SONY XPERIA Posts on XDA

Sony publishes instructions on how to build Android 7.1 AOSP for Xperia Devices

Sony is one of the few OEMs that remains a firm believer in AOSP. Most companies do not bother providing necessary firmware binaries to allow developers to port AOSP onto the device. But while some OEMs actually do provide binaries for developers to make AOSP builds, like we saw with the OnePlus 3, Sony takes...

Weekly Debrief

It seems Friday comes like every week now! I'm ok with that because that means we get to recap all of the best stories of the week in one video. Check out the articles mentioned in this video, down below. Sony Xperia X Performance Gets Pre-Release Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Sony is amongst the few OEMs who...

Upcoming Xperia Phone Leaks Once More, This Time in Renders

The odd Xperia phone that was leaked a while back under the name F8831 puzzled us with its big redesign, and the alleged flagship then went on for sale... through a guy's listing on a Croatian classified ads website. The seller listing the phone back then spilled some specs including a 5.1 inch display, 23MP rear...

For Sony, Android 6.0’s Doze Mode Marks a Battery Life Regression

There's been a lot of debate recently over custom skins, stock Android, and the relationship between the two. Stock Android has been the favorite flavor of Android among our readers for quite awhile now. In Android enthusiast circles, it's practically a given that Google attempting to consolidate the user experience across various Android devices is beneficial to...

Sony Xperia Agent Concept Demo at MWC 2016 (Move Over Alexa)

We got hands on with the new Sony Xperia X line at MWC 2016, however that’s not the only neat item from the event. XDA TV Host TK shows off Sony’s quirky Xperia Agent personal assistant. This item is still in the concept stage, but could it replace Amazon’s Echo? Check out this video and leave...

Sunday Debate: Are Push Notification Ads Ever Okay?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on the problems with push notification ads (and how you would fix them). Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our...

Hands-on with the New Sony Products at CES 2015 – XDA TV

At the 2015 International CES, Japanese manufacturer Sony released an Android powered Walkman, the ZX2. We were very excited to take a look at it, and also ran into the other two latest products from Sony while we were there: the Xperia Z3C tablet and Sony Smartwatch 3. XDA TV Producer Jordan got a chance to get his hands...

Restore Functionality on Unlocked Xperia Devices – Part Two

As you might have noticed, not too long ago, we featured an article that detailed how to get back lost functionality on unlocked Sony Xperia devices. To recap, a simple system modification allows you to gain back most of the features you lost when unlocking the bootloader of a recent Xperia device. The reason for the reduced...

Bring Back Jelly Bean Quick Toggles to Your KitKat Xperia ROM

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....

Android 5.0 Lollipop Factory Images and Source Code – XDA TV

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...

Sony Extends AOSP Project to the Xperia Z3

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...

Add Emoji Support to Your Jelly Bean Xperia Device

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....