Sony releases official Xperia SP Android 4.3 changelog

by XB on 12/02/2014

in Android, Firmware, Videos, Xperia SP


Xperia SP Android 4.3Sony Mobile has officially updated the support product page for the Xperia SP with details of the Android 4.3 firmware update that comes in firmware version 12.1.A.0.266. The update includes Sony’s Smart Social Camera, a new version of battery STAMINA mode, Xperia Themes and a new user interface. See the full changelog below along with a quick hands-on video of the official firmware (in Czech).

Xperia SP Android 4.3 Jelly Bean changelog

• User interface optimisation and smoother graphical experience
• New Sony user interface with new home screen look and feel
• Sony’s Smart Social Camera and downloadable camera apps
• Updated Sony Media apps – “WALKMAN”, Album and Movies apps
• New version of Battery STAMINA Mode for prolonging battery life

Thanks dafu!

  • laci_csk

    Sony is the best

  • evolutionx1

    4.3, Lol..

  • Guest

    Anyone got the update in the UK yet?

  • rossi

    yes………i think sony changed there mind due to excess whining by xperia sp users(“where is my 4.3,sony promised”) etc etc ………

  • rossi

    no kitkat for sp users

  • splendid!

    love! <3

  • Aris

    Did anyone receive 4.3 in Greece?

  • jangaleon

    now you can officially start asking and complaining about 4.4 update.

  • techielover

    look android 4.4 under investigation woww!!! sp users got the indication i guess hahaha …

  • lon

    Xperia v, t, tx is always delayed

  • xperiaDROID

    Waiting KitKat for my Xperia Z. Anyway, since the SP is now updated to 4.3 and T, TX, V will be getting it soon, why not update other phones like L, M, C, E as well? Or are they skipping 4.3 and will jump straight to 4.4?

  • SPartacus

    And now 4.4 for SP was changed from future version to under investigation. Good job Sony!

  • techielover

    their developers has already sweated so much time for xsp so long delay might be possible but i hope not..for them

  • xperiaDROID

    You should be happy that you’re getting it, many manufacturers don’t update phones like that old to newer Android versions.

  • Carls Alvin

    WHEN 4.4 FOR MY SP ?? UNDER INVESTIGATION¿?? DONT PLAY WITH ME SONY

  • SPlendid

    Did anyone receive it in India?

  • A.Vandelay

    I’m having an issue: My PC Companion says the new update (12.1.A.0.266) is available. But whenever I try to update, right after it shuts off the phone, a message pops up saying that there is no new update available. Any ideas? Here’s some screenshots. BTW, it’s a brazilian SP and I’m updating from Brazil.

  • xperiaDROID

    Maybe Sony is fixing the update, don’t lose your hopes. Sony did the right way of changing it to “under investigation”, because if they keep it to “future version” or “next version” with a roll out date on it and they suddenly delay it because they didn’t finish fixing the update, you guys will whine for the update and urge Sony to roll out the update quickly when the update isn’t even ready to roll out yet.

    Remember, Sony is trying their best to give us the best experience to our phones and you should thank Sony for that.

  • techielover

    lol you can calculate if xsp is getting 4.4 it could be about 1 year from the date it released

  • Mahyar

    What does that mean???!!!! Why is Android 4.4 UNDER INVESTIGATION???!!!!!! it had already been fixed.!!!!! SOOOONNNYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • xperiaDROID

    Close the tabs in the browser that you’re not using.
    Check your micro USB whether if it’s from Sony or not.
    Don’t use your phone during the update process.

    That’s all I know. Good luck!

  • Guest

    They never put a release date, just ‘future version’, so if they now backtrack and take the 4.4 update away, then its not really the best experience, is it?

  • XV user

    I assume that the update for 4.3 changelog is same with t/v/tx when it released…

  • A.Vandelay

    No luck. Weird thing is, yesterday or the day before, the PC Companion did a long update and I thought it was already the 4.3, but apparenty after the process nothing changed and the phone is still showing 4.1.3 (12.0.A.2.254).

  • vishal k

    can we change themes in xperia sp

  • laci_csk

    Try with Sony Update Service. I never use PC Companion

  • A.Vandelay

    I did and it says there’s no new update. Maybe Sony didn’t complete the update process on their servers yet, idk.

