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Latest ICS Build for Xperia Pro Leaked
Developers, start your engines. Or your computers. Or whatever you need to start to get ready to develop things. It seems that with every release of a new Xperia device, that device is immediately stripped down and ported to every other Xperia device out there. This is interesting both because of the inherent difficulties in porting proprietary components and also because when something new is released, everyone gets something new. And for anyone looking forward to checking out everything the Xperia Pro has to offer, you’re in luck.
XDA Senior Member ameer1234567890 has leaked the latest ICS firmware goodness for the purposes of development. The firmware is for developers only, so attempting to flash this without modification on your device will not work. The release also includes the kernel and the ramdisk as well. The full package includes:
This is the latest ICS build for Xperia Pro from EMMA – SE external testing software.
It’s of use only for developers, as it’s boot, system, etc packaged into one file (there is
info around on how to unpack it) and by default it can’t be flashed on non-brown (not
For additional information, head over to the original thread.
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