Sony Xperia Tipo gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update


Please Read – The Source mentioned at the footer turned out to be not real. XPeria Tipo hasn’t received any Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update. Sorry for the trouble but your Xperia Tipo and Tipo Dual are seeding the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update via PC Companion tool.

A lot many devices are seen seeding Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Yesterday it happen to be HTC One SVGalaxy Grand with minor update and today it turned out to be a surprise with Sony Mobiles coming to picture. Earlier today XPeria J was updated with Android 4.1 and we see Xperia Tipo also seeding with this update. Also AT&T Sony XPeria TL got this update as well with host of new features included.

Sony has delivered Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to Xperia Tipo smartphone. Even though Xperia Tipo is an entry level smartphone available just over $200. Apparently it looks like that Sony Mobiles have setup an exclusive mindset to deliver updates to their Android phones quite often. Commenting on this update, Sony Mobiles representatives say that they have achieved expected sales about this device and it’s a big hit for them. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update planned about a month ago and today is the day to deliver this update.

Sony Xperia Tipo

Importantly this update will bring the Google Now integration and Project Butter as the important features added to Jelly Bean. Moreover Sony has added features like Music app, Sony live Mobile TV app bundled along with this update.

Via Sony PC Companion

As of now this update is been rolled out via Sony PC Companion. So you need to connect your phone using the USB cable to the PC.XPeria Tipo Update

Via Over the Air Update

This update is right now not available via Over the Air download. It will  be available without any statement from Sony Mobiles, so keep tracing this step mentioned here. To get this update on your phone go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check Now and you will be connected to Sony servers. Once you get a reply from Sony, you need to tap on Download and then Install after few seconds. Your phone would be restarted automatically once this update is installed. You can confirm the update by going through Menu > Settings > About Phone and check the Android version over there. You will see that its Android 4.1.1.

If you have this smartphone, then do let us know how do you feel once you are updated with the latest Android 4.1.1.

Tip: As the John Santosh in comments says “I got the jelly bean update for Tipo Dual via PC companion. i set my location to us but I am in India.” Set your location to US and see changes.

For Your Information: I have been receiving a lot of comments on this blog post saying their phone is not seeding update or this update is not real. This update is been rolled out in experimental basis although it might be available officially in some countries.

Source, XDA Developers Forum

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  • Red Evil

    Did’nt update :(

  • rachit011

    Unable to update via PC Companion as well as Over the air. Can you help?

  • JineshKJayamohanan

    Guys its just a firmware update and not a Jelly Bean Update. Anyone having queries can directly mail to support centre of Sony and make a inquiry.

  • smarttipo

    The only change updated is a new sms counter  in settings and no changes in camera :(

  • smarttipo

    I updated my tipo it is working perfectly now , but when i check my android version it is still 4.0.4 and not 4.1 , can any1 explain what went wrong

    • k2point0

      smarttipo That is the latest version. Not Android 4.0.4

      • smarttipo

        k2point0 , i guess there aint any jelly bean update yet for tipo , its just a software  update, the signature of the update was 11.0.A.4.27   ( Build number ) , u ll get a new sms counter tats it

  • trotters

    hi I got a notification that a software update is available for tipo from Sony ,but while I checked settings it is available through pc companoin,hw I do that ,pls help

  • minusSeven

    SORRY for the confusion seems like its not jelly bean after all. An update is available on PC Companion but not jellybean . Its for version number 4.04 build number 11.0.A.6.8 . During the update it did show the version number just mentioned the build number so i assumed its jellybean .

    • k2point0

      minusSeven Yes, Correct!

    • smarttipo

      minusSeven ya true !!! will we ever get an official JB update !!!

  • MohanRaja

     Hi minusSeven, Are you sure it is jelly bean? Have you checked the version under “About Phone”? If so please provide us the version number.

  • tazzy70009

    minusSeven plzzzzz give screenshots coz i also hv tipo

  • tazzy70009

    minusSeven plzzzz give some screenshots

  • john santhosh

    I got the jelly bean update for tipo dual via pc companian. i set my location to us but im in india.

    • Karshim Kanwar

      That’s interesting!

    • Dr S

      screeshots please ?

  • mayank

    the updates are not available via pc companion…can u plz send me the direct update link?

  • PhilA

    Of course, Sony say the complete opposite:
    “The decision has been taken not to upgrade Xperia U, Xperia miro, Xperia tipo, and Xperia sola beyond Android 4.0.”

    • Karshim Kanwar

      For your information, I have mentioned the other links which also confirms that Xperia Tipo update is rolling out!

      • tanmay

        i am from india is the update available on pc companion. i have single sim tipo.

        • Karshim Kanwar

          Thanks Tanmay for the confirmation about this update!

        • Dr S

          Can you give us some screenshots ?

        • Bhargav

          Can you provide a screenshot?

          • Karshim Kanwar

            Please Read – The Source mentioned at the footer turned out to be not real. XPeria Tipo hasn’t received any Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update. Sorry for the trouble.

  • amashaym

    wow this is great news! exicted!

  • Dhaval

    Trying to update but they didn’t show that there is any update for sony Xperia Tipo dual sim

    • Karshim Kanwar

      Have you tried updating with Sony PC Companion tool by connecting your phone with PC.

  • Bhargav

    Please provide me the firmware update files if anyone get…

  • Bhargav

    Are you sure sir???
    That xperia tipo is getting a jellybean update?
    And that also today…
    Are these rumors or official sony report?

    • Karshim Kanwar

      Yes, its available via Sony PC Companion tool!

  • Bhargav

    Is today (March 8,2013) is the day for xperia tipo to get update???
    Please reply……

    • Karshim Kanwar

      Check it by Sony PC Companion tool!

  • MohanRaja

    @john santhosh 
    Hi john. I think this is fake. Can show us like screen shot with version number in your tipo phone. If it is real means, tell us how you have update. I have tries. But for me only firmware update they have given.

  • MohanRaja

    @john santhosh

    The version in which above screenshot is for Ice Cream Sandwith only. Please refer following link once.

  • ChitrankGupta

    @john santhosh how you set your location to US ?

  • JineshKJayamohanan

    @john santhosh due u think v all here are dumb????? Connecting your device through PC Companion direclty detects your location and other detials through IMEI directly…….U dumb,……

  • sriram036

    @Karshim Kanwar how can i update my sony xperia tipo st21i as jelly bean4.1 please reply to my email([email protected])

  • sriram036

    if u have that 4.1 jellybean up date file sent to my mail id i can install it my id is ([email protected]

  • Karshim Kanwar

    Please Set country to US in PC Companion tool and then try to update your phone. Let me know what happens!