Xperia J Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update now rolling out

by XB on 07/03/2013

in Android, Firmware, Xperia J


The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is now making its way to the Sony Xperia J (ST26i). The entry-level handset has seen its firmware updated to version number 11.2.A.0.21 as expected. Like other JB Xperia updates, the kernel has been updated to 3.4.

The Xperia J is the third handset from the 2012 Xperia range to be updated to Jelly Bean. The other ones include the Xperia T/TL (LT30p, LT30at, LT30a) and Xperia V (LT25i). The Sony Xperia TX (LT29i) is due to be updated within the next couple of weeks, with other handsets thereafter.

Via xda-developers.

Thanks Aaron!

  • skoskav

    My heart skipped a beat, then I realised it said J and not S…

  • Moe

    (soon people will be asking)” what about the xperia s? why is sony ignoring the last year flagship?”

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Lol, ahead of P and Go

  • mostafa

    Xperia S??? :S

  • Syed

    Just now happend with me :P

  • Mohamed Al-Ahmad

    Great. YU NO— T->V->J->TX->P->GO->S/SL-ACRO S

  • http://www.whatupgoingon.com Greg Macek

    I too am sad about my XS not getting the update yet, but I will give Sony props for staying true to their communicated timeline for the JB updates per device. Feels like they are doing better at not being late compared to last year.

  • tyasmal

    Can you blame them?

  • Andrew D

    Xperia S is the firs to get it last!
    Oh well,… Xepria S will be getting 4.1 while others are getting 4.2 + Insane.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GregariousGuy Asad Ahmed

    sony will roll out JB update for XS in coming weeks as per its schedule.

  • xperia98

    Why not update the phone like Sony Xperia Neo L Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ?
    :/ :(

  • SonyFan

    xperia s on 30 march
    acro s, ion and sl also on 30march

  • http://www.facebook.com/dark.moyan Đark Moyan

    And Xperia S was 2012 Flagship Too :’(
    How much We Xperia S user have to Wait for JB?

  • Datae Hiroto

    Wtf TX not update why sony wh why

  • Datae Hiroto

    Wtf TX not update why sony wh why

  • Carrasco

    At least you (S, P an Go) are gonna get. Sola users with a dual core processor phone are watching J (sigle core) get the update…

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  • Fahim Faisal

    Great. JB for 512mb single core phone at first. And THEN 1GB ram dual core phones. Alright.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dark.moyan Đark Moyan

    And Xperia S was 2012 Flagship Too :’(
    How much We Xperia S user have to Wait for JB?
    SONY better make up by Fixing Xperia S Problem like Camera/Battery Drain/BRAVIA ENGINE with the JB update or Else they will loose customer.

  • Keon Fraites

    Really?

  • Keon Fraites

    Sammme thing happened too me XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/piwosal Marcin Piwoński

    i don’t think so. 30 march is on saturday, they never rolled any update on saturday or sunday (or did they?). it will be out in like 29.03 or after easter :)

  • Herman

    I had a hypothesis already. :)

  • sabbyy

    I have Xperia T and it has still not updated to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean… what the HELL!!!!!!

  • SonyFan

    here…its armenian language…if you want i can translate it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/piwosal Marcin Piwoński

    if you could translate…

  • Андрей Ходачинский

    F@ck off sony!!! Thank you for JB for sony sola and U)))

  • ales

    I want jely bean on my xperia arc s

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  • Reese

    Any feedback from Xperia J owners yet?

  • ShinOrochiX

    Whats even more stupid is better phones like the Xperia U/Sola are not getting Jelly Bean while the crappier J is :-(

  • ShinOrochiX

    I see what you mean, I also want it on my Live with Walkman. :-(

  • Steve

    no body cares that the S doesn’t have Jellybean yet, Sony said when it will get it, if you din’t like it when they said this why not get a different phone instead of bitching for months. You could have saved the money to buy another phone if you’d put as much effort into earning money for another phone as you did bitching. Idiots.

