Posted on Jul 22 2013 - 12:56pm by Ashish Kumar

One of the most amazing feature of Xperia Z camera; Superior Auto Mode and HDR mode definitely makes the 13 MP camera of Xperia Z far better than camera of any other phone. Xperia S, SL users were expecting these settings in the jelly bean update for them, but Sony missed it somehow which was disappointing.

So we have just brought you this tutorial on how to install / port Xperia Z Superior Auto Mode in Xperia S,SL,Ion Camera settings. Check the post below.

How to Install Xperia Z Superior Auto Mode in Xperia S,SL,Ion Camera


  • Phone – Xperia S, SL, Ion – Tested.
  • Jelly Bean is required to port this mode. Xperia S and SL users can use below link to update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware.

How to FlashManually Xperia S, SL 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean World-India Brand ftf file ?

  • Root Access is Needed. Root your Xperia S, SL and Ion before installing this. Check below link for How to Root ?

How to root Xperia S, SL on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 / 6.2.B.0.211 firmware by one click DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit V14 ?

  • Working Recovery is needed. Install CWM recovery v6.0.3.0 on your phone. Check below link.

How to Install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL, Acro S,Xperia Z, ZL Jelly Bean on LOCKED bootloader – Supports other Xperia Devices also.

After confirming all above steps done as mentioned, proceed below.

Xperia Z Superior Auto Mode Working


Before flashing this mod, please backup all your camera settings apks, in case you get any bugs in the mod you can restore it back.

How to Install ?

Download the Xperia Z Superior Auto Mode flashable zip from given below link.

Download I 2.30 MB

  1. Download the above zip file.
  2. Copy it to your phone SD card / internal memory.
  3. Reboot in recovery.
  4. Flash the zip file in recovery. Done 🙂

Above mode is tested in Xperia SL, working great with Xperia Z camera apks 🙂

In case of Black Screen Bug, if faced

In case you are getting a black screen sometimes in while using your camera in Superior Auto Mode, please try installing the below given apks from Xperia Z System.

Try manually installing, if unable to do that, push them in system/app.

Download Xperia Z SemcCameraUI.apk

Download Xperia Z SemcCamera3D.apk

Let us know in case you find some bugs in this Xperia Z Superior Auto Mode mod for Xperia S, SL and Ion. Comment your feedback on this mode, if it worked for you or not.

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23 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. zahir hasan July 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    oh great,
    but will it work on my xperia acro s JB .200 rooted+CWM phone?
    if that so, i will also try then.

    thanks again for giving us these exclusive stuffs.

    • Anurag Kumar July 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      You can try, it may work 😛 It will give no harm to your phone.

      But, please backup all your camera settings apk before using this mod, in case it don’t can go back to original camera settings.

  2. Ramesh July 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Works fine on my XS Jb .211. thanks.

  3. aj July 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    broken link

  4. Ritu July 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Working on XAcro S?

    • Anurag Kumar July 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      yes, it may work 🙂 check above comment..!!!

  5. Nithin July 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Thanks Anurag, Its working fine my XS.

  6. sam July 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    what apk camera name should I backup??? I dont know whether apk names of camera it use else name.. sory my english.. 😉

    • Anurag Kumar July 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm - Reply

      Go to system/app folder via your file explorer and back up all apks which you see are regarding camera.

      do backup these – SemcCameraUI.apk , SemcCamera3D.apk

  7. Bernardo Avila July 24, 2013 at 5:19 am - Reply

    This mod corrects the photos Violet clor xperia S and SL?

  8. Bernardo Avila July 24, 2013 at 5:21 am - Reply

    This mod corrects Photo violet xperia S and SL?

    • Anurag Kumar July 24, 2013 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      yes this mod corrects it and if you install those apks from XZ, all is well then 🙂

  9. shash July 25, 2013 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    i accidently deleted the system files on my xperiaa s camera extension and camera common..cant i work this camera app without those two files??if not how can i install that apps..plz tell me

  10. Arun July 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    I flashed the zip file oly in my xperia sl .211..i get purplish fotos in sup auto mode wen using flash n can i revert back to my original camera app?!

    • Anurag Kumar July 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      yes that’s a bug in XSL JB .211 update.
      Please try setting white balance settings on camera as “Auto” it may reduce some purplish tint on photos.

  11. Arun July 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I have white bal set as auto only..even in that i get high purple tinted fotos.! I installd dis cam mod as soon as I updated to jb.211 from i want to chk if my original cam widout mod is better dan now!!how to revert?!

  12. Jim August 1, 2013 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    What if I install the .apk without root or any customization?

  13. Thanoo October 10, 2013 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    will it work on Sony xperia p??? and do u have an idea to install HDR mode on sony xperia p???

  14. subramanyam November 13, 2013 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    hey can u port xperia z1 camera to xperia S ??

  15. subramanyam November 13, 2013 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    hey anurag, can you please tell how to port xperia Z1 camera to xperia S….???

  16. mahmoud December 1, 2013 at 6:13 am - Reply

    works good on my acro s (Y) thx u

  17. Jean December 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    I worked on my xperia s but I dont see much difference

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