How to port the Xperia Z5 Premium Sony Walkman player to your Android device
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 25, 2015, 7:13 AM
Besides Sony's fresh interface, which includes album art, song categorization by various criteria, and minimalistic controls, you will also be getting some of the under-the-hood goodies, like ClearAudio+ optimizer, the xLOUD speaker booster, and a bunch of equalizer presets, including a manual option.
The high-fidelity DSEE HX upscaling technology can't be recreated, though, as this one is hardware dependent, and needs a dedicated sound processor and proprietary algorithms. Still, if you are feeling nostalgic about the Walkman brand, and want to see Sony's newest player run music on your Android device, here's what you need to do:
1. Download the Xperia Z5 Premium_Walkman Port v1.1 zip file to your Android gear;
2. Flash the downloaded zip via your installed recovery of choice (both CWM or TWRP will do);
3. As always, wipe your Dalvik/cache, and enjoy the Walkman player. Bear in mind that not everything will work on all handsets, but if you like playing around with ports and mods, you can give it a try.
source: androidexpert35 (XDA-Devs)
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should i always wipe the cash after flashing anything ? i never know this !!
posted on Nov 25, 2015, 7:18 AM 0
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It's kind of a good practice type of thing. It's not mandatory, but it doesn't hurt to do it after flashing anything. The cache is just temp storage in the CPU so this process just clears it out and hopefully prevents any collisions between applications during boot... Or you get the evil boot loop
posted on Nov 25, 2015, 7:33 AM 0
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This seems to be the regular "Music" app that I am used to seeing, not the Walkman branded... anyway IMO is still the best bundled player... I am a Beta Tester for it, and even the Beta versions are super stable and awesome. BTW the newest beta gives you the ability to change themes (black and white), among other features.
posted on Nov 25, 2015, 7:54 AM 2
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Sony's apps (album, music, etc.) are the best in its class. They even put a lot of effort in the FM radio.
posted on Nov 25, 2015, 8:48 AM 1
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IMO PowerAmp is the best music player for Android (if you don't mind the $3.99 price), but I must agree, that the Album and the Video (etc.) apps are the bests of the stock media apps. (I have an Xperia Z).
posted on Nov 25, 2015, 9:24 AM 1
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Knew this thread a mile away as i see this all the time in XDA! Needs mentioning of Z5 camera port too. Hows the app tho? Is it better than Viper?
posted on Nov 25, 2015, 8:16 AM 0
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I really miss the music player from the Xperia Z3 coming to the LG V10 but I'm not into the rooting thing so I guess I'll have to manage.
posted on Nov 25, 2015, 8:24 AM 0
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This bootlooped my Oneplus One running cm13 so be careful people!
posted on Nov 26, 2015, 9:29 AM 0
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