Minor firmware update (6.1.A.2.50) hits the Xperia S

by XB on 27th September 2012

in Firmware, Xperia S

It looks like a new (minor) firmware update is rolling out on some Sony Xperia S handsets. New firmware version 6.1.A.2.50 follows the current update (6.1.A.2.45), there’s no changelog and users cannot point to any substantive changes. We imagine this release brings about a few bug fixes. We’re not sure if this is a region specific release – if anyone has downloaded it, let us know what country/carrier you are on the comments below.

Thanks Steve!

  • Ukraine, Sim-Free, Utel 3G

  • Got it – Italy, no branding – any changes noted yet

  • Not yet in Germany… will check EMMA…

  • electrash

    No update for croatia

  • joe

    i live in Lebanon and i get it an hour ago and i can’t notice any change for know

  • I’ve not got anything yet. I’m on Three in the UK.

  • Nothing in Sweden yet

  • In 6.1.A.2.45 there was a keyboard fix, space before ‘)’ removed automatically and new messages management

  • M Usman

    on Generic World in the UK. No update as of yet. Still on WORLD_6.1.A.2.45

  • Metallica

    maybe they fixed the camera focus issue?

  • ?? ?

    Looks like middle asia will get it first. Taiwan and Hong Kong and China not got anything…

  • AL

    im currently downloading here in saudi arabia…. but its almost 2 hours and still downloading :-(

  • Well, my camera always.worked fine. No issues yet!

  • i cant use anymore my xperia s after the firmware version 6.1.A.2.50 update….Crazy sony???

  • From France
    i cant use anymore my xperia s after the firmware version 6.1.A.2.50 update….Crazy Sony???

  • Mariano

    From Argentina
    I finished the update 10 minutes ago (3 hours downloading) :S, i havent seen nothing new

  • Ahmed Jamhour

    3 hours updating … and no change !!!
    In libya

  • AsadMulla

    I updated my phone a few days ago and I am now on 6.1.A.0.453. is this very old firmware?

  • Saudi Arabia, im on 50 now there’s no noticeable changement.

  • M Usman

    yup. it was certified on
    Jul 11, 2012. The reason why I installed Nordic software on my phone although my phone was debranded. That no longer counts. I just install the new firmware as the ftf file becomes available

  • frelly

    Canada, ON, Update to 6.1.A.2.50.

  • M Usman

    ON? Ontario?

  • M Usman

    3 hours to download? is it because of you internet download speeds being slow or is it the speed your getting because Sony’s servers have become slow?

  • M Usman

    Repair your phone and surely you’ll be able to use it again. Just connect it back to PCC or Sony Update Service and repair handset :) I know its annoying when that happens

  • M Usman

    Apparently its out in Russia too!

  • Mariano

    Well, usually updates take 30 minutes, less, but today it was really slow, probably too many people were downloading this update, most of the people said that

  • SirRolf

    Russia, sim free. Updated to .50. WiFi signal became more stable and camera quick launch more responsive.

  • crazyfists

    Philippines here,update didnt reached in our cntry..

  • Keon Fraites

    Saint Kitts, Not here yet.

  • Thailand. Don’t have an update notification on PCC

  • sand willy

    is it working now? i just got the update……… should i update it??

  • sand willy

    i just got the update!! should i update it or not?

  • TheDutt

    India. Not available here yet.

  • thuydung

    I’m from Vietnam, but my phone is of France market. I got the update last night, didn’t see any remarkable changes, but the battery life seems better.

  • XperiaS fans

    Indonesian no update,.

  • Ukraine, UMC – still nothing…

  • crazyfists

    I guess most of the phones got the update were from europe.

  • Sinan Y?l

    Turkey, Update 6.1.A.2.50 Available

  • ??????? ??????

    Got the update. Russia.

  • Chew

    nothing in Malaysia. still wait for it.

  • my sxs shutdown smtimes automatically if its solve by this update then sony is really doing a great job in user support by now. looking forward to it . still not available in India

  • Bara’a

    installed it already via PCC.

