Posted on Jul 4 2014 - 12:01am by Anurag Kumar

A very good news for 2011 HDPI Sony devices Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo V, Xperia Pro, Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo i.e. an android 4.4.2 based Xperia Overlay firmware is now available to install on unlocked bootloader handsets from XDA user Achotjan ( Xperia Overlay Team ).

Xperia Overlay is based on Sony android 4.4.2 firmware update with features like higher clocked CPU for blazing fast speed, improved battery life with Battery STAMINA Mode, Clear Audio+ sound and it is PlayStation certified. If you an Xperia 2011 user then you might want to take a look into this firmware.

Xperia Overlay ROM

Make a backup of your device before installing ROM. If you don’t know what you are doing kindly avoid it.

Supported devices : Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo V, Xperia Pro, Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo
Android Version : 4.4.2
Xperia Overlay version : 1.A.9.4.14.42, previous version 1.A.9.4.14.41 .

Requirement 

Unlocked bootloader is the key requirement to install Xperia Overlay firmware.

Download Xperia Overlay 1.A.9.4.14.42 fimrware

For Xperia Arc LT15i

Download Xperia_Overlay_1_A_9_4_14_42_LT15i.zip

For Xperia Arc S LT18i

Download Xperia_Overlay_1_A_9_4_14_42_LT18i.zip

For Xperia Neo MT15i

Download Xperia_Overlay_1_A_9_4_14_42_MT15i.zip

For Xperia Neo V MT11i

Download Xperia_Overlay_1_A_9_4_14_42_MT11i.zip

For Xperia Pro MK16i

Download Xperia_Overlay_1_A_9_4_14_42_MK16i.zip

For Xperia Ray ST18i

Download Xperia_Overlay_1_A_9_4_14_42_ST18i.zip

Installing Xperia Overlay steps

  • Download your desired ROM package from above link.
  • Flash boot.img with fastboot.
  • Go to recovery ( CWM or other ).
  • Make a factory reset.
  • Wipe Cache partition.
  • Wipe Dalvik Cache.
  • Format system.
  • Format data.
  • Format cache.
  • Flash the ROM package ( downloaded ) via recovery.
  • Reboot your device.

Now your device will be on Xperia Overlay android 4.4.2 ROM. Enjoy :)

Check below some Xperia Overlay screenshots

Xperia Overlay Xperia Ray Android 4.4.2 ROM

Xperia Overlay Screenshot

Xperia Overlay is a beautiful ROM, try it guys and let us know how it went. Drop your comments well.

Source – XDA, Xperia Overlay

About the Author

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15 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Anas July 4, 2014 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Oh man!!!!
    What about Live with Walkman (WT19i)????

  2. kudo July 6, 2014 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    which kernel does it supports??????????

  3. Sri July 10, 2014 at 10:55 am - Reply

    When I use this method on my neo v mt11i via cwm 5 it says error…wht I do now plz tell me soon and my current firmware ics 4.1.a.0.562

    • MarioJerkovic July 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm - Reply

      Did you flashed correct kernel?

  4. tabarak July 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Thanks Achotjan For this
    And
    Special Thanks to mikeioannina who Bring KitKat To our 2011 Sony Ericson

  5. gomball July 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    firstly, i say thanks to your share
    i use this rom, but there are problem with camera flash doesn’t work. and keypad just qwerty keypad, not work with potrait keypad. can you give me solve problem ?

  6. HARI July 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Thank u….I updated my neo v mt11i in kitkat…but my Bravia engine is replaced by X-reality which pic quality is not equal to Bravia…and the light sensor is not working plz fix this problem…walkman is not working (not installed)the ota update latest.63 firmware… So what I am do

  7. HARI July 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Sorry the ota firmware is. 43

  8. kudo July 22, 2014 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Hey if any1 could tell me which kernel to use????

  9. nedas July 31, 2014 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    kudo use the included one kernel (boot.img)

  10. user August 15, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Camera bug, even if you use a different camera app. There is a delay between flash and shutter. Problems with rebooting after ota update

  11. Prakash October 17, 2014 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    is the rom is in english or in any oter language because the screenshot is noi in english.

    • Anurag Kumar October 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm - Reply

      YOU CAN SET any language you want at startup.

  12. Alex Sk8 October 26, 2014 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Hey los Links de descarga de Firmwares estan caidos pueden arreglarlo por fa Gracias!

  13. Alex Tan Hao Nam October 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    where the links??????

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