Im a total phone n00b, but was sick of Sony's bloated updates so did some googling and successfully installed CM11 on my Xperia Z (went from Sony's official 4.3 build)
Im greatly prefering the nightly CM11 builds, they are more stable than Sony's 4.3 update Before someone says, I do realise this isnt released as stable software, but Im fine with that, it works really well. Im just looking for ways work around some of the issues
I am having a couple of problems, I would ask in the development forum but dont have the permission to do so, so hopefully someone can help me here.
#1 Im getting Music stuttering/artifacts when playing MP3's. It seems to be a common thing on the Z at the moment.. I did some playing and the only fix I have found is running Android Tuner with the CPU setting at performance, which plays smoothly without any issue. None of the other less power hungry settings seem to be able to play MP3's smoothly.
#2 Battery life sucks. I get about 6 hours of average use now. On the official 4.2 software Id get an easy 10 hours with the same use.
Im guessing my issues are very much one and the same thing. The sony builds come with "Stamina" the app that controls clock speeds etc and greatly increases battery life.
Ive downloaded Android Tuner, and DU Battery saver, in an effort to try and reproduce what Stamina was doing, but I cant find the combination of settings that work.
Does anyone have any ideas on what settings to run? A single app that does what Stamina does? Any other ideas on how to get my phone fast enough to play MP3s, without requiring a diesel generator towed behind it for the hourly recharge would be great