Sony Ericsson Xperia Play gets ICS! Finally, after the Xperia Arc, Ray & Neo V got ICS ports, the Xperia Play seemed to have been left out in the cold. Not anymore thanks to XDA-Developer forum member nickholtus who has released what is an Alpha build, based on Android 4.0.1. So let’s take a look into what this ROM has to offer.
Further credits go to DooMLoRD (for his Arc build and his kernel), XperiaPlayer, Deanboro & DJ_Steve.
Ok, so here’s the deal, the ROM for now has a working touchscreen, data, Wi-Fi Bluetooth and GSM. That is it, everything else is subject to glitches and bugs, or otherwise broken. Is this meant for a novice user? Certainly not, the ROM could be extremely volatile for now and is only meant for advanced users to test out or play around with.
Images below courtesy of the developer. Click for a larger view.
Custom kernels have been made available for the build as well based upon DooMLoRDs arc v2 4.0.3 kernel. Listed below are the required files you need to flash, along with a brief instruction set on how you need to to flash the ROM on the Xperia Play.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Alpha 1 ICS ROM.
- Alpha 2 ICS ROM.
- Dalvik Cache Hack.
Bluetooth – GSM – WiFi Enabler.
- Custom kernel at 2.0 Ghz | 1.6Ghz. (Optional)
- Flash 4.0.A.2.48 using FlashTool.
- Flash boot.img using FlashTool.
- Hotboot RecoveryPlay.img using FlashTool. (fastboot boot recovery.img)
- Format /data /cache /system and dalvik cache.
- Install zip ALPHA1.zip
- Install zip ALPHA2.zip.
- Install zip dalvik-cache-hack-v01.zip.
- Install zip NastyPlay.zip (gsm enabler).
For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-developers.