New Android 4.3 firmware certified for Xperia SP with build 12.1.A.0.266

by XB on 29th January 2014

in Android, Firmware, Xperia SP


Xperia SP_12.1.A.0.266Sony has just certified a new Android 4.3 firmware build for the Xperia SP (C5302, C5303, C5306) with build version 12.1.A.0.266. This follows on from the previously certified build of version number 12.1.A.0.263. Sony has said that the Android 4.3 firmware update for the Xperia SP will arrive at the latest by “early February”, so this certification will tie in with that. However, this is the third Android 4.3 certified build for the Xperia SP, fingers crossed it ends up being the final build before release.

Xperia SP_12.1.A.0.266

Thanks Aadi and shhshs!

  • lol

    where is my updateeeeeee

  • Reynaldi Sutrisno

    Good, more bugs will be fixed in this new certified FW.
    But when will they release it??

  • sp user

    So the update should arrive on feb 4

  • Capt Yolo

    Dickheads

  • Giovanni

    this is great….finally fix all bugs? come on sony, release it… the update in my country come in march?? :((

  • Erdélyi Gábor

    Should I laugh or cry? …

  • Giovanni

    nothing…buy a new phone LOL

  • ????? ??????

    Endless saga…

  • techielover

    haha just soo thoughtless now .. feels like android updates couldn’t be so scary ;

  • Erdélyi Gábor

    Now I’m really thinking of buying a Nexus 5. I’ve became an update addict…

  • techielover

    really so pissed off they made all the sony t.v,sp users broken promises after one another

  • pplaseboetkisi

    finaly

  • Giovanni

    yeah…. i want nexus 5…..for secure update. i’m very angry……

  • infinity

    Like I said in the last certification, Sony just hire Doomlord and fire everyone else! He’s the one who gets things done!

  • Giovanni

    i have a bad camera, bad wifi and other bugs from the first day i have buy this phone!! (srry for bad english) very very angry….

  • techielover

    dont worry its the story of every user lol

  • Sabin Jamal

    This shit wont release…sony is playing on peoples

  • techielover

    certifying and rejecting certifying and rejecting certifying and rejecting certifying and rejecting certifying and rejecting ..Android getting too complicated as always ;/

  • techielover

    every phone become worthless after 6 months damn

  • RiK

    Oops again..! New certification of 4.3 #lol

  • panagi?tis

    early february is like early april in Sony years!

  • blitz_arc

    considering to buy Z1 compact if this update isnt coming.

  • Battal Aljadei

    Guys don’t you understand this marketing trick ?

    Sony will not release any android 4.3 for it’s older phones BEFORE it’s new phones release date ( Xperia Z1 Compact and what ever is coming this month ),

    as a matter of fact the 4.3 update for Xperia (SP, V, T, TX, L, etc) is already completed few weeks ago,
    but the problem is with (THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT) which’s the one who request all updates to stand still, until they release the new devices, by doing that ( They’r expecting many of the old phone users will sell their old ones and buy the new one ) .

    as i said it before, SONY’s the technology genies, and the only problem Sony has’s that stupid marketing department which’s caused many technology delays for Sony products .

  • under your spell sony

    I’M NEVER GONNA BUT ANOTHER PHONE MADE BY SONY
    oh look it’s that new shiny sony phone *buys the damn phone*
    its a love/hate relationship ..

  • under your spell sony

    BUY* before all of you grammar nazis go whack

  • Mint

    Don’t worry 90% of this blog’s readers can’t speak proper English anyway.

  • sony123

    fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • dr

    Your comment is not helping

  • nk214

    If you want android, jusy buy the nexus.

  • Mrjraider

    This does make sense but if this is the real way of sony the SP will be my first and last phone from this brand

  • nk214

    Or GPE phones.

  • nk214

    Or GPE phones.

  • Marius Dumitru

    Epic face palm. Do you have any more conspiracy theories ? Please share them with us !

  • Sabin Jamal

    LOL :-D

  • Sabin Jamal

    Pure nonsense !

  • Guest

    This update better be bug free, otherwise there’s no excuse.

  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    U got a job in NASA dude.

