STEPS: After unlocking bootloader you have to download the custom roms
and kernels. The cyanogenmod 10 is based on Android JellyBean, the
latest and the best out there. Its way better than ICS and definitely
more featured than GB.... The links to the rom zip file (has the
boot.img file inside the zip itself.....simply extract this out and
keep it separately ....DON'T extract everything ....just the kernel)
and the xda thread of the rom are as follows,
Download Link: http://uploaded.net/file/ia6q0zu1/from/8cxrap
Xda Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1780329
Keep following this thread for new updates or discussions on bug
fixes. The last page has the latest comments.
Note: Although there is another update to the rom version I linked to
above, its not stable. So stay away from it. The one i gave is
fxp138....latest is fxp139. Fxp is a team of developers that ports
cyanogenmod roms to xperia phones like Neo, Neo v, ray, etc....
Now, if you have understood the method of reviving your phone by
flashing original Sony rom using flashtool (I explained in the very
beginning) then you must have come across the words 'Fastboot' and
'FlashMode'. These are nothing but two ways of connecting a turned OFF
phone. Flashmode is suitable for flashing roms using flashtool kinda
softwares while fastboot is used to flash kernels (they have more uses
but this is all you need to know). Here we will need the Fastboot
method of connecting your off xperia Neo v to your PC in order to
flash the kernel (the boot.img file).
1. Turn off your phone.
2. Holding the menu button, connect the USB. This will light a blue
colour in your notification light which is right under the lock/unlock
button. The PC will try to install drivers for the device. Just cancel
it and manually update driver using the files that I will upload to
you once you contact me on email@example.com (if you have done the
bootloader unlock process on this same PC then the driver is already
installed) . I made a slight change to the files which in turn makes
flashing kernel easy (ya....the tools to flash kernel is inside this
3. Once you get the package from me. Extract it and keep it in a folder.
4 Inside there will be a fastboot folder.
5. Inside that folder some files like fastboot.exe, boot.img and
runme.bat files exists. Replace that boot.img file with the one you
got with the rom. Open fastboot.exe. Something will open and close.
Ignore. Then open runme.bat file. A command prompt will open. Copy
paste the command, inside the Text file I put in the same folder, into
this command prompt. Its something like this 'Fastboot flash boot
boot.img'. Press enter. Some lines will appear and the process will be
completed withing 5 seconds. Kernel Installed!!!
6. On phone.
7. A beautiful screen with 'FreeXperia' written will appear (instead
of 'sony') . Go into CWM (keep clicking volume down button...... WHAT?
... You don't know how to use cwm by now......Were you sleeping?...:P
Note: Jellybean cwm is a bit buggy. Keeps bouncing horizontally
whenever you navigate. Nothing serious.
8. Do full wipe [Factory reset, cache partition, dalvik cache]. In
'mounts and storage' format /system, /data, /cache
9. Flash the rom zip that you saved in your SD card (the cm10
rom......150mb or something like that file.....)
10. Process takes about 5 minutes. Done.
Note: In roms, developers don't include the Google Apps (gaaps in
short). Apps like Gallery, maps, etc etc. So in order to have them,
you have to use cwm to flash another zip file. It has all the
applications. Do it right after flashing rom. Here is the link,
There are a few bugs in the Cm10 rom. They can be rectified as follows,
1.Low call volume: Install rootexplorer ...then to repair "low in-call
volume" bug just delete audio_ policy.msm7x30.so file from
2. Button lighting too aggresive: Need to change a file inside system.
Contact me on my mail address to get the file and the method.
Any other bugs....tell me or read the comments in xda thread to know
solutions to new bugs.
Its all done. I might have missed a thing or two. If I have and you
didn't understand some part.....feel free to contact me on my mail
address or facebook.com/sujan.baruah
Two places where you will find all roms,
1. XDA Neo V: http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1450
2. XDA Neo: http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1279
Do save my above guide into your PC. Might come handy if you forget
Hope you liked my guide. By far this is the longest post I made in gsmarena.
Lol.... my post wasn't accepted by gsmarena as it was too big......lemme find an alternative ....hold on guys
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2012plz share the guide.... will be waiting for it.......Yeah...hold on. Its almost done... one more day......
mazan, 26 Sep 2012i'm confused which is better Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V or Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i :(buy xperia pro. its available in 18000 INR n u'll get both 8mp camera n 3.7inche screen.
Azharuddin Khan, 26 Sep 2012Very bad phone using this phone last 7 month slow work, hanging problem, etc...very bad user!! having this gr8 phone since 7 months n still doesn't know how to use.... m using it for 8 months n its silky smooth, fast enough and never hangs.
i'm confused which is better Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V or Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i :(
Sbdevilmind, 26 Sep 2012Lol....looks like i am the official unlocker here....hehe Ok.... I will make a short guide in... morepls provide me the exact download link for latest miui rom.i have locked bootloader.....thanks in advance :)
Very bad phone using this phone last 7 month slow work, hanging problem, etc...
Lol....looks like i am the official unlocker here....hehe
Ok.... I will make a short guide in here explaining everything (or linking to sites that explains everything). Will do so soon..... hold on...
Sbdevilmind, 24 Sep 2012This is the thread...
Btw, Download... morehi. i'm using neo v also.. and i would like to update my os to jb.. please guide me how to update it.. im not that kind of a techie person..
here's my email:
im waiting for your reply.. tnx in advance