February 2nd, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: United States
Device(s): Samsung Admire Android 2.3.6 Stock++, Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play
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Just got the Xperia Play, looking to tune it
I just picked myself up an AT&T Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play (R800AT) and it's running Android 2.3.3.
I'm not a total n00b to Android OS as I also have a Samsung Admire from MetroPCS that I rooted and flashed a custom ROM to. It's my understanding that the Xperia Play is much different though.
Do I need to unlock this? If so, how do I do it?
Will I have to use the Zerg Rush for this? I have the Android SDK installed on my primary computer, and I have Sony's Companion software as well. Both USB Debugging and Outside Sources are enabled. Where exactly do I find the right ADB drivers as I'm not sure whether I have them or not?
It's my understanding that the Zerg Rush exploit will not work on this phone at all. I've heard some people say I have to pay to unlock the bootloader or I can go about it myself but I haven't turned up much yet. I'm fairly confident in my skills but I really don't want to end up with a useless brick. I've heard some people say to upgrade to ICS and then use a flashable ZIP - how would I go about that method?
Any and all recommendations. I was thinking CyanogenMod if it maintains the Play's functions, but I wasn't fully sure yet.
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Last edited by SpawnHyuuga; February 2nd, 2013 at 03:47 PM.