Xperia S

Sony Xperia S Android 4.0.4 ICS Upgrade 6.1.A.0.452 – Video Tutorial

Sony’s flagship model Xperia S has now been ported to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available for download over the air. After announcing several devices in Quarter 1, Sony is just back of releasing them and also upgrading their existing phones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the qualified smart phones. Among the various devices which have received the ICS upgrade are the Tablet P, Tablet S, Xperia Active, Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V, Xperia Ray, Android ICS upgrade to Xperia Mini, Mini Pro and Live with Walkman. Today the love of Ice Cream Sandwich has arrived to Xperia S handset. This would leave Xperia P and Xperia U which are still on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.Sony Xperia S

The Sony Xperia S certainly beats Samsung Galaxy S II in competition and Android 4.0 will certainly bring out various important features. Among the features and enhancements included in this firmware upgrade are as follows –

  • Introduces a new lock screen with improved functionality
  • Re sizable widgets
  • Better control on your mobile data
  • Recent apps button
  • Data Usage in detailed

Along with the improvements mentioned above, there is big improvements seen in addition of media applications which includes Walkman, Album and Movies app. The Walkman app replaces the Music Player app along with that it would be spotted with equalizer with social features allowing you to share your favorite content with your near and dear ones. The movie app is with new user interface and it has the entire intelligent database to grab the relevant info on the media that you are watching. The Album app allows you to browse through your media faster. This update has been pushed to the Sony Xperia S user and it will be available via the PC or the MAC via over the air. The update size is of 200 MB and the users are suggested to go with this upgrade procedure while you are connected with a Wi Fi internet connectivity.

How to Check for Update

Generally Sony sends out OTA notification for this upgrade and don’t worry even if you didn’t get an OTA upgrade message as you can check it out manually. To check out for the upgrade manually, on your phone you need to go to Menu > Settings and then About Phone. Now in the About Phone among the options select “Software Update” and then Tap on Check Now under Update to know whether updates are available or not.

If you still didn’t find any update for your phone then please try out using the PC Companion for Sony phones and check out the same. Still it says there is no update for your phone, then probably you need to wait for some more time as updates might not be released for your specific country.

This update is released gradually to all parts of the world where Xperia S is available and sad to hear that Sony didn’t comment on when it would arrive on respective countries or any schedule for the same. So keep your fingers crossed and keep checking up, it may be out any time. Do report to us via comments if you have received this upgrade along with your country and carrier name, it would help other to understand well.

Check out the Video Tutorial Below which can help you in easily updating your phone.



  1. ewnkfjsd

    July 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    available in all countries

  2. Umair Siddiqui

    July 7, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Brilliant work done by Sony. Sony is my favourit Company. I have all product of Sony. Its work in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Great Work.

    • Tom Sobieski

      July 10, 2012 at 2:10 am

       Sony was great, at one time, because of innovation. Not much innovation lately.

  3. Sujeewa

    July 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    is this update available in sri lanka?

  4. douglas

    July 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    is this update available in Kenya? the one for Sony Xperia S

  5. Shazzad Hossain

    June 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Still it’s can’t work in Bangladesh, So much time try but fail ……………., please help us for update any other way. tnx.

  6. Priyank

    June 30, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Updated my Xperia S in India…it’s really superb work from Sony…

  7. Ramit singh

    June 28, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Eagerly Waiting for ics update for xperia p in India

    • yogeshdws

      June 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Its available in India.


    June 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Still no official update for XPERIA S with branding from PLUS (POLAND). Moderator write “you can manually update the device” but I don’t wont root my device. Or maybe this update will be work with debranding ?

  9. Motasem

    June 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    still no update in Jordan – 25/6/2012

  10. prithvi

    June 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Not yet available in india

    • yogeshdws

      June 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

      The video was performed in India, which means the updates are available in India too. Troubleshoot your device.

  11. bob

    June 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    no update still 24/06/2012 in uk!!!!!!

  12. fred

    June 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    No update today in France (Europe)! Checked with PC companion…

  13. fawad

    June 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Im having problem checking for ics update on my arc s
    When I check for update from settings and about phone
    It says, theres no update available.

  14. lohith

    June 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    when will they give ICS for Xperia U ?? I expect them to fix some issues with the update ..

    • Areeb

      June 24, 2012 at 12:08 am

      Hey the update is available for the xperia u…atleast in India it is..

  15. subhadip

    June 22, 2012 at 9:55 am

    not updated for India. when ?

  16. Mirza Vaseem

    June 22, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Eagerly looking for ICS upgrade on Xperia P

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