Xperia V Android 4.3 update (9.2.A.0.295) now live

by XB on 14th February 2014

in Android, Firmware, Xperia V

Xperia V_9.2.A.0.295The Sony Xperia V (LT25i) Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware update is now rolling out. Firmware build 9.2.A.0.295 brings Android 4.3 along with Sony’s social camera, Xperia Themes, a new user interface and app tray and battery STAMINA mode enhancements. It should slowly start to rollout to all regions over the next few weeks.

Update: You can download the FTF firmware file here.









Xperia V_9.2.A.0.295

Thanks Datagubben and Rinku Singh!

  • Svilen

    Next few WEEKS are you joking??

  • Silas Arentsen

    Also the unbranded/generic firmwares Xperia T is online!

  • Sin-Hang Yu

    Not in Taiwan yet

  • XperiaBlog

    Not at all, that is how long it takes for Sony to rollout all of the regional/carrier variants. Some Xperia Z series owners are still waiting for Android 4.3. We get a number of emails each day asking us when it Is arriving. :

  • uoc

    how about TX?

  • Nikola Maruni?

    Also XPERIA T unlocked version update has arrived. At least for me in Croatia or eastern Europe for the rest of you! I hope you get it too!

  • Timbo1

    cant bog down the servers or no one will reliably be able to download it.

  • mizik

    Not in Malaysia yet

  • mr.torture

    Just checked a minute ago, still nothing (Bosnia).

  • chmz

    not in philippines also

  • xv

    how about unlocked version?

  • jack

    FK sony, TX always behind. asian market always 1 step behind, FK

  • mizik

    Which country has received the update?

  • Rinku Singh

    i am downloadng it now will make ftf after donwloading it stay tuned

  • Christian Juul Anthonsen

    Nothing in norway either….

  • yuskhayru

    are you from india? what’s your cust number?

  • mizik

    Wah so lucky.

  • Takashi Fujiwara

    ko pakai v gak ke

  • alternativshik

    Not in Ukraine

  • Usman Rafiq

    Not in Pakistan yet ..

  • KonGaZ2

    plz let me know your cust get updates. tks :(

  • Rinku Singh

    dont know and am from india hop fully i am so lucky

  • dav

    nothing in france

  • Nikola Maruni?

    Check your box and see what is says. Mine is intended for Slovenian, Croatian and (I think) Hungarian market so that might be the reason your update still hasn’t arrived!

    Puni ga svako malo da bude iznad 50% jer kad ti dode ko ce cekat dok se napuni!

  • mizik


  • Guest

    Can u ask Rinku Singh wich customization he have? Cuz i still don’t see nothing for V on Sony servers

  • owl

    Nope, nothing in Singapore yet. So excited…!

  • what customization do you have? cuz i don’t see nothing on principal customizations on sony servers

  • Karolina

    Nothing in sweden

  • mr.torture

    I hope it will arrive till midnight.
    And yes, I’m keeping it charged above 80% since yesterday, just in case. :)
    (Nowhere on box it says for what markets it is intended).

  • Dhana gerilya

    9.1.A.1.140 ???

  • Usman Rafiq

    few weeks bullshit. Sony is far away from the competitors. other competitors rolling out kit-cat, they still focusing on 4.3 jelly been. :)

  • Guest

    plese type *#*#7378423#*#* in phone app and then press service info then software info the tell us customization version please

  • KonGaZ2

    1268-5961 change in build.prop, reboot and get update ^^

  • hanry dp

    link link :D

  • thanks, for what region is this cda?

  • Nikola Maruni?

    It should be on the sticker that says the model number, made in, bands etc. For me it goes: SI 167-9848,2 (I have no idea what this is for) and then it goes: HR,HU,SL. . The sticker shouldbe on the right side of the box when you are looking at the frond of the box!

  • xperiance

    will takes 1-2 week to get the region update….

  • Th?nh Nguy?n Vi?t

    nothing in Viet Nam

  • Rinku Singh

    1264 3621

  • KonGaZ2

    SingTel SG :)

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  • mr.torture

    I know what SI is, just there isn’t any country marks beside “EN”, after the SI number. So I wondered that it’s maybe for UK/USA market, and went to check Xperia T SI numbers and regions. And yes, my phone is indeed intended for UK market.

  • Cristian De la Hoz

    In Colombian isn’t available.

  • oaker

    Not in thailand

  • hanry dp

    SingTel n India

  • Jasper Chua

    When the hack it is coming especially I’m in Malaysia using Singapore phone

  • Nikola Maruni?

    I just remembered what SI is, it’s funny that I forgot it considering that when I had Xperia pro, every single day I went to page to check whether the update has been released for my phone. Then you have to wait until the update has been released for the UK. I guess it shouldn’t take long. I got lucky and got it the net day. Apps are optimizing as I’m writing this.

