Anyone upgradeed Sony Live With Walkman to ICS 4.0.4 ?General


Last Updated: 2013-09-13 14:25:40
  1. Andima

    Andima Well-Known Member

    Sony release ICS 4.0.4 for xperia phone, have anyone upgraded?


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  2. poolas

    poolas New Member

    Yeah, I would really like to know about upgrade too. I saw in PC Companion that update is here and sony had announced about it, but how about bugs and smth like that. I need phone to debug apps, so can't upgrade untill I know it is safe
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  3. poolas

    poolas New Member

    Couldn't wait and upgraded to ICS. Update was fast, took about 15minutes. Looks pretty nice at first glance, but actually I can't see any REAL features. For now I see only visual changes, still can't create folders in applications view (I was hoping that this would be in A4, but there isn't, so iPhone is still much better to me). I will update post when I will have more information about calls, messaging, battery and other stuff

    P. S. No bugs can't see for now
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  4. HSRBNR

    HSRBNR Active Member

    I've updated my phone to ICS. Update hasn't affected performance of phone much, it can be neglected. User experience is same as it was in Gingerbread. Many new features have been give via this update. Lock-screen is customizable to some extent and yeah face unlock does work efficiently!

    OVERALL... : ICS ROCKS!!!

    All user data and applications were intact after update, nothing was deleted.

    Update your device to discover loads of amazing features!
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  5. bbfl

    bbfl Active Member

    Is LED notifications working properly because some say that the LED is blinking only for new messages not for missing calls etc. Any bugs so far?
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  6. Andima

    Andima Well-Known Member

    Still my PC Companion not display upgrade notification.
  7. poolas

    poolas New Member

    is it only for me, but did you notice that new message and missed calls notification only appears at status bar and on messages app, but don't in home screen when screen is locked. It was in 2.3, but it isn't in 4. I really miss it

    --- Update ----
    Also, I read in Android website, that in ICS there has to be "Quick responses for incoming calls" feature, but I can't find it there. Can I enable it somewhere?
    ----------
    <<<< This feature exist, it is so small that I missed it. You can edit messages, but can't find where add new ones and/or delete existing

    On other hand, I really like multitasking overview feature, which is enabled by long tap home button. Now I can remove from list just by drag to side, without going to application manager and stopping process.
    Also there are more widgets installed by default, but hate widget pick screen, which is huge and uncomfortable. It your list is big, then it is real pain to find widget you want

    More updates later
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  8. Andima

    Andima Well-Known Member

    I just received notification and started downloading, (85% completed).
  9. Andima

    Andima Well-Known Member

    Wow super cool update.
  10. Andima

    Andima Well-Known Member

    Are there any option to root it without downgrading?
  11. bbfl

    bbfl Active Member

    Any major or annoying bugs so far? Is everything working normally in ICS?
  12. Andima

    Andima Well-Known Member

    Yes there's completely redesigned UI, easily disable bloatware, but littlebit lagging (not too much). Cool animation, more settings to control phone.
  13. bbfl

    bbfl Active Member

    If you see the threads in Sony mobile forums you will realize that every thread and every post starts or consists words like "please help" "problem" "cannot do this or that" "bugs" and so on. So it's definitely not a stable version of ICS. Too many bugs, major bugs! It's not worth it to have so many bugs just for bit nicer UI and new task manager!!!
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  14. poolas

    poolas New Member


    Actually I use it for 3 days now and I haven't seen any bugs or lags so far. It is working really fast, at least as fast as ginger. Also, today I noticed that walkman media buttons are additionally on lock screen while music is on. Buttons are small so it is hard to touch them accidentaly, but if you need you can. It is really nice feature.

    Overall: Everyday I find something new and nice in ICS and don't regret about upgrading. Some options from ginger can't find, but maybe they are just hidden somewhere. I recommend everyone to upgrade now
  15. Andima

    Andima Well-Known Member

    Yes I agree with you friend. But there's a small lag on web browser. Still there's no bug for me. I think you can check all the new features on xperia blog. They describe it details, with video tutorial.
  16. Andima

    Andima Well-Known Member

    Still it gives good performance. :)
  17. bbfl

    bbfl Active Member

    What would you say about taking a screenshot, is it working? Video recording (skipping frames)? Dial pad is loading slowly (most of the time). And I was wondering why the interface is absolutely the same as Gingerbread? Almost no changes except the style of the buttons. I was hoping that the main menu will be divided on two sections Apps/Widgets as it is in all other ICS phones!
  18. Andima

    Andima Well-Known Member

    >>What would you say about taking a screenshot, is it working?

    You can take screenshots easily by press and hold power and volume down buttons at same time.

    >>>Video recording (skipping frames)?

    Not clear what you say?:confused:

    >>>Dial pad is loading slowly (most of the time)


    Yes, first time there is a delay, after it cache work fine!


    >>>And I was wondering why the interface is absolutely the same as Gingerbread? Almost no changes except the style of the buttons. I was hoping that the main menu will be divided on two sections Apps/Widgets as it is in all other ICS phones!


    I also surprise looking same interface after upgrade. I think, they use it for improve performances. Because of this is a 1GHz processor.

    One thing, keyboard also not changed! :D
  19. martomst

    martomst Member

    Is the update up internationally or only selected countries and carriers support the update
  20. Andima

    Andima Well-Known Member

    I think International and carriers based. Install Sony PC companion and check updates. Not available via OTA.
  21. HSRBNR

    HSRBNR Active Member

    I face a lot of problems on ICS and missed a few features from GB, hence downgraded to GingerBread!
  22. HSRBNR

    HSRBNR Active Member

  23. bbfl

    bbfl Active Member

    A lot of people are facing a lot of bugs with the new camera. It's laggy and image quality is poorer. When recording a video it is skipping frames. Do you have any of these problems in ICS?
  24. HSRBNR

    HSRBNR Active Member

    In addition to bugs mentioned above, the are many a bugs. Notification led problem, bad battery life and bad performance. For an instance when ever I start playing Riptide GP, phone freezes and reboots! The I just downgraded to Gingerbread.
  25. martomst

    martomst Member

    Hey guys do the sony phones get shortcuts to wifi,data,mute,gps etc.. on the notification bar in ICS???

    Thanks in advance!

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