Posted on Mar 3 2014 - 11:11pm by Anurag Kumar

Xperia Z2 has been announced officially and just a few days after its launch we saw Xperia Z2 System Dump from 17.1.A.0.289 firmware Android 4.4.2 KitKat getting leaked and at the very same moment developers started porting apps from Xperia Z2 System Dump to other Xperia smartphones. We have already seen Xperia Z2 Smart call handling feature getting ported on Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and for some users it worked on other handsets like Xperia SP and Xperia Z also.

Just now XDA dev xperiaz2 has made Xperia Z2 Social Camera apps Addons port for many Xperia smartphones. It includes apps viz. Creative Effects, AR Effect 2.0.4 , Background Defocus 1.1.7. Some works on rooted handsets and some work on non rooted handsets so you need to have CWM to install below port. If ROM is deodexed it would be great.

How to Install Install Xperia Z2 Camera apps Addons

To install given below mentioned apps, you must have Xperia Social Camera app on your device. It can be installed on devices like Xperia Z, Z1, Z Ultra,V,TX, SP, M, L, ZR etc.

Back up your default apps in case you are replacing any with the modded ones.

#For Non-Rooted Handsets

Background Defocus 1.1.7 – At present Background Defocus 1.1.6 app is available on Xperia Z1S and a slight higher version is seen on Xperia Z2.

Download xperiaz2bgdefocusunroot.apk

#For Rooted Handsets

Flash below mentioned file in CWM recovery.


Move apk to System/App , set permissions rw-r-r, reboot.

Download Background Defocus 1.1.7

Download backgrounddefocusxz2.apk

Download Download Background Defocus 1.1.11 [ NEW VERSION ]

Download newbgdefocus.apk

Download Creative Effects

Flash via CWM recovery or manually move apk to System/App , set permissions rw-r-r, reboot.


Download Creative Effects [ NEW VERSION ]

Push in system/app

Download ArtFilterCamera.apk

Download AR Effect 2.0.4

Move apk to System/App , set permissions rw-r-r, reboot.

Download areffectxperiaz2.apk

Download AR Effect  2.0.7 [ NEW VERSION ]

Move apk to System/App , set permissions rw-r-r, reboot.

Download newarffect.apk

Flash AR Effect libraries via CWM recovery.


Xperia Z2 Camera apps port

Download TimesShift Video

Below app is giving FC sometimes, so try it at your own risk as per XDA dev Levered.

Download TimeShiftCamera_test.apk

We hope to see Timeshift Video app and 4K camera ported to Xperia Z1 and other compatible devices very soon.  All credits goes to developer for his hard work on these ports 🙂

If you are getting force close error on any apps, mention it below. Try the above apps and do let us know if they worked on your handset, mention the name of handset also. Drop your comments below.

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

  1. Reg March 4, 2014 at 10:36 am - Reply

    un rooted Background Defocus 1.1.7 works fine on XZ

  2. pushpa March 13, 2014 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Does this wofk in xperia c

  3. nhoxlk March 16, 2014 at 8:34 am - Reply

    link Download die

  4. sanket March 16, 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    as u said Back up your default apps …means which app hav to backup

    • Anurag Kumar March 16, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      the apps which you are replacing, you should always backup your concerned apps which you are replacing with modded ones in case they don’t work you can revert back to originals.

  5. sanket March 16, 2014 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    xsp non rooted

  6. sanket March 17, 2014 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    could not blur background…error pops up

  7. sanket March 17, 2014 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    sorry sorry… works….
    should have steady hand…

  8. sanket March 17, 2014 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    btw thanks a lot

  9. akash March 23, 2014 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    would u please tell me the process of manual installation? will i move files from that zip (Smart social camera) to just system/ ??

  10. Arfan Chatha March 30, 2014 at 12:34 am - Reply

    timeshift video and 4k video is not working on
    Xperia Z1 compact on kitkat

  11. ruchira May 7, 2014 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    is there any possibility to update 4k video official app for sony xperia z1?

  12. hu June 7, 2014 at 10:32 am - Reply

    fail to download,do not know the reason

  13. yazan July 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Can’t download the AR zip

  14. yazan July 29, 2014 at 1:37 am - Reply

    Can not download any zip

  15. william July 31, 2014 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I cent install the timeshift video Please help me!!!!!

  16. stojan October 5, 2014 at 12:12 am - Reply

    4 k and timeshift burst doesnt work on xperia m
    but i have got timeshift burst with apk extractor from xperia z

  17. zameer October 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    can u upload the main sony stock camera UI zip for CM11 M10

  18. navdeep January 18, 2015 at 12:45 am - Reply

    HTC 820 sony cam app not installed

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