SONY XPERIA Posts on XDA

X-Reality Engine Now Available for Other Sony Xperia Devices

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...

Monitor Sony Xperia System Information with System Monitor Small App

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...

Control Your Xperia Screen Behavior with Screen Tweaks for Xposed

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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....

FXP Founder Alin Jerpelea Joins Sony Developer Program

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...

Xposed Makes Customizing Your Sony Xperia Camera Easy

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...

Sony Open Sources Xperia M2 Kernel Files, Add Android Wear Notifications to Your App – XDA Developer TV

Sony has released open source files for the Xperia M2! 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 information on how to add Android Wear notifications to your App and a couple of updates to Google Now. That's not...

Sony 2013 Flagships Get KitKat, OmniROM Alpha for Oppo Find 7A, Motorola Provides Moto E Bootloader Unlock – XDA Developer TV

Official Android 4.4 KitKat is now rolling to the Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z! 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 arrival of Official OmniROM alpha builds for the Oppo Find 7a and official KitKat finally arriving on...

Easily Switch Tasks with a Sony Xperia Small App

For those who aren't familiar with the feature, Sony Small Apps are lightweight floating applications that run on top of other, standard applications. They are intended to allow users to be more productive and more efficiently multitask. Some time ago, Sony opened up the Small App API, allowing application developers to create their own applications compatible with Sony...

Sony Xperia Z2 Smart Social Camera and Addons Ported to Xperia Devices Running CM11

It's often enjoyable to experience another device's software package on your existing hardware. Because of this, it's quite common to see applications and even complete ROMs ported from one device to another---and one of the most popular device-specific apps to port is the camera app. You may recall that not too long ago, we talked about how the...