Update Sony Xperia Neo V MT11i With Official ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

Previously Sony Rolled Out ICS 4.0.3 Update For Xperia Neo V.Now They Have Started Rolling Out ICS 4.0.4 Updates For The Same Device.Though They Have Not Released This Update For All SI Numbers of Neo V, You Can Update It Manually Before They Release ItOfficially For Your MT11i. This Update is Also Available On PCC (PC Companion) & OTA For The Specific SI Numbers of Neo V. If Your Device’s SI Number is Not Listed in The List. Either Wait For The Official Release Or Update It Manually By Following The Procedure Given Below..

Let Us Go For The Remaining Portion of This Article Where We Will Be Checking The Following Things :

  1. Essential Steps Before Updating Firmware.
  2. Procedure To Update Sony Xperia Neo V MT11i With Official ICS 4.0.4.

update sony xperia neo v mt11i with official ics 4 0 4 firmware0Disclaimer: We Have Made This Article Covering Each And Every Part At Our Level Best.In Case If Any Damage Happens to Your Device (It Should not Be), Neither We nor Sony will Be Held Responsible For It.And Also Please Be Noted That Flashing Firmware May Void Your Device’s Warranty.So Flash It At Your Own Risk.

Essential Steps Before Updating Firmware:

  • You Must Enable USB Debugging By Checking the Box in your device by Following the Path Below:

Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging

  • It will highly Recommended to Backup all Your data Stored in your phone So as to Restore it back just in case If You Lose or Corrupt the Data During this Process.
  • Your Device Must be Charged up to 70% or Above Battery Level to Ensure that Your Device should not be Turned Off During this Process.
  • It will be Recommended to Temporary Disable Security Tools as well as Antivirus Installed on your Computer as This might Interrupt the Process.

By Assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned in Essential Steps Before Updating Firmware, You are Now Ready to Move on procedure Where We Will be Checking how to apply ICS 4.0.4 Firmware Update in Xperia Neo V.

Procedure To Update Sony Xperia Neo V MT18i With Official ICS 4.0.4 :

  • Firstly You Need To Download The Two Files Which is Mentioned Below :

  1. Xperia Flashtool.
  2. Xperia Neo V ICS 4.0.4 Firmware Package. | 191.67 MB
  • Install Flashtool Which You’ve Just Downloaded In Your Computer (For You Convenience, It is Recommended To Install Flash Tool in C: Drive).
  • Extract Xperia Neo V ICS 4.0.4 Firmware Update Package (MT11i_4.1.B.0.431_Customized Central Europe 3.ftf.7z) in Your PC, You’ll Get .ftf File.
  • Navigate C:–>flashtool–>firmwares Directory.Delete All The Data in That Directory If It is Present Over There.
  • Copy/Move The Extracted Firmware Package File (MT11i_4.1.B.0.431_Customized Central Europe 3.ftf) In The C:–>flashtool–>firmwares Directory.
  • Now We’ll Proceed To The Actual Firmware Updating Procedure In Our Further Tutorial.
  • Open Xperia Flashtool Which You’ve Just Installed.Select Flash Option From The Top Corner of The Tool.(Refer The Image Below).

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  • You’ll Be Ask To Select Either Flash Mode Or Fastboot Mode.Select Flash Mode & Press Ok.

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  • After Selecting Flash Mode, Firmware Selection Window Will Appear.In The Left Side Select MT11i (Version 4.1.B.0.431).
  • In The Right Side, Tick The Following 4 Options Only.
  1. Wipe data
  2. Wipe cache
  3. Wipe apps log
  4. No Final Verification

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  • Press Ok Button. Wait For It To Prepare.Now It will Ask You To Connect Your Mobile, Follow The Steps Carefully & Connect Your Phone.(While Connecting The Device To The Computer, Turn Off Your Xperia Neo V. Press & Hold The Back Key.Now Connect It To The PC).
  • As Soon As Connect Your Device To PC, Flashing Process Should Now Start.Once You See The Flashing Finished Message In Flashtool. Remove/Detach The Device From PC & Wait For The Device To Reboot (First Boot After Flashing Firmware Takes More Time Than The Usual.So Don’t Panic & Be Patient).

