Xperia SP bug-fixing update (12.1.A.1.201) released

by XB on 2nd April 2014

in Firmware, Xperia SP


Xperia SP_12.1.A.1.201Sony has started to roll out a new bug-fixing firmware update with build number 12.1.A.1.201, which should hopefully offset some of the bad news yesterday regarding the KitKat update. This new build follows on from the last Android 4.3 firmware released, which had build number 12.1.A.0.266.

Sony has updated its Xperia SP support pages to highlight that this new build includes an enhanced user experience, improved battery life and software performance improvements. You can see from our Xperia Update Checker screencaps below that the firmware is already out across a number of different regions for all three variants of Xperia SP (C5302, C5303 and C5306). If you’ve downloaded the update, let us know your impressions in the comments.

Sony’s changelog for Xperia SP update (12.1.A.1.201)

Xperia SP changelog

New Xperia SP firmware with build 12.1.A.1.201 is now rolling

Screenshot_2014-04-02-18-16-30

Xperia SP_12.1.A.1.201

Xperia Update Checker shows the 12.1.A.1.201 firmware has been released across a number of regions

Xperia SP rolling_C5302

Xperia SP rolling_C5303

Xperia SP rolling_C5306

Thanks nklive!

  • gz

    very goos sony we love u for ever

  • ghs

    Thanks
    Now z1 please

  • xperialovers

    finally a sigh of relief for XSP

  • Mirrorpurple

    IKR… OMG FUCK THEM FOR DRAGGING SO LONG AND SO MANY BUGS… ugh Sony… they are getting equivalent to what Samsung delivers in updates…

  • Hossam Essam

    sony sucks
    why no kitkat ?!

  • Anon

    You should be happy with this cause this is the last one. ;(

  • crumpet

    Any news about this rolling in the UK? We didn’t get the last two 4.3 updates, it seems like we’re bottom of the list for release dates

  • what about kitkat fixes for z1 compact?

  • Alexander

    :(

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  • ?????

    I think Xperia SP is the most beatiful smartphone in Sony. I don’t understand OmniBalance design. KitKat must be in this device! That’s not fair to leave “care” so fast. (Sorry, if I have any mistakes in the speech)

  • xperialovers

    where r u from???

  • Johnson

    Did u try?

  • Johnson

    please review new bug fix update, how is now update with following
    1. wifi
    2. Apps stability
    3. speed of device
    4.illumination/notification light issue in call and with Walkman
    5. Volume bar is black in downloaded them
    6. Battery life and heating issues
    7.camera
    8. overall

  • Amin Behfarnia

    At Iran is Available!

  • nottsmartin

    Where does it say Z1 in this article? It clearly states SP or do you have some difficulty differentiating between the two?

  • it’s a rhetorical question

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    got the update in India, downloading.

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    its not easy to release software whenever u want

  • Abhijit Biswas

    Bug fixing I hope! It’s available in India via PCC but I will wait for the OTA update which should arrive by next week! ALso waiting for OTA for 4.3 for M, but it’s still not available via PCC even!

    Please sign and share this petition to get a “move apps to sd card” feature added via software update…..

    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

  • Mohammad Shahroz

    Still no update for xperia T in central Europe -_-

  • Remsi

    Available in Russian! PC Companion and Sony Update Service check.

  • alejandro

    jajajaj have won me, I do also appeared the upgrade but I have not been able to install the phone I have downloaded one C53002 jajajaj I have not as I upload the image to be seen

  • Subham

    I got it in India :)

  • xperialovers

    where r u from in India

  • nklive

    Remember if you still have issues with the 4.3 update, you can fix them by repairing the software through PC companion and then do a factory reset through the phone. In both cases you need to erase the internal storage. I know it sucks because you have to reinstall all the updates and data but it is worth your time. You are going to love your phone again.

  • Vedant Pratap Singh Jadon

    Update it and kindly tell us whether the bugs are actually fixed or not. Thank you.

  • Marcel

    I got it in Romania

  • Amin Behfarnia

    after downloading update, this screen will be appears, what is the problem?

  • Amin Behfarnia

    after downloading update, this screen will be appears, what is the problem? From Iran

  • Dudeknows

    No released version on iran as of now.

  • Amin Behfarnia

    Thank you! but I downloaded about 700 MB and I still wait …

  • Matthew Grylls

    use Sony Update Service!!! don’t use PC Companion..

  • Rahul Malhotra

    damn cant they rollout xperia m update so quick globally

  • Newbie13

    10 mins of Testing the new Update. Here’s what i found.

    – Walkman LED beats Effect sync even in high volume.
    – if your using XPERIA THEMES the volume indicator is fixed
    – message contact picture of you appear.
    – smooth and good wifi connection. stable so far,
    – games that force closed now runs smoothly.
    – flappy bird seems not laggy playing now. if you notice that. hehehe

    thats it so far… best & smooth bug fixing update by far.
    if this is the last. wish i hope not. i can settle with this one now . even i just handle it for about 10 mins.

  • Marcel

    you made update via PCC or SUS?

  • Haroon Rashid

    I guess its because of the level of demand. The demand for the Xperia SP is more, which means that they have sold more SP units compared to M, hence the reason why I’m still on 4.1.2 for my unbranded SP here in the UK. XD

  • Newbie13

    PCC im in the Phil.

  • Haroon Rashid

    What about the camera?

  • raghava

    I think Sony is listening to our comments
    The update is not even certified by Sony but have given us
    So no let’s hope for 4.4

  • Haroon Rashid

    Was just thinking the same thing…
    One thing I noticed in the Xperia Update checker was that if your ‘Build’ is RXXA, then you haven’t got even the first update yet. But if your ‘Build’ is RXXB, then you have the latest update or at least the first one.

