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Sony Xperia Ray Updated To Android ICS 4.0.4 – Review

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Hello guys, I’m back with my Xperia Ray update review! Recently we have discussed about on  How To Root Sony Xperia Ray With Android 4.0.3. Hope you enjoyed that article. After upgrading from Gingerbread to Ice cream Sandwich. The previous update 4.0.3 have some major bugs and battery draining issues. The new upgrade 4.0.4 will clear these issues. So, I always search for “Sony Xperia Reviews” in google to know the user opinions about the version 4.0.3. Yesterday I got the new update of Android Icecream Sandwich 4.0.4! Now, there are no more big issues like battery draining, force close or lag. I think, this version is more stable and smoother than the previous version. Another noticable thing is our Xperia Ray Battery Life is optimized in this version! Well, let us take a closer look to the new update!

New Improvements from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4

  • Battery life seems to keep getting better.
  • Wifi connecting speed and stability has been perfected.
  • Scrolling is very smooth,even with intensive Live wallpapers running.
  • Homescreen transition became smooth.
  • Phone Dialer improved a little bit.
  • New “DOCK” settings.
  • Getting good amount of free RAM and more internal space.
  • Faster and smoother camera.
  • Screen rotation is pretty fast.

Xperia Ray Update Review

Now, take a look at the new options included in the ICS 4.0.4.

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New Dock setting to disable or enable the sound when inserting or removing phone from dock.

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New help animation for newbies for understanding pattern lock security!

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New option added for Enable/Disable “Power button instant lock”

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New “help” added for better voice search options!

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New design for Google Voice Search:

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New option to “Block Offensive Words”

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New “Help” Video link to YouTube for understanding more about “Google Voice Search”

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So, don’t hesitate to update to the latest version of ICS 4.0.4. Its really awesome. So, what’s your experience? Are satisfied with this update? Let me know your comments.

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Akhil K A is the owner and creator of Androidizer.com. He is a web developer & blogger who likes technology and WordPress blogging. He also founded TIDBlog , MyCodePartner .

238 comments

  1. updating ray to 4.0.4 is really good,new features r available too….but some features liked r not found yet…such as screen animations,camera shutter sounds,screen unlocking with sliding followed by (pin,pattern,code) locks which could b used as an easiest way to get ur mob in silent mode now it is a short cut for camera.my final r8ting to this update is 4.8 out of 5.but such features r still missed by me!!!!

    • Hello aryan.

      For screen animations in ICS 4.0.4, Please Go to:

      Settings >> Developer Options >> Window animation scale/Transition animation scale.

      For screen unlocking settings:

      Settings >> Security >> Screen lock >> Select desired lock options
      Note: If you don’t see face lock in the list, please install adobe flash player from Google Play!

      Shutter sound is already in the camera settings! & You can easily turn on/off the silent/vibrate mode by long pressing the top power button.

      Thanks

    • hello akhil
      i really want to ask you something , how to upgrade android 2.3.4 to 4.0.4 ? can you show me step by step method ? i already download pc companian and failed during process updating. please help me

  2. hi,
    i have one problem after installing ICS4.0.4 on my ray…opera mini not working.. i tried re installing it..downloaded it but while installing it is saying internet connection failed…my packet data is on.. i downloaded apps from google play also.. but not able to use opera mini ..please help

  3. i ve just upgraded to 4.0.4.. but it seems several of my games cant be play i.e plant vs zombie, cut the rope…it always force close.any idea why this is happening?

    • # Check the games have got any new updates.
      # Remove the unwanted apps that’s running on the background.
      # I’m strongly recommend you to take a “full factory restore”. This will remove all the apps,games and change all your custom settings to default. But, from my experience by doing this, our phone get 50% more performance.

      • if do the factory restore, will the external memory also be erased as well?

        • Never.By factory restore, we only restore our phone memory.Not the external.But there is a option to format external drive.Don’t do that. After restoring, just load your memory card to your pc and delete all unwanted files (i mean,the application files).

  4. sorry..had selected wrong internet settings.. now working perfectly
    and thanks for android 4 review… after reading on different sites about mobile getting slow i was very confused about upgrading, but your review was very helpful and now using it without any problem
    thanks a lot..

  5. how to upgrade my ray android 4.0.?

  6. I updated my Ray to ICS yesterday…but immediately had to repair it due to some accelerometer issue..but after the repair, ICS is working fine..

    The interface is cool, RAM management is good, an little increase in internal memory….:)

    It would have been better if Sony included the Xperia S music player in this update…nevertheless, I downloaded the Xperia S music player apk and installed it…

    Word of Caution though, equaliser will not work in this music player..but, I downloaded one from the market and have found the sound quality be far superior than the stock music player..

    Oh and, for the face unlock to work, the latest version of Flash player needs to be installed.(It is not included in the ICS upgrade)..

    Overall, I am loving ICS….

  7. Hai !, I don’t find activity Manager, where it is ?

  8. please let us know how to up-grade from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4…thanks

  9. Printscreen option is gone.. Hope they gonna fix it 2

  10. So, any help on updating from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 ???

    Simon
    June 13, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    I did that…and the update was to 4.0.3…??? now all that my note is: your phone is up to date…

  11. did that too…rooted the 4.0.3….but still can’t make the steps to 4.0.4 ??? what should I do ?

  12. Is updating the software really slow??? Its taking me hours just to wait for PREPARING COMPUTER FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE..

  13. Hello…all fri..could u tell me me?how to root xperia ray 4.0.4?thanks in advance

  14. hi there! i’ve recently updated my Xperia ray’s software to 4.0.4. and now i cant access internet through my phone. i have tried to repair it but still the problem persists..please help me on this. what should i do? thanks in advance.