  • REZASAT

    you are so crazy..if u buy Z1 compact you will reach the same point after one year.after 1 year again u will not get new version of android..buy htc or nexus that every day release new android to their phones…

  • Capt Yolo

    ok guys

  • Sérgio Rodrigues

    Sony should just give up and ask the Cyanogen guys for help.

  • arhee sikumbang

    SONY “FAKE BELIEVE”

  • ????????? ???????

    thank God, that Sony does not produce Nexus)))

  • Tusbame

    Actually I think that they may suggest mid-range users to switch to the high end in order to get better updates. Or they did not spend enough and good time at first which explains the fixes stealing time endlessly….

  • Kadir

    GOD!!! Are you serious sony? This is 4rd update without any update? Don’t make us crazy!!!

  • Micro

    Screw the SP, where is Z1/Z Ultra/Z compact update? :D
    We (non-SP owners) should spam your comments too, so you know how hard is talking about the subject where you are around…

  • Micro

    you already are crazy

  • Micro

    nah, waste of time for both, just get lost at once

  • Kline

    IT’S A PITTY BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE SONY DOESN’T TREAT THEIR BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN RIGHT…TOO BAD…REALLY…THE XPERIA SP DIDN’T DESERVE THIS PUNISHMENT.

  • asdasda

    Fuck Sony ! Fake belive

  • Chris

    …You do realize the Z,Z1,Z Compact and Z Ultra all already have 4.3? Get your conspiracy nonsense out of here

  • MITHUN SHARMA

    Looks like Sony’s been hard at work…..

  • Kline

    I’d preferred they’d worked SMARTER not HARDER… the results speak for themselves. Still I BELIEVE they ARE ABLE TO DO BETTER THAN WHAT THEY’VE DONE SO FAR WITH UPDATING, because really with the XSP it has been apparently a BIG DISASTER.

  • Danilo Collanery

    I saw this post, and then went to open the Sony PC Companion, and I was informed that my unit had a new update, put to update … is the JB4.3?

  • MITHUN SHARMA

    Agree man…. Their last update has a lot of bugs, i know that being an xperia sp user. Probably that’s why they are taking all the time to make to make sure that they fix up all the bugs being reported. But to be honest, I really would say I am much happy being a xperia user, than being a Samsung/nexus user with no custom apps/features at all.

  • andy roid

    Yeah I will get a new one but not sony! Nexus get updates but are rubbish considering the specs they have!

  • techielover

    looks like xperia m getting better treatement that xperia t/v/sp combined :D
    beautiful small phone with exellent wifi range lovely screen and easy to hold thats how the phone should be luckyy like Xperia M …:D

  • techielover

    Another one week of wait such a waste of time and energy thinking about updates

  • techielover

    How many bugs on earth do you think xperia sp have you think :D its already 6-7 months since android 4.3 released its just going all wrong soo wrong this time certification after certification broken promises

  • Du?ng Ngô

    Sony taught me :)

  • Govind

    You can always buy the Google Play Edition of these phones.

  • Ravi Theja

    Just give us a date people!
    What do you want Sony the date to be on 14th FEB???

  • JG

    LOL

  • Mr. Singh

    Sony is completely focusing on z series everyday i see a new update rolling out on z series. C’mon Sony also think for us guys we also have bought your device

  • ucuyvw

    Fuck…………..SONY : FAKE BELIEVE

  • xperiaDROID

    Go back to your cave.

  • xperiaDROID

    Go back to your cave and enjoy your fake Galaxy poop.

  • amin

    Whats wrong with you sony!

  • BillytheKid?

    Of 2015…

  • BillytheKid?

    And in 2015, never forget that.. ;)

  • BillytheKid?

    But, this article is not about Z,Z1,Z Ultra or Z1 Compact…. :/

  • BillytheKid?

    Well, still better than Xperias flop.

  • Micro

    That’s the point. Annoying, isn’t it?
    SP guys are always spamming Z1 topics, so why can’t we whine around on SP ones?

  • BillytheKid?

    Indeed, this is your cave right? Sorry for disturb :/

  • BillytheKid?

    Because it’s Sony that’s why :/

  • arun

    it’s gonna be a never ending story. . . .****ed up with sony ! ! !

