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[ROM] Official Sony Xperia ICS Beta ROM for arc S, ray, neo V

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23rd February 2012, 05:34 PM   |  #1  
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Hi .
Today we release an Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) beta ROM, as a follow up to the previously released ICS alpha ROM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJbDl8aikUk

In line with our goal to support the open XDA developer community, we want to give you the chance to try out our coming upgrade to ICS (Android™ 4.0) in this beta version. While the ICS alpha ROM was an early preview, the ICS beta ROM have passed some certifications such as Modem type approval.

As with the alpha release you should have an unlocked boot loader http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com, and have the knowledge to switch between different ROMs.

Find the links to download the packages at Developer World.
Again we appreciate your feedback on the beta ROM in this small survey. Some of the improvements in the Beta release compared to the alpha release:
• Updated UI
• Updated Widget picker
• Lockscreen
• Connectivity turned on
• Updated email client
• Added quick dial

Lastly, we do follow the comments and new threads posted at XDA and we will very shortly release the open source archives for custom ROM community. I know the FreeXperia team working on CyanogenMod have made lot’s of progress on their custom ICS ROM and we try to support the team within the frames that we are allowed to operate.

/Karl-Johan “Kalle” Dahlström
Sony Developer Program
http://developer.sonymobile.com/
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23rd February 2012, 05:37 PM   |  #2  
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nice work SE/Sony Dev team!

since i got the 2nd post here might as well make it useful


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ok so i dont have much time so will make this quick...

  1. if u are on any Xperia 2011 device other than ARC S, RAY, NEO V then DO NOT FLASH THIS... cross flashing is NOT recommended... wait for the devs of ur devices to port it and provide update.zips for easy flashing

  2. make sure that u are on stock .42 firmware (though .58/.62 may also work)

  3. the ZIP file provided by SE/Sony CANNOT BE FLASHED VIA RECOVERY!!!! extract its contents and read on how to individually flash each file

  4. after individually flashing each file reboot device (fastboot reboot), wait for boot up and then power off device; then hotboot (fastboot boot boot.img) any kernel for UR DEVICE which has recovery ,e.g. latest CM9 kernel, remember HOTBOOT IT; DO NOT FLASH IT DIRECTLY... once device starts booting enter recovery and flash the packages u want (GAPPS, wifi/bt enabler, Superuser Fix)... after that reboot device... now u should be back on stock SE/Sony ICS Beta kernel and device should boot normally

  5. those guys who were having gsm/keypad crashes on leaked ROM check if gsm/keypad works correctly on this build

i will keep monitoring this thread and provide inputs when i can




useful links:

How to get ROOT,WIFI+BT, CWM Recovery, Face unclock + Gapps for ICS BETA
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23rd February 2012, 05:41 PM   |  #3  
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Its on my Neo now, wifi ,no face lock no but hay thanks Sony
Doom can we have a chat soon
Just would like to add it looks amazing no lag themes everything great
rom made

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23rd February 2012, 05:44 PM   |  #4  
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Please change the lockscreen to the stock ICS or something with similar capabilities
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23rd February 2012, 05:45 PM   |  #5  
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why is the Xperia Play being left out always?

how do u expect ppl to get those devices if the vendor themselves dont support it... just releasing this ICS test roms ONLY for the "newest" phone models is not fair...

other devices should also be supported.... especially the totally different zeus board (R800i/R800a/R800x)...
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im testing now,will report soon
can we all report in this thread rather than official survey by se,cause it feel comfortable here
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Sony is on fire ... Thanks Team Sony .. As always yous guys do an awesome job.
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Quote:
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@SE/Sony Devs

why is the Xperia Play being left out always?

Doom come n man get it flashed we need wifi fix next

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23rd February 2012, 05:49 PM   |  #9  
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Doom come n man get it flashed we need wifi fix next

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sorry mate i am busy for the next few days... dont have much time

i will get working on this, hopefully by monday...
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Great work, thanks SonyEricsson team.
One question, it works all or some functionality is still missing?

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