Sony about to release bootloaders allowing booting from the recovery partition

A good news has come for developers working on building custom ROMs and recoveries for Sony Xperia devices, it is expected that Sony Mobile is about to release bootloaders allowing booting from the recovery partition. Earlier there was an issue with the Xperia devices that could not be booted from recovery.

As reported by FXP team, Sony Xperia devices with cortex-A7 processors viz. Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia T3, Xperia E3 and Xperia M2 are the first ones to receive these bootloaders from Sony, more devices to follow up soon as officially Sony has not released a statement on it yet.

How this works?

The bootloaders are live now and can be installed on above mentioned Xperia devices.

Note: This is for bootloader unlocked devices only!

Download Sony’s official FlashTool. Install it. Run it.

Switch off your device, hold volume down key and plug in USB cable into your PC. Green LED will display and your device will be recognized by FlashTool and bootloader upgrade with “Open Devices” name will be available

Sony bootloaders allowing booting from the recovery partition

Once the new bootloader is installed on your device, you are good to go.

It is really a good news for developers working on Xperia devices.

Source – FXP Blog | via – Android Police
Thanks for the tip, Josephnero!

Root Xperia T2 Ultra Dual and Install CWM Recovery 6.0.4.6 on 19.0.D.0.253 firmware

Sony has officially launched Xperia T2 Ultra Dual in many regions and the first 19.0.D.0.253 firmware update has also hit it a few days back. Being a new device development for Xperia T2 Ultra Dual has just been started and before getting launch at global level, Xperia T2 Ultra has been rooted on the latest 19.0.D.0.253 firmware and ClockworkMod recovery ( CWM based ) has been installed on the handset exclusively.

XDA dev DooMLoRD has successfully achieved root on Xperia T2 Ultra Dual and managed to install CWM based recovery on an unlocked bootloader handset. To begin with the process make sure you have unlocked the bootloader on your Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, to unlock bootloader check the official steps from Sony here. Keep in mind unlocking bootloader of your device will void your warranty. Backup your TA partition before unlocking bootloader else you will loose DRM keys; CAMERA working after unlocking bootloader.

Root and Install CWM recovery on Xperia T2 Ultra Dual

Below mentioned is guide only for Xperia T2 Ultra Dual D53XX variants. ( May or may not work on Xperia T2 Ultra Single SIM )

Requirements 

  • Unlock bootloader on Xperia T2 Ultra Dual.
  • 19.0.D.0.253 firmware running.
  • Working FastBoot.

Please follow the given below guide by developer himself in order to avoid any important step, so we are not writing the steps here instead we are providing link back to guide written by dev.

Installing CWM Recovery 6.0.4.6 Steps from Dev DooMLoRD

Xperia T2 Ultra Dual Install CWM Recovery

Now after you are done with installing recovery now it’s time to Root Xperia T2 Ultra Dual.

Root Xperia T2 Ultra Dual Steps by dev DooMLoRD

Root Xperia T2 Ultra Dual

If you find any difficulty do refer to source link at the end of post for more clarifications. Try it guys and let us know if you succeed. Drop your comments below.

Source – XDA

Xperia X10 AOSP Kitkat 4.4.2 Evervolv Es209ra ROM available now

Xperia X10, legendary Sony Ericsson device which seems forgotten by the developers and discontinued by the manufacturer has come back with a bang, guess what AOSP Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM is now available for it. Xperia X10 features 384 MB total RAM in system which disregards the essential requirement of running KitKat 4.4.2 version, as it needs atleast 512 MB RAM for perfect installtion.

XDA user Tof37  has come up with the first of its kind Xperia X10 AOSP Kitkat 4.4.2 ROM which has successfully booted on many users handset, though it is still pre-alpha 1 stage so it has a lot many bugs and some essential features are obviously not working.

Download Xperia X10 AOSP Kitkat 4.4.2 Evervolv Es209ra ROM

You need to unlock the bootloader on Xperia X10 before trying the ROM and if you don’t know about installing customs ROMs much then stay away from it for the time being.

Download Evervolv-Es209ra-Kitkat-alpha1-pmemversion.ftf

Below you can see a short list of features working.

  • GSM and Data is working at some level.
  • Clock, settings and launcher is working fine. ( FC on changing wallpaper ). Third party launchers are successfully installed.
  • Phone app dials perfectly but audio drivers seems missing so mic not working.
  • Phone’s browser can load sites connected to data.
  • Quick settings options is there.

SD card and Camera is not working.