  • xperiaDROID

    “asian market always 1 step behind, FK”
    What are you smoking about? Sony is from Japan and Japan is Asia.

    “…TX always behind.”
    Said no one ever. You should be happy that Sony is upgrading your phone, many manufacturers don’t update phones like that old to newer Android version.

  • Vito

    Today I updated my Xperia T to 4.3 yay!

  • Guest

    There is no update in Poland at the moment.

  • xperiaDROID

    What are you bullshiting about? Other competitors are rolling out KitKat for 2013-2014 phones first, same as Sony which will be coming soon. Xperia V is a 2012 phone, of course it must be updated to 4.3 first, same as Galaxy S3.

  • ?ukasz Struk

    I confirm ;) At last :)


    It show its available for ME but i cant get it in iran til now

  • yuskhayru

    1268-5961 SingTel S, working. just change your build.prop

  • Martin Ambre

    is Xperia Z1 Compact releasing in India????

  • Christian Juul Anthonsen

    Downloading it in Norway now, i could just see the update through pc companion!

  • Jerry Berglund

    Yes, Three Sweden has it allready.. YEEEEY!!!

  • haha

    hope that XV will get kitkat…:)))

  • Apoorv

    Dude ur name sounds indian… Is the update live in. India

  • zam

    how to change this build.prop ? and where ?

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  • zam

    any tweaks u did bro ? to gt the update ? from india xperia v no update yet

  • thumble

    Hey do you update your xperia v or another xperia i have xv and i try it many times today via pc companion is you xv carrier bounded ? Would be nice to if you can answere me

  • Jerry Berglund

    Damn Sony who cant make PcCompanion kompatible with windows 8. god!!! I cant update because I have the latest windows OS.

  • lon

    What about for philippines?

  • FreddyNogo

    F”#¤” YOU. I DON’T GET SHIT!!!!!!!

  • FreddyNogo


  • FreddyNogo

    hmm, by second thought, maybe a little too much?

  • Mustafa

    what about xperia sl no update???

  • VenetiCAT

    GRRRRR…nothing in UK yet..

  • VL

    As to when the update will reach you, that will be dependent on your region and/or carrier. Android updates don’t roll out to all phones of a particular model all at once, it takes place in a batch by batch manner. It shouldn’t take more than a week, though.

  • Christian

    I have updated the Xperia v. Through companion on my mac. My carrier is telenor /djuice

  • Mikael Karlsson

    Are you running the N-version of Windows 8? I’m running windows 8.1 and I’m having no problem with PcCompanion.. The N-version comes without the Windows Media Player features (because of EU-laws) and therefore, you must download the Media Feature pack to be able to install PcCompanion. You can download it here:



  • Martin Ambre

    unable to update in india?

    Nothing on Sony Companion and OTA

  • neville chidawanyika

    who said it is getting any update ever? forget and smile

  • Svilen

    Yup, just change the build.prop number and you have the update ;)

  • nickyvengeance

    Let me guess, you’re using something other than Vodafone like me. Currently, the update is only with Vodafone in the UK. O2 in Ireland have the update now so it should come really soon.

  • XperiaBlog

    Can you send any screenshots of the TX update?

  • VenetiCAT

    yep, paid full price for unlocked XV… fat load of good that’s doing me now..

  • Christoffer

    Nothing on my unlocked XV in Sweden yet! -.-

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  • shanon

    hi am in Bangladesh, when can i get this update? if its available in india it should be available in bd too I think. i have been waiting for this so long. when can i get this? please advise.

  • FreddyNogo

    Hehe… Yes I know. Just got a little carried away earlier when my bloodsugar was low. Thanks anyway! Guess it shows up next week.

  • Jerry Berglund

    really would that work… i havr windows 8,1

  • momo

    Anyone from Malaysia??

  • Me

    other manufacturer sell their phone for half the price of a sony so yes people can be unhappy with sony way of handling the update priorities

  • rygarto

    Not sure what are you on about, PC Companion runs fine on my 8.1. Doesn’t help me get updates any sooner, though ;)

  • rygarto

    you guys could compare… customizations
    plese type *#*#7378423#*#* in phone app and then press service info then software info the tell us customization version

  • rygarto

    not for a week or two…at least
    the wait just began

  • rygarto

    You can check availability in various regions using “Xperia Updatechecker” released by the awesome Macmol on xda-developers:

    To get your cusomization number, plese type *#*#7378423#*#* in phone app and then press Service info, and then Software info. The Customization Version consists of two numbers: xxxx-xxxx

  • kangkung

    me , still no update

  • mizik

    me, still no update too.


    its ME screenshots(IRAN)

  • Farshid

    Not in Iran yet.

