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Install Sony Walkman, Movies and Album Apps from Xperia Z on Your Android Phone

posted by Rakesh Shukla

Sony-Walkman-Movies-and-Album-Apps

The Xperia Z is regarded as the best smartphone from Sony till date. The handset was introduced at CES 2013 and was able to steal the spotlight and and force acclamation from tech pundits.  Among many new things, the Xperia Z also houses Sony’s new revamped home launcher and more intuitive multimedia apps like Walkman, Albums and Movies. I have had the opportunity to spend a couple of days with the Xperia Z and could not stop myself from being impressed with it.

The Xperia Z launcher has already been ported to other non-Xperia phones and now the Sony Walkman, Album and Movies apps have been ported to run on all android phones with Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. All credits for bringing these apps to our disposal goes to XDA member Rizal Lovins. All three apps are available as flashable zips and therefore require a rooted Android phone with a custom recovery installed on it.

The Xperia Z has one of the best sound engines found on any smartphone and by flashing the provided zip from below, you can enjoy the same experience on your non-Xperia phone. Having installed it, I also discovered louder system sound on my Galaxy S3. Among major features of the Walkman app are:

  • Album  background color animation
  • Music control on Notification
  • Visualizer
  • New Walkman From Xperia Z
  • New Soundenhancement Xperia Z
  • Clear Audio+, Clear Bass , Clear Stereo, ClearPhase
  • Dynamic Normalizer
  • xLoud
  • Surround Sound VPT
  • Walkman Music Widget
  • Music Extension for find info on internet
  • Audio+ Sound Enhancements

The Album app from Xperia Z is an eye-treat. It is a feature rich gallery app that shows all your images and videos at one place. I like the way you can change the thumbnail layout in the gallery by simply swiping the fingers from left to right and vice versa. Besides image viewing, the Album also shows your images from Facebook, Picasa and shows their geo-location on map and a beautiful 3D globe.

xperia-z-album-app

All three apps are nice and run beautifully. You can download all zips from our links below and flash them using CWM Recovery. Just make sure your phone is rooted and running on Android 4.0 or higher. When I tested the apps on Android 4.2.2 (CM 10.1), the music app gave FC error, but with Android 4.1.2 they run fine.

Downloads (Updated Apr. 17)

Now working flawlessly on all Android phones with ICS or JB ROMs.

SONY_WALKMAN_Xperia V_Z_For_AllDevice.zip

Mirror Link

MOD_TrackID_By_Ravi.zip

Mirror Link

SONY_Xperia Z_Album_Movies_BE 2_ForAllDevices.zip

Also Install These:

Xperia Z Launcher and Widgets (no root)

How to Install:

To install the Sony Walkman, Movies and Album Apps from Xperia Z on your Android phone, follow the following steps:

  1. Boot your phone into CloclworkMod recovery mode (the method differ from phone to phone).
  2. Do not forget to backup your current ROM before flashing anything on your phone. Use the “backup and restore” option.
  3. Scroll to “wipe cache partition” and wipe it.
  4. “Wipe cache partition” from “advanced” menu
  5. Go to “install zip from sdcard> choose zip from sdcard” and select the file you want to install.
  6. When the installation is done, go to “advanced” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
  7. Finally reboot device using “reboot system now” option.

When the phone boots, open the app drawer on your phone and you should see the newly installed apps there. Check them and do not forget to share with us how they work for you. Cheers!

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About the Author

Rakesh Shukla

A multi-faceted person with his heart and mind in English literature and technology, Rakesh is a teacher by profession and Android lover by vocation. He has penned down numerous books and is a theme-maker, modder, small-time developer and also a political activist. He enjoys learning, discovering, growing and sharing the newest and latest trends in the world of Android.   Current Devices: Nexus 5 Galaxy Note 3 , HTC One, Galaxy Note 10.1, Xperia Z1, and iPhone 4S.