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 ROM AOSP

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Kernel Details

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Boot

Xperia X10 KitKat About Phone

Xperia X10 KitKat Homescreen

Xperia X10 KitKat Wallpapers

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Phone Dialing app

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Quick Settings Options

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Total 219 MB RAM

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Browser Loads

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 Camera not working

AnTuTu benchmark was run on Xperia X10 on AOSP Kitkat 4.4.2 Evervolv Es209ra ROM and it scored 3045 points

Xperia X10 KitKat 4.4.2 AnTuTu Benchmark

If you still own Xperia X10 and willing to test the above mentioned KitKat ROM then you can, but remember essential phone functions are still not working so better wait for some stable release from the concerned developer. Check the source link at end of post for more info on Xperia X10 AOSP Kitkat 4.4.2 Evervolv Es209ra ROM.

Excited Xperia X10 users, let us know. Drop your comments below.

[ Source – XDA ]

Xperia Z1 Compact CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies – 4.4.2 KitKat available

CyanogenMod 11 based on android 4.4.2 KitKat was already released for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z Ultra Google Play Edition a lot ago and now CyanogenMod 11 has hit Xperia Z1 Compact. Sony has already mentioned that they will be rolling android 4.4.2 KitKat for Xperia Z family and soon Xperia Z1 Compact will be getting it but if you are tired of waiting already and want to enjoy the stock android experience on your Xperia Z1 Compact here is your solution; CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies.

Xperia Z1 Compact CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies are available for download and you can test it on your device. As this is very early phase of CyanogenMod 11 ROM so experiencing bugs and other issues is natural. You need to unlock bootloader on your Xperia Z1 Compact before installing this.

We are including the latest Xperia Z1 Compact CyanogenMod 11 NightlyROM below, for other versions check the CyanogenMod 11 Amami download page. You need to flash Google Apps package separately after flashing the below mentioned ROM.

Download cm-11-20140317-NIGHTLY-amami.zip 

Other stable version of Xperia Z1 Compact CyanogenMod 11 will be released later, so keep on checking the download page if you are about to install the ROM till Sony rolls android 4.4.2 KitKat officially.

Excited Xperia Z1 Compact users, let us know if you are about to test CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies on your handset. Drop your comments below




Xperia Z2 D6503 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf Leaked – 4.4.2 KitKat

Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat testing 17.1.A.0.289 firmware build’s system dump was leaked as soon the phone was launched by Sony officially and till date we have seen so many ports related to Xperia Z2 KitKat apps and features which will not be available on other Xperia smartphones for some time on official KitKat update.

Just now Xperia Z2 D6503 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf has been leaked which is the most recent build for Xperia Z2 till yesterday when we saw new 17.1.A.2.36 firmware getting certified on PTCRB. Leaked Xperia Z2 17.1.A.1.2 firmware is of ‘Commercial and Journalist’ Version not the retail 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf which will be available to regular Xperia Z2 users after the phone is officially launched in market.

Download Xperia Z2 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf

Download the below mentioned 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf, it has no CDA.

Download [email protected]
[ Key – BQsj0rAPlWvlwzuMZi1tWTMG1lt1-mrwQCVltLiZVGk ]

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.1.2 firmware

In order to flash above 17.1.A.1.2 firmware ftf on your Xperia Z2 you need to download the latest version of FlashTool  v0.9.14.0

Download flashtool-0.9.14.0-windows.exe 
[ via – Androxyde | FlashTool.net ]

Below you can see the software info of Xperia Z2 on 17.1.A.1.2 firmware.

Software Version – 1278-4770_17.1.A.1.2 | Cust – 1279-0989_R3A

Xperia Z2 17.1.A.1.2 firmware - Software Info

If you are interested in developing apps from Xperia Z2 17.1.A.1.2 firmware then apps and framework have been shared below. Download it and start developing.

Download Z2_17.1.A.1.2_freamwok&apps_deodex.rar
[ Key – 8xOZroOgQ2Vv6jhBJSuYqK4PZRjAOE4e26HLmcuUhRM ]

If you have retail Xperia Z2 already you can try flashing the firmware ftf if you want to. Let us know if you do so. Drop your comments below.

[ Source – [email protected]XDA | XDA ] Thanks Rimas 🙂

Install Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation on Xperia Z1

Now days we are seeing too many cross device development regarding Sony Xperia smartphones where almost all Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat apps and features are ported to other Xperia devices. As you all know most of the mods and ports need rooted phone and recovery installed so users please do it if you haven’t done it yet. Today we present you Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation for Xperia devices.

XDA dev iamkani and Abbyjeet has ported this Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation and it works great. Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation has 1280×720 resolution so it can be used on other Xperia smartphones also but resolution may be an issue. Do back up your original bootanimation.zip file from system/media folder and follow the instructions given below.