    • Hello lex.

      The problem is the missing of “internet settings”. You can download (No internet connection needed to download) it by going to Settings> Xperia> Internet Settings> “Accept and download it”.Then go to Settings> Wireless & Networks> Mobile Networks> Access Point Names “choose the best one related to your location”.Then restart your phone.

      Note: If you are unable to download settings, contact your network operator, and request them to send internet settings for “Sony Xperia Ray ST18i”.

  15. I’m still stuck in 4.0.3 version of the update…the phone is a mess…battery are hot, lag on phone agenda…HOW CAN I GET THE 4.0.4 ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  16. Where the old comments gone??? I’m stuck in 4.0.3 update and this is really suck…battery get hot and drain the power very quick, phone functions have tons of lag…

    • We are currently importing all our comments to Disqus comment system. It may take up to 24hrs to complete. After that, all the old comments will be visible. Thanks for the corporation.

  17. my phone has updated to ics 4.0.4.but its very slow working.why?how can we make it fast like gingerbread?

  18. akhil k a – I have not seen better customer support than yours. I nominate you for a medal :-) Your Good !!!

    • Thanks buddy. I’m always ready for any help to my readers, and I’m really glad to know that, your issue is resolved.

      Warm Regards.

  19. Hi,
    my phone has updated to ics 4.0.4.but its very slow working.why?how can we make it fast.
    Can you please tell the steps to do that…

    • That’s sad. From my experience, ICS is faster that any previous versions of android. I think, your third-party apps is the problem. Please uninstall high resource apps( check it from, Settings>>Apps). And restart your phone. That may resolve your issue.

  20. Help battery charging not working after upgraded and drained quickly.

    • Hello Loy. Welcome to SparkyHub.

      Here are my recommendations to resolve your issue:

      1. Remove high resource utilizing apps.

      2. Optimize display brightness.

      3. Adjust animation settings to 1x/.5x ( settings>>Developer options>>Transition animation scale).

      4. Set sleep time to 15sec or 30sec ( settings>>Display>>Sleep).

      Then check these steps.

      1. Is your “data” (internet) is enabled every-time? cplease check it (settings>>more>>Mobile Networks>> Un-check “Data enabled”).

      2. Please turn off WiFi and Bluetooth after the use.

      If your problem not resolved, I’m strongly recommend you to do a complete system restore.

      How to do the full system restore:

      Go to Settings>>Backup & reset>>Factory data reset>>Reset Phone.

      Note: This will format your “Phone Memory”. I’m strongly recommend you to take a SD card backup on pc, and do a “SD card Format” using your pc/phone.

      AND NEVER RESTORE THE APPS DATA FOLDERS TO YOUR SD CARD.JUST RESTORE YOUR important files,music,videos,pics etc…

      I’m sure. This will resolve your issue, and I’m waiting for your reply!

  21. i see some issues in ICS 4.0.4

    1. phone book is taking 2-3 sec delay to load
    2. radio is not working for me

    • Hello parag, Welcome to SparkyHub.

      Issue No.1: Suggestions:

      # Optimize background apps.
      # Turn off your phone at least 15m daily.
      # Remove high resource non-using apps.

      Issue No.2: Suggestions:

      In my case, radio is working fine. Please try a full phone settings restore from settings>>Backup & reset>>Settings reset.

      Hope these will help you!

  22. Hello there… could you tell me about the advantage and disadvantage after upgrade to ICS 4.0.4 ?

    thanks in advance.

    • The advantages are mentioned in this article. I think I can’t find any big disadvantages in ICS 4.0.4! The latest version of ICS gives you more advanced options, high graphics, better performance, more battery backup and lots more! So, update today!

  23. ok thanks! I’ll try it. and one more thing, do you know an app called link2SD? if you do can you tell me how to install it and use it?

  24. Thanks for the update, this site is very nice….

  25. It s not available to root ics 4-0-4.so if I want to flash new rom on ics 4-0-4.what can I do?

  26. Ook..but but most of them never show instruction.so could you give me a link to follow pls? Thanks before hand.

  27. hello i want to know how you updated your Sony Xperia Ray from android ics 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 either manually or OTA?

  28. i know every mobile user can update their device with the help of PC companion only. I m asking about the procedure how you updated your xperia ray device with android 4.0.4 ics update.

  29. I’m still stuck in 4.0.3 version…how can I get the 4.0.4 ??????

  30. Bro, Is there any option called internet pass-through in xperia ray like in HTC phones …wat is the advantage of internet pass through…
    How can I uninstall all the pre installed apps in xperia Ray..
    Mail to my Id…

    • Hi
      Just upgraded to A 4.0.4 and so far great. One thing I have not been able to find is the battery stretching app that was in the earlier version of Android.

      I liked that app as it turn off my network connection, brought down the brightness of the screen so the phone would last longer.

      Where do I find that app now?

      Stefan

      • Hello Stefan. Welcome to SparkyHub.

        You can get your battery stretch app from here.

        Thanks!

        • Yeah, show that but was hoping to get that with the build as it was included in the last one. :)

          Also I have been using now for a day and all good but I am not falling in love with the messaging app. Do we know if they are going to improve it?
          I used Go SMS before and liked that it popped up my new messages when I logged in to the phone when message arrived and when I send out a message the delivery notification would be shown next to the send message.
          Would like to see these features in the standard app as they are missing or I cant find them.

  31. Hi, did you notice if the LED notification light working again for SMS and/or emails?

    • I have the ray and considering upgrade to ICS but after reading many posts, one problem persists is that the LED notification light does not work for SMS/email. I want to know if this is still an issue or not since you’re covering this very extensively. Thanks.