Published by: Rakesh Shukla
  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Clear Audio+ has Clear Bass and ClearPhase inbuilt. As for options like Clear Stereo, Dynamic Normalizer and VPT Surround, you can find them by tapping Settings tab under Sound Enhancements.

    xCloud is a default settings of the Walkman app that boosts the sound a little.

  • Rajeev Mathur

    I recently installed the app. The audio settings tab shows 2 things “Clearaudio+” and “sound enhancements”. i am unable to see “Clear Bass , Clear Stereo, ClearPhase, Dynamic Normalizer, xLoud” settings. where do i need to go for these settings? OR i have made some mistake in installation?

  • akshat

    any solution?
    or any other link for walkman app which could work on cm9?

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    On some devices, it has problems with CM installed.

  • akshat

    i am using wt19i(lww) and i have installed cm9 cococut .when i install walkman through cwm recovery i cant see the app in the drawer..help me!!
    i have performed every step to install it like adding code in the build.prop and wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache before installing but still not working

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Reboot in recovery, wipe cache partition and dalvik cache and reboot the phone.

  • Amaan Afzal

    I just installed the walkman and album! Album and walkman both seem to be installed successfully but when i open walkman and play a song, the sound just comes for second and then it doesnt produce any sound, even though it shows that they song is playing!
    Help please!

  • zanji

    Yes my phone is rooted now i always does that cause i use titanium back up..it has a stock rom but i install cwm for the installation of walkman apps

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Yes, you got it right. Does your phone not have CWM or root now?

  • zanji

    Oh i see there would be a 30-70% chance that it would still not run if i reset the phone root it then install thenapp via cwm?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    It is meant only for rooted firmwares. It might be the difference of Processor used in the device that it is not running. There are various mods that do not work on the Snapdragon variants.

  • zanji

    i9500 and i9505 ahave diffrent firmware right?i have tested it on i9500 and its all running good thats why im thinking why in my i9505 it doesnt work does it require root or can be installed even not rooted cause i didnt try to install it on a non rooted official rom

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Restore the previous Rom and try reinstalling. I have tested it on GT-I9500.

  • zanji

    is there anything that can i make it work on my i9505..?

  • Guest

    is there anything that can i make it work on my i9505..

  • Victor Hugo

    My devide is the Nexus 4, which is the 4.3. How do I restore the previous ROM in case Android 4.2? Is to leave the link with step by step?

  • zanji

    i also done it its just going in the “Android OS upgrading” when all apps are scan it just stay on opening applications..it’s stays forever there.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Try clearing the dalvik cache.

  • zanji

    Hi im using my s4 i9505 tried to install it but it stuck up on opening applications even though i follow carefully the instructions..i have done this in my note 2 and s4 i9500 no problem at all why am i encountering this in my i9505 what could be the problem?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Restore the previous ROM.

  • Victor Hugo

    Is presenting an error, so I want to uninstall. How Do I? Already formatted the device and no avail

  • ricardo lozano

    All the apps work but sound enchantments still fc. I have flashed so many xperia ports on my phone and none of them has been able to make sound enchantment work. Maybe its just because Samsung phones don’t support it?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Install all of them. The TackID is optional but recommended.

  • ricardo lozano

    There are 3 zips up there so I’m assuming is the walkman and the album and movies one also or the track I’d?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Install both the zips but on a clean phone. I mean restore your previous ROM and install the 2 files.

  • ricardo lozano

    ok i reflash the zip again with this steps just like the first time: reboot into recovery,wipe cache, flash zip then wipe cache and dalvik and reboot and still sound enchantments fc :/ and yes i did only instal the walkman zip

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, I have been using it on Galaxy S3 and S4 both. It works perfectly. Boot in recovery, wipe cache partition and reflash the zip. Have you installed only the Walkman?

  • ricardo lozano

    I installed the walkman player and it seems to work fine but sound enchantments fc. I’m on a gs3 on a touch wiz ROM with 4.12. Any help?

