Posted on Aug 23 2013 - 10:57pm by Anurag Kumar
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  • New Features
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Xperia S LT26i ,SL Lt26ii , Acro S Lt26w 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update rolled out just now officially. It is expected a major update over previous buggy Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update.

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 :)

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

[ UPDATE ] 26 August

Official Changelog of Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update from Sony

Xperia S LT26i ,SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware details

Xperia S,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

Xperia S LT26i ,SL, Acro S LT26w 6.2.B.1.96 firmware details

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.

Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update via PC Companion

Xperia SL LT26ii 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update via PC Companion

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 )

Software Info of Xperia S LT26i ,SL, Acro S LT26w 6.2.B.1.96 firmware

OR

Download LT26i_Xperia_S_Jelly Bean 6.2.1.96_SEMC.ftf | 485.3MB ( via XDA user Kiamu )

Or

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

Or

Download LT26ii_6.2.B.1.96_Generic.ftf | 513 MB [ NEW FTF ]
Thanks Flex :)

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.

Small Apps in Xperia S LT26i ,SL, Acro S LT26w 6.2.B.1.96 firmware

  • 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.

No Stamina Mode, only Extended battery mode in Xperia S LT26i ,SL, Acro S LT26w 6.2.B.1.96 firmware

  • 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 :)

686 MB RAM available in Xperia S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware

  • 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.

Home Screen of Xperia S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware

  • 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 :)

About the Author

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

  1. Preetam August 24, 2013 at 12:21 am - Reply

    no stamina mode for XS yet :( Sad.

  2. Manya August 24, 2013 at 12:21 am - Reply

    got update on my XSL in India :)

  3. Kelvin August 24, 2013 at 12:24 am - Reply

    is booting time increased on this new 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ?

  4. Bruno August 24, 2013 at 12:27 am - Reply

    What about wi-fi fix for Syrian users ?

    • WASHI3A September 7, 2013 at 4:23 am - Reply

      YES REALLY ?? IS IT WORKING IN SYRIA ?? AND WHAT ABOUT THE WI-FI PROBLEM ????

  5. Madhu August 24, 2013 at 12:33 am - Reply

    this new 6.2.B.1.96 firmware is so smooth…good work sony :)

  6. richard August 24, 2013 at 12:38 am - Reply

    how much total ram available now ?

  7. Kirti August 24, 2013 at 12:41 am - Reply

    downloading this new update, confirmed in India :)

  8. Ritu August 24, 2013 at 1:03 am - Reply

    No increase in RAM…Sony we want more ram in XS :/

  9. Nitin August 24, 2013 at 1:08 am - Reply

    updated my XS, nice update overall satisfied with it now :)

  10. Ritesh August 24, 2013 at 1:10 am - Reply

    no update for my XSL yet :/

  11. Mahesh Narela August 24, 2013 at 1:13 am - Reply

    is root available ????

  12. varun August 24, 2013 at 1:15 am - Reply

    got update in india for my XS , no update for xsl yet ?

  13. Roger August 24, 2013 at 1:19 am - Reply

    Touch response is great now, no lags in home launcher.

  14. MArcus August 24, 2013 at 1:32 am - Reply

    nice update sony, finally i am loving my XS again :)

  15. Chico August 24, 2013 at 1:42 am - Reply

    I installed the update, but dont recognize my sd card! XS with UBL! Can someone help me?
    Thx!

    • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Sd card or internal memory, xs has no external sd card i guess

      • gabady August 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm - Reply

        otg cable maybe…

    • edong August 28, 2013 at 6:40 am - Reply

      same here…it prompted me that my SD card is damaged…just reformat your SD card and it will be fine…the bad thing is if you did not back up your files then say good bye to your files saved at your SD card

  16. Erivando Nascimento August 24, 2013 at 2:13 am - Reply

    No update yet pro XSL in BRAZIL.
      hopefully soon leave this blessed awaited update for users of nois (XS, XSL) Thanks for SONY remember nois! :)

      I zeroed my day!

  17. Neo August 24, 2013 at 2:19 am - Reply

    Pictures MMS bug fixed too ! THANKS !!!

  18. Michael August 24, 2013 at 2:21 am - Reply

    Is The ftf File Above For Locked BootLoader ?

    • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 2:24 am - Reply

      Both ftf are for working on locked / unlocked bootloaders.

      • Hugo August 24, 2013 at 8:50 am - Reply

        No ftf for XSL? SUS not updating in Colombia, by the way.

  19. Flint August 24, 2013 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Is there any known fix for windows 8? It is just impossible to start in the mode while holding volume UP and connecting USB cable at the same time..

    • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 11:59 am - Reply

      No issues it works on my windows 8 pc. Power of the phone, restart it try another usb port of pc.

      • Flint August 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm - Reply

        (I meant volume down)
        Weird, It doesn’t work for me. I always get not recognized.

  20. Firdaus Malaysia August 24, 2013 at 4:46 am - Reply

    hey there xperiaguide, any fix on battery consumption bug from this update?

  21. Michael August 24, 2013 at 4:58 am - Reply

    I Flashed The Update On My XS In Syria And The WIFI Issue Didn’t Fix

  22. VinZ August 24, 2013 at 5:41 am - Reply

    Will this ftf work on xperia Acro S or is it only for xperia S/SL?

  23. edong August 24, 2013 at 7:13 am - Reply

    they dont fix the battery 2x drain?why?

    • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Please post more info regarding your battery drain…screenshots please….

    • kaxpers September 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      yup! i agree with that. sony please fix that thanks!

  24. erfan August 24, 2013 at 11:15 am - Reply

    What about battery Draining in comparison to ICS and previous Jelly bean Updates?

  25. Nicolo nocilo August 24, 2013 at 11:34 am - Reply

    can someone re-upload the .96 world ftf file for xperia s..the download speed for depositfiles is so slow..please someone re-upload it..like via tusfiles or mediafire..

    • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Please use 2nd ftf downloading link , speed is 500kb/ps on it.

  26. Naeel August 24, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    We did not get any updates for XS in Syria , I don’t know why , but it realy makes me very confused ..

  27. Swapnil August 24, 2013 at 11:44 am - Reply

    which .ftf file is better to download for india?

    • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 11:53 am - Reply

      In India i have WORLD file so you can download any of above given files…both are WORLD FTF files, prefer 2nf ftd link – more downloading speed.

  28. Yameen Assotally August 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Can I flash this on my XSL? It says LT26i. Please reply.

    • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      Yes you can flash above xs lt26i file on xsl lt26ii
      After flashing your phone will say lt26i in about phone, processor remains on 1.7ghz
      You can edit build.prop and make about phone again lt26ii after rooting. FOR ROOT check update section in post.

  29. Turxan August 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Will i loose root and custom recovery if i will flash this ftf?

    • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      Yes you will loose root and recovery.
      For root check the update in post…

      • turxan August 24, 2013 at 1:02 pm - Reply

        what about my 79 apps installed?any idea how i can get them back AFTER flashing,without downloading them from play store manually?

        • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 3:35 pm - Reply

          well make a back up of all apps first ( via AVG ) and then copy the back up files which contain all apks to your PC and back up the data via PC Companion. After flashing, install avg > copy the folder in phone > avg recognizes it > back up all apks > back up data from PC Companion.

          If you are rooted now, titanium back up, you can restore apks from it.

  30. ritu August 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    not getting update for xperia SL till now in assam…..plezzz help..

  31. Nathaniel August 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Just flashed the ftf in Ghana and my XSL works like charm.2G,launch to capture,1080 recording,UI all work flawlessly. Will post screenshots soon :)

    • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm - Reply

      great :) send us screenshots via Contact Us page…upload them on google drive, pack in zip file…

  32. Mamorino August 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    WIFI Issue With SIM On Not Fixed In Syria :(

  33. Erivando Nascimento August 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Hello, where I can find the firmware. Ftf lt26ii xsl? Here in Brazil is not yet available in sus.
    THANK YOU!

  34. SandMan August 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Updated in Portugal on SUS

  35. shash August 24, 2013 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    can i find a zip file on the update which can flash via cwm ???

    • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      Yes will update it soon, m online from phone right now…as soon as i get back to my lappy will update it.