Download the Ironman Jarvis bootanimation.zip file from given below link and copy it in system/media folder and reboot.

Download bootanimation.zip

Below you can see the Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation preview on Xperia Z1.

Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation

Xperia Z1 Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation

Do try the below mods also if you want.

Xperia Z2 Live Wallpaper 1.0.A.0.9 version for NON ROOTED devices

Install Xperia Robocop custom theme on Android 4.3 devices

Let us know if Xperia Z1 Ironman Jarvis Boot Animation worked on your device specifically if you are trying it on another device other than Xperia Z1. Drop your comments below.

FreeXperia brings Xperia M CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 FXP309 build

Sony recently certified 15.4.A.0.21 firmware for Xperia M which is speculated as Android 4.3 update but the chances of getting official Sony Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on Xperia M is very less and in the meantime FreeXperia Team has decided to support Xperia M CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 development and first FXP309 build has come up now.

Xperia M  CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 FXP309 build is now available for download and Xperia M users can test it if they want to taste the android 4.4.2 KitKat flavor on their device. You need to unlock the bootloader to install CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 FXP309 build on Xperia M. Unlocking bootloader voids the warranty.

XDA Dev PecanCM started a lot ago on bringing CyanogenMod to Xperia M and now here it comes.

Xperia M FXP309 Build

Download Xperia M CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 FXP309 build from below. It is especially for Xperia M ( Nicki ) , not for Xperia M Dual.

Download FXP309-cm-11-20140302-UNOFFICIAL-nicki.zip

We hope to see some more low end Sony devices like Xperia E to get support from FreeXperia Team so that they can also enjoy the CyanogenMod on their devices.

Check the official thread by XDA dev here.

Let us know Xperia M users, if you have tried this CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 FXP309 build on your device. Drop your comments below.

Install Xperia Z2 What’s New, Movie Creator, Sony Podcast, Simple Home apps on Xperia devices

Xperia Z2’s many KitKat features and apps have been ported to other Xperia smartphones running android 4.3+ today 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 on rooted Xperia smartphones and Xperia Z2 Phone Answering Machine port.

Now a few more Xperia Z2 KitKat apps like What’s New, Movie Creator 1.1.A.0.1 version, Sony Podcast 1.1.A.0.0 version, Simple Home 1.0 version have been ported to Xperia devices booth rooted as well as unrooted devices by XDA Dev Levered. Unrooted Xperia Smartphone users running android 4.3+ can now install atleast below mentioned 4 Xperia Z2 KitKat apps.

Download Xperia Z2 KitKat apps

Below mentioned 4 files work on both rooted as well as unrooted devices. Install like a normal apk.

Download Xperia Z2 What’s New app

Download SonyEntrance.apk 

Access “What’s New” app from the app drawer like you launch Google Now.

Xperia Z2 What's New app

Download Xperia Z2 Movie Creator app

Movie Creator 1.1.A.0.1 version

Download Movie Creator.apk

Go to Album app, select any movie and then you will see below an option to edit movies like you can trim them or slow any portion of it.

Xperia Z2 Movie Creator 1.1.A.0.1 version

Download Xperia Z2 Simple Home Launcher

Simple Home 1.0 version

Download SimpleHome.apk

Now you can access to Xperia Home launcher, Simple Home is such a launcher.

Xperia Z2 Simple Home 1.0 version

Xperia Z2 Simple Home Launcher

Xperia Simple Home Launcher

Download Xperia Z2 Sony Podcast app

Sony Podcast 1.1.A.0.0 version

Download SomcPodcast.apk

You can access this app from new Movies 6.1.A.0.4 app only.

#For Rooted users

If any of above is not installing or giving FC, flash the below mentioned files.

Download Media Apps Lib v2.zip

As soon as more Xperia Z2 KitKat apps and features are ported we will post them here, stay tuned till then 🙂 They worked fine on non-rooted Xperia Z1, Xperia SP, Z, you can also try on Xperia ZR, ZL, Z Ultra, L, M, C etc. Great work by Levered once again 🙂

Do let us know if above apps worked on your handset especially nonrooted users. Drop your comments below.

Install Xperia Z2 Phone Answering Machine port on Xperia Smartphones

We have seen so many Xperia Z2 features and apps getting ported till now like 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 on rooted Xperia smartphones but now comes the most interesting one of all i.e. Xperia Z2 Phone Answering Machine port.

XDA dev Levered has made this Xperia Z2 Phone Answering Machine port and it is working fine on Xperia SP, though will work on other rooted Xperia Smartphones also. Let’s see how you can install this port. It works only for devices featuring android 4.3 or above.

