How to Flash Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 World-India ftf file

Posted on Jun 20 2013 - 2:26pm by Anurag Kumar

Sony released Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware officially for Xperia S LT26i, Xperia SL LT26ii and Xperia Acro S LT26w on 11 June, 10 days later when the first build of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 launched for above three handsets. As told by sources, Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware didn’t land world-wide.

[ Update ] – 26 August

Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Rolled NOW – Major Update fixed 1080p HD Video Lag, Volume Up button bug.

For Indian Users :- Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware was reported by many users in India, but Xperia SL LT26ii users still haven’t got the official notification via PC Companion or SUS. We have been receiving mails since it’s launch and we have not seen a single Xperia SL LT26ii user in India who has got the notification.  Now we have brought a solution for Xperia SL LT26ii Indian users :)

Note :- Type *#*#7378423#*#* and then go to “Service Info” > “Software Info” and check file system version. For India users it must be like “WORLD_6.2.B.0.211In India normally Brand – World firmware is updated. If it is then you can update by following our manual flashing guide.

Flashing ftf file is 100% Safe :) Very easy to do…Works on both Unlocked as well as Locked Bootloaders. Warranty is not void :) No need of Rooting.

Warning

XperiGuide.com will not be responsible for any damage happened to your phone.

What’s the Catch ?

  • STEP 1 – We will flash the brand – WORLD ftf file on our Xperia SL LT26ii by Flashtool.
  • STEP 2 – After rebooting/flashing, Performing Factory Reset on the phone ( Wiping all SD card also ) – MUST Step
  • STEP 3 – Now we will connect the phone to SUS or PCC, and will repair our Software again. If we will do this, it means now Officially via Sony service we are getting the latest Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware. ( As we have already 6.2.B.0.211 installed on our phone and now PCC or SUS will show that latest software already installed it means 6.2.B.0.211 already installed and we can now repair it again :P )

Prerequisites 

Backing Up full Phone Data

  • Connect your phone to PCC and back up full data as we will be doing Factroy Reset and we will need to restore the content.

Downloading Firmware ftf file

  • Download Xperia SL LT26ii Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware, Brand – WORLD ftf file from given below link.

Download xperia sl (lt26ii)_6.2.b.0.211_world.ftf I 509 MB

  • Download Xperia S LT26i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware, Brand – WORLD ftf file from given below link.

Download Xperia S [LT26i]_6.2.B.0.211_World Generic.ftf I 508 MB

Downloading and Installing FLASHTOOL

  • Download Xperia FlashTool from given below link. Install it on your PC. Install it in location “C:/Flashtool

Download flashtool-0.9.10.2beta6-windows.exe

Windows Version 0.9.10.2 Beta 6

Changing Phone settings

  • Enable “USB Debugging” on phone, Go to Settings > Developer Option >Enable USB debugging.
  • Enable “Unknown Sources” on phone, Go to Settings >Security > Enable Unknown sources.

Manual Flashing Tutorial Guide for any Xperia Handset – NOOB’S Guide

Below mentioned tutorial works for any Xperia 2012, 2013 handset. Just perform the below steps for your Phone. We have described the tutorial using “Xperia SL LT26ii”.

Installing Drivers for Xperia SL LT26ii

  • We must install drivers for our phone. As we are updating Xperia SL LT26ii so after installing Flashtool on your computer, go to “C:\Flashtool\drivers” and click on “Flashtool-drivers application”.  
  • Install the Driver for Xperia SL LT26ii by choosing from the option “Select Components to install”. Check the mark for “Xperia SL Driver”. Click on “Install” option.

Installing Xperia SL LT26ii driver for  6.2.B.0.211 firmware

  • Wait till Xperia SL LT26ii drivers are installing on your PC. As soon as drivers are installed. Click on “Finish”.

Installing Xperia SL LT26ii driver for  6.2.B.0.211  Jelly Bean firmware

Placing firmware ftf file on Flashtool folder

  • After downloading the above firmware ftf file, Copy the ftf file downloaded above in folder “C:\Flashtool\firmwares“.

Open Flashtool

  • Click on “FlashTool” application in folder “C:\Flashtool” and run it as admin.

Launching FlashTool for flashing 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean firmware on Xperia SL LT26ii

  • Click on “Black Lightning Bolt” icon on the top left corner of the FlashTool window and then a pop up box appears as shown below. Choose option “Flashmode” and then click “Ok”.