    Sony still winning

  • Alex Ruiz

    Xperia J, the phone that should never exist.

  • Alex Ruiz

    *A tear runs down my cheek* – Ex Xperia Sola user.

  • roeshak

    I know it feels harsh that the Xperia S got a very raw deal as far as software goes. First, a very doggy ics build that never got better and then the long wait for newer firmware.
    I can’t excuse Sony for the former, it was criminal of Sony to leave the phone languishing on a poor ics build for so long without anything resembling a fix but for the latter, I think the delay must do with the fact that the S and co have a gingerbread style button layout that needs remapping. I think it’s just easier to port the JB build to devices with the ics/jb layout. Task switcher instead of menu button. That’s probably why the ion will be last because it has the added search button.

  • boosook

    Which owners? :-)

  • ymy07

    WTF!!! J before TX!!!

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  • SonyFan

    no problem…i am an armenian ;)

    so lets start: “We provide a very good New : Since 1st February Xperia V, T, TL will recive the new android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Version, after that From 19th February Xperia TX, J, Go, P, from 9th March Ion,Acro S, from 30th March Xperia S, SL : Congratulation to all, without Neo L, U, Sola, miro, tipo Smartphone owner:”

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  • Nico

    I just updated my J.
    So far I do not see a lot of changes, just a few minor tweaks in the top bar.

    Although I am under the impression some things are a bit less smooth then before.
    Checking images with the image viewer for example.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Vahanidiana Nersesyan Vahan

    my fellow :)

  • Anas

    same here

  • malih

    2011 Xperia phones got early ICS, but if you look at the ICS on 2011 phones compared to 2012 phones, they are so much different, 2011 Xperia ICS feels like beta version.

    It seems like this is happening once again, Xperia J JB is beta version, and the more high-end phones gets the better more complete version later.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shehab.khaled.9 Shehab Khaled

    any feedback from xperia j owners any screenshots or a video o.O

  • Richard Steve

    Yes, I want this as well..

  • afrowner

    hey guys jelly bean is out now for xperia j… upgrade thru pc companion

  • Richard Steve

    Oh and it would be good if someone told us if we get Google Now with this one + sony updated media apps + new launcher? Or is it all the same? :(

  • droooooom

    Well my pc companion says I already have the latest version….. (I’m on 4.0.4)

  • Reese

    LESS smooth? Is that possible on the J?

  • http://www.facebook.com/shehab.khaled.9 Shehab Khaled

    what about some screenshots or a video about the new firmware

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  • http://twitter.com/gregmcph Greg McPherson

    Sony pulls another Scrabble tile out of the bag… “J. 8 points.”
    Eventually they’ll get to the end of the game with only a T and an X left.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohammedzmn5 Mohammed Zaman

    What about Xperia P???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1315936629 Tedyeka Setiadi

    waiting for Xperia Acro S

  • http://www.facebook.com/shehab.khaled.9 Shehab Khaled

    what about xperia s ????

  • dev29

    in xda forum xperia j users says that the update doesnt contain the new launcher, nor the lockscreen, nor google now, no phone´s white skin, and more, what a waste of time from sony,im a xperia s user, and i bet the the xperia s share is bigger than p+j+ion+sl+acro s together

  • ardi setiyawan

    sola why not.????????? I hate this!!!!!!!!!

  • hans

    Any chance this ROM be ported to Xperia 2011 devices??

  • hans

    if XDA devs can port the ROM (since the same foundation in it) then yeah bring it on Xperia J :) I understand that Sony feels that Xperia 2011 won’t be supported that much, if they still support it, i imagine what would be the cost and the human resource needed for it. So here’s to XDA devs, who saves our life on ROM at the time ;)

  • mbinx

    19 feb for xperia p,go? they haven’t got it. it’s march now ,are you sure this is right?

