Sony Xperia’s WALKMAN app updated to version 7.12.A.0.0

by XB on 12th September 2013

in Applications, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, Xperia Z Ultra

2013-09-12 08.54.57The WALKMAN app in select Sony Xperia smartphones has been updated from build number 7.9.A.0.1 to version 7.12.A.0.0. The update is rolling out for those with the Xperia Z series of phones and those running Android 4.2.2. Sony says that the new update brings performance improvements and bug fixes, although no other noticeable changes are noticed. If you’ve downloaded it, let us know how you’re finding it in the comments below.

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Thanks to all that sent this in!

  • Chetak Parate

    Huh….its been more than 40 days since 4.2.2 roll out anouncement for Xperia ZR, but the update is yet to get push in India.
    Don’t know when exatly this Walkman app will then be updated.

  • Dominic Wong

    None for Z Ultra either

  • XperiaBlog

    It should be (Thanks Jag!)

  • abdo pac

    The only thing that has been changed is the sound enhancements not work anymore! :'(

  • ImAnurag

    Download XperiaZ_Walkman_7.12.A.0.0.apk here – the

  • doraemonboi

    Nothing much have changed on Xperia Z.

  • Praha

    nothing for xperia J…. this is illegal.. all JB devices has new walkman but except J…

  • bryan

    Music Unlimited only available regionally, meaning this update is useless for many users out there. Im from Philippines and i can’t get access to that. Should Sony make it available here, it will be a great improvement. Sadly it’s not.

  • ben

    nothing in acro s =( can sony have fonts please?

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Acro S is not Android 4.2.2.

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Many thanks.

  • ben

    yup that y i regret buying =/

  • ImAnurag

    it is not working on XSP, i tested ( on android 4.1.2 ).

  • Jamal Salem

    1+ saudi arabia

  • Okazuma

    All the 4.2 Jb… the 4.1.2 has been forgotten

  • Hakan Mutlu

    Why do you still use 4.1.2 anyway?

  • kavipkan

    how u r taking screen shot?

  • Okazuma

    because I own an Xperia S and I have to decide to mount a 4.2.2 custom rom with Sony UI (i like it )

  • jag

    Glad to be of service!^^

    Btw.. Please reboot your phone after updating the app to avoid any force restarts or any issues.

  • jag

    Power button + volume down

  • jag

    I think you can make a US SEN account? If you have a PlayStation3 or psvita, you can also have the service with just one subscription. Not sure though.

  • Jan

    Will it work on Xperia S?

  • They still didn’t put back the “Recently Added” playlist.

  • Keheliya

    is it available for xperia s???

  • Tech Gospel

    Downloaded on Tablet Z. I like the Walkman interface, but I use PowerAmp more since the volume, EQ, and crossfade work better than the Walkman app.

  • themanspirit

    Received the OTA update on my ZL, Wednesday night here in New Zealand.

    Keep up the good work, Sony Mobile.

  • TheSparks

    Does anyone have the 4.2 Album app thats capable of viewing Photospheres?

  • Matti

    Checked it out but returned to stock because of the awful picture on the startscreen which is not replacable.

    Also it would be great is the downloaded artist pictures could be changed as well. There’s now only one option.

    Other than this I love the Walkman app It is definitely one of the best music players, even THE best if you ask me and I’ve tried a lot of them!

  • raj

    i got it i got it i got it i got it
    i got it i got it i got it i got it
    i got it i got it i got it i got it
    i got it i got it i got it i got it
    i got it i got it i got it i got it
    i got it i got it i got it i got it

  • raj

    An application is now available for your Xperia(TM) device Version: 7.12.A.0.0
    Description: The “WALKMAN” application brings new intuitive ways to play and find music. Get free access to millions of songs from the Sony Entertainment Network music streaming service “Music Unlimited”, which leverages the great Sony audio engines of Xperia(TM) smartphones. Share your song or listen to what your friends are playing right now. A totally new way to enjoy your music! Features: Software performance improvements and bug fixes New Releases and Top Charts on Music Unlimited Free trial of Sony Entertainment Network’s music streaming service, “Music Unlimited”, including offline playback support (Service availability may vary depending on market and carrier requirements. Terms and conditions apply.) High quality audio and visual enhancement, powered by Sony technologies Discover, play and share new music with Facebook friends UI enhancements; cleaner, smoother and faster user experience

  • raj

    It stopped working post recent firmware update for me. I hoped this new WALKMAN change will fix it. But Alas

  • jag

    I was using poweramp last time and it is great! A lot of things can be customized there but when i used the walkman app with clear audio+ on, there’s no more tweaking needed. So i stopped using poweramp and moved to walkman as my default music player

  • Eman Philic

    ofc, already mentioned above it is for 4.2.2 users

  • Andrew Tan

    Not found for me.