  • arun

    it’s gonna be a never ending story ! ! ! ****** up with sony !

  • BillytheKid?

    Well, that can’t be help, after all that was Sony who should be blamed, they’re the one who’s promised aren’t they? :P

  • cho

    let me guess … next week, it will be released “late February”? this is also an issue with their mirrorless cameras. their after sales support is poor when compared to other brands. they release a ton of different models but couldn’t seem to properly support the customers who ended up purchasing their products. this is something that you’d expect with other smaller companies … but not sony.

  • Xperia SP User

    SONY “FAKE BELIEVE”

  • sony

    wtf

  • ucuyvw

    WTF !!!

  • Micro

    so you better go blame Sony in appropriate places to do so, and stop spamming every single post – after all it was Sony indeed, not everyone on the freaking planet.. we and XB didn’t promise you anything, so have some mercy for us and go cry at talk.sonymobile.com where at least you can be heard at all.
    Don’t want to be spammed, don’t spam us. As simple as that.

  • pavan

    yeah..i think sony wll say the update in late of feb & early of april…!!&they keep on postponing the dates..!!!!the worst SONY..

  • Catrina Cristi

    What do you think Xperia SP users, will this new certified 12.1.A.0.266 firmware will come during this month or we may see it in Feb now, drop your comments below. Are you satisfied how Sony is treating flagship devices and other devices.

  • Kippel

    Change green Pantone 351 to Pantone 352 in a random icon, send to certify, and you’ll have a few months more to delay the releasing day. IT’S MAGIC.

  • shahed

    Ooh Its really discouraging, but I request u sony, please make it completely bug free. Because there exists some some irritating bugs in 4.1. So please make the 4.3 clean as u r taking more time.

  • adesh

    LOL

  • adesh

    HAHAHAHHA

  • adesh

    heheheh N1

  • adesh

    dude grow up!!!!
    sony’s ui is much stable than stupi nexus!!!!
    cheap nexus:@

  • adesh

    iF u GUYS ARE SOOO CRAZ abt update!!!
    go install unofficial update :P
    even 4.4 is released unofficially ;) !! :D

  • adesh

    STFU billy the dickhead!!!

  • ahmad

    koskesha 4.4 bdin dausa gaeedin :|

  • ???

    ???? ????? 4.3 ?? ?? ????? 4.4 ???? ??? ????? ?? …….

  • Kline

    I adore Xperia UI and generally speaking Xperia smartphones are splendid, that’s why I use Xperias sinse 2010. Now, something must be dead wrong with the XSP updating. A delay is a delay…it happens…another thing is delaying and delaying and break promised timeframes more than once. So, something is very wrong, it’s the only explanation for this wrecking delay. It’s GRAVE for Sony esp. in the near future and comprehensivelly DRAMATIC for XSP users that are currently feeling like NOBODIES for Sony. THERE WAS NO NEED FOR ALL THIS IF SONY HAD BEEN MORE “CLAIRVOYANT” BUSINESS SPEAKING. NOW IT’S TOO LATE…AND I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE-UP FOR ALL THIS IN THE NEXT UPDATES. HARD TIMES FOR SONY IS PRESUMED. THERE WAS NO NEED FOR THAT, REALLY.

  • mahmud

    I hate Sony…..

  • MITHUN SHARMA

    Even I thought it that way… But then I saw the updates for xperia v,t,tx being delayed too, I wondered what could be the reason. Then I realised that v,t,tx,sp had a lot in common, they were all dual core older snapdragon chipset handsets, with 1 gb ram, whereas all the z series handsets were New snapdragon quad core 2 gb ram. Not that the older chipsets are deficient, but of course they lag compared to the new ones, and hence the custom Sony apps( walkman, album, etc.) updated versions that run smoothly on the z series handsets might not work that well on the older handsets. And of course, they have to fix the previous update version bug issues too, and provide a capable and easy to use 4.3 os.I think that’s why it took them so long. My friend owns a xperia z, and the wifi low range problem has been sorted out on his phone, and a few other bugs too. I am quite sure the new update will be worth the wait.