  • Bara’a

    Not really ,am from Asia and got it already :)

  • crazyfists

    Hw bout serial numbers,hopfuly we could get the update asap

  • Bruno

    Brazil. No update yet!


    WTF Sony!

  • doraemonboi

    No update for Singapore. Those who managed to update, is there any difference?

  • AL

    just updated mine here in ksa…. do you have focus problem on your cam?

  • Evita

    Thailand Sim-Free, Sept 28 22.18PM checked and still waiting

  • m7md_FR

    Saudi Arabia I got the update

  • A-PolacyNaKo?cu

    Poland, not available. I hope it brings on repaired autofocus, improved battery life and the function “photo from sleep mode” (whatever it’s called).

  • India No Update ….

  • Available In Egypt , Thanks Xperia S .. :)

  • X – S User

    No firmware update (6.1.A.2.50) for Italy… not yet

  • Tanato

    Georgia, NO UPDATE

  • emre

    TURKIYE , no update.

  • Keon Fraites

    Saint Kitts, still no update as yet (Caribbean)

  • Talha

    Updated 2 days ago in Pakistan

  • jaho

    had the update friday morning. see no changes. will wait to see battery drainage. poland

  • Brazil not avaliable! =[

  • foda velho!

  • yasser

    just downloading
    i am in Saudi Arabia and using Mobily network

  • yasser

    you all can use PCC to get the update

  • Weeds

    downloading the update now using PC companion ,,
    Saudi Arabia , STC

  • enzo2shy

    Romania, not yet available ! :(

  • Paul

    the only new feature i have so far is that i can no longer take screenshots =)
    at least with pwr + vol down button

  • Paul

    sorry, my bad. was doing it wrong. works ok )

  • ???

    malaysia. Not available here yet

  • soul.catcher

    I got the update – Saudi Arabia/STC

  • Alex Ferdean

    Ai nevoie de un case pt Xperia S?am doua care stau degeaba. Le dau cu 10 lei fiecare.

  • tont

    Thailand no have detection to update rom and I decide to download rom from link http://kuai.xunlei.com/d/UBHMVNEMGADC : Singapore and restart Sony XS wow it’s firm ware is 6.1.A.2.50 the first see menu app “Me” look like “App store” and can use it to download app from “Me”

  • pravz

    Got the update here… In India..!

  • Zsolt

    Available in Qatar. No idea what has changed though.

  • Zsolt

    Forgot to mention that update took at least 1.5-2 hours on a 100 Mbps fibre connection.

  • shoaib sultan

    wats ur SI no. ? 1235-xxxx ???

  • Ed

    Nu !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Egypt is available and updated

  • not yet in Portugal

  • Mondenath

    When did you got and where are you from > Just post the last 4 digits of SI no.

  • Ahmed

    I did this update in Qatar but the focus problem still and no noticeable changes

  • Bara’a

    Here is The Generic World 6.1.A.2.50 FTF


  • Gri

    Russia, Megafon got update via PC Companion

  • Alex Ferdean


  • Amjed

    It is available in Saudi Arabia.

  • Joshua

    Got it. Malaysia

  • leo

    are you sure joshua ?

  • leo

    yes i keep checking still, but there is one guy said its available in malaysia. go and you find it :)

  • Bianca

    Stil not available in the Netherlands.

  • Frelly


  • Ahmed yehia

    kuwait , Avilable , and I finish donlowad and install it

  • MAPU

    from VIET NAM, updated, nothing change too much.

  • Norio24

    Didn’t get the update either in Algeria :(

  • Bianca

    Still not available in the Netherlands.

  • Bianca

    Why is my comment deleted every time?

  • Bianca

    I keep placing comments but they are deleted over and over again.

  • Bianca

    Why is that happening?

  • Gilbert Chew

    Falsy the firmware manually, noticed some changes..
    1. Battery Improvement.
    2. Better WIFI connection.
    3. the screen lag minimize.
    4. memory management seems to be improved.
    These are the things that I noticed.