  • Guest

    I don’t understand why Sony hates the UK so much, my last phone didn’t even get an update whereas it was rolled out globally and now with the SP, it takes forever to get here, I didn’t even get the last update…

  • Haroon Rashid

    I heard it was certified by PTCRB but not for very long. It got removed for some reason.

  • van gogh

    When this update Will be available In other region (serbia)

  • van gogh

    When this update Will be available In other region (serbia)?

  • alejandro

    no longer have the lag in multitasking, or application crashes on installation

  • rexperia

    My Lord!!! Even my Xperia Z don’t get KitKat yet, please, be a rational and logical!

  • Parag D Bhoir

    got it here too mumbai downloading it….

  • rexperia

    Use SUS or PCC, don’t wait OTA, sometimes it takes longer!

  • Dudeknows

    This update compare to 12.0.A.2.254

    ano mas OK? regarding camera and battery usage?

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    Updated my Xperia Sp, so here is the review.

    1) Better RAM Managment 350 mb remaining.
    2) Ulta smooth user interface.
    3) Wifi connection more stable
    4) Led issues Fixed.
    5) Volume bar issue fixed in xperia themes.
    6) Message Contact picture now appears.

  • SonyCEO

    Petitions like these are nothing! Tons of them are already made for other sony phones / purpose. Even with TOns of signature it doesn’t change nothing!

  • milos

    Ja sam iz Srbije i upravo ga instaliram.

  • Mohammad Shahroz

    i check daily with PCC i can try with SUS but i know the update is not there yet coz i checked with xperia update checker and for my customization there is no update yet.

  • Vedant Pratap Singh Jadon

    Looks nice! Do tell us about the battery as well please .. Is the phone getting hot? How much is it losing while on standby.. that sort of thing..

  • Boba

    Kako kod mene jos nema?

  • ??????? ?????????

    I guess you just need to wait until update will arrive to your region

  • ??????? ?????????

    Now you can say good bye to KitKat, SP users. No more updates from Sony :c

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  • wojtek0018

    Why?

  • wojtek0018

    Why? I think that they will make this fucking kitkat update, it’s not that hard Sony, you know?

  • Dan

    I had the same issue. I re-installed the SUS and PCC, and it proceeded to updating just fine.

  • Abhijit Biswas

    Well you can retry downloading, it will happen almost immediately and try to update again, lets see what the problem is, keen to help you as this is a new problem… (I too can learn something)

    By the way, SOny released an update to the PCC a few days back, so are you using the latest version? And was your phone charged above 50%?
    And I always disconnect my phone while the update is downloading, that thing never creates issues!

  • Abhijit Biswas

    What was the wifi problem? Mine shows connected but after a while it isn’t connected to the net anymore, it has dropped but keeps showing that it is connected!! Was that the bug you were having too? But the range problem was solved totally, pls reply n help me!

  • Abhijit Biswas

    What was the wifi problem? Mine shows connected but after a while it isn’t connected to the net anymore, it has dropped but keeps showing that it is connected!! Was that the bug you were having too? But the range problem was totally gone!

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  • pleko

    It is very strange on the ptcrb haven’t certified

  • Abhijit Biswas

    There was only one 4.3 update on probably 12th feb, this iss the second update!!! What are you talking about, and I remeber comments that said that “the update is live here in uk” while it wasn’t here in India before the 20th!

    So how in hell did u miss the last two 4.3 updates? That is impossible even for God!

  • van gogh

    Jel ga instaliraš preko pc jer meni na Sony update na telefonu kaže da nema novih update-ova

  • Abhijit Biswas

    I searched the entire site, there were only 3 petitions to Sony, 1 completed for ETA on SP,T,V update which was fulfilled!

    The other two are 1>mine(moving apps to sd card) and 2> Give sp 4.4,
    both of which have pending signatures which I am sure once complete will give positive answers, although I am sure SP will get 4.4, with or without it, that petition will only get us an ETA announcement!

  • Danny

    Does it randomly restart? That was a major issue with mine recently.

  • Saveen

    …Updating here in India, fingers crossed,…..should i do a factory reset after the update, please advice…..

  • ?????

    yes do a factory reset you will lose everything but it will worth i am downloading it right now (greece) 520mb from 810 :)

  • Saveen

    Okay !!!….doing the factory reset now !!!……thanks man !

  • ?????

    :fingerscrossed: this update will fix bugss! :)

  • Saveen

    Try and use SUS instead of PCC

  • marwan balu

    Coulad any one update tell us about the sound because when I update.. the sound when am talking on viber gone from external speaker to internal speaker… Anyone help

  • ?????

    if you have updated google chrome unistall updates beacuse its making the phone faulty

  • Saveen

    RIght now the phone is fully updated, but kinda slow as updates to installed apps happening and re-installation of previous apps happening…is this normal?

  • Shakhawat Hossain

    There is still 6 months left of the 18 months support ! So um sure as hell that we are getting kitkat !

  • ?????

    have you factory restored ?

  • Shakhawat Hossain

    There is still 6 months left of the 18 months support ! So um sure as hell that we are getting kitkat, though it will be a buggy one cause i fear that after kitkat there will be much time left for another bug fix update to provide !

  • Saveen

    yes

  • ?????

    the os needs some time to setle down ! .266 firmware was very very very lagy but after one hour (after instalation) and less became less lagy!!

