Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update underway for real


Owners of the Sony Xperia S have been led a merry dance over the last few days regarding the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update, but now we have the great news that the new firmware is finally underway for real this time.

As we reported yesterday the early information about the Jelly Bean update for the Sony Xperia S was incorrect and users were left wondering when the new firmware would finally find its way to their handsets.

Now though as the Xperia Blog are reporting the update is landing for French owners of the smartphone, and it’s the real deal this time as the screen shot you can see on this page as well as others via the link above clearly shows the update arriving for some users.

The firmware has a build number of 6.2.B.0.200 and is accompanied by the 3.4 kernel as well, and we have had some of our own readers saying they have just received Android Jelly Bean on their Xperia S.

Now as the tweet we had yesterday from Sony confirmed the rollout of the new firmware can take up to four weeks to reach all end users, which is common with Android updates. The new software can get held up by certain carriers as it spreads to more regions, but if you have already got the notification and downloaded the new Android 4.1.2 software let us know your whereabouts and how the installation went.


270 thoughts on “Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update underway for real”

  1. Zed says:

    Nah, I dont care about your software update anymore Sony! I just planning to never buy anything from you!

  2. ahmad says:

    i am in egypt and i didnt recieve anything
    Sony is a big lier company
    we should to stop buying its product

  3. Manoj Lahane says:

    iam update my sony xperia s via pc companion with jelly bean…..thanks sony,…india

  4. JESUS says:


    1. Manoj Lahane says:

      i found update pc companion and update is now process to download….check with pc companion…in india maharashtra

      1. Mirhawk says:

        Pics? We have got pics from France, Poland and Germany too. You need to provide proof to authenticate Your info.

    2. Anonymous says:

      Same here… I just checked via both OTA and PC companion… There’s no update as of now… in Delhi india

    3. Mistah Green says:

      LOOL Bro u gotta chill, give it some time and jelly bean will be in ur hands.
      I own an Xperia S and i aint complaining.

  5. Ajju Khan says:

    Hi Friends, Yes its true…. I just got the update for Jelly Bean firmware ( 6.2.B.0.200) in my Xperia S ( India , Chennai )

  6. abhishek padukone says:

    no from mumbai, maharashtra , India also . if any1 from india has got the update then please share the screenshot

    1. Arun says:

      The roll out started only for certain builds..that’s y some people not getting it..:(

  7. Amit says:

    I don’t know how to say , but I am waiting this movement for long . But still seems that I have to wait more because may be jelly bean will land in India in first week of june.

  8. Espen says:

    Norway, I have it via Sony PC Companion on the computer, not by Update Center on the phone.

      1. Shyam says:

        jus check it again and again . i did like that ul find the update soon!!!!

    1. John Iwantschak says:

      O2 customer like yourself, but I’ve not got it yet. Checked PC companion too 🙁

      1. Pmac2k says:

        I wonder how they distribute… sounds like its staged even across a network. Feels much better, ui seems to be more responsive. My handset is nothing special, was direct but from o2 so all locked up, no rooting, very simple and straight forward upgrade… did it during lunch at worklunch at work

  9. angel guillermo cadena hernand says:

    getting the upgrade here in mexico via sony pc companion

  10. Steven Aaron McGee says:

    ive got not update yet hopefully it is out in a day or two (GB)

    1. Subrat Tiwari says:

      tell me how u got it?? there is no update in sony update service. should i need to do some settings or something?

  11. raj says:

    am in uae (united arab emirates). updating now!. wasn’t available this morning.

  12. AbdulAziz Shaikh says:

    I bought this phone in Dubai and am using it in India.
    Received the update just a few minutes ago 🙂 In the process right now.
    insha-Allah, all will be well. 🙂

  13. Manoj Lahane says:

    i got igot update via pc companion

    here r the screen shottttttttttt

    1. Lanzxilog says:

      Please give a quick review of the new features. Thanks alot in advance

    1. Stuart says:

      On 3 network aswell and sony update service has the update available FINALLY! 😀 😀

  14. Manoj Lahane says:

    use sony update service ……to better update safe update….enjoy jellyyyyyyy

    1. Ashfaq Tahir says:

      ME too from Maharashtra India, but no updates available as of yet…

      1. Lanzxilog says:

        How is it? Still waiting for mine, what are the new features, were the rumors real? Thanks in advance.

  15. xperia s says:

    still no luck…. got glued to the pc companion… still says upto date.. From bangalore.

  16. Manoj Lahane says:

    hi friends i got update for xperia s and proceed to donload now…..india maharashtra.