  • Mirrorpurple

    so Xperia SP users… any lags?

  • poke

    Maybe, this is what the sp users get from sony coz they got fed up with the sp users’ cursing and whining.

  • guesting

    That’s what i thought also. Sony got fed up with the endless whining of sp users. Too bad

  • guesting

    Hahaha.. It has began. Lmao.. 4.4 for sp users is doomed.

  • Gabriel Z.

    Another brazilian here, same problem. Hope it’s fixed until the end of day.

  • ianc47

    any improvement on WIFI signal?

  • A.Vandelay

    Here’s an update. Turning on “USB Debugging” mode (at Settings > Developer options) solved the problem here. Beats me why… It should work without this kind of “gambiarra”.

  • fayaaz

    Whens update released for uk?

  • Mateusz Matulewicz

    Where’s the fucking android 4.3 for xperia T -.-

  • Gabriel Z.

    Thanks, mate! Now updating through Sony Update Service. If everything runs fine, I’ll keep you guys updated :D

  • SP user

    Got New version .266 in india. Downloading in prograss now.

  • Vijendra Verma

    Xperia sp c5302 didn’t get the update… Is any one in India get an update

  • A.Vandelay

    S#!t! My phone is bricked!

    Kidding, update went fine, running 4.3 now. :)

  • viju211

    Which model do you have…. Is it c5302 or c5303

  • Abhijit Biswas
  • neeraj95

    which city in india?

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    no dude i am also waiting for it

  • SP user

    Got it in india. Try PC companion.

  • gizmomp

    No keyboard 3×4 in android 4.3 jb ?

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    Where dude i have not got yet

  • Neeraj

    which city ?

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    Mysore Karnataka

  • Johnny

    The first picture of 4.3 update i saw was via Sony Companion with greek letters.

  • SP user

    Got in chennai.Update in progress.

  • we want sp

    sony we want kitkat

    like my post on sony facebook page to vote for kitkat on sp

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1483536411866292&set=o.35313373389&type=1

  • we want kitkat on sp

    sony we want kitkat

    like my post on sony facebook page to vote for kitkat on sp

    https://www.facebook.com/photo

  • viju211

    Which model are u using is it c5302?

  • Manuka Maduranga

    But still xperia V Is a better phone than Sp other than the GPU. Don’t forget that

  • Azam

    Just got message in PC companion (PCC) for the new update (.266). I cannot update my XSP using on Win 8 or later. It require only Win 7 or earlier version…. very frustrating!!!! any answers, I m from India..

  • Badhan Ganesh

    I suppose there wont be any kitkat for SP users since we have caused Sony a loooot of trouble yelling at it.. As a result, they showed their face on us as to not get the 4.4 update. And I am an SP user. :(

  • lecin

    right click on the pc companion and choose troubleshoot compatibility, and then choose the compatibility mode to win 7

  • Manuka Maduranga

    Why the update is not there yet for V and T and TX? They said the rollout for SP.V T TX will be together?

  • Badhan Ganesh

    And I dont think the Wi-Fi is improved in this build for SP… Let us hope for the best..

  • Vijendra Verma

    which model do you have is it C5303 or C5302

  • Azam

    I m using C5302.

  • Danny

    Tell me, on SP 4.3, can u still transfer app to Sd? How is the phone’s perf and battery life? I wanna know before I update mine. I currently used a 4.3 Xperia Z1s and it doesnt let me transfer app to Sd, nor my Xperia M on 4.2.2, but I could with my Xperia L 4.2.2.

  • Awaraa Don

    i’m also from india i checked my PCC and rechecked PCC but there is no update for my SXP(C5302) ..any1 having same issue ..??

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Just face that now, My friend is gonna find a windows 7 pc now. lol so we have to re-install windowns due to lack of drivers, typical sony.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    so this method worked?

  • Vijendra Verma

    same here…

  • Vijendra Verma

    i have window 7 but then also I didn’t get any update…

  • Azam

    tried every compatibility mode, right form the Win XP to Win 7, same message
    :-(

  • Awaraa Don

    see my screenshot

  • Sourav Banerjee

    didn’t receive yet C5302 in India

  • Sourav Banerjee

    which model?