  • Lexus

    That FTF is not working, i cant do that way, dont know why

  • Martin Fodor

    First, sorry for my bad English. I tried the new Xperia firmware, I installed the ftf file last night. But, I found two big bug in my phone, after the update. The picture: Volume control “panel” anywhere, when I press the Volume up or down button. The youtube video: video recording with any resoulation. I have same problem with the photos. Any solution?

  • thumble

    Thanks for the reply i also have telenor but my xv is unlock simfree version so i guess have to wait some days before geting it thats not a big deal i have the z1 and z1 compact how does you xv runs after the update do recnice any bugs or issues is it a good update

  • Murad

    Thank you Xperiablog )

  • Fuck Samshit Troll

    So all those bitches can stop whining now!

  • FuckU

    Stupid bitch!

  • Jerry Berglund

    Hmm…. just noticed. Thats the Swedish Three version on those pictures? Well anyhow. I did update. It worked just fine for some hours. Then sudden the background didnt work like it should. I re-started the phone and got into a endless re-startloop. So something wrong in the phone or when I updated the phone has happend. The big problem was, I couldnt repair the phone, because i Have windows 8.1. At least not with the software from Sony. I had to use a flashtool, and lucky me, the swedish androidforum Swedroid had the FTF-firmware on file. So downloaded flashtool, and the firmware and forced the phone to flash. And now it works again. Sorry to say its the old firmware 4.1.2.

  • Ghunta

    That’s nice and I already flash it but I can’t take a screen capture on my XV because the button of screen capture is disappeared from the power button.

  • Takashi Fujiwara

    Video Bugs Stuttering and autofocus buzzing

  • dzolinho

    O, yes, you can take screen capture. Just press at the same time volume button down and power button and hold for a second and voala… You got print screen! :-)


    TX android 4.3 first
    released for ME area…:D


    TX android 4.3 first
    released for ME area…:D

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  • shanon

    How can I do that? Please guide

  • William Marklund

    Är telefonen din låst till Telenor/djuice? har xperia V djuice är dock inte låst och kan inte finna uppdateringen :O

  • francesco

    i remember about people saying “stay quiet sony is bugfixing the update, don’t be ignorant”

    Now update is out and is BUGGED!!!

    2 Months of delay and bugged update, CONGRATS SONY.


    For what phone?


    Where are you come from?What countrie?

  • Muyeed Mizan

    can Two phones have same customization number???? Plz any Reply if u knw….

  • Martin Ambre

    updated the fone

    buggy camera :'(

  • Muyeed Mizan

    Can Two Phone Have Same customization number???

  • dzolinho

    Yes, they can…

  • Abhijit Biswas
  • xperianer

    I’d like to see the changelog, from. Leaked 4.3 to official 4.3.
    This will be a quiet short list.

    To allthe people who said, XV,T,TX users should be proud that sony delayed and rework the firmware:


    This is quiet the same fw , with same issues, same media apps (no updated Walkman) etc.

  • Takashi Fujiwara

    from malaysia, i flash my xv with Singtel 4.3 rom

  • Takashi Fujiwara

    i already flash my phone with SG Rom :-)

  • Caio Faria

    I have the Volume Control bug on my Xperia T too!!! :/ But my camera is perfect.

  • xperiaV

    if i change my customization number, can i fck up my xv?

  • Blablahahaha

    Someone in Sweden with an unlocked XV that has got the update???

  • Freeman

    So, any news on that update!? :)

  • Muhd Zareel

    when will this update of 4.3 available in malaysia?? -xperia V user-

  • xperia v 4.1.2

    Nope, doesnt matter anyway. I changed mine but didnt get the update OTA

  • XV user

    Yeah….singapore get the update but still nothing in malaysia…

  • Jerry Berglund

    Make a clean install. I had those bugs to first. I made a clean install, and now its kinda bug free. :-) But has to say the videobug is still there though.

  • Jerry Berglund

    the camera is really worse in low light places than before. But I didn’t se any stutter on your video?

  • Jerry Berglund

    Go to Swedroid, and flash the firmware with flashtool. :-) Or buy the phone from Three or Telenore next time. lol. Just kidding.

  • Jerry Berglund

    Ok tell me wich other company that has release KitKat for their phones. I dont count the google-version, because they have different rules because they get the update directly from google. Because I dont really now? :)

  • Jerry Berglund

    Well, I fixed the incompatible problem with SUS, and succeded to upgrade my phone once again. And now it works just like it should. Ok. with the exception of the camera that seems to work not that good. I do think though that the camera do take better pictures. But dont use the “picture burst-mode”. To be honest that dont work at all. It really really slow, and is not really a burst mode. To be honest its not usable and they could remove it completely. The camepicture do still lag if you use the different picture FX-modes and a tip is to edit the picture after its taken instead of when the pic is taken. I dont think the last issues here is the software fault. I think its actually the hardware. Yes, and I do think the new Stamina-mode is great. The whole new software is much better on that part even without the stamina-mode activated. And yes, the re-drawns of the launcher is (at the moment gone) I think I got it once when i used the web-kitbrowser. But at the moment its really that often. I think Sony made a real good job with this update. The came definately needs some more tweeking, but the JB 4.3 is just what this phone needed. :-)

  • Jerry Berglund

    Yes it runs fine, but not when it comes to flash the software. I can do back-ups and stuff. But not upgrade, then it tells me to use windows 7 instead because windows 8 isnt compatible.

  • Jerry Berglund

    Just maybe… lol.

  • Jerry Berglund

    What operator? If you have Three or Telenor, there is one.

  • Martin Fodor

    How do you mean “clean install” ? Firmware repair with PC Companion?

  • Jerry Berglund

    Yes a firmware repair with PcCompanion should do a clean install. YOu can also do a clean install through Sony Update Service, and of course if you can get the FTF-file use Flashtool.

  • Usman Rafiq

    LG Nexus 5, LG G Flex,

  • Jerry Berglund

    Doesnt count because thats not really a LG phone, its a google phone. Is google who has the support for that one. I asked for a non -googlesupported device.

  • Usman Rafiq

    Customers don’t know who is supporting by Google who is not. they just demand the best services from their brands. I think the Motorola is the only company which is supported by the Google.

  • Jerry Berglund

    What I know Motorola has their own version of vanilla. LG had software support
    From Google and not from LG

  • Jaymart Mapula

    How did you change your customization number ?

  • Arvind Goreeba

    When will the update available in Mauritius ?

  • Farshid

    Not yet in Iran. SI Number: 1268-8838

  • cuzpot

    just updated through flash tool woop woop

  • Gutt Grinder

    Wow! Update is already rolling out.

    I just can’t wait for this to be available here in the Philippines. Been waiting for the update and Im glad that the update made the Xperia V’s lockscreen full. I hope I don’t get bugs after updating……

    [Checking via phone and pc companion last 2 days and update still no avail… LOL]

  • XperiaV c~

    I installed the Singapore One, camera is buggy, appart from that, everything works ok, waiting for unbranded one,smoooooooooooth 4.3 :)

  • chimalli

    Just for the record: Xperia V is not sold officially in Mexico, Can I, anyway, wait for an official update in my region, or I must use flash tools to get the update?

  • Ahmad Zarief

    No update in Malaysia. YET

  • mizik

    Yes. Been checking every day. I’m sad. :-(

  • pinguuuu

    malaysia already have an update..plz someone upload ftf

  • XV user

    finally got the update in Malaysia…:D

  • Blablabla

    Anyone in Sweden that got it to their unlocked XV yet???

  • XV user

    check again..i got the update in malaysia a while ago through pc companion

  • Actman

    Yea updating. Thx for the info mate.

  • Maximus

    1268-7821 Generic HK update available! :D

  • XV user


  • rygarto

    LOL, I’m probably gonna complain too when my phone receives the update then ;-)

  • Ryan

    The update is available in Finland…. but I can’t update because I have windows 8. Absolutely stupid!

  • Ram Mar

    Live in the States. Updating mine right now…

  • Actman

    Reset the phone twice and repaired it once after the update, yes the Video Bugs Stuttering still exist. WTH sony? Another thing is the yellow tint issue. Does anyone notice that the yellow tint issue exist after this lame upgrade? It’s very obvious!

  • Gene Kim

    yes same here… can’t update through win 8.1… i’m frustrated :(

  • jhayp sevilla

    Got the update here in philippines but after d update everyrhing is fine except for one importnt app d camera the photos are blurred especially in low light wth flash on

  • mizik

    It turns out that Sony PC Companion could not check the update on Windows 8. I tried updating using WIndows 7. Wallah, now I’m enjoying Jelly Bean 4.3. But the camera bit laggy than b4.

  • jhayp sevilla
  • rygarto

    Damn right, Sony decided to ignore proper USB specs and when Microsoft decided to play by the written rules with Windows 8 and USB 3.0, Sony’s updates stopped working.

  • FreddyNogo

    just to let you know, IT’S IN MY PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH feeeeeels so good!

  • Farshid

    not yet in Iran until 2/18/2014 12:45 PM. 1268-8838

  • Grz

    Unbranded from UK currently in PL is live.

  • josesl16

    Oh sure they know. They probably at least know that the “Nexus” means insta-updates from Google, otherwise it’s from the manufacturer. People who don’t know would be unlikely to care much about getting the latest updates or even know about it. Of course though, it’s not like I have any hard data to back this up or anything.

