The Xperia™ XZ Premium has now been added to Sony’s Open Devices program. This means you can now build and flash your own version of Android N on Xperia XZ Premium devices. This software is meant for developers and can be unstable due to its early stage.
We’ve updated the step-by-step tutorial video for how to unlock the boot loader of an Xperia device. By unlocking the boot loader, it’s possible to put custom ROMs on your Xperia™ device. However, we recommend standard users not to unlock the boot loader, as it is not needed. We are proud to deliver great software experiences through our rigorously tested and official software releases.
Before you get started, please make yourself aware of the risks involved. By unlocking your Xperia device, you may void the warranty of your device, and certain functions may no longer work as intended. For more information, see the Unlock boot loader page.
The Open Device project has accomplished a lot in 2016. Read about everything that’s been going on the past year, from newly added devices, the introduction of Android N and more.
We’re happy to announce that we’ve selected the Hero Open Source Developer for the months of September and October – David Viteri of Milan, Italy. Learn more about his contributions, and how you could be recognised, after the jump.
We’re happy to say that the AOSP device configurations for the Open Devices program have been updated. The new configurations allow for an improved camera in supported devices in the Xperia X series as well as the Xperia Z4 tablet and Xperia Z5. Check out the Open Devices camera video and read more about the improvements made. Make sure to note that this camera is not run on official Sony software.
You can now sign up for the Smart Tennis Sensor SDK to get started developing your customized apps. Once mounted on your tennis racket, the Smart Tennis Sensor records data about all your shots during a tennis game. With the SDK you can access, analyze and present this data in real-time such as stroke type, swing speed, ball spin, and more. Sign up here to get started.
Based on a community request, we created a simple instructional video showing how to download and install the flash tool (EMMA). Watch the video here to learn more about Sony’s Open Device program.