Now long ago, we brought you news of a ParanoidAndroid, AOKP, and CM10 mashup kang ROM for the Galaxy Ace, which was originally developed by Recognized Contributor szl.kiev for the Xperia Ray. It was a pretty cool concept. Essentially, it merged some of the features of AOKP, CM, and ParanoidAndroid all into one flashable ROM. We don’t often see firmware mashups unless something is being ported. Now, the Sony Xperia Pro has its own similar mashup.
XDA Forum Member mang.agoest has released the kang for the Xperia Pro and named it PACman. As you could imagine, it has features from all three source ROMs. The working list includes:
- USB Mass storage
- FM (for some country)
- Brightness & auto brightness
- Camera video recording 720p (no need to set audio sampling rate to 44.1kHz)
- AOKP ROM Control
- PA Paranoid Preferences
- Tablet UI
- Front camera
- Wifi AP tether
Since there is no list of things not working, it’s safe to assume that not much is broken.
If you’d like to check it out, visit the original thread.
Getting a device rooted is always a big deal. After all, the vast majority of cool stuff created by our developers requires root access. As such, devices get rooted pretty often. However, then there are firmware updates. In most cases, it’s a small update, and rooting again is no big deal. Other times, it’s going to a whole different version of Android. Many devices have received official updates from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich, but once there, there’s still going from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4. For users of the Sony Xperia Arc, Pro and Arc S, there is no need to worry because 4.0.4 has already been rooted.
The method was originally posted by XDA Senior Member Overlo4d as a way to help get Xperia Pro, Arc, and Arc S users to rooted 4.0.4. However, the method could be a tad convoluted for some, so XDA Forum Member panicc.co created an easier guide for the more novice users out there. The process itself isn’t so bad. Users will need Flashtool 8 to get started, and a couple of downloads depending on where you’re coming from. Once all the files are in place, users simply flash the pre-rooted kernel.