  • lewy3015

    it is available in Poland. I got it since 27.09.2012. My phone is in T-Mobile

  • nothing in Greece too (cosmote xperia S)

  • MR

    I get this update 27.09. – T-Mobile phone.

  • ibnibrahizarmd

    I’m Acro S user now downloading this update. Seems every Xperia S update will update the Acro S also ;-)

  • not available in Thailand
    last check 18.00(+7 gmt)1 oct 2012

  • Stop updating ISC, And start working on JB

  • Keon Fraites

    Still no update here :/

  • AsadMulla

    the update has sorted out the data connection problem tough.

  • FERHAt

    Not available in Turkey

  • Keon Fraites

    Have yet to see this update.

  • markanthony

    Got it. Available here in riyadh

  • TaZ

    Serbia.Not available here yet.

  • I didn’t get it also

  • Radu

    Da-mi niste detalii pt case pe mess. anabolxxx a yahoo.com

  • omarps2

    in iraq is available

  • D_dcs08

    sweden tele2.§

  • Lens problem nothing changed

  • Michael Salib

    just flashed it cuz i hate waiting,,,,operating smoothly so far,,,i’ll update u guys if i found any bug got fixed or any changes

  • I didn’t get it also


    Lebanon, just got the update, will let you know if i found out anything new

  • r0x0r

    I didn’t get it also

  • Michael Salib

    Egypt..not yet but I flashed it already…maybe it’s called a minor update but so I made a very important change

  • Michael Salib

    Egypt..not yet but I flashed it already…maybe it’s called a minor update but so far it made a very important change..it saves a lot of previously wasted RAMs after ICS update…it improves the performance no doubt…works more smooth…thanks Sony.

  • Steven

    When the update hit Indonesia??? I’m waiting almost 2 weeks but no update yet :(

  • Vaibhav Lalit

    Got an update 6.1.A.2.45 in India

  • kdroid

    thats almost a month old.
    the topic of discussion is concerning 6.1.A.2.50

  • toan

    don’t update from vietnam ?

  • Not available in St.Kitts yet~


    6.1.A.2.50 is available in Kuwait now.

  • Been waiting for this update since I saw this, anyway phone from France in US and nothing!

  • mayna

    pai cred ca la noi in ro va ajunge update-u asta minor cand xperiile din restu lumii vor rula j.b.:))

  • Ali.p

    iran updated
    better save battery
    smooth & faster

  • Razz

    Germany, No Update.

  • Bogs

    Got it! Now on 6.1.A.2.50, i’m from the Philippines

  • xperia p owner

    Where is minor update for XPERIA P for battery life???Please …


    in the UK an still not got 6.1.A.2.45 so don’t think we’ll ever get 6.1.A.2.50 before the end this year. really lost faith in sony and android too…… i may give android another go when i renew my next contract with what ever nexus is new or i’ll end up one of the brain dead apple worshippers and get an iphone. look on the bright side in 10 years there be not more apple as it sue’s and upsets every manufacture and can’t buid any more iphones YEHH can’t wait for that day

  • imran

    Updated just now with 6.1.A.2.50.. Have no idea what was updated.. File size 7.4mb..

  • imran

    From Malaysia:) waiting for JB.. Anyone know when?

  • Mustafa

    Iraq. downloading the update now using PC companion

  • Xavier

    Saudi Arabia, Downloading now and will see what’s new in it

  • Arjuna

    Available in Poland now with Orange

  • Lukeforte1963

    Updated from El Salvador, 2 weeks now, i did notice battery improvements, better dots touching responces.
    Question: Is there any root procedure developed for 6.1.A.2.50. ? I’ve tried a couple from XDA please update. Thx.

  • Already poor support of SONY. No firmware update yet in Czech Republic and JB comming in Q1 2013 :@ LOL SONY

  • KarzeL

    Poland, available from this day.