  • Saveen

    ok will wait then, fingers crossed again…..one question…when we do a factory reset, all the apps that were previously installed, will start to download again and update again automatically?…if that is not normal is there a way to stop that?

  • ?????

    only way is go to google play store and stop by your self but i dont know why after a reboot the restart updating themselves again automatically
    i have the same thing this isnt a problem ! dont worry :)

  • ??????? ????????

    ????????? ????! ????? ?? ftf ??????;;;

  • marwan balu

    What related Google Chrome with sound

  • Timbo1

    SP users used to troll other devices posts as well, be lucky that there aren’t swarms of Z1/Z users trolling this post….

  • Haroon Rashid

    I think there is still hope for Android 4.4 for the SP. Think about it, the support page for the phone was updated today to change the build number and change-log etc. If Android 4.4 was really not coming, don’t you think Sony would have updated the support page by now?

  • ?????

    ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ???????? ! :/ ??? ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?? ??? ???? ???? ?

  • Guest

    Yeah, never used that, always PC Companion, why?

  • Haroon Rashid

    Because SUS does a factory reset before the update (so make sure you have everything backed up). Many people have said this is the best option as the phone is more faster and ‘bug-free’. Yet to see for my self as I haven’t even got the first update yet.

  • ?????

    i confirm smoother ui

  • nottsmartin

    Yes I feel very lucky thank you and I will now sleep well tonight knowing that swarms of Z1 and Z users won’t be bombarding this post. That is a scary thought

  • BigBro

    What are you smoke kid? i always using SUS since my very 1st Xperia, you know what? Its never happened like factory reset or whatsoever, no back up at all and not to mention it’s way faster than PCC

  • BigBro

    Because it’s way faster

  • Haroon Rashid

    Oh sorry, my mistake. The only problem I have with SUS is that the Xperia SP is not listed, thats the reason why I use PCC.

  • Newbie13

    ADD ONs…

    Camera, no obvious changes… great in daylight worst in low light.

    Battery mine usually drains fast after an update but in time it calibrate. 1 day is good for me with WIFI always on. my phone is 88 % now after 8h from update.

    Wifi connection is still fast. no sudden disconnection even from afar.

    My Ram is still in the range of 300-250MB but now better.

    my phone is 88 %

  • wong

    Any malaysian user updated it?

  • calm down

    The update was only on one carrier in the UK. I don’t have 0.266 too.

  • [A]dri[A]n

    Why would you be sure? Just because they promise UP TO 18 month’s of support, that doesn’t mean you’re gonna get it.

  • Dudeknows

    They will update it to kitkat Soon. Just deal with it!

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    yeah was having same problem, the range drops and it got disconnected. but after the update the problem is solved. not having any WiFi connectivity issue, it works great.

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    There is no heating issues with the phone. Stamina mode is same as before.

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    No the phone doesn’t restart randomly. every issue has been solved in this update.

  • Yaser

    Haroon Rashid, try to use SUS in windows 7 instead of windows 8 or open it in program compatibility and choose windows 7, you will find xperia sp in the list

  • saddam

    I have updated it .
    It’s good update .
    Phone is working well .
    Only problem is when you are in menu and you press home button the wallpaper flickers .
    Rest all is ok .

  • saddam

    I was wrong . After using phone I have found that it’s still lags so much . Lock screen button does not work when it lags and vibrations occur without any reason and moreover applications are force closed . Xperia home is crashing and the touch on the bottom buttons sometimes is not felt by phone. Kindly do not update . I.ll downgrade it .

  • Amin Behfarnia

    SUS will delete all data on phone!

  • Amin Behfarnia

    I will reinstall PCC again!

  • Randel Capati

    Can anyone confirm bootloop/ battery-not-charging-when-battery-is-drained bug has been fixed? And how about keyboard swype no working on some inputs (like when seaching a webpage)?

  • Muhammad Salman

    just because of this late update crap i changed to htc, otherwise this set was my first choice

  • saddam

    Problems in update
    1.Phone still lags and crashes occur. When it lags Power button stops working.
    2.Wallpaper flickers when Home button in pressed from menu.
    3.Xperia Home crashes and phone hangs.
    4.There is little improvement only. I suggest you not to update .
    5.Phone takes time to launch an application.

  • Amin Behfarnia

    I still have this problem ! I uninstall and reinstall PCC :(

  • raghava

    Try to do a factory reset or repair the software

  • Neil Ashley Jerome Pais

    What about the camera? Can someone put up a camera sample?

  • ??????? ????????

    mega.co.nz ??????? ?? ?? ?????????;;; ??? ? ??????????;;;

  • vaibhav

    What about camera performance and Mobile bravia in Album app(not working in current version)….

  • Shakhawat Hossain

    Bugs not Fixed :

    1. Installation/Uninstallation progress bar graphics bug still available (How silly of Sony not to fix this small but annoying bug. It’s really shameful)
    2. Still i can’t see any Bravia Engine in album (If anybody has the time then please double check this)
    3. White Balance setting still returns to default if phone is rebooted (both manually and by force reset)
    4. Still there is lag with scrolling (Settings -> Xperia) and problem with navigation button transparency in a specific menu (Settings -> Xperia)
    5. I don’t know if this falls into the topic but i backed up my save game data using Helium to my external sd card but now i can’t restore my save data. It says ‘there is an error occurred when restoring game data’ …. Have not faced this problem before. Any ideas ?

