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Revision as of 12:34, 13 March 2012

SE Xperia Play
SE Xperia Play.jpg
Model Number: See Page
Device Type: Phone
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson Sony Ericsson-icon.png
Release Date: March 2011
Operating System: Android Android-icon.jpg
Dimensions: 119 x 62 x 16 mm
Weight: 175 g
Display: LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 854 pixels, 4.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
RAM: Not Known
Internal Memory: 1GB (400 MB Available)
Memory Card: MicroSDHC, upto 32gb
Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB: Not Known
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
NFC: Not Known
Video out: Not Known
Camera: 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 0.3 MP VGA
Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Other features
Additional Features: Integrated Gamepad


There are different Version of the Xperia Play:

  • GSM Version (3G, Europe)
  • CDMA Version (4G, Verizone, USA)

The Xperia Play comes in 4 colours, Black, White, Stealth Blue (for Play 4G), Orange


Guides and Tutorials



  • What is rooting?

By rooting we general speak of gaining access to the root user on your device. The root user is the user with the highest rights (e.g. administrator) at your phone. Rooting is done by injecting the needed files to be able to switch to root rights. Therefor the common program su (substitute user) is used.

  • What are the downsides?

With rooting you generally void your warranty with most networks. But since root can be removed later (un-root) and nobody can tell if a phone ever was rooted you just can revert your phone to original state before sending it in.

  • How can it be done?
  • How to un-root?
    • Use the un-root function of the SuperOneClick if you used it for rooting.
    • Recover your Phone by using the recover function of SE PC Companion

CMW (Clockwork Mod)

  • Waht is it good for?

Clockwork Mod is a recovery environment. It lets you do many things starting with doing a system backup, recover later, flashing mods,...

Unlock Bootloader(BL)

  • Why do i need an unlocked Bootloader?

An unlocked Bootloader gives you the ability to flash custom kernels and roms. This gives you the ability to great modifications to they whole system.

  • Can every Play be unlocked?

There are some devices wich can be unlocked with the official SE method. For checking if your Phone can be unlocked please refer to the official guide. incomplete e.g. CDMA version

  • Is there any disadvantage?

Unlocking your bootloader voids your warrenty!!! So be sure what u do. This CAN'T be undone (Sony Ericson will always know that u unlocked your device)

Flashing Roms





internal Memory

As the Xperia Play is a gaming device u propably will install MANY apps and games on it - since the internal memory is quite limited there are several methods to "extend":

Xperia Tweak Tool


OC (OverClocking)

  • There are a few ways of overclocking, the simplest being root the phone, and install SetCpu
    • Others including installing a custom ROM that already had the software needed built in

CPU Governors undervoling




Modifications & Themes


Applications & Games





  • Why do I need another rom?

Another ROM gives you the ability to a complete new look and feel as well as updated kernels and apps. Even ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich)

  • What are downsides?

Beware not each ROM supports the Xperia Play Keys. Each Rom has different functions and abilities - for propper descriptions please read the instructions in the ROM Threads.

  • Wehre to get some?

Xperia Play Android Development

  • Special Roms

Darkforest ROM (for CDMA + GSM, no BL unlock needed)


  • When will we see official ICS on our device?

Press release has stated we will get it late March, early April 2012

  • Accessing the Service Menu

In your phone, open the dialer and enter *#*#7378423#*#* to access the service menu.

  • Phone Specifications

Official Full Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Specifications

  • How long does the Battery last and how can I extend battery life?

Sony stated... Stand-by-Up to 425 h (2G) / Up to 413 h (3G). Talk time - Up to 8 h 25 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 25 min (3G). Music play - Up to 31 h. However the actual results vary, as it's all dependent on what you have open on the phone. There are extended 3600mAh batteries (but the device will get much thicker, which a lot of people prefer) or can try to tweak your Xperia (under-volt,...). For tweaking please refer to the section.

  • Do i need a SIM card to play games on the Xperia Play?

No - however you will need one for gaining access to the markets

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