Posted on Jan 10 2014 - 10:12pm by Anurag Kumar

As when Xperia SP, T, TX and V users are waiting for Sony to roll out android 4.3 update officially on their handsets, meanwhile Sony has rolled out first firmware update for Sony Xperia C C2305. Sony Xperia C, Sony’s first MediaTek SoC powered dual-SIM handset is presently on android 4.2.2 16.0.B.0.21 firmware which has so many bugs as per users views.

16.0.B.2.6 firmware keeps Xperia C on android 4.2.2 only and is a minor bug fixing update only, sadly there will be no Android 4.3 update as per Sony’s statement. 16.0.B.2.6  firmware update is available via PC Companion and SUS, no OTA seens yet. 16.0.B.2.6 firmware is confirmed in regions like India, Indonesia, Malaysia  and is still seeding so others will also get this very soon.

[ UPDATE – 25 MarchXperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware Android 4.2.2 update – Battery Bug Fixed

How to Update Xperia C on Android 4.2.2 16.0.B.2.6 firmware ?

Connect you Xperia C to PC Companion and look for a 16.0.B.2.6 firmware update notification as shown below and proceed as per on screen instructions. If you get any error regarding “update engine” during updating your phone then try again after turning off the antivirus and it’s firewall.

Note :- No personal data is lost while updating from PC Companion.

Update Xperia C on Android 4.2.2 16.0.B.2.6 firmware via PC Companion

For all those Xperia C users who haven’t got the 16.0.B.2.6 firmware update notification yet, we will post the 16.0.B.2.6 firmware ftf soon for manual flashing via flashtool.

Download Xperia C Android 4.2.2 16.0.B.2.6 firmware ftf – Manual Flashing

Download below posted ftf file and flash it on your Xperia C with the help of flashtool, flashing requires no root.

Download  C2305_16.0.B.2.6_World_Generic.ftf | 649 MB
[ via XDA user devstaff  ]

Xperia C Android 4.2.2 16.0.B.2.6 firmware update About Phone screenshot

  • Phone – Xperia C C2305
  • Android – 4.2.2 Jelly Bean,
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.5
  • Build Number – 16.0.B.2.6
  • Baseband version – MOLY.WR8W1248.MD.WG.MP.V9.F4.P2, 2013/10/22 09:44

To check the software info on your Xperia C, Dial *#*#7378423#*#* > Service info > software info.

Software info of Xperia C Android 4.2.2 16.0.B.2.6 firmware update

We now let’s discuss what changes are seen in this new 16.0.B.2.6 firmware update. Below mentioned changelog is made as per users review on this new 16.0.B.2.6 firmware.

Xperia C 16.0.B.2.6 firmware update – Features/Changelog

  • Camera improved a bit, pics color saturation has increased.
  • No change in UI.
  • Strange vanishing of icons from home screen after reboot is not seen now.
  • Automatic phone reboot issue fixed.
  • Proximity sensor issue fixed.
  • 973-974 MB of RAM available for usage and more free RAM now. It was low for some users before.

973 MB RAM available in Xperia C Android 4.2.2 16.0.B.2.6 firmware update

It’s a worth update. So Xperia C users, have you updated to 16.0.B.2.6 firmware update, if yes then do let us know about your changelog and views on this firmware. Does this new 16.0.B.2.6 firmware update solve your bugs from previous firmware or not ?

We would like to hear from you, drop your comments below and do let us know while you comment that in which region you have got the update.

Thanks Navira Astadini, Pangeran 🙂

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  1. firdaus January 10, 2014 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    The most happiest thing for me about this update, finally the proximity censor works like a charm

    • varun January 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm - Reply

      does it solves u battery issue

  2. mohan January 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    i started update via companion once the content is downloaded to pc and update started, in middle of process it showed not updated properly and said ur device may not work properly …. it said to reconnect, but my Xperia C shows a SONY symbol and doesnot switch off !! Help plz

    • setare February 2, 2014 at 1:28 am - Reply

      Me too

    • gagan08 March 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm - Reply

      During updating Xperia C build no. , i disconnect phone from laptop . now, the phone not working . only SONY written on screen n nothing happing .. i am not to connect to pc campaign now

    • kinot January 3, 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Just reset it mnually by open back cover press reset button im
      Boot in recovery by.-== once done press on reset.,( u need fast a lot press power on and volume down.hold it until green android robot is displayed. Once sucsess and the robot out,press camera button to proceed to the next menu.
      From menu- select baclup user data

      After that select wipe cache……factory reset
      Wait untill done. Then
      Finlly reboot system nowwww

  3. manker January 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    still have battery bug. from 30% to 13% so fast. i hope sony give solution for this bug.

