Posted on Oct 30 2013 - 1:16am by Anurag Kumar

Finally Xperia L joins the elite list of android 4.2.2 on Xperia smartphones. A week ago PTCRB certified 15.3.A.0.26 firmware for Xperia L and we confirmed from our sources that it will be android 4.2.2 update for Xperia L from android 4.1.2 and here a week later Sony has officially rolled out for the first time android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware update for Sony Xperia L C2104 and C2105.

Android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware is a major update ( previous was android 4.1.2  15.0.A.2.17 firmware ) on Xperia L is confirmed in regions like Indonesia, India, Philippines, Central Europe and is available over PC Companion as well as via SUS.

Xperia L has got all the stock android 4.2.2 features which other Xperia smartphones got. Ni info on OTA update now but updating via SUS or PCC it sizes around 700 MB.

Xperia L Android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware update

Look for the 15.3.A.0.26 firmware update notification below after connecting your Xperia L to PC Companion and proceed as per on screen instructions.

Xperia L Android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware rolled out

Xperia L Android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware update via PCC

Xperia L Android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware details

Xperia L Android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware details

  • Android – 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Phone – Xperia L C2105 / C2014
  • Baseband version – 8930B-BAAAATAZQ-3228109-08-0031
  • Kernel – 3.4.0
  • Build – 15.3.A.0.26

If you still have not got 15.3.A.0.26 firmware update notification yet, you can download the 15.3.A.0.26 firmware ftf file from below and update your Xperia L after flashing it with FlashTool.

Download Xperia L Android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware ftf for manual flashing

Below ftf is extracted from Xperia L C2104 [India][Generic] region.

Download C2104_15.3.A.0.26_India.ftf
[ via XDA user dj2tusk ]

Below ftf is extracted from Xperia L C2104 WORLD-A region.

Download C2104_15.3.A.0.26_WORLD-A.ftf
[ via XDA user serajr ]

Below ftf is extracted from Xperia L C2105 [Philippines] region.

Download Sony Xperia L (C2105)_15.3.A.0.26_Philippines.part1.rar
Download Sony Xperia L (C2105)_15.3.A.0.26_Philippines.part2.rar
[ via XDA user amnher ]

Below ftf is extracted from Xperia L C2105 [GENERIC WORLD] region.

Download XL_15.3.A.0.26_Generic World.rar
[ via XDA user Levered ]

Flashing instruction here, we have updated steps with Xperia Z1, same will go for Xperia L.

Xperia L Android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware Changelog / Features

  • New home screen UI, you can add upto 7 window panes now.
  • Add more widgets in homescreen and lockscreen now.
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancement.
  • Superior auto mode ( auto scene recognition ) and Burst Mode feature added in Camera interface. Camera is certainly improved a lot in this update.
  • Updated Sony Media apps.
  • Small apps accessible from homescreen.
  • Improved search and app sorting now.
  • New Keyboard added.
  • Transparent statusbar and dock at the bottom part on homescreen.
  • False memory notification bug is rectified.
  • Day Dream feature added in display settings.
  • More free RAM available now, upto 840 MB

No specific info on improvement in range of Wi-Fi and Battery stability, need to test it. Many users are reporting that illumination app on their Xperia L is not working properly after updating to 15.3.A.0.26 firmware.

Well if you have already updated your Xperia L on Android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware then let us know the new features you noticed. Do you like android 4.2.2 flavor on your Xperia L, let us know in comment section. So mention any bug if you find somehow.

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56 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. s October 30, 2013 at 2:42 am - Reply

    When does c2105 ftf come???

    • Anurag Kumar October 30, 2013 at 2:47 am - Reply

      as soon as it comes will update the link here.

  2. salman October 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    is this update available via OTA yet in india?
    if not, how long it could take?

    • Anurag Kumar October 30, 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      not yet, atleast i didn’t come across any such user.

  3. salman October 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    multi touch is broken in every xperia L, pinch to zoom doesn’t work properly as it should, its not smooth..
    has this update sorted out tht problem aswell.??

  4. arjit October 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Can i download c -2104 on C-2105 ?Or can i download the world firmware on mine? I am in india!

  5. omwin October 31, 2013 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    why i not seen update on OTA ?

    btw i’m in Asia.

  6. azlan October 31, 2013 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Just upgrade today 31/10 thru PC Companion. No more “xperia with facebook™” (or twitter) where previously i can sync birthday & events from my fb to my calendar. Right after upgrade I wondering why I don’t have data access. I nearly reset to factory setting but then I found in Setting/xperia™/internet setting – need to download the setting from ur carrier first. I like the font rendering – bolder & clearer. But still boring homescreen and I miss the calculator & notes in small app

    • Indrayan November 18, 2013 at 5:38 pm - Reply

      thanks man, you saved my day with the internet settings advice. ciao!

