Porting and modding various applications to different devices is nothing new. Live wallpapers are usually the first to be pulled and offered. Right alongside launchers and various other apps that might be new on a new device. It should come as no surprise then that a chunk of apps, UI elements and widgets have been snagged from the recently released Xperia S device. XDA member jjkkyu has taken a fairly large chunk of the Xperia S UI and has made it compatible with the Xperia Play. Giving you much more than just a live wallpaper. The flashable zip file provides you with -
Features from Xperia S:
1.Xperia S style UI.
2.Xperia S home lancher(modded to seven pages).
3.Xperia S system app icons.
4.Xperia S style phonebook, credit to Soheil_rf.
5.Xperia S music player(Equilizier, SensMe, Stereo, xLOUD all working).
6.Xperia S Timescape and new Timescape widgets.
7.Xperia S weather, switch tool, clock, music, smartcontacts widgets.
8.Xperia S brower, email, calender, clock, calculator, power saver.
9.Xperia S system default wallpapers.
10.Xperia S system default livewallpapers(CosmicFlow & LiveEarth).
11.Xperia S boot animation(Xperia logo).
12.Xperia S poweroff charge animation.
13.Xperia S Chinese keyboard.
Just to name a few. The Bravia Engine is also included and a second package install is available with other additions and fixes.
There are a few requirements for your device to be able to successfully install the Xperia S experience on your Play device. You need to be on Android 2.3.4 (42/58/62) and nothing below that version. It doesn’t work on any other device, at least not yet anyways. The install has been tested on official firmware and not on any custom ROM’s. While I am sure many of you are already ROM’d out and running something special, if you have a habit of being flash happy, then restore to stock firmware first and then give this a go. The whole experience looks pretty nice.
To check out further information, snag the files or see what else the dev is up to, head to jjkkyu’s XDA thread and get to it. As always, you are the only one responsible for anything you choose to do to your device. Good luck and let us know how it works out for you if you take the plunge.
I am the proud father of three, 3, 9, and 12. I recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Sony Xperia Z. Having so many kids warranted a change of pace. Let me tell you, it is mind blowing. I love Android, I love tech and I love my family. Not in that order though. I work hard, play even harder and take care of all that are around me when I can.