  • finally got the .925 upgrade to unbranded devices

    took some screenshots while upgrading.. see here

  • tradersF

    Got the update here in Australia yesterday. Video is buggy!!!!!! It’s slow to focus and records a strange ticking noise. What is it?? Does anyone else have this problem???

  • JohnS

    So far no bug experience for the camera(xperia v 4.3) :) still smooth and i like it better than the previous one

  • XperiaV

    update is available in india for xperia V through PC Companion.. Finally.

  • XVuser

    Of course it’s not the camera problem. It’s video recording problem. Try to record some scene and watch it yourself. The firmware is only one and it’s all the same.

  • Ryan

    I’m still waiting for the over the air update :(

  • Snowy

    How to printscreen (Xperia SP)? The button is missing?

  • ansari jassim

    has somebody in saudi arabia got the update ?

  • walter12335gguu

    Does somebody got the update in Austria (3, drei)?

  • joe

    How to screenshot on the NEW UPDATE 4.3? please help!!

  • press volume down + power button

  • joe

    thanks bro it really help.!

  • MimaK

    Me too,all my friends have 4.3 :/

  • Doncra

    Hi has any one else seen the walkman lock screen bug………

    and can’t change lock screen wallpaper……..

  • rob

    The Volume panel bug is caused by the theme u use. Apply the stock theme and it will work

  • Gene Kim

    i had to pay a lunch to my friend for that XD

  • Actman

    Try to record the video on dim light condition. Not daylight. No Photos… just video.

  • Ezio Auditore

    Yea but how the fuck am i supposed to update with win8.1 using Pc companion? Update service doesn’t show xperia v as an available phone, the OTA doesnt even download it

  • chimalli

    The actualization was received via PC Companion. All it’s ok, but I may have lost the way to switch between languages in the keyboard.

  • Usman Rafiq

    After a one Week still not get any update.

  • WHD

    Plz tell me about the battery status of Xperia V after update. I want to buy this phone but hesitating due to small battery capacity…! True opinion plz.

  • WHD

    Plz tell me about the battery status of Xperia V after update. I want to buy this phone but hesitating due to small battery capacity…! True opinion plz.

  • Antonio

    still no update here in Saudi for unlocked XV

  • Dmitry Perets

    Maybe I am wrong (didn’t have enough time to test yet), but it seems that with 4.3 the battery drains faster, even with STAMINA enabled… I am not 100% sure though. What is strange is that 4.3 on Tablet Z actually lives longer – and I am pretty sure about that (had enough time since December to conclude)

  • Kamal Jamil

    On the whole, I’m loving the update. However, I’m also seeing the low light video recording problems others are reporting. There’s some stuttering when I move the camera around. Also, seeing lines parallel to the long edge when NFC is on. Never noticed them before the update. Hopefully Sony can get this fixed.

  • Eddy

    Any one experienced this after update?
    At 40% it auto rebooted, dropped to 10% after restarting
    Slow charge using Sony adapter and USB cable….
    Difficult to climb at 60%, but then suddenly jump to 100% fully charged

  • ill update some more videos along with arc s samples to compare.. sometimes i feel my old xperia arc s is a tad better specially in low light situation :(

  • whd

    What about overall battery performance?

  • Dmitry Perets

    Well, in general I am pleased with battery performance on Xperia V. I charge it every night, like probably with almost every other smartphone, but I don’t have any difficulty to “survive” until the evining with it. Sometimes it still has 30% when I put it for charging.

    And if you need sometimes to use the phone for something really intensive (like travelling with GPS and Maps on for the whole day), then you can buy something like this: or even this:

    Overal, I am more than pleased with Xperia V, I think it was a very successful phone from Sony, I would buy it again definitely!

  • toxicon

    Nein leider noch nicht… Bin auch bei drei aber ich hoffe dass es in den nächsten tagen kommt.

  • Eman Philic

    this is a buggy rom released by sony. PATHETIC!!!!!
    small apps manager not closing in notif bar and not working for small music app
    background video playback in notif bar is closing not closing even movies app is closed
    in landscape mode while typing something u will see some glitches

    camera in low light is ABSOLUTELY WORST and seems auto focus and other bugs are also there as for users complaints (i didnt tested much of stock camera as im using CyberShot mod)

    xcept camera, all the other bugs were also exists in leaked version
    really really this most awaited update completely suckzzzz
    SONY MUST LISTEN TO THES BUGS LISTS AND RELEASE ANOTHER FIRMWARE like they release firmwares every week for ZU n other expensive devices

  • Eman Philic

    OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!! i had the same volume bar BUG man!!!!! :o
    i have tested it and stock rom has bug free volume bar but after restoring my titanium backup i saw the volume bar messed up. did u restored ur TB too?