    • K^3H December 26, 2013 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Man seriously thx!!! I was also considering to use factory reset but i decided to search for more and found ur comment!! thx for the solution!

  7. Jan October 31, 2013 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    What about Data Dormancy, tried it somebody, if this bug was solved in new firmware?

  8. Hari November 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    This firmware has lot of bugs in it.Why Sony is not testing their software before release :(

    • Anurag Kumar November 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      What do you think what users are for ? Users tell them bugs and then they release firmware updates as every user have different bugs

  9. Tanmoy November 1, 2013 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    Apart from the all good stuffs, I have noticed few issues on my newly updated L and would like to share.

    # if you have moved an app to internal storage, after a boot it will jump to the very last of the app tray and any shortcut of that particular app will not exist on a folder.
    this happens to be an very annoying issue to me.

    # latest Walkman has a great renovated interface but it lacks a very basic feature, which is “recently added” under playlists menu. this feature had always been with “Walkman(and with music player on ’11 devices)” and i don’t get any clue why Sony has deducted it.
    apart from it, total songs/album/artist count is missing which previously was there within each box.

    # while playing a song with Walkman, album art of a random song looks blurry which actually is not. I’ve cleared Walkman data as well as media storage data which fixes it for a while but this same thing happens again with a new track.

    • Saurav November 5, 2013 at 11:09 pm - Reply

      there is new update available for walkman(around 13.5 mb) U can check that it had all bugs fixed.

  10. ashran November 2, 2013 at 2:08 am - Reply

    overall i like this update… many feature has improved and fixed.. some like camera app and its features added… but how about the previews feature. some users feel it’s not longer working properly…

  11. Rafael November 3, 2013 at 4:33 am - Reply

    I’m from Brazil, which ftf should I download?

  12. Rafael November 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    If necessary, how can I downgrade to the previus version?

    • Anurag Kumar November 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      you need to flash the ftf of previous version.

  13. Rafael November 3, 2013 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    By the way, the instagram news bug is now fixed

  14. sanjaya November 4, 2013 at 7:42 am - Reply

    greetings Anurag

    in manual flashing,, the drivers package is not containing Xperia L drivers but it has drivers for latest phones like Z1 and Z ultra…when i tried to flash it says need specific drivers for the connected device. where can i find Xperia L drivers for manual flashing?

    kind regards

    • Anurag Kumar November 4, 2013 at 9:34 am - Reply

      kindly check the latest version of flashtool at flashtool.net

  15. Abhishek Khatri November 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    hi man..
    i own a c2105. i am in new delhi,india but my phone is not showing any update to the latest firmware.
    the pc companion and sus both say that your firmware is upto date.

    i am thinking of flashing but cant figure out which ftf to download ?

  16. Nahuel November 5, 2013 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Hi I am from Argentina, I have a C2104, which I downloaded ftf since the upgrade in my country recently reached earlier this month??

  17. Varsha November 5, 2013 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Cannot connect to Internet over WiFi !! its v v annoying! When are u going to fix this???

  18. Saurav November 5, 2013 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    brightness has also been improved as now u can control it upto one more level…
    as i have seen in my lux brightness app it shows originally as 8% now compared to 14% previously…

  19. Pyniar Lynshiang November 9, 2013 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    I own a C2104 and from India. During my update through PC Companion, there was a lost in internet connection midway. Now, every time I try to update the phone through PC Companion, it resumes from the point where the net connection was lost. However, after sometime, it says the phone is damaged and have to start from the very beginning. But still, the same occurs. Please Help!!!

  20. nirmal vincent November 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    what was sony thinking when they were releasing update for xperia l….the UI of the phone has been customized….but what is the point in having a phone if none of apps are working….and not able to connect to wifi…..mainly…..whatsapp cannot connect through wifi….but nly through mobile data…..really….i nw regret to take this phone……u dnt need to fix this….please provide us our old android version….it was much more better……pls do is this favour……

  21. muzakkir November 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    i like the new UI and improvement in battery life. but the worse part is the phone keep restarting again and again, even im not using it. thats so ridiculous

  22. Ivan November 13, 2013 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Wifi can be switched on only after restart, but later connection disappears. Later the switch doesn’t even work to enable wifi. Can’t say anything good about battery time/speed, same as before.

  23. Swami C.V November 13, 2013 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    What is the process of downgrading 4.2.2 to 4.1.2 for xperia L, this latest update has lot of bugs. Mobile is rebooting automatically 10 to 15 times per a day..

  24. minkhantthaw November 14, 2013 at 7:57 am - Reply

    i am from myanmar , have a C2105 . I wanna version 4.2.2 for myanmar languase.

