Sony Mobile Ends Future updates for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Arc S, Ion, P, U, Go, Miro, Tipo, J, Sola

A sad news for many Xperia smartphone users, just now it is seen and CONFIRMED that Sony Mobile has planned to stop any further future android firmware updates for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Arc S, Ion, P, U, Go, Miro, Tipo, J, Sola. We do agree that users of just mentioned devices may not feel good after reading this but that’s what Sony Mobile has decided. Many of the mentioned handsets are not available in market now and if they are, that’s not commercially profitable for the company.

Sony Mobile has taken this decision for all handsets which were more than 18 months or 2 years older, no further firmware support will be given by Sony officially. The present firmware available for all handsets will remain as last update on them. Sony Mobile has just abandoned the firmware support not customer support for those device, keep that in mind.

Below you can find the detailed info on the last firmware update available for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Arc S, Ion HSPA and LTE , P, U, Go, Miro, Tipo and Tipo Dual, J, Sola. Below info is taken from software “Support” section of respective devices.

Sony Mobile Ends Future updates for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Arc S, Ion, P, U, Go, Miro, Tipo, J, Sola

Summing up all Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia Acro S, Xperia J, Xperia Go, Xperia Ion HSPA+ and LTE and Xperia P will remain on android 4.1.2 jelly bean and Xperia Arc S, Xperia U, Xperia Tipo and Tipo Dual, Xperia Sola, Xperia Miro will remain on android 4.0 ice cream sandwich.

At the moment Android 4.3 is awaited for Xperia SP, T, TX and V.

While Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1S, Xperia SP will soon see android 4.4.2 KitKat update as promised by Sony in the first batch. 2nd batch of devices may include Xperia C, L, M and hopefully Xperia T, TX and V also.

What do you think fellas on this ? As per us Sony Mobile has shown proper support when it comes to android updates, we do agree that they normally roll updates late but now they are consistent in rolling updates especially for Xperia Z family smartphones but they should also focus on mid range devices; ignoring them is not a good strategy from such a large firm. Do let us know what do you think on this. Drop your comments below.

How to Install Xperia Z Superior Auto Mode in Xperia S,SL,Ion Camera

One of the most amazing feature of Xperia Z camera; Superior Auto Mode and HDR mode definitely makes the 13 MP camera of Xperia Z far better than camera of any other phone. Xperia S, SL users were expecting these settings in the jelly bean update for them, but Sony missed it somehow which was disappointing.

So we have just brought you this tutorial on how to install / port Xperia Z Superior Auto Mode in Xperia S,SL,Ion Camera settings. Check the post below.

How to Install Xperia Z Superior Auto Mode in Xperia S,SL,Ion Camera

Requirements 

  • Phone – Xperia S, SL, Ion – Tested.
  • Jelly Bean is required to port this mode. Xperia S and SL users can use below link to update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware.

How to FlashManually Xperia S, SL 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean World-India Brand ftf file ?

  • Root Access is Needed. Root your Xperia S, SL and Ion before installing this. Check below link for How to Root ?

How to root Xperia S, SL on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 / 6.2.B.0.211 firmware by one click DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit V14 ?

  • Working Recovery is needed. Install CWM recovery v6.0.3.0 on your phone. Check below link.

How to Install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL, Acro S,Xperia Z, ZL Jelly Bean on LOCKED bootloader – Supports other Xperia Devices also.

After confirming all above steps done as mentioned, proceed below.

Xperia Z Superior Auto Mode Working

Warning

Before flashing this mod, please backup all your camera settings apks, in case you get any bugs in the mod you can restore it back.

How to Install ?

Download the Xperia Z Superior Auto Mode flashable zip from given below link.

Download SUPAUTO2.zip I 2.30 MB

  1. Download the above zip file.
  2. Copy it to your phone SD card / internal memory.
  3. Reboot in recovery.
  4. Flash the zip file in recovery. Done 🙂

Above mode is tested in Xperia SL, working great with Xperia Z camera apks 🙂

In case of Black Screen Bug, if faced

In case you are getting a black screen sometimes in while using your camera in Superior Auto Mode, please try installing the below given apks from Xperia Z System.

Try manually installing, if unable to do that, push them in system/app.

Download Xperia Z SemcCameraUI.apk

Download Xperia Z SemcCamera3D.apk

Let us know in case you find some bugs in this Xperia Z Superior Auto Mode mod for Xperia S, SL and Ion. Comment your feedback on this mode, if it worked for you or not.

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Xperia Ion LT28i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware certified by PTCRB

On May 17 PTCRB certified Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware for Xperia Ion LT28h and 0n March 25 Sony officially rolled out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware for Xperia Ion LT28h but Xperia Ion LT28i users didn’t see any update on their phone. No Jelly Bean update has been listed for Xperia Ion LT28i yet.

For all Xperia Ion LT28h users, you can update your phone by visiting the given below link…

How to Flash Manually Xperia Ion LT28i / LT28h Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ftf file ?

Xperia Ion LT28i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware certified by PTCRB

Just now on listing of 8 July PTCRB has officially listed first android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware for Xperia Ion LT28i. It’s the first version spotted online. Xperia S and SL have got two Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 and 6.2.B.0.211 firmware till now and Xperia Ion LT28h Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware.

Xperia Ion LT28i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware certified by PTCRB

We have just noticed that on 9 July PTCRB has listed another firmware of Xperia Ion LT28i i.e. android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211.

