Xperia XZs is the latest addition to Sony’s Open Device Program, enabling you to build and flash your own version of Android N on Xperia XZs devices.
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.
Shane Francis is awarded the title as the latest Hero Open Source Developer for his extensive commits enabling the use of the fingerprint sensor on the AOSP Z5 phone series. Read more about Shane and how you can become the next Hero Open Source Developer after the jump.
Today, we’ve added a new AOSP Marshmallow experimental platform to our Open Device program. This provides an opportunity to develop custom ROMs for Xperia devices based on the very latest AOSP branch. It also allows for the addition of the Xperia X to the Open Device program as well as compatibility with most other supported devices.
We are happy to announce March and April’s Hero Open Source Developer – Florent Revest, a computer science student in Toulouse, France. Florent has made a major contribution to the open source community by porting Tetra code into unified kernel. Learn more about what this means and how you can be named the next Hero Open Source Developer after the jump.
A few months ago, we announced the availability of recovery mode for a range of unlocked Xperia devices. Support for this feature is now available on previously unsupported, unlocked devices – Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 Tablet, and Xperia Z2. Find out more about how to use recovery mode for kernel development and troubleshooting after the jump.