  17. Lanzxilog says:

    How is the new os? Is it good, can someone please give us a quick review about it. Im drooling over my keyboard but still nothing. From the philippines

    1. dimitris says:

      Εμενα γιατι δεν εχει κανει εμφανιση ακομα..? :/

  18. Lanzxilog says:

    It looks like a lot wont be sleeping early tonight, atleast from where im from. Hahaha. Philippines

    1. Ameri Asnawi says:

      Its 31st May 0000hrs… and finally… got it… ==’ took long enough…
      Xperia SL

  19. Martin Deschambault says:

    Wooohooo! It’s loading up right now! I’m in Canada but my S is rooted with a generic firmware.

  20. Ashfaq Tahir says:

    Nothing in Maharashtra India for Xperia SL….. waiting from a ling time … :-I

    1. zeoxzy says:

      Is your mobile locked to 3? or unlocked? Cause i’m unlocked, using t-mobile and nothings comes up yet

  21. Azeem Uddin says:

    woohooo updated xperia s to jelly beannnn in bangalore :))) india

    1. Subrat Tiwari says:

      hey…m also from bangalore..how u got the update coz on my device there is no update..m checking everyday.please tell me how u got that

          1. johan says:

            You are conected to internet? Check the firewall or antivirus settings… Another user from your country have the update now!!

            Check your settings friend!!

  22. Isaac Jayaseelan says:

    Anyone from india getting over the air update. I’m not seeing any update ota. I’m from chennai

  23. Steven says:

    Finally reached Malaysia! That’s fast! Thanks Sony for keeping your promise! 😀

        1. Zed says:

          its 3.54 am at UK now but still no JB (OTA AND PC companion) on 02.. T_T

    1. johan says:

      Soy de Colombia y ya estoy actualizando, por el PC Companion…

      1. Joseph Chavira Vélez says:

        Pasame una copia de seguridad de tu firmware u.u aca no sé cuando llegue 🙁

        1. johan says:

          Estoy en proceso de actualización, 55% completado, apenas la tenga te la paso, listo?

          1. Joseph Chavira Vélez says:

            gracias hombre 😀 me la mandas por FB o correo te lo agradecere infinito 😀

  24. Kal RH says:

    How I can get the update (it’s available here in my country) but i hace problems with the steps whe i disconnect the phone and i press teh volume botton the computer dont recognize my phone please help… I miss my N8 from nokia 🙁

  25. johan says:

    Así es, ya tengo Jelly Bean en mi Xperia S, confirmado, ahora mismo estoy actualizando por medio del PC Companion…
    Saludos desde Colombia!!

    1. Kal RH says:

      amigo como lo hiciste yo tengo problemas al desconectar mi cel y presionar el boton d bajar volumen

      1. johan says:

        Tienes el software del pc companion instalado?? El hace todo automático!!
        Avísame si te funciona!!

        1. Kal RH says:

          si lo tengo ya descargue el software pero el problema es cuando me pide desconectar el cel esperar 5 segundos…volver a conectar presionando la tecla d bajar volumen hago todo eso y nada…

          1. johan says:

            mira la respuesta de arriba amigo… has lo del admin de dispositivos…

          2. Anonymous says:

            Not sure why do you need to restart your phone. I suppose the restart is a part of the update process and it automatically restarts the phone as and when required. This is applicable for both the ways whether you’re updating via PC companion or via OTA.

  26. Kal RH says:

    yo tengo problemas al desconectar mi cel y presionar el boton d bajar volumen ayuda x favor

    1. johan says:

      lo que podrías hacer es abrir el administrador de dispositivos de windows y darle a actualizar software de controlador al icono con un signo de alerta, el nombre te dará indicios de que es tu teléfono, si tienes conexión a Internet el descargara el controlador automáticamente…

      1. Kal RH says:

        nada no funciona….cuantos segundos debo apretar la tecla de bajar volumen?

  27. pumastance says:

    Updating in the UK through PC companion on giffgaff (o2 in disguise). The phone was bought abroad though…

  28. Ajju Khan says:

    Friends, the update is not available on 3G network. Please turn on your WiFi or check with PC companion. It worked for me in India 🙂

        1. Manoj Lahane says:

          battery life is good….when i play subway surfers game game is opening fast & better battery than ICS
          Very good job sony
          but one thing is so sad ….on camera option …superior picture quality option not there…
          my xperia s overheating on ICS …,,,But on jelly bean solve this problem
          my xperia s is NORMAL now…..

