Yes folks that’s right, the developers that are the Free Xperia Project have been hard at work to bring us CM9. Well, the exact developers that gave you CM7 on your Xperia Play devices have continued the work and we have a early implementation of CM9 for the Xperia Play. These are also the developers Sony Ericsson thought were doing such great things with SE devices they would help out, support and get them on the way to producing stable finished roms for everyone.
Well with Ice Cream Sandwich now here the custom roms have been popping up for pretty much every Android device. Although, they have been built from source and not the worlds favourite CyanogenMod source with all the juicy extras. The Xperia Play now has been given a release of CM9 – FXP103. The Free Xperia Project developers have the following working and also what needs some work.
AUDIO – ok
GPS – ok
TOUCH SCREEN – ok
CWM RECOVERY 5.5 – ok
GSM – ok
VIDEO DECODER – ok
3D – ok
GRALLOC – ok
HOTSPOT – ok – command line for now
USB MTP – settings->storage->push menu->usb computer connection->media device
TOUCHPADS – ok
CAMERA – not implemented
GSM DATA – buggy – for some networks works for some does not work
WIFI – ok – disabled for now for kernel update
BT – ok – waiting for patch merge
Rooted and unbooted already? – If you fancy seeing what’s instore and what’s to come for CyanogenMod 9 on the Xperia Play then you can grab the forum link from the bottom of this post.
As i do not have an Xperia Play anymore or currently right now i can not test this for myself. Any of you great Play owners who fancy giving it a try care to leave us some comments or even write a post with our Guest Editor Feature it would be fantastic.
So here’s the link below to the XDA Developers Forum Thread where you can download CM9 FXP103 right now.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play – Free Xperia Project CM9 FXP103