  • 4.3

    everybody is still waiting for 4.3 update on xperia z which needs the latest features/apps of the monster z1

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    They Should have given bug fix update to ALBUM app… Its lagging much worse ;(

  • Okazuma

    No, Xperia s have 4.1.2, this update, like the previus,it’s for 4.2.2 devices

  • iSmoked2Much

    i Wish !

  • Suresh Nair

    same here am also waiting for 4.2.2

  • ImAnurag

    it said, app rolled on 4.2.2 devices, it doesn’t meant it can be used on 4.1.2 devices by pushing in system/app. Though it didn’t work.

  • nidou bossy

    fuck that shit.. isn’t fucking available for my fucking Xperia S, or even the fucking Acro S or the fucking iON!

    i will fucking get it and fucking mod it fucking manually in my fucking phone… VIVA XDA DEVS!!!!

  • djsilentg

    The update was very much needed and it works fine with music unlimited. The offline mode Works as it should.

    The Next update should bring artist info and related artist

    Keep up the good work Sony

  • rus_media

    I have got another update called Xperia Priviledge v2.1

  • George/HeRuNio

    plz update xperia s to 4.2.2

  • abhijit

    Connect your phone to the PC Companion(on your computer and update your device).
    India is the first country where sony launches its phones and software updates too!

  • Vitali


  • mohit

    No changes on zr 4.2.2 Taiwanese fw

  • Hakan Mutlu

    Oh, I see.

  • Pawe? Gajkowski

    thx working on my Zopo C3 (Android 4.2.1)

  • ddff

    Updated my ultra bro. Try your now.

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  • mustafa

    Yes! We need it back

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  • Guest

    Updated on my Tablet Z (4.2.2), it looks like this:

  • Brad Williams

    Got this update last night. Liked it. But given I already pay for SEN, I don’t get freebies. :(

  • thiru

    Pls ADD “RECENTLY ADDED” in Playlist

  • DeLorean75

    Got the update yesterday. (Xperia ZR C5503 in Sweden).

  • bru_boy

    Dude, chill the fuck down, man…
    The new media apps only work for Xperias with JB 4.2.2. Qualcomm doesn’t seem to be interested anymore to give their Snapdragon S3 drivers/support/development anymore. So a crap ton of 2012 devices (Xperia S, HTC One X, Samsung S3 etc) probably won’t get anymore Android updates.
    But like you said, there’s always XDA… or the Z1 ;)

  • DeLorean75

    Wait for Android 4.3 first, coming soon.

  • Gaz Almonte

    I have no idea why. It’s quite simply one of the stupidest moves I’ve experienced with my Z so far. Sony, give us back the playlists!

  • DeLorean75

    I created a US SEN account from Sweden on my PS3. I got in, but the services are still blocked (country IP).

  • nidou bossy

    im very wide fucking chilled but it’s just fucking good to fuck.. isn’t it?

  • jag

    I see.. So it’s still not possible. That sucks!

  • Lakshit

    WALKMAN 7.12.A.0.0 Change Log:

    – Changing the position of Visible Items using Drag & Drop is fixed.
    (earlier the tiles used to come to back to its default position when app was restarted.)
    – Album art issues fixed.
    – Volume issues fixed.
    – Better Stability.

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  • jay

    is this update for the T mobile xperia Z?

  • nidou bossy

    i love that white background, but i have it too in my xperia s, and it’s almost 95% white UI :D

  • huu

    How to get it to your xperia S bro?

  • nidou bossy

    first off u have to have a rooted phone… and here is the link: ;)

  • Eman Philic

    im using xperia v and i have successfully installed this new walkman. google it in xda forums for ur XSP

  • nidou bossy

    Sony RULES and FOREVER ABOVE Samsung!

  • Ali A.Kareem

    I didn’t get it yet :(

  • Chetak Parate

    On a daily basis I keep on checking for update via Sony companion, but no success there. Further more, I even checked with Sony service center, even they didn’t have the 4.2.2 update for XZR.
    Sad it is.

  • monmonito

    Yeah we need the “Recently Added”’s kinda stupid deleting that playlist!

  • Subhajyoti Maity

    when comes for xperia L

  • nidou bossy

    your i wish seemed like iSight :D

    and iLmao @ apple’s shitty names!

  • bigmick777

    So mine had downloaded to phone. Under updates it shows 7.12 and ready install. Clicking the software show’s up the release notes but nowhere can I seem to click to install. The X next to the software title does nothing either. Wondering if I got a corrupt download as it downloaded over several days as had poor WiFi on holiday.
    I have installed manually from the source in this thread but still shoEst the update pending (ready to install) in the menu.

  • nidou bossy

    this is my baby’s next toy!

  • Aragorn

    I have the same issue, Own a Xpreia J…. damn you Sony !

  • D

    I have instaling on my xperia s

  • kerry

    my music repeats same song and I cant find off button for

  • Stephen

    i cannot sign into music unlimited app on my xperia Z1 since the update and cannot use my 60 days of free access via xperia priviledges
    its like giving you something with one hand and then taking it away with another

  • Mz

    I have a problem with my walkman app.

    after an update for my xperia zu couple of months ago all my playlists were duplicated in the walkman app with one of each being completely empty. i have tried everything but i can’t get rid of them.
    deleting all my playlists
    removing sd card
    clearing cash and data for walkman app
    deleting cash in
    non of them worked for me.
    also these gost playlists don’t appear in any other music app!
    any suggestions?

  • aimee

    Does it wipe your music?

  • Saagar

    i used to Love the “Recently added” playlist – tht way i dont have to keep looking for the new music i jst added. unfortunately these new updates have scraped it. Kindly bring back those default recently added / most played etc Playlists – @5aagar


    Stupid Sony! WALKMAN NO RECENTLY ADDED PLAYLIST? FREAKING DUMB! Learn your consumer! shit

  • Mjah

    Since this update, the walkmann gone down every time I try to open it. I can’t even go back to a previous version. If I try to reach it via the “Settings / Aps” it goes down too. (xperia Z)

  • They really do. Or tell us how to add a smart playlist via Media Go. How can they take away Recently Added?!!

  • Eman Philic

    how about 4.4 for my XV ?

  • Aayush

    What about xperia c?…. It comes with 4.2.2 out of the box.. ..

  • Home Sick

    How come i don’t get the update ?
    I’m using Xperia ZL, there are only a system update in Update Center. No walkman update..
    I also have use Sony PC Companion and it said my ZL is already up to date..
    Just now, I have read your thread about walkman player will get the latest update, here it is
    Questions, How to update to latest walkman player for my Xperia ZL ?
    And can i have the [8.0.A.0.3] update too ?
    Please help, give a tutorial if you don’t mind.. :)

  • mahesh

    m not able to sign in that application

  • Martin Ambre

    not for acro S .96 / JB-4.1.2
    never an update for xperia S Series

  • Oliver Thilak

    What the fuck why don’t have any update xperia c… My movie player was 4.0.A.26

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  • ajesh sridharan

    What’s the latest version of the Walkman app for xperia c?

  • Shahnawaz

    Plz update xperia s 4.2.2

  • nidou bossy

    Xperia S won’t be updated to 4.2.2 because Qalcomm didn’t provide the chipset driver for Xperia S’s to Sony!

  • ace

    hi…can i ask how to find my walkman in xperia P,i dont know whats happen,but its gone n i cant find it..pls help me?

  • amy louise

    does anyone know how i can cancel my walkman before my free trial has ended because i don’t want to get charged. ??

  • cozziey

    Yeah I don’t like it very much

  • Chris Jeffries

    I hate this interface. Took me AGES to find the option to turn off track repeat. (No need to tell me, I found it now.) Everything is hidden and half the screen is taken up by a picture of some guy playing a guitar. On a device where screen estate s limited what sort of design decision is that.

    What’s more I can’t even uninstal the damn program, it’s locked in. So I can’t free up the space for something that suits me better.

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