a place by the name of XDA-Developers comes in handy. Some of our devs are committed to ensuring that any feature that would potentially work on a device is able to work.

With this in mind, we turn our heads towards the mods offered to the Sony Xperia line up. Sony tends to add tweaks to improve image and sound performance via various tweaked settings on the di. . . READ ON »

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Monitor Sony Xperia System Information with System Monitor Small App

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Being able to monitor the system information of your Android device is important when you’re looking find out just how well our devices run under different situations–when playing a game, multitasking, or testing a new app or ROM. Of course, there are a plethora of options available on the Google Play Store that easily allow you to do this. However, they generally come in the form of stand-alone apps with widgets and persistent notifications. But if you’re wielding an Xperia device with Small Apps functionality, a much more convenient way is available thanks to XDA Senior Member hansip87.

System Monitor is a Sony Xperia Small App that provides live updates for a range of system info. . . READ ON »

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Control Your Xperia Screen Behavior with Screen Tweaks for Xposed

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Time and time again, Sony has proven itself to be one of the more developer-friendly OEMs available. That’s why it almost doesn’t matter which Sony Xperia device you’re looking at; there will generally be a healthy amount of aftermarket development, which translates to a cornucopia of source-built ROMs, kernels, and so on. Despite all this, many users find themselves relatively content with the stock Sony firmwares and their OEM-bundled apps. For these users, it’s often more convenient to modify the stock firmware (or how it behaves), rather than to start fresh with a source-built ROM.

Screen Tweaks by XDA Senior Member Pezo is an Xposed Framework module that’. . . READ ON »

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Noob-Friendly Guide Shows Beginners How to Flash a Custom ROM on Xperia Devices

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When you first came to XDA Developers, the world of Android modification was likely very new to you. Custom ROMs, kernels, recoveries were all more than likely previously unknown. Compounding matters, these things pieces of development work often have different installation procedures, depending on target device.

If you are just beginning your Android journey and happen to own a Sony Xperia device, you might be interested in a guide by XDA Senior Member cy56. This guide is very newbie friendly, and it explains the process of backing up, wiping, and flashing everything for the first time.

The guide is thoroughly detailed, and contains specific sections for Xperia devices since the kerne. . . READ ON »

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Try the Xperia Z2’s What’s New App on any Xperia Device

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The Sony Timescape UI, which is prominently featured on Xperia devices, has always had quite a few fans here on XDA. Xperia firmwares differ greatly from the AOSP look and feel, while bringing some interesting added applications like Track ID or a camera with many custom settings.

Since the Xperia Z2 is Sony’s flagship device, it features the richest set of apps available on Xperia devices. One such application, What’s New, has been successfully ported by XDA Recognized Themer Ben Ling to work with every Xperia with Android 4.1.2 or greater.

What’s New shows new movies, music, applications, and games created by Sony or other developers. With this application, you will al. . . READ ON »

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“Transform” Your Xperia into an Xperia M2 in Just a Few Steps

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Sony’s Timescape UI is one of the most eye-pleasing custom Android interfaces currently available. Many consider it to be elegant and minimal, which has lead to it amassing quite a following of fans. Not too long ago at MWC this past year, Sony announced the Xperia M2, a mid-range device with development that is just now starting to flourish. And now, you can enjoy some of the M2 goodies on other devices.

XDA Senior Member xperiaz2 ported the M2’s System UI to other Sony devices running Android 4.3, and added fonts from its bigger brother, the Sony Xperia Z2. And given that the majority of Sony devices are now running 4.3 thanks to recent update pushes, quite a few Xperias can get . . . READ ON »

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FXP Founder Alin Jerpelea Joins Sony Developer Program

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If you own a Sony Xperia device, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the FreeXperia Project, or FXP. For the few who are unfamiliar, FXP is best known for its massive efforts to bring official CyanogenMod support to dozens of Sony Xperia devices ever since its start in 2010. Chances are that if you’ve heard of FXP, you’ve also heard of the project’s founder, XDA Senior Recognized Developer jerpelea (formerly username “FXP”). Something else that practically every Sony device owner is familiar with is the OEM’s cooperative attitude towards the development community. So what happens when you combine Sony’s positive attitude towards the develo. . . READ ON »

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Xposed Makes Customizing Your Sony Xperia Camera Easy

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Not too long ago, we featured a great tutorial written by XDA Themer, Developer, and Contributor Rizal Lovins that teaches Sony Xperia device owners how to tweak numerous settings of the camera app such as the audio and video bitrate, color format, and output resolution. It’s a nifty set of customization options for anyone looking for some more flexibility regarding their camera usage.

With this said, Rizal Lovins has come out with a new Xposed module to make customization of your camera app significantly easier. Known simply as the Cyber-Shot Camera Xposed Module, the module allows you to change the default resolution of the Superior Auto mode without having to decompile and recompile any APKs, . . . READ ON »

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