POSTS TAGGED: Sony Ericsson

Customize Walkman Button on Some Xperia Devices

Walkman

One of the more fun modifications out there is changing the hardware or capacitive buttons to something else. Mods exist that turn the search capacitive key into a camera button for some devices, for example. For those out there with Sony Ericsson Xperia devices with a Walkman button, you are now among those that can have those mods.

XDA Forum Member kenny313 has figured out the file that would be needed in order to modify the Walkman button to change it into a search button. From there, it is possible to change it to open pretty much any application or use any phone function that the user chooses. The file is called pm8058-keypad.kl, and you’ll need your favorite root file manager application to find it and . . . READ ON »

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Place the Clock in the Center of the Status Bar on Some Xperia Devices

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Most themes carry a standard template. Modifying the drawable files in the SystemUI.apk and Framework-res.apk and creating something good looking and unique. Some themes are more like modifications and make unique changes to the phone itself.

As is the case with XDA Senior Member black_jackss, who has create a modification for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Active and Ray that will take the clock in the notification pane and move it from the right side to the center.

The process is pretty straightforward, but involves some knowledge of read/write settings and ADB so if you’re not comfortable with those, then you should try to read up before attempting. The method:

1.Pull SystemUI.apk from /

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Sony Ericsson Users Can Alter Quadrant Scores With Simple Hack App

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The Quadrant Standard benchmark app has been a staple for identifying how powerful a device can be. While there are some skeptics out there, many people depend on Quadrant scores to determine which phone is truly the most powerful.

Well for owners of the Sony Ericsson Xperia line up, you can make your phone go just a little bit harder. XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD of Team Utterchaos has an app that will apply an I/O hack to rooted SE Xperia phones that will boost the Quadrant Standard scores of phones that employ the boost.

As DooMLoRD explains:

install app
start app
accept SU permission
click on BOOST
start quadrant
run benchmark
ENJOY the boost in score :P

There’s a few tips and tricks involved with getti. . . READ ON »

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Auto Installer for Sony Xperia Line Helps Get ClockworkMod Recovery to Users Easier

xperia cwm thing

Installing a recovery on a phone has the potential to be challenging. On some devices, it’s as easy as flashing a kernel. On others, it’s knowing how to use ADB in your command prompt (or terminal) to push the recovery to the correct partition and hope you didn’t just turn your beautiful device into a very expensive paperweight.

In either case, XDA Senior Member pvyParts and friends have posted an application that will install a recovery straight from the app itself. No need for computers, debug mode or any of the other potential problems some people may have with other methods. Says pvyParts:

This App will work with the 2011 Xperia porfolio. it will install CWM into the system partition so you

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Sony Ericsson to Upgrade 2011 Models to ICS

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Ice Cream Sandwich has been a product of epic shoving-down-throat proportions, and we’re about to shove it some more. The Sony Ericsson Blog announced today the manufacturer will be working on merging their own Android experience with the new 4.0 iteration on their 2011 “portfolio”.

“2011 Xperia Portfolio” refers to the following products: Xperia arc and arc S, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo and neo V, Xperia mini and mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active, Xperia ray as well as Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman.

“More detailed information regarding this upgrade, timing and global availability” will be released soon, and considering the devices this portfolio includes, it should be an update to look f. . . READ ON »

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