      • shash August 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm - Reply

        thank you so much for your work Anurag…Really appriciate it

        • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 11:22 pm - Reply

          hi please refer to this link – http: // forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2417655

          You will find the LT26i 6.2.B.1.96 World Generic (Zipaligned, Rooted, Deodexed + Busybox) flashable ZIP

          Download it and you are done :)

          P.S. do read all comments on that thread before updating.

          • shash August 25, 2013 at 7:49 am - Reply

            hi..
            I checked it,,that flashable zip has no kernal on 1.96..we need to flash the kernal(by DooMLoRD) via flashtool..
            I’m afraid to follow it coz previously i tried to flash .211 via flash tool according to your guide.but it didnt work..i tried it on several pc’s with all the latest drivers,but ended with an error message,disconnected phone and error in 2012 devices somthing like that…
            but the flashable zip worked for me..
            if you find a complete stable flashable zip file on 1.96,let me knw
            thanks

  36. zahir hasan August 24, 2013 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    my phone is xperia acro s JB .200. will i also get update. because mine is .200. i’m from bangladesh.
    and is it possible to share generic acro s FTF of .96? if i don’t get update via pc companion or SUS , i’ll update it manually.

    if possible please Anurag answer me.

    • Anurag Kumar August 24, 2013 at 11:24 pm - Reply

      yes you will get update as soon as it reaches your region, this update first come to Xperia Acro S.
      We are trying to get the correct file for Acro S ftf but can’t find it yet…as soon as we get it will update the links.

      P.S. XSL users will also update links for you too.

      • zahir hasan August 24, 2013 at 11:35 pm - Reply

        Thanks Anurag for your quick response. i also do not understand another things. in new rooting method, where do i get .211 karnel and .96 karnel for acro s? in that post there is karnels for XS. so if i want to root my phone after update to .96, how do i do that? and how to flash karnel only via flashtool. is there any tutorial with screenshot about it?

        Thanks again for your help.

        • Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 12:06 am - Reply

          detailed tutorial for flashing here – http://www.gizmobolt.com/2013/06/20/how-to-flash-xperia-s-sl-jelly-bean-6-2-b-0-211-world-india-ftf-file/

          for kernels you need to get them from previous rootable xperia acro s jb .211 kernel and extract kernel from this new firmware .96.

          • zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 12:18 am - Reply

            thanks. yea i know how to flash whole firmware via flashtool. but i want to know how to flash only the karnel via flashtool as doomlord says to flash it.
            another thing, though my phone is rooted but it is .200 version, so how i collect .211 karnel? and please let me know by root explorer where i find my phones karnel which i’ll be save on my pc?

            • Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 12:29 am - Reply

              in the same way you flash ftf, < one has a ftf in which only kernel.sin file is there >

              You need to decrypt your present firmware via flashtool and then make a ftf and then extract it, take out the kernel.sin file from it. Here you got it.

              Check on DooMLoRD’s official page, there is a link below, ask him to give you Acro S kernel if he have.

              • zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 8:30 am - Reply

                thanks Anurag. you are really a helpful person.

  37. Hussam August 25, 2013 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Oh shit….please help meeee….WiFi doesn’t work :@

  38. Nabeel August 25, 2013 at 2:02 am - Reply

    when the update available in middle east

  39. Alvin August 25, 2013 at 5:18 am - Reply

    I am afraid if this update is regional, just like .55 firmware in Android 4.0.4, as I still cannot get the update.

    When Xperia S was upgraded to Android 4.1.2, I can get the update after roll out in three hours.

  40. zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Anurag, i got acro s ftf and .211 , .96 karnel also. and i want to share the link. could you please, add these links on your post? if that so , acro s owners also update there phones also.

    Thanks.

    • Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      Hello yes we are adding the links.

      We added that Acro S ftf link first when we wrote the post, but removed it then…As because this ftf is of 769 MB and the XDa user who shared this link sent to us, but the update is of 485 MB so we don’t think this is working ftf…

      rest links we will add, Thanks :)

      • zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm - Reply

        yea i see that the link is 769 MB.but i talked with some people who download and flash it. they says everything seems ok. though i did’t flash it, because i ‘m waiting for the official update, as you say i will also get it. :D, thats why i’m waiting for it.

        • Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm - Reply

          yes we have added the links ( all 3) but we wonder why this ftf is of 700MB size+, can’t say how it worked :/ Well i’ll add a warning ” flash at your own risk”.
          Yes everyone will get this update…it’s a global update.

