How to Update SONY Ericsson Xperia RAY with Official ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

xperia RAY LogoGood times return for the users of SONY Ericsson Xperia Ray as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can easily apply the update of ICS 4.0.3 release. Please note that SONY has already pushed this update for some select countries but since it’s not yet pushed for all the countries, one can easily apply this update manually by following the instructions mentioned below. Please note that we request you to follow all the instructions mentioned in this article so that the device is updated successfully.

Since this is the manual way of updating, the warranty may get void but not to worry as warranty can be reclaimed since the update is the official one. The latest official update by SONY for RAY is dubbed as 4.1.A.0.562. This update is a global release and anyone with their SONY Xperia Neo V can apply this update, the only condition is that the device should not be the network locked device or else it will brick the device.

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Note: This article should be only applied to the phones which are dubbed as SONY Ericsson Xperia RAY and not to any similar handsets. If this update is applied to any other phone then it may brick the device.

Rooting Information: Just in case if your device is rooted, after applying this update the root access will get void. Just in case if you wish to root the device, we will very soon come up with an article which will help you to root the same.

Pre Requisites:

  • All the data like SMS, Contacts, Call log, APN, MMS Settings and other data present in your internal SD should be backed up so that just in case if the data gets erased or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Remove the SIM card as well as SD Card from your phone as its recommended to remove the same.

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

  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your SONY Ericsson Xperia RAY from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture. (Below image is just for Illustration and may differ in your device).

USB Debugging

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, you can now proceed to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.

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