(Ray) 4.1.B.1.13 Released!!! + Download link (Latest 4.0.4)

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b00l

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Hey. It seems like the "new" 4.0.4 (4.1.B.1.13) is available through Vodafone. I've just updated my phone and here are my thoughts.

1. The notification led problem hasn't been fixed.
2. There's no new kernel.
3. It's a bit smoother than .587. (Actually it's not. Just placebo.)
4. The touchpad responds better. (Placebo)
5. The dialer is much faster.

EDIT:
6. I'm disappointed in Sony. I've waited so long for this update and it's a pile of t****, slow and buggy. If you're still on GB, stick with it, don't "update"!
EDIT:
7. Sony, are you playing us? Video recording still laggy, audio output is still mono.


EDIT: According to CTCaer the only real change is related to WiFi libraries. There's also a new baseband which might also solve some signal issues. That's all folks! Don't expect better overall performance.

Download: http://d-h.st/WcP
Note. Vodafone branded. Contains carrier bloatware.

Some screens and Benchmarks.
 
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mdfzhi

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i'm still curious about what did they update actually. kernel is still the same exact kernel as .587, bit by bit.
if notification led and buggy video record with stabilizer on haven't been fixed, what is the change then?

btw i can see the baseband is .85 now.
 
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b00l

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Total waste of time. Going back to my sweet ginger because this update is a total fail. Also, this is totally my last Sony phone.
 

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1. The notification led problem hasn't been fixed.
2. There's no new kernel.
3. It's a bit smoother than .587.
4. The touchpad responds better. (Placebo)
5. The dialer is much faster.

EDIT:
6. I'm disappointed in Sony. I've waited so long for this update and it's a pile of t****, slow and buggy. If you're still on GB, stick with it, don't "update"!
EDIT:
7. Sony, are you playing us? Video recording still laggy, audio output is still mono.
Did they fix network mode resetting?
Did they changed, added, removed any widgets?
Is there still double "Fun & Downloads" widget?
Does "media shortcuts" widget still takes 4x2 grid instead 4x1 which is proper?
Is WiFi coverage still as weak as before?
Is app drawer still laggy as before?
Is overall experience still cluttered and choppy as before?
Is gaming still "mission impossible" as before?

I guess it will take some time to answer all this, but we're not rushing anywhere. Take your time.
 
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b00l

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Did they fix network mode resetting?
1.Did they changed, added, removed any widgets?
2.Is there still double "Fun & Downloads" widget?
3.Does "media shortcuts" widget still takes 4x2 grid instead 4x1 which is proper?
4.Is WiFi coverage still as weak as before?
5.Is app drawer still laggy as before?
6.Is overall experience still cluttered and choppy as before?
6.Is gaming still "mission impossible" as before?

I guess it will take some time to answer all this, but we're not rushing anywhere. Take your time.

5,6,7) It's still full of lag. Homescreen switching is slow and choppy, the app drawer is the same. Video recording laggy and mono sounded. Gaming is laggy, for example, Temple Run lags, same as on .587

As for the rest, I can't tell for sure. Once I saw how bad it runs, I switched back to GB.
 

Till-Kruspe

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I was sarcastic. They might have made changes, but who knows? There's no noticeable change! It still has the major problems .587 had.

Well...small changes or big changes...it still a disappointment for us...but at least they still (trying) rolling update for their 2011 phone...

Sent from my WT19i using xda premium
 

mr_torture

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Like I said before on several occations, Gingerbread is light year ahead of this half-finished ICS wannabe.
In everything - period.
Beside fanciness and somewhat wider choice of apps, which will appeal to "up to date" type of users.
But everything (important) else is on side of GB really. Usability, performance, rock solidness, stability, gaming, etc etc...
As for me, I'm sick of waiting for something to happen, and then being slapped in face harder than before, over and over again.
I was using (torturing myself) ICS in last few weeks just for trying to make myself to like it, and hoping that new update will make it usable finally, but now...
I'm going back to GB for good, at least with this phone. This ICS experience made me appreciate GB even more than before. So, dear fast and usable GB, here I come. I'm sorry I ever left you.
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    Hey. It seems like the "new" 4.0.4 (4.1.B.1.13) is available through Vodafone. I've just updated my phone and here are my thoughts.

    1. The notification led problem hasn't been fixed.
    2. There's no new kernel.
    3. It's a bit smoother than .587. (Actually it's not. Just placebo.)
    4. The touchpad responds better. (Placebo)
    5. The dialer is much faster.

    EDIT:
    6. I'm disappointed in Sony. I've waited so long for this update and it's a pile of t****, slow and buggy. If you're still on GB, stick with it, don't "update"!
    EDIT:
    7. Sony, are you playing us? Video recording still laggy, audio output is still mono.


    EDIT: According to CTCaer the only real change is related to WiFi libraries. There's also a new baseband which might also solve some signal issues. That's all folks! Don't expect better overall performance.

    Download: http://d-h.st/WcP
    Note. Vodafone branded. Contains carrier bloatware.

    Some screens and Benchmarks.
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    thank god this is xda, custom rom and kernel beat the hell out of oem stock rom.

    but at least they tried.
    well try again next time, sony. try harder :p
    3
    Check my post to see what changed.
    Not even the gmail, maps, etc that someone said.

    Also the kernel does not have the performance governor on default. Don't confuse the generic config file that the sources have to a
    sony compiled one. The compiled has all the right changes in config
    3
    Oh yes. There are some changes. Updated system apps like: Gmail, Maps, Play Store. And that's pretty much it.

    What??...that it...pfffttt...sony think that we don't know how to update these app our self...
    3
    Like I said before on several occations, Gingerbread is light year ahead of this half-finished ICS wannabe.
    In everything - period.
    Beside fanciness and somewhat wider choice of apps, which will appeal to "up to date" type of users.
    But everything (important) else is on side of GB really. Usability, performance, rock solidness, stability, gaming, etc etc...
    As for me, I'm sick of waiting for something to happen, and then being slapped in face harder than before, over and over again.
    I was using (torturing myself) ICS in last few weeks just for trying to make myself to like it, and hoping that new update will make it usable finally, but now...
    I'm going back to GB for good, at least with this phone. This ICS experience made me appreciate GB even more than before. So, dear fast and usable GB, here I come. I'm sorry I ever left you.
    This.