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Android 4.4 KitKat comes to several 2011 Sony handsets, unofficially of course

Thanks to the efforts of the Legacy Xperia project, unofficial Cyanogenmod 11 ROMs are now available for select 2011-era Sony handsets including the Arc, Arc S, Xperia Ray and many others.
December 2, 2013

Just last week, Android 4.4 KitKat came to several newer Sony Xperia devices via unofficial builds of CyanogenMod 11. For those with Sony handsets from 2011, now it’s your turn to get your hands on unofficial CM11 as well!

Thanks to the LegacyXperia Project, the following devices can now get Android 4.4 KitKat via CM11: the Xperia Arc, Arc S, Neo, Neo V, Mini, Mini Pro, Active, Xperia Pro, Xperia Ray and Live with WalkMan.

While the ROMs are said to be reasonably stable for early builds, it’s important to note that several features aren’t working on these legacy device ROMs including FM radio, 720p video recording, HDMI and Wi-Fi tethering. Wi-Fi is working, but not without some bugs.

Whether or not the updates are good enough to be daily drivers depends on if you’re willing to live with a few quirks or not. As always, proceed with caution and the understanding that things can (and do) go wrong when it comes to the ROM scene. For more details on what to expect, you’ll want to head on over to the official LegacyXperia Project site.

Has anyone tried any of the ROMs on their 2011 Sony device? If so, how was your experience and would you recommend installing the ROM to others? Let us know in the comments below!