  4. varun January 11, 2014 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    me too still having battery drain isuue…..plz any help

  5. aakash January 12, 2014 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Updated but some error is coming that is some blue Boder line coming amd some vibration on the Boder screen so please help me

  6. samy January 12, 2014 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    one more issue fixed . now i can put aseperate ringtone for each line and restart the mobile with no change.
    but after update whenever i restart the mobile i have anotification that default storage changed to sd card and remove it to retrieve history.. any idea to solve it

  7. John Xperia January 14, 2014 at 3:50 am - Reply

    There is something wrong with the update. I took a photo using HDR mode it doesn’t preview the post process it’s like a normal mode but once you look at the album, the HDR has been applied.

  8. Ashvin January 18, 2014 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    I can’t update my phone with pc companion so pleas Sony send notification on my c2305. Pleas release 4.3 or 4.4 update for my Xperia c2305. I love you Sony.

  9. Emeka January 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    I downloaded the ftf file but the flashtool cannot recognise my device. Any suggestions?

  10. Amr Ghallab January 21, 2014 at 5:40 am - Reply

    flashtool not working :/

  11. alex January 23, 2014 at 2:54 am - Reply

    any issues updating the phone

    • Palimatix January 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      No issues, if you update through Sony Update service with a clean install.. Just the perfect thing !

  12. Chetan January 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Feels kinda better thats all but something is better than nothing battery

  13. Chetan January 23, 2014 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    2g/3g speed is better n more smoother now after update good they have worked out network connectivity 😀

  14. Dilse82836 January 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    After upgrade the New firmware to my xperia c mobile battery problem was still not resolved. And also im very disappoint to sony xperia c. even though they not provide any upgrade to Xperia c OS like 4.3 jellly bean or 4.4 kitkat. they wont care about lower end mobile.

  15. Ashvinparmar January 27, 2014 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Please release 4.4 kitkat software update for my Xperia c2305.

  16. Android noob January 29, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Are you sure that I won’t lose data through the PC Companion? I have some cracked apps in my SD. Can I assure that they will reappear in the home screen?

    • Anurag Kumar January 29, 2014 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      If you are updating to a new firmware by PC Companion you will not loose any data but if you are repairing an old firmware with PC Companion you will loose data.

  17. raj January 31, 2014 at 12:28 am - Reply

    The audio volume through the ear phones or head phones is still low after the update also.. disappointed..

  18. ob100 January 31, 2014 at 4:18 am - Reply

    l had my xperia c for 3 days now .things i fleet form the get-go,1. The 2nd camera was for s*** (come on sony!) ,2. Device memory not much left(out of 4 GB can we expect 1 GB OR at least 850 MB) ,3. Voice Dialer needs a makeover.

    I had Samsung Galaxy Grand which had Secondary cam 2 MP,
    was soo disappointed with sony (VGA Really! WTF! )

  19. ALEX January 31, 2014 at 11:46 am - Reply

    the update has reduced the display density by 20,first it was 240 now t is 220 or less pls fix that

  20. ALEX January 31, 2014 at 11:47 am - Reply

    and sony pls upadte the ui

  21. Ayush February 1, 2014 at 8:55 am - Reply

    sir device memory is 2GB out of 4GB in which only 990MB is usable for apps and 1.2GB for media files… so please merge the memory for media files and applications…
    that is whole 2GB is for application and media files combined…

  22. Gajendra February 1, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

    hi I have updated firmware in my xperia c however camera flash is not working… also there is blue line on screen.. please suggest me to resolve this issue ?

    Thanks in advance

    • Anurag Kumar February 1, 2014 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Repair your firmware via pc companion again…

    • ammari April 15, 2014 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      how did you fix it? i have the same problem

  23. Negi February 2, 2014 at 2:19 am - Reply

    W T F with Xperia c.. Plz make it believe to possible.

    First camera
    Second battery level jumps
    Third upgrade os jb v 4.3.. Or higher version.

  24. repu February 2, 2014 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    My xperia c brick
    i install cwm via mobile uncle tool.after install cwm i can’t open my phone.but when i connect charger sometime red light blink.someone help me…….plz plz plz

  25. jay_1020 February 6, 2014 at 6:20 am - Reply

    I have already upgraded my phone’s firmware to 16.0.b.26 but the notification that a new update is available is still showing up on the screen. It was already upgraded. How am I going to fix this? Anyone who knows please? Thanks a lot! 🙂

    • cheeyan February 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      i already update it.. but why my xperia c in phone still have show up new update available?? at notification?? can help me plsss???

  26. nitin February 6, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    after firmware update alarm is behaving very strange. alarm is ringing automatically after 30-40 min everytime. so i have to disable it.

    second wi fi hotspot is not working properly. it connects the device but there is no internet accesss.

    if some one has a fix, please comment.

