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.

Sony releases Android 4.4.1 AOSAP binaries for Xperia L,S,Z,ZL,Tablet Z

Officially it might take very long to get android 4.4 KitKat update on already mentioned Xperia devices from Sony but Xperia devices have recently got love from many developers. XDA devs have contributed for almost every Xperia device to get unofficially CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat build on them even the 2011 Xperia devices have got it.

In past Sony has released AOSP binaries for Xperia Z, ZL and Tablet Z and now Xperia L and Xperia S have been added to the list. Yes Sony has officially released  Android 4.4 AOSAP binaries for Xperia L, S , Z, ZL, Tablet Z. Build available is KRT16O.S3.1044 ( android 4.4 KitKat ).

If you are a developer or want to contribute in making AOSP ROMs for above mentioned devices, download the binaries and start developing today 🙂

AOSP for Xperia  L – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia L
AOSP for Xperia L project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  Z – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia Z
AOSP for Xperia L project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  ZL – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia ZL
AOSP for Xperia ZL project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  Tablet Z – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia Tablet Z
AOSP for Xperia Tablet Z project on GitHub.

AOSP for Xperia  S – Android 4.4.1

Download AOSP binaries for Xperia S
AOSP for Xperia S project on GitHub.

We hope to see some great builds from developer community for all above devices and hope more will be added soon. It is pretty weird Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra is missing from the list. Probably after android 4.3 update on Xperia Z1, broken camera bug after unlocking the bootloader on Xperia Z1 will be fixed.

Are you excited Xperia L and Xperia S users, drop your comments.

Xperia S Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat from HoloUI Team

As when many Xperia devices all from 2011 to 2013 lineup are getting unofficial CyanogenMod 11 android 4.4 KitKat builds from many Xperia developers, Xperia S users were asking when a ROM will come for their devices. Here it comes, HoloUI team has created an Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat for Xperia S exclusively though in alpha stage working smooth.

Previously we have seen Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat build coming for Xperia 2011 Devices from LegacyXperia Project and for Xperia Z1, Z,  ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, T, V, Go, P, Sola, U, SP, Tablet Z; many builds from which coming from FreeXperiaTeam. Now almost every Xperia device have got Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat build except for Xperia Ion.

As per HoloUI team, ROM is still in alpha stage, if you want to try it you can. Installing such ROMs require you to unlock the bootloader of phone. Keep in mind to have  a backup of the DRM keys before unlocking the bootloader for safety.

ROM Details

  • Android – 4.4 KitKat
  • Kernel – 3.4.0
  • Version Number – HoloUI-4.4-Alpha_1

Bugs

Video playback is still an issue and Force close error on many games.

What is working ?

Camera, Sound, Mobile Data, W-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Voice calls etc are working fine.

If you are interested in installing this ROM, have a look into developer thread for more details.

Xperia S Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat Dev Thread

Screenshots 

P.S. There is a slight dispute going on this ROM as it is built from RaymanFX 4.4 source so the XDA dev has asked Xperia S users to wait for a bit for his Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat build for Xperia S and consider this ROM as temporary OpenSEMC pre-pre-preview, it’s you wish to got with which dev.

If you have installed this ROM, let us know how was your experience…

Xperia keyboard version 5.6.D.1.28 OTA update for Xperia S, SL, P

It’s great to see that Sony has not forgotten Xperia S, SL and P, as users have reported an OTA update coming for Xperia keyboard version 5.6.D.1.28. Xperia S, SL and P at present are on android 4.1.2 jelly bean and with the introduction of android 4.4 KitKat Project Svelte; Xperia S, SL, Acro S and P users can expect to get android 4.3 and android 4.4 KitKat updates though chances are very less.

Xperia keyboard version 5.6.D.1.28 update is available in update center app on your Xperia S, SL and P. Update brings no visual changes rather some “software performance improvement” to rectify the lag in the keyboard app.

Look for the notification as shown below in update center app and update your Xperia Keyboard app.

Xperia keyboard version 5.6.D.1.28 OTA update for Xperia S, SL, P

Tap on download button icon to start downloading the app.

Download Xperia keyboard version 5.6.D.1.28 OTA update for Xperia S, SL, P

For all Xperia S, SL and P users who have not got Xperia keyboard version 5.6.D.1.28 update yet can download the below apk and install it like a normal apk, no root is needed.

Download Xperia keyboard version 5.6.D.1.28

Download com.sonyericsson.textinput.uxp.apk

Let us know if you find any major change in Xperia keyboard version 5.6.D.1.28, drop your comments below. If the same update has rolled for any other handset, let us know in comments.

Not sure if this app works on other android 4.1.2 handsets of Xperia, try and let us know.




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

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.

Requirements 

  • 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.

WARNING

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 Deo-Zipa-Root-Busy.zip

  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.

[ via – XDA ]

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

Two days ago we saw Sony rolling out 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update for all three devices Sony Xperia S, SL and Acro S. By God’s grace 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update is welcomed by users as it’s a major update which removed almost all bugs of previous buggy 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update.

If you haven’t updated to 6.2.B.1.96 firmware yet, check our post below and see the good reviews of users in comments.

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

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

Official Changelog from Sony on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update

Just now Sony has officially released a changelog of 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update for Xperia S, SL and Acro S which matches  from what we posted on our recent post. Sony accepted that initial build of Jelly Bean firmware for all these three phones had some bugs which are fixed now 🙂

Check below the snippet of Sony’s changelog.

Official Changelog from Sony on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware UpdateSource – Sony Blog

Above changelog from Sony matches almost from changelog made by Xperia Guide.

Below Changelog from us, made on 23 August 2013

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

To download this new 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update ftf files for manual flashing, check link below.

Download 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ftf files for Xperia S, SL , Acro S

6.2.B.1.96 firmware update is stills seeding and it is seen that Xperia SL users have not got this yet, well wait soon it will be released 🙂

let us know if you are still facing issues with your Xperia S, SL, Acro S in 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update. Drop  your comments, we will get back to you…

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

It has been just a few hours since we saw Sony officially rolling out the major bug fixing update 6.2.B.1.96 firmware over previous jelly bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware. 6.2.B.1.96 firmware has fixed all the major bugs reported in previous updates ranging from 1080p HD Video Lag, Volume up button lag, Camera issues resolved etc.

If you haven’t updated to 6.2.B.1.96 firmware on your Xperia S, SL and Acro S, check the link below to update :-

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

Well the great news is that DooMLoRD, renowned XDA developer has successfully rooted this new 6.2.B.1.96 firmware within an hour of its launch, let’s see how you can root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware on Xperia S, SL and Acro S.

Sony has patched the perf_event exploit ( so to root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware would have been difficult ) so DooMLoRD found another way to root by flashing back old kernel on which root exploit was working and then again re flashing the new kernel, so root is there 🙂

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ?

Warning 

Below method works only for Xperia S LT26i / Lt26ii 6.2.B.1.96 firmware any customization. Do not try on any other variants. 

Download 3 files from below links

Download XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf  | 6.36 MB

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 from below to root your Xperia S, SL.

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip | 2.96 MB

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

Download XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf   | 6.33 MB

Download FlashTool from below link, if you don’t have it.

Download flashtool-0.9.11.0-windows.exe

 STEPS for ROOTING :- ( Below steps are for root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Xperia S )

Workin on both Locked as well as UnLocked Bootloaders.

Enable USB Debugging  and unknown sources option on your phone before proceeding. Do not use other kit version except V18.