  • vMACHETEv

    can i get this in my galaxy ace with (cm9 based) Xperiance Ace v4 Lite rom?
    coz the said rom doesnt have the album/movie app.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    It is because your device does not seem to have a custom recovery.

  • ben

    im getting e:signature verification failed when attemp to install… any ideas?

  • Ellra66

    Thanks anyway!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I have had this issue on my Xperia Arc too and it seems to be a common issue. Since I do not have that phone, I am unable to dig into the problem currently. Sorry for that!

  • Ellra66

    I have a Sony Xperia L and the walkman app came with it. But my problem is that after I put in the information of a song it saves it and it works but when I switch off the phone I lose all the information I would have added. Is there a solution? Thank you

  • Anik Anaholy

    Yep, this time it worked…but only one small problem, I can’t control the volume of the player! When I change the volume down with the volume key, system shows volume is being changed, but player keeps on playing music in the fullest volume! Same goes with the movie player. :-(
    Thanks for your support author, but I wish you had helped me out with this… :-

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Wipe cache partition and dalvik cache and flash it again.

  • Anik Anaholy

    Hello there…I am using HTC HD2 CM10 (4.1.2) Mod. I tried the following:

    *Downloaded the Walkman file from your site and copied to sd card
    *Opened CWM and first wiped cache partition

    *Then wiped dalvik cache from advanced menu
    *Then installed the zip file with zip file installer (NOT UPDATER)
    *After installation, wiped dalvik cache again from advanced menu and rebooted system

    But no Xperia walkman or album app is shown in my app drawer! Only the Xperia Launcher is working! I checked in the apps menu in System settings and found walkman, album, devices and other sony xperia apps shown there, but I can’t find them in apps drawer! I reflashed using the same process but nothing new happened! I also tried to open mp3 files from file manager but walkman player isn’t shown on “Open file using” list! Please help me out with this author…

  • jason2k13

    i dont like it, you cant even make your own albums, i am using galaxy S4.

  • Sebastian Rubin

    Walkman started playing. I have reset device to factory settings and now is ok. Thank you.

  • Sebastian Rubin

    Unfortunately Walkman is not working on Xperia Tipo. Widget is not reacting despite the app itself is installed.

  • karthik nayak

    thats not required
    Try mounting the system instead

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Which device do you have?

  • Ronel Castañeda Santiago

    album and movies not working .

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • Javier Carrillo

    Xperia Live with walkman!
    CM 10 (JB 4.1.2)

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Install a root browser and go to system/app folder. Find the files and delete them. What phone do you have, by the way? I am currently using the apps on my S3 with PA.

  • Javier Carrillo

    Walkman works fine , but album and movies doesn’t!
    CM10.

    How do I uninstall them?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi Michael, since this is an unofficial port, it should not be any good to expect much from it. It is not possible to either update or overwrite the app using official app or method. New features might be introduced and when they arrive, the post will be updated immediately. I have been using it on my S3 and it runs fine.

  • Michael Brewer

    hey this is a bit of a stuff around but i’ve flashed CM10 (JB 4.2.2) onto my xperia Z and really miss the Walkman app, especially the “SenseMe” channels. I understand these aren’t working with these files at the moment? is there a workaround on it’s way or would perhaps installing the stock APK fix things? also is there a way to update this app in the future via the Play store?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    What device and OS/ROM you have?

  • krishna Chaudhary

    When I try to launch walkman .it shows walkmn stop working
    Please help me sir

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Try reflashing it. This time, also wipe cache partition in CWM along with dalvik cache.

  • Adarsh

    I Checked in system/app….i dont find any sony apps installed there :(

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Install a root file browser, go to “system/app” folder and check if you can any of those apk files there.

  • Adarsh

    Hi Im Adarsh,
    Im using Galaxy S2 4.1.2 JB ROM with CWM Recovery & Siyah Kernel v6.0beta5

    i tried installing with below procedure…
    1) Wiped cache partition
    2) Install_from_sd_card option…
    install 3 zip files back to back i,e trackid zip…walkman zip…n album/movies zip…
    3) wiped dalvik cache…
    4) Rebooted system….
    but i still couldnt find any sony apps installed in app drawer…
    sm1 help me out to install walkman app…what could have been gone wrong..???