To install Xperia Z2 Phone Answering Machine port, your device must be rooted. Download the below mentioned file.

Download Phone Z2.zip

Extract it and push SemcPhone.apk in System/App folder and then navigate to System/etc folder and extract the all content of etc folder of above downloaded zip folder in in System/etc.

Xperia Z2 Phone Answering Machine port

Make a backup of everything you add and replace or you may end up getting bootloop if done anything wrong. Check the official thread by Developer on XDA for any doubt. All credits to Levered for his hard work 🙂

Try it fellas and let us know if it worked on your device or not. Drop your comments below.

Install Xperia Z2 Movies 6.1.A.0.4, Walkman 8.1.A.0.4 app on Rooted Devices

Process of porting apps from Xperia Z2 has already begun and it started with Xperia Z2 Smart call handling feature getting ported for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. A moment ago we saw Xperia Z2 Camera apps Addons port – Creative Effects, AR Effect 2.0.4 , Background Defocus 1.1.7 on various rooted Xperia smartphones. TimeShift Video and 4K Camera app port is not yet available for the time being.

We shared a lot before Xperia Z2 Movies 6.1.A.0.4 and Walkman 8.1.A.0.4 app but it didn’t work on any devices and now XDA dev niaboc79 has made possible installation of Xperia Z2 Movies 6.1.A.0.4 and Walkman 8.1.A.0.4 app on any rooted Xperia Smartphone.

Xperia Z2 Movies 6.1.A.0.4 app / Walkman 8.1.A.0.4

You need android 4.3 jelly bean to install them. It may work on lower version but not tested yet and may have an issue with resolution. It should worked perfect on Xperia Z1, Z, ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, SP, L, M, C.

Download below mentioned zip file,  it has old Album version also; no need to install it. Either flash the whole zip in recovery of extract it and push each apk manually in System/App, set permissions rw-r-r and reboot.

Download Xperia_Z2_Medias_Apps.zip

Flash Media apps libraries in recovery [ via XDA dev Levered ]

Download Media Apps Lib v2.zip

Xperia Z2 Movies 6.1.A.0.4 app

Xperia Z2 Walkman 8.1.A.0.4 app

We also have Walkman 8.1.A.0.6 app working, will share it soon.

Download Latest Walkman 8.1.A.0.6, Photo Editor

Let us know if above Xperia Z2 Media apps worked on your Xperia smartphone. Drop your comments below.

Install Xperia Z2 Camera apps port – Creative Effects, AR Effect 2.0.4 , Background Defocus 1.1.7

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.

Download XperiaZ2SmartSocialCamera.zip

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 XperiaZ2CreativeEffect.zip

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.

Download XperiaZ2AREffectLibs.zip

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.

Install Xperia Z2 Smart call handling port on Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact

A few moments ago we shared Xperia Z2 System Dump from Android 4.4.2 KitKat 17.1.A.0.289 firmware and the development process has begun already. XDA Dev RyokoN has ported Xperia Z2 Smart call handling feature on Xperia Z1 and it works fine. Your Xperia Z1 needs to have root in order to install this port.

Xperia Z2 Smart call handling features lets users answer the calls without touching the screen, to answer the calls bring the phone near to ear, to reject the calls just shake the device and silent the phone by just placing it face-down. Check the Xperia Z2 Smart call handling port installation steps from below.

How to install Xperia Z2 Smart call handling port

Note :- Confirmed working on Xperia Z1, Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 Compact.

Download below mentioned both files.

Download Intelli_signed.zip – Flashable Zip

Download Gesture.2.apk – Installable App

  • Flash the Intelli_signed.zip file on your device in recovery.
  • Install the Gesture.2.apk.
  • Open the Gesture app and enable it.

Xperia Z2 Smart call handling port

It’s done now you are ready to use Xperia Z2 Smart call handling port on your Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact.

Let us know if the above Xperia Z2 Smart call handling port worked on your Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. Drop your comments below.

Install Xperia Z2 battery icon SystemUI Mod on Xperia SP

As you all know Sony has used a new horizontal all white battery icon in Xperia Z2 KitKat firmware which has got mixed response from the users; now can be installed on Xperia SP. XDA Dev Levered has modded the SystemUI.apk for Xperia SP so that Xperia Z2 battery icon can be installed on Xperia SP. It is a mod from Xperia Z2 original KitKat SystemUI and only to be installed on Xperia SP.

To install it on your Xperia SP, it must be rooted, just download the below mentioned file and push it in system/media/app folder and replace it with the available file. Set correct permissions rw-r-r and do reboot. Kindly make a backup of original file before replacing it with the modded one.