    Bugs Fixed :

    1. Volume slider graphics bug when using custom theme
    2. Rhythmic Led bug in walkman when volume is full
    3. Battery life seems to be improved by a little margin
    4. Ram management seems to have improved a little bit but can’t be sure though because i had lots of apps and games installed before and now its an empty phone

    It really seems like Sony has not been listening (again) to their consumers complaint. I have been a hell of a fan of Sony Ericsson since the days of T610 but this might as well be my last Sony phone. They are very poor in providing software updates, rom optimizations and bug fixes which is not to be expected from a brand like Sony. After all these complaint, they have just fixed a small number of bugs which is very disappointing… And um sure that if they provide kitkat for XSP after all, then it will be a very buggy one and we wont even get a bug fix update because our 18 months of support time will come to an end by then :(

  • Dudeknows

    Are you rooted?

  • Johnson

    Updated .. My experience is –

    1. Illumination lights works perfectly in walkman even high volume.
    2. Message Picture issues resolved.
    3. speed and perfomance improved but not as much of extected ie, still some not responding messages
    4. others looks same
    Battery need to check

    Not fixed

    1. illumination light on during call

  • vaibhav

    What about Mobile Bravia (in Album app) and Camera performance in night ?

  • Neil Ashley Jerome Pais

    How is the camera after the update?

  • Matthew Grylls

    try run the program using compatibility mode in windows 8.1

  • Abhijit Biswas

    Sad for you but it still doesn’t explain how he missed last 2 updates? this is the second one!

  • Abhijit Biswas

    hmm, I have the same query!

  • Abhijit Biswas

    HtC updates on the one series on time, the rest are never updated! ANd one mini is the phone vs SP, it got the 4.4 update late as well! I mean its still not here in India!

  • akkush

    Battery still drains in Stamina mode !!!! 1%/hr. (after update,factory reset and SUS).

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  • xperialovers

    please some one upload ftf file from India

  • nklive

    You need to do both, first repair and then factory reset. In both cases erasing the internal storage

  • Adil

    If u are on 4.3 build .266 then the latest update will be of 9.4 mb and is available OTA.
    I havent download it yet.

  • Michael

    My SP now won’t boot after the update, what did I do wrong? It downloaded the entire update, shut itself down then black screen!

  • Michael

    I updated my phone over wifi and it completed succesfully, even restarted the phone but now it’s stuck on black screen an’d won’t boot, WTF! And i posted a comment here 15 min ago now it’s been deleted!

  • ani

    Volume bar bug fixed, bring back screen shot to power button and you can keep the kitkat

  • Michael Ngereso

    Phone won’t boot after updating over wifi!

  • Mohammed Khired

    no it won’t….trust me

  • vaibhav

    What about Camera App performance and Bravia Engine in Album App ?? I it working now or same problem

  • Antonis Kalaitzakis

    do you have an ulocked bootloader?

  • Michael Ngereso

    nope, new phone, got it yesterday.

  • Michael Ngereso

    No, I don’t, it’s a brand new phone, updated it to Android 4.3 just yesterday.

  • Antonis Kalaitzakis

    does it still bootloops? if yes flash a ftf (search xda) and you are ready to go

  • randy

    you must be blind. your previous post is right underneath this one

  • maverickg5

    just updated my sp… the update has changed slightly better than before…. i think the RAM has increase a bit..840mb and its responsive…. btw im from malaysia

  • Johnson

    AnTuTu Benchmark for New Xperia SP (12.1.A.1.201) is 23531 and it was 22673 for Old 4.3 bug version

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  • Pardeep Sihag

    Update available on air also in india.. Only 9.8 mb download over 2g network just in 15 minutes… Looks like all bugs fixes ( Walkman, Xperia themes etc. )… Now we need only 4.4 kitkat after 4 or 5 months later…

  • Guest

    I haven’t got the last 2 updates either, Sony is shit to the UK, they don’t care about us. Had this with my other SE phone, global update, UK never got it. I thought once Sony took over it would be fixed but nope.

  • Animesh Singh

    Can someone please share how one can send contacts or audio files via hangout in Xperia-SP?? I almost tried everything but din’t succeed.

  • Pilipinas

    Malamang eto kasi JB 4.3 to

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    Bravia Engine is Working properly, dont know much about camera apps.

  • JTLtd

    I’ll stick with 4.1.2, at least they tried, I guess.

  • Neil Ashley Jerome Pais

    Will put up a detailed review shortly.

  • randy

    just installed it a few hours ago. not much of a difference with the previous update (4.3) … which is to me a good thing because i am one of those users who are happy with the update

  • cho

    i haven’t paid much attention to the total amount of RAM before the update … how much was it?

  • AudioAw

    I’m happy for all the SP users who can finally enjoy a bug free update. But it’s kinda ridiculous that it took Sony a whole year to release a working firmware for this device. If only this update came sooner, I wouldn’t have sold my SP.

  • marwan balu

    I still have the same problem with sound gone in internal speaker rather than external speaker when am talking on viber…. Any one share this….pls sony find a solution

  • spuserfromuk

    Bug fixing my a**.. Astro adventure lags like crazy for gods sakes.. Take too much time and release a crappy software, song’s new motto..

  • jimcrax

    Yeah. How did you install it??

  • spuserfromuk

    Update checker!

  • ali

    well it is now

  • Haroon Rashid

    Is your phone unlocked?

  • Yaser

    if I install the update with OTA without using pcc or sus, I will find problems after installing the update?

  • SP_Manila

    I can download the update but I can’t install it! HELP PLEASE!

  • spuserfromuk

    Yeah! But why would that even matter if I am installing it through flash tool??

