Sony Xperia Z1 was released in September 2013. Xperia Z1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. The 5″ TFT display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is manufactured utlising Sony’s Bravia technology. Internal storage comes in at 16GB, with a further 64GB available with microSD. Z1 has a 20.7MP sensor, Sony’s in-house G lens and image processing algorithms, called BIONZ.

Android, being an open source OS, loads of mods are available for the devices. XDA developers have come with one such mod for the Xperia Z1 which will increase the brightness of the LED significantly. Follow the guide below to try it out on your device.


Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!

Pre-requisites and Backing up your Android device:



  1. Download the LED Brightness zip file and transfer it to your device.
  2. Now boot in to the Custom Recovery.
  3. Go to “Wipe cache partition” and clear the cache.
  4. Now go to “Advanced options” and delete the dalvik cache.
  5. Go to “Install custom zip” and select LED Brightness file.
  6. After a few seconds the process will be completed. Just reboot the phone.

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