Can’t wait for Android L? Try this Xperia Theme while you wait

by XB on 27th June 2014

in Android, Tips & Tricks

Android L Xperia Theme_2XDA dev JanM RS has released an Xperia Theme based on the design of the next major Android iteration, dubbed “Android L”. The design elements include the Android L style buttons, colours and wallpaper. Quite a nice theme worth trying.

The great thing about the theme is that it works for non-rooted handsets as long as you are running Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your Sony Xperia device. If you want to give it a try, you can download the apk here and install as you would any normal Xperia Theme.

Update: Also see Ben Ling’s port of a similar Xperia Theme on XDA. This will work with devices on Android 4.3 and above, but requires root.

Android L Xperia Theme_1 Android L Xperia Theme_2

Android L Xperia Theme_3 Android L Xperia Theme_4

Via XDA.

  • Ben Ling

    XperiaBlog,try my Android L theme too! :)

  • Stanley08

    I think I like yours better! Good job mate! :)

  • kezren89

    looks better

  • Ben Ling

    Thanks :)

    Btw its still not perfect…

  • suit up !

    Supercool dudes

    Rocking on an Xperia Z Ultra


  • Sourav Banerjee

    Plz someone make one for Xperia phones like SP having 4.3 JB

  • Sourav Banerjee

    Not working on Xperia SP non-rooted 4.3 JB. only the wallpaper changes but not the buttons. plz see that it works on non-rooted devices.

  • Sourav Banerjee

    softkeys are not changing :( need on non-rooted devices we won’t get Android L

  • Andre Candido

    Wow! Awesome!

  • Sander Puus

    didn’t you read? article specificially states that it works as it should “as long as you are running android 4.4.2”

  • bimmersonygasm

    Has anyone noticed the buttons look like PS buttons? Coincidence or is the next Nexus or Android Silver going to be made by our beloved Sony?

  • ColtJDM

    the same problem for me

  • Sander Puus

    that’d be awesome, OR it’s sony marketing at its best – charge google and every single company that ever intends to use andoid L for using PS buttons… That’d bring sony in the bucks that are needed to pass other companies and reach their goal as a top3 smartphone manufacturer just under sammy and iDevices

  • zaimi

    Maybe they know how to write but don’t know how to read :)

  • Sander Puus

    lol, maybe…

  • Nkansah Rexford

    Can someone put it on play store?

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    I have one dead pixel on my z2.what can i do?i have only one months.:-(

  • Ben Ling

    Guys thread updated

    try again

  • dui

    Go to customer service!

  • Ben Ling

    Thread updated

    try again

  • DavidMCano1

    Quite a nice theme worth trying.

  • aliasjim2000

    works fine on Xperia Z2. Thx. :)

  • JanM RS

    Could you please use my links and don’t mirror? Thanks

    JanM RS

  • JanM RS

    If it goes on play store, then only by me and now I don’t have the time…

    Maybe in August I’ll release my themes on play…

  • Buat Komentar

    Ben Ling,
    I hope you update your theme with new element like, switch toogle, because i like your theme

  • Dido

    dat ass

  • Luca

    It would be better if they changed these…

  • Sourav Banerjee

    Not working on non-rooted SP :(

  • MikeViller

    this work on my tab z wifi with 4.3. what I do not have is the wallpaper the words on and off on button …. so far

  • Sáu Mi?n Tây

    Tôi t??ng là theme cho xperia L

  • Hassandroid

    actually i like the original on-screen buttons more than this.


    Two pixels are Normal says in service

  • Stanley08

    Ok then :)

  • Stanley08

    I noticed ur picture tho!

  • Stanley08

    Yep! :D

  • Ado Kanashii

    thanx works perfect on z2! thanxx!!

  • Abdullah Robben

    I noticed your bottom

  • tuser

    I rooted my xperia t for this and it doesnt work. Only the background change.

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  • likenother

    because Google loves SONY! not to mention Google has been begging SONY to make Nexus phones from the beginning till this day, and first Google TV was partnered with SONY, and they used SONY TV and put SONY logo front and centre during I/O

    have you not noticed Android has been influenced by Xperia UI over the years? it was SONY made Google go three buttons configuration; and with back button on the left instead on the right (idiots at Samsung always define logic with their designs)

  • roeshak

    Not very happy with these new on screen buttons at all. Having said that, android is long overdue a facelift and Android l certainly does that across the whole ui. Really looking forward to it but don’t think we’ll see it until early next year lol

  • ToniDeLaPlata

    The great thing about the theme is that it works for non-rooted handsets as long as you are running Android “4.4.2 KitKat” on your Sony Xperia device.

  • lol

    and next sony will announce ” Xperia L won’t receive Android L “

  • niugininexus

    Norton Mobile Security flagged this so “malicious”. False positive? Uninstalling just to be on the safe side.

  • tuser

    Thanks for the help,i dont know how to read,so i didnt see that.

    That sentence implies that it works on other devices that are rooted,otherwise why is that a great thing.

  • ToniDeLaPlata

    note the “non-rooted” and the “Android 4.4.2” in the sentence, those are the keywords. Also if your Xperia T is rooted, do you still use the stock rom? If so and you are actually on at least 4.4.2 , it should work :)

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  • zaimi

    Go to the sony service centre..happened to me twice. they will replaced new phone.


    Two pixels are Normal

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  • Ben Ling

    I’m working on it…

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Nice thames.. But the softkey a bit not so friendly look with sony wallpaper. But overall not a bad thames.

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  • InspectorGadget80

    We have plentiful of time for our 5.0

  • WhyWai

    awesome theme. perfect for those having Android L hangover like me. :D

  • Toon27

    This is great! I now have Android L Back, Home and Recent Apps buttons and Nova Launcher to create the rest of my look and feel.

  • Luca

    Can you publish it on Google Play for SP and M users? :)

  • FrancoMurru

    Lol…Norton have discovered a malware on your Android Lollipop 1.1.0 apk…….why? what are you trying to do

  • Luís Alberto Pérez

    Nice theme, works great on my Z with 4.4.2
    But I think that this theme, as all the others, should also change the applications icons accordingly the subject of every theme.

  • Unique

    Here is a theme, Better than Android L
    Xperia theme Cyan

  • rstyh

    bahahahaha oh god you have mobile security on your phone wtf

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