Posted on Dec 24 2013 - 4:21pm by Anurag Kumar

As promised by Sony, android 4.3 firmware update has already been rolled on Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra a week ago and yesterday we saw android 4.3 party arriving on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z. Now as per Sony’s post Xperia SP, T, TX and V are left behind with android 4.3 update which will receive directly from android 4.1.2 update.

Just now we spotted Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.253 firmware certified for Xperia SP C5302, C5303 and C5306 on PTCRb website. As per the date of certification it should come by the end of year 2013 or in early starting of year 2014 hopefully. Check the certification of Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.253 firmware.

UPDATE – 9 Dec ]

Xperia SP Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware Screenshots Leaked – New White UI, Sony Smart Camera App and Xperia Themes

UPDATE – 8 Dec ]

New Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware Certified for Xperia SP again

Xperia SP 5302, C5303 and C5306 Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.253 firmware Certified 

Xperia SP 5302, C5303 and C5306 Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.253 firmware Certified

At present Xperia SP is on android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.254 firmware which is suffering from many bugs like poor camera quality, poor memory management, reboot issue, touchscreen unresponsive issues.

Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.253 firmware on Xperia SP will bring the same “White UI, New Xperia Themes and Sony’s Smart Camera app” just like what Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z saw last night.

Are you excited Xperia SP users, finally android 4.3 is coming on your beloved device…Do let us know which bugs you are facing on present android 4.1.2 firmware on Xperia SP.






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  1. Zender December 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    So, update 4.3 for SP will in 30 December <3

    • Anurag Kumar December 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      no ETA it should come by end of this year or hopefully early next yr.

  2. xperiaV December 24, 2013 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Sir how about xperia v? Why is it that until now theres no certification from ptcrb. how it come that the xperia l have the latest firmware but t tx and esp my v doesnt have??

    Lasltly whats the diff between dlna and ptcrb thank you happy holidays

    • Anurag Kumar December 24, 2013 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      Xperia v t tx will be getting update next yr now, I will be surprised if any update rolls for them this year.

      Recent xl certification is 4.2.2
      Xperia sp 4.3 will come by end of year or next year early weeks of jan
      Xp xt xv firmware still in testig so no firmware certified yet on ptcrb

  3. Amey December 25, 2013 at 10:35 am - Reply

    bugs I’m facing are:
    Even when Auto-rotate is off, Email app rotates. Very annoying while using it lying down on bed.

    Pathetic WiFi range and network catching issues.

    Proxy sensors weird behavior.

    Auto brightness doesn’t work.

    Screen goes blank most often while unlocking. (Has to press power button twice to see lock screen).

    Touchscreen issues recognizing touch.

    Recently updated Smart Connect app which led to failure of Media server and Throw. Although its a app based bug, but still dev is SONY.

    There are few more, but don’t remember them ATM..

  4. Elvin Seyidov December 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Hi, bugs I’m facing are below:
    1) Sometime there is blank black screen on incoming call, cannot see who is calling. I need to double click the power button to see the callers name or number.
    2) Soundhound or Shazam cannot find microphone to listen the music and recognize it, I need to turn of and on device and then it’s work.
    3) Sometime camera is not recording the video, its turns of automatically, it works after restarting the device.

    Thanks in advence

  5. engr_Nazib December 27, 2013 at 2:38 am - Reply

    Can anybody say that when will Xperia T be upgraded to 4.3.

    Sony should realize that patience also havelimit.

    Sony Ericsson service was better than Sony.

    • Anurag Kumar December 27, 2013 at 11:55 am - Reply

      Hopefully only next year now, it is still in testing

  6. LGS January 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Nothing yet?

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