Leaked Images of the Sony Xperia Z1s ahead of its official announcement [Teaser]

Just previously we saw a plethora of rumors and leaks about the Xperia Z1 Mini which surfaced up with consistent regularity; and presently we are viewable to itemizations that comprise information about the Xperia Z1f.

With the current trend of releasing shrunken versions of flagship models in a mini version, the new revelation comprises of the same hardware which is quite contradictory development if we consider the presently revealed mini versions of flagship models.Xperia-z1s Continue reading

[How to] Backup/Restore the TA Partition on Sony Xperia devices

Unlocking the bootloader is a very common thing among the HTC and the Sony devices. An unlocked bootloader allows you to flash custom ROMs, custom kernels, etc. However there is one disadvantage of doing it. In case of Sony Xperia devices, you will lose the DRM keys and also the Bravia engine will stop working.

XDA Forum Member rickwyatt has managed a way to prevent this. The DRM keys and the Bravia Engine are present in a TA partition on the device and there is a tool using which you can backup the TA partition. First backup the TA partition, unlock the bootloader and then restore the TA partition. This will keep the DRM keys and the Bravia Engine along with other things in the TA partition intact. Follow the instructions below to backup/restore the TA partition.

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[How to] Install Socialife on All Sony Xperia Android Devices

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A new change was seen in the 2013 Sony Xperia devices. Instead of the usual Timescape social media app, a new app named Socialife was visible. This app is seen on the new Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia L, etc. It is possible to integrate Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google accounts. Socialife was only available for the 2013 Xperia devices.

XDA developer erorcun has ported Socialife to the 2011 and 2012 Xperia line of devices. This app will work on the any stock based Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean ROMs. It has been tried on many devices like Xperia Sola, Xperia U, Xperia Pro, etc. and it has worked without any problem. However, the numerous frustrating bugs and flaws present on the Xperia Tablet S, Z and ZL are still present on 2011 and 2012 Xperias.
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[How to] Install the Xperia Jelly Bean Lock-Screen on ICS Xperia devices

Sony introduced many changes to it’s Jelly Bean devices. One of those changes was a difference in the lock-screen. In the devices before the Jelly Bean OS, the user had to swipe from left to right to unlock the phone. But in the Jelly Bean OS, Sony introduced a change which allowed users to swipe up or down anywhere to unlock the phone.

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[How To] Get Sony Xperia Z home launcher and widgets on your device

Xperia Z is announced to be the latest addition to the Xperia 2013 line up. It’s been only half a month in the year and we already have the leaked and ported Xperia Home launcher ready to be installed on any device. Sony’s Xperia Line up is well known for it’s stylized home launcher. Sony has come up with a new interface for it’s new 2013 Xperia Lineup. Xperia Z being the first in line among many others expected to follow.

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Even before it’s launch the Home Launcher of Xperia Z has been leaked. And thanks to ThilinaC @ XDA Developers for porting the same to a generic form that can be used on any device. The New Interface has resemblance to the older Xperia Lineup home launcher, but still you can sense an added freshness that makes it a treat for the eyes. Here is the tutorial to get the new Xperia Z home launcher on your device.

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Sony releases new Flashtools to ease Flashing Stock Firmware

Sony has a reputation to help the developer community to develop non-stock firmware for their devices. Earlier Sony had launched an official method to unlock bootloaders of their Xperia series of devices. However once unlocked you weren’t able to officially revert back to stock firmware after flashing a custom ROM. Holding on to it’s reputation Sony has launched it’s own official Flashtools to help users with unlocked bootloaders and with custom ROMs to revert back to stock firmware with ease.

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[How to] Flash New Kernel on any Sony Xperia Android Device

Once you unlock your Android’s Bootloader, changing the kernel is one of the many things that you can do with your Smartphone. The kernel is the piece of software that let’s the Android system to communicate with the hardware. Having a custom kernel has many advantages as follows:

  • Overclocking the processor
  • Provision for Undervolting the CPU (for battery saving)
  • Two way call recording
  • Zram script (improves performance)
  • Init.d support (boot time tweaks initialization)

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[How To] Get Xperia Styled Widgets on other Non-Xperia Android Smartphones

Ever envied your friend’s Xperia phone for its Beautiful UI and widgets? Here’s a chance for you to get the same Sony launcher and widgets to beautify your homescreen. The laucher as well as various widgets from Sony Xperia P have been leaked and made available to everyone by our friends at XDA. All credits to ra3al for making this available to everyone.

This MOD is compatible with phones of all resolutions. The MOD is very simple and wouldn’t take up much time; you just have a to install a few APK files! Continue reading