  25. SAMI November 14, 2013 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Hi i am having sony Xperia L C2104, i updated it recently but after update it fails to connect to apps like, Facebook, gmail, other android market apps..

  26. parth November 15, 2013 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    it’s now available via ota update but the size is around 310 mb..is there anything missing in ota??

  27. gee November 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Mine too. After upgrade, keep restarting again again and again.

  28. Kelly November 18, 2013 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Xperia L C2105. After upgrade I was pretty happy with the new UI and especially with the keyboard. Before the upgrade I hated typing anything with this phone. Two days since the update and I have been experiencing some weird reboots and crashes when pressing on the wake-up button on the right side. And now the tethering/hotspot option doesn’t work anymore. Computer gets an ip from the phone but it seems that there is a routing issue as it can’t ping anything. This extremely annoying .The phones itself can connect to the internet through wifi or 3g.

  29. Kelly November 18, 2013 at 8:26 am - Reply

    And the movies app now sucks. How could this happen? It went from pretty good to very very bad.

  30. sarutobi November 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Is there any app for icon editing for menu icons?

  31. sarutobi November 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Self shutdown while playing music(c2104)……..after update ..

  32. Carlo Hosea November 27, 2013 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Well i’ve updated my Xperia L’s firmware to this version. Overall, it is a good update. But i’ve just noticed one disturbing bug in my phone within this update. If my RAM is overloaded (somewhere 50-60% or doing at least 2-3 screens of multitasking) somehow the phone restart and rebooting by itself.. Well i’m not sure if overloaded RAM is the cause, but i never experienced this kind of bug in the previous firmware.. Everything ran good even if i did the multitasking or the RAM is overloaded.. I’ve tried to do the soft reset and somehow it is still appearing.. Will try to repair the update via PC Companion, though.. If it’s not working, i will try the hard reset.. If it still happens, well, i must bring it to the service centre nevertheless.. :(

  33. Trish sullivan December 9, 2013 at 3:02 am - Reply

    Done the new software update and now my phone keeps repeatedly restarting itself.

  34. Lore December 10, 2013 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Hi. I got my update in november. i have to say i don’t like it at all. the previous version was much nicer. I don’t like how the word suggestion apears now and i have problems with facebook and google chrome. when i enter on a site to see a clip or just a news, it freezes and returns to the previous page. annoying… anther thing that has happened twice now it got freezed on a site then refused to open, then appeared the design from when u open your xperia…i had to take out the battery to reset it to work again…i tried to go back to factory soft, by reset to factory settings but i found out that is not the solution. how can i get back to my previous soft version? aaa and it works veery slow…

  35. Luis December 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Hi, Xperia L C2105 here. After the update to 4.2.2 got some stability issues: random restarts; some app crashes; some new app version updates don’t even run anymore (Chrome for instance).

  36. Sam December 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Can this Xperia L Android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware be manually flash to Xperia S?

    • Anurag Kumar December 13, 2013 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      How can you flash other phone’s firmware in different phone ? Common sense, no you can’t flash

  37. ankur gogoi December 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Hii,I have flashed my C2104 with jb 4.2.2 world version.now I want the Indian version.I have downloaded the Indian ftf.but I am facing a problem while flashing.when the flashtool prepare the ftf for flashing,a error message is shown “invalid length code” and flashing aborts.plz help mee..plz

  38. Ankur Ranjan Gogoi December 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    hii,i have flashed my C2104 with jellybean 4.2.2 world version.now i want the indian versaion.i have downloaded the indian ftf.but i am facing a problem while flasing.when the flashtool prepare the ftf for flashing a error message is shown–“invalid length code” and then flashing aborts.
    please help me bro

  39. praveen January 2, 2014 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    i upgrade my xperia L to 4.2.2 after the updation there is lot of problem apper in my mobile,that is restarting my mobile while connecting head phone ,and there is not possible to transfer internal storage datas to sd cared,how i downgrade to 4.1.2

  40. Nikolas January 6, 2014 at 2:43 am - Reply

    Awfull upgrade, after the upgrade my phone eventually loses the audio, and I have to restart it, like 10-20 times in the day.
    I cant receive nor make calls, and i cant listen music neither.
    I want to know if you are going to release a new upgrade soon…

  41. shiv April 4, 2014 at 11:27 am - Reply

    My xperia L is rebooting after the 4.2 update. Now suggest me my next step. Its really annoying. Previous version was best.

  42. shiv April 4, 2014 at 11:29 am - Reply

    My xperia L is rebooting again n again after 4.2 update, its really annoying. Suggest me my next step.
    Previous version was the best.

  43. Te-a July 23, 2014 at 10:38 am - Reply

    I’d rather going to Sony Servicing center than PC Companion to update Xperia L.

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