  1. Download Flashtool, Open it. Flash the “XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf” file on your Xperia S. It is the kernel of an old firmware of Xperia S which was rootable.
  2. Reboot your Xperia S after flashing. Connect to PC in USB Debugging mode.
  3. Do not forget to close FLASHTOOL. CLOSE FLASHTOOL , before proceeding next step or you will get serious error.
  4. Extract the downloaded “DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v18_perf-event-exploit.zip” file and run the “runme_win” file.
  5. Follow onscreen instructions to root Xperia S and once it is rooted, device will reboot. Verify that you are rooted, run SuperSU app.
  6. Now switch off your Xperia S. OPEN FLASHTOOL.
  7. Now you need to flash “XperiaS_LT26i_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf ” file in order to get back the true kernel of Android 4.1.2 6.2.B.1.96 firmware of Xperia S.
  8. After flashing, disconnect the phone from PC, reboot it and your Xperia S is now rooted and we are done with rooting Xperia S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware.

To root 6.2.B.1.96 firmware you just need to perform above steps carefully.

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

NOTE :- Xperia SL users can use their respective kernels or the kernels from Xperia S as posted above.

P.S. We are not sure whether this rooting kit supports Acro S or not, still if you want to go ahead, root at your own risk. Respective kernels of Xperia Acro S are added below.

Download Xperia Acro S_LT26w_6.2.B.0.211_KernelOnly.ftf | 6 MB

Downlaod Xperia Acro S_LT26w_6.2.B.1.96_KernelOnly.ftf | 6 MB

If you succeeded in rooting Xperia Acro S by this method, please comment below…

Let us know if you face any difficult in rooting your Xperia S, SL on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware, we will help you out. Drop your comments on your reviews on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update…

[ via – XDA ]

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

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 🙂

Sony confirms Bug Fixing Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update coming for Xperia S, SL, Acro S. ETA – a few weeks

First the leaked screenshot of Xperia S, SL and Acro S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.1.96 firmware and then PTCRB officially certified the 6.2.B.1.96 firmware, now Sony has officially confirmed a update is coming.

Sony Xperia News Tweets about new update

Sony Xperia News has officially tweeted that a new android 4.1.2 jelly bean update is coming for Xperia S, SL and Acro S which will bring  a major update over previous jelly bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware which had a lot many bugs.

Sony confirms that ETA for next Xperia S, SL and Acro S update is within a few weeks

Sony confirms Bug Fixing Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update coming for Xperia S, SL, Acro S. ETA - a few weeks

If you want to know what is there in next update then look at below link. It is expected that new firmware will have build number as 6.2.B.1.96 .

Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Screenshots Changelog Leaked

PTCRB certified Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware – Bugs Fixing Update

We expect that another update may arrive soon, may be by the end of August or in starting week of September. It’s a good news for all Xperia S, SL and Acro S users.

Are you happy now Xperia S, SL, Acro S users…let us know your response on this tweet…

PTCRB certified Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware – Bugs Fixing Update

Do you remember 4 days back we posted about leaked screenshots and changelog of Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware, soon it was expected that we may see some official news regarding 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update officially and here it is now 🙂

[ UPDATE ] – 24 August

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

Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Screenshots Changelog Leaked

Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware certified by PTCRB

Just now dated 13 August we spotted PTCRB certifying same 6.2.B.1.96 firmware for Xperia S LT26i, Xperia SL LT26ii and Xperia Acro S LT26w, as earlier also all three handsets were updated with same firmware.

PTCRB certified Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Officially

 Tipster who posted the leaked changelog and details regarding 6.2.B.1.96 firmware says that it fixes many previous bugs which were present on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware which got a lot many criticism from Xperia S, SL and Acro S users world wide.

Expected bugs to be fixed in this update are:-

  • 1080p Full HD video lag.
  • 2G Data connectivity bug.
  • Purplish tint in camera pics.
  • 2x Battery drain bug.
  • Volume up and down buttons bug.

Other major bug was Wi-Fi bug which many users from Syria reported furiously to us.

We strongly hope that in this new Jelly Bean 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update for Xperia S, SL and Acro S, Sony will fix those bugs as with these bugs on these three handsets are a total mess.

What do you think guys, are you happy now…finally a new 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update is coming for you…Comments please…

Thanks perias 🙂 [ via – PTCRB ]

Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Screenshots Changelog Leaked

A few days ago Sony Xperia support member Rickard, said that a new firmware bug fixing update 6.2.B.1.XX is about to be rolled on Xperia S, SL, Acro S. Now just now we have spotted a firmware with same build pattern.

[ UPDATE ] – 24 August

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

If you haven’t updated to latest 6.2.B.0.211 firmware then follow our link below.

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

Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Screenshots Leaked

[ UPDATE ] – 24 August

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

[ UPDATE ]

PTCRB certified Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware – Bugs Fixing Update

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.1.96 firmware has been spotted now for Xperia SL LT26ii and same firmware is obviously expected for Xperia S LT26i and Acro S LT26w.

Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Screenshots Leaked

  • Android Version – 4.1.2
  • Baseband version – 8660-AAABQOLYM-314010-39
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0
  • Build Number – 6.2.B.1.96

Baseband version has been changed as compared to previous 6.2.B.0.211 firmware and kernel is also expected to be changed.

Tipster also states that 6.2.B.1.96 firmware will be certified on PTCRB with a few weeks and may be rolled at the end of August, No ETA till now.

Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Changelog – Bugs Fixed.

Tipster at GFAN also confirms that 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update will be fixing some of the major bugs.

P.S. Before accusing us from where got the changelog, Post source has been added at bottom, do check it. Below listing is based on it.

  • 1080p Full HD video recording lag fixed.
  • Purplish tint in photos due to unbalance white mode is fixed.
  • Pressing Home button now releases Google Now.
  • Double tapping the home button opens recently opened programs.
  • Bug with Volume up and down buttons fixed.
  • 2G Data connectivity fixed.

Many other bugs will also be fixed. We are wandering whether Wi-Fi bug and batter drain bug will be fixed or not ? Let’s see…

No 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ftf has been leaked, just the screenshot only so don’t ask it please. It may not take long to get his 6.2.B.1.96 firmware or another firmware on same build pattern to get out for Xperia S, SL and Acro S, What’s you take on this Xperia S users, are you happy now…please let us know in comments section…

[ via – BBS.GFAN ]

Xperia S,SL 6.2.B.1.XX firmware update Coming to fix Exchange Active Sync Bug

Remember we posted that a new NFC bug fixing update is coming in week 28 of July ( which was quoted by Sony Xperia Support member Johan ), week 28 of July came and went but Xperia S, SL, Acro S users didn’t get any update to fix the bugs present in Android 4.1.2 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update.

If you haven’t updated to 6.2.B.0.211 version, then follow the link below.

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

[ UPDATE ]

Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Screenshots,Changelog Leaked[ 2G Data, 1080 HD video lag, White Balance distortion bug, Volume up/down button bug – ALL FIXED, No Confirmation regarding Wi-Fi and Battery drain bug ]

Xperia S,SL 6.2.B.1.XX firmware update Coming to fix Exchange Active Sync Bug

Good news for all Xperia S, SL and Acro S users the a new Exchange Active Sync Bug fixing update is coming in form on 6.2.B.1.XX firmware very soon.

Official Sony Xperia Support member “Rickard” has quoted on Official Sony Support forums that a new 6.2.B.1.XX firmware in coming soon on Xperia S, SL and Acro S. Some user has posted a query regarding the issue of Exchange Active Sync Bug in the Android 4.1.2 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update, responding to that query, above statement was made.