  • Reese

    According to Sony its because the Sola’s GPU utilizes an enormous amount of RAM and would run terribly on Jelly Bean. Kinda tough to swallow that its possible to have worse RAM management than the Sola’s current ICS build…50 to 70mb free if youre lucky.

  • http://twitter.com/EthanVito Salvatore Costa

    I’m waiting for Xperia go

  • http://www.facebook.com/bendl2012 Ben DL

    Not sure have Google Now or not,some of them say no.

    No Media Apps Updated,Launcher same as default.

    Just add battery percentage ( can switch on or off)
    Xperia JB Status Bar

    Others remain same

    No Jelly Bean Feel :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/bendl2012 Ben DL

    Mind to post some screenshots?

  • Sam

    Sony has failed terribly with updates, Sony needs some serious coaching from Samsung.

  • MyLive

    so let’s wait for a couple weeks or month to hear comment from J users how JB will perform in single core n 512mb ram..

  • Carlo

    This is why the Xperia S, will be my last Sony. I doubt Google would release a Nexus device from them, if they did I might reconsider. Sony, has done it time and again. Users buy their premium handsets, and a year later they are ignored, while preference is given to even the lowest models for software updates. Great job! Seriously, the S has an amazing camera and screen, but looking at this, even Apple way better at you guys, that too using your camera sensor. . .

  • Carlo

    Sony is such a company, where they could change their statement at the last minute. Xperia S Owners, keep your fingers crossed…. hope for the best. Sony is bound to screw up

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  • Xperia S Android 4.1.2 Jelly B

    WTF ?? SONY Xperia S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean where????????????

  • Dil2abu

    Even Xperia Tipo is going to get 4.1.. Why not U,Sola ??

    http://www.themobileindian.com/news/11103_Sony-Xperia-Tipo-to-get-Android-4.1-update-in-a-month

    I am a Xperia P owner so I will get any how..

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  • aleš

    if Sony will not upgrade xperia arc s to jelly bean soon then I will buy samsung or HTC next time – at the end of this year or maybe sooner… I paid 400 euro for xperia arc s less then one year ago and i expect that this phone will have newset program update.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GeorgeMikeHarvardStandford 진지림

    When is my Xperia TX get update firmware version?Please Give a release Date….

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  • http://www.facebook.com/xSeik Igor Vinogradov

    I think, Xperia S/SL will go with Ion and Acro S because they have same specs.

  • metalhead

    sony already that the xperia tipo won’t be getting jelly bean and ics is the last major update for the tipo so other then any other websites that claim the xperia tipo to get jelly bean is false and not official

  • paul4id

    Would be interested to see how this performs. Sony’s excuse for not upgrading the 2011 Xperias was that they were underpowered, yet are more powerful than Xperia J.

    The thing that annoys me most about ICS on my Xperia Pro though is just how buggy it is, and how incredibly unresponsive the keyboard has become when compared to Gingerbread.

  • http://www.facebook.com/csongi01 Takács Csongor

    Does anyone know if it’s available for Orange branded Xperia J’s in Romania? Warranty and service is shitty as it is…cba to unlock/root

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  • sony_forever

    I own a J n a S- JB on the J is a lot smoother, Google now is there as Google search, Games like Angry Birds run pretty smooth n lagfree( unlike on ics where they used to lag like hell). I used to hate the J when it was on ICS but now im feel its awesome- just the right size and it runs pretty anything

  • sony_forever

    Thts because J needed an update the most- since it used to lag like hell on ICS

  • Nino1701

    What about xperia p???What does it say about when jellybean will be ouz for xperia p?Thanx

  • Painstock

    Update rocks lag is gone works fine better than ics to say the least.

  • Peter Vanev

    Hi!
    I just check via PC Companion ( Xperia J ), but there is no JB. Don`t know did the coutry or region metter? I`m in Bulgaria and in our Andoird forum couple of guys, living in Germany, said that they received the update for Xperia J.
    Thanks in advance.

