Anonymous, 30 Jun 2013ica..i found you are an interesting person..coz u know all about this phone..i have this phone... moreThere is nothing much to know. It is similar on all android phones...just maybe difference is in programs you use.
So for root everything you need is on:
Also find thread on xda developers forum. Xperia Ray development...SUS is official way to reinstall your firmware on phone. So if you are on GB with sus you can update to ICS. And if on ICS, repair/update again with ICS...After that when you get phone running, let is settle down for 5min, do not setup anything...and then do factory reset on phone (delete microsd also). After that...let your phone settle down a little bit and then use Eroot program to root. It is one click tool...so, there is nothin much to do with it. Also, CWM (cyanogen work mod) you can after that install with app x-parts from play store. Download it, run, and select install CWM...CWM is tool that lets you make backup of your entire phone (if changing roms), install better drivers for gpu, camera (cybershot mod),... It is for noobs. Just follow instructions.
So, in short:
1. Sony Update Service - update to ICS
2. Factory reset + wipe sd card
4. Setup gmail acc, and basic settings
5. Install x-parts app (play store), and install CWM
6. Go on xda and search "xperia ray cybershot" - you get one zip file you select in CWM to flash
7. Go on xda and search xperia ray gpu driver (you have 2-3 versions) - download zip file you flash with cwm
8. You can download patch that fix led bug - search for ultimate led fix - zip file you flash with cwm
9. Dont put in there a lot of apps, just apps you use.
10. Delete bloatware (es file explorer or titanium backup) - you can cut-paste to sd card, so you can get it back if needed. After doing cut/copy/paste with es file explorer you must restart phone
11. cut-paste apps from /data/app to /system/app and change permissions to rw-r-r (like other system apps are) - do it with es file explorer manualy, or automaticaly with titanium backup.
My all apps are on system, just 3-4 are on user partition...
Search my previous posts here - I think i wrote a lot about that...
Every phone hangs with time - so factory reset should do the job, or reinstall firmware (SUS)...Every android more apps is there it is slower. It shouldnt have impact but it does.
Search on xda and sony talk mobile what apps are safe to delete - bloatware (80+ apps)
Also, when system app is updated, you can then delete app on system, because update is on user (/data/app) and old one is on /system/app...old + new version. So I delete for example Gmail on system, and cut-paste new one from data/app to system/app.
Also, you can remove that info about disconected internet, in notification bar...search on xda for "data disabled notification remove" - you just change some text in one file with es file explorer.
Ica, 29 May 2013It can be upgradetd officialy on ICS 4.0.4 (v.587) and phone performance and functionality rea... moreica..i found you are an interesting person..coz u know all about this phone..i have this phone for almost 1 1/2 yr..now its a lil bit hanging, and mabe the reason is too much process of the phone..i want to know how to rootware and bloatware my phone...can u help me step-by-step how to do this...i truly appreciate your help...thanks in advance..
yuvaraj inzi, 29 Jun 2013I bought 1year used phone my phone display has some time blinking not coming soon and. It proc... moreAlso you can find on xda forum driver for GPU - it improves 3D graphics. Go on xperia ray development section.
yuvaraj inzi, 29 Jun 2013I bought 1year used phone my phone display has some time blinking not coming soon and. It proc... moreConnect to Sony Update Service and do repair/update ICS. Then do factory reset. After that root (Eroot program) and delete bloatware (xda forum what is safe to delete, use ES file explorer). Select apps that are good, bad apps slow down your phone. If you realy prefer gaming, try downgrade to GB and other GB or ICS gaming roms. But ICS stock with root and deleted bloatware is great for everyday use and here and there gaming not demanding games...
the 8mp camera is ok but the quality is not in the top of the cameras which are in the same range. some of the phones with 5mp can do it better (n95 for example):-( pls compare if you can and report back
I bought 1year used phone my phone display has some time blinking not coming soon and. It proces very slow and the temple run game was not playing well some time slow pls any budi know the soluction say it
I have been using ray for more than 1 year and it works flawlessly,,,... The build quality is great.still looks and works like new one..
IF u are fond of playing games too much,then use Ginger Bread or any custom rom
HD games like asphalt7,nfs mw,nova 3 etc runs smooth on mine(using RAYONIUM GB) and still faced no issues at all..
First year it will be good. After 1 year its giving problems. its stucking many times. Process become very slow.
Sometimes you cant open your mails also.
its internal memory is low(512 mb).whis is not sufficient for apps.
anyone used Sony's xb30ex extra bass stereo
headphones??? how is the performance? is it
better than mh-650??
haritha, 01 Jun 2013hey guys i have true complain about xperia ray. I bought that pohone 1 year ago after 6 month ... moreit is a software problem of this phone.just root or flush your phone and everything is ok because i also face this problem.
AnonD-148903, 20 Jun 2013but i cant play hd games on ics. what should i do?Buy more expensive phone with bigger screen, procesor, ram... :)
You can try custom GB roms and kernels - that is best for gaming. But try also ICS gaming roms... Generaly GB should be better for gaming, ICS for everything else...gaming is also ok if games are not demanding!
I dont have any games on my xperia Ray...I tryed temple run and similar games...asphalt etc. But, dont realy play games on my phone... This is not gaming phone! But here and there is ok to play games.
Parvinder, 19 Jun 2013To play video in any player, install MX player. It plays full HD files, i've tested upto 1.5 g... moreI downgraded to GB but GB lags more, and is more ugly, ICS works better in one word...also tought that GB would be more stabile etc...but ICS is realy ok. For me it improves phone and usage experience.
sohid, 19 Jun 2013hello guys
i am using 4.0.4 on my xperia ray. but ics is so laggy and now i want to downgrade... morehttp://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/35239?start=0&tstart=0
Also, try search xda for more download files etc. Before downgrade run SUS and update/repair your phone so on computer you have raw files from which you can make ftf to flash back on your countrys rom version...
Try some ICS custom roms and GB roms optimized for games. With root you dont lose warranty, unlocking bootloader you lose your waranty and cant use SUS to update anymore. For root you can use Eroot app - it is new way to root - one click root! For cwm there is app on google play - x-parts (pvy)