    • Yes..It’s working…

      • thanks for the update, sparkyhub is one of my latest RSS feed. I read that once upgrade to ICS 4.0.4, the LED on the ray works for missed calls but not text or email. If a text or email, the LED only flash once then stop. and it only flash more than once if the screen is on only.

  32. Hi,
    Mine phone is working ok but started to get very slow when going between apps.
    I have looked optimizing the phone using recommendation suggested above.

    Here are my recommendations to resolve your issue:
    1. Remove high resource utilizing apps.
    2. Optimize display brightness.
    3. Adjust animation settings to 1x/.5x ( settings>>Developer options>>Transition animation scale).
    4. Set sleep time to 15sec or 30sec ( settings>>Display>>Sleep).

    I have done points 2, 3 and 4 but have problem with point 1.
    For “Remove high resource utilizing apps” what is the best way to identify what is high resource app is?

  33. i m going to update my ray to 4.0.4 . How is gaming on 4.0.4 is it like gingerbread. Or heavy gaing does’t workon ics

    • Gaming is superb in in ICS…I’m not facing any lagging, but my device getting hotter, while playing high graphics games such as nfs shift, temple run etc:-)

  34. Hi…
    I have upgrade my Sony Xperia Ray from 2.3 to 4.0.4 using Sony PC companion. Plz note that i didn’t flash or root my mobile since the Authorized service agent in my country told me it will void my warranty. Since I don’t want to remove my warranty i Just did the upgrade without rooting the device. Now my device starting to get stuck, sudden switch off and the to start the mobile i have to remove and reattach the battery as well. also lot of apps working slowly. Plz advice to get this solve. I went to service center and they told me by downgrading the mobile to 2.3 will need to flash the device so it will remove the warranty..
    Plz advice..

    • I forgot to tell you that unlike any other post here, my mobile switched off sometimes during an incoming call [Sometimes before answering it or sometimes as soon as i answer the call], then battery remove and reattach will start the mobile. Plz i really need your comments and suggestions. I do not want to remove my warranty also..
      So i need some experts advice..

      • Hello Ramesh.

        The main reason of your issue is “Error in upgrade process or corrupted data in your phone”. I’m sure, proper upgrade will clear your issue. Here are my suggestions. Just follow these steps.

        1. Backup your images,videos and important files to your PC.

        2. From your phone,go to Settings>>Backup & reset>>Factory data reset>>Check the option “Erase SD card”>>Click on “Reset phone”.

        After the above process, check your problem is completely resolved. If not, follow the below steps.

        1. Connect your phone to your PC.

        2. Please re-upgrade to ICS 4.0.4 using Sony PC Companion.

    • Hello Ramesh.

      The main reason of your issue is “Error in upgrade process or corrupted data in your phone”. I’m sure, proper upgrade will clear your issue. Here are my suggestions. Just follow these steps.

      1. Backup your images,videos and important files to your PC.

      2. From your phone,go to Settings>>Backup & reset>>Factory data reset>>Check the option “Erase SD card”>>Click on “Reset phone”.

      After the above process, check your problem is completely resolved. If not, follow the below steps.

      1. Connect your phone to your PC.

      2. Please re-upgrade to ICS 4.0.4 using Sony PC Companion.

  35. How to turn on and off bakgound data option???

  36. hey akhil..
    i my xperia ray’s android verson is 4.0.4 but m nt able to use my home bsnl wifi.

    • I’m using bsnl WiFi (Broadband UL). Check your modem. Is it working properly?

      • itrz working properly on desktop..
        can u plz tell me d settings for WLAN for modem so tat i can make it work on my android.
        my fone is detecting the wifi.. bt whn i entr the password it is showin ” saved, secured with WPA2″ bt not connectin to intrnet..
        plz hlp me out with it..

  37. I was reading this post including all of comment above,, u see when update to ICS 4.0.4 many good thing and bad thing will happen, I was using 4.0.4 on my Ray and it’s rock!!
    before using 4.0.4 I’m using 4.0.3 using update with pcCompanion but I’m shock when using it, 4.0.3 is actually shock :p
    and after update to 4.0.4 not using pcCompanion or SEUS, I’m just Flash it using flash tool with 4.0.4 .ftf file, now working very nice,, more better than 4.0.3, but I’m still have some bug in 4.0.4 :
    1. The notification led (for incoming message) not blinking when the SCREEN is OFF;
    2. Camera shooter sound can’t be put to silent even we have turn phone to silent or no sound mode;
    3. Little lag for HD 720p recording even was disable image stabilizer;
    4. The phone app is little bit slow 2-3 second before show up(this will be happen when not using phone call app for a long time about 1 hours);

    The only problem solved is notification led, :) it’s will be done using app like SMS awake :p
    thanks

    • Hey Pegel…

      Welcome to SparkyHub and thanks for sharing your experience here…

      • Hi Akhil ,

        I recently upgraded my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S[LT18i] to ICH 4.0.4 and after that I cannot download new Apps or upgrade anything from Google Play. I have tried everything to fix it it :

        — Rebooting the Phone several times.
        — Clearing data and Cache for Google Play
        — Removing and adding Google Account.

        Though none of this helped. I have also contacted Google support but no response from them. Can you help with this Problem.

        • Hello.

          I think the issue can be solved by a full phone restore. Please do the below steps for a complete restore:

          1. Backup your images,videos and important files to your PC.

          2. From your phone,go to Settings>>Backup & reset>>Factory data reset>>Check the option “Erase SD card”>>Click on “Reset phone”.

