Stock Jelly Bean firmware ported to Xperia U

by XB on 28th April 2013

in Android, Firmware, Xperia U

Xperia U JB portThe whizz kids over at xda-developers are at it again. They have managed to port the stock Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware to the Xperia U (ST25). XDA member munjeni managed to create a customised kernel for the handset, whilst lee480 has put the ROM together. It only works for Xperia U handsets with unlocked bootloaders. The ROM can be installed by recovery along with the kernel.

However, the ROM is not intended for daily use at this stage with a number of bugs including a non-working camera and LED bar, rotational problems, buggy capacitive buttons and severe battery drain. However, it’s early days yet and as Sony has not earmarked the Xperia U to receive an official Jelly Bean update, let’s hope it’s not too long before we see a stable JB port.

Xperia U JB port

Via xda-developers.

Thanks Aaron and Ben!

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