Will Verduzco · Dec 22, 2011 at 03:16 pm

Extremely Alpha ICS Port Appears for Xperia PLAY

Just under a week ago, we broke news that Sony Ericsson became the first major vendor to offer an official ICS update. Although the release was technically an alpha build, the reception was overwhelmingly positive.

Unfortunately, many XDA members were left out in the cold since there were initially only 3 supported devices. While support was eventually added for a few more devices, many Sony Ericsson device owners were still left longing for Google’s most recent tasty treat.

However, this is XDA, folks. We are the land of cellular freedom, and our developers give us the tools necessary to overcome the limitations of our devices—arbitrary or not. To this end, XDA forum member nickholtus has ported the official alpha ICS release to the Xperia PLAY.

finally we have ICS fully booted on the xperia play!!

This is a very alpha build!!

Most things doesn’t work for now but this is the begin.

Those looking to get in on the alpha action should proceed to the ROM thread. However, as with any preliminary release, don’t expect this to be a daily driver any time soon.


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Jimmy McGee · Mar 3, 2015 at 06:00 am · 1 comment

True Silent Mode for Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...

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Emil Kako · Mar 2, 2015 at 01:03 pm · 1 comment

How Do You Usually Access the XDA Forums?

There are a number of different apps on the Play Store that make browsing the XDA portal and forums a fun experience on mobile, but we want to know: What's your favorite way to access the XDA forums? Do you prefer browsing on the desktop, mobile app, or mobile browser? If you use a mobile app, which one? Let us know how you connect with our community in the comment section below.

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Faiz Malkani · Mar 2, 2015 at 12:39 pm · 2 comments

Google Announces Plans for Projects Titan, Loon and Link

Once a year, top players in the mobile sphere gather for MWC, to show off what they've been working on and collectively set the standard for the year to come. Yesterday was a big day with the launch of HTC and Samsung's flagships, alongside numerous other announcements, and today it was Google's turn to take the stage. SVP Sundar Pichai took the stage in Barcelona to speak about Google's network initiatives, Project Link and Project Loon, as well as to...

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