Sony Xperia acro S LT26w aka Sony Hikari is a very stylish looking Android smartphone running Android 4.0 ICS out of the box and may be upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in future. The smartphone can now be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and all thanks to CyanogenMod 10 aka CM10 stable release. This 4.3 inch smartphone with 342 ppi display is powered by dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor, have Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset inside and feature 1GB of RAM as well as Adreno 220 GPU. The hardware spec is good enough to run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
This guide below is compatible only and only with the Sony Xperia acro S LT26w. It’s not compatible with any other Xperia variant. Check your device model in Settings» About phone.
CM10 stable custom ROM is based on official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean release and comes with various tweaks, options and customizability features which cannot be found in stock ROMs. This ROMs is bloatware free and hence offer fast performance and bigger battery life.
We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of installing this custom ROM on Sony Xperia acro S LT26w. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.
Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.
SMS & Call Log – Use SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & Settings – Use Android default backup options.
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to Internal/External SD card.
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Phones]
- You already have USB Driver Installed for Sony Xperia acro S LT26w in your PC. [USB Driver].
- Bootloader is unlocked. [Go to –> unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com]
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide].
- Your device is rooted [Guide] and have ClockworkMod Recovery Installed [Guide].
If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to move in the next page of this guide where we compile an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean based CM10 custom ROM on Sony Xperia acro S LT26w.
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