Sony Xperia Z2 Timeshift Video, 4K Recording, Home Launcher And More Now Being Ported To Xperia Z1, Z, Z Ultra And Other Xperia Models
By Ryan Inoyori | March 3, 2014 6:58 PM EST
Sony Xperia Z2 exclusive features may be ported to Xperia Z1 and others as system dump leaks out. Xperia Z2 goodies include apps, camera modes, features, themes, wallpaper and home launcher which will be integrated to other Xperia models and custom ROMs soon.
Xperia Z2 Portable Features
System dump of Sony Xperia Z2 came from its Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware build version 17.1.A.0.289 and already superseded by several newer builds, including the latest 17.1.A.1.2, based on PTCRB via XperiaBlog.
Xperia Z2 system dump files feature a variety of exclusive goodies such as apps, camera modes, features, themes, wallpaper, home launcher and sounds which aren't found on most Xperia Z smartphones and other Xperia models.
Developers are now attempting to extract all usable aspects of the system dump for porting on other Xperia devices and possible integration among custom ROMs designed for Sony Xperia smartphones.
One viable device that can share most files in the system dump is Xperia Z1 smartphone due to its very close hardware technology on Xperia Z2. It means that Z1 can use 4K video recording and the new Timeshift video camera mode.
Other interesting features on Xperia Z2 are smart backlight control, wake via double tap, smart call handling and built-in answering machine which may be ported very soon.
System Dump Files
XDA Developer Forum Member DooMLoRD posted the much awaited system dump files of Xperia Z2 from the Android 4.4.2 KitKat 17.1.A.0.289 firmware version.
Anyone who desire to play with the system dump files and make them portable to other Xperia devices are allowed to download them from his XDA official thread. But DooMLoRD isn't alone on attempting to extract the files.
Other XDA forum members RyokoN who managed to extract the Smart call handling, Levered who ported the Movie Creator, Simple Home UI launcher, Smart backlight and Motion, Sony Podcast, Latest Movie app and WALKMAN from Xperia Z2 while kongaz2 managed to port Touch Block on Xperia TX and ZeroInfinity was able to port several goodies such as various widgets, on/off tools, Xperia Home launcher, Xperia keyboard, Xperia wallpapers and Experience Flow 2 live wallpaper from Z2.
Owners of other Xperia smartphones should be aware that these developers are still finalizing the porting procedure from Xperia Z2 as certain apps aren't working probably, including Timeshift video that suffers force close bug.
Selective ported apps require root access before they can be installed or used in other Xperia devices.
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