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#1 kiddingguy

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 16:03

What do you guys think given this thread and posts....?

I own an Xperia sola and for me there is also no ICS update yet.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 19:03

Yes, it has been released for a while now (two weeks?), even in my end of the world, so .nl must definitely have it. It's not being pushed as an OTA. Search for one using PC Companion. Also, my collegues testify that a clean install is preferable, otherwise it's acting strangely. But hey - that's Android for you.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 19:30

My Xperia S has had ICS since just after I bought it June ish so....

Also Xperia S and Xperia Sola are not the same phone.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 19:33

I have Android 2.3, but it's still stating via PC Companion that I have the latest software (which is not true).
Maybe a slow rollout of this piece of software?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 19:36

i have never used the official updates - was using a custom ICS rooted rom on my phone, and now im using CyanogenMod 10 which is basically Jelly Bean with a completely reworked UI...

#6 Ambroos

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 19:41

@Kiddingguy, might want to take a look at the topics on Tweakers.net.

Rollout of an update always takes a while. You can expect most kits to have received an update around two months after the start of the rollout. This is the case for several reasons (carrier and government approvals, local app additions, ...) and there's not much you can do about it.

However, if you can find a .ftf file (check XDA-developers) for the update you can just flash it without risk, without unlocking anything and without losing any data using Flashtool (a reverse-engineered Sony Update Service).

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 19:49

That's one more reason to take a stab at clean install ( http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1937792 ), if you have time. If you don't, well... apart from battery life improvements there's not really much to see there. Glove mode is overrated (personal observation, take care!).

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 20:04

Check this link: http://talk.sonymobi...om/thread/53822, see if your SI number is on the list. If the Xperia Sola's rollout of ICS is anything like my Xperia Mini's ICS rollout, Sony will do it in batches, so your phone might not be in the first batch. For my Xperia Mini it took about two months from the first batch to the last batch to get ICS, so you might have to wait a bit...

Anyway if your SI is there then connect your phone to the Sony PC Companion software to check for updates, the on-device "Update center" is (in my observation) usually delayed or does not work. I had been updating my Xperia Mini (including from Gingerbread to ICS) using PC Companion.

#9 Ambroos

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 20:37

Delta updates (over-the-air-updates) are created a while later since they require way more testing and are less reliable.

The best way to do and check for updates is by using Sony Update Service:
http://www.sonymobil...update-service/

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 21:09

Is there a difference between PC Companion, http://www.sonymobile.com/update or the Sony Update Service?

And, just a question, why can Apple do a rollout of iOS for all devices at the exact same time & date, and Sony/Android can't?

#11 Ambroos

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 23:18

Sony Update Service = only updates, way more reliable.

Well, Apple is in very tight control. Carriers expect different customized versions from Sony, and every regional edition features different pre-installed apps. It's a bit of a downside but it's something that all manufacturers have to face. Only Apple devices get updated at the same time.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:12

The Sony Update Services also states I have the latest SW installed.
Strange & time for an update :)

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:05

Is Sony still rolling out this ICS for its Xperia sola step be step?
(because I'm still on 2.3.7 (Gingerbread))

Or might there be something (if so, what) wrong with my phone?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 20:10

Did you get the update?
My sola got the ICS update quite soon after the announcement, and I got another update to it some weeks ago.