How to Update Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY with ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware

January 12, 2012
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There’s a new addition to the flavor of the Ice Cream Sandwich firmware of Sony Ericson Xperia Play.  When you update it with this firmware,  you’ll get a pre-rooted with Superuser and Busybox installed unit, included with ICS bootamination, deodexed ROM,  libs for baseband compatibility (will only work on -64 baseband, the ones from .62 firmware) and a added Trebuchet launcher (CM9 ICS 4.0.3 one).  These are just some of the features that you’ll surely enjoy . Should you want to experience ALL and I mean ALL features, then start with these easy steps in updating your firmware.

Note: 

  • Make sure that your device battery is charge atleast 60%
  • Backup your device data into your computer.
  • Turn on USB Debugging, on your homescreen tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development. Then, make sure that USB debugging is checked.   

Requirements:

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY with CWM Recovery
  • Computer
  • USB Data Cable
  1. First, Download ICS Android 4.0 Zip package.
  2. Then, Connect your phone to the computer using the USB Data Cable.
  3. Next, copy the downloaded zip file (DooMLoRD-PLAY-GSM-ICS-4.0.3-ROM-LEAKED-v01.zip) to the root directory of your SD card.
  4. Disconnect your phone to the computer and boot it in Clockworkmod Recovery.
  5. If you don’t have a CWM Recovery, just follow the method of installing CWM Recovery here.
  6. Once your in Clockworkmod Recovery make a Nandroid Backup just incase something goes wrong, you can restore it back easily. To do this, from the main menu select Backup and Restore> Nandroid Backup.  
  7. Then, go back to main menu select “Wipe data/factory reset” and “Wipe cache partition”.
  8. Next,  go back to main menu and select the option of  Install zip from sd cardChoose  zip from sd card> then choose DooMLoRD-PLAY-GSM-ICS-4.0.3-ROM-LEAKED-v01.zip to start updating your phone to Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware.
  9. Finally, after a successful update go back to the main menu and select  Reboot System Now.
  10. Congratulations you can now enjoy your newly updated phone.

Resources:

XDA Developers Forum

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