Xperia S,SL 6.2.B.1.XX firmware update Coming to fix Exchange Active Sync Bug

No estimated time of arrival is there for Xperia S,SL 6.2.B.1.XX firmware update Coming to fix Exchange Active Sync Bug but as soon it comes we will update you sure 🙂 It is need to be seen whether this new update will fix only Exchange Active Sync Bug or the other major bugs of 6.2.B.0.211 firmware also.

Do let us know what do you think regarding this new news on Xperia S,SL 6.2.B.1.XX firmware update, it will come or not…let us know in comments.

[ via – Sony ]

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.

[ via – XDA ]

How to Enable Speed Dial Option in Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean firmware ?

Sony though simply messed up both android 4.1.2 jelly bean firmware updates 6.2.B.0.200 and 6.2.B.0.211 for Xperia S and SL yet there are so many good things about it also. Sony missed a lot many features which should have been their in both jelly bean updates for Xperia S and SL as what users were expecting that they may get the same UI of Xperia Z.

Well in android 4.2.2 jelly bean 10.3A.0.423 firmware update of Xperia Z and ZL many new features were seen, one was “Speed Dial” options in call settings. Speed Dial is so cool 😛 Today we have brought you the tutorial to port it on our beloved Xperia S and Xperia SL.

How to Enable Speed Dial Option in Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean firmware ?

Speed Dial option was not seen in all Xperia Z but some of them definitely got so we do on our Xperia Z C6602 🙂 Lets see how you can port it.

How to Enable Speed Dial Option in Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean firmware

Requirements

  • Phone Required :- Xperia S, SL – TESTED. ( should also work on Xperia P and U JB Port ).
  • Stock Sony Jelly Bean firmware on Xperia S, SL. Both firmwares 6.2.B.0.200 and 6.2.B.0.211 will work. Check out our below link to update to 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update.

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

  • Root access  needed on your Xperia S and SL. If you are not rooted, check below link on how to root Xperia S and SL via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15.

How to Root Xperia S, Z, SP, ZL, P, Go, Acro S, Ion Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15

  • Working recovery is needed. To install CWM recovery v6.0.3.0 on your Xperia S, SL refer below link.

How to Install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S,SL on LOCKED bootloader ?

After doing all above 3 required steps, proceed with below steps.

How to Install ?

Before flashing anything or installing anything, please make a full backup of your system+data either from titanium backup or from CWM recovery. 

Download the Speed Dial flashable zip file.

Download SpeedDial.zip | 153 KB
MD5 Sum: 06bad002479e6b79f38bb0c788b4f156

  1. Download the above file. Store it on your phone.
  2. Flash the above SpeedDial.zip file in CWM Recovery.
  3. Wipe cache and dalvik cache after flashing.
  4. Done 🙂

It’s done now, press on menu option in call menu and you can see your speed dial settings. If you find any issues in installing do let us know, we will help you out 🙂

[ via – XDA ]

How to Deodex Xperia S, SL 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean Odex stock ROM ?

A great treat for Xperia S LT26i and Xperia SL LT26ii users, now you can convert your android 4.1.2 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean Odex stock ROM into a DeOdex ROM which we will help you to install many mods and themes made exclusively by developers. On the request of many users, we are posting this tutorial.

We also have DeOdexed ROM for Xperia Z, look at below link…

How to Deodex Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 10.3.A.0.423 Jelly Bean Stock Odex ROM ?

How to Deodex Xperia S, SL 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean Odex stock ROM ?

Recently Xperia Honami wallpapers, themes and widgets were leaked and to install them the basic requirement was a DeOdex ROM. Let’s see how you can make your stock Sony ROM into a deodex ROM.

Requirements 

  • Android 4.1.2 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean Stock ROM on your Xperia S, SL. If you haven’t updated it yet please follow the steps given on below mentioned link.

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

  • Rooted Xperia S, SL 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean. If you have not rooted, please follow our below guide on how to root ? Below rooting toolkit will also install BusyBox/SU automatically on your phone.

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 ?

  • CWM v6.0.3.0 Recovery installed on your Xperia S, SL. You can also have another working recovery on your device. To install CWM  v6.0.3.0 recovery, please refer to given 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.

Please verify before proceeding to below steps, you must have all three basic requirements stated above.

How to Install ?

  • Download the below mentioned zip file to DeOdex your ROM

Download DeodexSonyJB_211.zip I 237 MB
MD5 Sum: 2486b11498e30a0b684ec1b5f633729a

Mirror 1 I Mirror 2

NOTE :- Above zip file is not a ROM, it is only a DeOdex for 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean Odex stock ROM. Flashing of this zip file will convert all “odex-files” to “deodex-files” in these folders /system/app and /system/framework

  • Reboot your Xperia S, SL into CWM recovery.
  • Please make sure that /system partition is unmounted or you will end up getting error 7.

To check :- Go to “mounts and storage” > Check the first option, it should be “unmount / system”. If it shows “mount / system” tap on in to make it as “unmount / system”.

  • Wipe the dalvik cache.
  • Now flash the “DeodexSonyJB_211.zip” file in recovery.
  • Reboot your device.

All done 🙂 , now you have running DeOdex Xperia S, SL 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean ROM. To check go to “system/app” and see whether you have any “odex-files” there or not. They must have been deleted. If any files remains there, do let us know in comments, something must have gone wrong.

Now you can try some of the mods and themes on your Xperia S, SL…

Install Xperia Honami i1 ,Xperia ZU Home Launcher and Widgets on Xperia S,SL,Z,ZL

Download Xperia Z Ultra ZU, Xperia Honami Android 4.2.2 Official Themes and wallpapers

Do let us know in case you find any issues in making your ROM deodex, leave comments…

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

Xperia S LT26i and Xperia SL LT26ii are now officially on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware. Though the Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware has some bugs but still development from the developers for these two devices never stopped. Today we present you the one click method to Install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean for LOCKED bootloader.

How to Install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean for LOCKED bootloader ? – ONE CLICK Method

CWM stands for ClockWork Mod Recovery which allows you to flash the zip files from SD card to have some mod/themes on your phone. You can also perform nandroid backup from it and most important it is needed to install any ROM on your device 🙂 So in many ways it’s worth to install CWM recovery on your device.

[ UPDATE ] Works for Xperia S / SL / Acro S  6.2.B.1.96  firmware

Phone Supported

  • Xperia S LT26i.
  • Xperia SL LT26ii.
  • Xperia Acro S/T/TX/Z – ( Global locked models ).
  • Xperia V/ZL – ( Global locked models ).
  • Xperia Acro HD/GX/SX/AX/VL/Z – ( Japanese Locked Models ).

Requirements for Phone

  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 / 6.2.B.0.211 firmware / 6.2.B.1.96 on your Xperia S, SL. If you have not updated to latest firmware, you can use our below mentioned link to update Xperia S, SL on latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware.

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

How to Flash manually on Xperia S, SL android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 World-Brand ftf file ?

  • Rooted Xperia S, SL on latest Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 / 6.2.B.0.211 firmware /  6.2.B.1.96 . If you have not rooted your phone yet, do refer to our guide below for rooting your phone by one click DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit V14. While using the below link, use only V14 / V15 to root your Xperia S, SL. Your rooted phone must be installed with BusyBox.

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

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 ?

  • Locked Bootloader on your Xperia S, SL. Mostly people worry about the bootloader so you don’t need to unlock it now 😛 Our below method works successfully on Locked Bootloaders.

Requirement for PC

  • Make sure USB driver for your concerned phone must be installed on your PC, so that it can be detected by PC.

Now, Let’s install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL…

Before starting the procedure, make sure you make a full backup of your device, in case something goes wrong you can restore it back.

