I have opened a thread under the Q&A section about what I am about to ask here but I haven't got any replies, so forgive me please for asking a question here in the Original Dev. section.
I was hoping to use this as a daily driver (this part is the key point==>) "to make the device as it was a Nexus device" without further customisations (like CM's or Paranoid's etc.) but I found out there was no camera at all.
My question is that is it possible to make the camera work? And my second (and less important) question is, is there any other main features to deal with apart from the camera, like I don't know; GPS, sensors, any software? (I needed my phone quick so I could not spend enough time with the ROM).
The definition of "Nexus-like" %100 refers to the user experience and usage of the device (like standard Nexus menus and features without any extensions like "buttons", "ambiant display" or "9x9 pattern option". So being fully "open source" or, being based on CAF or any technical detail is not meant here.
Let's make one thing clear before we go any further. Clear up some misconceptions as we say.
XDA is a "Developers" site, not a retail store. Because it's a development site, things may or may not have bugs/issues or whatever you call them. People work long and hard to deliver things as close to "bug free" as humanly possible. And sometimes, it takes work to get rid of the bugs. That's why it's a development site.
Some of you "self-deserving" people need to understand this. Nobody asked anybody to flash this or any other mod/kernel/OS/etc. Nobody. And as anybody can tell you, AOSP builds will have bugs/missing features in the early beginning. If you don't like it, then DON'T INSTALL IT. What? You think the OS fairy drops clean working binaries and drivers at will? As soon as Google drops the code every device can be magically updated???
If you want stuff working close to 100%, then stay stock.
Sony and they teams associated have gone out of their way to promote development on the Xperia devices. And they are to be highly commended for that. Don't see any other OEMs behaving that way.
As with the rest of us, continue to find issues and help solve them.