Download Xperia Z2 battery icon SystemUI Mod

Note: Only for Xperia SP rooted users, do no try it on other devices.!

Download SystemUI.apk

Check the preview of Xperia Z2 battery icon SystemUI Mod on Xperia SP below.

Xperia Z2 battery icon on Xperia SP

Bugs: Power saver and charging icon is still old one.

Let us know if that works for you on your Xperia SP. Drop your comments below in case of any doubts.

Download Xperia Z2 System/Media/Apps Apks and Odex files – System Dump coming soon

Today we have posted a lot many stuffs from Xperia Z2 starting from Xperia Z2 Lockscreen Wallpapers and then Xperia Z2 Live Wallpaper which was for rooted handset only and lastly we posted Xperia Z2 Album 5.4.A.0.22, Movies 6.1.A.0.16, Walkman 8.1.A.0.6, Video Unlimited 10.0.A.0.3 Apps from KitKat firmware which were not working because of some odex and deodex file issue and just now we got our hands on more Xperia Z2 System Media apps which have many apps from Xperia Z2 Camera also.

We have uploaded below some files like from Xperia Z2 Camera – TimeShiftCamera.apk, BGDefocus.apk, SuperVideoCamera.apk, Videos.apk, SomcCameraWidget.apk, SemcPhone.apk, SemcCameraUI.apk, SemcEamil,apk, Music.apk. In addition to these files for all developers who need them to work on regular devices can have below mentioned associated odex files.

NOTE :- Below mentioned files and apks are for Developers only, don’t try them if you don’t know what you are doing 😛

Download above mentioned files from below link.

Download Xperia Z2 KitKat Media Apps.rar

Download Xperia Z2 Odex files – ArtFilterCamera.odex, bgdefocus.odex, SemcAlbum.odex, SemcEmail.odex, SemcMusic.odex, SemcPhone.odex, SemcVideo.odex, TimeshiftCamera.odex from below link.

Download  Xperia Z2 Apps Odex file.zip

Download Xperia Z2 SemcCameraUI.odex SomcCameraWidget.odex files from below link.

Download  Xperia Z2 Camera apps odex files.zip

You can now download Xperia Z2 Lifelog app but it don’t work on handsets right now.

Download Xperia Z2 Lifelog apk version 0.9.A.00

Download SomcLifeLog.apk

We are trying to get our hands on other files so that developers can start building apps for other devices also. Xperia Z2 4K Camera app apk ( if it is present ) and Creative Effect Camera apk we will soon post with odex files. We can’t post Xperia Z2 system/framework folder neither any .jar files for the time being.

If any developer need some other files do leave a comment we will try to bring it. Drop your comments below. All developers can continue this discussion here over XDA thread, we have created.

Download FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack v1.3 – Windows Drivers for all Xperia smartphones


A great work from XDA developer community has come in form of FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack, legendary XDA developer “DooMLoRD” has released FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack for windows based PC which are compatible with almost every Xperia smartphone present around ( from 2011-2012-2013 ). Users always had trouble in finding correct drivers for their devices but not now as you can get them all in one place.

As mentioned by “DooMLoRD” this FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack will be updated regularly as when new drivers are released for any Xperia smartphone from Sony and current latest build reads as v1.3, for the time being they are only compatible with windows PC now.

FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack

Below mentioned devices are now compatible with FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack v1.3, dated today.