          1. Manoj Lahane says:

            check it …update is any time hitting on your handset…
            …..reset your phone after update …its better for ur new software performance…..good luck..!!!

        2. Manoj Lahane says:

          battery stamina mode is very effective….
          u dont need any other gadged….
          your jelly bean complete all process

  29. Atul Vernekar says:

    I checked with pc companion, no updates till now in bangalore…

  30. Jimmy S says:

    EE/Orange/Tmobile whatever you call it still has not got it in probably one of Sonys biggest markets the UK!!!

    1. shah says:

      I have a sim unlocked handset and am still waiting, I don’t think its tmobiles/EE fault.

      1. Jimmy S says:

        Fist of all you shouldnt unlock your phone! Second of all Sony had released the update and its then up to the networks to finalise it and release it at their discretion.

  31. Vaibhav says:

    Come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How are other Indians getting it??????

    1. sen says:

      really? im in the UK as well, but haven’t got any 🙁 which provider do u use?

  32. ram says:

    still no update in hyderabad (xperia s).checked on pc companion and via wifi

    1. Manoj Lahane says:

      iam already update my xperia s near to basar
      i think this update depending handsets…..
      check continuely …..
      update hit on your phone any time
      just remember update is 477.8 Mb
      use pc or sony update service….

    2. Manoj Lahane says:

      i think your xperia s update hit on your phone today 7 or 8:00 pm evening wait……

          1. vijay says:

            if you go to service menu on your phone by dialing *#*#7378423#*#* and look into Service Info -> Software Info -> Look at Phone software version , what do you see there? In my phone I see 1252_0023_***

          2. vijay says:

            mine also starts with 1252_. but how come you got the update when many of us did not get in India? How did you update please?

          3. Manoj Lahane says:


      1. Isaac Jayaseelan says:

        I am still not getting any update via WIFI or Pc companion or even 3G.

          1. Manoj Lahane says:

            i got update yesterday 30/05/2013
            check via sony update service …..
            you can try sony update service..!!!

          2. Jeevan Kumar says:

            I have tried numerous times so far… I have not yet received
            the update…

          1. Manoj Lahane says:

            app opens quickly and battery is better than ICS
            OVERHEATING PROBLEMS IS completely gone…
            walkman is also improovement from sony..
            m lucky to get update yesterday via sony update service..
            and one more thing…u dont need to any other(MX player) player sony official media player is open all media files or all video files (SUPPORTED)*****
            u belive or not…..but iam happy now…
            good luck for all..!!!!

          2. Manoj Lahane says:

            also sound quality awaysome…!!!
            i like walkman to listen music on jelly bean …for xperia S
            in *** INDIA***

  33. Isaac Jayaseelan says:

    Checked in WIFI, OTA, Pc Companion. No update found. Its hard to believe this. I am trying from chennai. My network is Airtel. How am i not getting it PC companion is still a mystery for me.

    1. romit pednekar says:

      Same here.. i from mumbai still haveent gt ne update.. Hw cm oders are getting

    1. shah says:

      Mine is unlocked and I still haven’t got an update OTA or pc companion

  34. ZeeReviewZ says:

    Argh… Unlocked UK, no freakin update.

    COME ON!

    Anyone UK Unlocked got it yet?

  35. Andrewfication says:

    oh got it ..its on the way updating now and im from Bukidnon, Philippines! :))

    1. Andrewfication says:

      using pc companion! tried using OTA but nothing so i decide to use PC comp .. and there you go!

      1. shininglight says:

        S or SL? Im from Iloilo, Philippines. still haven’t got the update. im using xperia SL.

        1. Andrewfication says:

          SL bro ..2pm then done updating around 5pm coz of lagy net .. im just sad coz ive ead about the overheating issue gone .. but its not ..it overheat still after updating to JB! 🙁

          1. shininglight says:

            done…1st booting. “Android is upgrading…” “Optimising application 183 of 213.” This is what is showing on my SL.

  36. mahendiran says:

    friends i bought mobile in india but using in russia , still i cant update .. any answer pls ..

  37. Subrat Tiwari says:

    i have checked many times but no updates in india..how u guys got the update.kindly tell me the process u followed.

  38. Deepak says:

    excellent ….
    but camera feature not working in lock screen mode.
    From INDIA

  39. Gyan Sahu says:

    Just got update notification today,
    Can someone please give a review of JB fo Xperia S,
    I read on some sites that there battery backup has been degraded
    Also any update on camera

  40. rafi says:

    got update sony xperia s to jb but lot of problems is there
    sound buttons not working camera zoom out not working ????