Posted on Sep 5 2013 - 8:47pm by Anurag Kumar

For all Xperia S, SL and Acro S users 6.2.B.1.96 firmware came as a sign of relief over previous buggy jell bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update. 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update is the best update seen till now ( Though ICS update was great also ) almost bug free for us and is very responsive and smooth, nice work from Sony devs.

Well already 6.2.B.1.96 firmware is rooted and CMW recovery installed, so what all is needed now to try all those Xperia Z1 ( Honami ) Mods, you need a 6.2.B.1.96 deodexed ROM.

Install Xperia S 6.2.B.1.96 Deodexed Zipaligned Rooted Busybox Installed ROM

As many Xperia S, SL and Acro S users were asking for it, 6.2.B.1.96 Deodexed ROM has been uploaded and is ready for use.


  • Phones Needed – Xperia S.

You can try it on Xperia SL and Acro S, after flashing the Xperia S kernel on your respective phone and then after flashing the Xperia S Deodexed ROM, flash back your old original kernel. – Do it at your own risk.

Kernels for Xperia S to be flashed on Xperia SL and Acro S

  •  6.2.B.1.96 firmware – You must have  6.2.B.1.96  installed on your phone, if not then follow the given below to download  6.2.B.1.96  ftf.

Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Rolled – Major Update fixed 1080p HD Video Lag, Volume Up button bug.

  • Rooted 6.2.B.1.96 firmware – If you don’t have your Xperia S rooted on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware, then follow the given below link to root it.

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

  • CWM recovery Installed – You below link to install CWM recovery on latest 6.2.B.1.96 firmware. Below Recovery method works for both 6.2.B.1.96 and 6.2.B.0.211 firmware.

Install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 Xperia S, SL, Acro S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.1.96 firmware

Install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 Xperia S SL Jelly Bean LOCKED bootloader

After doing all above steps, let come to installing steps of 6.2.B.1.96 Deodexed ROM.

How to Install Xperia S 6.2.B.1.96 Deodexed ROM ?

Below mentioned ROM is Deodexed, Zipaligned, Rooted with BusyBox isntalled already.


Do make a Full backup of system + data before proceeding.

  • Download Xperia S 6.2.B.1.96 Deodexed ROM.

Download LT26i_6.2.B.1.96

  1. Download above mentioned ROM.
  2. Flash the ROM zip in Recovery.
  3. Wipe Cache and Dalvik.
  4. Reboot done.

Now you have 6.2.B.1.96 Deodexed firmware on your Xperia S running. If you get any issues in installing this ROM, do let us know.

Acro S and Xperia SL users try it at your own risk, if you are succeeded do let us know in comments.

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

  1. Cazey Sep 6, 2013 at 9:51 am - Reply

    done, deoxdexing, :-), bugs in walkman app, cant open it.

  2. Cazey Sep 6, 2013 at 9:53 am - Reply

    its also installed a new superuser app, should i delete the SuperSU app?

  3. Cazey Sep 6, 2013 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    color themes all gone, (only have the color themed wallpapers)

  4. Cazey Sep 8, 2013 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Heat issues.

  5. Cazey Sep 10, 2013 at 2:45 am - Reply

    works great with my xperia s, rooted, cwm, now deodexed!!!! just have to let it sit for 2-3 dayw for it to adjust to its new settings.
    now im able to port the updated launcher from honami, themes, conversations, clocks, and any other minor ui etc.

    reminder: really need to back up your data and your phone. before doinng this process.
    if you fail, say you ended up with bootloops, dont panic, just read read read, then restore your backup from cwm.

    this is a learning experience for me, heheh, because i have been doing this for a week now, i’m a noob!!!

    now i want to be a developer, hahah!!!

  6. jitu Sep 10, 2013 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    hey anurag plz send me a link to deodex xperia sl jb.96

  7. NK Oct 10, 2013 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Here is the link for
    Deodexed, Zipaligned, Rooted, Busybox

    LT26ii Xperia SL

  8. NIKET Oct 10, 2013 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Link to deodox rom aint working anymore :(

  9. jitu Oct 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Hey is the link for llocked bootloader??? Plz reply asap!!

  10. Vaibhav Bharadwaj Nov 30, 2013 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Link “Download LT26i_6.2.B.1.96” doesn’t work… where can i download ?

  11. mohnish Jan 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    hey will it work on locked bootloader………!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Samuel Jan 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Hello, please the download link LT26i_6.2.B.1.96 don’t work. I have been trying to download it for the past 2 days but no success. Please can some one help me with a new link to download the LT26i_6.2.B.1.96 for my Xperia S? Thanks guys.

  13. abrar Feb 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    will i loose my current data if i flashed this rom as u didnt mention wipe data…???

  14. soulriver Jun 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    will loose my data,apps?

  15. Deepak Panghal Jan 15, 2015 at 10:37 am - Reply

    It always sayes busy box not installed plz help me

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