Sony Xperia Ion can now be updated with Paranoid Android ROM based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The ROM will bring full Jelly Bean update along with long list of features for your Sony Xperia Ion. You can install ParanoidAndroid Android 4.1.2 Jelly on Sony Xperia Ion using the tutorial below. Please make sure your Sony Xperia Ion Bootloader is unlocked. This not an official release by Google/ Sony, but just a custom which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod Recovery in order to install the ROM on your phone.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
Measures to take before Updating your device:
Step 1: You should fully backup your Android device before Updating it. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can take help from our article on Tutorial for creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should Backup all apps on your device, unrooted users can follow this method procedure to backup apps. If you have already rooted your device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: You should enable USB debugging on your device, to activate USB Debug go to “Settings>Developer options” and check the USB debug option box. Problem enabling USB Debugging you can follow article on How to enable USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: There should be 50% or more amount of battery juice on your device. To know how much charge your device is having you can use our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: You should disable security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as they may interrupt the procedure.
Assuring that you have followed all the above mentioned steps, you can proceed further. If there is something which worries you, let us know we are always here for you.
How to Update Sony Xperia Ion with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean via Paranoid Android ROM:
Step 1: First of all, download ROM Manager App from Google Play Store on your Droid Bionic and install the same.
Step 2: Now, open ROM Manager App and tap on “Reboot into Recovery” for booting your device into Recovery Mode.
Step 3: Select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, “Wipe Cache” and “Wipe Dalvik Cache” to delete all the cache data’s present on your phone.
Step 4: Next, main recovery menu select “install zip from sdcard” and then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the “Android 4.1.2 JellyBeer Jelly Bean ROM” file you have placed on the SD Card.
Step 5: As soon as the installation procedure has completed, repeat the same procedure for flashing the “Google Apps Package” also.
Step 6: Lastly, select “+++++Go Back+++++” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.
Awesome! You have successfully updated your Sony Xperia Ion with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean via Paranoid Android ROM. Share with us if you have any queries, we are here to help you always.