Xperia arc S Android 4.0 ICS firmware leaks [Video]

by XB on 9th April 2012

in Android, Firmware, Videos, Xperia arc, Xperia ray

Xperia arc ray ICSWe recently speculated whether the recently certified 4.1.A.0.562 firmware for the Xperia arc S was Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and now we can officially confirm this to be the case. The firmware has been leaked and a number of users have already downloaded it. The Android 4.0.3 firmware is using the 2.6.32 kernel so no 3.0 upgrade unlike the Xperia S. This firmware is not final but is likely to sit between the beta and the final version.

The firmware cannot be flashed using a FTF file as it does not have the right signatures to be used on production handsets. The only way to boot the firmware is using a recovery solution such as ClockworkMod and using a different kernel such as DooMKernel. To get an idea of performance on an Xperia arc S and Xperia ray click through for the video below.

Xperia arc S Android 4.0 ICS firmware leaks

Xperia arc S Android 4.0 ICS firmware leaks

Via xda-developers (1 & 2).

  • AlexBurnout

    Sony’s the best in everything :D!

  • Tiborh
  • Tiborh

     if anyboday wants wifi to work, they need not just this kernel : ARC-DooMKernel-ICS-BETA-v04-lower-boot.img, however also

    thx again, woking fine ,including Gapps!

  • Xperia S rulez

    Yeah sure 2011 phone users have faster, but SONY! Please hurry with ICS for Xperia S! It’s 2.3.7 it’s not so stable, especially after thei “firmwate update” which cause the system shit in my PHONE!!!

  • Aod


  • Asad Mulla

    Shouldn’t be to long now then. I would like to see some screen shot/videos of Xperia S running ICS. get a feel of what to expect.

  • M Usman

    not fair! I want this on my Arc! and my S. But I want it on my Arc! 

  • gejza

    I have installed it on my NEO MT15i :-) with Night-Elf ICS RC2 kernel

  • Andrey Gromak

    Kernel 2.6 = FAIL . 

  • It’s not. Kernel really doesn’t make that much of a difference in performance.

  • 29_to_mars

    HAAAA!!!!!!!!!! This video is so depressing!!!!!!!! 

    BTW is that some touch lightning notification thingy that I see on the Arc’s screen whenever he touches it?

  • This kernel is known for the stability when use with msm8255 and SE 2.3.4

  • Guest

    disappointing that it still has the old music player ):

  • paul4id

    It still has that silly way to access the camera on the homescreen – I don’t like that – please just let us use the shutter button like on Xperia S. It was much more useful to be able to quickly put phone on silent from homescreen!

  • adriduan zolkarnain

    from that video look like is hard to use xperia ray, small and touch-screen very not sensitive.

  • blurb8

    The ray is awesome and super responsive! I hope there will be a “Ray 2”

  • Xperia S Lover

    so how much ram left for application?
    does the hardware acceraltion  make any improvement in  system performance ?
    any impact on the battery ?
    any benchmark  test ?
    average fps?
    does the usb otg are implemented ? (dont belive it does )
    dont worry whether is beta or final just be more specyfic since video difficult to see

  • Xperia S Lover

    what about video  player divx?

  • Asad Mulla
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  • Guest

     To me, my XD is very stable except for the Yellow Tint.
    Maybe you have a faulty unit ;)

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  • Asad Mulla

     i agree, amazing bit of phone. Glad to own one aswell as the Xperia S

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  • disappointed

    It’s awesome how the sw can kill a phone w/ nice hw features as the ray, I cant believe! if this is the final piece of the rope I’ll stay w/ GB and bye bye sony. And if I’m not wrong all the crap apps are still there. anyway I keep hoping w/ a better end. not bitter :-)

  • Robert Caldecott

    This leak is Chinese firmware and because of government censorship, etc. there are some limitations.  No Facebook inside Xperia (FB is banned), no device encryption, no SIP client, no Wi-Fi location support, no Wi-Fi sharing.  I’m sticking with the official beta until a global f/w is available (which is probably only a week away).

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  • is this clip somewhere els, because its not working?

  • Asad Mulla

     do you still have your Arc? I sold mine. It was in excellent condition.

  • M Usman

    Yes I still have my arc. Its on contract so need to use my contract sim in it. I hardly ever use it though but that might change if I get ICS on it before I get it on my Xperia S

  • Asad Mulla

     I guess its good for testing now then. LOL

  • M Usman

    haha yeah. my x10 i sent to someone else after 2 good years of testing with it. so now my arc is my guinea pig. 

  • We don’t want any leaked firmware, we want the official ones.

  • Asad Mulla

     My mate always buys my old  tech of me. Sold my X10 when I got ARC and sold ARC when I got XS.

  • M Usman

    is your ps store working. just bought tekken and it wont download after i paid for it

  • Asad Mulla
    See post 1

    Same problem. Ridge Racer 4

  • jennifer

    How do I take a screenshot whit the new verison 4.1.A.562 ?

  • Evansjumba

    Its amazing what my Arc S has been transformed into although had a scare with the error message at the end of the update and plus I thought my phone being LT18a would be locked but not.

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