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Monday, August 27, 2012

Installing Xperia S firmware from Windows 8 inside virtualbox which is inside Ubuntu!



Isn't it cool, though Windows 8 is bit boring

I downloaded Virtualbox 64 bit ubuntu package  from

http://dlc.sun.com.edgesuite.net/virtualbox/4.1.20/virtualbox-4.1_4.1.20-80170~Ubuntu~precise_amd64.deb

Installed Windows 8 Release Preview (from)

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download

Downloaded Virtualbox Extension pack and double clicked

http://dlc.sun.com.edgesuite.net/virtualbox/4.1.20/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.1.20-80170.vbox-extpack

Added my user to vboxusers

To modify groups in Ubuntu unity I followed this link

http://etechedu.blogspot.in/2012/01/install-users-and-group-management-tool.html

After running windows 8, Unmounted Xperia S from Ubuntu which mounted it in Windows 8 and there I have it like native!!








6 comments:

  1. This is a terrific ICS update to Xperia S , think has fixed all bugs, Sony devs are stunning, thanks Sony and Sony devs

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  2. Initial observations

    1. Bluetooth music stutter is gone
    2. Camera is super fast
    3. Screen locks properly (previously screen did not lock sometime)
    4. Is it a placebo or how am I hearing new sounds in the same songs I heard earlier, anyhow the clarity of music is stunning
    5. Widget addition seems to be super fast

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    1. I snapped this pic of myself (half sleepy after long work hours ...), though the camera quality seems to be increased

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  3. for Linux, VmwarePlayer is faster than Virtualbox.

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