Posted on Jan 9 2014 - 9:03am by Anurag Kumar

Yesterday we saw a new android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware was certified for Xperia SP on PTCRB over previous certified 12.1.A.0.253  firmware build and just now XDA legendary developer DooMLoRD has posted screenshots of Xperia SP android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware which is about to get released soon in upcoming days officially. Well to be very clear let us tell you that only screenshots have been leaked so don’t ask for system dump or 12.1.A.0.256 firmware ftf for the time being.

Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware brings the same taste of android 4.3 as what Xperia Z1 and other Xperia Z series member got, it means Xperia SP is about to get the same UI and other apps similar to what Xperia Z1 users have on their android 4.3 firmware update. Both Xperia SP C5302 and C5303/C5306 will get this same update.

[ UPDATE – 11 FEB ]

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware Android 4.3 Rolling Now Officially – Install it / Flash it manually.


Download Android 4.3 Leaked ROM for Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.256 firmware and Xperia T 9.2.A.0.278 firmware – Need to Unlock bootloader to install

[ UPDATE – 9 JAN ]

Xperia T LT30p Android 4.3 9.2.A.0.278 firmware Screenshots Leaked

Xperia SP android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware Leaked Screenshots

Xperia SP gets new “white UI” on android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware and a new Sony Smart Camera app with cool “Xperia” Themes. Xperia SP will be coming directly from android 4.1.2 when it officially lands on it in a few days.

Xperia SP Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware Screenshots Leaked

  We made a bit of changelog as per the screenshots and what “DoomLoRD” posted.

  • White UI exactly like Xperia Z1 android 4.3.
  • New Sony Smart Camera app.
  • New Media apps.
  • New Xperia Themes, downloadable content.
  • New Message app with left hand keyboard settings.
  • New Xperia Wallpapers.
  • New Xperia Home launcher.
  • More Free RAM. Total 839 MB of RAM is available now.
  • Does Camera quality improved ? NO word can be said until it get officially updated.
  • Smooth UI, project butter at its best.
  • No X-Reality for Mobile, still Bravia Engine 2 included.
  • Security Fixes.
  • Smooth and enhanced Graphical Experience.
  • Magnification gesture settings.
  • Day Dream screensaver option.
  • Touch Screen responsive more.
  • Glove and Stamina mode present as like in previous firmwares
  • No option to move apps to SD card.

Do note that this is a leak from an internal testing firmware so in final version may be somethings are removed or added. Like it Xperia SP users ? Drop your views on above screenshots, do you like the white UI or want old black UI back ? It is a matter of some time only that it will officially being rolled on Xperia SP hopefully with very less number of bugs.

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

  1. manouchehr maz January 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Just no option to move apps to SD card!!
    Is bad

  2. mohan January 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Firstly ,We have upto 10 quick settings in notification panel and also adapt to lightning condition option in brightness settings so whats new in them..

    Second one is, can i know what a butler mode is?

    • Damianos January 9, 2014 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      The absence of “Butler mode” means that you can’t ask your Xperia SP to make you a sandwich.

  3. Farhan January 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Only thing I want for my SP is better WiFi reception and range and option to move apps to SD card.

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