Make Sure

  • Unkown Sources” option is checked. Go to “Settings > Security > Mark option Unkown Sources“.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone. Go to “Settings > Developer Options > enable USB Debugging“.

GUIDE :- Installing CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL – One Click Method

  • Download the below file of CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 for Xperia S, SL.

Download CWM6-cDM_v2.2-DooMLoRD-Xperia_S-JB
MD5 Sum: f11d13a5c4c8824be59c1ed69478ad0f

  • Download the above file and extract it on C:/ drive.
  • Now run the file “cwm-install-en.bat“.

Installing CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL

Installing CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL LT26ii

  • Now proceed as per onscreen instruction shown on the screen.

It’s done 🙂 As when it says finished. Reboot your device to enter into recovery.

How to enter into  CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia ,S SL ?

As when your phone is rebooting, Keep Pressing “Volume Up” button as soon as you see “Sony” logo, then “blue light” will blink and phone vibrates ( Green light also blinks ) and then phone will reboot into  CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 with a screen as shown below.

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

How to navigate in CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia ,S SL ?

  • Use “Power Button” to select any option.
  • Use “Volume Up and Volume Down” button to scroll through shown options.

Now you can use this CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 to install any mod, themes, ROM on your device. Enjoy. If you having problem at any stage do let us know,  we will help you out sure. Comment mentioning your device.

If we have helped you in anyway, do leave a thanks comment 🙂

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

Sony released Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware officially for Xperia S LT26i, Xperia SL LT26ii and Xperia Acro S LT26w on 11 June, 10 days later when the first build of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 launched for above three handsets. As told by sources, Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware didn’t land world-wide.

[ Update ] – 26 August

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

For Indian Users :- Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware was reported by many users in India, but Xperia SL LT26ii users still haven’t got the official notification via PC Companion or SUS. We have been receiving mails since it’s launch and we have not seen a single Xperia SL LT26ii user in India who has got the notification.  Now we have brought a solution for Xperia SL LT26ii Indian users 🙂

Note :- Type *#*#7378423#*#* and then go to “Service Info” > “Software Info” and check file system version. For India users it must be like “WORLD_6.2.B.0.211In India normally Brand – World firmware is updated. If it is then you can update by following our manual flashing guide.

Flashing ftf file is 100% Safe 🙂 Very easy to do…Works on both Unlocked as well as Locked Bootloaders. Warranty is not void 🙂 No need of Rooting.

Warning

XperiGuide.com will not be responsible for any damage happened to your phone.

What’s the Catch ?

  • STEP 1 – We will flash the brand – WORLD ftf file on our Xperia SL LT26ii by Flashtool.
  • STEP 2 – After rebooting/flashing, Performing Factory Reset on the phone ( Wiping all SD card also ) – MUST Step
  • STEP 3 – Now we will connect the phone to SUS or PCC, and will repair our Software again. If we will do this, it means now Officially via Sony service we are getting the latest Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware. ( As we have already 6.2.B.0.211 installed on our phone and now PCC or SUS will show that latest software already installed it means 6.2.B.0.211 already installed and we can now repair it again 😛 )

Prerequisites 

Backing Up full Phone Data

  • Connect your phone to PCC and back up full data as we will be doing Factroy Reset and we will need to restore the content.

Downloading Firmware ftf file

  • Download Xperia SL LT26ii Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware, Brand – WORLD ftf file from given below link.

Download xperia sl (lt26ii)_6.2.b.0.211_world.ftf I 509 MB

  • Download Xperia S LT26i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware, Brand – WORLD ftf file from given below link.

Download Xperia S [LT26i]_6.2.B.0.211_World Generic.ftf I 508 MB

Downloading and Installing FLASHTOOL

  • Download Xperia FlashTool from given below link. Install it on your PC. Install it in location “C:/Flashtool

Download flashtool-0.9.10.2beta6-windows.exe

Windows Version 0.9.10.2 Beta 6

Changing Phone settings

  • Enable “USB Debugging” on phone, Go to Settings > Developer Option >Enable USB debugging.
  • Enable “Unknown Sources” on phone, Go to Settings >Security > Enable Unknown sources.

Manual Flashing Tutorial Guide for any Xperia Handset – NOOB’S Guide

Below mentioned tutorial works for any Xperia 2012, 2013 handset. Just perform the below steps for your Phone. We have described the tutorial using “Xperia SL LT26ii”.

Installing Drivers for Xperia SL LT26ii

  • We must install drivers for our phone. As we are updating Xperia SL LT26ii so after installing Flashtool on your computer, go to “C:\Flashtool\drivers” and click on “Flashtool-drivers application”.  
  • Install the Driver for Xperia SL LT26ii by choosing from the option “Select Components to install”. Check the mark for “Xperia SL Driver”. Click on “Install” option.

Installing Xperia SL LT26ii driver for  6.2.B.0.211 firmware

  • Wait till Xperia SL LT26ii drivers are installing on your PC. As soon as drivers are installed. Click on “Finish”.

Installing Xperia SL LT26ii driver for  6.2.B.0.211  Jelly Bean firmware

Placing firmware ftf file on Flashtool folder

  • After downloading the above firmware ftf file, Copy the ftf file downloaded above in folder “C:\Flashtool\firmwares“.

Open Flashtool

  • Click on “FlashTool” application in folder “C:\Flashtool” and run it as admin.

Launching FlashTool for flashing 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean firmware on Xperia SL LT26ii

  • Click on “Black Lightning Bolt” icon on the top left corner of the FlashTool window and then a pop up box appears as shown below. Choose option “Flashmode” and then click “Ok”.

FlashMode option in Launching FlashTool for flashing 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean firmware on Xperia SL LT26ii

Choosing Firmware to Flash

  • You will see a screen as shown below now after entering into Flashmode. Now in the left side box, you will see your downloaded firmware listed which you placed in “C:\Flashtool\firmwares“. 

Choosing firmware for flashing  6.2.B.0.211  Jelly Bean firmware in Xperia SL Lt26ii

  • Now we will choose our firmware. Select the firmware “6.2.B.0.211” from the list on left side box and click on it. You will see the content of ftf files listed in the “Content”  section. Under “Wipe” section make sure you check the boxes of “DATA, CACHE, APPSLOG”. You chosen option screen must look similar to as shown below.

Choosing firmware for flashing  6.2.B.0.211  Jelly Bean firmware in Xperia SL

Start FLASHING

  • Click on “Flash” Button, now FlashTool will prepare files for flashing and you will see a screen as shown below.

Prepare flashing  6.2.B.0.211  Jelly Bean firmware in Xperia SL Lt26ii

Connecting Phone to PC

  • Now as soon as your see onscreen instruction asking you to connect your phone to PC, Switch off your Phone. Connect USB cable to PC and now pressing “volume down” button on phone insert cable in phone. Now you will see your phone detected by system as green LED lights up.

Conencting Phone Xperia SL LT26ii for flashing 6.2.B.0.211 fimrware

Flashing Starts…

  • As soon as your phone is connected in flashing mode, flashing process begins as shown below. Do not do anything now. FlashTool will flash the required files on your Xperia SL. As when flashing is finished you will see the notification on screen. Check screenshots below…

How to Flash Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 World-India ftf

Flash Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 World-India ftf file

After Flashing 

As you see on screen the message “ending flash session, Flashing finished”. Disconnect your phone from PC. Reboot your phone now, the first reboot after flashing the  Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ftf file will take a little bit time. Do not panic. Keep calm phone will start after some Sony animations 😛

Must Step to Do after Flashing

As soon as your phone reboots, go to “Settings > Back up and Restore > Factory Reset > Check mark option “erase all data on SD card” > Now Factory reset your phone. As soon done, your phone will boot up itself and now a fresh installation has been taken. 

