Recovery mode now available for a range of unlocked Xperia devices [video]

With our open device program, we aim to provide a developer environment close to that of Nexus devices. In line with this, we now provide recovery mode for selected unlocked Xperia™ devices. We hope this will help push innovation and kernel development, since it is now easier to perform software debugging. Read on to find out what devices are supported and how to enable recovery mode.

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Recovery mode now available for a range of unlocked Xperia devices [video]

Hero Open Source developers selected for March-April 2015

The Developer World team is happy to announce the next set of hero open source developers who have made the most accepted commits to our projects on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. During the months of March and April, David Viteri of Italy contributed the most to our projects, followed by Marin Spajić from Croatia. Read more about these hero open source developers and how you could become one of them, after the jump.

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Hero Open Source developers selected for March-April 2015

Could you be our next hero open source developer?

As we have previously mentioned, functionalities like Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, audio, and full device encryption can now be built from open source code for devices supported in our AOSP for Xperia project. This is thanks to the efforts from you open source community developers. You are all heroes to us, and to acknowledge your work, we want to salute those of you who contribute most to our AOSP projects.

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Could you be our next hero open source developer?

Easy MPEG-DASH streaming with Multimedia for Android Library [open source]

Today we are happy to tell you that our Multimedia for Android Library is released as an open source project on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. With the Multimedia for Android Library you can stream MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) content in an easy and familiar way. In this article Jimmy Dahlqvist and Martin Danielsson, Software engineers at Sony, tell you how to use this library in your app.

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Easy MPEG-DASH streaming with Multimedia for Android Library [open source]

AOSP update: Full device encryption thanks to community developers [open source]

As of today, full device encryption is possible to build from open source code for the devices supported in our AOSP for Xperia project. Together with last week’s addition of functionalities like Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS and audio, this is thanks to the efforts from open source community developers, who spends hours and hours of their free time developing and adding their commits to the SonyXperiaDev GitHub projects.

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AOSP update: Full device encryption thanks to community developers [open source]

AOSP update: Qualcomm-based 2014 Xperia devices now supported [video]

Today we’ve added Xperia E3 and Xperia T3 to our open device project, which means that developers can now build their own version of AOSP for most* Qualcomm®-based Xperia devices released during 2014. We’ve also updated the source code for Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia M2 to improve stability.

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AOSP update: Qualcomm-based 2014 Xperia devices now supported [video]

Android 5.0: Xperia Z3 AOSP source code and binaries now available

Today we have added Android 5.0 AOSP device configuration source code, pre-built software binaries and build instructions for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. If you’re a custom ROM developer, you can now create Android 5.0, Lollipop, AOSP-based custom ROMs for these devices.

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Android 5.0: Xperia Z3 AOSP source code and binaries now available

Build instructions for AOSP KitKat now available

You can now find instructions on how to use device configurations from Sony to build AOSP KitKat and flash it on an unlocked Xperia device, in a new guide we’ve created. This guide includes a step-by-step instruction that takes you from preparations of your environment, to what tools you should download and install, and then how to configure the code. At last, we’ll explain how to build an AOSP image and flash it to your device.  Please note that you should be familiar with Android development to use the instructions, and that the software created is not intended for daily usage and there are important limitations. Head over to the How to build AOSP KitKat and flash it on an unlocked Xperia device guide to get started!

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Build instructions for AOSP KitKat now available
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