Mar 1, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich Beta for Xperia Arc S is here!

Posted Mar 1, 2012

Sony has released the beta version of ICS for 2011 Xperia phones: Arc S,  Neo V, and Ray. Yey! My phone is included in the list! This build is a big leap from alpha version of the rom released last December because many features are now working. However, note that is is not yet an official release; it's still in beta so expect to see problems. As reported, Wifi and Bluetooth don't work, but there is a workaround. Google Apps like GMail, Maps, etc are not included, but there's also a workaround for this.

Watch the demo in Youtube.

Instructions are found here and I can't wait to try it on my phone. Sony recommends it only to experienced developers with extensive knowledge on flashing roms so try it at your own risk.  I'm new to flashing roms, and I'm a bit afraid I'll brick my phone. If I do muster the courage to update my Arc S, I'll post the detailed steps here in my blog.

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