Orignal post below...
Ok, it really annoyed me that when I flipped open the game pad I could only see the apps Sony Erricson allowed.... I have made some progress on this front, just not a 100% working fix yet
I'm not an expect, so please don't flame me if this is useless info!
Here goes the instructions....
I will warn those who have little skill in editing files this is not for you!
Here is how I added Solitare (free app from the android market) as a test to the Xperia Play Launcher....
First browse to
copy the to content.db file to your computer
edit the content.db
with SQLite (which you can download for free)
The info you need to edit is under browse data in SQLite, you need the pkg name of the app you want to include inside, as well as the full name of the app you are inserting… I simply replaced an app I wasn't bothered about in the launcher, my assumption would be that you can insert more by following the numbering convention used!
In the cover column you need to use -1 as the cover name and false under the menu...
then save the file
Now reboot the phone open the xperia play app, click on more games…. Then copy over the file…. I copied over the file while on more games….
Then kill the app in the settings (in mine shows as Android System), finally reopen the app and the added applications will show!
You then have the added apps you want in the launcher :)
Here is a screenshot of the added solitaire app as a test:
The big problem I have found so far is that the app very frequently ovewrites the .db For example on reboot or sometimes randomly, so at the moment it's not an actual fix...
I have attempted making the file read only but this crashes the app on opening...
But progress is progress any ideas moving forward? It would be nice to be able to slide open your play and see a bunch of emulators