Xperia S gets new firmware certified (version 6.1.A.2.34)

by XB on 11th August 2012

in Firmware, Xperia - Japan Models, Xperia S

New firmware has been certified for the Sony Xperia S, version 6.1.A.2.34 was certified yesterday. The version number is a small departure from the last firmware certified (6.1.A.0.454), leading some to speculate that this may be Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We believe this will be another Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware update, but we’ll have to wait to see to find out exactly what improvements it brings.

The Japanese equivalent of the Xperia S, the Xperia NX (SO-02D) has also had new firmware certified with version number 6.1.F.0.91 popping up on PTCRB. This same firmware has also been certified for the water resistant Xperia acro HD (SO-03D) in Japan.

  • Felipe Pimenta

    Simply can’t wait!

  • ProsceniumMeed31
  • Ion! Ion!  Ion! Ion!  Ion! Ion!
    Ion! Ion!

  • Ambroos

    Quite funny how the numbers (aside the first 6) go 1234.

  • M Usman

    wish it was jellybean but won’t be but this build number is quite funny. its shorter than the previous ones

  • Elv

    I have buy a Xperia S and are very frustrated:
    – “Sony Bridge” can not synchronize free M4B (audiobooks). These files can not be selected.
    – There is no way to enable USB Mass Storage mode running Android 4.0.4. NoGo for Linux and Mac OS X
    – The camera’s zoom feature is too sensitive. A Pinch of 1-2mm changes to maximum zoom, not practical.
    – The three touch buttons above the light bar respond cumbersome and can not find the precise spot. Often need several attempts to trigger the function.
    – The battery life is miserable. After 4 hours, the fully charged battery at 0%
    – 4.0.4 Many functions have been removed by the Sony interface (eg selection of the widgets on the Apps section)
    – File transfer (not for Linux) is only possible via “Browse Device” from Sony’s Bridge. Limited features, no creation of folders, …

  • Josgytr

    Never had a problem using mass storage and ubuntu.

    Use the volume buttons for zooming in and out. Pinch zoom is just a novelty.

    If you slide your finger onto the buttons I find that they work well.

    Not sure about battery life, never had a problem. How’s your cellular reception?

    Not sure what you mean by widget selection. If you hold a finger on the home screen, press the (+) at the top right, there are widgets and shortcuts there.

  • Elv

    Thanks for your hints. I had many many network (3G) drops and must reboot to phone to get network back.

    But how to get UMS active?
    I found descriptions to activate USB Mass Storage”Perferences -> Xperia -> Connectivity -> Enable UMS”
    but there is no option to enable.

    Found out, that M4A files can bee selected, but M4A are music and M4B are audiobooks with chapter marks. Renaming a M4B to M4A without converting it will be transferred. What a stupid restriction, cannot rename all my audiobooks and it is wrong. M4A are reserved for music.

  • Mnarijnm

    Uhmm Sony, why don’t I have any update?  I’m still on. 452?  And I have already checked on pc almost every day.  Because the bugs in. 452 are annoying 


    Dude that’s just a cop out, pinch to zoom is just a novelty? well it works fine on other devices, the iPhone for instance but the point is that the sensetivity is pretty poor on Sony devices … Same thing with the virtual buttons and on screen stuff, rarely works first time when I touch the right spot which cannot be said for other phones !! 

    I own an Xperia Ray btw and used to own an iPhone, I’m not just randomly commenting, I actually have seen it first hand.  If there is one thing that annoyed me with the ICS update for my Ray (which I had to flash btw seeing as there still isn’t an update available for my sim free Ray in the UK, thanks for that Sony) why did they strip it down so much, the music player and widgets for one, mostly they are skins as the same apps and widgets are already on the phone so why couldn’t they have given the fuller feel to ICS? Instead it’s a watered down version with things missing that there simply isn’t an excuse for !!

  • SEXperiaNeoV

    I’m getting clues we won’t have Jelly Bean…

  • fried_egg

    maybe its one that fixes playstation so it works?

  • fried_egg

    we will, but in a few months. jellybean was well in the design time, ’11 phones are getting ics, ’12 will get jellybean,  just forget h….

  • Flxpsw

    Its ics not as cool as the 3D widgets aplication for 15usd

  • Zaidaaed

    why can’t i find the update???????????????????????? :(

  • me too

  • Rameez

     Yeah, the bugs suck. Phone is a bit slow too…

  • mohit

    Waiting For A Bug Free And Smooth Update For Xperia S

  • Keon Fraites

    Its certified not released as yet.

  • Keon Fraites

    Not too sure Yes they are minor bugs, but the phone being slow ICS on its own is a bit glitchy but thats ICS. I’ve ran games through this movies and etc. and it hasn’t been giving me any problems only thing that I would consider really slow is getting to make a call from touching the phone app icon to getting to the input screen is roughly 1-3 seconds which indeed is quite slow but thats the only place of downfall in my opinion.

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  • Param

    It’s not a Jelly Bean update. Sony recently started handing out ICS updates, it’ll take them time to roll out JB updates (mainly because Sony does a lot of personalized updating along with a major software update, which takes time). And when it does happen, it’ll be major news – so you’ll know easily. :)

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