          Wait till we find suitable Acro S ftf.

        • Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm - Reply

          UPDATE :- We have got the right Acro S ftf 485 MB size, we are updating the link, you can download it and install it.

          • zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm - Reply

            oh, thanks buddy. then delete my ftf link and update yours, i’ll download it. but i thing karnels are ok. :)

            • Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm - Reply

              yes kernel seems fine, links updated. download it now…
              After downloading send us some screenshots via our “contact” us page.

              • zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm - Reply

                ok i’ll download and flash it. do i need to change anything on my device? and should i need to make a factory reset after update for a fresh update? i ask it because, this is the first time i’m going to update my phone via flashtool.

  41. Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Do below steps :-

    # Dial *#*#7378423#*#* > Service Info > Software Info > take screenshot, save it.
    # Make a back up of all data via PC Companion first.
    # Back up all yours APKS via any antivirus ( like AVG ) ans store that file of backup in your PC separately so you can get all those apks back after flashing.
    # Do a Factory reset.
    # Flash ftf using Flash Tool.
    # Restart phone you see .96 firmware > Do a Factory Reset.
    # Clean Install, this is :)

    We would recommend you one more step. As you have flashed a ftf ( may be not of your region ) so what i suggest is :-

    # Now after flashing “Repair your firmware via PC Companion again, so you get latest firmware from SONY now directly / OR re-install fresh firmware via SUS”.

    All done :)

    P.S. Detailed flashing steps with image tutorial here – http://www.gizmobolt.com/2013/06/20/how-to-flash-xperia-s-sl-jelly-bean-6-2-b-0-211-world-india-ftf-file/

  42. zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    thanks.

  43. Erivando Nascimento August 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Please anurag when you will post the link the file containing the ftf Xperia sl lt26ii?
    Reply me if possible.

    Thank you!

    • Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      we are stil working on it, as soon as we get it will update sure :)

  44. edong August 25, 2013 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    did they make the ear piece louder..before you can’t hear the person your talking…

  45. nehemias August 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Please! Jb 6.2.b.1.96 for xperia sl (lt26ii) world!!

  46. zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    anurag, when i’m going to flash my phone , it shows this error.
    https: // app.box.com/s/7tna8g2n4ens3ud7777c
    now what should i do?

    please help.

    • Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm - Reply

      try another port, restart phone , re do the process. exit this one…
      never saw this error.

      • zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 10:33 pm - Reply

        i made a factory data reset before start flash with erase internal SD. everything has gone but SU is still there (that means root access didn’t go). is it normal?

        • Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 10:35 pm - Reply

          huh ? Check is root there or not ? it shouldn’t be there…not normal :/

          • zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm - Reply

            i had done it two times.
            settings>backup & restore> Factory data reset
            and this for one time
            settings>backup & restore> settings reset
            both with internal stores erase.

            everything is gone but SU & CWM is still there.

            • Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 10:47 pm - Reply

              hey don’t worry it’s normal…no issues…i remember factory reset doesn’t erase root and CWM.

              Is flashing working or not for you now ?

  47. zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    no, flashing still didn’t work. it want SU permission, i grant that, but still same error. :(
    mine is windows 7 64 bit pc. when i install flashtool, it install both 64 and 32 version . i tried both, didn’t work.

    • Anurag Kumar August 25, 2013 at 10:53 pm - Reply

      can’t say why are you stuck at this error :/ seriously no idea, i have.

      • zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 10:57 pm - Reply

        i think it’s the ftf file which make problems. because when flashtool is going to prepare the ftf file, it shows error. is there anyone who update there phone with this ftf? any feedback?

        • zahir hasan August 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm - Reply

          i just started download the ftf again. let see what happen.

  48. Michael August 26, 2013 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Hey Zahir I Update My XS With The ftf File That Uploaded To Desofile.com
    I Think Your Problem In The ftf File , Try To Download It From Another Server And Your Problem Won’t Appear Again :-)

  49. zahir hasan August 26, 2013 at 2:00 am - Reply

    oh yea , i just download the file again and that is worked. ftf is ok.
    thanks Michael for your advice. but it works. :D

  50. kaiji August 26, 2013 at 8:14 am - Reply

    where is the link for lt26ii? for this update i can only see lt26i only… can you privide it thanks.. or its same?

