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How to Update Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Firmware

Submitted by on January 12, 2012 - 2:00 AMNo Comment

Would you like to update the firmware of your Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich? We can help you through. But you have to remember that this isn’t the official update and you might encounter a bunch of glitches and errors. Also, we aren’t quite sure as to when the official Android 4.0.3 update will be released.

If ever you decide to proceed, you have to be aware of the potential risks. After all, we cannot assure that you won’t get your phone bricked. That is why you have to create a backup of your important files. It would a great bother if you get to lose all your contacts and important messages. Thus, update at your own risk. Just don’t blame us in case something bad happens to your phone. Anyways, look on the brighter side. You will be able to taste the new features of Google’s latest Android platform. If you dare to take the risks, read on.

Step 1: Download the Android 4.0 ICS Zip Package at this link and save to your computer. Connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable. Once done, transfer the file to the root directory of your phone’s SD card.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging. To do this, go to your phone’s Settings > Applications > Development then check the option for ‘USB Debugging’.

Step 3: Check your phone’s battery. If it doesn’t go below 60 percent, proceed to the next step. If not, take some time to recharge your handset.

Step 4: Turn off your Sony Xperia PLAY then boot to recovery mode. While your device is rebooting, boot to ClockworkMod Recovery.

Step 5: In ClockworkMod Recovery, select ‘wipe data / factory reset’ then ‘wipe cache partition’. Select ‘Install Zip from sd card’ then ‘Choose Zip from sd card’. Locate and select the file that you have downloaded from step one.

Step 6: Wait until your phone gets rebooted. In case you are brought back to the recovery menu, select ‘++++ Go Back ++++’ then choose ‘reboot system now’. If all else fails, remove and reinsert your phone’s battery then repeat the entire process.

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