  • robsonkxd

    Use Windows 7,it can’t be updated using Windows 8

  • SPartacus

    All that whining was not without a reason. Sony shouldn’t have promised something than was delivered almost 2 months later in the first place.

  • Gabriel Z.

    4.3 is up and running, not 100% nice but I actually liked it. I hope within a few days the OS get stabilized on my phone.

  • SPartacus

    That makes no sense. Keeping it as “future version” without a release date would be fine, no one would complain about that. If that’s what they intended to do then it’s the wrong way to handle it.

  • abcd

    which city?

  • Awaraa Don

    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

  • A.Vandelay

    Yes, you can.

  • Azam

    New Delhi

  • Azam

    which model?

  • A.Vandelay

    Indeed. The phone stuttered a lot for a while here, but it seems to be running smooth now.

    PS: Thank God Sony knows how to make an elegant UI. I was looking at an LG G2 and the interface is just hideous.

  • A.Vandelay

    You can’t transfer apps to SD unless the phone is rooted. Performance is slightly subpar, in my opinion. Battery life in stand by is excellent, but intensive use won’t make it last a full day, even with Stamina on.

  • A.Vandelay

    Can’t you update through the Update Center app on the phone?

  • Azam

    No, this update is pc required

  • RoXzAn

    they lied to us on their blog only confirmation for XSP came……..shame on you sony

  • Abhijit Biswas

    Who from India said they have the update? They are lying!

    I have been checking since yesterday 7pm! No update yet! I think we will get it tomorrow! We should before valentine, need a good camera for the day! Tired of the bad camera! Need all those new tricks…..

  • Fawaz Kutni

    do sony fix the wifi range and touch issue ??

  • abcd

    iam from Mumbai
    still haven’t got android 4.3 update
    checking via pc companion

  • surender

    Tell me if the update is also for Xperia sp 5302

  • Azam

    Sooo it seems i need to again go back and purchase Win 7 (which actually downgrade) then update xSp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! strange Sony has not updated or made compatible its services with Win 8 (released 1 or 2 yr ago)

  • Awaraa Don

    true!! coz i checked via PCC and Update Service there is no update available even i checked with new delhi and mysore proxy there is no update

  • Erdélyi Gábor

    Yes, I confirm that it has definitely improved!

  • Erdélyi Gábor

    The WIFI has improved pretty much! It is working better than it ever was.

  • Azam

    See the date and time frnds in the scn shot!!

  • Firman Rosdiansyah

    Can we move app to SD with the new Firmware?

  • Erdélyi Gábor

    Yes! Definitely!

  • Abhijit Biswas

    MOVE APPS TO SD CARD!

    Pls sign my petition to get the move apps to sd card option add from Sony in a future update…. just like samsung did! Also share it to get more signatures asap… We have used a petition like this before to get Sony to give us a ETA period for update for xperia sp,t,v to 4.3
    We can make that happen again!

    https://www.change.org/petitions/sony-we-customers-want-a-move-apps-to-sd-card-functionality-added-to-all-our-sony-phones-via-software-update#share

  • Abhijit Biswas

    Well I will be honest, I am still doubtful about that snapshot but anyways, if it actually is true then it is a error! So when the actual update rolls out in India(hopefully tomorrow 13 or 14th latest) you must be able to download it, or just wait for 7-10 days, the OTA update directly on the phone will be available by then…. My friend’s L got a pop-up while I was telling him that his phone got 4.2 around a week(8 days) back so just wait…

    Better till then sign this petition and make others sign it too….
    https://www.change.org/petitions/sony-we-customers-want-a-move-apps-to-sd-card-functionality-added-to-all-our-sony-phones-via-software-update#share

  • Vijendra Verma

    azam screen shot didn’t specified the model no where is in your screen shot the model no is given.. which pc companion are they using.?

  • Gabriel Z.

    That’s true, LG and Samsung make the most ugly and unstable skins, and people keep on buying those laggy phones…

    Also, I haven’t found the screenshot option yet D:

  • Sourav Banerjee
  • Aris

    Σόνυ Κομπάνιον?

