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Installing ICS directly from Google

29th January 2012, 10:18 PM |#1  
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After reading all the postings about official ICS update from Sony, I just wonder whether it would be possible to just install ICS as a customized rom, the official Google version respectively. I mean, I could deal with losing all the Sony features. Did the same with my Arc S and it works properly.
 
 
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I think we might need to be able to root the device first in order to do that
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After reading all the postings about official ICS update from Sony, I just wonder whether it would be possible to just install ICS as a customized rom, the official Google version respectively. I mean, I could deal with losing all the Sony features. Did the same with my Arc S and it works properly.

Yep, we'd definitely need at least root and probably a working Custom Recovery too. A modded kernel would make things easier too, all of which are quite a feat to accomplish. At the moment, until we get root, we'll just have to make do with whatever official updates we get.
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If it was possible, screen should be calibrated too. Hardware buttons etc. Would NOT be possible, so sorry
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If it was possible, screen should be calibrated too. Hardware buttons etc. Would NOT be possible, so sorry

Hardware buttons are not necessary in ICS, since just like HC there is a bar at the bottom of the screen that houses the multitasking, home, back and contextual menu buttons.
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Would it be possible now? After the rooting? =)
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Root is just the first step. Recoveries and ROMs are still in the distant future I would imagine, but root is great!
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Would it be possible now? After the rooting? =)

as unclespoon mentioned, the short answer is no.

Root allows developers and users more access to their system, but the Tablet would need a custom bootloader and recovery before we could get anywhere on this kind of thing, both of which are a very serious undertaking.
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