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Tomek Kondrat · Dec 24, 2014

The History of Flagships: Part I – Sony

Every OEM aspiring to conquer the mobile world undoubtedly releases its take on the so-called "flagship device". Phones or tablets described as flagship are premium-class devices with top hardware specifications and usually run the newest version of the Android OS and their custom UI modifications. Since the initial version of Android, brands like Sony, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola have released quite a few premium devices. We thought it would be a good to take a moment to review some of them...

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Former Writer · Mar 10, 2012

Customize Walkman Button on Some Xperia Devices

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...

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Former Writer · Feb 10, 2012

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

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....

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Former Writer · Feb 6, 2012

Sony Ericsson Users Can Alter Quadrant Scores With Simple Hack App

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...

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Former Writer · Jan 31, 2012

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

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...

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Sam Caplat · Nov 15, 2011

Sony Ericsson to Upgrade 2011 Models to ICS

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...

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