Congratulations ! By This Time You Have Successfully Update Your Sony Xperia Neo V With Latest Firmware Update of ICS 4.0.4. Now In Case If You Face Any Difficulty While Flashing The Firmware, Do Let me Know In Comments.I Will Be There To Assist You As Quick As Possible.

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Viraj Kshatriya

Hello everyone, I'm Viraj, the chief editor at Android Legend. When I'm not checking out the latest stuff happening in Android, I mostly spend my time flashing different ROMs, testing Android apps & games. Feel free to join me on Google+.
  • xydan

    a problem and solution i found while flashing my neo v – might be useful for some of you – tx for the help here – http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-pro-Xperia-neo-V-Xperia/PC-freeze-at-SEMC-Flash-device-found-during-upgrade-of-android/td-p/231484/page/2

  • vinay

    Thanks bro
    ur guidelines n information is totally cool
    i updated my neo v yesterday,
    thanks a lot VIRAj

    • Viraj Kshatriya

      You’re welcome Vinay :)

    • dhruv

      kaise kia bhai
      ics ne phone ki aesi ki tesi kar ke rakh rakh ki h
      ics se ginger p kaise kara

  • vidyadhar

    hi bro i rooted my neo v but icant use usb on the go pls help me

  • A Kim Le

    yaw man, my xperia neo v is using MT15i , Got problem , my phone restart over and over again.. help me pls..

    • Sajeer Salim

      I had the same problem. I approached service centre and they re-installed system software. Now it’s working fine. You can also do it with Sony Update Service.

  • kaven

    i will try this now men. wish me luck to upgrade my neo v. thanks in advance.

  • http://none che

    THANKS MAN IT WORKS FOR ME!!!VIOLA! if you have the s1 boot problem.download it first and then instal.. here’s the link: http://dl.xda-developers.com/attachdl/ed9238c540e5ee92e3f63cb4f55b95b5/51e3e304/7/1/8/0/6/0/USBFlash_driver.zip

  • Rajesh

    Hi Viraj,

    My mobile Sony Ericson neo v is running on 4.0.4 and i am facing a serious problem with the blue tooth, when ever i switch on the blue tooth – it happens unexpectedly, wantedly if we continuously switch on and switch off blue tooth even 50 times it does not have any problem , it gets continuously restarted. I gave my mobile in the service center, they even reloaded the software and again after 15 days the same issues started, then i called them again, they suggested me to connect to Sony updater and follow the steps. now i faced the same problem many times, i used the updater to correct it, can you help me in this case what can i do flashing the device will help me any thing. Even my fren has faced the same problem on the Sony walk man. but some of my frens using the neo v mobile with the same version are not facing any problem.i have sent man mails to sony but they have a repeated answer please visit service center. can you please help me how can i solve the issue, even rooting is fine for me. and one more question in the above thread if i install back the ICS will i get the warranty. Please reply and help me at the earliest
    - Rajesh

    • Viraj SK

      Currently, which build number are you running on your phone?

      • Rajesh

        Build running on my mobile is 4.1.B.0.587

      • Xian

        Bro wbt Xperia neo?(MT 15i) m using it r8 nw….is different than mt11i ??? cause i can see the firmware package i gave was different :/

  • shardul

    my phone got unrooted after flashing. It was previously rooted but since i wanted to flash a rom i flashed this firmware (as it was said on XDA)
    now vl i need to root it again all over?

    • Viraj SK


  • kaja mohideen

    Copy/Move The Extracted Firmware Package File (MT11i_4.1.B.0.431_Customized Central Europe 3.ftf) In The C:–>flashtool–>firmwares Directory.
    i dont how to work this file

  • win

    21/015/2013 14:15:19 – ERROR -
    21/015/2013 14:15:19 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    21/015/2013 14:15:20 – ERROR – Drivers need to be installed for connected device.
    21/015/2013 14:15:20 – ERROR – You can find them in the drivers folder of Flashtool.

    what to do about this?

