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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...

Sony Xperia M2 Smart Social Camera and Addons Ported to All Xperia Phones Running Jelly Bean or KitKat

The Sony Xperia M2 is Sony's affordable offering for early 2014. While not quite a lust-worthy flagship device like its big brother the Xperia Z2, the M2 is still decently specced, and it offers quite a bit to make it an ideal device for those who don't need the absolute latest and greatest. One of the nice software additions...

Verizon LG G2 Updated to Kit Kat, Sony Xperia Z Ultra Gets Android 4.4.3 Bluetooth Certification – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat has finally arrived on the Verizon LG G2! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement that the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z will receive their KitKat updates in May and...

Tweak Your Xperia Device’s Camera App Yourself

We've come to expect nearly perfect camera performance in our modern day smartphones. If the image quality is just a tad shoddy in one respect, this issue is then multiplied tenfold in our ever so critical eyes. So it’s unfortunate that sometimes a flagship phone's camera quality is not up to snuff, especially if you’ve paid big...

Comprehensive Guide to Making Your Own Xperia Theme

Theming is an art. As such, making a beautiful theme is an extremely time consuming and challenging task. Preparing resources requires countless hours spent in a graphics editor app. Putting everything together into an application isn't easy, but within XDA you'll find a long list of guides and tutorials that help you understand the Android...

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...