Update Sony Xperia Active and Sony Xperia Play with CM9 RC1
CyanogenMod 9 is getting stable and this is something that has opened up many options for the users. This is Android 4.0 build and now it has taken a dependable form with CM9 RC1 release. CM9 RC1 for Xperia Active and Xperia Play indicate that this launch is quite stable as compared to the previous ones. This is really good news for Xperia handset users particularly Xperia Play which has been kept away from an official ICS update.
In this article we will show you the tutorial to install CM9 RC1 on Sony Xperia Play and Xperia Active. In fact, this works on most of Sony Xperia 2011 devices. It is important to note that CyanogenMod 9.0 RC1 is based on ICS 4.0.3/4.0.4. This ROM is believed to work smoothly but the only requirement that you need to fulfil is have the bootloader unlocked.
Also, if the phone has some other ROM or has custom recovery then before flashing CM9 RC1 on Play or Active a mandatory Wipe is required. We have done research at XDA and come up with this tutorial. However, this is for educational purpose and might be a bit risky. If you know what you are doing and are confident enough then only you must move ahead. Kindly read the disclaimer below before reading the tutorial to install CM9 on Xperia Active and Play.
Disclaimer: Installing CM9 RC1 on Xperia Play or Xperia Active, the new development from CyanogenMod can actually be a bit risky if you don’t have enough technical knowledge. In that case, it would be better that you read the tutorial carefully first before taking any action. If at all you are doing this then move ahead with your own risk. We shall not be responsible for anything that goes wrong with your handset.
Downloads that will be needed:
1. Latest Google Apps for CM 9.0 – link : http://uploading.com/files/c1316599/…24-signed.zip/
2. CM 9.0 package for Xperia here: http://get.cm/?device=coconut
3. Flashtool – Windows version / Linux version link : http://androxyde.github.com/Flashtool/
4. Fastboot package – link : http://www.multiupload.nl/BMJ24IL6XY
5. x86/x64 drivers – link : http://www.multiupload.nl/0XZV1LXRVA
Install CM 9.0 RC1 on Xperia Play and Xperia Active
Firstly you are required to download and extract all the mentioned downloads. Keep it in a safe location. Now you must put CM9 update to the root of your SD card. Once you are done with that the real procedure starts. The procedure is a bit long and requires finesse and hence to avoid any sort of complications, we have presented here the link to the official thread at XDA. Here’s the link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1746919
We hope that you will find this tutorial of flashing CM9.0 RC1 on Xperia Play and Xperia Active, quite helpful. Kindly let us know your experiences. We would love to get your comments. Also, if you have any issues you can post here. We will try our best to get your queries solved as soon as possible.