How to port the Xperia Z2 Smart call handling feature to the Z1 and Z1 Compact

Sony took its sweet time, but with the Xperia Z2 you are finally able to answer a call by just bringing the phone to your ear. The feature is enabled from the Smart call handling set on the Z2, and has been present on phones from other manufacturers for a while now...

Even though it's on the Z2, enterprising contributors over at XDA-Devs, have managed to port Smart call handling to the Xperia Z1, and Z1 Compact. Needless to say, your device needs to be rooted first, and recovery installed, which is pretty straightforward. Still, if you don't know what these actions are, better lay off the porting for now. Here's what you need to do: 

1. Download the Intelli_sign zip file, and flash it to your device in recovery mode
2. Download the Gesture.2.apk file, sideload it, and install
3. Start the Gesture app, enable the Smart call handling feature, and start answering calls by just raising the phone to your ear

source: RyokoN (XDA-Devs)

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15 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice feature.

10. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

tell that to samsung

17. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

wow I didnt know that feature. does galaxy s4 has that ?

18. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The S3 had that, not just the S4

20. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

And the Note lineup, but so what? If Samsung take features from other OEs, LG too, Apple took Sony's design for first iphone, and so on and on... ..so Sony can took idea and improve it a bit and then incorporate into own phones...

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I still remember my n8 has Ringer off-place the device face down feature. I guess g2 have that answer feature. Go Z2

8. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

ok feature, but i'd want to turn the shake to reject part off I think :P

11. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Those are common gestures, guys. Just like the controversial pinch-to-zoom or multitouch war. What else do you want? You can answer the phone by placing your foot on it? Of course it will be by the ear!

13. jexxx

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

It's okay when Sony copies, not so when samsung copies? Wow.

14. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

I had this(through a third party software) in my Nokia N79 running ancient Symbian S60V3. and also have it on my N9..

16. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Show me a video or a link where Nokia had this feature, can you? I was a Nokia guy, from the N73, to the N95, N96, N86, and the N8, and none had such a feature.

19. Apoorvtheman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

This feature was in nokia 5233 too

22. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Test:Drop it on floor.

23. gserafy

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

how can i put the phone on recovery mode?

24. gserafy

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

i cant do it :/ any help please

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