ICS Rollout Begins !!General


  1. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    So the coveted 4.0.4 ICS Roll out has begun !!
    :party: :party:
    Just got a message in the PC Companion that the 4.1.B.0.431 is ready !!
    Just in case if people are wondering My S1 number is 1249-0751
    The battery on my phone is low right now .
    Will update in a few hours and post the screen-shots
    Cheers People and fantastic Job Sony Guys .

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  2. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    So updated to ICS .too barely a few minutes after download .
    For starters the Sony Ericsson is replaced by just SONY
    New XPERIA Boot animation.
    All your apps and settings are retained and optimized at the beginning of the first boot which takes a while .

    New Lockscreen which looks like xperia S
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    The Launcher is the same as the old one .
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    Generic ICS settings are present .note USB mass storage mode is not present .Sony has enabled MTP support so you can just browse the SD card as a drive when you connect the phone to computer
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    Some new Live wallpapers added like the Black hole wallpaper
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    The Theme support is redone with Xperia S like themes
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    Notification panel has settings shortcut,media player controls is enabled .
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    It is a lot smoother than GB in my opinion .Touch screen is more responsive .WiFi and calls have no problems whatsoever ,same with data

    I played Temple Run and Grabatron without any lag or problems .
    Downloaded Chrome and Apex Launcher which are ICS only apps and they work very smoothly .

    Lockscreen Media Player controls as promised ..
    Notification menu can be accessed via lock screen

    No change in Music Player .Same UI and same quality of the music :D .

    I can now reject call and send them custom sorry message quickly .
    The dialer is changed and has been redone and is quite Awesome (yeah words are failing by now .)

    A minor setback for not having the Xperia S Launcher >_> <_<
    But apart from that ,

    I am just scratching the surface with this post .There are too many features yet to be explored .

    The official 4.0 Features
    Upgrade to Android 4 - Sony Smartphones (Global UK English)

    This is a phenomenal update in terms of usability and convenience . Too good .The sheer level of quality of the software sets a standard for others to follow

    Kudos and Cookies to the Sony Development Team for making such an exquisite update .
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  3. Sam-SonyXperia

    Sam-SonyXperia Well-Known Member

    Nice review, glad you are enjoying it :)
  4. emrecnl

    emrecnl Member

    I need some good review of battery usage.
  5. Sam-SonyXperia

    Sam-SonyXperia Well-Known Member

    Glad you asked; from my experience the first day after an update the battery life is not so great (though this is likely due to the setting up of the phone an general tinkering after the first update) then this seems to sort itself out over the next day or so to what it was before the update.
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  6. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 Well-Known Member

    When I checked GMT19:00 pm nothing was out.
    GMT 21:18 Server not accessible!
    Could this mean its now being rolled out here and server demand has crashed the server?
  7. Sam-SonyXperia

    Sam-SonyXperia Well-Known Member

    In regards to the server error you are getting, this actually more often a Java based issues; to resolve it please try this:

    1. Close PC Companion

    2. Install java from Download Java for Windows - Offline Installation

    3. Start PC Companion again and try to do the SW Update of the phone.
  8. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    One of the peeves I have is ,Sony Doesn't bundle a File Manager . It will be really good if the next update comes with a basic file manager .
  9. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 Well-Known Member

    I believe it was more of a server load issue ( so many user's trying to update resault in an accidental DOS attack)
    Nope still no update
    My ID is
    VID_0FCE
    PID_0166
  10. iabhinav

    iabhinav Member

    i have installed the lates jre.. yet the pc companion says update information not accessible, i m dying to use he update, what else can i do to update it
  11. iabhinav

    iabhinav Member

    i update my pc companion, n finally it showed that an update was available
  12. iabhinav

    iabhinav Member

    f--cked up, i ve updated to ICS, nw my hardware keyboard wont wont partially, navigation keys(arrow keys), back space, shift, etc keys are working, bt character keys aint, nw wat to do, need help,...!!
  13. tvolad

    tvolad New Member

    Got the same problem for mine.

    Went and checked the "Written Languages" for the Default Xperia Keyboard.
    2 were selected - English and Hinglish(Indian Language Hindi mixture of English).
    It was the second language Hinglish causing the problem.

    Deselected Hinglish (now only English selected) and my physical keyboard is working fine now.
    You could check similar issue in yours
  14. Sam-SonyXperia

    Sam-SonyXperia Well-Known Member

    With this keyboard problem, please run the update again and choose the "Repair" option, this will reload the firmware and likely resolve the issue.
  15. iabhinav

    iabhinav Member

    i ve limited bandwidth remaining for this month, do the repair need to download all the stuff all over again?
  16. Sam-SonyXperia

    Sam-SonyXperia Well-Known Member

    It generally will download the firmware again sorry.
  17. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 Well-Known Member

    Well just checked the updates and


    1249-4849 & 1249-4855 have been issued the update but
    Why did they skip mine? mine is 1249-4852!
  18. emrecnl

    emrecnl Member

    has anyone upgraded to 4.1? Is the LED problem there?
  19. masterkyle

    masterkyle New Member

    well yes it is still there.. I have just updated my mini pro to the latest ics and notifications when phone locked is limited to missed calls only.

    sucks..... Please sony fix in an update!
  20. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Though the new update(.587) is lot faster ...
    I just hate Mcafee,UEFA and Moxier are reinstalled on reboot which is annoying .
  21. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 Well-Known Member

    Still no ICS for me!
  22. Dkier

    Dkier Member

    No files/settings are deleted/altered when updating to ICS right? SK17i phone's current OS ver is 2.3.4
  23. snowman1

    snowman1 Member

    nothing will be deleted if you are updating through pc companion or seus. as far as i remember when going to ICS, you'll need to reinstall adobe, but thats it.
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