          After the above process, check your problem is completely resolved. If not, follow the below steps.

          1. Connect your phone to your PC.

          2. Please re-upgrade to ICS 4.0.4 using Sony PC Companion.

  38. Your welcome man :D

  39. its working properly on desktop..
    can u plz tell me d settings for WLAN for modem so tat i can make it work on my android.
    my fone is detecting the wifi.. bt whn i entr the password it is showin ” saved, secured with WPA2″ bt not connectin to intrnet..
    plz hlp me out with it..

  40. sir?? i just want to ask a simple question, how can i save images from facebook or browser?, because when i hold the picture that i want to save i doesn’t have an option to SAVE it or SAVE AS, even in the options it does’t have SAVE, only set as etc.. thank you very much

  41. good day akhil i hope u can help regarding my Xperia Ray

    my problem is how to make more space my internal memory and i want every time i download any apps, games etc. direct to the external memory

    because my xperia ray getting slower to open because the internal memory its already not enough space..

    please help me about this problem

    • Hello Stanly..

      I solved this issue on my phone by full phone restore and with erasing sd card (after the 4.0.4 update).Then installed the apps again.Most of the apps moved to sd card. I’m recommending you to take full phone restoration (I have already mentioned the step in above comments).

      You know one thing, most of the android users never “Clear the data” before uninstalling apps, so some data will remain on the phone, even the app is uninstalled. So, this will result in loss of phone memory! So, I’m recommend you take full phone restore and install necessary apps you need. Then move apps to the sd card (Some apps can’t move to sd card).

      Tip For You:

      Disabling unwanted apps (I mean pre-installed apps can’t be uninstalled) will help you to get more RAM memory!

      Thanks!

      • ok thank you, what about using apps can clear all the apps installed in xperia ray any idea what apps because its not good one by one just clear all the apps

  42. Hi,

    I have an Xperia Ray running 4.0.4. I am facing a problem that the phone drops incoming calls regularly while on the call. I read a similar issue with the Xperia U on the sony forums. Anyone facing this problem?

    I tried changing the network mode to pure GSM to ensure it was not a network issue, but did not see any improvement in the problem.

    The problem happens while using it indoors as well as outdoors, and i checked the signal strength (number of bars) and found that the signal strength is not the cause.

    Any solutions?

  43. hey akhil,
    i am planning to buy sony xperia ray. what is ur advice . after so many reviews abt this phone, my doubts are , How is Battery Backup and it has very little internal memory . internal memory less means i cant install big softwares . waitiing fr ur reply brother. if u give me clean chit abt this mobile . i will buy the next day.

    • Hello arifulla..

      Welcome to SparkyHub. Thanks for reading my article. Please wait a little time, I’m writing a complete review about my phone(Sony Xpera Ray) today. You will get all needed information from that article.

      I will update this comment after publishing the article.

      Its published, please read it:

      Sony Xperia Ray ST18i – Complete Review

      Rgds.

  44. hey akhil my ray has got less ram about 100 mb only how to free up more ram olese help

  45. sir we have the same problem with nitin nair. when i upgraded my 4.0.03 to 4.4 my wifi connects to my router slow need to on and off my wifi until it detects my wifi connection and when its detected i connect it manually it and sometimes my wifi disappear also or and it doesn’t connect automatically…on my older version wifi connects fast and automatically.. and when im connected to my wifi and im not using it and my phone sleeps my wifi disconnect.. and i checked the internet option that never turn off wifi when phone sleep and why is it it disconnect on its own… so far thats the problem on my new upgraded version on my ray…

  46. hi akhil, just want to know what is the meaning of rooting in xperia ray? i am planning to upgrade my xperia ray from gingerbread to ics 4.0.4. i will just plug my phone to pc, and update my phone using pc companion? is that right?
    thanks for you reply! :)

    • Yes you are correct. Just update it!

      What is rooting?

      Rooting is basically granting yourself super user access to the phone. With it, you can install custom ROMs (alternative software), overclock to increase performance, underclock to increase your battery life, backup your data etc. It generally gives you more control over what you can do to your phone.

      • thanks akil! will update later about my upgrade to ICS! thanks! i’ll just post again some questions if i have.

        • akhil, question again, after the 100% of update in “preparing my phone” in pc companion, the phone automatically shuts off. why is that?

  47. Sir akhil another problem occur on my updated ray 4.0.4 my camera shoots on its own… how can i resolve it? please sir any suggestion? thanks

  48. Hi to all here’s the problem i’m encountering right now with my upgraded ray from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4..
    1. Wifi connection- i need to re-scan again and again to detect my wifi router to connect and it doesn’t connect automatically its says (connected saved) and im connecting manually…and most of the time wifi connection disappears. 2nd on wificonnecion.. example im connected to wifi and im using skype app on and when im not using it and ofcourse i want to stay online.. well after a minute of sleep of my phone wifi is disconnected on its own..and icheck the option that keep wifi on during sleep always..
    2. SMS/MAil- The led notification of this doesn’t work..
    3. Camera- It shoots on its own… most of the time.. some times its ok also but most of the not…
    4. Connected onPC or loptop- the sensitivity of its touch is very high. example your selecting specific app like face book it opens other else and more apps..
    5. Batterry- Still it heats up during calls..

    Methods done to resolve but failed.
    – Restart my router my phone. still no luck same results..

    ON my older version of 4.03– I didnt encounter this problems except for the battery heats up also..I admit it has better looks… Honestly for me i think 4.03 still best for now.. 4.0.4 still have bugs for me..
    Please anyone have suggestions? or anyone can help me to bring it back to my older versions? TIA..

