Latest updates

On this page you find the latest updates to our AOSP projects. We will continuously add news, so stay tuned!


2016-06-29: AOSP Marshmallow Experimental binaries for Android 6.0 and updated build guide added.

2016-04-22: AOSP Marshmallow binaries for Android 6.0 and AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with improved connectivity, stability and camera functionality. We’ve also added the second camera actuators for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z4 tablet. In addition, we’ve added the camera actuator for the Xperia Z5 family for Android 6.0.

2016-04-14: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with firmware restructuring, cleanup and update. For all devices, the sensors binary is updated and in addition the camera quality is improved and barcode scanner fixed for devices based on the  Qualcomm® MSM8974 platform.

2016-04-06: AOSP Marshmallow binaries for Android 6.0 updated with improved data connectivity on the Qualcomm® MSM8226 and MSM8974 platforms. Camera and security improvements have also been done on the MSM8974 and MSM8994 platforms.

2016-03-24: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with improved data connectivity on the Qualcomm® MSM8226 and MSM8974 platforms. Camera improvements have also been done on the MSM8974 and MSM8994 platforms.

2016-02-24: AOSP Marshmallow binaries for Android 6.0 updated with a fix for data connectivity regression on the Qualcomm® MSM8226 and MSM8974 platforms. In addition, we’ve added qseecom and irqbalance functionality.

2016-02-19: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with a fix for data connectivity regression on the Qualcomm® MSM8226 and MSM8974 platforms. In addition, we’ve added qseecom and irqbalance functionality.

2016-02-02: AOSP Marshmallow binaries for Android 6.0 updated with stability improvements for the camera, updates for Adreno, ril and second ril as well as sensor fixes. For devices based on the Qualcomm MSM8994 platform, there are also additional updates to sensors, including GPS, and basic implementation of the front-facing camera.

2016-01-28: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with stability improvements for the camera, updates for Adreno, ril and second ril as well as sensor fixes. For devices based on the Qualcomm MSM8994 platform, there are also additional updates to sensors, including GPS, and basic implementation of the front-facing camera.

2015-12-02: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with stability improvements for the camera.

2015-10-12: AOSP Marshmallow binaries for Android 6.0 and updated build guide added. AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with improved support for Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact. In addition, the AOSP Lollipop 5.1 build guide is updated with support for Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact.

2015-08-19: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with improved support for Xperia Z4 Tablet WiFi, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact WiFi and Xperia Z2 Tablet WiFi. In addition, the AOSP Lollipop 5.1 build guide is updated with added audio patches for Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, and Xperia Z4 Tablet WiFi.

2015-08-14: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with support for Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, and Xperia Z4 Tablet WiFi. Read more in the blog post – First 64-bit Xperia devices added to Sony’s Open Device project.

2015-06-23: Updated build guide for AOSP Lollipop 5.1.

2015-06-22: New build guide and AOSP M Developer Preview binaries added for Xperia devices in Sony’s Open Device program. Read more in the blog post – Android M Developer Preview available for Xperia™ devices in the Sony Open Device program.

2015-06-15: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 with the following changes for 32-bit platforms: Updated Adreno blobs, removal of deprecated libs, and updated vendor scripts to properly handle the vendor folder.

2015-05-22: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with greatly improved overall support for Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z2 Tablet WiFi, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact WiFi. With this update, the support for these tablets is on par with the support for smartphones of the same series. Check out the code at SonyXperiaDev GitHub for details. The instructions for how to build AOSP Lollipop 5.1 for unlocked Xperia devices have been updated accordingly.

2015-05-08: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with Adreno and touch firmware for improved performance, together with binary clean-up for a better overall structure. This means that we can spend less time on maintenance and more time on taking the project to the next level.

2015-05-05: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with wireless firmware and improved sensor functionality.

2015-04-17: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 update, including firmware update and binary files clean-up.

2015-04-14: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with unified Bluetooth and wireless binaries, together with a vendor config clean-up.

2015-04-10: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated to fix mobile data, and to clean-up proprietary files.

2015-03-20: AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 updated with a small fix.

2015-03-12: New build guide and AOSP Lollipop binaries for Android 5.1 added. New functionalities added to set up MAC address for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

2015-03-12: An open devices forum for questions about open source development has been opened. The forum can be searched for answers, and new questions and answers can be posted.

2015-02-10: AOSP Lollipop binaries updated to add more functionalities and create a more stable custom ROM base.

2015-01-30: AOSP Lollipop binaries updated to support full device encryption. Read more in the blog post AOSP update: Full device encryption thanks to community developers.

2015-01-23: AOSP Lollipop binaries updated to support more open source code regarding Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, audio, Radio Interface Layer (RIL), and GPS.

2015-01-13: The AOSP Lollipop binaries, and instructions for how to build AOSP Lollipop for unlocked Xperia devices have been updated. The changes include:

  • Wi-Fi is now built into the kernel, to follow the AOSP design.
  • Audio, media, NFC and GPS functionalities are now built from AOSP source code instead of included as pre-built binaries.

2014-12-22: The instructions for how to build AOSP Lollipop for unlocked Xperia devices have been updated to support the latest Android Lollipop version (5.0.2).

2014-12-19: AOSP source code and binaries have been updated to the latest Android Lollipop version (5.0.1). We have also added support for Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia E3, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra, and Xperia T3. Get the links from the list of devices and resources. The instructions for how to build AOSP Lollipop for unlocked Xperia devices are also updated to include these devices.

2014-12-16: AOSP source code and binaries for Xperia E3 and Xperia T3 added. Read more in the blog post AOSP update: All Qualcomm-based 2014 Xperia devices now supported.

2014-12-03: Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia Z Ultra Lollipop binaries and device configuration source code has been added. Get the links from the list of devices and resources. In addition, the instructions for how to build  AOSP Lollipop for unlocked Xperia devices has been updated and now includes these devices.

2014-11-13: Lollipop AOSP source code and binaries added for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. Read more in the blog post Android 5.0: Xperia Z3 AOSP source code and binaries now available.

2014-11-12: Xperia M2 and Xperia T2 Ultra binaries and device configuration source code added. Get the links from the list of devices and resources. In addition, the instructions for how to build  AOSP KitKat for unlocked Xperia devices has been updated and now includes these devices.

2014-11-09: The Linux kernel build guide is updated with instructions for how to add and build WLAN modules for devices with a Qualcomm wireless chip.

2014-10-31: The unified kernel on the Sonyxperiadev GitHub has now been updated to include Xperia Z3 and other devices based on the Qualcomm® MSM8974 platform. The kernel is based on Qualcomm’s LNX.LA.3.5.2.2-03010-8×74.0 branch. We encourage developers to use this kernel for open source projects and contribute your work back to us.