SONY XPERIA XZ1 COMPACT Posts on XDA

TWRP 3.5.2 released, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact receive official support

Team Win Recovery Project, or TWRP for short, has become the de-facto custom recovery solution for the Android modding community. It allows users to directly flash or ADB sideload ZIP archives that contain custom ROMs or other mods, make a full backup or restoration, and much more. Last month, we saw the release of TWRP...

Sony’s Open Devices Program releases an Android 11 build guide and binaries for select Xperia phones

Unlike some major OEMs, Sony Mobile has yet to publish an elaborate roadmap for Android 11 update distribution. The company doesn't even offer a public beta program to evaluate the newest iteration of Android on Xperia smartphones, but that's not the whole story. With every major Android revision, Sony releases software binaries and instructions on...

Netflix adds the OPPO Reno3, some Sony Xperia phones, and the unannounced Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite to its HD/HDR supported list

The regular Android community started to care about Google’s Widevine DRM when they discovered the connection between the DRM level and HD playback capability in streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Having Widevine L1 status is indeed a mandatory requirement, but it doesn't necessarily ensure the ability to play Netflix content in HD,...

Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1/XZ1 Compact now getting Android Pie update

Android 9 Pie has been officially available for the Pixel devices since August, so we're expecting to see the update trickle to other Android devices in the following weeks and months. Sony is pretty good at keeping their devices updated. The company uses close-to-stock Android in their phones and they fully embraces open source. Sony simply...

Sony announces roll-out schedule for Android Pie updates to Xperia phones

Android 9 Pie is a major update to Android. It comes with many new features and design changes such as a new Material Theme, Digital Wellbeing, Adaptive Battery, and a lot more. Google rolled out Android Pie for the Google Pixel/XL and the Google Pixel 2/XL back in August. Some device makers have proven more...

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 confirms 9 Xperia devices will receive Android 9 Pie

When a brand new major version of Android gets released (like Android 9 Pie) it has people wondering when (and sometimes if) their current smartphone will receive the update. This rarely happens to older smartphones, which is why we appreciate the contributions from the developer community here at XDA for the ports they release. This...

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...

[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...

A Revolution in Custom ROMs: How Project Treble makes Porting Android Oreo a 1 Day Job

The XDA forums have been the central gathering of custom ROM development for years. It's thanks to the hard work of developers on our forums that many older Android smartphones are kept alive by custom ROMS sometimes years after devices were abandoned by the device maker. Though most manufacturers release bootloader unlocking methods these days,...

Sony Xperia XZ1 and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Added to Sony’s Open Devices Program

The Sony Open Devices Program is a program run by Sony, wherein they release Android Open Source Project (AOSP) configurations on GitHub for certain devices they have released. The Sony Xperia X is an example of a device in Sony's Open Devices Program. As a result of a partnership with Jolla), Sailfish X - an...

Alleged Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Renders Leak

Sony's Compact line of Xperia devices do what virtually all other Android OEMs fail to do - put high-end flagship specs into a smartphone with a display that is less than 5 inches in its diagonal. The company has been doing this for years and it's garnered them a dedicated customer base because of it....