POSTS TAGGED: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Xperia S Lock Screen Ported to Xperia Arc, Mini, Mini Pro, Active, Ray, Now With Shortcuts

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Sony Xperia development is a whirlwind of sharing and porting. There seemingly isn’t anything released on any given Xperia device that isn’t eventually ported to the other Xperia devices. From the launcher, to apps, and many other things, the Sony Xperia line is the epitome of developmental sharing. That said, the Sony Xperia Arc as well as the Sony Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Active, and Ray have all received a port of the Sony Xperia S lock screen.

XDA Senior Member AeonWorld ported the lock screen to the Xperia Arc. A few days later XDA Senior Member ThilinaC ported the mod to the Mini, Mini Pro, Active, and Ray. However, during that port, ThrilinaC also added a mod to customize the app shortcuts on the lo. . . READ ON »

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Latest ICS Build for Xperia Pro Leaked

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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 fla. . . READ ON »

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Mod Pack for Xperia Arc Brings Big Changes

Xperia Arc Mod Pack

With the release of the Sony Xperia S, the Xperia S UI and applications have been making their rounds to the other devices in the Xperia lineup. For those Xperia users who don’t have some Xperia S love yet, just be patient. It’s probably coming.

For those holding on to their Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, your patience has paid off. XDA Forum Member pajoneer has released a self proclaimed big mod pack that includes a lot of goodies with many goodies coming from the Xperia S.

The mod is easy to install. Simply flash in ClockworkMod recovery and you’re off to the races. As the name implies, the mod pack is pretty big and includes a number of fun features including:

mega bass
beats audio
music player from Xpe

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Xperia Arc, Neo and Ray Receive 15-Button Status Bar

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Some of the most underrated modifications that developers make  are the status bar widget modifications. Being able to pull the status bar down and change everything from 2G and 3G (on some phones, even 4G), turning Bluetooth and WiFi on and off and even having a flashlight toggle.

XDA Senior Member hansip87 released a modification for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray that gives Ice Cream Sandwich users a 15-button status bar. The developer is also adapting the mod for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. The modification is pretty simple and actually includes more than one mod. Not only is there a 15 button status bar widget included, but it also includes a 6-in-1 mod, specifically fo. . . READ ON »

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Modify Your Xperia Arc With Anywhere From 3 to 11 Home Screens

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For most people, being able to change the number of home screens on their Android devices requires getting an aftermarket launcher application, such as ADW.Launcher or LauncherPro. However, some people enjoy the stock launchers that come on their phones, and would rather be able to customize it than replace it entirely. For those carrying the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, you can now literally crank it up to 11. Pun squarely intended. XDA Senior Member vr5411 has created a thread that has produced mods that will allow anyone with the Xperia Arc to choose how many home screens they want—from 3 to 11.

The modifications are actually modified home.apk files that can be put onto the device and installed like an. . . READ ON »

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Workaround for the Xperia Neo and Xperia Arc 0% Battery Issue

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For the unaware, there is a bug for some Sony Ericsson Xperia phones—namely the Xperia Neo and the Xperia Arc—which causes the battery gauge to misread the charge as 0%. Though there is no inherent danger, the bug is still annoying. The bug primarily appears when users downgrade from 2.3.4 to 2.3.2. XDA Senior Member Bazoocaze has posted a workaround for the Neo and Arc to make the 0% bug a thing of the past.

FuelGaugeApp fixes the 0% bug and gives users accurate battery monitoring. Using it is very simple—just install it like you would any other 3rd party apk. The patch has also been integrated into several kernels, some of which are ICS friendly. Despite the ease of use, the method itself is a l. . . READ ON »

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Sony Leading the Android Pack–Official ICS Beta Released for Xperia Models

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It looks like ever since the second half of last year, manufacturers have begun approaching us with a lot more interest and with somewhat open arms. We have seen many things ranging from HTC going back on their locked bootloader initiative, to Samsung updating their repo’s almost immediately upon new releases are in the wild, to even Asus releasing a tool to unlock the bootloaders on its infamous Transformer Prime. Whether they are getting into the community spirit or they simply want to get some help from some of the very talented individuals who roam this place is a question to which only them have the answer. Either way, we rip on the benefits of their recently new-found love for devs.

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Full Touch Recovery Released for Some Sony Ericsson, Huawei and Samsung Phones

Touch Recovery

Choosing your recovery is a big deal. For most people, they’re luck enough to get at least one good one and it’s usually ClockworkMod Recovery. On other devices, though, users can have two, three up to half a dozen choices for their recoveries. For some select devices, they now even have the option for a touch recovery or a recovery you can use sans the hardware keys.

XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD and XDA Senior Member Napster or Team UtterChaos have been working hard to get their special blend of touch screen recovery out to as many phones as possible.

Currently, those carrying the Samsung Galaxy SL, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and the Huawei Ideos 6 can be a part of t. . . READ ON »

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Tool Gives Xperia Arc Users Ability to Unpack/Repack and Modify Image Files

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Sometimes development can be fueled by nothing more than a well made tool or tutorial that gets people started. In most cases, it’s some sort of kitchen that takes some of the hard parts of making a ROM and turns it into a simple menu option. In other cases, it’s a 10 minute tutorial showing users what’s what and how to do things.

The latter is the case for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc users, as XDA Senior Member iridaki has taken the time to write an entire tutorial on unpacking, repacking and modifying the image files.

The pre-requisites are relatively simple to understand, and include:

Requirements:
1. Linux (any form will do, for example virtual box etc)
2. Perl (already included in Ubuntu, me thi

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