How to Update SONY Xperia Neo V with Best Custom ROM ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

xperia neo v LogoWaiting for an all new ICS based custom ROM firmware in your SONY Ericsson Xperia Neo V? Then your wait is over as in the due course of the article we will be checking out on how one can install the latest firmware version of Premium, Smooth and Spacious which comes with host of benefits and features which we have mentioned below. Please note that this is not an Official firmware version released by SONY. Please note that since this update is the custom ROM developed by the third party developers, there will be some bugs which will be addressed in the coming days.

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Note: This article should be only applied to the phones which are dubbed as SONY Ericsson Xperia Neo V and not to any similar handsets. If this update is applied to any other phone then it may brick the device.

xperia-neo-v-message

Rooting Information: Please be informed, once this procedure is applied the warranty will get void.  The only way with which you can reclaim the lost warranty is by re locking the boot loader again and by applying with the official firmware for which we will try to come up with an article on androidadvices.

Features of Custom ROM Firmware for Xperia Neo V:

  • Based on official stock ICS firmware for Neo V
  • Rooted and busybox (latest su binary and Superuser.apk)
  • 12 Notification toggles with QuickPanel app for editing them
  • Many bloatware apps removed
  • File manager (ES File explorer) added
  • Google maps navigation unlocked for the whole world – credits brutall,ownhere.
  • Battery life is very good (thanks to the Night-elf kernel)
  • UOT kitchen compatible
  • Free 400 MB space
  • Odex ROM

Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow and then in the next page we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to update this firmware.

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Pre Requisites:

  • All the data like SMS, Contacts, Call log, APN, MMS Settings and other data present in your internal SD should be backed up so that just in case if the data gets erased or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update. ADB Should be configured in your computer. Xperia Neo V should be on the latest ICS Android 4.0 Firmware which we will be soon coming out with the same.
  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your SONY Ericsson Xperia Neo V from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture.

USB Debugging

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, you can now proceed to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.

28 Comments
  1. Reply hasnain haider August 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I have a problem..that is i cant see the time on the top right of my screen,but i see %&| and other weird symbols like this..what should i do?

  2. Reply james June 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    cant enter to fastboot mode

  3. Reply raj June 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    fastboot devices showing none……..

  4. Reply C Manju88 June 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Please make a video of installing of custom ics for neo v and put it on YouTube , full detailed please. Please do this so

  5. Reply C Manju88 June 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Please make a video of installing of custom ics for neo v and put it on YouTube , full detailed please. Please do this so

  6. Reply C Manju88 June 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Please make a video of installing of custom ics for neo v and put it on YouTube , full detailed please. Please do this so

  7. Reply harp_un May 30, 2012 at 5:57 am

    C:Program Files (x86)Androidandroid-sdktools>Fastboot devices
    BX902R9L2C&ZLP fastboot

    C:Program Files (x86)Androidandroid-sdktools>fastboot flash recovery boot_ic
    s_v1_rc3.img
    sending ‘recovery’ (6314 KB)…
    (bootloader) USB download speed was 16285kB/s
    OKAY [ 0.809s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    (bootloader) Download buffer format: boot IMG
    (bootloader) Flash of partition ‘recovery’ requested
    FAILED (remote: Partition not found)
    finished. total time: 0.812s

  8. Reply Mandeep Singh May 11, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    my sim does not recognized in this custom ics rom
    Vodafone ind

    what to do????

  9. Reply Ashad May 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    using this command “fastboot flash recovery boot_ne_ics_beta-v1_rc2-zram.img” im getting sending ‘recovery’ (6316 KB)…
    (bootloader) USB download speed was 21630kB/s
    OKAY [ 0.792s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    (bootloader) Download buffer format: boot IMG
    (bootloader) Flash of partition ‘recovery’ requested
    FAILED (remote: Partition not found)
    finished. total time: 0.795s, help me plzzzzzzz.

  10. Reply Ashad May 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    i have rooted my neo v with this rom, every thing is working fine except wifi. im unable to turn it on; im kinda freakin out here so plz reply soon.

  11. Reply akash May 7, 2012 at 1:47 am

    plz help me my Night Elf Kernel is installing but my dosen’t starts in bootloader mood by above mentioned way plzz help

  12. Reply kevin May 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    bro, when i run the command and after that i type ” fastboot devices” it says fastboot is not recognised as an internal or external command.

  13. Reply Samuel April 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    It completely works, but with a little change: To flash the kernel, you should rename “boot_ne_ics_beta-v1_rc2-zram.img” to “boot.img” and the command is not “fastboot flash recovery boot_ne_ics_beta-v1_rc2-zram.img” but “fastboot flash boot boot.img”.

    • Reply C Manju88 June 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Please make a video of installing of custom ics for neo v and put it on YouTube , full detailed please. Please do this so

  14. Reply shampali April 29, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    when type in fastboot devices it gives error ‘fastboot is not recognized as an internal or external command’? any help please

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      have you installed the adb in your pc? if nt then install the same!

    • Reply krish June 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      you shuld go to the path where the fastboot file is located in cmd prompt .
      Generally it is in c:program filesandroidandroid-sdktools or c:program filesandroidandroid-sdkplatform-tools

  15. Reply Dip April 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    how much ram does it show free after installing the cutom rom.. After installing the original update the fone has become very slow……

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      it varies from device to device! as it depends on the apps you use!

  16. Reply bani April 21, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Looks good!
    Can you install the firmware over Android 2.3?
    Does HDMI output work on this firmware?
    Thanks!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      yes everything works in this custom ROM one!

  17. Reply Pradeep Neela April 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    please check, the due credit is there at the end of the article!

  18. Reply Pradeep Neela April 21, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    iots mentioned at the end of the article! please check the same now!

  19. Reply James April 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Where is the Credit for developer who spent days and night to develop this ROM… I can all your articles without credit as bull shit…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

      all the credits have been given to the developer. please find for the developer link in the disclaimer! Please comment only after reading the whole article properly!

      • Reply Pradeep Neela April 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

        its no where mentioned that we have developed this!

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