Why Factory reset ?

Factory reset will give you a fresh installation of  Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware and it solved our Wi-Fi issue 🙂 So it’s a worth doing step…

After Factory resetting ? Updating Officially via SUS or PCC Method

If you want to be 100% sure of the original firmware on your phone depending upon your region ( Ours is INDIA ), you can now update or repair your phone’ software via PC Companion or SUS. It will give you a fresh installation of  Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware as per your region deployed by Sony. ( We did this step and it’s worth ). In this way your phone will be officially updated via PCC or SUS.

If you don’t want to do above step then after factory resetting, just back up your content via PC Companion. You will be able to receive any future updates via PCC or SUS , no issues regarding this… 

Now your Xperia SL LT26ii must be running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware 

Xperia SL LT26ii Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware details INDIA

  • Phone Model Number – Xperia SL LT26ii (AAD-3880120-CV)
  • Frequency Bands Supported – GSM: 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS FDD: Band I/Band II/Band V/Band VIII
  • Android Version – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Baseband version – 8660-AAABQOLYM-314010-35
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0+
  • Build Number – 6.2.B.0.211 firmware.

Changelog / Bugs after updating to Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ?

  • 1080p video capture still lags.
  • 2G data slow issue.
  • Battery drain issue at 2x speed but it is expected to stabilize as after 1 week.
  • Wi-Fi issue fixed after factory resetting.

How to Root Root Xperia S, Z, SP Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11 ?

It’s a worth update and you can now update to Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware 🙂 Give it a try once 😉

Please in the comment section post your reviews regarding Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware on your phone and if you face any troubles in updating to your phone do let us know in comments we will help your out…

Root Xperia S, Z, SP, ZL Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15

Well a good news for all Xperia S LT26i users, Xperia SP C5302 and Xperia Z C6603 and Xperia ZL C6503 users, now you can root your device on latest Jelly Bean firmware by just one click. The latest Jelly Bean firmware for Xperia S LT26 is 6.2.B.0.211, Xperia SP C5302 is 12.0.A.1.284 and for Xperia Z C6603 is 10.1.1.A.1.307 and Xperia ZL C6503 is 10.3.A.0.423 Android 4.2.2 . All the mentioned Xperia handsets can be rooted now very easily.

[ UPDATE ] – 24 August

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

How to Flash manually Xperia Z C6603 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware ftf file ?

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

How to Flash Xperia ZL C6503 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware ftf  file

[ UPDATE ]

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 – ROOT ACHIEVED 

How to Root Xperia S, SP, SL,Acro S , Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11, v12, v13

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15 RELEASED 🙂 Supports ROOTING Xperia Z C6603/C6602 Android 4.2.2 JB 10.3.A.0.423

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14 released support for almost every Xperia Device, Please check below section of post.

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit V12, V13 needs you only flash “Kernel.sin” file and if you are using V11 then flash both “kernel.sin and system.sin” file

XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD has made this DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit which has two version v10 and v11, v 12 which can now be used to root Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T very easily…

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 supports now rooting for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T

Works On

  • For Windows only.
  • Works on both Locked as well as Unlocked bootloader 🙂

Requirements

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11 works very specifically on particular customization firmware version and kernel version so do check your device first whether it is supported or not. If it is not then modify it accordingly.

Requirements for rooting Xperia S LT26i – Device Specific Info 

[ Updated July 22 ] Any customization of Xperia S now is valid for rooting via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13. Ignore the below written text for Xperia S.

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
LT26i (6.2.B.0.211 XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
...

Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1257-8080 which is necessary.

Download LT26i_6.2.B.0.211.ftf I 509 MB

Note :- For Rooting Xperia SL LT26ii  Users

All Xperia SL LT26ii users, if you want to use DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit then you need to flash the above mentioned ftf file for LT26i (  only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file ) then your Xperia SL LT26ii will show “LT26i” in about phone section and your phone will keep on running on 1.7 Ghz so no worry regarding that 😉 You can do it if you want…

Requirements for Rooting  Xperia SP C5302 – Device Specific Info 

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
C5302 (12.0.A.1.xxx XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
...

Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1272-1092 which is necessary.

Download Xperia_SP_C5302_12.0.A.1.284.ftf I 694 MB

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Z C6603 – Device Specific Info 

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
C6603 (10.1.1.A.1.307 XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
...

Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1270-6704 which is necessary.

Download C6603_10.1.1.A.1.307_Generic BE.part1.rar I 521 MB

Download C6603_10.1.1.A.1.307_Generic BE.part2.rar I 253 MB

Root Xperia ZL Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 Firmware

Requirements for Rooting Xperia ZL C6503 – Device Specific Info [ UPDATED June 21 ]

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
C6503 (10.3.A.0.423 XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
...

Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1266-7597 which is necessary.

Download  Xperia_ZL_C6503_10.3.A.0.423_1266-7597_KERNEL-ONLY.ftf

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Acro S LT26w – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia Acro S LT26w
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200
  • Cust – 1266-3278 ( Tested) – Works on any Customization 🙂

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Tablet Z SGP311/2 – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia Tablet Z  SGP311
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 10.1.C.0.370
  • Cust – 1269-4875 ( Tested) – Works on any Customization 🙂

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia Tablet Z  SGP321
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.307
  • Cust – 1271-4097 ( Tested) – Works on any Customization 🙂

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia T LT30p
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 9.1.A.1.141
  • Cust – Works on any Customization 🙂

Detailed Flashing Steps are mentioned here for flashing the ftf files for Xperia S and Z, ZL. 

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

Install Manually Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.307 firmware ftf for Xperia Z C6603 / C6602

Xperia ZL C6503 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware ftf

Rooting Xperia S, SP, Z, ZLTutorial Guide using  DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit – STEPS

[ UPDATE – 12 JULY ]

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v16 RELEASED 🙂 Pure One Click Root Method

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v16_perf-event-exploit.zip

[ UPDATE – 25 June ] 

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15 RELEASED 🙂 Supports ROOTING for Xperia Z C6603/C6602 Android 4.2.2 JB 10.3.A.0.423

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v15_perf-event-exploit.zip

MD5 Sum: 7cfb3cfe82481c910bc0a9847d54ac8f

[ UPDATE – 24 JUNE ] – Now use V14 only.

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14 supports every almost Xperia Device.

Below is list of Xperia Devices which you can root via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14. (Works specifically with mentioned firmware number and almost with every Device variant).

  • Xperia S LT26i 6.2.B.0.211
  • Xperia Z C6603 10.1.1.A.1.307
  • Xperia SP C5302 12.0.A.1.284
  • Xperia ZL C6503 10.3.A.0.423
  • Xperia Tablet Z SGP311/2 10.1.C.0.370
  • Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 10.1.1.A.1.307
  • Xperia T LT30p 9.1.A.1.141
  • Xperia Acro S LT26w 6.2.B.0.200
  • Google Nexus 4 JDQ39
  • LG Optimus G E975 v10e
  • Xperia T LT30p 9.1.A.1.142
  • Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.1.67
  • Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.0.411
  • Xperia V LT25i 9.1.A.1.140
  • Xperia V LT25i 9.1.A.1.142
  • Xperia Acro S LT26w 6.2.B.0.211
  • Xperia SL LT26ii 6.2.B.0.211
  • Xperia P LT22i 6.2.A.1.100
  • Xperia Go ST27i 6.2.A.1.100
  • Xperia Go ST27a 6.2.A.1.100
  • Xperia AX SO-01E 9.1.C.0.473
  • Xperia Z SO-02E 10.1.D.0.343
  • Tablet Z SO-03E 10.1.E.0.265/269
  • Xperia GX SO-04D 7.0.D.1.137
  • Xperia A SO-04E 10.1.1.D.0.179
  • Xperia SX SO-05D 7.0.D.1.137
  • Xperia VL SOL21 9.1.D.0.395
  • Xperia UL SOL22 10.2.F.3.43

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v14_perf-event-exploit.zip 

MD5 Sum: 92c95306a6c37253f5490350d754406f

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14 supports every almost Xperia Device.

