As soon as the Xperia Z2 was announced, many Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact owners have wanted to know if they would ever see 4K video recording and Timeshift Video appear on their handsets. So far, this hasn’t been the case officially, but that hasn’t stopped some intrepid devs over at XDA to take matters into their own hands.
XDA member olokos brought the call to arms to port these new features to older Xperia handsets. This brought the attention of lagalaga and Riyal, who have worked together and provide a working port of 4K video and Timeshift video (120fps slow motion) to the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact.
We have confirmed reports of it working on both handsets. The main feature not working is SteadyShot whilst shooting 4K, which causes the app to freeze. If your phone is rooted and you want to give this a try then head over to XDA for the necessary files.