6.2.B.1.96 firmware update still brings Android 4.1.2 on all three phones and has been confirmed in Nordic regions first particularly Sweden. In India, Taiwan, Brazil and Spain also users got the update. On Unlocked versions in UK, users of Xperia S reported the update. This time update is of 485 MB making it a major bug fixing update
Read below for changelog.
[ UPDATE ] – Root Available for Xperia S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware
[ UPDATE ] 26 August
Xperia S LT26i ,SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware details
- Phone Model – Xperia S, SL, Acro S.
- Android Version – 4.1.2
- Baseband Version – 8660-AAABQOLYM-314010-39
- Kernel Version – 3.4.0
- Build Number – 6.2.B.1.96
A little bit modification is noticed in new kernel of 6.2.B.1.96 firmware.
Xperia S Lt26i ,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update via PC Companion
Connect your phone to PC Companion and check whether you have got 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update notification or not, if yes then proceed as per on-screen instructions.
If 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update notification is not available then you can try updating by SUS also.
Manually updating Xperia S , SL , Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware by flashing ftf
For all those users who don’t want to wait for official update notifciation they can manually update by flashing ftf. Download the 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ftf file from given below link.
Below file is extracted from Phone Software version – 1252-0023_ 6.2.B.1.96, WORLD_6.2.B.1.96 so any country user can downlaod it and flash it
Both ftf are for working on locked / unlocked bootloaders. All 3 files are from WORLD region, so download any.
Download Xperia S Lt26i 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ftf
Download LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_World.ftf | 485.3 MB ( via XDA userYakandu )
Download LT26i_Xperia_S_Jelly Bean 18.104.22.168_SEMC.ftf | 485.3MB ( via XDA user Kiamu )
Download LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_World.ftf | 485.3MB ( via XDA user Djscarbo )
[ UPDATE ] Download Xperia Acro S Lt26w 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ftf
Download LT26w_6.2.B.1.96_Nordic_1266-4530.ftf | 486 MB
[ UPDATE ] 27 August, Download Xperia SL Lt26ii 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ftf
Download LT26ii_6.2.B.1.96_Singapore.zip | 477.89 MB
Download LT26ii_6.2.B.1.96_Generic.ftf | 513 MB [ NEW FTF ]
Download below 3 files and join them using software “HjSplit”.
Download LT26ii_Xperia_ SL_6.2.B.1.96_Middle East.part1.rar
Download LT26ii_Xperia_ SL_6.2.B.1.96_Middle East.part2.rar
Download LT26ii_Xperia_ SL_6.2.B.1.96_Middle East.part3.rar
[ via XDA user ska67 ]
P.S. If Xperia SL ftf file works for your please mention it in post comments section…
Xperia S LT26i ,SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update Review / Changelog / Screenshots
6.2.B.1.96 firmware is a major bug fixing update over previous 6.2.B.0.211 firmware, we are checking the new features and fixed bugs yet.
- 1080p HD Video Lag is fixed now
- Volume Up button lag fixed.
- Long pressing Home button launches Google Now.
- AnTuTu score has increased to 8917 from 8380 ( in Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update ). – It’s not a changelog, but still reporting it.
- Pressing home button twice launches recent apps and small apps.
- Screen not lightning bug fixed.
- All camera bugs fixed.
- 2G slow connectivity bug fixed for us.
- No Stamina Mode yet :/ Only Extended battery mode added as before.
- Wi-Fi working fine in India, can’t say about Syrian users who were complaining a lot.
- 686 MB RAM available, no increase. But more FREE RAM now
- MMS pictures bug fixed.
- Home launcher not redrawing anymore, please wipe data for it.
- No lags in keyboard, it’s good now.
- Camera app taking a bit time to launch.
- Camera Focus improved as compared to Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update.
- No more false warning of Stamina Mode when battery reaches as low as 14%.
- Music Unlimited update app in Walkman now.
- No Heat issues till now.
- Multitasking improved a lot, no lags.
- Battery drain issues fixed for us, yet testing it for more better result.
If you have updated to 6.2.B.1.96 firmware, kindly let us know the changelog and new features in comments. Let us are you satisfied with this new firmware update ? While reporting please mention your region also.
Thanks Yakandu, Adam Khan