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 supports now rooting for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T

  • Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 ( working for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T )

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v13_perf-event-exploit.zip

MD5 Sum: 40c23b39c984f0520cf45e27f8b8cd51

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 supports now rooting for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T

  • Download the  DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v12 (working for Xperia S, SP and Z,ZL )

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v12_perf-event-exploit.zip

MD5 Sum: 519ca2a8b457fe7cf1cb17875501adab

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v11_perf-event-exploit.zip -1.99 MB – [ Supports Xperia S, SP, Z ]

or

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11 – Mediafire Mirror Link

  • After downloading the above file, extract it. You will see two folders named with “Files” and “RUNME.bat”.
  • Now execute the “Runme.bat” (do not run as administrator).
  • Follow the instructions as shown on cmd screen as shown below.

Root Xperia S, Z, SP Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11l

  • Commands to enter into shell are, type the following commands one by one as per screen instruction.
cd /data/local/tmp
chmod 777 doomed
./doomed
  • As soon as script is finished execution, reboot your device.

What will you get ?

  • It will rot your device using the pref_event exploit.
  • Install BusyBox.
  • Install SU files.

It’s done now you can easily root your Xperia S, SP and Z running on latest Jelly Bean firmware. Many thanks to legendary DooMLoRD for making out this script 🙂

If you are struck at any step do let us know, we will help you out. Please comment below with your queries regarding rooting Xperia SL, Acro S, SP, T and Z, ZL, Tablet Z using DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11.

Do mention your device while reporting an issue. Check and let us know if it worked for you or not 😛

[ via – XDA, Many thanks to DooMLoRD and team 🙂 ]

NFC Bug fixing Xperia S,SL Jelly Bean Update coming in Week 28 of July

Well it looks Sony Mobile Support is listening to the users now, many users are reporting about the bugs which are present in the Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 and 6.2.B.0.211 firmware. As per now it is hinted that a new Xperia S LT26i and Xperia SL L26ii Jelly Bean update is about to roll fixing NFC bug issue

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

As per now Jelly Bean  6.2.B.0.211 firmware will be landing only in certain locations only and if you have not got notification yet then you can update manually by visiting below link.

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

Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean – NFC Bug Fixing Update in Week 28 of July

Users are reporting that while using NFC on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 and 6.2.B.0.211 firmware nothing happens after “touch to beam” option. Well on reply to this, Sony Xperia Support Member “Johan” replied that a new NFC bug fixing update will be rolling out in the Week 28 of July i.e during the period 8 July 2013 to 14 July.

NFC Bug fixing Xperia S,SL Jelly Bean Update coming in Week 28 of July 2013

Main bugs in Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean  6.2.B.0.200 and 6.2.B.0.211 firmware

  • 1080p full HD resolution video capture lags a lot, though 720p HD Video mode is working fine.
  • Battery Drain and Heating is a serious issue. Battery is draining at 2x speed as compared to ICS for many users. Phone gets heats up to 45-48C in 15 minutes of continuous usage. Though official support claiming that battery stabilizes after a  week but nothing like that happened.
  • 2G Mobile Data connectivity issue. On 2G mode mobile data runs very slow, we are able to connect to internet but no able to download or surf anything. Error 927 pops up on Google Play disallowing us to download anything.
  • Wi-Fi issues, people are not able to connect over Wi-Fi. Either the Wi-Fi don’t detect any router of if it does you are not able to connect over it. Though Wi-Fi issue resolved for us after doing factory data reset.

Well in case we want to tell you that Sony Xperia Support has looked to “2G Mobile Data connectivity issue” and it is hopefully fixed in upcoming updates as we can by seeing the response from official Sony Xperia Support member.

2G Mobile Data connectivity issue Bug Fixing update on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware Xperia S

Another minor bug is that, whenever battery is low to 14%, Xperia S, SL users on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 and 6.2.B.0.211 firmware gets a notification of “Switch to Stamina Mode for power management” but actually Xperia S and SL doesn’t have any Stamina Mode. So it’s a minor bug, warning should be switching on to “Extended battery Mode”.

Well Sony Xperia Support made it clear that Xperia S and SL on Jelly Bean will not be supporting Stamina Mode ever confirmed.

No Stamian Mode for Xperia S and SL on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 and 6.2.B.0.211 firmware Confirmed.

As per now many answers have been cleared by these statements by official Sony Xperia Support. Well we are now looking forward to 28 week of July for the upcoming update and seeing which bugs will be fixed or not.

If you have updated to Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 and 6.2.B.0.211 firmware please do let us know which bugs you are facing mentioning your  region and phone in the comments, it will help us to identify the bugs and then they can be reported over to official support.

Pre-Rooted Xperia S SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 ROM Flash via CWM recovery

No matter what Sony has released now android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware for Xperia S, SL and Acro S, though it was meant to fix all bugs but it didn’t. All the bugs which were present in Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware ares still there in Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware. So Sony just rolled out an update with the different build number nothing more 😛

If you haven’t installed the Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware yet, you can do it manually bu visiting below link.

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

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

Just like before XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD has released a Pre-Rooted Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 ROM which can be flashed via CWM Recovery. If you want to root the Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware then flashing the above ROM is the best idea.

Xperia S LT26i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware details

How to flash Pre-Rooted Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 ROM via CWM recovery ?

The below mentioned ROM is only for Xperia S and SL. please do not cross flash it on Acro S LT26w. ROM can be flashed on both locked as well as unlocked bootloader phones.

Warnings

  • It is mandatory to perform a “Factory Data Reset” and “wiping all Data and Cache partitions”.
  • Do get a backup of your old ROM before proceeding to be on safe side.
  • Take a back up of your data also.

ROM features

  • You can easily flash “update.zip” via any recovery.
  • Pre-rooted SuperSU and BusyBox installed.
  • Working signed stock kernel included.

Download Pre-Rooted Xperia S , SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 ROM

Download LT26-DooMLoRD-JB-211_prerooted.zip I 490 MB
MD5HASH: dc13c9cae9ce67a9a37cf8cee20d45ac

Installation Tutorial Guide

  • Download the above pre-rooted ROM and save it on your SD Card.
  • Reboot your phone into recovery (CWM).
  • Kindly check and make sure that /system partition is unmounted.
  • Now flash the “update.zip” from ROM (Time consuming process).
  • DooMLoRD has mentioned that during the first reboot, phone will reboot again after the boot animation.
  • Preceding boot will take more time, it is expected.
  • You may see “flashing firmware screen” during or after some boot, let is happen, do not interrupt the process in between.
  • It’s done now 🙂

ROM will be stabilized after some reboots.

Pre-Rooted Xperia S SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 ROM Flash via CWM recovery

 If you face any issues during flashing do let us know, we will help you out 🙂 Drop your concerns in the comment section below. As people are reporting many bugs in Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware if you have some do mention below.

