Sony Xperia V LT25i can now be updated to Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM. There is no word on when will Sony release the official software update for Android 4.2.1 for the Xperia V, but a big thanks to the FreeXperia and CyanogenMod teams to bring this latest Android version to this phone. You can now install Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean on Xperia V LT25i as a custom firmware using the tutorial given below. Some features don’t work yet, but they will soon as more new builds come up. You need to have ClockworkMod (or any custom) recovery installed on your phone to install this CM10.1 custom ROM.
In this tutorial, we will tell you how to update Xperia V LT25i to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean CM10.1 custom firmware with complete steps and instructions. Make sure you backup all your data as given in the tips below, because you will have to wipe all your data during the installation procedure. Also don’t forget to read additional tips below that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.
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Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean Details:
Many features might not work in this Android 4.2.1 ROM as it is a work-in-progress custom firmware. However, you can always point out the bugs for the developer to fix them.
Sony Xperia V USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Sony Xperia V properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Xperia V LT25i to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean CM10.1 custom ROM.