  49. hi akhil, again i have a question, how will i download movies in dolphin browser? the videos in dolphin browser will stream if i click it, not download. how will i able to download it?
    also, why is it that it tooks so many hours to charge my battery using the charger of blackberry(the adaptor and the usb)?i think almost 6-7hrs. when im using the samsung charger, it only took less than 2hrs. why is that? thanks!

    • Hey!!!

      You can easily download movies by using download manager app (pre-installed). And, don’t use any other phone chargers to charge your phone, it may severely harm your phone board (circuit board). Sony charger (ray) have a unique output power of 5.0DC with 850mA. Other chargers may have the same dc output of 5.0v, but mA varies. If you are using a charger with an output 850mA will harm your phone, in other case, a charger with less than 850mA will slowdown the charging and will destroy your “Battery Health”. So, I’m strongly recommend you to use sony chargers/ use straight via pc USB port! In my case USB charging is much faster and battery will get more backup time!!!

  50. hey i have decided to upgrade my ray to 4.0.4 after reading this review but i use my viber a lot. could anyone please suggest me how viber works in 4.0.4 i could not take risk on the speed or call quality in viber. thanx in advance. rest of the review seems ok to me.

  51. hi akhil ! I have a question about rooting?? Is rooting useful?? what will happen if I update my phone without rooting??

    • Author of this article and CEO of SparkyHub, Akhil K A is now engaged on his new research based project and he is busy on it. He will be back only after Six months and won’t be able to interact with you on comment section from here on wards.

      Thank you for understanding.

  52. New option to “Block Offensive Words” i have all three options visible in the screenshot in my Xperia Sola still running on GB

  53. Hi,
    having sony xperia m25l ,facing problem with my mob
    cant connect with my pc,will guide me step wise hoe resolve the problem

  54. Author of this article and CEO of SparkyHub, Akhil K A is now engaged on his new research based project and he is busy on it. He will be back only after Six months and won’t be able to interact with you on comment section from here on wards.

    Thank you for understanding.

  55. hey i have a sony ericsson xperia ray but on the phones update centre it says phone up to date. however i am using android 2.3.4
    please help

  56. i like the interface of the new ice cream sandwich on xperia ray, BUT. ive got problems. I cant access play store. can you help me with this. its just loading. and then, “connection time out” will appear. im pretty sure we have strong connection, because i can access other sites from browser like a breeze, but not the play store. please help! thank you :)

  57. Hi Akhil jee,

    i have upgraded my xperia ray to ICS 4.0.4 (4.1.B.0.587). everything is fine and perfect except starting applications and exiting applications to home screen or application window is quite slow. it takes few seconds to load all application icons in application window and same with home screen. but it is fine while scrolling for the second time. i have factory restored my phone after upgrade but the phone is quite laggy which i dont like. i have got 16 GB SanDisk memory card. could memory card be the reason? would you please suggest me what can be done to fix this issue?

    Thank you.

  58. you’re back?
    anyway, upgraded my ray to version 4.0.4 about a month back. last week, build upgrade 4.1.B.0.587 came out. questions:
    1. safe to upgrade? is contacts/data backup needed 1st?
    2. any plan for a review on d new build upgrade?
    thank you a zillion for your effort, Akhil.

  59. Hi Akhil,

    First of all thanks for helping me. I have a Sony Xperia P with Android 4.0.4 . I am unable to connect to office wifi from time I have bought this phone. Wifi in my office used to work flawlessly on my earlier phone LG Optimus P500. But now it doesnt. Unfortunately I dont have access to reconfigure wifi router. Can u suggest something which will make my wifi work? Thanks.

  60. hi akhil, does xperia ray can support hd games? i downloaded gta3. but it is laggy and after about 5mins it hangs up. im using ICS 4.0.4,.. if i root my phone, will it solve the problem in hd games? thanks!

  61. hi.i got problem with my Ericsson experia ray,every time i switch the phone off at night in the morning the ringtons have been change.and i can find out to nove data from the SDK to my Phone.what do i need to do?thank you

  62. hi,
    i update my xperia s to isc evrey thing gose fine except the face lock it’s not appear in the options

    i tried install adobe flash player but i still have the same issue

    • Most probably, the reason for your issue is adobe flash player. Is your adobe flash player is up-to-date? And please note that, after installing flash player, you have to restart your phone.

  63. hi akhil,

    i updated my xperia ray to ICS (4.0.1 earlier and 4.0.4 now) and the messaging app has a problem. If I try to call an sms sender by tapping on the name, I dont get an option to call, but instead goes to contact list for this name to be searched.
    If the sms sender is not in my contact list ( i.e., name does not appear), then tapping on this number gives me an option to call.
    Do we have an alternative to the default messaging app that comes on xperia ray?

  64. Hello !
    I have aquestion. My Xperia Ray is not vibrating and the Led is not working anymore, after the instalation of 4.0.4 android. And another weird thing is when I plug my earphones the phone is not recognizing them, I have to plug and unplug them about 3-4 times to succeed. Is there any way to fix these problems ? Please help me .
    Sorry for my bad english.

    • Hm. Will the upgrade completed without any error? Looks like, update error. My suggestion is to update your phone one more time. Please update “Smart connect”, and check that, your headset issue is resolved! Please feel free to comment here..

      • thank you for your information, I ll try to update it again and see if it works. The headset issue is not a big problem as the vibration.. Sadly I use the vib. mode all the time because I have classes…

      • Hi again ! I did the upgrade , twice… No errors … Everything else is working fine but these 2 things are not… :-( It is so sad, I just bought the phone :-( If you think anything else please inform me .