[ via – XDA ]

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

Good news for all Xperia S LT26i, Xperia SL LT26ii and Xperia Acro S LT26w users that Sony has officially rolled out android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update which is a bug fixing update for previous android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware which was rolled on 30th May. It is a great news that finally Sony rolled it out very soon 🙂

[ Update ] – 26 August

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

How to Flash Xperia ZL C6503 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware ftf  file

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

Download leaked Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.407 firmware ROM

Xperia Z C6603 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.X.X.XXX firmware Screenshots – Features Leaked

[ UPDATE ]

Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Screenshots,Changelog Leaked[ 2G Data, 1080 HD video lag, White Balance distortion bug, Volume up/down button bug – ALL FIXED, No Confirmation regarding Wi-Fi and Battery drain bug ]

Xperia S LT26i /SL/Acro S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware

The update has rolled out today just now, as reported that update has landed to more in Middle East and Russia region as per now. We have not got the update notification in India yet on our Xperia SL but got on our Xperia S, still we have managed to get some info on this Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware.

Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update confirmed in regions like India, Slovakia, Libya, UK, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Poland, Latvia. 

Xperia S LT26i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware details

Xperia S LT26i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware details

Xperia SL LT26ii Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware details

Xperia SL LT26ii Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware details INDIA

  • Phone Model Number – Xperia SL LT26ii (AAD-3880120-CV)
  • Frequency Bands Supported – GSM: 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS FDD: Band I/Band II/Band V/Band VIII
  • Android Version – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Baseband version – 8660-AAABQOLYM-314010-35
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0+
  • Build Number – 6.2.B.0.211 firmware.

Xperia S LT26i and Xperia Acro S LT26w Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware details will be uploaded soon as we get them. Both Kernel and baseband version has been changed.

Now let’s update our phone. All three sets Xperia S, SL and Acro S have been updated with same Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware, so updating steps via PC Companion and SUS or manually flashing ftf remains same.

Update Xperia S LT26i / Xperia SL LT26ii / Xperia Acro S LT26w to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.2firmware via PC Companion

Connect your phone to PC companion and do look for the notifications just like below, if you see a notification for Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update, then proceed as per screen instructions given.

Xperia S LT26i to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update via PC Companion software

Update Xperia SL LT26ii to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware via PC Companion

As when you finished updating your phone reboot it, first reboot is always slow.

Update Xperia SL LT26i ito Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware via Sony Update Sevrice (SUS)

If in any case your PC Companion is not showing any android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update notification then you can also try via SUS. If you don’t have it, then download it from given below official links.

Download Sony Update Service I 40.31 MB

Update_Service_Setup-2.13.2.40.exe

After installing on your PC, open it now switch off your phone. Wait for 30 seconds, connect your phone to PC simultaneously pressing “volume down” key, if phone is successfully connected then green light is lighted upon. Now proceed with on screen instructions.

We hope now you are now able to update your phones by official methods, well if you haven’t got the update notification yet then you can also update manually by flashing the ftf files.

How to Update Manually Xperia S LT26i / SL LT26ii / Acro S LT26w by  Flashing Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211firmware ftf file ?

First of all we need ftf files for each phone, download it from given below links.

Download Xperia S LT26i android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ftf file

Files extracted from Xperia S LT26i SI number 1257-8080

 Download LT26i_6.2.B.0.211.1257-8080_LBI.ftf I 508.64 MB

OR

Download LT26i_6.2.B.0.211.1257-8080_LBI.ftf I 508 MB – Google Drive Link

OR

Download LT26i_6.2.B.0.211.ftf I 508 MB – Link by XDA member DooMLoRD

MD5sum: 5dd820af1dddf10bc7b6fcdfb91418d7

OR

Download LT26i_6.2.B.0.211.1257-8080_LBI.ftf I 508.16 MB

MD5 Sum: 5dd820af1dddf10bc7b6fcdfb91418d7

Download Xperia SL LT26ii android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ftf file

Files extracted from Xperia SL LT26ii European / Global version

Download Xperia SL (LT26ii)_6.2.B.0.211_World.ftf I 506 MB – Recommended Link for Indian / World Users  [ Updated June 17 ]

Download LT26II_6.2.B.0.211_欧版.ftf I 776 MB

OR

Download LT26II_6.2.B.0.211_European_Version.ftf I 776 MB

OR

Download LT26ii_6.2.B.0.211.ftf I 506.24 MB –

MD5 Sum: 0b52e63515f917b8141cabeed59fa0ad

Download Xperia Acro S LT26w android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ftf file

Files extracted from Xperia Acro S LT26w SI number 1266-4264

Download Sony Acro S_6.2.В.0.211_​si 1266-4264.ftf I  509 MB

OR

Download Sony Acro S_6.2.В.0.211_si 1266-4264.ftf I 508.8 MB

OR

Download Sony_Acro_S_6.2.B.0.211.ftf I 508.84 MB

MD5 Sum: 5e7aaabb0e66f8a2bc1a503eaece8151

How to flash Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ftf file manually on Xperia S / SL / Acro S ?

Flash the above ftf files on your unlocked bootloader phone as well as on locked bootloaders. To flash you need the Xperia Flash Tool, please follow our given below guide to flash the ftf files on your phones.

GUIDE : How to Update manually Xperia S / SL / Acro S phone by flashing Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ftf file  via Xperia Flash Tool ?

We hope now you are successfully able to update your phone via any of the above mentioned methods.

PROBLEMS / CHANGELOG / REVIEW Xperia S LT26i /SL/Acro S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware

All regions have not been hit by the android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update yet, so no exact changelog is available now. We will post the review as soon as we update our phone and all the bugs which are expected to be fixed in this update. First reboot is taking very long time now.

Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update Changelog

  • No Stamina  Mode, same extended battery mode is there.

No STAMINA MODE in Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update Xperia S

  • Same 685 MB RAM as it was in 6.2.B.0.200 firmware.
  • Wi-Fi bug fixed, connecting very fast now 🙂
  • 1080P HD video recording still lags.
  • NO HDR mode in camera settings.
  • GPS issue bug fixed 🙂
  • 2G Data connectivity issue is still there.
  • Battery draining at same 2x speed more faster as compared to ICS.

Basically what users are now reporting that, SONY has not fixed any bugs except for that Wi-Fi issue and GPS. All bugs ares till present in this update. :/ We are checking the battery drain issue now and Wi-Fi also again. If to sum up Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update only FIXED Wi-Fi bug, nothing more, every bug from Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware is still present, overall it’s again a disappointing update from Sony 🙁

If you have got the notification in your area, please do let us know in comment section and also post your screenshots and changelog. Are bugs have been fixed or not, if you see any please report them below.

Request to every user commenting, please do mention your region in which you got update .200 or .211 JB and the list of problems / bugs you are facing with screenshots if possible, it will help us to list all bugs and make a change log which we can forward to official Xperia Support.

How to Root Xperia S, SL Acro S on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware ROM

It has been more than 10 days now since Sony released much awaited Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware for Xperia S LT26i, Xperia SL LT26ii and Xperia Acro S LT26w. The then users are asking how to root Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware ROM, well now we have a solution for that query, Cheers 🙂

[ UPDATE ] – 24 August

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

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

[ UPDATE ] DooMLoRD has made a one click rooting kit for Xperia S, SL and Acro S – USE IT NOW To Root your phone.

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S Z, SP, ZL Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15, V16, V17 ?

[ UPDATE ]

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 – ROOT ACHIEVED 

How to Root Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware ROM on Xperia S, SL and Acro S ?

Requirements

  • We assume your Xperia S LT26i and Xperia SL LT26ii is on official android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware. If you have not got the official notification yet for the Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware update then you can install it manually from the given below link.

