Sony’s proving to be among the very best phone manufacturers when it comes to Android updates. Much of the 2011 line is in the process of making the jump to Ice Cream Sandwich, which is great, but what about Jelly Bean? And what about the ill-fated Sony Xperia Play?
You may well be in luck…
When the official source lets you down, what do you do? Turn to the hackers, of course. Right on cue, the people behind the ever-evolving CyanogenMod have just managed to launch a version of the Jelly Bean-flavoured hack for Sony’s devices.
Most of the 2011 Sony line-up has now been granted access to the Android 4.1 experience, by way of the CyanogenMod 10 (Alpha) ROM. This obviously involves rooting and flashing your device, so comes with a set of the usual ‘you do this at your own risk’ warnings, but if you want to dip your toes, you could do worse than clicking the below links.
This is especially true if you own an Xperia Play, which won’t officially be getting the upgrade to Android 4.0, let alone 4.1.
Here’s the full list of CyanogenMod 10 Alpha downloads for Sony devices: