Official Jelly Bean alpha for Sony Xperia T now available

by: Conan HughesJanuary 26, 2013

Xperia TA few weeks after announcing the upgrade schedule for particular Xperia smartphones, Sony has released an alpha version of their Jelly Bean custom ROM. The move comes after the company received a small number of requests from Android devs so the latter can make early evaluation and testing of the software.

Being in alpha stage, this build is obviously for advanced developers only.  Regular  Xperia owners may want to avoid flashing the ROM since many everyday uses are nonfunctional. For instance, any inserted SIM cards are not recognized, radio connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM radio) is disabled, and the user interface look and feel is not final. Google apps are absent as well.

Other requirements in using the software include testing with an unlocked Sony Xperia T, agreeing to waive the phone warranty when unlocking the boot loader, and acknowledging that Sony holds no responsibility for any damage whatsoever that may happen. To top it all, should you decide to unlock your Xperia T, you will be no longer entitled to obtain the final version of the Jelly Bean upgrade when it releases.

If you’re nonetheless quite the daredevil, you can proceed to the source link for complete flashing instructions.

  • If they help you with the development of the upgrade shouldn’t the developers be the first people to receive the final version instead of being kick to the curb?

    • MasterMuffin

      I thought the same, I guess they think that so advanced devs have money to buy 2 devices and they get more money :D

      • Alix

        They just mean that you wont get it over OTA, however you can still receive it via flashing it.