  • Ahmad Zarief

    Update available in Malaysia for Xperia V

  • WHD

    i mostly use for calling, sms and wifi for skype fb etc… gaming temple run 2 types but normal gaming use. So, it means it lasts for upto 24hrs normally with single charge…..

  • jhayp sevilla

    I cant take clear photos in low light after the update most of the photos are blurred

  • Max

    Update now available in Australia!

  • Mushtaq Ahmed

    WTH Sony!!! Now Music player cannot be accessed from lock screen after upgrading my Xperia V to 4.3???
    In 4.1.2 music player was accessible from the lock screen!!!

    Is there any way to access Music player from the lock screen in 4.3??

  • EHTeo

    I am from Malaysia and would like to share my experience with 4.3 so far. I am suffering 4 times of auto restart on my device while talking over the phone. This is a real bug and it is annoying!
    Other issues that I heard from my countrymen are volume bar bug and ticking noise during video recording.
    Please re-look into this firmware and am sure there are bugs still here and there.

  • Farshid

    not yet in Iran until 2/21/2014 08:00 PM. 1268-8838

  • Erika Nyström

    Just updated my Xperia V, but now I can’t download the update for Album 5.4.A.0.20! Does anybody know how to fix the problem?

  • Actman

    You know what is low light? Look at jhayp sevilla’s video. That was called low light. You were obviously recording this in a broad daylight mate!

  • Usman Rafiq

    you have to install 4.3 jelly been with Flash tool. other wise you have to Waite until the update is not coming.

  • hey.. try taking pictures using manual mode with custom white balance set to +1

  • actually it was kinda dark and cloudy when i took that video :)

  • Nima

    why sony don’t say the name of countries that get the android 4.3 !

  • Nima

    why sony don’t say the name of countries that get the android 4.3 !

  • Nima

    dude,update is not coming for Iran?

  • Freeman

    From what I can see and read, the 4.3 update for Xperia V doesn’t seems to be so much better than the previous (4.1.2) version. Sure it has few new themes and slightly improved STAMINA mode, but thats really all there is, and the question still remains how long till all the users (globally) receive the OFFICIAL update, another month, maybe two, summertime!? Is it really worth that much?
    So far I’m pretty much satisfied with current version (4.1.2).
    Oh Sony…

  • Minh

    I’m using Xperia V. When my device was updated Android 4.3, it have a problem with power charging. Every charging, my device will turn off power when it’s nearly full. I don’t know the reason why. If anybody have experience with this problem, please help me to fix it!

  • Nathan

    the screenshot is gone sir? Xperia V user here.

  • Nathan

    And the receiving of sms, i need to restart my phone, so i can receive their sms.”the sending” is too long to be sent. but they’ve already received my sms. Btw i’m in the philippines. please help

  • momo

    What ive experience
    – Battery drops from 60% to 0%
    – volume bugs (gone already)
    – Smooth and beautiful but it eats up alot of ram
    – lost my external memory (watch out, it happens a few days after using 4.3)
    – Screenshot??
    – Camera so far, no problem
    And other minor bugs

  • press volume down + power button ;)

  • Actman

    Cut it short. This update is full of crap!

  • Farshid

    Still waiting in Iran 2/23/2014 02:45 PM. 1268-8838

  • Muyeed Mizan

    I still Didn’t receive My 4.3 update on my Xperia V….:( Can Any one tell me if there could be any possibility that some settings are hampered in phone and so i am not getting it…???
    i knw abt the region based update seeding which could be one reason….just want to knw other possible reasons……Plz any Help Me….:!!!!!!!

  • Muyeed Mizan

    I still Didn’t receive My 4.3 update on my Xperia V….:( Can Any one tell me if there could be any possibility that some settings are hampered in phone and so i am not getting it…???
    i knw abt the region based update seeding which could be one reason….just want to knw other possible reasons……Plz any Help Me….:!!!!!!!

  • Dmitry Perets

    I was one of those who hoped that Sony was bugfixing the update. So now I want to take my words back and say: they should have just left us with 4.1… oh wait… But 99% of this community would never forgive them… Then I guess it is still better to have what we have now. Because – believe it or not – the early 4.3 that we got on Tablet Z is worse than this late 4.3 that we got on Xperia V… So at least this…

  • Alexmex

    Grrrrrr not update yett, my customization is 1268-8838…

  • Dmitry Perets

    You are absolutely right, the new update doesn’t bring anything extra-ordinary, and this was totally expected. It is also less optimized than 4.1.2 was – and this was also totally expected.

    That’s why I keep being surprised by people who wait for Android updates and expect something that will make them happier. They wait for an update as a fact. Doesn’t matter that in most cases it makes only worth. But – hey – we get updates, we get support, the number in the version increases, hurray!

