SONY XPERIA X Posts on XDA

Android 10 custom ROMs are now available for the Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Redmi 3s, OnePlus 2, Google Nexus 6P, Sony Xperia X, and LG V40

If you have been salivating at the news of newer devices like the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro receiving stable Android 10 builds, you could try pushing your OEM to be quicker about pushing out an update to your phone. Alternatively, you could follow along our Custom ROM coverage wherein we highlight some of...

[Update: More Devices] Paranoid Android gets new features on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Essential Phone, and several Sony phones

After a bit of development hiatus after the release of their Android Oreo builds, Paranoid Android announced their return with the release of Android Pie ROMs. Supported devices for the initial release included the Xiaomi POCOF1, Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 6, Xiaomi Mi 5 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, with beta releases for the...

ARCore 1.5 hints at support for OnePlus 6T, Huawei Mate 20, and more

Before the release of Google ARCore, there was the short-lived Google Tango project. Tango required the use of dedicated hardware for spatial recognition, and thus you needed a new phone like the Asus ZenFone AR if you wanted to experience augmented reality. Tango obviously never took off, but the ARCore augmented reality platform has quietly...

Paranoid Android’s Android Oreo ROM is here for some Sony Xperia phones

Paranoid Android has returned with an Android Oreo ROM! It's been nearly a year since the last official release, which saw the team update its Android Nougat based custom ROM with a new camera application. The team has been hard at work since then brushing up and improving upon the next iteration based on Android...

Sony posts guide on building AOSP Android Pie on Xperia devices

When it comes to developer friendly OEMs, Sony is generally somewhere towards the top of the list. While they have been known to do things such as wipe DRM keys when the bootloader is unlocked, they have had multiple developer programs over the years. From giving devices back to the community for their hard work...

Sony Xperia XZ2’s full theme engine ported to older Xperia devices

The Sony Xperia XZ2's theme engine was one of the best available on Android phones. As part of stock on Marshmallow or Nougat on older Xperia devices, you could theme nearly everything. When the Android Oreo update came, though, many of these older devices lost their theming abilities. Only the wallpapers, accent, and home launcher...

Sony Xperia X/X Compact, Moto E4, and Xiaomi Mi Note 3 receive TWRP support

As far as custom recoveries go, TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) currently enjoys the position of being the most popular custom recovery around, surpassing the popularity of ClockworkMod and others. TWRP, like other custom recoveries, makes it easy to tinker with your device, undertake system level modifications with ease, and even restore backups if you do...

[Update: More Devices & Information] The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a hidden 120Hz screen mode like the Razer Phone

Well, here's something interesting. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a 2017 flagship that is most notable for its 4K HDR display, but there's another hidden trick up its sleeve: Its display panel actually supports a high frame rate 120Hz mode like the Razer Phone. Rumors of this hidden screen mode have been floating around...

Android Oreo for the Sony Xperia X and the Xperia X Compact Rolling Out Now

The Sony Xperia X and the Sony Xperia X Compact launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow back in 2016. In 2017, both phones received an upgrade to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and the age of the devices hasn't stopped Sony from supporting them with new software. This week, the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact started receiving Android 8.0 Oreo-based...

Jolla’s Sailfish X OS with Android App Support Available for Sony Xperia X Today

After Jolla excited the consumer market and switched to a B2B model, the company has been working closely with Sony to keep its consumer smartphone software alive. They introduced their latest version of Sailfish OS for the Sony Xperia X late last month and followed that up with some build instructions for those who want...

Android Oreo Unofficial AOSP Test Build for Sony Xperia X Released

To add to the ever-growing list of devices unofficially receiving Android Oreo, XDA Senior Member lubik1 has released an unofficial test build of AOSP Android Oreo for the Sony Xperia X.  F0r now, the only confirmed features not working are the call speaker and the 20MP and 8MP cameras. Senior Member lubik1 does say that there may...

Sailfish X Rollout Begins and Sailfish X Shop Opens

We covered the Sailfish X build instructions last month, released to let people try find and fix issues before the official release on October 11th. Now, Jolla have released the Sailfish X product page and the Jolla shop (which at the moment is dedicated to the selling of Sailfish X). If you have a Jolla...
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