  51. VinZ August 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Hey guys. Finally updated my Acro s using LT26w_6.2.B.1.96_Nordic_1266-4530.ftf
    So far the update is very stable after running for 3 hours now. All my apps have been reinstalled. Noticed installations and multi-tasking is much quicker
    – 1080p recording is surely fixed. better focus. more detailed pictures. Camera startsup fast when using camera button from sleep
    – no wifi issues at all. Currently 7m away from router with 2 wooden walls
    – faster response times and very smooth UI compared to ICS 6.1.A.2.55
    – volume button issue fixed
    – NFC transfer works to my dads S3 works fine.
    – Games perform exactly the same as on ICS

    Really haven’t found any issues with it so far. Just testing battery life. so far after running for 3 hours from full charge, installing all apps and transferring data back into phone, i still have 72% left
    Will see how long it lasts with extended standby mode enabled. Off to bed now. Will report battery usage in the morning
    FINALLY an update worth installing. Enjoy

    • Anurag Kumar August 26, 2013 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      Very well reviewed buddy, yes this update is a great one :)
      Well great that above ftf worked for you…

      Do let us know about battery stats after 24 hrs.

    • VinZ August 27, 2013 at 2:55 am - Reply

      Morning from NZ. I have lost around 15% while on standby overnight with extended battery mode enabled. Had wifi and 3G enabled with full brightness, all my apps logged in as well like FB, tango, whatsu, viber, line and wechat. Mobile was on standby for about 7hrs.
      Also noticed the volume can go much louder than it could on ICS.
      Running on 56% now. See how long this lasts with 3G enabled for the whole day.

  52. Erivando Nascimento August 26, 2013 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Anurag, yet you do not have any news about. Ftf XSL?

    Please if possible, answer me!

    • Anurag Kumar August 26, 2013 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      as soon as it comes, will post sure…we haven’t seen many xsl users to report this update yet…
      As soon as we get some will update :)

  53. afrizal August 26, 2013 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    i know my xperia SL will work if i flash with xperia S firmware but it would be detected as xperia S and im afraid it would be not 1,7ghz proc anymore

    • Anurag Kumar August 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      yes your phone will be detected XS but your processor remain 1.7 Ghz sure :)

      You can change your phones about phone by editing build.prop file after root back to XSL :)

  54. Nathaniel August 26, 2013 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Here’s an official changelog from sony http:// blogs.sonymobile.com/2013/08/26/now-rolling-jelly-bean-4-1-firmware-update-for-xperia-s-xperia-sl-xperia-acro-s/

    • Anurag Kumar August 26, 2013 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      yes we just saw..Exactly the same changelog as we reported…

      though they didn’t say anything regarding Wi-Fi bug.

    • Anurag Kumar August 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm - Reply

      Post quoted here…

      Official Changelog of Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update from Sony, Sony quoted statement on their blog today.

      Check snippset of Sony’s changelog which almost matches to ours which we made on 23 august – http://www.gizmobolt.com/2013/08/26/official-changelog-xperia-sslacro-s-6-2-b-1-96-firmware-update-sony/

  55. Naeel August 27, 2013 at 2:09 am - Reply

    until now i did not get any updates from .211 to .96 on Xperia S , neither from PC companion , or SUS , i’m in Syria , plz help ..
    how to flash the ftf file manually .. thanks in advance >>>

  56. Amer August 27, 2013 at 9:53 am - Reply

    i got the update on Xperia Acro S in Syria and it is working fine except the wifi which is still not working only in airplane mode.

  57. Bernardo Avila August 27, 2013 at 10:35 am - Reply

    I found this version LT26ii_6.2.B.1.96_Singapore.zip

    EDIT – Link updated in post :)
    Thanks

    • Anurag Kumar August 27, 2013 at 10:42 am - Reply

      it seems link is not working any more, taken out may be…any mirrors ? did you download it ?

      • Volkan August 27, 2013 at 11:22 am - Reply

        after http:// there is a blank, after wards you can download it

        • Anurag Kumar August 27, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

          Blank was made by us intentionally to make link not available for crawling via bots.

          it is working now, let us update the post.

