Xperia Z2 camera, media and phone apps ported to older Xperias (root req'd)

Xperia Z2 camera, media and phone apps ported to older Xperias (root req'd)
Well, that didn't take long - as soon as the Xperia Z2 system dump appeared, the set of camera, media and phone apps that come with the new flagship, has been ported to all Xperia smartphones, running Android 4.3+.

From the set of Camera Apps, this includes Creative Effects, AR Effect 2.0.4, and Background Defocus 1.1.7. Media handling is represented by the Walkman and Movies applications, while the calling functions can be upgraded with the Answering Machine app. 

It goes without saying that these ports are available for rooted devices only, so if you have a rooted Xperia Z, Z1, Z Ultra, and the like, you might want to give those a shot. Check out the source links below, if you are interested in porting some of the Xperia Z2 software goodies to your 2013 Xperia.

source: xperiaZ2 (Camera Apps), niaboc79 (Media apps), Levered (Phone apps)

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)



1. adecvat

Posts: 649; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

4k, please.

2. docj8404

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Oddly enough, I love the rear side of this Z2 but what I'm really wondering is if Sony will ever create a device that doesn't have the bezels the size of a device from 2011 :/

4. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

The bezels on the Xperia Z2 are already quite thin

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The side bezels are quite thin on the Z2 However the top and bottom bezels are huge, its nearly a cm taller than the G2. I hope the Z3 has thin top and bottom bezels as well, like the ZL.

5. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

If you want a waterproof phone you must endure those bezels, if not you can go for ZL which has the slimmest bezels among smartphones, even slimmer than G2.

8. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Havent seen ZL presonally but i googled the phone and the seems to have normal sized bezels?.

9. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Go and see it in the size comparison here in phonearena and you will notice that the ZL is indeed a small bezel phone

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

The pictures don't really do it justice. They're pretty slim.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Xperia ZL slimmer bezels than hyped G2

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Still waiting for the ZL successor :( Hopefully its the Z3

7. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

in depth preview of z2, tho i dont understand a word he said but good to watch... the processor tho is snapdragon 800 instead of 801... not that it matters, am still buying one...

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