Xperia SP Android 4.3 firmware certified with build 12.1.A.0.253

by XB on 23rd December 2013

in Android, Firmware, Xperia SP

Sony Xperia SP_12.1.A.0.253The PTCRB website has just certified a new firmware update for the Sony Xperia SP (C5302, C5303, C5306). Firmware build 12.1.A.0.253 is expected to be the Android 4.3 update and compares to the current build version 12.0.A.2.254. Given the certification date, we may even end up seeing this arrive before the year is out. We’ll keep you posted.

Sony Xperia SP_12.1.A.0.253

Thanks Christian, Mischell53 and Patryk!

  • aekara21

    yes!!!!!now give it to us before 2014!

  • Guest

    Woohoo! Either way, update is good!

  • Salman Rashid

    hurry up please!!

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  • Xperian

    It will be released on December 30

  • hash

    it will be released on December 31st , 11.59 pm
    at least its in december..right? :)

  • Salman Rashid

    forever waiting :v

  • Riccardo

    Yesssssss <3

  • K.Etov

    So for V,T,TX we will have to wait for January. That’s bad.

  • AA

    Oh god my body is ready… I mean my mom’s SP (which I bought for her).

  • Luxsaan06

    Sony is on Fire….

  • Gorga Naibaho

    Great news. They sure aren’t lazy with their promises these days. I really wish this update will at least get rid of the SP’s annoying memory management bug.

  • Mhar Jayson Cortez

    How about xperia v? Sony promised that it will have 4.3 but until now no ptcrb certification yet. And L already have??? Why?? It is torture for us to see any news on other device and our xperia t tx especially
    My v doesnt have any news :(

  • nameofthewind

    and flickering screen

  • Guest

    Glad it isn’t just me we these problems. Annoying as hell, especially with the double photo’s :/
    Also, how the LED bar flashes once with the customised colour, then goes to default colour and how is isn’t as bright now.
    Actually, kind of wishing I never updated the phone, hopefully this will fix it all.

  • nameofthewind

    never experienced the double photo thing, but what annoys me the most is the touch problems when using the phone lying on its back

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  • Gayashan

    What’s wrong with u Sony….what happen to our xperia V,T,TX devices…we want 4.3 update urgently…we can’t wait for January…please give 4.3 update to our devices before January….

  • Sonny

    Best Christmas gift

  • Anon

    I hope they fix the weak Wi-Fi signal problem and improve the camera quality

  • Gautam

    I’ve got an Xperia SP and skipped 12.0.A.2.254. Can I directly upgrade to 12.1.A.0.253 or should I upgrade to 12.0.A.2.254 first?

  • ani

    Thanx sony for dis we luv u nd ur hard work keep going on and on good luck

  • Fransiskus Fariodi


  • sujeeth Kumar

    no need..u can directly upgrade to 12.1.A.0.253

  • Tamilan

    Ya correct, sony take response very delay..

  • Tamilan

    I am waiting for my xperia sp 4.3 update, i think xperia Christmas gift…

  • Joe Muchoki

    Goodmorning Sony!! This is the best late Christmas gift ever:)
    Can’t wait:D

  • John

    Xperia T please!!!

  • Nikolai ivanov

    Where for Xperia T????

  • Mohammad-R

    After days and weeks wait !

    Maybe after update camera will not work anymore ! battery fail ,
    touch problems , Notification LED will not working anymore (maybe hardware
    fail) ! and after so many problems our phones will Explode !

    Like past Sony’s updates !

  • mahdi

    where is 4.3 for T/TX/V ?!!!!!!! :O

  • Jack

    My battery is crazy sometimes i can use for 2 days but sometimes i can’t use in a day. i hope this update fix that.

  • Ani

    Hope it’ll have same 4.3 features as compared to the z series xperias..

  • Nikolai ivanov


  • Patrol619

    T and V are the oldest phones out of these 10 (and L too), so they will receive update at the end.

  • panagi?tis

    Keep dreaming. Sony don’t fix they just update. As for the camera get used to it. If you don’t have a Sony flagship the camera is bad. Very very bad

  • Mhar Jayson Cortez



    Update 4.3 in 30 December on 100%

  • Nikolai ivanov


  • flo irimescu

    You forgot TX for upgrade! When happens this wonder?

  • Gautam


  • Julius

    Buy a newer device, nothing is wrong with Sony

  • InspectorGadget80

    I’m so glad I didn’t bought the xperia T. Like I always say WAIT till end of the year for newer devices that will get the update software don’t go out and rush just because something is new.

