Xperia Jelly Bean Messaging app ported to ICS handsets

by XB on 4th February 2013

in Android, Tips & Tricks

If you fancy trying out the new Messaging Jelly Bean app found in the latest Xperia update, then you can now try it yourself. The apk has leaked and will work on both rooted and non-rooted Xperia devices running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Most people trying the new app report 100% success in getting it to work. You can find more details here and download the apk here.

Thanks Nabendu!

  • Ryan G

    Nice !

  • There’s no link

  • So… my Xperia S is not rooted, so it will work? Right? :)

  • Keon Fraites

    Yep. It works on non-rooted

  • fungerar fint på xperia U

  • ark gt

    How can i download the apk?

  • XperiaJunkie85

    Can XperiaBlog blog post a link to the download please as I can’t I can’t find it cheers.

  • innocentbaba88

    Me too. I have xperia T haveny get update:((((((

  • innocentbaba88

    Where is it?

  • jay Droid

    navigate to the first page of the thread

  • adsada_arc

    you people are laaaaaazy! :P

  • metalhead

    Apart from this and the new home screen is their any other new features that will work on the Xperia u and I’m running ics

  • Norio24
  • On the XDA developers forum, there’s also the Xperia Jelly Bean Dialer app port too but it has a warning message regarding the app.

  • ProWeirdo

    Worth it? Or just it’s less dark and more white? Some new options, or just new color?

  • metalhead

    Is that for un-rooted phones

  • innocentbaba88

    Haahh yes

  • innocentbaba88

    Its awesome…..but still wating for my xperia T to get jelly bean:((((((

  • yes! :D it´s amazing! :D but the eyes of the smile are bigger hahaha . is like a –

  • Keon Fraites

    Read the last 4 words in the blog o.o Pretty self explanatory.

  • Keon Fraites

    Read the last 4 words in the blog

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    It’s only WHITE? What a hell ?

  • M Usman

    Wish someone would provide us with a system dump but then again I wonder if it’ll kill the fun of waiting lol

  • John-Mark Christmas

    How does this one improve on the current ICS Messaging app?

  • KRISHam

    The messaging app is quite speedy on my xperia mini pro

  • MyLive

    So.. If I install this and want to revert back to default ICS could I just do the factoy reset? How to back up original ICS messaging apk? Sorry for being noobs.. Coz I haven’t root my phone also..

  • MyLive

    oops.. sorry.. just read we just have to uninstall it if we want to revert back..

  • Pavel

    OMG!White phone and sms it is Suck!!!So iphonishshsh!!!!

  • Pavel

    I am not gonna update my TX to JB because of this!!)

  • This is so much better than the ICS Xperia messaging app. MUCH more smooth. Also got rid of the lag my TL had when opening a message from the lock screen :) Can’t wait for the JB update :)

  • BlaZe TK

    WOW ! Looks cool on Xperia U :) Wish the dail pad is also ported :) gr8 job guys at XDA

  • Coollead

    Seriously dude? Get a life.

  • Garry

    kuddos….works like charm on XU

  • Jan

    Summ new kolors. Earlier messages were shown on opposite sides. now there are on one side, it makes it less readable. there are blue green purple etc but overall its WHITE. Opposite sides were better for reading. but as always you can accustom. or choose other..;)

  • amsaKANNA C

    super fast

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  • Tanmoy

    I am having a MIRO(non-rooted stock rom)
    while installing “application not installed” has been appeared.
    “An existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed”
    what to do guys.
    help me out please.

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  • Radu Dan Chereches

    Works on my Xperia S

  • Theme doesn’t change. x(

  • Thanks dude i’m using it now :)

  • ZXperiaEthio-Fan

    It worked flawlessly on Xperia P. Thanks !

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  • Hedrick

    This isn’t the jelly bean messaging app because they stopped using contact pictures for each message in a conversation since ICS. Also note jelly bean was primarily a performance improvement with some feature enhancements. The messaging application remains the same in Jelly Bean.

  • ssuet

    When I use ‘share my location’ option, it crashes!! Any update for that?

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