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Since the announcement from Sony has come that all the Xperia 2011 line-up will not be upgraded beyond Ice Cream Sandwich, many people due to the poor performance of ICS will be willing to downgrade their Xperia 2011 phones to Ginger Bread.

Here I am going to explain the steps in detail for downgrading to Ginger Bread. Please follow all the steps carefully else you are in the danger of bricking your phone.

If you are not sure that you can do it on your own it’s better you hand your phone to Sony Service Center and ask them to downgrade it for you. Else be a man and follow the steps.


  • FlashTool by Androxyl.
  • A Ginger Bread ROM according to your phone model (Select a build number that you want).
XPERIA 4.0.2.A.0.42
Arc S 4.0.2.A.0.42 4.0.2.A.0.62 or Link 2
Arc 4.0.2.A.0.42 4.0.2.A.0.62
Neo V 4.0.2.A.0.42 4.0.2.A.0.62
Neo 4.0.2.A.0.42 4.0.2.A.0.62
Ray 4.0.2.A,0.42 4.0.2.A.0.62
Pro (*) 4.0.2.A.0.42 4.0.2.A.0.62
Play 4.0.2.A.0.42 4.0.2.A.0.62
Live with walkman 4.0.2.A.0.42   4.0.2.A.0.58 4.0.2.A.0.62
Mini 4.0.2.A.0.42 4.0.2.A.0.62
Mini Pro (*) 4.0.2.A.0.42
Active 4.0.2.A.0.42

Now after you have downloaded both the FlashTool and GB ROM the Party starts.

Step 1: Install the FlashTool (I will consider that it is installed in C:/Flashtool/ ).

Step 2: Now extract the .tft file from the GB ROM and place it in C:/Flashtool/firmwares/ (Remove any other already existing files).

Step 3: Run the Flashtool and click on the Flash icon and then select “flash mode” and click “ok”.

Step 4: Select the Firmware that you want to flash and then on the right pane make sure it appears as follows.

Step 5: Select “ok” and then follow the instructions when asked to connect the phone. It takes a while and then voila……!!!! The most stable Android version is in your phone 🙂 🙂