Xperia Ion LT28i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware certified by PTCRB

Xperia Ion LT28i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware certified by PTCRB

Xperia Ion LT28i was Sony’s first phone to have 4G LTE service and this firmware will be supporting this. Let’s hope Sony will roll out this firmware or another one very soon for Xperia Ion. As Xperia Ion users are desperately waiting for this.

Thanks Roberto Cosme 🙂

Xperia Ion HSPA LT28h Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware certified by PTCRB

A news of relief for Xperia Ion HSPA Lt28h users that new Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware has been certified by PTCRB on  June after they previously certified 6.2.B.0.204 firmware. Sony recently rolled out Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware for Xperia S LT26i, Xperia SL LT26ii and Xperia Acro S LT26w but soon many users have reported some serious bugs in the firmware. So Sony decided to update the firmware for Xperia S, SL and Acro S as 6.2.B.0.211 which will be rolled out in the 23-24 week of 2013.

[ OFFICIAL UPDATE – 26 June ] – Xperia ION LT28i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 Rolled out 🙂

Guide Flashing STEPS – Manually installing Xperia Ion LT28i / LT28h Android 4.1.2 OFFICIAL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 ftf file 

Manually Install Xperia S LT26i /SL/Acro S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ftf file – Official Update

Xperia Ion HSPA LT28h Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware certified by PTCRB

On 30 May, Sony Xperia News Tweeted that Jelly Bean for Xperia Ion will follow as soon as Jelly Bean for Xperia S, SL and Acro S is rolled out, it has been rolled out but still Xperia Ion users didn’t see any Jelly Bean firmware rolling out.

It seems that Sony planned to launch the same Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware for Xperia Ion also but when so many Xperia S users reported bugs in it, they may have delayed its rolling date to get a better update in the form of Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware.

Let’s hope we soon see Xperia Ion LT28h on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update.




Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware Certified

A few days ago, Jelly Bean  6.2.B.0.203 firmware was leaked for Xperia Ion LT28i yet not certified, but just now Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware has been certified officially by PTCRB. It seems Sony has finally put up final jelly bean version for Xperia Ion for release, it could be a week more till we see Sony officially rolling out the Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware for Xperia Ion.

Certified Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware

Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware Certified

If any Xperia Ion LT28i user is interested in installing the leaked Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware on his phone, check out our guide on it.

How to Install leaked Jelly Bean  6.2.B.0.203 firmware on Xperia Ion LT28i manually by flashing ftf file ?

The 6.2.B.0.204 firmware has been certified on May 16, 2013 on PTCRB official website. It’s good news for all those Xperia Ion users who were desperate to know when the jelly bean firmware will be certified for Xperia Ion as we recently saw Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.197 firmware being certified for Xperia S / SL / Acro S. Let’s see when Sony will release the android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean officially for all these 4 phones left out now. Hopefully it does by the end of month May as it said. What do you think regarding that, excited for jelly bean huh 😉

Xperia Ion LT28i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware Leaks

It looks like Sony developers are now testing android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware for the devices Xperia S, SL, Acro S and Xperia Ion. Last week we reported about DooMLorD’s leaked Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 forXperia S / SL and then after that we saw on PTCRB site, official listing of  Xperia S/SL/Acro S android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware certification. Now there was only left Xperia Ion LT28i. Just now we saw leaked Xperia Ion LT28i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware.

leaked Xperia Ion LT28i  Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware Details

Leaked Xperia Ion LT28i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware Details

  • Model Number – Xperia Ion LT’28i
  • Android – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Baseband version – 9xB00-SCAQCSZ-34702090-33
  • Kernel – 3.4.0+
  • Firmware – 6.2.B.0.203

Xperia Ion LT28i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware Features

We saw the same 681 MB RAM, new notification window, Mobile Bravia Engine 1, Clear Phase feature in New WALKMAN app, new kernel version.

How to Flash leaked Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware on Xperia Ion LT28i ?

Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware ftf file for flashing is only for development devices. Do not flash it on your user device (RED).

Now if you are thinking of flashing this firmware on your Xperia Ion, wait please, as  the leaked firmware 6.2.B.0.203 by DooMLoRD is in development phase till now, the ftf file for flashing  jelly bean fimrware 6.2.B.0.203 will be uploaded soon.

[ UPDATE ] Kernel for leaked Xperia Ion LT28i  jelly bean fimrware 6.2.B.0.203 you can download from given below link.

Download LT28i_DooMLoRD_JB-leak-203_kernel.elf I 6.84 MB
MD5 Sum: fc214bd8c553f711b0163d43c29c6bf7

How to flash jelly bean fimrware 6.2.B.0.203 on Xperia Ion ?

  • Download the kernel file from above link.
  • Bootloader on your Xperia Ion LT28i must be unlocked. You can follow the official guide to unlock bootloader here.
  • Make JB .zip fw.
  • You must flash now stock ICS ROM.
  • Flash JB .zip fw via cwm.
  • Now flash the downloaded kernel, and reboot your device.

Done, successfully 🙂

Check the photos of jelly bean fimrware 6.2.B.0.203 running successfully on developer Xperia Ion devices.

 

Till now there is speculation on XDA forum that will this ROM work on both Xperia Ion LT28i and LT28h. It seems it should work.

Do check the source of this leak below this post more development issues regarding Xperia Ion Jelly Bean and if you face any issues you can report here and there also. As we have now seen for all Xperia S, SL, Acro S and Ion jelly bean firmware leaks we may soon see Sony releasing official jelly bean firmware for all these 4 handsets. We will keep you posted as more details about official jelly bean comes out. If you need any file for flashing the above firmware on your Xperia Ion LT28i, do let us kno win comments section we will upload it and get you the link.

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