Small update (16.0.B.2.16) lands on the Xperia C

by XB on 8th August 2014

in Firmware, Xperia C


Xperia C_16.0.B.2.16A minor firmware update is currently rolling to Xperia C (C2305) owners. The update moves the firmware build from version 16.0.B.2.13 to 16.0.B.2.16. Sony has not included a changelog in the Xperia C support page, but judging by initial reports and the very small change in build number, we are looking at small bug fixes only. Before anyone asks, this is still Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and no the bootloader cannot be unlocked, despite the Xperia C making an appearance on Sony’s official bootloader unlock website recently.

Xperia C_16.0.B.2.16

  • JRMoore

    How come the bootloader can’t be unlocked?

    I saw some devices sold under contracts where I live that don’t allow the bootloader to be unlocked (i.e. “Bootloader unlock allowed: No” in the service menu) but the ones that are sold without being tied to an operator are allowed to be unlocked with the procedure in Sony’s website.

  • JohnSmith

    that is because your device is a chepo device! who will support such crappy Xperia? go for the Z1/Z2 if you want developements, DUMBASS!

  • XperiaBlog

    We have edited your comment.
    Can we remind users to be polite in all conversations. Rudeness will not be tolerated. Let’s all be adults here.

  • JRMoore

    Dude… I don’t even own the phone nor I want it. I just wanted to know, from people who own it preferably, how come at least this device cannot have their bootloaders unlocked.

    I made a reference to a case in which devices that can have their bootloader unlocked if bought unlocked (read – network independent) may be restricted from doing so if bought on a contract. For example I have seen some SPs here that are not allowed to have their bootloader unlocked.

    Next time, rethink your post ;) (and mind your manners).

  • XperiaBlog

    JRMoore – The Xperia C is the only recent Sony device where the bootloader cannot be unlocked. See here: http://www.xperiablog.net/2013/11/11/xperia-c-bootloader-cannot-be-unlocked/

  • JohnSmith

    go f*ck yourself

  • JRMoore

    I see, thanks!

  • SAMMY

    SAMSUNG RULES!!!! YEAAAAhhhhHHHh

  • sasas

    SAMSUNG

  • sasas

    SAMSUNG number 1

  • apple

    you guys suck!

  • LG

    shitty xperia phones/users

  • SonyEricsson

    Eat shit and die SONY!

  • BillGates

    NOKIA the best! hahaha

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  • JustIN

    Small update (16.0.B.2.16) lands on the Xperia C
    by XB on 08/08/2014
    in Firmware, Xperia C
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    A minor firmware update is currently rolling to Xperia C (C2305) owners. The update moves the firmware build from version 16.0.B.2.13 to 16.0.B.2.16. Sony has not included a changelog in the Xperia C support page, but judging by initial reports and the very small change in build number, we are looking at small bug fixes only. Before anyone asks, this is still Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and no the bootloader cannot be unlocked, despite the Xperia C making an appearance on Sony’s official bootloader unlock website recently.

  • luqman_98

    hmmm….. do you know anyone who have bricked their Xperia C while unlocking bootloader? (No offense)

  • Ambroos

    In general it’s because they’re so different from other Xperia’s. The Xperia C is built by an ODM and the software is built by a third party company. Sony paid that company to port their software, but the whole system structure is probably different. Sony relies a lot on special Qualcomm software that only works on Snapdragons. Most of their more system-level things wouldn’t work on a MediaTek SoC.

    You shouldn’t expect any updates or a bootloader unlock at all anymore, it’s very unlikely.

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  • Luca

    I want to know what he said haha

  • JRMoore

    Oh… that’s quite interesting, I imagined most applications were independent of the hardware given they’re mostly written in Java; or that at least they would depend on processor architectures if they had a native part as well.

    I’d never have imaged that some applications depended on the SoC, apart from the ones that have a tight integration with hardware like FM radio apps or maybe flashlight emulation ones.

  • Ambroos

    Some media applications make use of Qualcomm software to speed things up. It’s not a lot but still.

  • Soj Varghese

    After update camera very good

  • Kuldeep Bhakar

    What about kitkat update for Xperia C

  • Given the Mediatek chipset, I doubt it. Mediatek never updated their drivers for that chipset to work with the latest android versions, that’s why every Mediatek device with that chipset is limited to Android 4.2.

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  • Aamir

    yes, u r right, also hd video recording upgrade to fullhd option

  • Anand Joshi

    when its going to get 4.3 know i m angry on sony……….. they just dont work on xperia c

  • vikrant kunte

    dude then update your (sony xeperia c)phone and battery life is better….any bug
    pls ans
    vik61911@gmail.com

  • vikrant kunte

    hey any one pls tell me sony xeperia c update then battery life is better ???????
    any bug

  • Jonty Bhardwaj

    Sorry dude but let me make u more clear about mediatek
    Ur info is wrong canvas unite 2 is also having a mediatek processor but still it is being launched wid pre installed kitkat android version
    Still if xperia c users wont some mods in their phone goto xda site dere u can see arnd 3-4 roms for xperia c which is based on kitkat and it also has bravia engine 3 and the best thing about it is thar u dnt have to unlock ur bootloader d only thing u have to do is just root your device and install custom recovery

  • Jonty Bhardwaj

    Dude those devices which shows “bootloader unlock allowed:yes” can be unlocked because they can biit into fastboot mode
    And those devices which shows”bootloader unlock.allowed:no” cant be unlocked because u cant boot dese devices into fast boot
    Thats the main reason
    I have xperia z and xperia c
    Xperia c cant be unlocked but xperia z can be unlocked when I unlocked the bootloader it has gone into boot loop then I have to flash the ftf file and when the flashing was done my device restarted nd again I checkd in d service menu and it was written”bootloader unlock allowed:done” dat means I have successfully unlocked my device

  • Nisarg

    sony seems to have forgotten that they have made a device called xperia C. the lower end models ( L & M ) are having new themes and interface..bt still there is no change in C. Forget about 4.4 i dnt think it will ever come to c

  • ANE TINA

    XPERIA C has so many pre-installed applications that I don’t need. It can’t be rooted too! Sony, please mind, you have an xperia c…..please address all concerns.

  • bhupesh

    it shows same upadate though i update it..and after updating xperia c screen is fluctuating..please tell me the solution for this

  • bhupesh

    Xperia c shows same upadate though I update it..and after updating ,screen is fluctuating..plz tell me d possible solution..

  • sams

    Pls does anyone know how to take screen shots with this device after the upgrade?

  • Varun Gautam

    It can be rooted just use framaroot. I used 2.8.1(version) just install it. Open it install the supersu and reboot thats it !!!!!!

  • Kiranp

    yes

  • niki

    i bought xperia c which is costly phonr but m highly disappointerd by it..memory problm picture problem nd what not…plz dont make mistake of buying this phone

  • nandan

    when will be the update for xperia c
    i want my update ri8 now
    android version 4.3 i wNT

  • muruli

    What about

    16.0.B.2.21?

  • marwan azami

    Which update

  • sidd

    Hold d power button and down volume key at d same time..for 2-3 seconds

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