Common Flash mode drivers (s1boot) for all Xperia devices
Common Fastboot mode drivers (s1download) for all Xperia devices
Common ADB drivers for Mogami and Zeus board devices based on MSM7x30/MSM8x55 chipset: Xperia ARC, ARC S, NEO, Acro, Mini, Mini Pro, PRO, Ray, Neo V, Active, Neo L
Common ADB drivers for Fuji board devices based on MSM8660 chipset: Xperia S, SL, ion, Acro HD, Acro S
Common ADB drivers for RioGrande board based on STE-NovaThor-U8500 chipset: Xperia Sola, P, U, GO
Common ADB drivers for Fuji board devices based on MSM8660 chipset: Xperia S, SL, ion, Acro HD, Acro S
Common ADB drivers for Blue1.0 board devices based on MSM8960 chipset: Xperia SX, TX, GX, T, TL
Common ADB drivers for Blue3.0 board devices based on MSM8960 chipset: Xperia SX, TX, GX, T, TL, V, AX, VL
Common ADB drivers for Lagan, Fusion3 board devices based on APQ8064 chipset: Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, ZQ, A, UL, Tablet Z
Common ADB drivers for JDM-Platform board devices based on MSM7225A/MSM7227A chipset: Xperia Tipo, Tipo Dual, Miro, J, E, E Dual
Common ADB drivers for Nicky board devices based on MSM8227 chipset: Xperia M, M Dual
Common ADB drivers for Viskan board devices based on MSM8960T chipset: Xperia SP
Common ADB drivers for Taoshan board devices based on MSM8230 chipset: Xperia L
Common ADB drivers for Rhine board devices based on MSM8974 chipset: Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z1s
Common ADB drivers for Tianchi board devices based on MSM8928 chipset: Xperia T2 Ultra, T2 Ultra Dual
Common ADB drivers for Shinano board devices based on MSM8974AB chipset: Xperia D65xx, other unannounced devices
Xperia X8, Xperia X10, Xperia X10 mini
Xperia Arc, Play, Neo, Acro (IS11S, SO-02C)
Xperia Pro, Ray, Ray (SO-03C)
Xperia P, U, Sola
Xperia S, SL, NX, Acro HD
Xperia Acro HD (IS12S, SO-03D), Xperia Acro S
Xperia GX (SO-04D), Xperia SX
Xperia TX, VL
Xperia Z (SO-02E), Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra (SGP3xx) (including WiFi Only SGP412, SOL24), Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition, Xperia Z1 f SO-02F
Xperia UL, Xperia A
Xperia Z1 Compact

From below you can download FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack

Download Flashtool-drivers-1.3-20140209.exe | 14 MB

FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack v1.3

Your device may not be listed above but drivers of another variant of same device will work.

Well keep on checking the drivers list whenever they are updated. We hope this FlashTool Xperia Driver Pack will settle the complaints of many Xperia smartphone users who were complaining that drivers of their phones were not available in FlashTool drivers list. Drop your comments below.

[ Source – XDA ]

Download Android 4.3 Leaked ROM for Xperia SP and Xperia T

In our previous post we mentioned that Xperia SP Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware screenshots and Xperia T LT30p Android 4.3 9.2.A.0.278 firmware screenshots have been leaked and guess what now both Xperia SP and Xperia T features the same UI, same Sony smart camera app and new Xperia themes what other members of Xperia Z family are enjoying.

Well leaks comes from XDA legendary developer “DooMLoRD” who first mentioned that system dump for the above firmware may not be available but guess what now it is available and you can download on your Xperia SP and Xperia T and enjoy the flavor of Android 4.3 before Sony releases it officially. As per DooMLoRD, these are internal testing firmwares for brown ( developer ) devices and now he has managed to get them boot onto red ) production devices.

UPDATE – 11 FEB ]

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware Android 4.3 Rolling Now Officially – Install it / Flash it manually.

Download Leaked Xperia SP Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 ROM

On android 4.3 Xperia SP will feature 12.1.A.0.256 firmware build and moreover many news features and app which are pretty cool. To install below mentioned ROM, you need to have your bootloader unlocked which will void the warranty.

Download SP-4.3_leak_256-DooMLoRD.zip | 705 MB

Installation Steps here from XDA Developer DooMLoRD

Xperia SP Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware Screenshots Leaked

Check the screenshots below what this ROM will fetch you.

Xperia SP Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware Screenshots Leaked

Download Leaked Xperia T LT30p Android 4.3 9.2.A.0.278 ROM

On android 4.3 Xperia T, TX and Xperia V will feature 9.2.A.0.278 firmware build which too smooth and without any lags. To install below mentioned ROM, you need to unlock your bootloader first which voids the warranty.

Download T-4.3_leak_278-DooMLoRD.zip | 663 MB

Installation Steps here from XDA Developer DooMLoRD

Xperia T LT30p Android 4.3 9.2.A.0.278 firmware - About Phone

Check the screenshots below what this ROM will fetch you.

Xperia T LT30p Android 4.3 9.2.A.0.278 firmware Screenshots Leaked

If Xperia SP and Xperia T users are very keen to try the android 4.3 firmware, they can download above ROM and install it on their respective devices carefully. Firmware ftf is still not available.

If you want to wait for official android 4.3 firmware to land, just wait for sometime, it’s official release is very near now. Drop your comments if you have tried above ROM.

How to Install White Balance App on Xperia Z1 to remove Yellow Hue

Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.290 firmware update has landed on Xperia Z1 finally yesterday which fixed the camera breaking bootloader issue and brought new Xperia themes and smooth UI. Besides that yellow hue issue is still present on Xperia Z1 for many users and they are complaining again that Sony still not calibrated the display for better whites. If you don’t know what “Yellow Hue Issue” on Xperia Z1 is exactly do check our detailed report on that issue.

