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Questions for AOSP ROM Z2 users (CM11, Carbon, etc)

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5th August 2014, 08:14 PM   |  #1  
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Hi guys,

I've owned my Z2 for about a month now, really enjoying the phone. I've rooted and created a TA backup zip and have been exploring more of the phone with root, however, since my first phone was a Nexus, I'd like to go back and test the waters with an AOSP-based image like CarbonROM, but there's a couple concerns with doing so:
  • Will the camera button functionality remain? I like being able to launch the camera with a physical button, and the half/long-press functionality.
  • How well do apps like Google Camera, Impala, and VSCO Cam fill the void left by losing the Z2 camera app? Are they suitable substitutes?
  • Aside from the DRM keys that I've saved in the TA backup, what else is there to worry about losing after unlocking the bootloader? I don't have any investment in Sony's ecosystem outside of this phone, so things like "Social News" and "SmartConnect" aren't exactly deal breakers. In fact, I don't even think I use the active noise cancelling because I own Sennheiser/ATH headphones.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
5th August 2014, 09:58 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by ricebun

Hi guys,

I've owned my Z2 for about a month now, really enjoying the phone. I've rooted and created a TA backup zip and have been exploring more of the phone with root, however, since my first phone was a Nexus, I'd like to go back and test the waters with an AOSP-based image like CarbonROM, but there's a couple concerns with doing so:

  • Will the camera button functionality remain? I like being able to launch the camera with a physical button, and the half/long-press functionality.
  • How well do apps like Google Camera, Impala, and VSCO Cam fill the void left by losing the Z2 camera app? Are they suitable substitutes?
  • Aside from the DRM keys that I've saved in the TA backup, what else is there to worry about losing after unlocking the bootloader? I don't have any investment in Sony's ecosystem outside of this phone, so things like "Social News" and "SmartConnect" aren't exactly deal breakers. In fact, I don't even think I use the active noise cancelling because I own Sennheiser/ATH headphones.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

On XDA in the N5 thread there is a flashable zip for CameraNext from the OnePlus One with this the half/longpress feature is working fine. And everything exept 4k video recording is working fine. But I'm also working on that (soon hopefully together with Kali-, a CM Admin and the sirius maintainer). I don't think you would need anything than saving TA Partition but remember that the Internal storage WILL get formatten when unlocking your bootloader.

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5th August 2014, 10:11 PM   |  #3  
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Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!
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