  • Painstock

    Satisfied with the update. Lag is gone. Everything else is almost the same.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jumbo3220 Sanjaya Kanishka

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5INeNbG3cM Here’s the hands on video..but not in English.

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  • Coollead

    Yet again, I’m sorry Mr. Xperia Blog. The users of this site do not deserve you. What awful, whiny brats. I hope they get JB on their Xperia S and it bricks their phones. Every single one of them.

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  • dipesh

    i have a sony xperia u. how to upgrade in 4.1 jelly bean?????

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  • Markac

    Every time there’s any sort of update update listed on this site, you get a whole bunch of Xperia S owners complaining that they should have got an update. It’s getting a little pathetic folks. I’m sure Sony is doing it’s best with the updates and possibly doing the easiest phones first? If the Xperia S got the first update and it was full of bugs, we’d hear even more complaints from you lot. I’m an Xperia P owner and I’m happy to wait my turn. Later in the year when there’s an even more important update to Android 5, try not to bitch so much or you won’t deserve a slice of Key Lime Pie!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bhushan2k Bhushan Shirwalkar

    Others means which phones? All 2012 xperias getting 4.1.2..

  • ulli_for

    At last someone is out there! I really hate all those folks who mess up the Xperia J blogs with their complaints. It is almost impossible to find any Xperia J related posts. Why the heck don’t they complain in the blogs related to their phones instead of messing up this one? Or even better go to Sony and complain there…

  • 2sfhim

    And what about Xperia Ray??? I’m still with 2.3.4, it’s a SHAME ! There is no update for Orange phones….

  • Chowox Chaxep

    Ringtone on my J not work after update from ICS to JB…

  • paul

    How Looooonnnnnggggggg the firmware of the xperia tx lt29i??? When? MARCH 2014?? Too slow for update!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lsd23893 Lakshay Dhiman

    translate it dude…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/lsd23893 Lakshay Dhiman

    hey dude why one year ago u buy the arc s…one year ago they had the xperia s , p….so why u did’nt buy them..

  • SonyFan

    i translated it already…scroll little bit down…
    “no problem…i am an armenian ;)
    so lets start: “We provide a very good news : Since 1st February Xperia V, T, TL will recive the new android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Version, after that From 19th February Xperia TX, J, Go, P, from 9th March Ion,Acro S, from 30th March Xperia S, SL : Congratulation to all, without Neo L, U, Sola, miro, tipo Smartphone owner:”"

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  • gaborgabor

    What is about Device Encryption? Does J support it with JB?

  • goanga

    i wait to update too.. i hope it will be soon :(

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  • Saady

    Asad Ahmed where the hell is the update for Xperia P ?? :-/

  • Saady

    Where is the update for Xperia P?

  • http://www.facebook.com/GregariousGuy Asad Ahmed

    end of march saad bhai :)

  • jhav999

    When will xperia p get update

  • jhav999

    ??!!!

  • roobs

    if samsung could push out jelly bean on their old flagship, the S2..what the hell could be the reason that sony is delaying this update on the xperia s??

  • ichigo

    me too so slow on update and im too eagar to have it

  • sokhim

    how to update xperia j to 4.1.2 and how to download ROM 4.1.2 xperia j?

  • silviu23

    I have Xperia J and PC companion says that my device is up to date…which is not, ’cause I have 4.0.1. Probably Eastern Europe or maybe Vodafone will rolling out after 4-5 weeks from official release, so I have to wait further

  • ali

    Hi I got the Eternity phone, but it was destroyed and another WiFi network search does What should I do please help me please

  • Yumiee96

    They say update for Xperia Go was in end of March 2013… But now it’s already 11 April?!
    I’m happy with my CM9 ROM on my XGO than stock ROM dick

  • sina sarhadi

    I upgrade my xperia j to 4.1.2 ,but WiFi no detected any access point.

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  • Alex

    My phone still’s not updated

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