How to Update Manually Xperia S LT26i / SL LT26ii / Acro S LT26w by  Flashing Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware ftf file ?

[ UPDATE ] DooMLoRD has made a one click rooting kit for Xperia S, SL and Acro S – USE IT NOW To Root your phone.

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S Z, SP, ZL Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15, V16, V17 ?

Rooting Steps 

  • Download fastboot from given below link and also install fastbooot drivers for Xperia S.

Download Fastboot Drivers for Xperia S
Download fb_drivers.zip I 3.47 MB

Download Fastboot
Download fastboot.zip I 247 KB

  • Download Flash Advanced stock kernel from DooMLoRD and flash it on your device.

Download S_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_FW-200_v1.elf I 9.06 MB
MD5 Sum: 7e4c54b3f5b3adcfc9e75df3460b6ec5

  • Download the custom recovery from XDA developer DooMLoRD and install it in recovery then to root.

Download SuperSU-1.25-Busybox-1.20.2-UPDATE.zip I 1.43 MB
MD5 Sum: 8b0708e35bda9169af3f0d1a417a124d

# Download above files, create a folder named “Fastboot” and place all above recovery files in it and the files from fasboot.zip
# Switch off your phone now. Connect phone to PC.
# Pressing “Volume down” button, enter into “fastboot mode”. Now open the folder “Fastboot”.
# Now Press “shift+rightclick” and now choose option “open cmd widnow here”.

  • Follow the given below command by DooMLoRD.

type: fastboot flash boot S_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_FW-200_v2.elf

Root Xperia S, SL Acro S on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware ROM

If successfully done, now you have a rooted Xperia S on original android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware ROM.

[ Via – XDA ]

How to Port Xperia Z Stamina Mode to Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion ?

Stamina Mode have you heard of it 😛 Surely every Xperia user must have, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL saw for the first time this battery extending app “Stamina Mode” in the phone. Stamina Mode app or I say feature is a great one if you don’t want to install any third party battery saving apps.

How to update Manually Xperia S LT26i /SL/Acro S on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware –  OFFICIAL UPDATE ?

Recently Sony rolled out Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware update for Xperia S, SL and Acro S which had “Extended Battery Mode”, so if you want to have stamina mode on your phone, here comes a solution. XDA developer Aeron has ported Xperia Z Stamina Mode to Xperia S, SL, Acros S, Ion successfully 🙂

Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.211 certified for Xperia S LT26i, SL LT26ii, Acro S LT26w

How to Port Xperia Z Stamina Mode to Xperia S, SL, Acros S, Ion ?

Stamina Mode on Xperia S Ported

Let’s see how you can port Xperia Z Stamina Mode to Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion i.e. on Xperia 2012 handsets. We have 2 methods of porting.

[ Method – 1 ]

Download Stamina Mode files

Download STAMINA MODE BY AERON.zip I 10 MB

Download SystemUI.apk I 1.81 MB

Requirements 

  • Deodexed Jelly Bean ROM
  • Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion must have Rooted Jelly Bean firmware.
  • Works for both locked as well as unlocked bootloader. To unlock bootloader refer to this official Sony unlocking bootloader guide.

Installation / Porting steps

  • After downloading the stamina mode zip file, unzip and copy it to your phone then, it has 3 folders “app, bin, framework”. App folder contains 3 apk files as “SemcPowerSaveModule.apk , Settings.apk, SuperStamina.apk”.

Do change the permission while moving below 3 files.

  • Now move the folder “app” to “system/app”.
  • Now move the file “bin” to “system/bin”. Change permissions to “Rwxr-xr-x”.
  • Now move file “framework.jar” to “system/framework”.

All done, reboot your device now 🙂 If it didn’t work for you, try checking the method 2 below.

Method – 2 ]

Download SuperStaminaXS.zip I 10 MB

After downloading the above file, flash it via CWM, it will work 🙂

New UI on Xperia S after porting looks great.

Do let us know if the Stamina Mode worked on your Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion or not. Leave comments in case you need any help regarding porting or installing. Do mention any bugs if you come across any.

[ Via – XDA ]

Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.211 certified for Xperia S LT26i, SL LT26ii, Acro S LT26w

A week before Sony officially rolled out after so many months the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware for Xperia S Lt26i, Xperia SL LT26ii and Acro S LT26w. The first impression was that all Xperia S, SL and Acro S users were a lot happy regarding this udpate but as soon as they installed the update, a list of bugs in Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware came on. We expected that Sony may release an update soon to fix the bugs and here it comes.

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

Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware has officially been rolled out across the globe for Xperia S, SL and Acro S in case yous till have not got the notification for update, let’s see how you can update.

How to update Manually Xperia S LT26i /SL/Acro S on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware –  OFFICIAL UPDATE ?

PTCRB Certified Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.211 for Xperia S LT26i SL Acro S

Just now we spotted that PTCRB has officially listed Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.211 for all three phones Xperia S, SL and Acro S on 4th June, it means that it will be coming very soon now. It’s a good news actually, so when will it be released ? Is it also gonna be late, we guess no Sony officially gave answer to that too 🙂

PTCRB Certified Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.211 for Xperia S LT26i SL Acro S

Sony confirmed Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.211 firmware

After having so many bugs in the Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware, many Xperia S users were reporting it on Sony Mobile forum and in reply to query of one user, Sony Xperia Support member “Johan” posted that Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.211 certified for Xperia S LT26i, SL LT26ii and Acro S LT26w and will be rolling out soon.

Release date for Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.211 in the 23rd or 24th week. It means it should either be released around June 3-9 or June 10-16 🙂

Sony confirmed Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.211 certified for Xperia S LT26i SL Acro S

We expect that all bugs will be fixed soon.

Bugs in Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.200 firmware for Xperia S, SL, Acro S

  • Wi-Fi bug connectivity issue – Wi-Fi after Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware update stopped working. It either don’t detect or if detected it doesn’t connect to internet means we are not able to surf internet or download anything.
  • Mobile data connectivity issue – Xperia S, SL, Acro S stopped connecting to 2G mobile data after Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware update. It doesn’t connect on “E” but it do connects on 3G mode “H”. 2G data is connecting very slow after the Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware update.
  • Battery drain issues – After Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware update, battery drain issue issue arose. Now battery is draining at 2x rate as compared to ICS. Before only 9-10% battery used to drain after listening to songs on headset for 2 hours on ICS but now on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware, around 10% battery drain in 1 hour listening to songs.
  • No STAMINA Mode – Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware update for Xperia S, SL, Acro S had “Extended battery mode” only but when battery reaches 14%, phone shows warning of “switching to Battery Stamina Mode”. What does that mean actually ? Sony missed Stamina mode so why phone is showing warning for that.

No Stamina mode in Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware

  • 1080P HD video capture lag – While capturing 1080p full HD video in Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware, the video capturing lags so much. Fps for 1080p videos have been reduced now. Poor quality of videos are captured.

Poor Quality of 1080p HD Videos in Xperia SL LT26ii 6.2.B.0.200 jelly bean firmware

  • Camera Quality issue – No HDR mode, no Burst mode, no superior auto mode was seen in Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware for Xperia S, SL and Acro S. Picture quality on 12MP cam also reduced showing a purple shade in the pics if taken with white background.

A lot many other issues are reported like absence of apps like MyXperia, Screen Mirroring etc which were present in the leaked version. Hopefully Sony fix all above bugs soon in the new Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update. Xperia S, SL and Acro S users waited so long for the Jelly Bean, it should be atleast bugs free.

Do let us know in comment section, what bugs you are actually facing on your Xperia S, SL and Acro S on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware ?