Sony explains how to access UART ports for a range of Xperia devices [Developers only]

by XB on 7th December 2015

in Tips & Tricks

Sony Xperia UART PortSony Mobile is continuing its strong developer focus by releasing detailed information on how one can access the UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitters) ports on several Sony Xperia devices. The UART port is built into the motherboard of your smartphone and makes Linux kernel development and debugging easier.

Be warned though, this is strictly for developers only who are aware of the benefits of accessing the phone through an UART port. You could end up damaging your motherboard if you’re not careful, as you will need to solder on the motherboard of your Xperia to access the port. So, decent soldering skills are a must. To identify and connect the right pins for your Sony Xperia device, click on the full instructions here, which also includes pictures of exactly where the ports are. Detailed information is provided for all Xperia phones currently in the Open Device program.

Xperia UART Port

Via Sony Developer World.

  • nfs2010

    Awesome info, XB! Do you know if they’ll support Z or ZL (I don’t see those two on the list) ? I have a bricked ZL sitting around :(

  • Hideg Jen? Péter

    What about Xperia SP? (needs to more improve software camera for me, Compared Xperia L has better contrast than SP.)

  • Raj Singh

    No news about the Z6 Ultra that was spotted on AnTuTu?

  • DrKrFfXx

    Is the Xperia Premium an AOSP device?

  • PoweredBySony

    link to this ? i’m courious

  • Svnjay

    Not yet but it will be when Sony releases binaries and an AOSP dev rom.

  • Svnjay
  • Raj Singh

    Link will be moderated… but feel free to Google it.
    I’ve included a screenshot from AnTuTu’s Weibo page.
    Lists Z6 Ultra with 6.4 inch display and 820 processor…

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    I think XB has an official tipster about these. GSMArena could be wrong. Even I tipped them.

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    It is 90% chance to me that those are fanmade or just fake… But if they are real, i would be happy…

  • ShortFuse

    I wonder if this can be used to dump the TA partitions

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