SONY Xperia S smartphone can now be updated with the latest version of Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware and all thanks to Parandroid version of Custom ROM firmware. There are many custom ROM firmwares but this one comes with many new options with a neat and colorful user interface which is very appealing. Unfortunately, there are no updates from SONY on by when it will be coming out with the Jellybean 4.2.2 update but as in when it releases we will keep you posted with the same. Parandroid custom ROM firmware is the custom ROM firmware and not an official firmware released by SONY.
Let’s check out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow before proceeding to the detailed tutorial on the next page.
Quick Pre Requisites:
- All the data in your SONY Xperia S should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use PC Companion or for say ROM Manager to back up the data / ROM as it may not allow you to restore the data.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Enable USB Debugging Mode in your SONY Xperia S from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Also, the minimum battery life left in your device should be >50% so as to avoid turning off of the device in the middle of firmware update. Close the PC Companion tool in your computer as it generally runs in the background.
- Check whether your phone is rooted or not, you can check the same from the “Root CHECKER” app from the PLAY Store. Just in case if it is not rooted you will have to root the same and also install the ROM Manager app from PLAY Store to install the custom recovery
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage caused to the device which is very unlikely if you follow the instructions carefully mentioned in this article.
Assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned steps, it’s time to proceed to the next step where we have mentioned the detailed guide on how to apply with this firmware update.