Xperia S users – download ICS now; FTF file now available

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Sony Mobile stuck to its word and has today released Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich to Xperia S owners. This is the first 2012 Xperia handset to be updated to Android 4.0 and finally fulfils the potential of the handset that first hit the market inMarch 2012. As with all Xperia updates it can be a painful process waiting for your particular country/carrier version to be available. However, if you don’t mind taking matters into your own hands then you can download the update today.
The FTF file of the Generic Swiss update (SI: 1257-3740] has just been released. The update will upgrade your firmware build to 6.1.A.0.452 as expected and kernel version 3.0.8. We’ve detailed previously how you can use the FTF file and FlashTool to flash this stock firmware safely onto your handset. Get all of the necessary download links and instructions below.

Xperia S Android 4.0.4 download links

For FlashTool, download and install the v0.8.0.0 full version, before you apply the v0.8.6.0 update.
FlashTool Windows Edition – v0.8.0.0
Update: Windows Edition – v0.8.6.0
Generic Swiss ICS Xperia S firmware
Download the Generic Swiss ICS Xperia S firmware from here (335MB) and extract the files usingWinRar. This is firmware version 6.1.A.0.452 which will update your Xperia S to Android 4.0.4.
FlashTool Guide
We previously outlined how Sony Xperia arc S owners could update to Android 4.0 ICS. The principles for the Xperia S remain the same – just make sure you download the above files and then follow the same instructions
Note: The linked tutorial does not require you to root your Sony Xperia S and it does not require you to unlock your bootloader.


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