We first saw an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware leak for the Xperia S (LT26i) over two months ago. That particular build was running firmware version 6.2.B.0.68. Well DooMLoRD from xda-developers has just leaked a newer build (version number 6.2.B.0.197) which he claims is “fully working”.
Once again, this firmware was meant for developer (brown) handsets, but DooMLoRD has managed to boot it onto consumer (red) devices. He says this new firmware was built just two days ago and highlights that Sony’s dev team are hard at work trying to get this firmware out of the door.
Apparently, pretty much everything tested works so far, which may encourage a number of you to use it as a daily driver. If you want to download this you’ll need to have an Xperia S with an unlocked bootloader running the latest stock ROM (6.1.A.2.55). Further information can be found at xda. You can check out some screenshots of this new build below.
Thanks DooMLoRD and all others that sent this in!