{Play/Neo L}[DEV][WIP][KitKat 4.4.4][CM11.0] LegacyXperia

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By mikeioannina, Recognized Developer on 2nd July 2014, 10:08 PM
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#include <std_disclaimer.h>
 * Your warranty is now void.
 * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
 * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
 * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
 * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
 * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
This is still experimental.
Camera is not working yet

This is an unofficial build of CM11.0.
This is an attempt to stay close to official cm11.0 and not make crazy hacks to make things working.

This is a pure CM build, only contains official CM features. I will not add any other external feature/app/etc.

For an up-to date working/not working list, bug tracker, useful guides & FAQ, visit our website:

WARNING: This ROM uses a modified internal memory layout.
Our /system partition is originally 400MB but this space is not enough for a fluid kitkat experience and a full installation with proper google apps.
Our /cache partition is also too small to fit art-cache when we enable the ART runtime. We originally had 100MB /cache but art-cache needs ~150mb of free space.
I have repartitioned the internal memory layout, giving:
450mb in /system
469,5mb in /data
8mb in /cache

If you want to use this ROM you will always have to use the included kernel or use a kernel that includes the layour changes. Bug reports with non-standard kernels will be ignored.
You will have to wipe the device and make a clean install.
You cannot restore nandroid backups from previous android versions or restore nandroid backups from this ROM to other ROMs that don't use the new partition layout since you risk corrupting the data.
I suggest to use Titanium Backup, Helium or any other similar app to backup your data if you really need to.

* Have the stock ICS 4.1.B.0.587 full ftf flashed (doesn't matter if you have flashed it in the past or if you flash it before installing cm11.0, it will work both ways)
* LT15i (Arc) users need to flash LT18i (Arc S) ftf
* MT15i (Neo) users need to flash MT11i (Neo V) ftf
* R800i (Play) users need to flash MT25i (Neo L) ftf

Steps required for correct installation (order is important):
1: Flash boot.img in fastboot & reboot into recovery
1.1 (optional): If the device is not booting, reboot to bootloader again and run:
fastboot erase system
fastboot erase userdata
2: Enter recovery, go to mounts and storage
3: Format /system, then /data and then /cache (Important step!)
4: Flash update zip
5: Flash gapps (recommended package is the one provided in the link below)

Steps 1.1, 2 & 3 are not needed when you install new cm11 nightlies on top of older cm11 builds in the future

If you want to return to a ROM that doesn't use the new partition layout, you need to follow the above steps again (only replace boot.img & update zip with the ones you want to use).

How to build:
[GUIDE][DEV] How I build my own CM11.0 test builds

Release/nightly changes

Working/Non-working list
CM11.0 with new kernel 3.4 status


Recommended Google Apps:
Google Apps Minimal Edition

Following xda's rule #12 spirit: If you are developing something that is based on my work, you MUST first seek my permission, you must add my name in the credits and you must add links pointing to my original thread and to my github sources.
Breaking this rule will lead me to report the thread to the moderators.

NEW!!! BUG Tracker
If you want to help fixing those bugs, please report the bugs in the bug tracker. Thanks!
Logs are needed (logcat/dmesg/last_kmsg), not just "got FC" or "+1" useless replies.

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LegacyXperia, ROM for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

mikeioannina, nobodyAtall, pcfighter, Blefish
Source Code:

ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
ROM Firmware Required: Latest version of official ICS firmware: 4.1.B.0.587 or the latest supported baseband: 8x55A-AAABQOAZM-203028G-77
Based On: CyanogenMod

Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: nightly 20140702
Beta Release Date: 2014-07-02

Created 2014-07-02
Last Updated 2014-11-30
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New build coming
# Nightly build 20140702 - cm-11.0
- Latest cm11.0 changes
- Updated to Android 4.4.4

Builds for both devices will be uploaded until tomorrow.
Everything except WiFi, BT & Camera should be working.
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Yhaaaa !!! You are awesome :3
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Congratulations Mike, you did a great job, where I can help I will be testing ...
I would also like to say something, I have a Galaxy 5 and the most popular developer for he had space problems for kitkat, but he and the crew are androidarmv6 of parabens, the Galaxy 5 has only 160 mb of space for system and flows nicely ....
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3rd July 2014, 12:40 AM |#6  
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Thank you, and congratulations on the excellent work!
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Wow its not a dream anymore to have a working kitkat release for xperia play thanks dev!

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It's awesome to finally see KK on our Play. Job well done sir!
3rd July 2014, 06:51 AM |#9  
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Why and which mt25i ftf do we have to flash?

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3rd July 2014, 07:22 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by Spatinator

Why and which mt25i ftf do we have to flash?

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to make system partition bigger same as neo l .. 400mb again flash lxp kernel to increase system partition even bigger 450mb ..
congrats guys finally has a kitkat build on play & neo .. credits to developers now whole 2011 devices on latest android ( not the android l :P)
3rd July 2014, 08:13 AM |#11  
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i think we dont need MT25i (Neo L) ftf because we can unlock our partition by flashing .62 vendor or .79 once
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