  • Xperia user

    no very old actually…V and T are still under support from sony so we deserve to get this update…

  • XV user

    Xperia V fuck the world…:D

  • jetdog9

    USA website is updated with release date set as today, 2014-02-12. Should roll out to phones very soon I’m guessing.

    http://www.sonymobile.com/us/software/phones/xperia-sp/

  • A.Vandelay

    Strange, it’s really gone from the power button menu. But it still works if you press and hold Volume Down + Power Button. Another thing that’s changed is the access to the Developer Options panel. It’s almost like an easter egg now.

  • Asbjørn Eliassen

    Changelog is a step in the right direction.

  • Joe Muchoki

    today is my lucky day…. Got it :)

  • Daniel Moros

    Anybody with Bravia Engine problem? :( it is not working

  • Harry Raithatha

    Anyone know if the update it out in the UK yet?

  • Joe Muchoki

    screenshot. MEA generic

  • Abhijit Biswas
  • Abhijit Biswas
  • -_-ehsan-_-

    got it in iran …. :P
    its updating…thank you sony…i blieve u<3

  • jishneo

    Update is yet to propagate in india..roll out ud under regional phase…so far as an asian country, regionally thai regions has recieved update..can expect within a couple of days! @azam could u provide screen shot wud d model number n dat update popup please…thnks

  • Harry Raithatha

    Apparently its been released in the UK but my phone still won’t update, i have the C5303

  • Haroon Rashid

    Same here :/

  • Joseph Dooley

    Updated ok and very happy with it. Very smooth! However, there appears to be a bug with the lock-screen. When I set the option to lock the screen immediately by pressing the power button, it doesn’t always lock

  • Harry Raithatha

    i was trying it on a computer with windows 8 so im gonna try it on my older desktop, I’ll tell you if it works

  • Haroon Rashid

    Ok but I doubt that’s the problem.

  • neville chidawanyika

    english pliz

  • Haroon Rashid

    Hey did you have any luck?

  • Harry Raithatha

    nope, tried my desktop and an old laptop and neither work

  • Haroon Rashid

    :(

  • V for Xperia V

    Still nothing for Xperia V :'(

  • Laxman

    What about Sony Xperia SL ???

  • Sarge

    doesnt depend upon the os you use

  • billerd

    Any Malaysia/singapore/indo/ SEA update anyone?

  • vi

    just updated my xperia sp into 4.3 jelly bean!!! phillipines here…

  • cho

    hmmm … yeah i don’t think its working. not really an issue to me since i don’t use it. i just tried it since you mentioned it :)

  • Sujain Jain

    In India?? Is the update available??

  • mosu

    Wah philippines? I’ll check mine hahaha

  • cho

    yep, i updated mine last night :)

  • Person

    Anyway to get the old xperia keyboard back? I dislike the new one.

  • AA :P

    so expecting an update beyond a sell by date of the update is too much now ? SP users will most likely not get 4.4, same with T/V / TX etc. I wish they were upfront about their strategy – flagships will get 2 updates and mid rangers will get one. how hard is it to announce that, at least buyers can decide whether to pick sony or a nexus or anyone else who promises an update

  • vaibhav

    Bangalore ,,, still did’nt get

  • AA :P

    should be here anyday, maybe monday ?

  • AA :P

    at least the flagship phones are updated by samsung. in the absence of clear flagship, they should make it clear (like sony releases a dozen phones every year without labeling any as flagship – then its sony’s fault!). samsung for all its crappy poliies does update its flagships, the note series plus the s1/2/3/4…

  • mosu

    downloading update via pc companion -philippines :)

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    Anybody got update in India?

  • veeru

    Not yet,and if any one gets plz post hea

  • Awaraa Don

    in india only c5302 is available

  • Nikko

    i was able to update with a win8.1 x64 ..for my friend ‘s z1..
    but win8.1 can’t boot into fastboot mode.

  • XSP

    Not yet. I am from Hyderabad

  • Angels

    When sony xperia t whill get 4.3 update?

  • Антон Бреусов

    Let’s talk about downsides of this update… What I have now:

    – New camera app has ugly sound on startup that you cannot turn off without rooting phone. Now everyone will know when you want to photo something.