  • hiba

    lebanon.updated my xperia s

  • Lauren28

    The gallery seems to flicker when browsing.

  • aardvark4design

    Downloaded today in UK on EE. phone slightly faster maybe.

  • Couch

    It’s live.

  • kaanaksoy

    Turkey. It is available but there is no change why:(

  • raz321

    United Kingdom, got it! But can see any changes

  • c_h_u_c_k

    Mumbai, India. Got it yesterday.
    I can’t find any differences, really :P

  • k-droid

    whats your SI number?

  • c_h_u_c_k


  • k-droid

    thanks. 1264-4179
    still no luck.

  • bearcat

    Saudi Arabia update lastnight

  • martin

    Slovakia – 27.10.2012 – i´m gonna install that update right now :)

  • rickiking

    after a month, now it’s here in UAE. Great!

  • Peej

    Cannot seem to separate Ringtone & Notification volume levels :-/

  • Guest from SL

    I bought a new SXS (Sri Lanka), its with 6.1.A.0.452 . I didn’t do any updates yet. Currently it shows 6.1.A.2.50 as available update.

    1) Can I directly move to this latest version from the current?
    2) Does 6.1.A.2.50 version work fine?

  • LuXperia

    I have got the update today (luxembourg). What’s I first noticed that I have always the same firmware number (6.1.A.2.45) even if I am sure I’ve accomplished the updating process. And it took only some few minutes to update. Is it a different update we got here? I didn’t notice any change of the UI

  • josep051

    Friends will buy a xperia S (lt26i) to a friend by amazon waoo and my surprise that came with ICS was strange but so good that came from the factory, now we configure the apn movistar and grabs 3G could be

  • gaz

    and yet here it is, dickwad!

  • rik

    anybody know when the new firmware .50 coming to china.

  • Philippines…i dont know what have hanged…..
    updated 2 minutes ago

  • midmajik

    Does this update wipe all your data, ie….game saves and stuff? Seems .45 didnt which was a surprise. I don’t want to lose my game data. :-( been playing it a year and my island is awesome. Lol.

  • Mohammad

    There’s new ringtone,?

  • Mimrah

    Maldives, Got the update

  • Hushy

    Just got it today, have’nt noticed any major differences yet.T-Mobile UK

  • Malaysia. Still using 6.1.A.2.45.

  • ashwinsreeparnam

    still running on 6.1A.2.45. no update in india I hope xperia
    ion got 6.1E.2.50. update in india

  • Update Failed and Phone didnt start after that.Showing Alert sign while boot. Please Help..

  • Nat

    Nothing in Latvia yet :<< and theres already 6.1.A.2.55 :<<<<

  • Update Falied and Phone dosent boot..Please Help..

  • Update Falied and Phone dosent boot..Please Help…

  • laloworld94

    Im in Mexico with Telcel and I got it…

  • is it available in india

  • omar

    iraq we have it

  • hanan

    i hve updated it in pakistan

  • jemoeder

    The netherlands… A few days ago i got it

  • kim

    I got the update appeard on my notification status, it is almost on week from now. But the build number is different from mine. Should I try it now?

  • yarik

    Rus 02.01.2013

  • ballad

    malaysia no update

  • De


  • Vivekmsa1988

    In India its available

  • michael

    im in Australia and with Telsta and i got it yesterday

  • Baraata

    After this update i have no signal anymore from my provider and can not use the phone anymore.
    Netherlands Simpel(T-Mobile)

  • chrissy

    Updated mine in Saudi, however some important apps like skype, viber and whattsup are not working and mail notifications aren’t coming…. Please do something…

  • Diego

    Hola mariano como hiciste el update? a mi o me deja updatear en argentina, segun Sony Update Service o PCcompanion tengo la ultima actualizacion de sofware, pero en mi telefono tengo la version 6.1a.0.452.

  • Stoneface

    STC Prepaid Sim Cards Fails to register on Xperia SL. Here in Saudi Arabia

  • I have 6.1.A.2.55

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