4.0.2.A.0.69 firmware update is for Germany only

by XB on 25th February 2012

in Firmware


German FlagWe recently brought you news of a new firmware update, version 4.0.2.A.0.69, that had been certified for the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and arc S. The update has also been certified across the entire 2011 Xperia range (barring the neo V and mini pro, although they should follow soon) over the last few days.

The last update (version 4.0.2.A.0.62) mainly brought changes to improve memory management to counter reboot issues. It seems that this latest 4.0.2.A.0.69 firmware update is only for the German market and surrounds a legal issue of using the ‘Gmail’ name over ‘Google Mail’. Therefore we wouldn’t rush to try and flash to this latest version.

We are still awaiting the latest Gingerbread update (Android 2.3.7) for 2011 Xperia models that will bring UI improvements. Sony Mobile may be waiting to release the Xperia S before releasing this new software to 2011 handsets. Or given the lack of firmware news, maybe Sony Mobile are putting all of their efforts into the ICS update. This could mean that 2011 Xperia users will move straight from Android 2.3.4 to Android 4.0.X. We’ll bring you any confirmation as we have it.

  • ‘lack of news’ looks like sony are doing a better job of keeping leaks out than sony ericsson, too bad for you :D

  • Lucido Francesco

    I’ve updated my ray to .69 firmware (i’m in italy but the phone is import from Germany), and i can say that there’s something new about new software, now there’s google + pre-installed and google music. I don’t know if there are more differences between .62 and .69

  • sufy

    I have no problems with reboots on my Xperia Play. Working perfectly (:

    Just can’t wait for ICS on the Xperia Play !

  • I have too no problems of reboot on my xperia play. I would prefer jump directly on ICS rather than 2.3.7

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  • sufy

     How is your battery life ?

  • angel

    This isnt only for germany i got the update and im in the U.S

  • Angel morales

    for some reason this update made my battery last really long

  • It’s been confirmed by Sony (Ericsson) on Facebook (Dutch FB page) that the 2011 Xperia’s will not be receiving any more Gingerbread updates. The next update will be ICS, which will also bring major UI improvements.

    So again, the 2011 models will NOT get newer Gingerbread software. Never.

  • gRby

     4.0.2.A.0.69 firmware update is also available in Poland

  •  No  problem, since i got a 1800mAh battery…

  • Pradyumn

    lets us knw when 2.3.7 is coming to xperia 11 mobiles

  • Anonymous

    My Ray on .62 here in the UK doesn’t have either of them apps you mentioned pre-installed, tbh though I wouldn’t/don’t use them anyway lol so it’s all good … Bring on ICS !!!

  • Kees

     With .62 my battery lives noticeble shorter then with the previous version (Xperia Arc) :-(

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  • Manohar Singh

    Got the official update for my xperia arc 4.0.2.A.0.62 here in India. 27/2/2012 2330 GMT. 

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  • nöp

    now also as a update over the air

  • i thought i will get Android 4… this Number isnt nice :D

  • xperia arc s

    I follow the instruction to update the handset using PC Companion, but My phone version didnt changed but I have download and update it..
    This is confusing

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  • Mond

    I hope this update will soon be out for all 2011 models. Especially because Sony Ericsson Mini ST15i has heating problems and they should fix this with an update!

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  • Loljolkol

    I got the 4.0.2.A.0.69 firmware uptade on my Xperia PLAY and I live in Poland :)

  • Apollo 13

    please anyone tell me from where i can download 4.0.2.A.0.69 for NEO V ????

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