  65. hi,after updating my phone feels great..I really like lock screen because they put stock lock screen in Ericsson and better in Sony xperia devices..one thing bothers me very much that it has lost abode flash player plugin on ics..and I installed it from other sources. and its not syncing with browser..and I had googled my problem and found that abode had removed flashplayer from ics and later developed v11.1 for flashgip phones like s3 and one series..if u know about this help me how to solve

  66. I am too facing the same problem, my mobile’s LED and Vibrating mod is also not functioning, please suggest any way to rectify it

  67. Hi again ! I did the upgrade , twice… No errors … Everything else is working fine but these 2 things are not… It is so sad, I just bought the phone If you think anything else please inform me .

  68. Hai Akhil,

    For getting the face recognision option in Setting >> Security >> Screen Lock,

    I am trying to search adobe flash player from Google play however there are no free apps with the name “Adobe flash player”.

    Please in resolving this. I need face recognision option please…..

  69. Hai Akhil,

    For getting the face recognision option in Setting >> Security >> Screen Lock,

    I am trying to search adobe flash player from Google play however there are no free apps with the name “Adobe flash player”.

  70. Akhil,

    For getting the face recognision option in Setting >> Security >> Screen Lock,

    I am trying to search adobe flash player from Google play however there are no free apps with the name “Adobe flash player”.

  71. Hello ! Are there any news from sony erixsson about the problems the update at 4.0.4 caused to our X perias ?

  72. If you have an SD card refreshing problem on your phone with ICS, here is the solution:

    http://xperia-arcs-media-refresh.blogspot.com/

  73. Hi, at the adobe web page there are several flash players for android 4.0. How do I know each one is the right for xperia ray?

    Thanks

  74. Hi, at the adobe web page there are several flash players for android 4.0. How do I know each one is the right for xperia ray?
    http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html
    Thanks

  75. Hi Akhil i’ve updated my ray to ICS .587.I did’nt ever do a factory reset after upgrading to ICS.Is it necessary to Do a reset for a smoother performance?

  76. hiii I have bought my xperia ray jst abt 1mnt ago bt I m not able to play temple run ..it runs slowly and gets paused automatically

    please give me a solution…. :|

  77. hello sir,

    can you help me about my xperia ray “power save mode app”?
    i accidentally remove/uninstall it on my phone.can i get it back? please help sir.

    thanks.

  78. Hello Akhil! Any news for the fixing of the big Bug with the false with the vibration and the led ?

  79. How i can use / access sony xperia st 23 i as internet modem… pls assist

  80. Hello again ! I have another question . I was waiting for the next update, but no jelly bean for us… Something weird happened. Yesterday my phone was vibrating propperly for about 5 minutes.. But after the five minutes it stoped again. Does it hove to be with another problem .. Is it the phone ? Do you have any clue? Is my phone broken?

  81. Hi Mr. Akhil… long time. how r u?
    I’ve a problem. My experia ray LCD was broken. It fell down or i should say it was thrown forcibly on the floor. The mobile is functioning well. But, the LCD glass was broken into pieces. The Sony service center is far away from my place. From where can i order the glass so that i can fix myself over here. Please let me know. Thanks and Regards.

  82. Dear Akhil,
    my xperia -P shows half of the camera image in reproduction while taking close shots after updating to ICS…in 8MP mode.
    How to resolve this issue?

  83. Akhil Sir,

    I have Xperia Ray, after updating my cell to ICS, i am unable to download data using Mobile Packet Data, it keeps on showing downloading, however if i use a wifi connectivity it works fine.

    Can u plz suggest a solution

    • Direct download of internet settings using our phone is only supported by “some operators”. Only solution to your issue is, just contact your customer service and tell them to provide you the settings. Or, manually edit the APN settings!

  84. I am using Xperia ray, when i am going to turn on bluetooth in my mobile there is continuous restart. once it resolved automatically, but unfortunately i turned on once again and it leads the same problem again, I dont know to how to resolve it. Can any one tell me how to switch on in safe mode, because if i could open in safe mode i will turn off the bluetooth so that the problem could resolve. Kindly provide the information.

    • Hey tanu..

      It’s a software issue. Try a phone repair via sony pc companion. If the issues reappears after software repair, then there is a possibility of hardware issue. So, you have to go to your nearest sony service center. Now, please do a software repair via sony pc companion.

  85. Could u tel me how to transfer the apps from phone memory to External SD card in ICS 4.0.4?
    The move to SD card option is disabled in my phone.
    Its the same in all the phones which have ICS!!
    pls let me know..

  86. hiiii akhil bhai
    for my phone it show 4.1.B.0.587

  87. hiiii my sony xperia ray got a problem in charigng…. having 45% charging itself my mobile is getting shutting down…. i m having 2.0.3 OS now so what i hv to do can u please suggest a solution…..

    • 2.0.3??? I’m strongly recommend you to upgrade your phone to ICS asap for better performance and stability. If the issue exist after the upgrade, it may be a battery issue. Go to sony store and show your phone to them, they will suggest the correct solution for your problem.

