XDark ICS custom ROM brings full touchpad support to Xperia PLAY

by XB on 6th July 2012

in Firmware, Xperia PLAY


Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY users shouldn’t feel too dejected on the lack of official Android 4.0 ICS support given the continued support from devs who are working on the device. For example, the XDark ICS custom ROM was released late last month and is based on Android 4.0.3 but importantly brings full touchpad support.

Many users are reporting it as a very stable ICS ROM and it includes all of the appropriate framework files for the touchpad. A number of games have been tested successfully including 9mm, Assassins Creed, Dead Space and NOVA 3. The touchpads also work in FPSE (PSone emulator). The XDark ROM is currently on version 0.1, but developer xdarkmario is promising v0.2 very soon. You can find out more details on the ROM here, but remember you will need an unlocked bootloader on your Xperia PLAY to install it.

Thanks Theo!

  • goldenblls

    It’s a definitely a start.

  • M Usman

    that’s very good news for xperia play owners! now they can enjoy ICS as us Xperia S owners. Bet you can’t wait hehe

  • I’ve never really been interested in the shitty Gameloft games.
    CM9 has been running perfectly for me for the last 6 months.

  • The Truth Must Be Said

    damn, I am flashing back to GB now :@ I wish I could see this thread before flashing back.

  • sufy

    Yes awesome. Xperia PLAY ftw. Best gaming smartphone eva !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mehdi Moha

    such a good news ,

    YEAH . xperia play is #1 phone , cause this for gamers
    i told you ,
    now every one can see that sony is liar , i hope someday can see xperia play 2 …

  • AlexBurnout

    Awesome news

  • Jamic

    They arent lieing, the fact is, this is thirdparty software which doesnt care for sony’s own “bloatware” running on the backround. I suppose this ICS turns all that shit off while sony want to keep theese things up and running. Thats the key.

    Plus I wouldnt be too positive about game functionality before testing it out myself, Im sure it works better than official ICS would but Im not sure can it hold up as much power as GB.

  • 1r4k35t

    anyone know if you need to root your phone for this and how to install if you don’t

  • Farhad Asemani

    Xperia Play 2

  • xdarkmario

    ahhh good times…

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