FlashMode option in Launching FlashTool for flashing 6.2.B.0.211 Jelly Bean firmware on Xperia SL LT26ii

Choosing Firmware to Flash

  • You will see a screen as shown below now after entering into Flashmode. Now in the left side box, you will see your downloaded firmware listed which you placed in “C:\Flashtool\firmwares“. 

Choosing firmware for flashing  6.2.B.0.211  Jelly Bean firmware in Xperia SL Lt26ii

  • Now we will choose our firmware. Select the firmware “6.2.B.0.211″ from the list on left side box and click on it. You will see the content of ftf files listed in the “Content”  section. Under “Wipe” section make sure you check the boxes of “DATA, CACHE, APPSLOG”. You chosen option screen must look similar to as shown below.

Choosing firmware for flashing  6.2.B.0.211  Jelly Bean firmware in Xperia SL

Start FLASHING

  • Click on “Flash” Button, now FlashTool will prepare files for flashing and you will see a screen as shown below.

Prepare flashing  6.2.B.0.211  Jelly Bean firmware in Xperia SL Lt26ii

Connecting Phone to PC

  • Now as soon as your see onscreen instruction asking you to connect your phone to PC, Switch off your Phone. Connect USB cable to PC and now pressing “volume down” button on phone insert cable in phone. Now you will see your phone detected by system as green LED lights up.

Conencting Phone Xperia SL LT26ii for flashing 6.2.B.0.211 fimrware

Flashing Starts…

  • As soon as your phone is connected in flashing mode, flashing process begins as shown below. Do not do anything now. FlashTool will flash the required files on your Xperia SL. As when flashing is finished you will see the notification on screen. Check screenshots below…

How to Flash Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 World-India ftf

Flash Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 World-India ftf file

After Flashing 

As you see on screen the message “ending flash session, Flashing finished”. Disconnect your phone from PC. Reboot your phone now, the first reboot after flashing the  Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ftf file will take a little bit time. Do not panic. Keep calm phone will start after some Sony animations :P

Must Step to Do after Flashing

As soon as your phone reboots, go to “Settings > Back up and Restore > Factory Reset > Check mark option “erase all data on SD card” > Now Factory reset your phone. As soon done, your phone will boot up itself and now a fresh installation has been taken. 

Why Factory reset ?

Factory reset will give you a fresh installation of  Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware and it solved our Wi-Fi issue :) So it’s a worth doing step…

After Factory resetting ? Updating Officially via SUS or PCC Method

If you want to be 100% sure of the original firmware on your phone depending upon your region ( Ours is INDIA ), you can now update or repair your phone’ software via PC Companion or SUS. It will give you a fresh installation of  Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware as per your region deployed by Sony. ( We did this step and it’s worth ). In this way your phone will be officially updated via PCC or SUS.

If you don’t want to do above step then after factory resetting, just back up your content via PC Companion. You will be able to receive any future updates via PCC or SUS , no issues regarding this… 

Now your Xperia SL LT26ii must be running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware 

Xperia SL LT26ii Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware details INDIA

  • Phone Model Number – Xperia SL LT26ii (AAD-3880120-CV)
  • Frequency Bands Supported - GSM: 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS FDD: Band I/Band II/Band V/Band VIII
  • Android Version – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Baseband version – 8660-AAABQOLYM-314010-35
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0+
  • Build Number - 6.2.B.0.211 firmware.

Changelog / Bugs after updating to Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ?

  • 1080p video capture still lags.
  • 2G data slow issue.
  • Battery drain issue at 2x speed but it is expected to stabilize as after 1 week.
  • Wi-Fi issue fixed after factory resetting.

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It’s a worth update and you can now update to Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware :) Give it a try once ;)

Please in the comment section post your reviews regarding Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware on your phone and if you face any troubles in updating to your phone do let us know in comments we will help your out…

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45 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Radha June 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Well great idea to update officially XSL via PCC in India…
    thanks :)

  2. Mahesh June 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    very good flashing tutorial anurag :)
    Appreciate your hard work…

  3. Rahul June 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Updating my XSL…downloading link is a bit slow….will report back as soon updated.

  4. Ritu June 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Your method is such a relief for XSL users :)

  5. Mani June 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    For a noob like me, you made flashing so easy…updating my XSL.