          • Volkan August 27, 2013 at 11:36 am - Reply

            Sorry I did not know that cause link is a little slow but downloads.

  58. Selveena August 27, 2013 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Battery still drains fast!!!!

  59. Erivando Nascimento August 27, 2013 at 11:34 am - Reply

    I’ll level up the upgrade file on a server XSL world and I’ll pass the link here.
    The update has already been released worldwide for all models mentioned in the post anurag, try to check in with their SUS devices connected via usb.

    • Anurag Kumar August 27, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

      XSL ftf link has been updated in post :)

      Well if you have WORLD ftf link of XSL, please mention in comments or send to us via tip us page, we will update in post.

      choose Google drive for uploading..

  60. Anurag Kumar August 27, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Xperia SL 6.2.B.1.96 FTF link has been updated in post, All XSL users, please check it :)

  61. Nathaniel August 27, 2013 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Anurag when I compare my software info to the one you posted above,I see some slight differences.eg the touch firmware is 7 while mine is showing 6.Same with S1 boot version and ETS software version.Kindly give me the entire process for posting screenshot on this site so that I post mine.Thanks

    • Anurag Kumar August 27, 2013 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      It may depend upon the file which you flashed and the xs on which above screenshots were taken…

      Two ways of posting screenshot, either you upload them somewhere and post image links here.

      Best way is – make comment via disqus commenting system by choosing from above 4 methods there you can upload your screenshots in the comment itself and let us know…

  62. Nathaniel August 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I flashed this (LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_World.ftf) on my xsl and got that difference in software info

  63. Nathaniel August 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Also the new xsl ftf singapore does not work.It doesn’t show up in flastool

  64. afrizal August 27, 2013 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    yihaa i got the update todayyy xperia sl,indonesia

  65. Yameen Assotally August 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Got it in Mauritius for XSL. Updating now…..

    • Anurag Kumar August 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      Xperia SL users, upload World ftf file after updating and send us link, we will update in post :)

      • Yameen Assotally August 27, 2013 at 9:31 pm - Reply

        My phone is being charged. As soon as I update it, I’ll upload the ftf file.

        • Anurag Kumar August 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm - Reply

          Do send us the “About” phone screenshot and software info screenshot via “Tip us” page.

  66. LEO August 27, 2013 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    IS THIS FTF FOR ACRO S GOOD? ANY BUGS?

  67. talal abodeshish August 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    REALLY IT THE BEST UPDATE EVER – SPECIALLY WITH RAM
    I ALWAYS HAVE 90 MB FREE – NOW THEY ARE 364 AS A STABLE FREE RAM WHILE IN IDLE MODE , IT IS NOW RESPONDING FASTER THAN B4 – JUST IT TAKES LONG TIME AT THE 1ST START AFTER UPDATE , WALKMAN IS BETTER – AND THE SPEAKER IS LOUDER NOW .

    THX SONY , I UPDATED THROUGH SONY COMPANION IN DUBAI

    • talal abodeshish August 27, 2013 at 11:28 pm - Reply

      BTW MY PHONE IS XPERIA SL LT26ii

      • Anurag Kumar August 27, 2013 at 11:50 pm - Reply

        SEND US “about phone screenshot, software info screenshot” via tip us page.

        Can you upload the XSL ftf ?

    • talal abodeshish August 28, 2013 at 1:11 am - Reply

      yes i can send screenshot , but how i can upload it ??
      send me your mail on my mail.

      about the XSL FTF , I DONNOW WHAT IS DAT

      • Anurag Kumar August 28, 2013 at 1:21 am - Reply

        use this link to send screenshot – http://gizmobolt.com/tipus/ upload there….

  68. toni August 28, 2013 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Wifi problem not solved fme!!!All other things not tested but is annoying to put airplane mode to have net!!! :@

  69. Brayan August 28, 2013 at 5:42 am - Reply

    i have the ftf 6.2.b.1.96 for lt26ii SL where can post this ftf

    sorry for me english

  70. edong August 28, 2013 at 6:42 am - Reply

    got it here in the Philippines…

  71. Hugo August 28, 2013 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Update available in Colombia! SL here.
    Downloading as soon as my phone is charged enough.

