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.

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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.

  • hasnain haider

    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?

  • james

    cant enter to fastboot mode

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      YES IT CAN BE DONE IN THE FAST BOOT MODE

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      YES YOU CAN ENTER INTO THE FASTBOOT MODE

  • raj

    fastboot devices showing none……..

  • C Manju88

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

  • C Manju88

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

  • C Manju88

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

  • harp_un

    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

  • Mandeep Singh

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

    what to do????

  • Ashad

    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.

  • Ashad

    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.

  • akash

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

  • kevin

    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.

  • Samuel

    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”.

    • C Manju88

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

  • shampali

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

    • Pradeep Neela

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

    • krish

      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

  • Dip

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

    • Pradeep Neela

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

  • bani

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes everything works in this custom ROM one!

  • Pradeep Neela

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

  • Pradeep Neela

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

  • James

    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…

    • Pradeep Neela

      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!

      • Pradeep Neela

        its no where mentioned that we have developed this!