The Xperia lineup of phones get’s its own take on the ROM Manager. Xperia CWM Auto-Instaler (not a typo) is an app that will download, and flash the ClockworkMod recovery onto your Xperia device in no time. Even better, once the recovery is flashed, you can easily boot into it via the app. The most important bit, is the fact that you can now flash the recovery while still having a locked bootloader. The app currently supports the Xperia Arc, Arc S, Mini and Mini Pro (not X10 Mini / Pro), Active, Play (mixed reports), Neo and possibly more, but only these are known to be compatible right now. Read More
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.
Finally there is some great news for Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners as some fellow Androiders have managed to port Xperia Play Games Launcher on this phone. The hack basically allows you to experience the Xperia Play launcher’s awesomeness that’s currently restricted to Xperia Play users only. All credit for this tweak / port goes to DikeJ and DCQua at XDA developers.
Extended power menus are not always available to all rooted Android devices. Such is the case with Sony Ericssons Xperia line of Android phones. If you have any of the devices as mentioned in the title above and not running a custom ROM, or the custom ROM has no extended power menu, this app by XDA-Developers forum member DoomLoRD
is just what you need for your rebooting needs. From shutting down, to rebooting into recovery, you have it all. Read on for more!
If you ever wondered taking pictures or recording video on your Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Android phone using the R button, then it is now possible. Recently Zoop57 from XDA Developers has released a mod that allows you to capture video and snaps using the console R button on your phone. This hack comes in shape of a modified and re-engineered Xperia Play camera APK which is easily downloadable from Android Market. The current status of this APK works flawless on rooted Xperia Play phones, but the shutter button on screen remains highlighted even after you have captured the image or video. For now you can simply tap the screen to get rid of it and the developer has promised a fix for this issue in upcoming releases of this hack. Read More
Earlier we had covered the guide on rooting the SE Xperia Arc and Neo
, but that left out the much hyped and anticipated Xperia Play. This guide will attempt to help you root your Xperia Play in no time. As in the case of the Arc and Neo, gaining root on the Xperia Play is a relatively simple task as well. Read on to root your Xperia Play!