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[Q] Sony Walkman Z series NWZ-Z1060 (Z1000, Z1050, Z1060, Z1070)

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By dannyc93, Senior Member on 2nd April 2012, 07:04 PM
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Right guys, Just got the new Sony NWZ-Z1060 and its running android but have only seen one other person on here express an interest in this wonderful DAP...truely best SQ around, and with root access I believe we could unlock so much more from this player.

The device is rooted (tutorial on youtube...thanks m34n1ng!!!!!) and my main concern is to try and get CWM recovery on the Z Walkman to backup the ROM, and then to try and get rid of the crappy EU volume cap which is driving me insane!

For those who are using the stock player, i reccomend trying PowerAmp from the market..such a great app! 10 band EQ with bass boost also, gapless playback and crossfade, support for lossless etc, lovely theme (black)

Obviously a custom ROM´s running ICS would be great...but until a talented developer gets his hands on one I dont think this would be a viable option for the near future

The Sony Tablet S apparently is running the same ROM as the Walkman Z an there is a planned ICS release for the Tablet S in a few months, so hopefully a dev may have picked one up by then to try and port it over to the Z if theres no release for it any time soon

Go to post 3 for some reasons why you should buy this Z now! haha
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6th April 2012, 06:39 PM |#2  
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Im the one that made the turtorial, and ive been looking around for a nice ROM but i cant find one and i think your explanation is right, unpess a good developer gets his hands on one we wont see a good ROM anytime soon. Sony has said that their tablets will be getting ICS so that makes me believe the walkman will too.
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6th April 2012, 07:21 PM |#3  
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Veyr cool device didn't knew they made a walkman msuic player with android ^^
Only whats the screen resolution? Since that might be the point why there isn't much attention for it (320x480 as example is just too low)
7th April 2012, 03:37 PM |#4  
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Im the one that made the turtorial, and ive been looking around for a nice ROM but i cant find one and i think your explanation is right, unpess a good developer gets his hands on one we wont see a good ROM anytime soon. Sony has said that their tablets will be getting ICS so that makes me believe the walkman will too.

Yeh especially if the Tablet S ROM is the same as the Z´s, may just be a simple port to our walkman!

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Veyr cool device didn't knew they made a walkman msuic player with android ^^
Only whats the screen resolution? Since that might be the point why there isn't much attention for it (320x480 as example is just too low)

Screen resolution is 800×480 but looks lovely, better than my SGSII i think!

I think the reason people are overlooking this device is because not many people care too much for good quality audio...iPods (especially iPod Touch´s) dont sound great tbh...but people just assume they will all sound the same, which is obviously not true at all...people need to head over to Head-Fi (couldnt resist lol) and check out this thread! http://www.head-fi.org/t/584479/new-...es-mini-review

Apparently the Z sounds better than HiFi-Man 801, iBasso´s DX100, and i have owned RWA´s iMOD with ALO LOD to Fiio E11 and this still comes up short compared to the unbelievable Walkman Z, all three DAPS cost so much more, are so much more bulky, have tiny screens, no app store, no video functioality etc, really the Sony Z is the best device i have ever bought and with a custom ROM it could be soooooo much better...really want to try and get rid of this EQ volume cap, so annoying lol!

Hopefully people will start catching on how bad audio is straight from their phones, or even ipods...but unfortunately most people are satisfied with thier stock apple buds and ipods

Hopefully this would have inspired a dev who cares about music to get one of these amazing devices, and open up the potential even more!
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yeah maybe someone can just modify a Sony tablet s ROM and make a nice functional one for walkman z all i realy want is ICS and a little faster and take away some of the stupid stuff apps that come with it.
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yeah maybe someone can just modify a Sony tablet s ROM and make a nice functional one for walkman z all i realy want is ICS and a little faster and take away some of the stupid stuff apps that come with it.

Yeh fingers crossed!

You can delete system apps via root explorer...but be carefull what ones you delete i have only got rid of camera (WTF! lol) and that game demo, make sure you 100% know the app is safe to delete before you do though!
8th April 2012, 10:30 AM |#7  
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Maybe some roms based on Tegra 2 platform should be easier to be adopted since the Z is based on the nvidia's chipset.
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Also interesting is the fact that the Z is actually compatible with line out for external DACs. Maybe this could help devs to find a way to enable usb audio out from the new Sony Xperia phones.
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Is there any way to find if the EU volume cap is software of hardware based? (Without openeing it up and looking for resistor!)
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My Z comes from France and the volume at max is excessive using a pair of Sony EX1000 iems.

I was thinking if it would be possible to flash the version of the Japan firmware to the US/EU Z. Maybe this could solve the problem.
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