  • Tim Vels

    I agree to that! I only came to conclusion not to buy it because of the low quality camera and the display issues. Still holding on to Xperia Ray (2011).
    Wish 4.4 KK comes to this phone, then I might consider to get this.

  • Haroon Rashid

    Oh you did it using flashtool. What are the pros and cons of doing this because i’m still stuck on 4.1.2 here…

  • maverickg5

    if im not mistaken it is less than 800mb

  • XSPlove

    Just updated my phone a while ago. Battery life is better, multitasking and general feel is snappier, apps are faster in opening, LED strip now goes to the beat of the music even at full volume, BETTER RAM management(from 120mb average to 200mb average in my phone)

  • Xavier Viere Madera

    Hi, i have a question I read in other blog that the Bravia Engine isnt working its that truth?

  • Nikhil

    Yes, I too feel same about this phone. This phone is a true beauty which requires kitkat.

  • spuserfromuk

    With flash tool you don’t have to wait as long as you would for SURE to update your phone and you can update as soon you the update has been released. You don’t have to wait till it arrives in your country.

  • Lynd Say

    How do you apply this on your phone? Mine doesnt have any updates showing… or is there a link?? or what??

  • nklive

    I just updated to 1.201 OTA. In the beginning it was terrible, but after rebooting it’s like before the update. I don’t see any differences so far. I have to say the update to 0.266 (4.3) worked for me only when I repaired the software and then factory reseted with erasing the internal storage. So overall I am very happy with the Xperia SP.

  • Haroon Rashid

    It takes time for the update to roll out to every device. I’m in the UK and haven’t got the first 4.3 update yet.

  • jay

    One of the finest updates received for xperia sp. Almost all bugs fixed. WiFi range stable now, volume bar issue rectified, led lights behave sane, camera feels a lil better than before during low lights, smooth ui, walkman issue resolved, RAM optimization, heating problem lessened, but occasional rebooting is still persisting.
    4.4 kitkat customisation can b downloaded from play store. So not a big deal if sp isn’t getting 4.4
    This is one of the best devices now in the market under midrange.
    Thanx Sony

  • chaitanya

    in xperia sp camera picture quality is too worst

  • nottsmartin

    You’re still on 4.1?

  • Haroon Rashid

    Yep :/

  • nottsmartin

    But why? The 4.3 was released two months ago!

  • nottsmartin

    Well it looks like Sony has forgotten about the UK!

  • Haroon Rashid

    I know. Are you in the UK aswell?

  • nottsmartin

    Yes I am in the UK and got updated to 4.3 the same day it was released

  • Haroon Rashid

    Wow your lucky. Is your phone unlocked? If so whats your customization number?

  • nottsmartin

    No it isn’t unlocked at all

  • gokuu

    so as your english heheh

  • Haroon Rashid

    Which carrier are you with?

  • nottsmartin

    Vodafone

  • Haroon Rashid

    Thats why. Vodafone is the only carrier that is rolling the updates. I have an unlocked phone and I still haven’t got anything.

  • nottsmartin

    Is it rooted as well?

  • Haroon Rashid

    Nope its completely stock

  • nottsmartin

    When CyanogenMod release a rom for this phone I might install it and will be able to get kitkat 4.4

  • nottsmartin

    Don’t you think unlocking your bootloader has something to do with not being able to get it?

  • Haroon Rashid

    Im not sure if its unlocked or not. According to the Xperia Update Checker it just hasn’t been released for my phone. I have another one aswell and its the same story with that one too.

  • Haroon Rashid

    :(

  • nottsmartin

    Which carrier do you have?

  • Haroon Rashid

    The unofficial one has already been released.

  • Haroon Rashid

    EE but I can use any sim I like its not locked on a specific carrier.

  • nottsmartin

    Yes but I want to wait for the stable version

  • Haroon Rashid

    One thing I noticed was that the SP is on the CyanogenMod website however there are no roms available for it.

  • nottsmartin

    Yes that is true it seems the SP is the only Xperia model there isn’t a rom for just yet

  • Harshit Gupta

    I have been waiting for this bug fix update since I have updated my Xperia SP to Android 4.3. The last update almost destroyed my Xperia SP Smartphone. Nothing was working properly. But after this latest update, each and every problem of my Xperia SP has been fixed! I’m so happy now. Thanks to SONY for listening to us. Below is the list of problems that has been fixed in this update:

    1) Music Beat Light Effect now works properly and efficiently.
    2) User Interface has been optimized leading to buttery smooth performance.
    3) Crashing of some apps has been fixed.
    4) Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 now works properly.
    5) Unusual Vibration of the device has been fixed.
    6) Wi-Fi works like a charm! Gives very good signals even at longer distance.
    7) Downloadable Themes now works well, without affecting the performance of the device and volume buttons don’t disappear now!
    8) Camera has been improved and optimized.
    9) Battery Life has been improved.
    10) Quick Toggles now work properly.
    11) Software Performance Improvements.

    !Each & Every problem of the device has been fixed!

  • gokuu

    read the reviews here, it will probably be different for every phone, good luck for yours.

  • Haroon Rashid

    I might just flash the FTF instead of waiting, just don’t know how lol.

  • Haroon Rashid

    Would you mind showing us some screen shots?

