Grab the Sony Xperia V Leaked Android 4.3 Update 9.2.A.1.131 Here!

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ROM INFO
Firmware version 9.2.A.1.131
Android Version Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Is this official? No.
It’s a leaked firmware.
Stability Good enough for daily use.
Credits MN-Ming

  WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

NEW FEATURES!

  • Well, the big one — Android 4.3 aka Jelly Bean
  • Smart Social Camera
  • Themes Support

  SONY Xperia V ANDROID 4.3 JELLY BEAN UPDATE INSTALLATION

Before you begin with guide instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

  STEP 0: CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be LT25i!

Please know that this page is meant only for Sony Xperia V. Please DO NOT try the procedures given here on other variants of the Xperia V or on any other device of Samsung or of any other company. You have been Warned!

  STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

 ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

 icon-unlock-o STEP 2: UNLOCK BOOTLOADER

 Skip this step if your device’s bootloader is already unlocked.

You must first unlock the bootloader on your Xperia V to be able to flash the ROM on your device.

The process to unlock the bootloader on Sony Xperia devices is similar. So if you need help with your Xperia V, you can follow our guide on unlocking bootloader on Sony Xperia Z

SONY XPERIA Z BOOTLOADER UNLOCKING GUIDE

   STEP 3: INSTALL CWM/TWRP RECOVERY

Make sure that you’ve a custom recovery installed on your device. Both CWM and TWRP recovery would work fine.

   STEP 4: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  DOWNLOADS

Download the file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your phone and remember the location.

  ROM FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: EXR.MN-Ming.V.9.2.A.1.131.zip (739.4 MB)

For latest version of the ROM, check the original page →

Be sure to transfer the ROM file you downloaded above to your phone and remember the location of the file.

You will need to flash them now on your device using either of ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP recovery.

We’ve got separate guide for CWM and TWRP recovery, so use the guide relevant to the recovery you have installed on your device.

  GUIDE FOR FLASHING ROM IN CWM RECOVERY

  Example video: If you haven’t used CWM recovery before to install a .zip file of a ROM or anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. Click here to watch the video

  1. Boot into recovery mode. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app. If not rooted, then follow the instructions below:
    • Power off your device and wait for 5-10 seconds until the device is fully switched off.
    • Switch it back on and the time when you see your phone’s LED notification light turn Pink! (or changes to any other color) — start pressing either the Volume UP or Volume Down button a couple of times to make your phone boot into recovery mode.
      └ In Recovery mode, use Volume buttons to navigate Up and Down between options and use Power button to select an option.
      (For help, check out our Xperia Z Recovery Mode page. The process is similar between the two devices).
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup And Restore » Backup.
  3. Perform a full clean-up of the device (This will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). For this:
    • Select Wipe data/Factory reset, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm factory reset (screenshot).
    • Select Wipe Cache Partition, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm wiping cache.
  4. First Install the ROM file:
    • Select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard (or external sdcard, you know where your files are) » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the ROM file. How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  5. Reboot your device. For this, go back to the main menu of recovery and select reboot system now.

That’s all. Your phone will now reboot and it will take some time as it’ll be phone’s first boot after installing Android 4.3, be extremely excited for this!

 Note: In case your device gets bootloop (stuck at logo while rebooting), just do a factory reset (step 3) and you will be fine.

GUIDE FOR TWRP RECOVERY USERS
  1. Boot into recovery mode. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app. If not rooted, then follow the instructions below:
    • Power off your device and wait for 5-10 seconds until the device is fully switched off.
    • Switch it back on and the time when you see your phone’s LED notification light turn Pink! (or changes to any other color) — start pressing either the Volume UP or Volume Down button a couple of times to make your phone boot into recovery mode.
      └ In Recovery mode, use Volume buttons to navigate Up and Down between options and use Power button to select an option.
      (For help, check out our Xperia Z Recovery Mode page. The process is similar between the two devices).
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup » and select all check boxes and swipe on the Swipe to confirm option at the bottom of the screen to confirm backup.
  3. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). For this:
    • Tap on Wipe » then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option (screenshot).
  4. First Install the ROM file:
    • Tap on Install » browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the ROM file. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
      How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  5. Reboot your device. Go back to the main menu of recovery and tap on Reboot » then, tap on System to reboot your phone.

That’s all. Your phone will now reboot and it will take some time as it’ll be phone’s first boot after installing Android 4.3, be extremely excited for this!

 Note: In case your device gets bootloop (stuck at logo while rebooting), just do a factory reset (step 3) and you will be fine.

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