How to completely customize and change the UI firmware of Sony Xperia devices. The ability to be customized has always been one of the biggest advantages and selling point of Android. An Android phone comes with a stock built-in firmware created by the manufacturer.
It can be Sony’s custom UI, Samsung’s Touchwiz or HTC’s Sense. They all have their advantages and disadvantages. They are designed to be as user-friendly as possible. But if you don’t like a certain element from the firmware and UI, you can easily change it.
Most of the users install a custom ROM which has all the features they need. Some users install Xposed, a framework which completely modifies your phone without having to install a custom ROM. But there are cases where the user modifies the firmware of the phone by himself to fix a small problem or add some features.
If you have a Sony Xperia device which can be the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1, Z2 Compact, basically all modern Xperia phones, you can customize the firmware UI by yourself. You can add a gradient effect to different applications, move notification toggles under the clock, change Settings separator background and color.
The good thing is that you only have to edit a few lines of code. Simply copy paste them from the source and save the new file. Check out the source here and learn how to customize your Sony Xperia UI firmware and make it better.