How to Install Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (4.0.2.A.0.42) Update on Xperia ray ST18i

Android 2.3.4 firmware update is launched and available in almost all countries , this firmware update is official and available through pc companion.

After a long time Sony released android 2.3.4 update for xperia ray and other xperia phones , this update comes with many new feature likes Facebook inside xperia v2 and built in screen capture feature.

Sony also added swype keyboard in this update , they named it gesture input feature. With this keyboard no need to switch swype input again and again , just type when you want to type and swype when you want to.

Some folder and widget also changed in this firmware , This time sony also introduced a new feature to share android apps with friends , this feature let you share any app by dragging it to top.

I have tested stability and speed of this firmware , no lg what so ever Winking smile You will be very happy after installing this update , so lets start , first take a look on new added features

Some Android 2.3.4 features you will get from this update are



  • Google Talk with Video Chat for smartphones with front-facing cameras
  • Updated Facebook inside Xperia™ functionality for enhanced like, share and discover abilities. We have talked about Facebook  inside Xperia™ on previous posts.
  • Xperia™ smartphones introducing world’s first 3D Sweep Panorama functionality powered by Sony.
  • Gesture input – text input by swiping the finger from one letter to the next
  • Screen capture – allows the user to share a screen grab from anywhere in the phone

Install Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware on Xperia ray ST18i

    Method [1]
    Install pc companion on your computer , connect your phone and check for firmware update . if this update is available in your country then it will ask you to install update. accept it and let it finish update
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      Method [2]

    If this update is not available in your country or you are unable to install it via pc companion then follow this method

    First Download required files

    1. Download flash tool
    2. Download Android 2.3.4 firmware (4.0.2.A.0.42)

    Follow firmware installing guide



    Congratulations !! you have successfully installed android 2.3.4 gingerbread firmware on your xperia ray , enjoy much faster and stable gingerbread phone. 

    I will post many new guides and how tos for xperia ray soon, so stay tuned with us and don’t forget to leave comment below and If you like this update then share it with your friends 😉

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    1. Iseedeadpeople_00 says:

      can this be done for unrooted phone which is now 4.0.2.A.0.62…… i

    2. Manuelkawano_92 says:

      firmware can turn spanish?

    3. ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਬਾਈ ਜੀ
      ਮੈਨੂੰ ਆਪਨੇ ਆਰਕ ਲਈ (4.0.2.A.0.62) ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਸੀ|ਹੋ ਸਕੇ ਤਾ ਨੈਟ ਤੇ ਚਾੜ ਦਿੳੁ ਜਾ ਲਿੰਕ ਲੱਭ ਦਿੳੁ|
      ਧੰਨਵਾਦ ਸਹਿਤ
      ਕਮਲਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ

    4. Vindjadhav says:
    5. can i update my hTC wildfire ?

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