  88. I’ve upgraded my Sony Ericsson Ray to 4.0.4, and have these disadvantage:
    -Slow Animation and the speed of general(not Smooth)
    -I have missed the group opportunity before the update, but that you can’t edit the order of them and the “phone-groups”, is at the bottom, plus some of the E-mail groups, you can’t delete on the phone, even when they are empty, I don’t see the point of having groups like this!
    -That contacts is moved from “all contacts” to the groups and not only “put into” the groups, I find so annoying
    -the way it merge e-mail contacts with your phone contact, make it’s very confusing
    -Favorites contacts is “many-click-away” (contacts->groups->favorites), Why?? When it’s who you are contact most???
    -It’s longer time to turn-on, and sometimes it has change all my sound, ringtone, alarms and so on, when it’s has start-up.
    -The programs is long time to load and even some of them crashes.
    -The browser couldn’t start(this thing I have solve, look further)
    -The e-mail program can’t check for new mails, so I have to install the gmail app
    -The “yes/agree” and “no/cancel” buttons has change side(right? or am I remember wrong???), this is only a matter of time, but I have pushed the wrong answer many times so far
    -I have also the “not-flashing”-problem, when i’ve recieved a SMS and the screen is off.
    -The SMS icon in the notice-bar is more dark and less clear
    -The battery time is more worse, and I know all the things about saving battery. Before i could have the phone on about 2 days on one charge, now it’s only one.
    -2 Gallery apps, “Xperia Gallery” and just “gallery”, again why???
    -More difficult to take a screen capture(thanks for the guide:-)), but okay, I don’t use the feature much, so…but still a bit annoying.
    -Why make things more worse and complicated with a upgrade???

    On the plus side
    +It’s look more elegant
    +On the lock screen, you can start the camera on the opposite side of “unlock”

    So I was totally minded to downgrade. So I find this side: http://dkgadget.com/downgrade-sony-ericsson-xperia-ray-from-ics-to-gingerbread/
    But before downgrading I back-up my things and decided first to try a “settings reset” – without erasing user data.
    This help definitely on the speed of the phone, my browser works again, I don’t know about the battery time, because I did it this morning, but I cross my fingers. The e-mail program doesn’t work, so I still have to use the gmail app.
    This is a thing I would recommend you to do, and as there stands, it don’t erase your pictures and so on, so it’s very simple and uncomplicated.

    Now I would try this for some time, but I’m still think, that i would downgrade because of so many cons. Could a “factory data reset” be enough?
    Is there someone, who know, a easier way to downgrade instead of the way from the link above?

    Thanks Akhil for this good side

    Sorry my linguistic errors

    Regards
    Torben, Denmark

    • Hello Torben, Welcome to SparkyHub.

      Thank you very much for showing your review on ICS. I really appreciate it.

      Well, In my opinion, ICS is much better in lot of areas.

      Here are some advantages/plus points I felt:

      + Better visual quality.

      + Option for “Small Font Size”.

      + Awesome animations(Optimization Possible).

      + Can disable unwanted apps!!

      + Performance can be Improved by rooting/using some optimization apps.

  89. hi.. i have a sony xperia LT18i… and i recently upgraded to the 4.0.4 android version… and after the upgrade i am unable to take screenshots.. do u have a solution to it?
    thanks

  90. Hi, I am using xperia ray. I updated it to ics but when I switched on the bluetooth my phone suddenly froze nd I couldnt operate it. I turned it off but it keeps on loading and loading The sony logo
    but does not continue to load the homescreen. What is the problem?

  91. I upgraded my Xperia Ray from 2.3.4 to 4.0.4 ,but it get really slow ,and sometimes stop responding for seconds ,and every application get slow
    please help to make it faster , tell any way

  92. My Ray have Bluetooth problem after updating 2.3.4 to 4.0.4, when turn on Bluetooth setting, phone’s os is down and reboot again and again.

  93. Hey Akhil!
    After a really lengthy research ’bout upgrading my Ray from GB to ICS, I finally did it yesterday! As the people from Sony had priorly said, I am experience a bit of lag. But my phone is still quicker than my previous android phone! The comments and reviews on this forum was really helpful. However I am facing a few issues listed below
    1. The backed up contacts on my SD card was not totally restored. So i’m missing some contcts at the moment
    2. The keys vibrate while texts even after disabling the ‘vibrate on touch’ option in the settings
    3. If there is an option to disable hepatic feedback pls tell me
    4. The connection to the play store has slowed down
    Please reply ASAP

    I’ll have u updated if any new issues crop up!

    Warm Regards,
    Shashank Rao

    • Hello Shashank.

      Welcome to SparkyHub & Thank you for reading my article.

      Here is the solutions for your issues.

      1. The backed up contacts on my SD card was not totally restored. So i’m missing some contacts at the moment.

      Sol: You can restore your contacts via default restore option in ICS. Or try this app to backup contacts from SD card.

      2. The keys vibrate while texts even after disabling the ‘vibrate on touch’ option in the settings.

      Sol: Go to messaging and create a new message to open the keyboard, after appearing the keyboard click on the “settings key” on the keyboard(right side of the space bar). Then uncheck “Vibration on keypress”.

      3. If there is an option to disable hepatic feedback pls tell me

      Sol: Yes. Go to Settings>>Sound>> Uncheck “Vibrate on touch” (In ICS, hepatic feedback = Vibrate on touch)

      4. The connection to the play store has slowed down.

      Sol. It depends on the internet speed buddy. But, you can try these optimizations:

      # Disable unwanted apps via Settings>>Apps.
      # Clear the google play app cache.

      I hope your issue will be solved. Please feel free to reply.

      • Hey thank you for your reply,

        Now that I have ICS on my device, I am enjoying all the new animations and benefits :) The phone is now a bit laggy owing to the 1GHz processor :(
        I wish to root my device!
        1. Are there any issues cropping after rooting xperia Ray (4.0.4, 4.1.B.0.587, 2.6.32.9-perf)
        2. Can you please send me the links to get the files required for rooting
        3. what are the kernels which I must download
        4. I came across this term called ‘bootloading’, is it required to do it for rooting?
        5. can you send me the step by step procedure for rooting?

        Warm Regards :)

        • Hello Shashanka Rao.

