SONY XPERIA Posts on XDA

Xperia Z2 X-Reality Image Enhancer Ported to All Xperia Devices Running KitKat or Jelly Bean

Launched this year at MWC, the Sony Xperia Z2 is Sony's flagship device for 2014. The device improves upon its predecessor in various ways such as a much better display, an improved processor, and so on. In addition to the hardware benefits, the Z2 also packs a few unique software tricks. One of the Z2's unique software features...

Deodex Your Xperia with a Simply Windows Utility

There is, and will continue to be, much debate regarding whether to Odex or Deodex a ROM. Some people prefer leaving ROMs Odexed for greater efficiency, while others prefer Deodexed ROMs and their freedom. This becomes even trickier when looking at OEMs, as some Odex their stock firmware, while others don't. Sony is one of...

Repartition to Increase Application Space on Some Sony Xperia Devices

Most devices sold nowadays come with emulated external storage. On many devices, this emulated SD card is located on the same partition as your installed applications and their data. But on certain other devices, it's located on a separate partition. There are various tradeoffs associated with each approach, most of which are beyond the scope of...

Enable Your Xperia Device’s LED While in Battery Stamina Mode

Many are fans of particular OEM skins and their built-in features. One of the features available in stock Xperia ROMs is a Battery Stamina Mode, which was introduced to help users make the most of their batteries. In this mode, all connectivity except GSM is disabled. This also disables your device's LED lights. It works pretty...

Monitor Your Xperia Firmware Updates with a Website

It's been a long time coming for some devices, but Sony is now rolling out Android 4.3 and 4.4 firmware updates to the majority of its lineup. But with so many devices and so many different versions of Android available for these different devices and their variants, it's quite easy to become confused. Because of the complexity,...

Save Money on SMS Messages with Hidden Cost Saving Option on Sony Xperia Devices

Many of us don't have unlimited texting plans. After all, why should we pay for something that essentially costs the carriers nothing? Plus, with practically everyone using some form of smartphone nowadays, it's often more convenient to simply send an email or Hangouts message. However, there are still times in which we must send a traditional text....

How to Extract the Boot Image From Sony FTF Files

If you’ve been thinking of developing your first custom ROM for your Sony Xperia device, chances are that you probably need a kernel to go along with it, especially if the ROM is for devices with locked bootloaders. Because of this, it’s sometimes best to know how to extract the kernel from an FTF file...

Int’l Galaxy S5 Rooted! AT&T Galaxy Note 3 Gets KitKat, Open Source Files Released for Xperia Z2 – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rolling out! 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 of Sony has made some Open Source archives available for the Sony Xperia Z2 and...

Voice Balloon Photo Ported to All Xperia Devices Running 4.1+

If a piece of software appears on any given Sony Xperia device, it's pretty much only a matter of time before it's ported over to another Xperia or group of Xperias. This has happened time and time again. And today, we present yet another example of this. The Voice Balloon Photo camera addon is one of...

Advanced APKTool Lets You Modify Newer Xperia Framework Files

It's no secret that building a custom ROM from source is much preferred to starting from a manufacturer-provided firmware and then adding on a few modifications. Building from source allows users much more freedom to merge commits and change practically anything they'd like. However, there are times when some users would prefer to start from...

Integrate a Custom Recovery into Your ROM for Sony Xperia Devices

Custom recoveries are a big part of what happens around here at XDA. Having one relieves you of the manual work that you would otherwise have to do when flashing mods, themes, ROMs, kernels, and the like. Custom recoveries also serve as an important safety net for when things go wrong, since you can easily...

720p30 Video Recording Mod for Various 2011 Xperia Devices Running CM10

In the past few years, Sony Xperia devices have come to be known for their exemplary camera performance. However, the camera performance of even today's high end devices will seem a bit outdated in a couple of years, and naturally, the same could be said for yesterday's greats such as the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, Mini...