Ericsson Xperia Play

How to Update SONY Xperia PLAY with Gin2Jellybean Custom ROM Firmware

Jellybean LogoFor all those who are having the SONY Ericsson Xperia PLAY Smartphone and are waiting for the latest jellybean 4.1 firmware update, then here we are with an all-new custom ROM firmware which promises to look like the Jellybean 4.1 firmware. Unfortunately there is no estimated time on by when there will be an official release of Jellybean for Xperia PLAY or not. For applying this update, you need to root the device and once the device is rooted, the warranty will get void. The only way with which the warranty can be reclaimed is by re applying with the Official firmware update which you can note down from the path “Settings > About Phone”. The best part of this update is that it ropes in all the features of Jellybean 4.1 firmware of which we have penned down all the features below.


  • Renamed to Gin2JellyBean
  • Add Jelly Bean Wallpaper(s)
  • Add Jelly Bean Icons
  • Add Jelly Bean SearchBox
  • Add Jelly Bean Ringtone(s)
  • Add Jelly Bean Notificaion Sound(s)
  • Add CRT Animation
  • New Boot animation
  • Updated Baseband Libs
  • Fixed Bugs
  • Down clocked to 1.2Ghz

All the data in your SONY Xperia PLAY should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps as in the process of applying this update, all the data in your device will have to be wiped off. Don’t make use of PC Companion to back up the data as it doesn’t support the custom ROM firmware.

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

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your SONY Ericsson Xperia PLAY doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.

Minimum battery left in your device should be at least 60% so as to make sure that SONY Xperia PLAY doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Uninstall / Disable all the security tools in your phone as these interrupt the process of firmware update.

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

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  1. ALi jee

    March 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    will 2G network work on this Rom ????

    • Pradeep Neela

      March 28, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      yes it will work

  2. Mike Oxlong

    September 25, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Cyanogen or jelly bean?

    new to all this. :S:S:S

  3. Luis

    August 4, 2012 at 11:16 am

    My Sony is r800a works?

  4. Noel Cardoza

    July 26, 2012 at 10:29 am


  5. AYush

    July 26, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Does this improve gaming performance on Xperia Play?

  6. desibabu

    July 26, 2012 at 2:43 am

    sony play no go in uk for any updates .. 

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