POSTS TAGGED: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Get the Xperia Play Gaming Experience on the Xperia X10

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As virtually everyone knows, one of the coolest features of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is, without a doubt, it’s ability to play Playstation games. The capacity to play old favorites on an Android phone and have that nifty controller just sounded like such a good idea. The sad part being that not many other phones can share in the Playstation love.

For users of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, you can kiss those days of incompatibility goodbye. XDA Senior Member DiKeJ has been able to successfully port the Playstation certifications and the Xperia Play launcher to the X10, allowing users the same look, feel and access to Playstation games that the Xperia Play has.

The modification is pretty straightforwa. . . READ ON »

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Linux Tool Helps Users Generate Their Own Xperia Play Splash Screen

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Splash screens have a varied reaction. Some people love them, some people barely notice they’re there. For most people who enjoy flashing ROMs, the splash screen is often looked at more than their home screens are and they want it to be something they can consider eye candy.

For those toting around the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and are running Linux, you now have the ability to create your own. XDA Senior Member KieranFTW has released a tool for Linux users that converts ordinary png files into the proper format to use as a custom splash screen.

The process is relatively simple and is virtually harmless to the device. Just throw a few commands into the terminal, run the script and you get a hot off the press RLE f. . . READ ON »

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CPSEmu Brings CPS2 Games to Android

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If you were an arcade gamer back in the late ’90s or early ’00s, you will undoubtedly remember Marvel vs. Capcom. If that wasn’t quite up your alley, how about Super Street Fighter 2? No dice? What about Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter? In any case, these games are tied together because they all run on the legendary CP System II arcade board (commonly referred to as CPS2).

Now, thanks to XDA forum member Cpasjuste, we can relive this snippet from the Golden Era of 2-dimensional fighters on our Android-powered mobile devices. CPSEmu is a CPS2 emulator that should be compatible with the vast majority of CPS2 games. Furthermore, today’s revision to v1.1 adds performance opt. . . READ ON »

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Sony Ericsson Announces Ice Cream Sandwich For 2011 Models

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After Samsung, Sony Ericsson has also announced its plans for Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Also, not unlike Samsung, only its most recent models will get the update, exluding, for example, 2010’s Xperia X10.

If you’ve got a 2011 model, however, here’s the schedule for the phased rollout: starting in late March, the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray will get their skinned Android 4.0 goodness, while owners of the Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini and mini pro, Xperia pro and Xperia active will have to wait a month longer till late April.. . . READ ON »

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Reboot Options App For Xperia Variants

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For the Xperia X10/X8/X10 mini and X10 mini pro owners out there, you might be aware that XDA forum members DooMLoRD and MrHassell have developed and app to provide some reboot options in a convenient menu.

The app currently features:

  • Widget icon
  • Fast power off
  • Reboot command is itself very fast and the device reboots much faster
  • Reboot into recovery or custom kernel

The XDA member states that the plan is to make an Arc/Play/Neo compatible version which will only have the Reboot and Power off version initially, but once recovery is working properly, it will be modified to support reboot into recovery.

For info and links to the current app, and to follow progress on support for the Xperia Arc, Play and Neo, head on ov. . . READ ON »

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Camera Mod For Xperia Play

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If you’re an owner of a Sony Xperia Play, you might have thought that using the R button makes sense when using the camera. However this is not an option on the stock camera.

Luckily, XDA forum member Zoop57 has thought about this and modified the app to enable the R button as the shutter button for taking photos and recording videos. not only that but the XDA member has also enable the L button to act as focus in photo mode.

There does appear to be a current bug where the shutter button on the screen remains highlighted until you tap the screen but the XDA member has started that this may be resolved in future.

The mod has been bundled up into an application, which is available for free on the Market. For further inform. . . READ ON »

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Rooting Your (Xperia) PLAY as Easy as Child’s Play?

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Not too long ago, our own talented news writer mic_888 covered the Sony Xperia PLAY launch event. Now it looks like the device has just been rooted. In typical XDA fashion, we just have to provide you with an easy way.

Thanks to XDA forum member Bin4ry‘s latest how-to guide, it looks like the answer to this article’s title is a resounding YES! You are now just three easy steps from rooting your Xperia PLAY.

1. Unlock Bootloader
Stick to lollylost100’s Tutorial

2. Download my package:
R800i WORLD .184

Open a Terminal (on windows Start->Run->cmd)

Now copy the downloaded package to the location of fastboot you used for unlocking.
Enter this command:

Windows:
fastboot flash system YO

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Goodies Extracted and Ported from Xperia Play

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Our ever growing list of add-ons and UI elements to make our devices unique keeps growing as time goes by. Sometimes, making them unique means to take things from several different places and combining them into one. XDA member myth999 started a thread with the extraction of the upcoming Sony Xperia Play’s PSP classic live wallpaper. But it seems that this thread has evolved into something else. You will find in the following posts to the opening post, some of Sony’s UI elements being extracted and with the ability to be installed in other devices running a minimum of Froyo (Android 2.2) or later. One of such apps is Timescape, which is classic to most Xperia devices. This is supposed to work fine for m. . . READ ON »

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XDA-Developers Attends Xperia Play Launch Event

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So, XDA-Developers was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Sony Xperia Play Launch Event in London tonight, giving us hands on time with the much anticipated new Android gaming phone!

The event was actually in a nightclub set up in a warehouse in the centre of London, with loud thumping music that all the geeks were straining over in the dark and dry ice in order to hear the Sony reps. However, this did not stop us from trying out the funky new phone.

The Xperia Play runs Gingerbread and feels pretty smooth and responsive switching from home screen to home screen and launching apps. The phone itself feels quite light and plasticky but sturdy at the same time. The slide mechanism in particular felt smooth and stable. . . READ ON »

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