  • Harshit Gupta

    I have been waiting for this bug fix update since I have updated my Xperia SP to Android 4.3. The last update almost destroyed my Xperia SP Smartphone. Nothing was working properly. But after this latest update, each and every problem of my Xperia SP has been fixed! I’m so happy now. Thanks to SONY for listening to us. Below is the list of problems that has been fixed in this update:

    1) Music Beat Light Effect now works properly and efficiently.
    2) User Interface has been optimized leading to buttery smooth performance.
    3) Crashing of some apps has been fixed.
    4) Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 now works properly.
    5) Unusual Vibration of device has been fixed.
    6) Wi-Fi works like a charm! Gives very good signals even at longer distance.
    7) Downloadable Themes now works well, without affecting the performance of the device and volume buttons don’t disappear now!
    8) Camera has been improved and optimized.
    9) Battery Life has been improved.
    10) Quick Toggles now work properly.
    11) Software Performance Improvements.

    !Each & Every problem of the device has been fixed!

  • Haroon Rashid

    Nice copy and paste…

  • Vasu Parvatham

    Recently upgraded from 4.1 to 4.3 Jelly Bean, thereafter am unable to connect to WiFi. Today i updated to 12.1.A.201. Still am unable to use WiFi. Please help.
    Email Me at vasuit1242@gmail.com please.

  • Max

    When will this be available in the UK? I already tried today to see if 4.3 is available but still nothing!

  • lazar

    Jel je update poboljsao nesto, otklonio bagove? Jel radi dobro kao sto je 4.1 radio?

  • lazar

    Do not update on 4.3.. 4.1 is perfect… i wish i haven`t updated it to 4.3

  • howij

    why its not available in jordan yet :(

  • Marcelo

    Someone could help me? My phone is Xperia SP C5302 and I can’t install the last update :/

    The picture says “Problem: The phone has modified software that can not be updated
    Details: error Engine updates of sony (Error 2003)”

    Sorry for my bad english

  • Yeah

    I have been waiting for this bug fix update since I have updated my
    Xperia SP to Android 4.3. The last update almost destroyed my Xperia SP
    Smartphone. Nothing was working properly. But after this latest update,
    each and every problem of my Xperia SP has been fixed! I’m so happy now.
    Thanks to SONY for listening to us. Below is the list of problems that
    has been fixed in this update:

    1) Music Beat Light Effect now works properly and efficiently.
    2) User Interface has been optimized leading to buttery smooth performance.
    3) Crashing of some apps has been fixed.
    4) Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 now works properly.
    5) Unusual Vibration of device has been fixed.
    6) Wi-Fi works like a charm! Gives very good signals even at longer distance.
    7) Downloadable Themes now works well, without affecting the performance of the device and volume buttons don’t disappear now!
    8) Camera has been improved and optimized.
    9) Battery Life has been improved.
    10) Quick Toggles now work properly.
    11) Software Performance Improvements.

    !Each & Every problem of the device has been fixed!

  • Yeah

    I have been waiting for this bug fix update since I have updated my
    Xperia SP to Android 4.3. The last update almost destroyed my Xperia SP
    Smartphone. Nothing was working properly. But after this latest update,
    each and every problem of my Xperia SP has been fixed! I’m so happy now.
    Thanks to SONY for listening to us. Below is the list of problems that
    has been fixed in this update:

    1) Music Beat Light Effect now works properly and efficiently.
    2) User Interface has been optimized leading to buttery smooth performance.
    3) Crashing of some apps has been fixed.
    4) Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 now works properly.
    5) Unusual Vibration of device has been fixed.
    6) Camera has been improved and optimized.
    7) Battery Life has been improved.
    8) Quick Toggles now work properly.
    9) Software Performance Improvements.
    10) Wi-Fi works like a charm! Gives very good signals even at longer distance.
    11) Downloadable Themes now works well, without affecting the performance of the device and volume buttons don’t disappear now!

    !Each & Every problem of the device has been fixed!

  • make.believe

    Relax buddy, here a solution for you, wait for the next month then try again with PCC or SUS, if it still an error while downloading, you needed to smash it on the floor then go get a Z2, i thinks that should be okay i suppose..

  • Abhijit Biswas

    There was only one last update! That is why I am telling that how can anyone miss last 2updates if there was only one update>?
    I am not commenting anymore!

  • Luqman

    Offline charging still black screen… but overall is better, less bug..

  • john

    Where is lock screen widgets? Camera gone. Anyone notice?

  • Arslan

    For me, after the upgrade, the phone has randomly restarted 2 times in the past ~3 hours.

  • guest

    using flash tool flashing .201 ftf will it void the warranty of the phone phone is not rooted yet??

  • gamer42

    It’s still bad. Games force close. Camera is still bad. Call quality has decreased. And flappy bird and astro adventure freezes while playing. I am switching back to 4.1.

  • johnylim

    with this update, my phone back to its perfect state again !

  • Rahul Singh

    This update was really a great relief :)
    Thanks so much SONY!
    My XSP is again smoother, quick and with amazing animation effects! NO heating issues or lag or screen freezing and all!

    Just few things I figured out yet to be fixed:

    1. The camera app still sucks :|

    The old camera app used to give really great sharp and nicely finished photos.
    Sony PLEASE fix the camera app via an application update :(

    2. The progress bar still overlaps the name of the app while installing it manually via its .apk file.

    Rest all is good (Y)
    :)

  • guest

    .201 still no update i m from India i have tried both PCC and SUS

  • I am from India but why am I not getting the 4.3 update through PC Companion ? Everybody else seems to have got it. What do I need to do ? I am a non-techie and I do not know any fancy techniques like rooting or unlocking, do I need any of these to update ? Was this update not supposed to prompt itself.

    As you can see in the image, I have Xperia C5303 and the PCC says my phone is upto date.
    While I check my device it still says Android Version 4.1.2. Someone please guide me.

  • Haroon Rashid

    I only want 4.3 to fix the wifi issues on 4.1. Apart from that 4.1 is great!