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    The apps are working fine?

  • Asyraf Kozato

    why my timescape and camera not working after i installed it… can u fix it

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    The device must be rooted.

  • Muhammad Fikri

    can i flash on xperia arc s with stock rom ics 4.0.4?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    The screen resolution might be a reason for FC. Anyways, try clearing app data and cache from Settings> Application Manager> All

  • Bayu Bramantyo

    I use p3100 jb stock rom, I just install walkman and movies, walkman runs perfectly, but when i open album movies always forceclose..

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    No.

  • Nam Pham

    can it run on 2.3.6 ?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    It can be made like that but it don’t you think it will sound odd?

  • admiral_199

    can you make the tracks playing continuous without a gap plz?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I already clarified that it’ll not work perfectly with 4.2.2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ngomaituan Tuấn Ngô

    Already done 3 dáy ago :)) so *ucking hard that I đin’t quit =))
    But still have problem: no sound effect! If I have sound effect of Sony or DPS Manager on Roms, it will be mute :((

    Anyway, this work well without sound effect.
    Still thinking why some of nedia files can be scaned.

  • Sanket Sonavane

    Thanks will wait then :)

  • Sanket Sonavane

    Alright will try it out and update this weekend

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, sorry for the late response. The Walkman and movies apps will not function properly until Xperia Z is updated to 4.2 and the apps are ported to other phones. They;ll run fine if you try on ICS or JB (4.1.2).

  • http://www.facebook.com/ngomaituan Tuấn Ngô

    I did install ttpod, it can scan all the mp3 file out. Reboot the phone then come to walkman and movie album again, nothing else happened… :( can you give me a detail for solve this?
    Thank you.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Yes, that’s is a known issue with 4.2.2. Try installing a media player that has codecs for most video types and try again. The apps work on all non-AOSP Roms that have a inbuilt media player with multi-codec support.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ngomaituan Tuấn Ngô

    I use on CM10 with 4.2.2, the player can’t scan for media? I can play it by open in file explore but can’t see all the media file in the player. so sad.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Not sure, I have not tested it on 4.2.2. You can try it and let us know.

  • Sanket Sonavane

    Small query, these downloads cannot be used on android 4.2.2 based roms.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I have tested it on S2, S3, Note and Note 2 and it is working fine. What error are you getting?

  • guideme

    hi there, i got samsung note with 4.1.2. i have tried many times but i couldnt get it. even I gonr threw the same process. so please guide me. my email id is guruloveu@gmail.com

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    All errors fixed now, give it a try!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    It will now work beautifully. Just updated the post.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, we have updated the post with the latest version that runs without problem, Check it now.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    In that case, restore the ROM and wait for a fix to come.

  • ravit sadh

    i install on my galaxy s2 4.1.2 but its not working unfortunate download music info has stop and in album also shows error message download stop what to do plz help

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, I did not get what you said.

  • David

    With clockworkmod is there any rhyme or reason the file names it gives your backed up ROMs?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I have tested andi it is not working on AOSP and CM.

  • http://www.facebook.com/VampireNinnja Saif Salim

    up to?i a said i am on cm9..that means 4.04..is it because i am using custom firmware that its not working on my phone?

  • http://twitter.com/_jatin23 jatin solanki

    i have download and install both the files on my note and two widgets also there but when i opened its say unfortunate download music info has stop and in album also shows error message download stop.. what to do?? i have done all the step as per tutorial..

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    It works only up to Android 4.1.2

  • http://www.facebook.com/VampireNinnja Saif Salim

    does not work on my arc s,running cm9.only album and video appers.the video app does not play ANY video,and the photo app does work,but the widget does not appear,and the mp3 app does not appear as well

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