    • Pratyush March 16, 2014 at 12:11 am - Reply

      in my xperia c the alarm automatically vanishes after 5 minutes of setting the alarm
      sometimes the alarm rings in random

  27. Prasad February 7, 2014 at 4:06 am - Reply

    Wheneever i shoot any photo or video it has seen that the view in mobile display seems cross angle or feels like the lens of csmera is cross fitted why this happening?

  28. Mohandeep Singh February 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Changes Observed :-
    1. Camera – pics saturation area
    2. RAM – more RAM is available (974 MB exactly)
    3. Proximity sensor seems to be working fine
    4. No change in UI

    However, issues with the icons vanishing and automatic rebooting were not evident even before.

  29. Anand February 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    should i go for mannual update??
    if yes,how?

  30. roster February 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    album, chrome and movies FC whenever I o open them. factory reset not helping. need to use update service every time.
    any alternatives??

  31. laraxxoxo February 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    There’s a blue line on the leftside of the screen after i did the!

  32. joe February 12, 2014 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    may it work on xperia C 39h??

  33. ashishss February 12, 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    The WiFi direct is not working correctly also it shows a network error when I use flash transfer app. Another problem is the stamina mode when activated does show any increase in the battery’s working time.

  34. ashishss February 12, 2014 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    The WiFi direct is not working correctly also it shows a network error when I use flash transfer app. Another problem is the stamina mode when activated does’nt show any increase in the battery’s working time.

  35. Pratik Shrestha February 16, 2014 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Please can anyone tell me how long does it take for their respective phones to charge fully? It takes almost 5 hours to fully charge my battery. Is it normal or is there a problem with my battery?

    • Anurag Kumar February 16, 2014 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      5 Hours is a lot time, my Z1 charges in almost 3 hours fully and it is 3000mAh. Kindly run a battery test on your phone via some app or show it to service center.

  36. Vaibhav February 18, 2014 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Does 4.3 or 4.4 come on xperia c

  37. Grant February 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    My Upgrade cannot get past preparing.. ive been trying for 3 days.. new phone 4 days old please advise, volume down ad power on does NOTHING….. #@!#$#&

  38. saksham February 23, 2014 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    phone got slow after the update and none of issues resolved in this update

  39. Ambrish February 26, 2014 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    hi I bought xperia c 2305…I have problem with FM app…it always give hissing sound as if reception is not good..while I tried other phone on same location it works good..I tried using other headphones too..I also updated 16.0.B.2.6 firmware but no luck..pls help

    • Anurag Kumar February 27, 2014 at 12:17 am - Reply

      Seems a firmware bug mate :/

      • Ambrish February 27, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

        How to resolve it dude..I already updated with latest firmware available..can you send me radio.apk file of your phone? So I can try installing the same.

  40. Kirtikumar February 27, 2014 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    I am using xperia c since last two months. I went to purchased Micromax Terbo, but unfortunately it was not available in the store. The store person suggested me to purchase Xperia C and also he told me that Xperia C has 8 GB internal storage memory. But after purchased I found that it has only 4 GB internal memory it is very less then expectation. Some improvement in this regard is expected.

  41. Rohan March 2, 2014 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    This update solves almost evert bug, proximity sensor runs smooth, apps dont disappear from home screen, better camera, otg support upto 16gb as well
    All major bugs have been clearly resolved.

  42. aakash March 2, 2014 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    I updated my phone to the new firmware but still there is an icon that says ‘new system update available(16.0.B.2.6)’…why is it so??? @anurag kumar

  43. wrundawan March 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Facing battery drain from 30% to 13%
    Need update to kitkat 4.4

  44. adrian March 5, 2014 at 9:24 am - Reply

    will the icon at the top left of the phone that tells you new update was available vanish once update was done?

  45. adrian March 5, 2014 at 9:32 am - Reply

    there was also an error whenever you take a wont save it and it wont let me go back to the home screen.why is that?

  46. sj1990 March 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    I cant view my andriod applications moved to memor card after firmware upgrade, any idea???

  47. pranay reddy March 14, 2014 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Facing severe battry drain from 30% with in every 30-40 seconds,1percent of battery level decreasing.when using camera,pics are getting blured, and Wi-Fi is getting on automatically,and icons are getting disturbed every time when I switch on the mobile, and most disadvantage and unlikely thing is storage is very less.

  48. Abhi March 15, 2014 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Since when I’m updated this headset, I found that it is working good as compare to previous version. But, my issue is that, if I connect headphone to it & if the headphone is moved just an inch than music is ended & than after resumed. Pl suggest what to do. But overall performance of piece is too good.

  49. Nikhil Jahagirdar March 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Awesome website dude thanks a lot…
    Any chances of getting kitkat for this phone or atleast an update to kill all the bugs… Even the New update seems to have lots of bugs…

    • Anurag Kumar March 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Thanks 🙂
      Yes we hope so Sony gives KitKat to XC 🙂
      It is expected in 2nd batch update after Z family is udpated. SONY will confirm it after update is rolled for Z family.

