Tutorial: How to install Jelly Bean on the Sony Xperia S

Tutorial: How to install Jelly Bean on the Sony Xperia S

The Sony Xperia S is supposed to be updated … right now. We are still waiting. Fortunately, there is already a version of Jelly Bean for S, and thanks to DooMLoRD, it is pr-roote. Here's how to install it.

jeally bean xperia s teaser


  • This procedure although based on the official Sony Mobile version carries risks. Neither AndroidPIT nor I can be held responsible for anything.
  • There is normally no loss of data, but make a backup, you never know.
  • This tutorial is for Sony Xperia S LT26i EXCLUSIVELY


Have a custom recovery installed: (Tuto) Install the ClockworkMod (CWM) on the Xperia S

Charge your battery 80% minimum

For info: Tutorial: rooter the Sony Xperia S; Tutorial: unlock the bootloader of your Xperia smartphone


Jelly Bean for Xperia S, pre-root by DooMLoRD


1. Place the rom file downloaded higher on the root of your Xperia S (in no folder)2. Turn off your Xperia S and reboot into recovery mode. To do this, turn on your S and when the Sony logo appears, tap on the screen until you reach the ClockWorkMod recovery

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3. Using the volume keys, select install zip from sd card and confirm with the camera shutter release

jeally bean xperia s mainmenu
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4. Then select choose zip from sdcard, and validate

jeally bean xperia s applyupdate
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5. Finally, get the rom file, either LT26-DooMLoRD-JB-200_prerooted.zip, then validate

jeally bean xperia s filename
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Important!If you get "Error (Status 7)" …

jeally bean xperia s error
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… go back to the main menu using the power button and select mounts and storage, then select unmount / sdcard and unmount / system, if needed. Everything must be like in the photo:

jeally bean xperia s unmount
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6. Go back to the main menu and choose reboot system now

7. After a (long) moment, the system reboots

And here! Welcome to Jelly Bean for your Xperia S:

jelly bean xperia s ss2
The difference in terms of fluidity is simply flagrant / qdl / AndroidPIT
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