SONY Posts on XDA

Sony Xperia XA Ultra Simple Rooting Guide

Remember those days when rooting was a simple set of steps that anyone with basic computing knowledge could follow? Pepperidge Farm XDA Developers remembers, and especially XDA Senior Member rrvuhpg who has kindly put together a very easy-to-follow rooting guide for Sony's phablet, the Xperia XA Ultra. Every device manufacturer has its own set of quirks and hoops...

TWRP Available for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

TWRP is used for a lot of custom modifications on Android devices, it's an essential tool for all XDA users, and now an unofficial port has been released for the Xperia XZ Premium. XDA Recognized Developer Myself5 just released their work to the community this week and it can be found in our Xperia XZ Premium forum....

Android 7.0 Nougat Rollout Stops for the Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra

Today, Sony has confirmed that it's officially stopped the Android 7.0 Nougat update for both the Xperia XA and XA Ultra. The update was released a little more than a week ago, but users were quick to report that they weren't seeing the update on their devices. According to Sony, the update has temporarily been put...

Sony’s Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet, and Z5 Series Get Updated to Android 7.1.1

Despite the fact that we're expecting Android O to be officially released within the next three months, there are still plenty of Android devices out there that are not running the latest version of the OS (Android 7.1). Google and other OEMs have gotten better and better over the years at making sure all current flagship...

Sony Will Demo 3D Biometric Facial Recognition at MWC Shanghai

MWC Shanghai will be taking place this week from June 28th to July 1st and Sony will be there to show off some new technology they've been working on. The trend of biometric authentication has been on the rise within the smartphone industry ever since more OEMs started using fingerprint scanners. We've seen Samsung add...

Sony Announced PlayLink for Local Multiplayer Gaming On Mobile

Sony has announced PlayLink at E3 2017. In a nutshell, it's a series of PlayStation 4 games that you can play with your friends using smartphones only. Players can use their devices to play local multiplayer games in the same room. It almost sounds like a blast from the past, reminding us of the era...

Custom Kernel to Add Energy Aware Scheduling to the Xperia Z5 Premium

For those unaware, Energy Aware Scheduling is a modified Linux Power Scheduler system that works for ARM CPUs. Once implemented, the goal is to use less power and in turn have a cooler device (not trivial for an 810 device) that's overall more efficient. Thanks to the work from XDA Recognized Contributor PDesire and XDA Recognized Developer zacharias.maladroit, they...

Sony To Discontinue its “Premium Standard” Line, Re-Focus on Flagships and Affordable Phones

Sony Mobile has confirmed that the company will no longer release "Premium Standard" smartphones. Sony's plan to release smartphones with more affordable prices and almost-flagship specifications might not have worked out, as, devices like the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact didn't reach intended sales targets. The Japanese OEM confirmed the news at its 2017 Investor...

Xperia XZs Added to Sony’s Open Device Program

Sony is doing an excellent job in supporting the developer community. It's been a few years since the Japanese OEM first began releasing device trees, vendor blobs, and kernel sources for its most popular devices. And just yesterday, the company announced that the Sony Xperia XZs has joined the Sony's Open Device Program! As you might know,...

Sony No Longer Looking to Win the Handset Game, has Targets Set on What Comes Next

Sony's recent flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, is a device that gets discussed less than other stalwarts like Samsung's Galaxy S8 and LG's G5. Despite packing in some impressive specifications, smartphones from Sony often lose out because they tend to be priced higher than the competition. It is this pricing and positioning that has led many to...

[MAGISK] How to Enable PS4 Remote Play on Your Android Device and Play with DualShock 4 + Tips & Opinion

If you are lucky enough to own both a PlayStation 4 console and a Sony Xperia smartphone or tablet, then you might be aware of a service available to you: Remote Play, an app that enables you to play PS4 games on your smartphone by streaming it through your console. Now, Remote Play on smartphones is...

Jolla Collaborates with Sony Open Devices to Bring Sailfish OS to Xperia Devices

Jolla's open source Sailfish OS has been able to grab our attention at XDA over the years. The company's mobile software platform recently received certification for both government and corporate use in Russia. The company may have had a few stumbles when it came to fulfilling orders for their tablet hardware, but at least they stepped up and offered refunds...