  50. THIHA March 28, 2014 at 4:51 am - Reply

    sony Xperia C latest version 4.2.2 16.0.B.2.13

  51. Joe April 4, 2014 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Hi. I dont see any prompt for update on my phon nor on Pc companion. I’m using S39h, how can I update it plz?

  52. Joe April 4, 2014 at 7:43 am - Reply

    N.B. I’m in Madagascar

  53. Anurag April 8, 2014 at 9:49 pm - Reply


  54. kadeep April 21, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I install recovery.img by mobileuncle MTK tools, then my phone can’t turn on. finally I fixed it.
    – download this 16.0.B.2.6.ftf
    – turn on phone by pressing Power + Volume Up + Volume down until the light turn into GREEN LIGHT.
    – flash rom with WMshua

  55. ramy April 23, 2014 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    i updated the new firm .. after using it , the battery is drained fast . any solution for this ?

  56. Ramy April 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    i updated my xperia c to the new firm . after using it .. the battery is drained fast .. any solution for this?

  57. sarath May 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    I had to update my new firm for xperia c. Before the updation battery was very good condition. But after the updation very fast drained in battery backup. Now am very worried about it. Pls Anyone can help me

  58. angel May 12, 2014 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    i have issues on my xperia C.

    – phone always show storage running out tho all apps are place in external SDCARD.

    – battery issues, too fast for the battery to drain

    – phone sometimes difficult to reboot. i need to press the power button too long.

    – i experienced my xperia not rebooting but it says i have 70% battery left.

    – slows down typing.

    – i refreshed mobile dara by turning off mobile data then back on but it doesnt turn on. i have to reboot my phone and when phone turns on, all the arranged apps that i orgnized was scattered and i need to re-organize them each and everytime i turn off the phone..

    will update fix the bugs?

    thanks. hope you could help me on this.

  59. sourabh May 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    while updating to latest got disconnected by me now its showing SONY on screen after switching on what should i do????

  60. Bhuvan kc May 16, 2014 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Hi:…my sony xperia c camera is very slow when capturing photos at night takes nearly 3-4 sec to capture….front camera is not also clear…plz solve this problem …i update firm to latest version 16.0.B.2.13…still this problem are remain

  61. Yogeshwaran June 24, 2014 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    My Xperia c firmware 16.0.B.0.21,YEAR 2013 my device doesn’t show system updates ,I checked via pc companion but it doesn’t show any system updates…plz help me to update my firmware to latest version

  62. vivekprabhakaran July 24, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    sir want to change the version

  63. Mitter Vir Singh August 5, 2014 at 10:54 am - Reply

    I am using xperia c 2305. Please let me know when do I get 4.3 OR 4.4 update.

  64. faizan August 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    sir give me driver link for flash tool of xperia c,my device not detected in flash tool .there is not my xperia c in the list

  65. Gajendra September 1, 2014 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Hi ,

    I have updated my xperia C with 16.0.B.216. however after completed the up-gradation process system ask me to trun off and restart the phone…..when my phone was rebooting it could not connect to my system(laptop) and took few minuets to boot up. all the application did not sync to phone hence now am able to call, txt,but apps are not working ………….there is no error its say application not found……..

    could any one please suggest me what i need to do now to restore all my apps.?
    thanks in advance


  66. sam September 29, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Any idea on how to take screenshots with this device after the upgrade?

    Please advice. Thanks

  67. jeny September 30, 2014 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    my xperia c is not been detected by PC Companion. tried in three different laptops, unistalled and reinstalled PC Companion, It still dosent read my Xperia C

  68. jeny September 30, 2014 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    my xperia c is not been detected by PC Companion. tried in three different laptops, unistalled and reinstalled PC Companion, It still dosent read my Xperia C. How do i fix it

  69. abby October 20, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    After I updated, the camera flash is not working anymore. Help!

  70. Sivasankara January 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Dear Friends,
    My sony xperia tx is not too more time recording in the camera mode after update. Only 45min. recording. I using 32gb memory card also same time covered. How can I increased recording time upto full GB. Corrently 720p resolution setting 45min. & 3.8GB covered. So 32GB is 6hrs. will record. But only 45min. record also self timer off mode. Also in MMS mode is only 21sec. only record in self timer off mode. What can I do? Kindly please help me atleast 5hrs. recording time need. Thanking!

  71. Alwin May 5, 2015 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    I am using c3 after update of lollipop my front camera is not working properly after captured picture got black what to do please let me know experts. Thanks

    • manu May 23, 2015 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      Same problem, main cam is fine but secondary cam shows fine to click a picture, after it turns to dark, what’s solution for this?

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