POSTS TAGGED: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

View Contact Pictures in Style with InfiniteView Mod

InfiniteView Contact Pictures Mod for Xperia Play

If you own a Sony Ericsson Xperia device, you’ve surely noticed your contact pictures getting stretched or cut off in the contacts app. While it doesn’t exactly cause any functionality loss, it definitely spoils the aesthetics of the interface. Luckily, you can now fix this issue and even apply a slick gradient to your contact pictures with the InfiniteView Contact Picture Mod.

This mod was created by XDA Forum Member AeonWorld, who shared it with us here on XDA. As you can see, the mod makes the contact pictures large squares. It is recommended to use a Facebook sync app to pull high-res pictures of your contacts for better results. The gradient variant of the mod adds a nice grey gradient t. . . READ ON »

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Fix Xperia Play Touchpads and O Button Problems on CM9.x

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Touchpads Fix

For all the mobile gaming enthusiasts out there, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is the perfect combination of a handheld gaming console and an Android phone. With its touchpads and Playstation buttons, playing games on the device is a PSP-like experience. But what happens when you flash a custom ROM like CyanogenMod 9 or 9.1 and find yourself stuck with malfunctioning touchpads and the O button? XDA Forum Member santiis2010 found himself in a similar situation and discovered a very simple solution to it.

The reason for this problem is that the device is identified incorrectly in the build.prop of CM9/9.1. The product model is defined as ‘Play,’ the product brand as ‘Sony,̵. . . READ ON »

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Turn Your Xperia Play Into an Xperia S

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Running one Android phone’s skinned UI on a different Android phone is always an interesting experience. Experiencing what owners of a different device feel in comparison to what you’re already using can not only be useful for a possible future jump to a different device, but it’s always cool to show your friends the real versatility of Android.

For users carrying the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, you can now run most of the UI and applications from the Sony Xperia S, should you so choose. XDA Forum Member jjkkyu has ported many of the components of the Xperia S interface to the Xperia Play for users to check out.

The mod includes the following Xperia S components:

1.Xperia S style UI.
2.Xperia S ho

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PSXPeria Now Mostly Working for the Xperia Play

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The PSXPeria Project is one of those pieces of software that isn’t very well known, but one that everyone who owns a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play should have. The premise, as stated in its Github:

This tool will take a PSX image that you legally own and convert it to be playable on the Xperia Play with the emulator extracted from the packaged game “Crash Bandicoot.”

For those who don’t quite know what that means, it basically says that this software will take any legally owned PSX image and make it work on the Xperia Play. Who doesn’t want that? XDA Senior Members fma965 and Masters2150 have worked diligently together, along with some help from some others, to bring Xperia Play users . . . READ ON »

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Editorial: Development of Dual-Boot Technology Unfortunately at a Standstill

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Perhaps you remember the days of the very first Android ports to Windows Mobile phones such as the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC HD2. Beside the fact that this groundbreaking development was one of the factors that ultimately led to the end of Windows Mobile development on XDA, it did bring some innovative features to the table. Dual boot for example. It was revolutionary to be able to choose between Android and Windows Mobile. After a few months, when people started to move to newer phones, and this innovation ultimately got buried under the huge mess mass of development for Android phones.

It seems there is currently only limited active development for a dualboot system for native Android phones. There have been . . . READ ON »

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Dual Boot Your Favorite ROMs on Your Xperia Play

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Anyone with on XDA will have undoubtedly gone through quite a few different ROMs in their respective devices. More often than not, this is partially due to us never being completely happy with a single one. It could be because the theme doesn’t necessarily appeal to us, or maybe a you need to use a ROM due to a certain feature, such as EPST on Sense ROMs. For this purpose, there is always the option of dual booting (assuming that your device can do it) What if you could just switch back and forth ROMs easily on your Xperia Play? Lets say that you are torn between rooted stock and AOSP but you really cannot make up your mind on which one to use daily. Well, thanks to the efforts of  XDA member KeiranFTW, you now ha. . . 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

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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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Get Japanese Game Loco Roco on the Xperia Play

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They may not surprise most people, but not all games that are made in Japan make it out of Japan. Sure, they’re released there, but no one wants to spend the time and money to translate them and send them on their way to other countries. That, however, doesn’t mean that we don’t still want them.

XDA Member w4lkm4n has devised a method that will get the Japanese game Loco Roco to anyone with a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play that wants it.

The method is relatively easy to implement and involves installing a modded version of PSpocket and Pstore along with a quick tweak to the build.prop to change your phones internal model. From there it’s simply doing some navigation and it’s all yours. The e. . . READ ON »

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