  • Tim Aries

    are you dumb or just stupid?

  • Tim Aries

    seriously I dont expect this update to be good, or at least as good as its from the Z series lol

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  • Mehdi bach

    yeah That’s right :/

  • Mehdi Prince

    I Still wait when The update 4.3 is released O.o :v

  • zeath

    suwe tenan..mbok sesok wae..

  • AdZ.raz0r

    will the new update solve it? I seldom face that touch problem though.

  • Joko Kurniawan


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  • zairolafzal zainal

    This what happen when sony putting a good hardware spec into their midrange device. Midrange user will asking something similar equally to highend xperia device user. Chill out midrange user ur update will arriving soon…

  • Mohammad

    hahaha…its joke :)

  • pappfer

    Here you can see a leaked image of the settings menu of Xperia SP running Android 4.3.

  • misteraids

    I don’t know, maybe I just with my Xperia SP (C5303), but I don’t seem to have any of the problems listed in this comment section, apart from the poor wifi, which is rarely an issue for me. Also, with the camera, I don’t get what’s wrong with that either, my friends and I all agree that my camera actually takes the most detailed shots (compared agaist Xperia S, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, and iPhone 4S). I just fiddled around with the settings, and I’ve found that yes, in low light, the Xperia SP takes crappy photos, but outside, it can really take amazing photos. Oh as for the front facinf camera, well, that’s just unbearable everywhere. Anyways, I’m just glad we’re getting 4.3 at last, and 4.4 next year too!

  • András Csaba Sz?cs

    Yay Hungarian fellows! :)

  • deekbee

    Don’t really care about 4.3 as such, I just wish Sony would submit an update that would make the camera usable. Been playing with a Lumia 625 today – half the price of the Xperia SP, but easily twice as good a camera.

  • deekbee

    Although even the flagship cameras aren’t that amazing :(

  • gaben

    I hope at least the terrible WIFI reception problem will disappear.

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  • Mathieu De Cola

    This update is the longest i ever seen -_- Must be for The 30 or december I heard !!

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  • Diego Kcerez

    Hola! .. una consulta, esto me respondieron, desde servicio tecnico de sony mobile:

    Gracias por contactar el centro de soporte de Sony Xperia™.

    Estamos anunciando el comienzo de actualizaciones para Android 4.3 para enero para los modelos Sony Xperia™ Z, Xperia™ ZL, Xperia™ ZR, Xperia™ Tablet Z, Xperia™ SP, Xperia™ Z Ultra y Xperia™ Z1.

    Además podemos confirmar que los modelos Sony Xperia™ T, Xperia™ TX y Xperia™ V también recibirán Android 4.3 a partir de enero. Seguiremos esforzándonos cada día por satisfacer las necesidades de todos nuestros clientes mejorando el software y hardware de nuestros productos para ofrecerte la mejor experiencia, añadiendo nuevas y mejores aplicaciones.

    Nota: Según la fecha de compra, es posible que ya tengas la última versión de software. Las actualizaciones de software están disponibles en distintos momentos según el país y el operador. Por eso, no podemos darte la fecha exacta en la que una actualización específica estará disponible para tu teléfono.

    Para conocer las últimas noticias, información adicional y soporte de productosSony Xperia™ por favor visita . O te puedes comunicar con nuestra línea de atención y soporte en Perú 0800-532-38.



  • cachanilla86

    Diego, es tu primer Sony? Al parecer veo que al igual que yo lo compraste “liberado”, es decir no lo compraste a X operador telefónico. Las actualizaciones se liberan por etapas. Sony usa el SI Number, un numero de 8 digitos por ejemplo 1272-1444. De vez en cuando Sony anuncia que de tal numero a tal numero ya estan recibiendo la actualizacion. Como lo compraste liberado puede que te llegue el primer dia, o una semana despues o 1 mes despues, no hay manera de saberlo. Si no quieres esperar la unica manera de actualizarte es con Flashtool.

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  • True teller

    Are you retarded Julius? Xperia T was flagship model, this phone deserve 4.3/4.4, I can’t understand update policy of sony why they are updating that crappy phone X SP faster than T…

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  • Eric

    Simply because the crappy XSP is better than the T

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  • Sabin Jamal

    I want 4.3 now !

  • andy roid

    Its processor and battery are better and thats it! SP has far less internal storage, a weak camera and poor screen that comes with bugs! Not as comfortable to hold either and feels thick to hold! Not everyone wants a phone just for the gaming performance and xperia T with adreno 225 is still very capable of thrashing some of the latest phones!

  • Sabin Jamal

    Why are u so sure ?