    – Internal flash memory speed dropped a lot (I’m using A1 SD Bench): from 42MB/s read / 12.6 MB/s write to 33/4 MB/s. But it’s improving a bit each time I run it again – probably some new Trim stuff is working here? On the bright side: on the external UHS-1 64G SD card now I have 27.7/12.67 MB/s instead of 12/12 MB/s on previous version.

  • jishneo

    not in pune as well. I almost waited 2 weeks for my ZL to get updated..hope it does not happen with SP. lets expect it today or tomorrow.

  • maverickg5

    Can u move apps from internal storage to SD card in 4.3?

  • Kippel 2

    And the Bravia Engine is down.

  • ahmed

    guys got Xsp 4.3 update in pakistan

  • suresh

    no xperia sp update in india till now……..

  • arun

    Yeah… I got it in Bengaluru, India.

  • Amey

    not yet in mumbai ..?

  • Guest

    Managed to update XSP to 4.3, on my friends pc running Win 7. Here is a screen shot…

  • Ax

    that is weird saying sp sucks compare to v. go check gsmarena ok? smaller screen size, not even corning gorilla glass 1,not exmor rs,outdated cpu and gpu.way smaller battery. and if you think bigger megapixel means better means overall better picture quality, go check out htc one with just 4 megapixel.

  • Guest

    Any luck now?

  • Azam

    Managed to update XSP to JB 4.3 on my friends pc running Win 7. Here is a screen shot

  • Sujain Jain

    faggot ass lier

  • nik

    even i’m from B’lore but i dint receive JB4.3 update..:(

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    not yet in mumbai! :(

  • laci_csk
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  • Haroon Rashid

    Still nothing :/

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    How come dude I am from Mysore I still not got

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  • Sourav Banerjee

    Did you update via PC Companion?

  • Imran

    SP’s 4.3 there is no Move to SD feature this really fucking thing I ever seen :/

  • Антон Бреусов

    No changes on that. The problem is that most of Sony phones treat part of internal memory as primary SD card, and real SD card as secondary (or ext-card) storage. Until Android improves on that, I doubt this will be possible in official firmwares.

  • Guest

    Just checked on PC companion and still nothing :(

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  • Bheev

    i have already download the update file,
    when it check my xperia SP my computer freezes
    i am using windows XP plz help?

  • Awaraa Don

    any1 from india got update for sxp c5302

  • Vijendra Verma

    No…..

  • vibhu

    no….not yet

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    not yet dude

  • aniam

    Can anybody confirm the screen shot option is not visible upon power button press. Also anybody having any issues regarding the illumination light conflicting with stamina mode. A detailed list of pros and cons will be highly appreciated.

  • Rossi

    did Vodafone Indian customers got 4.3?

  • Vinoth Kumar

    Not yet. And inform here if anyone gets.

  • Vinoth Kumar

    Somebody told here somewhere that sony support centre told like it something about phone serial number thing to get update notification. Is it real? And when you bought the mobile?

  • Awaraa Don

    got ftf file for c5302 m going to flash my phone coz i can’t wait anymore

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  • Awaraa Don

    flashed my phone :) now my XSP is 4.3 hurrrreyyy …guys don’t wait for update just flash the firmware

  • Haroon Rashid

    What carrier are you with?

  • Marco

    How do manage the screen shot. I updated my xsp to 4.3 it seem the power button don’t have the screen shot icon.

  • Sourav Banerjee

    Did u update via PC Companion? what’s ur model no. and is it rooted?

  • Rutwik

    Same here in Pune. windows 7 pc and i still haven’t got any update.

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    not yet. :(

  • Pavan

    It’s May take couple of Days Suresh..don’t worry..be thankfull to Sony.atlast they had done it ..it may release any time in India.

  • Pavan

    Hehe.not in Hyderabad too

  • Vijendra Verma

    Recently I uninstall the pc companion and again install it then also I didn’t get the update….

  • Vijendra Verma

    Hi Neeraj did you get the update… ??

