As long as you have an Xperia with root access, you can download and install the latest Xperia Home version 7.0.A.1.7. The latest build number is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat from some of the other Xperia smartphones. As you likely know, Sony have Android 5.0 Lollipop software updates rolling for two of their smartphones and tablets. The Japanese phone-maker has plans to release the rest of the Lollipop any time between now and the first few months of 2015. That means you probably won’t have Lollipop material Design soon


The new Xperia Home 7.0.A.1.7 firmware comes with larger icons. Other than the icons we don’t notice any features. The software does run much smoother and faster than before. Rooting is only for experienced Android users and shouldn’t be done by rookies. You can download the official APK file here. Since most of the features were patched in the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, the Xperia Home UI doesn’t change much during the later stages.

If you want the new APK but don’t know how to open up the device system internals you ought to find a friend who can help. Likewise, you can always leave comments in the box below and we’ll try our best to help. If you are running the latest iteration let us know in the comments what you think.

Needless to say, you want to back up the ROM data to the internal storage before gaining root access. Furthermore, since it’s an unofficial operation that Google doesn’t allow, it voids the manufacturer’s warranty. It’s a great idea to look up everything you need to know with rooting from our section. We consistently write lists of the essentials for people to understand before they delve into customizing with unchaining the internal hardware away from the default factory restrictions.