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2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia Devices Taste Android 4.4 KitKat

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Ever since Google unveiled Android’s latest flavor, 4.4 KitKat, users have been on the edges of their seats, biting their fingernails in anticipation of trying it out on their own devices with an official update or with custom ROMs. This is no different for owners of the aging and relatively old Sony Ericsson Xperia devices of 2011, being the Xperia Arc, Arc S, Pro, Ray, Mini, Mini Pro, Active, Live, Neo and Neo V.

Thanks to the efforts of XDA Recognized Developer mikeioannina, users of the aforementioned Xperia devices will not be left out in the cold, as mikeioannina has brought Android 4.4 in the form of an unofficial CyanogenMod 11 build. Credit must also be give to XDA Recognized Developer nobodyAtall. . . READ ON »

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Linux 3.0.8 Kernel for 2011 Xperia Devices

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Some devices just refuse to die, no matter how long they’ve been around. That said, a team of devoted developers has come together to bring the Linux kernel 3.0.8 to every 2011 Xperia device.  The last official kernel release from Sony (Ericsson) for 2011 Xperia Devices was version 2.6.32.

XDA Recognized Developer nobodyAtall based this kernel on the ‘M7630AABBQMLZA404033I’ CAF tag, which is ‘the latest tagged release for this arch and is linux 3.0.8.’ The supported devices and the developer behind each one are as follows:

  • Xperia Mini by Recognized Developer nobodyAtall
  • Xperia Live with Walkman by pcfighter
  • Xperia Pro by XDA Senior Member M66B
  • Xperia Neo V by XDA S
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Jelly Bean Toggles, Status Bar Mods, and More for Xperia Mini, Pro, Active, Ray

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Many modifications are maintained for an extended period of time. However, sometimes mods are forgotten for a while and resurface with exciting changes. After all, new features on older apps can deliver an total facelift. Now, there is a modification for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Active, and Ray that’s making a comeback.

XDA Senior Member serajr has updated a modification that first began back in July. Since then, it has been updated to bring some Jelly Bean-like goodness to Xperia devices in a friendly systemUI mod for those running Ice Cream Sandwich. The feature list includes:

- New JB style 23 toggles with tabbed slider controls (Created by Me from Scratch)
– New Me toggle (to ed

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Smart Settings, AOSP Style Lock Screen, and More on Several Sony Xperia Devices

Smart Settings and Lock Screen Mod for Sony Ericsson Xperia Devices

Do you have a Sony Xperia Arc, Arc S, Neo, Neo V, Ray, Mini, Mini Pro, Active, Pro, Live with Walkman, or another similar Xperia series device from 2011? Why not add a whole bunch of goodies, including a feature-loaded Smart Settings app and AOSP-style lock screen? We’ve got just the right mod for you. XDA Senior Member gagan.u20 initially built this mod for his Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V, and has now shared it with us for all the aforementioned devices running a rooted stock ROM or a stock-based custom ROM.

The Smart Settings part of the mod offers CPU control, location-based Wi-Fi settings, Sony Bravia Engine 2, tabbed SystemUI with preferences for status bar customization, and the developer̵. . . READ ON »

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Camera Quality Mod for Xperia Ray, Active, Mini, and Mini Pro

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Making cameras better than they actually are has been kind of a trend here at XDA, as seen on the International Galaxy Note and the Nexus 7, among many others. Now there is a new mod for the Sony Xperia Ray, Active, Mini, and Mini Pro that adds a few new features.

This mod was released by XDA Senior Member Rizal Lovins. There may be some confusion because Rizal Lovins actually released a different camera mod for the Xperia Ray a couple of months ago. This new mod is for all four of the aforementioned devices. Some of the features include:

Camera Mod Fast Capture
Smooth HD Recording
HQ Stereo Audio Video Recording
Improved HD Video Audio to 256kbps From 128kbps
Format HD Video Recording changed to MPEG4 from H264 for bette

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Xperia T Applications Ported to Xperia 2011 Lineup

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Another Sony Xperia device was released recently. If you’re unfamiliar with the development culture of Xperia devices, that means that everything on the new Xperia device will be ported to every other Xperia device in short order. For now, though, the Sony Xperia Ray, Active, Mini, and Mini Pro have gotten a port of some Sony Xperia T goodies.

XDA Recognized Themer Pranav110089 has released a decently sized package of Xperia T goodies for the older Xperia devices. The initial release was reported as buggy, but Pranav110089 has been able to fix most of the bugs and the package is pretty much ready for daily use. The features includes:

* Xperia T Small Apps [Full Port for MDPI Devices]

* Xperia S lockscreen co

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Unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean Ported to 14 Sony Xperia Devices

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When it comes to multi-device releases, it doesn’t get much more straightforward than a widespread Sony Xperia release. Given how close the hardware and software is between devices, it isn’t overly difficult to get a single piece of software working on a number of devices. As such, unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean was ported to 14 Sony Xperia devices practically all at once.

XDA Recognized Contributor championswimmer, on behalf of the KangXperiaProject, brings us the ROMs. However, many thanks go to the FreeXperia Team, whose work was critical to the achievement. In championswimmer’s words:

It is very important to mention here that nothing, yes i repeat NOTHING was possible without the awe

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ROM Hub for Xperia 2011 Lineup Brings All of the Goodies

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It seems as though no device’s development is complete without a toolkit. Many devices have them, and many of them are compatible with more than one device. Some are pretty well known too, such as mskip’s Samsung Universal Toolkit or hasoon2000’s HTC toolkits. Despite being well known for cross device development sharing, there isn’t yet such a toolkit for the Sony Xperia 2011 lineup.

Looking to fill that hole is ROM Hub. Developed by XDA Senior Member xdevilium, the toolkit is compatible with a large number of Sony Xperia devices, including:

Sony Xperia Arc/Arc S
Sony Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Active and Ray
Sony Xperia Neo/Neo V
Sony Xperia Play

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Xperia GX Launcher Finds New Home with Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Active, Ray

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Given the extreme sharing nature of the Sony Xperia lineup, it was only a matter of time before the recently released Sony Xperia GX had its software ported to every other Sony Xperia device. Thus, the Sony Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Active, and Ray all got a port of the Docomo app from the GX.

Posted to the forums by XDA Senior Member Till-Kruspe, the Docomo application is essentially the launcher from the GX, along with some applications on the side. Unfortunately, many of the options for it are still in Japanese and in need of translation, so it’s hard to identify all of the features. According to Till-Kruspe:

very fast and fluid…you can add up to 12 home screens…and there is “KISEKAE&#

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