  • Pavan

    Where ru from @ vandelay

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    no man! still waiting. :(

  • plzhelp

    Omgggg. My sp’s camera stopped working when i updated… Plz help

  • Ravi Theja

    Not yet in Mumbai…:(

  • Haroon Rashid

    Try a factory reset

  • akshay

    Finally 4.3 on my device in mumbai :)

  • rishi

    Which network used

  • Rajat

    Carrier??

  • JP

    When will xperia SP get 4.3 update in India. ???

  • Vijendra Verma

    Neeraj one person from Mumbai get the update… Did u get the update..?

  • aniam

    What I love :- themes, ram management, not crazy about :-new clock app, Xperia keyboard, some heat.where the heel did developer options go??

  • Kaushal Panchal

    Hello, Everbody

    I get the Update. I am from Gujarat. My phone is made in China.

  • Sujain Jain

    Wich model C5302 or C5303

  • Kaushal Panchal

    It need windows 7 or previous version of OS. I have Windows 8.1 64 bit.

  • shawn

    never buy sony product becoz they do not provide right kind of service.for instance support page of sony is showing 4.3 available for sp form 12th of feb but the users r unable to get it.sony just fools their customer never buy their product.

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    no i didnt get the update!

  • Guest

    hold volume down button together with power button for 2 seconds

  • Beast1243

    not necessary.. i updated thru update centre in the phone itself

  • Rahul Ramesh

    any news on 4.3 update for sp in India guys?

  • maverickg5

    Wow… Sony is doing a really bad job on the internal storage…anyway thanks for the reply =)

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    not yet rahul

  • Awaraa Don

    Open settings then about phone tap 8 times on firmware version you will unlock developer mode

  • Awaraa Don

    Found bug in JB4.3 led light doesn’t synchronizes with music :( and new keyboard is worst

  • aniam

    Thanks Awards, how on earth did you figure that out? Am also having issues with the volume bar appearing as a dark grey bar on the screen, any ideas on how to sort this out?

  • ianc47

    Hi anyone here having a problem auto restarts the phone when connected to wifi? Ive tried reset factory/re updated the firmware, also test connection on diffrent router and ap’s? But still restarts. Even remove case and screen protector.

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    anyone from india got update?

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    no still waiting! :(

  • Amey
  • mrhossen

    @Amey how can i install it ? have any tutorial ???

  • mrhossen

    Is it original official firmware ???

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    you can install it using the flashtool

  • adobo

    Is your update OTA or via PCC? And if PCC, what OS are you using? Ang hassle ng hindi OTA -__-

  • Pardeep Sihag

    Xperia SP C5302 get update in Iran, Indonesia, Pakistan But not in India. Indian customer is not important for Sony……….

  • Gabbar

    Now I think it will be released in a day or two in India

  • Sanjay Bhingare

    All ready delayed…….now India kept last ….. our mistake choosing brand…..

  • umesh

    not yet in kolkata

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    ya u r correct

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    Indians, we should not buy sony

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    hope to get the update by 2015 :P

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    Sony is just making their Indian users pissed.

  • Awaraa Don

    Download firmware and flash it i had done same with XSP I’m using 4.3

  • rishi

    Indian update available or not???

  • ajinkya

    No update yet..

  • Pardeep Sihag

    before 19-Feb-2014 . Someone tells me.

  • rishi

    update not available in india…yet

  • Gajanan Salunke

    Still waiting for 4.3 JB update for my XSP C5302 in India Pune

  • bman

    Anyone in UK got official 4.3 yet?

  • Rahul Ramesh

    ok..ppl who received the update..how is it? any comments or reviews ?

  • Vijendra Verma

    No update till date… :-(

  • Vijendra Verma

    Me too….

  • jishneo

    Same Here…

  • Gaurav Bhagwat

    Me too.. this is frustating

  • Tanmay Singh

    Anyone in India got update??? Till 18th Feb??

  • lucky

    anyone found any problem with 4.3, mine can’t change to chinese keyboard it will always restart the device and cant take a screenshoot.

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    no not yet………..

  • Haroon Rashid

    Not yet… I wondering whether to skip the update and wait for Sony to fix the bugs which people have been talking about.

