SONY XPERIA PLAY Posts on XDA

Sony Now Allowing Verizon Xperia Play Bootloader Unlock

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...

FlymeOS Ported to the Xperia Play

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...

Unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean Ported to 14 Sony Xperia Devices

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...

NxtLockScreen with Music Toggles on the Xperia Play

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...

ROM Hub for Xperia 2011 Lineup Brings All of the Goodies

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...

AROMA-Enabled SuperSpeed Bloat Remover for Xperia PLAY

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...

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

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...

Paranoid Android Hybrid ROM Ported to the Xperia Play

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...

Easy Bootloader Unlock Guide for the Xperia Play

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...

This Week in Development – XDA TV

This week on XDA TV, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye gives us a basic rundown through some of this week's biggest development stories. In addition to talking about some April Fools news, Shen highlights the release of the HTC One line and how it should not be compared with the OMAP-based Galaxy Nexus. He then...

Xperia Play Gets Official ICS Beta

Well, it seems that Sony (not Ericsson) is doing everything in their power to try and get the developer community back on their good side once again. Over the last couple of months, the electronics and media giant has been hard at work pushing early betas for some of their devices in the Xperia series...

Xperia S UI Ported to Non-Xperia Devices

A few days ago PoorCollegeGuy posted an article explaining a method of taking the UI from Sony's new Xperia S and using it on an Xperia Play. Now that's all fine and dandy for Xperia play users, but what about everyone else? For the rest of you looking to try Sony's sleek UI on non-Xperia...