The V is the Roman letter that designates the number 5 and the association of concepts can only highlight the case. Sony has launched, almost noiselessly, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V. Unfortunately, the Neo V is not a new terminal, but a version of the original Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo with a 5 megapixel camera, a downgrade from the 8 megapixel camera that equipped the first Neo.
It turns out that Sony Ericsson has encountered difficulties in providing 8-megapixel cameras due to numerous industry-wide problems caused by last year’s major Tsunami.
The disadvantages of producing 8-megapixel camera that was equipping the Xperia Neo have been so great that the company has been forced to substitute it with a five megapixel one, that’s why we have now this new version.
The other specifications were unchanged from one version to another. For those who do not remember, the Xperia Neo is a terminal with a 3.8-inch screen and a 854 × 480 pixels resolution (with Bravia technology and scratch resistant) powered by a 1Ghz Scorpion processor, 512MB of RAM and an Adreno 205 graphics chip and a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset. It’s operating on the Android Gingerbread system.
The Xperia Neo V has a microUSB high speed port for connecting to PC, very useful to update and synchronize or transfer files. We can also do this wirelessly with Bluetooth, or using add-ons like a wireless headset or a “hands free” system for the car. It is also equipped with a TV output and support for HDMI , so you can watch videos in high definition with it as the mobile source.
It is also compatible with DLNA , which allows us to share multimedia content between devices in our home. On the other hand can act as a router and provide access to Internet to another device by via USB . Of course equipped with Wi -Fi Wi to connect to our wireless network when needed. As for the networks, the Xperia Neo V can function in 3G and 2G, under GSM UMTS and GPRS / EDGE protocols, so that the browsing speed Internet will be good if the network permits.
The simplified version of the Xperia Neo was launched in the last quarter of 2011.
How to Root the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo or the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V:
You should know that a root on your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V will provide you with administrator powers on the OS of your smartphone. After you root your phone you will be able to modify a lot of the settings that you could not modify on an un-rooted device. This means that you have the possibility to uninstall different applications that came by default in your phone, or to install some applications that cannot be found in the Android Market. Also, you will be able to change (as you please) some of the hardware configuration on your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V.
What you need to do before starting the rooting process:
- you need a computer running Windows 7/Vista or XP
- you need to install the USB drivers for your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V before you start the rooting process. You can either download them from the Sony Ericsson site or using the CD that came in the box when you bought the device.
- In order to perform the root we need a special program named Unlock Root. You need to go to the developer website and download Unlock Root.
- On your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V or Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, go to Settings>Applications>Development and enable the USB Debugging mode.
- Using your USB cable connect your smartphone to the PC (running Windows, of course)
- Run “UnlockRoot.exe”and the program will try to detect your device, wait until this process finishes.
- Select Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V or Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo from the list of detected devices.
- Once this is done, you just need to click on the Root button and relax.
- Unlock Root will work it’s magic and after the job is finished you will get a message saying that your device has been rooted successfully.
- Next, you need to restart your Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V.
That’s it! Rooting an Android device has become so simple and can be performed by anyone, not just by tech savvy individuals with extensive Linux knowledge.
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