  • Tanmay Singh

    Time to do manual flash downloading FTF now will update if I get it and dont bricked the phone but lets try :)

  • Tanmay Singh

    Are you an Indian User??

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    is it ok to do that

  • ryuchan11

    I got my Xperia SP updated today! well, just for you guys to know that this update gonna uses lots of RAM and i think there is a bug on the volume panel bar. Personally I don’t like the messaging app design. however, the interface is cool and I love it.

  • Aditya

    is it come now ?

  • rishi

    Not yet..

  • Amey

    still no update in india for XSP

  • Aditya V

    when is 4.3 update coming to India ?

  • Awaraa Don

    Same here whenever i chose keyboard option my phone restarts

  • matty

    i m also from gujarat, i didnt get the update…which model do u have c5302 or c5303???

  • Tanmay Singh

    Yes i successfully flashed and enjoying 4.3

  • cho

    screenshot: hold down the volume down key and power button at the same time

  • http://www.twitter.com/@hejo619 Hejo Trukfit

    yea brother

  • Azam

    yes, and its not rooted phone

  • amol patil

    @Rishi ,I have just finish doing the update today ,received the notification today ….after a long wait …..it seems that the update has been started rolling in india from today…at least for me :P

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    its released today, finally updated to 4.3.

  • Chaitanya Desai

    Got The Update for My Xperia SP in India

  • rishi

    Are u from india which service provider u used

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    Finally updated to 4.3. Totally bug free update. ;)

    Thanks Sony.

  • mohammed rameez

    i updated today via pc companion and i’m from Chennai

  • Mohammad Neaz Uddin

    There are some prbs dat i hav found in this version,
    Volume image is blk… Keyboard was btr in 4.1, etc…. Plz help me.

  • vignesh

    what about the camera performance after the update ?? i am yet to receive the update..

  • Aditya

    4.3 Update now available in INDIA finally !! Cheers XSP users :D

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    are u sure, is it bug free?

  • Harsha K Hiriyal

    how is it? is it bug free?

  • Suheil Patel

    Update done without any hassles!! Awesome!! Keyboard reminds me of iPhone. Rest interface quite clean. Will post anything if I come across anything new.

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    atleast mine is.

  • Suheil Patel

    After successful update last night, my phone has encountered major problems. The phone keeps restarting and is locked in a loop which keeps showing the Sony and Xperia screen. Anyone else facing the problem??

  • chubakara

    You’ll encounter the famous volume UI bug soon … Not a big deal actually .. But pisses some people…

  • Guess

    Updated my Xperia V to 4.3 and pretty much it’s neat .. Not to mention the Volume UI is missing.. And the keyboard sometimes turns into blue screen.. I hope they fix it soon … And yeah I’m loving the new themes..

  • Guess

    If you hate bugs .. You might want to wait till sony update it and fix the bugs. The volume UI is missing. The keyboard sometimes disappears and sometimes turns blue. the screen is flickering in some games. And some reported that they’re stuck in BootLoop similar to 4blinks in simbian OS,,

  • Rahul Ramesh

    dude u will have to take ur phone to the service center..faced the same problem…

  • Rahul Ramesh

    thanks bud.. i finally updated and got the boot loop!!! had to take the phone back to the service center .

  • Suheil Patel

    Already did that..getting it today..however my data is gone :(

  • I’d rather post as guest

    No problem! I just hope that sony fixes the boot loop as soon as possible. That would be a major bug for the 4.3 update. Glad you got your phone back!

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    its been 2 todays i have not faced the volume bug.

  • chubakara

    Lucky you ! :D So far so good.. Maybe the TriFlat theme is the culprit .. I mean the new themes..

  • I’d rather post as guest

    Yes.. the screen shot button has been removed on power button .. You now need to press the power button and the Volume at the same time to screen cap your screen.. But regarding the illumination light.. I am not really sure myself..

  • spxperia

    help me stuck @ 99% :/

  • Poop

    The camera performance is EPIC! They have improved the macro alot!

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  • Harshad Pagare

    4.3 update is now available for Sony Xperia SP in india. Use PC Companion as well as install Sony Mobile Update Engine too.