    In fact, the only thing that worth waiting is bugfix. And if a current release is stable end well-optimized (like 4.1.2 for Xperia V), then I guess it is better to relax and enjoy, rather than demand a major update because of 1-2 bugs that you maybe have. Then you won’t be so disappointed after you get 5-6 new bugs instead of those 1-2.

    Regarding the 4.3 for Xperia V:
    1. It has some UI refreshments, most of which I find less beautiful than before. Although some of them are nice.
    2. Camera app is of course much more sophisticated now with all those apps – you’ll like it, if you use it…
    3. STAMINA is great, but currently there is a battery drain with 3G networks on ALL Sony devices running 4.3, so I wouldn’t be so happy about it – you may actually feel that the battery drains faster than before.
    4. Themes support – sounds nice, but I didn’t see ANY theme that would look at least nearly as stylish as the Sony’s stock theme in 4.1.2, which is by the way now removed. So instead of using this cool new Themes feature, I just had to download the old Xperia wallpapers, that were just the best.

    That’s it.

    Was it worth waiting? No.
    Was all this expected? Yes (although I must admit that I was hoping to see this update more optimized and bug-free, after such a delay… well, at least the keyboard doesn’t flicker, like on Tablet Z).

  • Dmitry Perets

    Only if it is playing…and some time after you stop the playback.

  • xperiamike

    hahahahahah. i wish it gets android future updates for at least 2 more years ahhahahahah

  • xperiamike

    yep yellow tint still there ….we need some sort of contrast setting or?

  • Muyeed Mizan

    Same Here Bro…..My Customization is also same……1268-8838

  • Farshid

    Still waiting in Iran 2/23/2014 10:30 PM. 1268-8838

  • Eman Philic

    ya after rebooting battery goes crazy.

  • Farshid

    Still waiting in Iran 2/24/2014 07:45 AM. 1268-8838

  • Martin Ambre

    just updated
    why did i do it in the first place
    camera bug :'( sick sony updates are never bug free

  • Martin Ambre

    good for u dont update if u want bug free camera

  • Martin Ambre

    this is ‘History repeating itself’, ask Xperia S users, same things happened

  • Dmitry Perets

    Of course, that’s why I say that it was totally expected. But this is not something specific to Sony. I had the same with other vendor. In general, I think that the best software for most phones is the second update since their release. The phone comes with some initial bugs, then the second update fixes most of them, usually only few month after the phone launch. This is the best update that this particular phone sees in its life.

  • Niima

    dadash TX dari to?

  • Farshid

    Still waiting in Iran 2/24/2014 09:30 PM. 1268-8838

  • Farshid

    Still waiting in Iran 2/25/2014 08:00 AM. 1268-8838

  • how to take capture/screenshot??

  • Martin Ambre

    kinda true

  • Farshid

    Not yet available in Iran 2/25/2014 03:15 PM. 1268-8838

  • Farshid

    Is there anybody to reply??????????????????

  • jhayp sevilla

    volume down + power button

  • Freeman

    Well said my friend.

  • Gene

    Great! I updated my Xperia V and now my limited edition yurbuds headphones don’t work on it! It doesn’t even detect it, the phone just plays it on speaker!

    Thanks a lot!

  • Doesn’t work for me :(
    Vol down + power button = restart os

  • jhayp sevilla

    Press them at the same time

  • Max

    For me the disappointment was big that I now have a forced beep and
    klick when using the camera. Apparently this is a (stupid, imho) law in
    the US as well as in South Korea. My Questions:
    1. Is this region
    specific? will in a european version of the OS update the camera sound
    be mutable, like in my previous version?
    2. is there a way to get around this noise?

  • XperiaVsapointed

    1 nope, every region shows up that shifty noise
    2 if we complain at Xperia v forums they may release an update for this bugs

  • XperiaV (:

    I hate this update so much, why they updated us with this buggy one? And why they don’t release a bug fixing version) :
    Tell them that this update is shit at
    Maybe if we make enough noise again xd

  • jandj

    i’ve experienced it everytime when the battery is below 50% then it hanged and reboot (once or twice). dropped to 20% after restart! hope to get bug fixed firmware asap..

  • Adebal

    Xperia V – I found 3 bugs. First – my phone is restarting few times a day. Irritating! Second – google calendar is not visible to any widget. I checked, it is synchronised with mail, but not on the list of calendars possible to add to widget. Third – I thought the camera will work faster. I must use additional app (zoom fx) to take faster pics. What about new version of PlayMemories? It would be great to use any fun functions (like in regular camera) using external device…

  • jhayp sevilla
  • Ola Espeland

    I had camerasound after resetting xperia V 4.3, I just went into camerasettings an disabled “shutter sound”. Now the camera is completely silent. I have an Norwegian bought and operated phone. :)

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  • Max

    wow. i don’t have that setting. i had it before, it is a HongKong phone, updated in South the option to turn the camera sound disappeared. sucks. Is there a way to force an update from a different region… like Norway for example?

