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Sony Now Allowing Verizon Xperia Play Bootloader Unlock

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Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve brought you news on bootloaders on Verizon getting unlocked. Verizon is notorious for making OEMs lock their bootloaders before releasing phones to the public. Apparently, there is at least one phone they don’t care about anymore, the Sony Xperia Play. It can now be unlocked via Sony’s bootloader unlocker website.

XDA Forum Member dt674 found that the Verizon version can now be unlocked on the website, whereas before it was unsupported. As dt674 explains:

Good news for all of you R800x users. Sony has finally added MEID support for unlocking your phone through their website.

I just went through the instructions on the Sony’s website for getting

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FlymeOS Ported to the Xperia Play

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A while back, we reported that the Meizu MX’s customized version of Android, Flyme OS, was ported to the AT&T Galaxy S II. Apparently, it generated some interest, as a similar port was released for the Xperia Neo V and L a couple of weeks later. Now, the Flyme goodness is spreading again. This time to the Sony Xperia Play.

XDA Senior Member emwno has released a port of the Meizu skin for the Xperia Play. It’s laid over Android 4.0.4, and for an early port, it isn’t half bad. There are only a few things that seem to be wrong or buggy, including:

Not Working:
Network tab in settings
Keyboard LED (Pro)
Auto LED off

Buggy:
Rotation
Lockscreen
Syncing

Everything else seems to be working just fine&. . . READ ON »

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Unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean Ported to 14 Sony Xperia Devices

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When it comes to multi-device releases, it doesn’t get much more straightforward than a widespread Sony Xperia release. Given how close the hardware and software is between devices, it isn’t overly difficult to get a single piece of software working on a number of devices. As such, unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean was ported to 14 Sony Xperia devices practically all at once.

XDA Recognized Contributor championswimmer, on behalf of the KangXperiaProject, brings us the ROMs. However, many thanks go to the FreeXperia Team, whose work was critical to the achievement. In championswimmer’s words:

It is very important to mention here that nothing, yes i repeat NOTHING was possible without the awe

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NxtLockScreen with Music Toggles on the Xperia Play

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Getting the next best thing isn’t always about getting entire ROMs ported to your device. Sometimes it can come through in pieces, one application at a time. In these cases, users get to experience the latest and greatest without having to flash a half working port. This has especially been true for the Sony Xperia line up, which really has set the gold standard in sharing development. Even Google wants to share with Sony Xperia. Now, Sony Xperia Play users are getting some more Xperia shared love in the form of a new lock screen.

Called NxtLockScreen, the lock screen gives users a fresh taste of Xperia goodness as well as a few other modifications. Some include a themed battery and a centered clock. The main f. . . READ ON »

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ROM Hub for Xperia 2011 Lineup Brings All of the Goodies

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It seems as though no device’s development is complete without a toolkit. Many devices have them, and many of them are compatible with more than one device. Some are pretty well known too, such as mskip’s Samsung Universal Toolkit or hasoon2000’s HTC toolkits. Despite being well known for cross device development sharing, there isn’t yet such a toolkit for the Sony Xperia 2011 lineup.

Looking to fill that hole is ROM Hub. Developed by XDA Senior Member xdevilium, the toolkit is compatible with a large number of Sony Xperia devices, including:

Sony Xperia Arc/Arc S
Sony Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Active and Ray
Sony Xperia Neo/Neo V
Sony Xperia Play

And there are a few more. The features of . . . READ ON »

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AROMA-Enabled SuperSpeed Bloat Remover for Xperia PLAY

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It has been said that there are three constants in life: taxes, death, and carriers and OEMs adding unnecessary bloatware. Ok, you got me. I added that last one on my own, but it has become no less real than the first two. In an effort to drive revenue and make up for the subsidies they have to give in order to sell a device on a contract, carriers put their own (often unnecessary) software on the device and leave it looking like the this article’s title image. This of course has an obvious negative effect, as the device does not perform as it was originally intended, and in turn provides a hampered experience for the user.

One of the reasons people come to XDA is to take ownership of their device back from the carriers . . . READ ON »

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Jelly Bean for the GSM EVO 3D, Xperia Play and Optimus GT540

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The spread of Jelly Bean across XDA would be alarming if it weren’t so wonderful. Devices old and new alike are enjoying the latest and greatest from Google to some capacity. Some of the more recent devices to get Jelly Bean are the GSM HTC EVO 3D, LG Optimus GT540, and the Sony Xperia PLAY.

While the GSM EVO 3D is following its CDMA sibling and the Xperia PLAY is following its X8 and X10 siblings, the Optimus GT540 is perhaps the lowest spec’d device to get Jelly Bean thus far. With a 600MHz processor, 156MB of RAM, and just 139MB of user-available storage space, getting Jelly Bean on the Optimus GT540—which also has a smaller development atmosphere than most, if not all, other devices we’ve . . . READ ON »

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Paranoid Android Hybrid ROM Ported to the Xperia Play

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One of the most recent types of development here on XDA is the idea of a hybrid ROM that melds tablet- and phone-based features into one ROM so that users can experience the best of both worlds. Paranoid Android is the first such hybrid ROM, and thanks to XDA Forum Member sechko, it is available for the Sony Xperia Play.

The port is on its second version, and is based on the FXP127 base. Sechko has fixed the UI crashing that plagued earlier attempts. In addition to the many features offered in tablet mode, there are different themes and kernels available to select from.

Head over to the original thread for more information.

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Easy Bootloader Unlock Guide for the Xperia Play

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If unlocking a bootloader were as easy as inserting a key and turning, there would be a many fewer people angry at Motorola. Unfortunately for new users, it isn’t and often involves manually entering commands. While this isn’t difficult, many new users can certainly appreciate a step-by-step guide to walk them through the process—especially when the guide explains each step and provides screen shots.

Thanks to XDA Senior Member fma965Sony Xperia Play users now have such a bootloader unlock guide to walk them through the process. Additionally, the guide has a few additional tidbits of information. For instance, some Xperia Play devices can have their bootloaders unlocke. . . READ ON »

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