Xperia Z1 Yellow Hue Tint Issue on Screen Display

POOR Sony Service Center support on Xperia Z1 Yellow Hue Tint Issue on Display Screen

Is it a hardware issue or software issue, debate still continues while one stock Sony app “White Balance” can get rid of it which was seen in Xperia Z first. It is strange that Sony has neglected keeping this app on Xperia Z1, don’t know why. Well till now no one came up with any port of installing white balance app on Xperia Z1 but now it has come finally 🙂

XDA dev “RyokoN” has ported white balance app from NTT DoCoMo Xperia Z1 (SO-01F) on Xperia Z1.

How to Install White Balance app on Xperia Z1 ?

  • You need Rooted and Recovery installed on Xperia Z1. ( It don’t work on non-rooted phones )
  • Download Z1_White_Balance.zip
  • Flash above zip file in recovery.

How to Install White Balance App on Xperia Z1 to remove Yellow Hue (2)

It’s done now 🙂 Now adjust the white balance settings according to your level of yellow hue on Xperia Z1 screen.

A good news came, Sony Xperia support staff member Rickard says that “White Balance settings in Xperia Z1 is planned for an update due in January 2014“. When we asked him which update he is referring to Android 4.3 or Android 4.4 ? He refused to answer on this issue.

White Balance App on Xperia Z1

Do try installing the above white balance app on your Xperia Z1 and if it is working smoothly for you, do let us know in comments section whether you are still facing yellow hue issue on Xperia Z1 after using white balance app also.

[ via – XDA , Sony Talk Forum ]

Sony releases Android 4.4.1 AOSAP binaries for Xperia L,S,Z,ZL,Tablet Z

Officially it might take very long to get android 4.4 KitKat update on already mentioned Xperia devices from Sony but Xperia devices have recently got love from many developers. XDA devs have contributed for almost every Xperia device to get unofficially CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat build on them even the 2011 Xperia devices have got it.

In past Sony has released AOSP binaries for Xperia Z, ZL and Tablet Z and now Xperia L and Xperia S have been added to the list. Yes Sony has officially released  Android 4.4 AOSAP binaries for Xperia L, S , Z, ZL, Tablet Z. Build available is KRT16O.S3.1044 ( android 4.4 KitKat ).

If you are a developer or want to contribute in making AOSP ROMs for above mentioned devices, download the binaries and start developing today 🙂

AOSP for Xperia  L – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia L
AOSP for Xperia L project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  Z – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia Z
AOSP for Xperia L project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  ZL – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia ZL
AOSP for Xperia ZL project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  Tablet Z – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia Tablet Z
AOSP for Xperia Tablet Z project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  S – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia S
AOSP for Xperia S project on GitHub.

We hope to see some great builds from developer community for all above devices and hope more will be added soon. It is pretty weird Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra is missing from the list. Probably after android 4.3 update on Xperia Z1, broken camera bug after unlocking the bootloader on Xperia Z1 will be fixed.

Are you excited Xperia L and Xperia S users, drop your comments.

How to use “adb sideload” method to manually update Nexus device without rooting or using custom recovery ?

Android 4.4 KitKat came and then its bug fixing android 4.4.1 KOT49E update came for Google Nexus 4, 5 and on Nexus 7 2013 ( Wi-Fi, LTE model ), Nexus 10 tablet. It was in actual rolled to update some major issues on Google Nexus 5 especially it’s camera app and in process of that Google also rolled for above mentioned devices.

Well there may be a case that you don’t receive any OTA update notification for an update ( even it is released for a long time ) in that case you need to manually flash the update package file on your respective device which Google release normally after an update everytime. Today we will tell you how to use “adb sideload” method to manually update Nexus device without rooting or using custom recovery ?

How to use “adb sideload” method to manually update Nexus device ?

It is “STANDARD” guide, which can be used on any Nexus device like Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus10 to update it manually.

We are considering that you are on stock android ROM and have unlocked/locked bootloader.

NOTE :- No need of Rooting or custom recovery in this process. In recovery “volume buttons” are used to navigate and “power button” to select.

  • You must have the latest version of “adb“. Download it from given below link and then extract on your PC.

Download Platform-Tools.zip | 1.10 Mb

  • Download the respective OTA package of your device ( ex like OTA.zip ). Rename the file as “update.zip“. Place it in same folder “Platform-Tools” as where “adb” is placed.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device, to do that go to settings >developer options > enable USB Debugging. After enabling it, connect your device to PC.
  • Now navigate back to same folder “Platform-Tools” and in above folder directory path type “cmd” and press enter option.

