[PORT] Get Sony Xperia Z3 X-Reality Engine and Super Vivid Color Enhancements on your Xperia Z2

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There’s been huge rants and raves by the Sony fans about the new Xperia Z3 which was unveiled at the IFA 2014 in Berlin. The Xperia Z3 is Sony’s second flagship phone of 2014 and with each new flagship phone, Xperia devices are getting slimmer and lighter. But with respect to the display, not much has changed as Xperia Z3 uses the same 5.2 inch Triluminous Full HD screen as the Xperia Z2. The main difference between the displays on the two phones is that the Xperia Z3 is brighter at 600 nits. This is considerably more than the Xperia Z2’s brightness levels of 460 nits.

We have always loved the Sony’s X-Reality &  Bravia Engine which exponentially improved the viewing quality of photos and videos after you take them, giving you clearer, sharper and more natural images. And it just got better with the new software in Xperia Z3.

Thanks to dev nhoc_huhu for sharing a mod for Xperia Z2 owners to get the new X-Reality engine and Super vivid color enhancements from Z3 to their Xperia Z2 devices. The mod greatly improves the picture quality on your Xperia Z2. X-Reality™ for mobile is turned on by default, but you can turn it off if you want to reduce battery consumption. The mod will work on most versions of  Xperia Z2 devices.

Below is a step by step procedure on how to install Sony Xperia Z3 X-Reality Engine and Super Vivid Color Enhancements on your Xperia Z2.

  GUIDE: Install Sony Xperia Z3 X-Reality Engine and Super Vivid Color Enhancements on your Xperia Z2

  STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

► ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

   STEP 2: INSTALL THE LATEST CWM/TWRP RECOVERY

A custom recovery is needed to flash the flashable zip files to embed this feature on  your device. So get a custom recovery for your device by searching it on our website or remember Google will always be your best friend when it comes for searching.

   STEP 3: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  DOWNLOADS

Download the file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your phone and remember the location.

  FLASHABLE ZIP FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: XperiaZ3ImageEnhancement.zip (21.86 MB)

For latest version of the mod, check the original page →

Be sure to transfer the zip file you downloaded above to your phone and remember the location of the file. You will need to flash them now on your device using either of ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP recovery.

We’ve got separate guide for CWM and TWRP recovery, so use the guide relevant to the recovery you have installed on your device.

  GUIDE FOR CWM RECOVERY USERS

  icon-video-camera  Example video: If you haven’t used CWM recovery before to install a .zip file of a ROM or anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. Click here to watch the video

  1. Boot into recovery mode. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app. If not rooted, then do the following:
    • Switch off your Xperia Z2 first
    • Switch it back on and the time when you see your phone’s LED notification light turn Pink! (or any other color) — start pressing either the Volume UP or Volume Down key a couple of times to make your phone boot into recovery mode
    • Once you’re in recovery mode. Use Volume buttons to navigate Up and Down between options and Power button to select an option in recovery.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup And Restore » Backup.
  3. Wipe cache on your device: Select Wipe Cache Partition, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm wiping cache.
  4. Install the Zip file:
    • Select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard (or external sdcard, you know where your files are) » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the XperiaZ3ImageEnhancement.zip  file.
      How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  5. Reboot your device. For this, go back to the main menu of recovery and select reboot system now.
  6. Enable the mod from your Xperia Z2’s Display settings.
GUIDE FOR TWRP RECOVERY USERS
  1. Boot into recovery mode. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app. If not rooted, then do the following:
    • Switch off your Xperia Z2 first
    • Switch it back on and the time when you see your phone’s LED notification light turn Pink! (or any other color) — start pressing either the Volume UP or Volume Down key a couple of times to make your phone boot into recovery mode
    • Once you’re in recovery mode. Use Volume buttons to navigate Up and Down between options and Power button to select an option in recovery.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup » and select all check boxes and swipe on the Swipe to confirm option at the bottom of the screen to confirm backup.
  3. Install the Zip file:
    • Tap on Install » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the XperiaZ3ImageEnhancement.zip  file. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
      How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  4. Reboot your device. Go back to the main menu of recovery and tap on Reboot » then, tap on System to reboot your phone.
  5. Enable the mod from your Xperia Z2’s Display settings.

Your suggestions and queries, if any, are most welcomed in the comments below!

1 Comment

  1. MD says: Reply

    Can I flash this on android one (sprout4) devices…

    Is there any graphic mod available which makes my sprout4 device colorful and vibrant..
    Plz suggest best display graphic mod… Thanks

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