  • nottsmartin

    This so-called “update” seems to be very mysterious indeed! I’m not sure if those few who claim to have received it are wind-up merchants or not? Does it actually exist I wonder? If it arrives in the UK before the end of the year, then I hope it’s worth waiting for because the last one “4.3” was a truly appalling excuse for a software update, truly appalling! Or maybe the service providers are dragging their heels, I don’t know why they would. I honestly sincerely wish I had left my phone as it was on 4.1 because then it was fast and smooth, no lag and never crashed. I do hope Sony don’t go down the same road as HTC and only update the high-end models and forget the mid-range ones. Sony seem to be manufacturing far too many models that they can’t keep up with software updates for them, just like HTC have done. Sony have always been a class above the rest and I have been a life long fan. This phone is a well-made, solid piece of kit and do hope this “update” rights all the wrongs, or most of them at least! No mobile has ever been, or ever will be perfect, but this needs a good update and soon!

  • cyapalmos

    I’m running it here in the States on my 5306. The SP is lovin’ it. First run I got 15 hours from 100% to 40% and that was hitting it hard: loading apps, tweaking settings… I’ve seen the screen flicker a couple times, literally like twice. The big thing for me is that I can use bluetooth and wifi at the same time. I’ve never paid much attention to memory usage as Android is great about managing it. I haven’t had any apps crash or anything, but it’s only been a day or so. Seems like the LED works fine with stamina on and auto brightness seems to be doing its thing like it should. Time will tell…

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  • nottsmartin

    Thanks. That sounds promising then and pleased it is working fine for you. It is just so frustrating as it was released two days ago but hopefully will receive it very soon in the UK

  • cyapalmos

    Try not to be an a$$, will ya please?

  • Neeraj Majumdar

    my phone hasn’t restarted since the update, its been 2 days i’ve done the update, having no issues.

  • Pratik Ramanuj

    When i updated my device from 4.1.2 to 4.3, i face all common problems that all user faced. Camera result was major issue. Result was similar to 2MP.even in 8 MP mode. Even upgrading to new firmware it remains same and it also getting heated. Anybody facing similar problem??!

  • Adrianus Albert Jonathan Nadea

    The Music light bar works better at high volumes, it doesn’t heat up as much and that Android wakelock thing (https://imgur.com/a/vqmjP) seems to have gone away, which may explain the improved battery life.

  • keyur

    Can’t sanyc xperia with facebook..
    Some one plz help me..

  • howij

    the update is not available in Jordan yet :(

  • craig roebuck

    O2 and EE are still on v4.1.2 in the uk, the last update we had was last september. Its shocking if sony end support for this phone when its barely a year old and until december thier website stated that kitkat would be a future version then they changed that to under investigation. It baffles me how a third party compamy like cyanogenmod can release a kitkat 4.4 for the sp when the manufacturers sony seem to have trouble just updating the jellybean to 4.3 and may not even bother with 4.4…

  • ahmad

    Camera bug!!! When chnge super user to other option camera exit or rotate phone exit!!!
    And Bravia2 dont work again!!!!
    Just 2 bug plz new update for bug!!!!
    Sonnnnyy :|

  • Aldryn

    Nothing happens in my xperia sp. The update is just 9.8 mb???? My device is so laggy.

  • randy

    in my case 4.3 is leaps than 4.1

  • Rahul Agarwal

    how to take screenshots ???? in da new version

  • Rahul

    Lol! The 4.3 update is not 9.8 mb.. its 900mb!

  • Rahul

    Press power and volume down button together to take screenshot!

  • Rahul

    In India, the update is available for only C5302.. and not for C5303 and C5304.

    Wait for someone to upload a ftf file…
    THen flash it..

  • Shubham

    it is 9.8 mb

  • Kippel

    Once to me.

    And i can`t see any difference when Bravia Engine is on or off.

  • Haroon Rashid

    Considering the fact that I haven’t got the first 4.3 update for my unbranded SP yet, my hopes are not very high on getting this one fast, unless Sony can prove me wrong. To be honest, the only issue I have with 4.1 is the wifi, thats the reason why I want the update.

  • asd

    I still didnt got the update, i used both software to check like pc companion and sony update service and also from my phone…… what should i do????? confused

  • guest

    finally i got the update via pcc

  • howij

    In which country?

  • Aniket Shettigar

    Is the update released for C5302? Because I haven’t received it yet. I was very quick to get the 4.3. any other C5302 users, your inputs are important.

  • Vicky Rajput

    Bravia Engine Not Working

  • JVJ

    any one have Lock screen widget??

  • Mehtab Singh

    how to root C5302 locked bootloader

  • SAM

    When I receive a call my phone’s bar light keeps on and it lights until I disconnect the call. Is there any solution guys? Thanks in advance…

  • SAM

    When I receive a call my phone’s bar light keeps on and it lights until I disconnect the call. Is there any solution guys? Thanks in advance…

  • cyapalmos

    Hit the power button

  • audioboard

    Hello From France
    I did not get the update yes :(

  • JOHN

    I am updateing my sp now in iran

  • Luke

    still not available in germany.. -.-

  • Ram

    My dad bought my phone in Taiwan, and Taiwan isn’t marked in the update list (for Xperia SP 5302). Any idea when it comes out for Taiwan?

  • saddam

    i did it but lag is still there

  • khairur roziqin

    i update my xperia sp with version 12.1A.1.201, but why my jack / port headset not working? please help me….

  • nottsmartin

    The update will not be released in the UK – cancelled!

  • nickyvengeance

    What?! How come?