  • Harshad Pagare

    4.3 update is now available for Sony Xperia SP in india. Use PC Companion as well as install Sony Mobile Update Engine too. check now

  • Harshad Pagare

    check now
    4.3 update is now available for Sony Xperia SP in india. Use PC Companion as well as install Sony Mobile Update Engine too.

  • Harshad Pagare

    4.3 update is now available for Sony Xperia SP in india. Use PC Companion as well as install Sony Mobile Update Engine too.

    check now. new update is very good

  • abhishek mishra

    bravia engine2 not working while viewing photos
    illumination light still show while call
    illumination light issues while playing music

  • abhishek mishra

    bravia engine2 not working while viewing photos
    illumination light still show while call
    illumination light issues while playing music

  • abhishek mishra

    plzzz…make it bug free i have expectations from sony…as i am a big fan of it..

  • abhishek mishra

    plzzz…make it bug free i have expectations from sony…as i am a big fan of it..

  • vaibhav

    Finally Updated to 4.3 my X SP 3 days ago in INDIA , Bangalore….. SONY U Rockzzzzzzz

    Prons :

    Smooth UI, Graphics are more clear

    Ram Is Increased (showing 829MB nd 275 MB free)

    WIFI issue resolved

    NO screen lock issue

    No volume Bar issue

    Illumination Bar having better notofication while sms , call (stops during call) etc

    Cons:

    Bravia Engine2 not working with photos (serious issue)

    Illumination bar is not working at High volume with Walkman….

    CPU usage increased (But No issue everything working fine, no Lag at all)

    SONY please consider these issue….and solve it … but overall This update is totally worth

    I love this update :)

  • newbie

    why the screen shot button’s gone for this new firmware? please help.

  • Neil Ashley Jerome Pais

    Worst update 4.3..
    Very unprofessional of SONY to ruin the SP.
    Bravia Engine @ fault
    Camera @ fault – Worse
    Daydream @ fault – Not working
    Screen @ fault -flickering
    Ram – High consumption
    New Gallery app-Glitchy
    Illumination Bar – Moody – Works off and on
    Walkman – Glitchy
    Why did they update the SP?
    It performed better on the older version.
    This is after testing the update for 5 days.

  • prince

    after update camera performance has gone worse from bad.. thinking reverting the update.. may i know others opinion on their camera performance after update..

  • LoveXperia

    How did you screenshot?

  • Green

    Hey do you know how can we change resolution of camera ????????

  • amin

    i installed this update a couple of days ago , everything is fine except an issue which is on my nerve , i can’t search in my music library , actually i can but it won’t find the true entry
    for example i search Dream Theater and it says there is no entry with this name
    i’m going crazy !!!

  • amin

    hold the power buttin :D

  • AMIT MISTRY

    PLEASE CONFIRM RELEASE DATE OF JELLY BEAN FOR XPERIA ION IN MUMBAI

  • EnGy

    ilost my screen shoot option from the power button after the new version update can u help plz ?! it’s xepria sp

  • Monarch

    It hang so much i am using phone since 2days…
    And also consume battery after starting battery stamina mode still the problem persist.

  • Nizze

    press volume down and lock button at the same time

  • shezan

    Can anyone please tell me if a USB Media cable is included when you purchase the phone, Sony SP.

  • potage

    Input keyboard has gone massive makes me feel like a toddler on a ‘special’ phone

  • georgia

    how do you screenshot?

  • Danny

    Power button and volume down key @ the same time

  • Danny

    Media, u mean USB phone to PC cable? USB to micro-USB, then yes.

  • Nilesh Umrania

    Please… Anyone can tell me how to take screen shot in xperia sp. before when i press power button while watching videos the screen shot menu appears but after updating that button is missing. please help me !!!!

  • Divya Bharathi

    Very interesting thing I just come across at MyDeals247.com – I could choose any number of items (from the list) at very heavy discount rates (up to 75% off online) – more we buy more discount – I never seen this before.

  • GUESTY

    Sony made it clear that the Z series are their top of the line phones. There are two flagship devices each year.

    Q1 2013: Xperia Z
    Q3 2013: Xperia Z1
    Q1 2014: Xperia Z2
    Q3 2014: Xperia Z3

    There are just more variety, than let’s say Samsung.

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