How to use adb sideload method to manually update Nexus device

  • Command Prompt box should open now, Is it ? If yes, proceed below…

use adb sideload method to manually update Nexus device

  • Type “adb devices”. You will see your device listed on the command prompt screen as shown below.
  • Type the command “adb reboot recovery“.

Rebooting Nexus in adb recovery mode

  • Your respective nexus device will now reboot in recovery. Device reboots, see Google white logo ? Yes, good.
  • As device reboots in recovery you will notice an android laying down with a black exclamation mark inside red logo and “No command” written below it, exactly at that moment “press power and volume up button together” and release them. Now you are in stock recovery of your device. List of four menus will be displayed.

Stock Recovery Option in Nexus 7 2013 Android 4.4 KRT16S

  • Menu Appears ? Yes, then select “apply update from adb” by using volume down button and press power button to select it.
  • Now in your PC’s command prompt box, type command “adb sideload update.zip“. This will load the file and updating process begins.
  • As soon as update finishes reboot the device.

Note :- To avoid the error of “adb sideload device not found”. As when connected your device to PC after enabling USB debugging, Navigate to “Platform-Tools” folder and open command prompt and type command “adb devices“, if your device is successfully connected you will get a result like your <device serial number> device.

What if installation fails ?

If installation of update.zip file fails in sideload  method then don’t panic, just press power button for a while until device turns off and then press again to reboot it normal mode.

We sincerely hope that by following above steps you will be able to successfully update your nexus device. If you are stuck on any step, just leave a comment we will help you out.

As android 4.4.1 KOT49E update packages are already out and if you are looking to update your Google Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 then you can download the update packages from below.

Drop your comments below if you need any help regarding updating your Nexus device manually by using adb sideload method, we will sure help you.

Xperia S Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat from HoloUI Team

As when many Xperia devices all from 2011 to 2013 lineup are getting unofficial CyanogenMod 11 android 4.4 KitKat builds from many Xperia developers, Xperia S users were asking when a ROM will come for their devices. Here it comes, HoloUI team has created an Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat for Xperia S exclusively though in alpha stage working smooth.

Previously we have seen Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat build coming for Xperia 2011 Devices from LegacyXperia Project and for Xperia Z1, Z,  ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, T, V, Go, P, Sola, U, SP, Tablet Z; many builds from which coming from FreeXperiaTeam. Now almost every Xperia device have got Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat build except for Xperia Ion.

As per HoloUI team, ROM is still in alpha stage, if you want to try it you can. Installing such ROMs require you to unlock the bootloader of phone. Keep in mind to have  a backup of the DRM keys before unlocking the bootloader for safety.

ROM Details

  • Android – 4.4 KitKat
  • Kernel – 3.4.0
  • Version Number – HoloUI-4.4-Alpha_1

Bugs

Video playback is still an issue and Force close error on many games.

What is working ?

Camera, Sound, Mobile Data, W-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Voice calls etc are working fine.

If you are interested in installing this ROM, have a look into developer thread for more details.

Xperia S Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat Dev Thread

Screenshots 

P.S. There is a slight dispute going on this ROM as it is built from RaymanFX 4.4 source so the XDA dev has asked Xperia S users to wait for a bit for his Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat build for Xperia S and consider this ROM as temporary OpenSEMC pre-pre-preview, it’s you wish to got with which dev.

If you have installed this ROM, let us know how was your experience…

Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 for Xperia 2011 Devices from LegacyXperia Project

Future of Android 4.4 KitKat firmware update on Xperia 2011 devices is totally dark officially and even on 2012 Xperia devices, it is in shadow so far. In the meantime developer community has been a lot friendly as recently we saw unofficial CyanogenMod 11 coming up for various  devices viz. Xperia Z1, Z,  ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, T, V, Go, P, Sola, U, SP, Tablet Z; many builds from which coming from FreeXperiaTeam.

For Xperia 2011 devices viz. Xperia Arc/Arc S, Neo, Neo V, Pro, Mini Pro, Active, Mini, Ray, Live with Walkman; LegacyXperia Project Team has come up with unofficial CyanogenMod 11 now. As tested by many users, ROMs are pretty much stable only a few things are not working.

If you want to try Android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod build on your above mentioned device then you should know that installing such ROMs require you to unlock the bootloader of phone. Keep in mind to have  a backup of the DRM keys before unlocking the bootloader for safety.

Click on below links to visit the ROMs development page from “LegacyXperia Project Team”.

Detailed instructions for installing the ROM and bugs tracking are mentioned on below development pages.

Check below screenshots from the ROM.

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Check screenshots below.

As many of the ROMs are still in alpha stage but are working stable so you can try them, do read the development thread completely before flashing the ROM.

Let us know if you have tried any of above, drop your comments below.