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How to Update Xperia Active ST17i / ST17a to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Custom ROM

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i / ST17a is one of the 2011 Android devices that will probably not get the ICS or even the Jelly Bean software update because they were low-end smartphones. But the best part is, the developers community is still up to keep those devices alive. You can easily install Android 4.1.1 CM10 Jelly Bean on Xperia Active ST17i / ST17a with the easy tutorial below.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to update Xperia Active ST17i / ST17a to CM10 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware with complete steps and instructions. Make sure you backup all your data as given in the tips below. You need to have ClockworkMod recovery installed. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

How to Update Xperia Active ST17i / ST17a to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Custom ROM 1

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

What’s Not Working:

  • Lots of features. This ROM is still WIP (work in progress).

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active to connect it with the computer. Download Sony Ericsson Xperia Active USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

UPDATE: CM10 with the latest Android 4.1.2 is now available for this Android phone. Read here for the tutorial.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Xperia Active ST17i / ST17a to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware.

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Haris Nadeem
Haris lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.
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  1. Hello.I
    did everything as it ‘s been described above but when I reboot my
    Xperia Active stucks at SONY logo and restarts all over again and

    Please help me find where is the mistake!!!
    Thank you in advance,Leonidas.

  2. Since I am completely new to smartphones and Android, I would like to know that I’m installing the correct ClockworkMod for this phone, especially since it can get bricked if I do something wrong. The one I find by Search is from HTC. Is that the right one?

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