    • Anurag Kumar August 28, 2013 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Thanks for screenshot, updated in post :)

    • Anurag Kumar August 28, 2013 at 9:46 am - Reply

      upload ftf if you can, will help other XSL users :)

      • Hugo August 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm - Reply

        I have no idea how to. I mean, I know there’s an option to make it using Flashtool, but that’s all I know. As soon as I learn how to do so, I’ll do it.
        By the way, it’s in Colombia, but it’s the Generic version.

        • Anurag Kumar August 28, 2013 at 9:19 pm - Reply

          Let me tell u how to do it-

          Got to my computer > unhide hidden files > now go to program data > look for sony ericson folder or sony mobile folder > go to folder ‘db’ > blob fs > now copy the two largest files in this folder mainly around 300 and 14 mb > now copy them in a separate folder.

          Open flashtool > advanced > tools > decrypt > now browse those 2 FILES you pasted > select both files > move them to right side > decrypt them > write the branding > file ftf made

          I may have skipped some folder name , look for above folders..

          • Hugo August 29, 2013 at 2:41 am - Reply

            It’ll be ready in around 5 hours (when I’m back home).

          • Hugo August 29, 2013 at 7:38 am - Reply

            My internet is being gay, but here’s the folder where I’m uploading the .ftf in part files.
            http://www.mediafire.com/folder/5792i9hnbeusa/6.2.B.1.96
            It’s my first .ftf, so I’M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY BRICKED PHONES. However, I’m a Computer Engineer, and I’m pretty sure I followed the instructions correctly. Just had to be clear with that disclaimer.

          • Hugo August 29, 2013 at 10:10 am - Reply

            Uploaded.

  72. Amir Ali August 28, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Where’s LT26ii_6.2.B.1.96_world?

  73. Ariel August 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Can i flash directly this update on top of ICS 4.0.4 ? or i have to flash first to 6.2.B.0.200 and after that flash this file? Thank you! kind regards.

    • Anurag Kumar August 28, 2013 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      You are still on ICS ? OMG.
      yes you can flash it on any firmware you want.

      • Ariel August 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm - Reply

        Thanks Anurag xD and Yes, ICS until today, that i have time to risk my device on the experiment of flashing from my GNU-Linux box. I was waiting for Sony until they fix those horrible issues from .200 and .211 of the JB firmware.

  74. nathaniel August 28, 2013 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Here’s a the link to a new video with my xsl at home :)
    https:// drive.google.com/?utm_source=en&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=web&utm_content=gotodrive&utm_term=carousel&usp=about_start#folders/0B4PakIjSdl1kbVNhOTVnTFF0WHM

  75. mohannad August 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    6.2.B.1.96 firmware any one in arabic lang

  76. Nathaniel August 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Xperia SL owners can flash this ftf file by xda member ska67: http:// forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2423025 download all three rar file and extract the first one

    EDIT – Link ADDED IN post :)

  77. Yameen Assotally August 29, 2013 at 12:01 am - Reply

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I flashed a FTF file without USB debugging mode on my XSL.
    The flashing went well but I cannot see anything on the screen. The phone starts normally with the screen lights on but nothing can be seen.

    Please help me.

  78. john August 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    how to disable MTP mode in Xperia S before flasing .96

  79. Ye August 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Xperia Sl World file is broken?

  80. Flex August 29, 2013 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    https:// docs.google.com/file/d/0B-Eeawe_SEpJc0MwRkpxZlFEcnc/edit

    *_LT26ii_6.2.B.1.96_Generic.ftf_*

  81. Nathaniel August 29, 2013 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Yes,does not work ;(
    total size after joining is 496MB

  82. Flex August 29, 2013 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Here , It’s 100% work download link

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-Eeawe_SEpJc0MwRkpxZlFEcnc/edit

    I’ve already downloaded from this link & also flashed on my XSL :)

  83. arash August 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    In some games, quality games below
    And I was stuck in image
    Very low quality games coming
    Please check
    Games rail rush – doodle jump – fruit ninja – perfect kick – temple run I did try some of the mistakes I had some trouble finding a short time later, the game was
    my phone is acro s

    • peyman August 31, 2013 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      yes it is

  84. badong August 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    have any one noticed the battery indicator…i left my acro s for atleast 15 minutes at 98% then when i came back the battery indicates 96%…is it a bug? (Note: all apps are closed…and screen is off…wifi not in use.)