  • Kline

    THAT’S THE REASON WHY UPDATING XSP IS DIFFICULT, I AGREE. HOWEVER, GIVEN THE TECHNICALITIES, SONY SHOULD’VE BEEN MORE PRECAUTIOUS WITH THE TIMEFRAMES. SINCE THE HANSETS PROBABLY GIVE MORE TROUBLE, A SNAPPIER WORKOUT ON THEM OR A MORE REALISTIC AND SAFER TIMEFRAME SHOULD’VE BEEN THE PROCEDURE THAN CONSTANTLY DELAYING THE UPDATE AND IRRITATING THE CUSTOMERS.

  • Brendon Brown

    You SP owners are the worst, do you see Samsung or HTC going down the line like this ? NO! be fucking grateful

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  • xPnoyStar

    Oh come on.
    People like you, who whine about updates on NOT flagship phones are the MOST IGNORANT people of the WHOLE WORLD.
    Make it better, when you aren’t satisfied f****n’ ignorant people.

    Do you think Samsung is better? Haha, no, they even didn’t update S3 Mini to 4.3, Core to 4.3, Ace 3 to 4.3, etc……

    By the way, the point is that Sony is one of the OEMs, who does update MOST of their smartphone portfolio (expect 2012, which is the year they started alone to run their business in the mobile department)

  • MITHUN SHARMA
  • sinhue

    I still insist that sony should cancel this upgrade, and order disculps and say to update Direct kit kat before May, so for the first time many users would have the newest android version even a little time, and an apology my English is not very good and I still help of several translators (google included xD)

  • hadwich

    If Sony never offered an update I wouldn´t really care, but they did. They must release asap because it was supposed to roll out in December, 2013. It´s almost February, they are very late. I dont care what the other companies do, so dont come up with the “at least they update midrange phones” crap, because I am not complaining about the update, I am complaining about the release date. If somebody told you to meet you at 6 pm and that person shows up at 11 pm, you are gonna be pissed off. I have that feel

  • Poop

    But atleast you will be happy that the person arrived. End of story.

  • thompson_2009

    It’s all about reputation, marketing and brand name, that’s why companies do firmware updates with there own apps and improvements because brand name is everything to these companies. for me i don’t care, i care about quality and customer service. i still say update the operating system and the apps separately then we get the latest android and apps can be sent out when fixed or improved like Google does. i would rather have 4.4 and the same apps and stuff on my phone and wait and wait for new firmwares. and i cant put a custom rom on as the bootloader is locked so would have to get a different phone altogether.

  • luciussama

    What are you trying to do with that, Sony? Piss off your costumers? If you can’t make a firmware upgrade, don’t make a promisse. If you screwed your promisse, at least come with a nice excuse. Leaving everyone in the dark is an invitation to quit buying Sony products.

  • Kline

    THIS IS DREADFUL LONG WAIT FOR THE XSP UPDATE, BUT I’M CERTAIN THIS WON’T HAPPEN EVER AGAIN. SO, LET’S KEEP THE PRESSURE ON SONY BUT ALSO LET’S BE AT LEAST A LITTLE MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND MORE POLITE. NO COMPANY, ESPECIALLY LIKE THE GIANT SONY IS INTERESTED IN IRRITATING ON PURPOSE THEIR CUSTOMERS AND LOSING THEM. IT’S PURE NONSENSE. YES, THEY SHOULD’VE BEEN MORE ” PRECAUTIOUS ” ABOUT THESE SORT OF HANDSETS WHEN UPDATING THEM DUE TO A FEW OF THEIR TECHNICALITIES. BUT THEY WEREN’T. THEY APOLOGIZED FOR THAT (INDIRECTLY), AND ARE CURRENTLY WORKING AS BEST AS THEY CAN TO RELEASE A STABLE VERSION ASAP. THEY’VE ACKNOWLEDGED THE MISTAKE AND WON’T COMMIT IT AGAIN. IT’S A GUARANTEE. JUST… A LITTLE BIT MORE… PATIENCE…PLEASE!

  • Sabin Jamal

    Guys look at this… this is from a vodafone website…. SP 4.3 testing failed, awaiting new software !!!!!