  • Max

    1. Ola Espeland reports the opposite from Norway.

    2. It is not a bug, it is a requirement by law in some countries like South Korea and the USA.

  • Mohammed Taher

    i got it for tx but not for v in oman

  • Mohammed Taher

    xperia v dint come in my region but tx came what the hell ; i dont think sony is planning for kitkat

  • kelly

    how to have a screenshot after updated?
    the button of sceenshot have been removed!

  • kelly

    i can’t!!!

  • kelly

    xperia tx

  • sue

    I wish I didn’t update my X-V. Now my camera is all shityyy. How do I fix it?

  • xperiavZAuser

    Sony Xperia V
    Updated from 4.1.2 to 4.3 South Africa, software is ok so far.
    The phones memory (8Gb) is nearly (180Mb’s avl). full but internal stil 1.1GB avl. how use sony???? P.S did already move most apps to internal :(

  • BM

    sony xperia V update 5.4.A.0.20 how can I take a screenshot?

  • BM

    Sony xperia V update 5.4.A.0.20 how can I take a screenshot?


    hi everyone, im using a Xperia V, im using the companion to update, but when the download is finished i cant boot my phone to download mode (pressing and holding the volume key while plugging the usb cable), the phone just goes to charge mode, this way is impossible to update the phone.

    Anyone having this issue.

    Please help

    Awaiting Answers

  • Moataz

    well thanks for sony i cannot make a clean install cu pc companion cannot update using windows 8…

  • Jay Martyr

    Hi, Jay from South Africa.

    Currently on 4.1, Heard alot about bugs on 4.3 for the Xperia V, was looking forward to update…whats the latest on the bugs?

  • Martin Pretorius

    How do i take screenshots now that i have updated my phone to
    V Android 4.3 update (9.2.A.0.295)

  • Wayne

    Not impressed so far, battery life is now dismal and my phone no longer recognises any headphones other than the poor quality ones shipped with the phone! Very frustrating.

  • Sam


    I received OTA available download about a month ago and coz i was busy i left it (this is a second phone). Now when i search for update, it says nothing to update.??? What happened? Why is it gone?

  • REdge

    I have just updated my phone and now i carnt print screen any help :-S please it’s xperia arc s

  • cam

    how do you screenshot on this one? the option is no longer there when you hold down the power button

  • Phephisile Mahlalela Miller

    I did the update but how do I take screenshot now coz I don’t see the option now, please help

  • Emad

    Hello .. I live in syria in the middle east and i did’t get the new firmware 4.3 for my xperia v .. What can i do ??
    Please help :))

  • Chris Kioko

    I live in kenya and i have not yet received the 4.3 update for my xperia V???whats not happening??

  • valterfly

    I cant see the screenshot anymore when i press and hold power button. How to screenshot? Pls help me

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Did you get it OTA or flashed it? I’m just wondering how fast Sony updates come in South Africa.

  • Hazem

    Is now Availble In Egypt

  • Amal

    can pl let me know how to take a screenshot .It was there with the power button earlier but after the update it is gone…

  • menna gamal

    Plz how can make screenshot :-)??

  • Divya Bharathi

    Very interesting thing I just come across at – 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.

  • Gribs

    my boyfriend updated his phone (Xperia V)and the secondary camera stopped working…? Any tips to get it work again..?

  • kim

    Where is the screen shot? Why it doesn’t show whenever i long press the lock button ? All i can see are ; power off, airplane mode.. And sounds button. WHERE IS THE SCREEN SHOT?

  • Buniey

    I recently updated my Xperia V’s android version from 4.1.2 to 4.3 but I noticed that I can “no longer take a screenshot”. Please what can I do about it. I really love the screenshot opportunity. It’s urgent.

  • Buniey

    Please what can I do about the screenshot issue? Mine can no longer perform a screenshot.

  • Lisse

    Asså… Kan inte print screna på min sån lur efter uppdateringen… Kan man ändra det och i så fall hur fan då?!?!?!?!

  • RheDhe

    hello good day XperiaBlog, can you please help me to solve my problem in my xperia V.. after i updated my phone into android V 4.3 it was suddenly disappear my screenshot.. how can i restore my screenshot?

    im looking forward for your immediate responde in my concern/problem..

  • rhedhe

    hello good day XperiaBlog, can you please help me to solve my problem in my phone xperia V.. after i updated my phone into android V 4.3 it was suddenly disappear my screenshot.. how can i restore my screenshot?

    im looking forward for your immediate responde in my concern/problem..

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