  85. Bruno August 31, 2013 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Hello Guys, I am Acro S and this method worked perfectly, I am in testing phase, no new post here, I’m from Brazil, Staff of Brazil, can do that works, Thanks

  86. Flex August 31, 2013 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Here , Kernels for XSL

    http://d-h.st/cTE ~~ 6.2.b.0.211 kernel
    http://d-h.st/puI ~~ 6.2.b.1.96 kernel

    Thz- XDA

    • vamsi September 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm - Reply

      links not working , please post some working link for download !

  87. Sina September 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    how can i install CWM recovery on 6.2.B.1.96??
    like 6.2.B.0.211?

  88. harika September 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    can any one pls tell me how to download new update…i am not getting in my mobile…
    thank you

  89. harika September 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    can any one pls tell me how to download new update…i am not getting in my mobile…i am eagerly waiting for answer
    thank you

    • Anurag Kumar September 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      If you haven’t got the update notification till now, then you need to flash the ftf file.

      download the required ftf file of your phone from above links.
      Now to install this ftf on your phone, refer to these installing steps here via flashtool. -http://www.gizmobolt.com/2013/06/20/how-to-flash-xperia-s-sl-jelly-bean-6-2-b-0-211-world-india-ftf-file/

      • Toni September 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm - Reply

        Any news on your Sony’s friends about fixing Wi fi problem in Andorra (Europa)???

  90. Hossain M Imraan September 16, 2013 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Hello Anurag i’m from Bangladesh…I need ur help.
    I’m using Xperia S with fw version. 211. But u know it’s full of bug :( so I have to update 6.2.B.1.96 fw. I have downloaded ur 3rd number fw but when I plunged in my phone to my pcc with volume button pressed it says something like this—->
    **Phone connected to the flash mode
    **Phone disconnected
    **For 2011 device line make sure you are not in the MTP mode

    P.S : Now what to do? I rooted my device, I have installed CWM recovery but I don’t know why my phone doesn’t flashing?
    It’ll be very helpful if u tell me what I need to do?
    Thankyou!!

  91. Hossain M Imraan September 16, 2013 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Hello Anurag i’m from Bangladesh…I need ur help.
    I’m using Xperia S with fw version. 211. But u know it’s full of bug :( so I have to update 6.2.B.1.96 fw. I have downloaded ur 3rd number fw but when I plunged in my phone to my pcc with volume button pressed it says something like this—->
    **Phone connected to the flash mode
    **Phone disconnected
    **For 2011 device line make sure you are not in the MTP mode

    P.S : Now what to do? I rooted my device, I have installed CWM recovery but I don’t know why my phone doesn’t flashing?
    It’ll be very helpful if u tell me what I need to do?
    Thankyou!!

  92. eduardo September 20, 2013 at 11:16 am - Reply

    still a little bit laggy for full HD and HD

  93. gonzalocampero1982 October 3, 2013 at 1:44 am - Reply

    hello, I commented that I have a serious problem with my phone Sony Acro S (LT26w), what happens is that when you turn on wifi, the phone goes to safe mode and can not be reused and must be charged the official rom JB with flashtool.
    release the bootloader, CyanogenMod ROM charged a 10.1, but when I turn on wifi again what you mention happens and reload the ROM: (
    who do you think is the problem!!
    Please …. can help …. agradecere you from now
    thank you very much … I do not know what I can do with my phone: (and I love

  94. rajan sethi October 3, 2013 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I have updated my Xperia SL with Jelly Bean latest update 6.2.B.1.96 few days back. After updating issues present in previous update were solved but now I am facing a very new and strange problem:- Whenever I Start my media App ,the wifi drops and after that I have to restart my phone or my wifi router. Else my phone is working very good. I think it is still having some bugs. Please solve this problem….

  95. Cecilis December 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I have updated my Acro S and afterwards, video recording is not continuous. It stops recording in the middle even if I’m not stopping it and even video playback is lagging a lot. I thought this update is for the camera and video bugs fix? In my case, it worsen the problem. Now I regret why I updated it. :(

  96. andreana r January 12, 2014 at 1:41 am - Reply

    thank you mr. anurag kumar and djscarbo at xda dev, thank you all verymuch :D

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