          I’m very happy to see you again. Well, I will write an article asap, to root xperia rat 4.0.4 with 4.0.4, 4.1.B.0.587. Then you can root your device, within minutes.

          Don’t forget to subscribe, and give a small support my following us on twitter and facebook.

  94. my xperia arc has been turning off at least thrice a day after upgrading to android 4. it will not turn on even with the turn on/off button unless battery is removed. please help me

  95. Hi, I have an Xperia Ray but when I connect it to the PC companion, it says software is up to date… But I am still on Android 2.3.4… Is there a way to force the update to Android 4.0?

    Pj.

  96. They misspelled "unauthorised". It should be unauthorized! Cmon sony!

  97. good article!

  98. Please tell me which app will suitable for auto call recorder my Sony ray ?

    • I’m also searching for that..Tested 13 apps none of them are not working properly on my phone…Let me try more and i will inform you asap.

  99. Dear akhil, can you help me to retrieve my messages from Xperia Ray that I lost it while upgrading if any possibility please tell me ([email protected]).
    Azhar.

  100. I updated my android but unable to dail number on phonebook.
    i get process com.sonyericson.android.sociphonebook has stop.

    • Looks like an application doesn’t support your current version. Please uninstall/disable “CallFriends – Social Phonebook” application. Hope this will solve your issue!

  101. After a long wait, I updated my Xperia U to ICS. All looks fine, but when I tried to access wifi its not functiong. Shown the message “Turning On” for long time and didn’t turned on .

    Friends, do you have Any solution to solve the issue ? It was working fine in the old version before update.

  102. Akhil –

    I am in a serious trouble. After updating to ICS via SEU, I found message application is not at present in my phone. Is there any solution to fix this.?

    Thanks,
    Guru

  103. Hey I used sony update service but again it says up to date and i have looked almost everywhere but cannot update my xperia ray to ics or latest version please help I need the latest version asap !

  104. hi, I've updated my xperia ray and it's pretty good, not perfect.
    i have one big problem- I can't watch videos in browser, I did watched some after the update but for couple days it's not working, any idea? thanks, neta.

  105. hi, I’ve updated my xperia ray and it’s pretty good, not perfect.
    i have one big problem- I can’t watch videos in browser, I did watched some after the update but for couple days it’s not working, any idea? thanks, neta.

  106. my xperia ray wifi range not searching.
    please help me.

  107. Hi Akhil,

    There’s some great advice on here, really pleased I found this site today – before updating my Xperia Ray :-)

    So, I have just one question before I go ahead with the update……. How do I backup my text messages? So that I do not loose them when I do the update?

  108. I have problem to connect with wifi after upgrade, can u help me with this problem? thank u in advance.

  109. Hey ,after updating to ICS ,I am not able to access google search from homescreen directly which used to be long pressing menu button in GB.
    Also OTG cable is not working after upgrade.Help.

  110. i upgrade my sony ray to 4.0.4 build no 4.1.B.0.587. everything seem to be ok until i turn on the bluetooth.. the phone keep re-start again & again..
    i hv to pull out the battery to stop it..

  111. Hi! I’m afraid to upgrade my ray, ’cause I don’t want my phone to be laggy. If I update, and then it will be laggy , can you tell me what to do? Thanks!

  112. Hi..please tell me can i follow the same approach for karbonn ics 4.0.4??
    Thanks

  113. Hello Akhil,

    I have updated my xperia ray with 4.0 now I unable to found how to assign static IP.

    how can assign static IP?

    please help.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Jitu.

      Go to settings>>WIFI>> then long press on the connection. Now you can access the settings for changing the STATIC IP address:-)

      • Thanks for the update Akhil,

        I have tried to do that but did not found that option, can you give a snap shot of it so I can understand where exactly I need to press please.

  114. Hello
    I update my phone to 4.0.4 but my wi fi not working good and even my you tube or daily motion app, the buffering take long time and clips are also not played well

  115. I have installed ICS latest version build numbe 4.1.B but the phone is getting swicthed off when we turn off the screen

  116. Hey, theres a big problem. My xperia ray just doesnt update at all. Its still android 2.3 version. The pc companion says that my phone has got a new update. when i connect it, it shows preparing but after sometimes it just vanishes. The home page comes again. I dont know what to do. Please help?

    • Hi Aparna.

      Warm Welcome To Androidizer, and I’m extremely sorry for the late reply. I was busy on my exams:)

      Well, you can try a manual update using Sony Update Service. Did you tried that? If not, just download Sony Update Service and install the software on your PC and just follow the instructions provided by the software.

      I hope, this will resolve your issue. If your are having any issues, please let me know.

      Thanks.

  117. hii m facing wifi conection problem in my xperia arc s LT18i with software 4.0.4 plzzzzzzzz help me out my wifi conection turned off again n again and could not conect plzzzz help meeee///

    • Hi Cyra.

      I’m not familiar with xperia arc. I think this issue is with your operating system. If, possible try to do a “Factory Data Reset”. I hope, this will resolve your issue.

      Thanks.

  118. Hi, I’ve had an Xperia Ray for the last 2.5 years. Now seems that it is getting past it. Have you any suggestions for replacemnt phone, of similar size and capability.
    Cheers

  119. Hi…. Cud u tell how can i uodate my skpe and whatsup software coz i cudnt update that wots a problam in my ray mobile…… Plz help me frnds……….

  120. It will directly updated via play store. Go to “Google Play app” and go to My apps and update it!

  121. my xperia ray takes almost 6hrs to charge fully. is it normal?

  122. No, its not normal!! My phone take maximum 2:00hr for 100% charge!

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