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. 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.

      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

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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..? :/

    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!!

          1. Joseph Chavira Vélez says:

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

  4. 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 🙁

  5. 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:

          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.

    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…

  6. 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..!!!

      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.

    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….

          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. 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***

  7. 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. 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.

  8. 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

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