  • Kor5252

    When it is Polen??

  • rezaramz

    The top part of my xperia SP touch screen ( about 1 cm ) doesn’t work. Any hope to be solved with android 4.3 ??

  • Bradkal

    If I find out that Sony wont/can’t make 4.4 for the T I’ll flash 4.4 that the community makes, there’s a lot of issues that Companies have to deal with which the community doesn’t have to!
    so dedicated people will create updates for phones they use because they want it!
    So free android, Cyogenmod, Ubuntu Touch, sailfish, you have a possibility to load any of those on your device if you unlock it and install, well if the community makes it available!
    As soon as sony stops supporting the T I am Ubuntu Touching my Xperia or upgrading threw another version of android made by the community!
    You just cant expect Sony or the community to keep supporting the devices, but you can trust the community in getting you the latest and greatest before any company! (other then the obvious such as google for android, you can’t get 4.5/5.0 if google hasn’t released it)

  • panagi?tis

    flagship cameras are very bad but better than the middle range

  • Mathieu De Cola

    Tomorrow hopefully for sp’s owners!! Finger cross !!

  • Swashgear Jain

    Its already 30th day of the month…..where is the update…????? Sony is f***iest company ever

  • Sabin Jamal

    Stll NO 4.3 :@

  • Giannis Salonikios

    30 December…what happened update;;_

  • Jas

    True Story……

  • Jas

    Today is the last second day for the year.Still haven’t update news=_=!

  • Salman Rashid

    today is the 30th of December and still no 4.3 :@

  • panagi?tis

    i cant find xperia sp in SUS. anyone knows why? i want to repair the phone and i cant with pc conpanion in Win 8.1

  • Giannis Salonikios

    16:48 in Greece time….update 4.3 ;;;

  • nickyvengeance

    Still waiting, lol.

  • Julius

    Personally I had both, and the SP has way better performance. All Sony devices have poor viewing angles. And why call names? I never insulted anyone and I refuse to go all the way down to your level by doing so:). The processor on the SP is as powerful as a QuadCore and I haven’t had any bugs or problems with mine. The Xperia T is a 2012 phone and had his good run, I also like the design better and I’m sure that the will upgrade it but they have are going to upgrade the newer phones first. Sony has always been slow with updates so lets cross our fingers XD

  • Sabin Jamal

    did u got the update ?

  • Sabin Jamal


  • hossein

    oh,I think sony forget the sp-because xperia is got 4.2.2 android but the sp is………….

  • gaben

    19:41 CET – still nothing

  • Nitin Pradhan


  • Nitin Pradhan

    4.3 is loading……..


    Sony’s well-fucked us

  • Vijay

    looking at the december date… i started looking for it from 1st dec…. its 9 AM on 31st Dec (IST) and I am still waiting… customer is master till he buys product … once he bought, he is made to realise what he is… a slave

  • Angry User

    If sony dares to leave the “wifi weak signal” out of the upgrade not only will be my last sony device, I also will proceed legally because is not posible that the upgrade is also DLNA certified, you will earn an eternal non buyer, not only on smarts even in other products from Sony like Blu ray even PS4 wont be my new console, it will be Wii U or Xbox One, just my opinion dont fell ofended fanboys of sony, please.

  • Kuya


  • Giannis Salonikios

    What happened update;;; 31 December 2013 10:15 time is Greece… No updated….
    Why Sony;;;;;;;;;

  • ??????? ????????

    I am from GREECE has not yet come the upgrades …. When will be which date;;;; Please answer my question!

  • Sabin Jamal

    its 8:00 PM in india…. where is the fucking 4.3 update ????? Bloody liars

  • Vinoth Kumar

    If SP’s update is only in 2014, then why sony didn’t change the date in SP’s support page? It is still 12-2013. Give update right now OR go and change there first.

  • jass

    Still waiting dear sony plz update any news regarding jellybean 4.3 update…….

  • Akshay Venkataramana

    Still 2 hrs left for the year.. Sp users still hoping to get the 4.3 update.. but will it get out globally? or like region wise like the z series had rolled out.. if that’s the case then India will not get by 2 hrs.. lets just wait and see what the Sony does..

  • Sabin Jamal

    they foooold us… bitches

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  • Anubis

    If you Sony guys don’t roll out the KitKat update for SP soon, I swear I’ll find you, and I WILL kill you. -_-”
    – An ‘outdated’ Xperia SP user

  • Razvan Crisan

    lies lies only lies ,i`m pee on sony , buy samsung ; this is fkt up ; sony its a big lie

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