  • Themis

    19/050/2013 17:50:46 – INFO – <- This level is successfully initialized
    19/050/2013 17:50:47 – INFO – Flashtool Version built on 2013-01-09 19:49:47
    19/050/2013 17:50:47 – INFO – You can drag and drop ftf files here to start flashing them
    19/050/2013 17:50:55 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode
    19/050/2013 17:50:59 – INFO – Selected MT11i_4.1.B.0.431_Customized Central Europe 3.ftf
    19/050/2013 17:50:59 – INFO – Preparing files for flashing
    19/051/2013 17:51:02 – INFO – Please connect your device into flashmode.
    19/051/2013 17:51:02 – INFO – Opening device for R/W
    19/051/2013 17:51:03 – INFO – Start Flashing
    19/051/2013 17:51:03 – INFO – Processing loader
    19/051/2013 17:51:03 – INFO – Checking header
    19/051/2013 17:51:03 – INFO – Ending flash session
    19/051/2013 17:51:03 – ERROR -
    19/051/2013 17:51:03 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted
    19/051/2013 17:51:03 – INFO – Device connected in flash mode

  • jeje

    after doin the steps nothing happens and the flashtool only says this.
    15/040/2013 11:40:43 – INFO – Device connected with USB debugging off
    15/040/2013 11:40:43 – INFO – For 2011 devices line, be sure you are not in MTP mode

  • jeje

    nothing happen. after doin the steps please help what to do.

  • jeje

    Device connected with USB debugging off
    15/000/2013 11:00:52 – INFO – For 2011 devices line, be sure you are not in MTP mode
    i already turn it off and nothing happen


    i had updated my phone but my front camera isnt working !! suggest something !

  • John

    I did all the steps mentioned … i just started my phone i am not able to see the main menu … it just rotation between sony logo .. again and again

    • Viraj SK

      Wiping data through flash tool will resolve the issue…

      • Naeem ur Rehman

        Asalam o alikum bhai
        mery xperia neo v mai software update nai ho raha kisi bh tarh mai kiya karoo

  • shubham

    hey man reply me

  • shubham

    heloo man i have done all this wt u say and at last the process complete ony 7% and then it says ending flash session so i reomove phone from pc and started to switch on but now i cant turn on mobile its just vibrate and nothing else plzz help me

  • srikanth

    how to update

  • ranbir

    dear frnds..
    i hv tring to my tym to update my exeria mt11i
    but i cant update..
    its informe me tht. ur have a latest softwree on ur handset..
    cn u pls gv me ..
    how can i update my mt11i…

  • palak

    Dear Viraj,

    I have an error updating my present firmware 6.1.a.2.45 to -55 in xperial lt26ii.
    Everything goes fine until the last screen appears saying attach micro usb along with pressing volume down key. WHen doing this, the usb cable is not recognized.
    Can you help find me what can be the probable error ?
    I m using win 8 system.

    regards, Palak

  • Falana

    Thanx a lot man…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/sahra.maghribia.77 Sahra Maghribia

    merci c est bien fait , sans faute

    • Viraj SK

      soyez le bienvenu.!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/George.Hal14 George Hal

    can i use it with greek language?

  • Vatsal koradia

    Hey actually I wanted to update via flashtool but never done it before. actually am tensed if i brick my phone or so. Can you please help? and what to do please suggest!

  • http://www.facebook.com/DolaKing1 Adel Mabrouk

    thx maaaaaan sooooooooooooooooo much u r soooooooo useful

  • ali

    No flashtools…it says Removed

    • jairaj shetty

      get it from the torrent , i downloaded and it worked flawlessly.

  • Amer78

    keep saying error flashing what to do

    • Viraj SK

      Please follow the same procedure again..

  • Mohamed H Hamed

    I need you help mobile take along time and I didn’t get any responce!!

    and when I click on power mobile didn’t open :(

    Can you help me !


    • Viraj SK

      Detach Your Phone From PC. Connect It & then Follow the steps again

    • http://www.facebook.com/George.Hal14 George Hal

      you may have brick your phone.. anyway you can fix it but i dont know how, search on google how to unbrick or something..