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Conan Troutman · Apr 22, 2012

FreeXperia Project Delivers CWM Recovery & CM9 for Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia S users rejoice. The FreeXperia Project, has released not only a ClockworkMod-based recovery for the device, but also an unofficial version of CyanogenMod 9. So if you've been longing for a little AOSP action, your wait is now over. First things first, before you begin installing that new ROM, you're going to need a nice new recovery image. XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD has ported his version of a CWM-based recovery entitled DooMRecovery to the Xperia S. If you're...

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jerdog · Apr 8, 2012

Sony Xperia X10 Gets New Life From Xperia S Port

The Sony Xperia X10 was one of Sony Ericsson's first forays into the Android smartphone world, and it's been a solid product over the years. It originally shipped with Android 1.6 Donut and has since been updated to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread as recently as Fall 2009. That's almost 2 full years from when the device was originally released. For all the naysayers about Sony, they've been one of the few manufacturers to continue to support their older phones. With the...

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Former Writer · Mar 29, 2012

First Steps Towards Branding / De-Branding of the Xperia S

There's nothing quite like the scramble of keyboards hard at work getting things done for freshly released devices---achieving root, getting the bootloader unlocked, releasing ROMs and kernels, the mods and tweaks and even the ports and themes. Owning a freshly released device gives the same excitement, knowing that all those things are coming. For the Sony Xperia S, that time is right now. Despite the bootloader unlocking and s-off firmwares being released relatively recently, the work for other modifications has...

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Former Writer · Mar 27, 2012

Mod Pack for Xperia Arc Brings Big Changes

With the release of the Sony Xperia S, the Xperia S UI and applications have been making their rounds to the other devices in the Xperia lineup. For those Xperia users who don't have some Xperia S love yet, just be patient. It's probably coming. For those holding on to their Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, your patience has paid off. XDA Forum Member pajoneer has released a self proclaimed big mod pack that includes a lot of goodies with many...

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Conan Troutman · Mar 26, 2012

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 device, XDA member ra3al has been hard at work with you in mind. He has managed to port the entire UI from the Xperia S...

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Former Writer · Mar 22, 2012

Turn Your Xperia Play Into an Xperia S

Running one Android phone's skinned UI on a different Android phone is always an interesting experience. Experiencing what owners of a different device feel in comparison to what you're already using can not only be useful for a possible future jump to a different device, but it's always cool to show your friends the real versatility of Android. For users carrying the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, you can now run most of the UI and applications from the Sony Xperia...

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jerdog · Mar 20, 2012

Sony Releases Xperia S Source and Provides Build Guide

Sony has made great strides in completely reversing their stance towards the independent developer community recently, including being the only manufacturer to officially release beta builds of ICS for their phones. Now they have released the source for the Xperia S along with instructions on how to build the kernel. They've even included a proprietary file from Qualcomm, Resource Power Manager, and an image-generation script. The source is located out on their Opensource Archive, and you can see their blog...

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Conan Troutman · Mar 3, 2012

Sony Xperia S – Tutorial for Unlocking/Relocking the Bootloader & Rooting

After having been released for less than a week, and with a forum added only a few days ago, the Sony Xperia S is the most recent device to find a home on XDA. Even so, we're already pleased to bring you information on how to unlock and relock the bootloader, as well as how to root your brand-spanking-new device. XDA senior member DooMLoRD put together a very comprehensive tutorial on dealing with the bootloaders, which is based on lollylost's similar...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 27, 2012

Forum Added Sony Xperia S

Back at CES in January, we posted our hands-on with the Sony Xperia S phone. A month and a half later, the device is finally for sale. Packing a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 SoC, a 4.3" 1280x720 display with a mind-boggling 342 ppi, and a full gigabyte of RAM into just 10.6 mm; the Xperia S is certainly noteworthy. As such, we have given it a home here in our forums. Continue to the new forum to join...

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