  6. Kamood June 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Ok i am following your steps now….Can you also post XS World ftf file…i have not got notification for XS yet…

  7. Mamta June 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this….Now i can update my XSL

  8. Bhalu June 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    It’s working guys…Recommended method to update XSL….Best flashing guide posted yet..

  9. Kullu June 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Wi-Fi fixed for you after factory resetting :O Let me try this also…

  10. Naro June 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    was looking for it a long time…My xperia SL is on Jb .200…now will try your guide :)

  11. ayesha June 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    what about bugs in JB .211…battery drain issue ?

  12. Mani kandan June 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Thank u for easy tutorial to flash xsl

  13. shiva June 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    World brand is used for India uses in Xperia Jelly Bean ?

  14. Steve June 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Can I from Germany update this ftf file on my XSL ?

  15. Sita June 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    100% working, file downloading…great idea…should we use SUS or PCC while re-installing again ?

  16. Kittu June 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Great tutorial :) thanks anurag.

  17. Ram June 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Don’t wait guys, update via this method…

  18. Naeel June 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    aaaaaaaaahhhh , all the problems u have mentioned still exists with the wifi issue after factory reset (cannot connect to any WLAN until i put the device into airplane mode) … my region is Syria and i’m waiting for a new update from Sony …. thanks alot of your method …

    • Anurag Kumar June 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      yes we know there are some issues with W-Fi service in Syria…Sony has been notified for this and we hope this bug should be updated in next update rolling between 8-14July…so wait till :)

      Our Wi-Fi is working great here in India :)

  19. sgadkari June 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Hey Anurag,

    Thank you very much for all your help.. You just made my day!!

  20. MAROOF June 27, 2013 at 11:34 am - Reply

    THANKS for THIS TUTORIAL :)

  21. jitu July 11, 2013 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    hey are those problems really solved !!

  22. Rodri July 13, 2013 at 1:19 am - Reply

    I purchased Xperia SL & I was able to see the options in camera setting i.e. 3D sweep panaroma, Multi Angle Panaroma & Sweep Panaroma, Smile Detection etc. I upgraded to Jelly Beans software & I am only able to see Sweep Pamaroma & other options have gone. I dont know if this is caused due to Jelly beans update or any thing other.

    • Anurag Kumar July 13, 2013 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Sony removed those features from jelly bean.

  23. Nithin July 15, 2013 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Hi Anurag,

    When iam trying to Flash my Xperia S to the the latest firmware : JB 211, iam getting error as
    ( Device connected with USB debugging off for 2011 devices line, be sure you are not in MTP mode)
    but the debugging is ON , can any one plz help.

    Thank You.

  24. Ashfaq July 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Anurag,

    M trying to download the ftf for Xperia SL from yesterday, but somehow, its not downloading from 4shared.com. It starts but stops in between only. Do you have any other link where the SL ftf for JB211 is posted..??

    Thanks and Regards,
    Ashfaq..

  25. Mandar July 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Hi Anurag,
    I tried the steps as above to flash my xperia S from 200 to 211 however when I connect my phone to the laptop I get the following error:

    8/047/2013 15:47:52 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    28/047/2013 15:47:59 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    28/048/2013 15:48:43 – INFO – Device disconnected
    28/048/2013 15:48:53 – INFO – Device connected with USB debugging off
    28/048/2013 15:48:53 – INFO – For 2011 devices line, be sure you are not in MTP mode

    I have turned on the USB Debugging on my phone. Can you please help?

  26. jitu July 28, 2013 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I too am facing the same problem

  27. akash gupta August 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    when i input *#*#7378423#*#* in my keypad and go to the service info

    it shows WORLD_6.2.B.0.200

    which means my world file is also not upgraded
    so can i still flash my phone? :O

    • Anurag Kumar August 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      yes you can flash your phone. Download the ftf file from above link and flash it.

  28. Abid Kibria October 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    when i input *#*#7378423#*#* in my keypad and go to the service info

    it shows WORLD_6.2.B.1.96

    Can i still flash my phone with this method?

    • Anurag Kumar October 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm - Reply

      Yes you can world file download link mentioned below

      • Abid Kibria October 20, 2013 at 9:11 pm - Reply

        Cant see the link…. is this file as 211?

  29. hemant January 26, 2014 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Hi.. can i flash my xperia sola with Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware, mentioned above for S & SL ?

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