• Custom ROMs
  • [AOSP] Marshmallow ROM for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

    Sony may have dropped Xperia Z1 out of its Marshmallow update release plans, but the company will continue to support the device through its AOSP project, where they post binaries for the latest release of Android for various Xperia devices. This makes it easier for developers to build AOSP based ROMs. Sony released Android 6.0 Marshmallow binaries yesterday for all the supported […]

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  • How to Boot Into Sony Xperia Z1 Fastboot Mode

    What is Fastboot? Fastboot allows you to re-flash partitions on your Android device. It works through PC command line and connects over a USB connection with your device. Not every Android device manufacturer allows Fastboot access to end-users, but thankfully Sony does allow it. On Sony Xperia devices you can unlock the bootloader using Fastboot […]

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  • How to Boot Into Sony Xperia Z1 Flash Mode

    If you’re into updating your Xperia Z1’s software or fixing your bricked device, you’re going to need to learn first about how to boot your Xperia Z1 into Flash Mode. Flash mode is similar to Download mode on Samsung Galaxy devices. You need to boot into Flash mode on Sony Xperia devices to change/update the […]

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  • How to Boot Into Sony Xperia Z1 Recovery Mode

    A recovery is a separate bootable partition on your Android device that you can use to install system updates and repair (factory reset) your device. A lot more can be done using a custom recovery, but the stock recovery that comes pre-installed on Android devices is limited to these features only. And FYI, these features are […]