Posted on Mar 6 2014 - 4:54pm by Anurag Kumar

Sony introduced new white UI in android 4.3 update on all Xperia smartphones and for many users white background UI was a bit disturbing as it gave rise to yellow hue issue on many phones so many users normally want a black themed UI. We have already shared Xperia Z2 Message, Clock, Email, Calendar app port which has white UI but now XDA dev Rajeev has ported Xperia Z2 black themed Message app on other rooted Xperia smartphones.

So far following Xperia Z2 ports have come up viz. Xperia Z2 Smart call handling feature port, Xperia Z2 Camera apps Addons port – Creative Effects, AR Effect 2.0.4 , Background Defocus 1.1.7, TimeShift Video port and Xperia Z2 KitKat Media apps viz. Movies 6.1.A.0.4 and Walkman 8.1.A.0.4 app port,  Xperia Z2 Phone Answering Machine port and Xperia Z2 What’s New, Movie Creator, Sony Podcast, Simple Home apps port,Xperia Z2 Walkman Music Widget port, Xperia Z2 Home 6.2.1.A.0.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat launcher port, Xperia Z2 KitKat Notes 1.0.4.A.1 and Sketch 1.0.A.4.2 App port, Xperia Z2 Media Sounds and Camera Click Sounds from KitKat port, Xperia Z2 4K video cam app and TimeShift Video app port and Install Xperia Z2 KitKat themes and task killer app port.

To install Xperia Z2 black themed Message app port, you need root on android 4.3 or later versions, working on deodexed ROMS only ( install SuperUser Mod if you can, Xperia Z1 users see here. )

#For Android 4.3 Users Download the below zip file, flash it in recovery and reboot.


Original Xperia Z2 Message app here, in case you need it.

Xperia Z2 black themed Message app

#For Android 4.1.2 Users

First you need to install the new Xperia Z2 Message app for android 4.1.2 by XDA dev jjwrongjj. Flash the below zip file in recovery. It has new Xperia Z2 Message and Calendar app. ( White theme )


Now after installing above zip file, flash back the below given zip file. ( Black theme )


Xperia Z2 Black themed calendar app will be available soon. Let us know guys if it worked on your Xperia handsets running android 4.1.2 and later versions. Drop your comments below.

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  1. Oscar March 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Hi anurag can i upgrade my mobile from z1 to z2 ? Is it a good choice ? i should not ask this question in this post .. sorry for that

    • Anurag Kumar March 6, 2014 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      Well I am not doing that, rather I will wait till September when Sony launches a new H2 Flagship with better processor and a new design ( hopefully will ditch omni-balance design ).

      We don’t even use 50% of Z1’s total performance ability and getting Z2 just for the sake new flagship device don’t seem a good option to me. Well if you have lots of money you can buy Z2 🙂

      I hardly use my Z1 for anything except making calls, browsing internet and it’s hardly 5 months old 😛 Will wait for the time being, though I have used every flagship device from Sony from year 2012, who knows I end up buying Z2 😛 later

      • Oscar March 6, 2014 at 5:20 pm - Reply

        Thanks mate

  2. czaw March 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    how toflash?

  3. Stone March 12, 2014 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Dont work on my Xperia S

  4. Adrian May 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    how can get back to my original stock messaging app whenever i wish to?

  5. amirh8466 September 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Please port time shift video for xperia Z THATSCNOT WORK ON MY XPERIA

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