Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i was launched with Android Ice Cream Sandwich running on the board as the specifications of the device fully support this version of the Android Firmware. There’s been no word about any update to Jelly Bean, however, if you install a custom recovery and flash a JB ROM, you can enjoy the all new version of Android on your device. ClockworkMod Recovery has become available for the device and it takes only a minute to install. Once it’s done, you’re ready to flash custom ROMs on the device that will let you enjoy the new features that were introduced with that particular version of firmware. Let’s see how you can get the ClockworkMod Recovery on your Xperia Tipo ST21i.
I. Before You Begin:
1. You must have done our How to Root the Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i procedure.
2. This should replace your current recovery with the ClockworkMod Recovery.
II. Downloading Required Files:
1. ClockworkMod Recovery (It’s attached in the first post)
III. Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i:
1. Download and place the ClockworkMod Recovery archive on your Desktop.
2. Unzip files from the archive to your Desktop. You can use free tools like WinRAR to do so.
3. Enable the USB debugging option on your device by heading to Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.
4. Connect the device to your PC via USB cable.
5. Double-click on the install.bat file and the process should begin.
6. Follow the instructions displayed on your screen.
7. Once done, reboot the device.
8. You’re all set!
Wonderful! Since you now have a custom recovery on your device, you can go ahead and flash custom ROMs on the device.
IV. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):
1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Tipo ST21i to learn how to do that.
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