Xperia Z mod gives dedicated camera button functionality

by XB on 19th June 2013

in Imaging, Tips & Tricks, Videos, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL

Xperia Z camera captureOne feature that Sony Mobile’s flagship Xperia Z lacks over other Xperia models such as the Xperia ZL and Xperia ZR is a physical camera button. However, xda-developer member black97one recently created a mod that allows you to use the volume down key to take photos. The mod also allows you to use the key to take pictures in fast capture mode from standby.

You can find the mod and installation instructions here. A recent update allows the mod to be used with the latest firmware build (10.1.1.A.1.307) as well as the leaked Android 4.2.2 firmware. See the mod in action below.

Thanks alexer!

  • M Usman

    Awesome mod. Will install this tmrw after I receive my xperia z replacement as it was stolen

  • lovebmw

    Best mod ever

  • Hannad Ahmed

    I feel for you bro.

  • alwaysony

    How about half-pressing? :o

  • nidou bossy

    ohhh man, now the i1 Honami specs as rumored blew my mind up over the Z specs!
    I shall wait its official release before i think to buy the Z

  • Alaa Buhussein

    We won’t like this, for Xperia Z , In Jelly Bean 4.2.2

    Place Sony
    Place Sony
    Place Sony

  • M Usman

    Thanks bro. I’ve been without one since Friday. Should get it tomorrow. Will have to settle for the black one as they never had the white in stock

  • Joe


  • yujin_11

    yes it has, tried it and it works

  • cp2020

    Oh man I remember talking to you just after u got it after release and u helped me to get cheaper deal on mine. Really sorry to hear that some scam thief took your precious device.

  • yuskhayru

    with this mod, no need to buy that xzr.hehe

  • Rob

    and I’m guessing *would

  • DrKrFfXx

    Installed it. I never knew I missed the camera button, but it seems I did.

  • Samir Sogay

    Can Sony not release this as part of official feature????????

  • Herman

    Half-pressing the volume button. Right.
    They could, however, emulate this “half-pressing” to the other volume key!

    The power of modding. I love it :)

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