  • Toni

    it actually is available in Germany, maybe your carrier has to approve the update first!?

  • Nam

    Poland – it is here!

  • Proximity

    Could you tell me which way the update is available? Via air…via cable? What are the first impressions? Which operator do you have?

  • Joseph Nolan

    Sony are very quick to release non-essential updates for Album, Walkman and now Movies. But painstakingly slow for important system updates which actually matter. This has now been almost ten days waiting for the bug-fixing 12.1.A.1.201 update! At this rate, I shall be due an upgrade from Vodafone by the time it arrives – if at all!

  • Antonis Kalaitzakis

    bro, relock your bootloader

  • PBurrow

    OMG its SO SLOW. After updating to 12.1.A.1.201, I can hardly use it. Tried to stop everything non-essential, but made no difference. Whats gone wrong?

  • cyapalmos

    Running great for me. I installed the update via PCC, then did a repair via PCC, then did a data reset (wipe internal memory too) on the device. Runs like a champ.

  • Proximity

    I have finally received it today in Poland via WiFi :) I’m in the Plus carrier. I haven’t realized any advantages or disadvantages of this update yet…

  • Rashid

    Updates suck
    Now my phone battery runs for only a day as compare to 2-3 on 4.1.
    In battery management “Andriod OS” is topping the list with more than 40% :-(

    This is definitely my First and Last Sony phone.

    Sony, please fix the issue

  • Wassermann1980

    I am facing the same problems. Android OS drains a lot of power! :-(
    Please fix this!

  • Kartik

    Updated my Sony Xperia sp to 12.1.A.1.201…ram usage improved a bit..BT Stil my phone lags smtym..inbuilt messaging app gets hang oftenly…battery drains like anything..:( wish I could downgrade back to original andriod version 4.2.1…very disappointed after updating to 4.3..

  • As for my experience I didn’t find any improvements (but I didn’t have the problems described like rebooting, etc.) BUT it gets much hotter now. Suprisingly unpleasant hotter! Today morning I almost felt receiving a burn after reading news (WiFi only) for a half an hour and then leaving it aside and then accidentally touching it (ouch!).

  • prasad865

    my walkman app is showing problems phone loudspeaker works while calls but not while playimg songs plus earpiece n mic not working wtf z this didnt drop the phone nothing like that jus bought it last month still running .254

  • prasad865

    my walkman app is showing problems phone loudspeaker works while calls but not while playimg songs plus earpiece n mic not working wtf z this didnt drop the phone nothing like that jus bought it last month still running .254………

  • Jon

    My battery is not lasting as long, used to last about 3 days, now only one and half days. Everything else is working well. I’ve checked nothing is operating in the background. From UK.

  • Robson Kanyama

    I updated my phone and the battery drains so fast and it over heats even some camera apps such as background defocus isn’t working and when I restart my phone it shows the symbol for software repair and after that it’ll start normally and I never used to experience that with the previous firmwares.
    I even did a software repair but still the same. Help guys?

  • Ridwan Ahmed

    Is your unlocked or locked to a network. I want to know because I haven’t even received the update yet. C5303 from the UK> About your problem what build number is it?

  • Ridwan Ahmed

    Is this really true?

  • Dirttrack Dave

    bluetooth volume issue is fixed and is now is 3 time louder when connected to parrot incar kit

  • Jon

    Build number is 12.1.A.1.201 locked on t -mobile.

  • Nitesh mishra

    I too having Xperia Ray. Love my phone, it’s design and camera. But now it is getting slower. Considering to retire my Ray and might buy Moto X.

  • Tim Vels

    But just a month back I got a Xperia ZR :D

  • Jigesh

    Still no 12.1.A.1.201 update in Canada. Stuck with the 12.1.A.0.266. And it has lots of issues: bugs and unresponsiveness. Used to love Sony. Got a Vaio and an Xperia SP. But now I’m disappointed in Sony.

  • LJ

    my phone has started heating up now that it’s update and doing very random stuff.

  • Maravu

    I agree you, my device randomly restart and the screen turn off or black really often.
    I do not trust at all in this last update.

  • Charles Levie Quitay Lagman

    My sony xperia SP is bought in Ontario Canada. Moreover, since the bug fixing update was rolled out last month. Still, I haven’t got one, been waiting for so long and I’m suffering from the bugs of 4.3 update (version .266)
    BUGS: Very lag UI
    *SLOW PERFORMANCE
    *SUDDEN SHUTDOWN
    *MALFUNCTION OF WALKMAN
    *CRASHING OF APPS REPEATEDLY
    *INITIAL BOOTUP IS ALWAYS CRASHING
    *OVERHEATING AND BATTERY ISSUES
    *UNABLE TO MULTITASK USING THE INTERNET/WIFI

    I’m not really satisfied and happy with this. I’m still hoping to receive the said update to ease the problems. Could someone help me right here?
    REPLY FOR CONCERNS THANK YOU!

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  • varun

    i have xperia sp and it is android v 4.3 i want it to becme 4.4.2
    is it possible

  • Divya Bharathi

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

  • Gordan

    The well known problem with the VoiP apps, after 6 months is still not fixed. I hoped that you have solved this with the latest firmware update but it is still bugging. I cannot hear my friends on Viber. You have to solve this problem. It has been to long!

  • Anastacia

    None of the gif. I save since updating my album will play properly, well they won’t play at all actually. Anyone know how to fix this issue?

  • krishna

    when i upgred 4.3 my x periya z wifi no conected than i restore all than wifi conected but few time latter again disconect please is that any solution

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