  • vignesh Sridhar

    But this is supposed to be the old one……
    The New status is on testing

  • Sp user

    I hope they will resolve the stamina problem I have on my sp

  • Sabin Jamal

    lets see

  • sujeeth Kumar

    Tats only for Australian version not for Indian bro…

  • brandon

    if you can show us an instance wherein a samsung or htc phone couldn’t even properly get out of standby for no reason (you have no idea how frustrating this is), fails to register your presses when the phone is placed flat on a surface, intermittently freezes and forces you to remove the back plate just to restart the phone, lags when going back from an app to the home screen (which doesn’t even happen with my single-core 1ghz cellphone), informed their users the update will be released last december, moved to early january, moved again to late january … and now to early february. then maybe yes, we are “the worst”. otherwise, just shut it because you’re not the one who’s experiencing issues that even the cheapest of smartphones doesn’t have.

  • Sabin Jamal

    lets see

  • mahm?t

    fuck you sony, fake a believe and face xperiablog bitchs fuck you mother fuckers you and your 4.3 fake and liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony

  • mahm?t

    liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony

  • anon y. moose

    it just literally became february 2 days ago, and youre complaining? LATE JAN/EARLY FEB means from 15/16th jan till 14/15th feb. HOW ABOUT YOU WAIT INSTEAD OF SPAM LIKE CRAZY. and here i was, thinking I am impatient. funny thing is, you are the same people who will whine and complain if sony releases the earlier versions of the 4.3 build with lots of bugs.

  • ????? ?????????

    Actualy, there is a leak of build 12.1.A.0.266 by DoomLord. Those who now how to flash customs can try it, it’s AWSOME, I SWEARRRRRRRR!!!.

  • e1i@zzz

    12.1.A.0.256 not 12.1.A.0.266
    new software not yet was released nor leaked

  • ????? ?????????

    my bad) However it works smoothly, even the owner of both Nexus 4 and 5 claims it does. Can’t wait to get the official relwase.

  • john

    I’m NEVER ever gonna buy Sony again! NEVER!

  • mahm?t

    iar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony

  • techielover

    the issue is not with the delay of updates but the main issue is no of bugs the phones are facing who desperately needs an update making all the user experience totally crap!!!!

  • techielover

    xperia z series and xperia sp phones looks much better with their screen turned off then turned on ;)

  • Aditya V

    Instead of keep on delaying sony can reveal that there is no 4.3 update at all that would make more sense…..

  • Jeff

    Im guessing about 10k+ Xperia SP user will not buying a Sony Handphone again ?

  • Fer de León

    no tenemos ni la version 4.3 Y ya viene la 4.5 ;(

  • techielover

    even nexus devices might not be available from 2015 as far as rumors to be true

  • RiK

    201………………..????? Nxt. Century….!!

  • RiK

    Whtsnxt

  • Giannis Salonikios

    Are you old calendar days?? There in Sony;; Here in Greece now have 4 February 2014 … please let it hang free update device

  • Shash

    Since the day 1 my SP gets freez very oftenly,
    Holding my patience n waiting for the update..
    if it reccurs after update, Sony has to buy back
    And give us New phone.. Otherwise there is no
    meaning in waiting for the update…

  • mahm?t

    liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony liar sony

  • Parag D Bhoir

    Seems new firmware will b certified soon :

  • rossi

    how can you say that?

  • thompson_2009

    Still waiting for update and whenever i plug my phone in PC companion reports cannot connect to update server anyway. yawn

  • fotis

    Rumors seems to be confirmed that sony delays the 4.3 update due to z1 compact debut.Having 4.3 update along with 1.7g dual core and 320 adreno gpu in 4.6 inch.only with 230 euro who cares about 4.3 inch. and the ridiculous 549 euro price of z1 compact….

  • Parag D Bhoir

    certified firmware rolls out after 1 week and as week’s over they must b making a new firmware :|

  • Guest

    n the color changed from orange to blue on ptcrb site dont know wat the color change means though.

  • TiTu

    Where is the update you don’t mean na early feb means till the end of Feb

  • oleg torica

    xperia sp user wait for update

  • Prem

    Guys the update is approved today by vodafone au blog just check it

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