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.
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.
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 ]
- 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.
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.
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 🙂
The most happiest thing for me about this update, finally the proximity censor works like a charm
does it solves u battery issue
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
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
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
still have battery bug. from 30% to 13% so fast. i hope sony give solution for this bug.
me too still having battery drain isuue…..plz any help
Updated but some error is coming that is some blue Boder line coming amd some vibration on the Boder screen so please help me
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
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.
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.
I downloaded the ftf file but the flashtool cannot recognise my device. Any suggestions?
drivers, did you install them ?
flashtool not working :/
any issues updating the phone
No issues, if you update through Sony Update service with a clean install.. Just the perfect thing !
Feels kinda better thats all but something is better than nothing battery
2g/3g speed is better n more smoother now after update good they have worked out network connectivity 😀
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.
Please release 4.4 kitkat software update for my Xperia c2305.
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?
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.
The audio volume through the ear phones or head phones is still low after the update also.. disappointed..
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! )
the update has reduced the display density by 20,first it was 240 now t is 220 or less pls fix that
and sony pls upadte the ui
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…
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
Repair your firmware via pc companion again…
how did you fix it? i have the same problem
W T F with Xperia c.. Plz make it believe to possible.
Second battery level jumps
Third upgrade os jb v 4.3.. Or higher version.
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
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! 🙂
i already update it.. but why my xperia c in phone still have show up new update available?? at notification?? can help me plsss???
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.
in my xperia c the alarm automatically vanishes after 5 minutes of setting the alarm
sometimes the alarm rings in random
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?
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.
should i go for mannual update??
album, chrome and movies FC whenever I o open them. factory reset not helping. need to use update service every time.
There’s a blue line on the leftside of the screen after i did the update..help!
may it work on xperia C 39h??
yes it should.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Does 4.3 or 4.4 come on xperia c
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….. #@!#$#&
phone got slow after the update and none of issues resolved in this update
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
Seems a firmware bug mate :/
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.
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.
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.
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
some Sony issue from their end.
Facing battery drain from 30% to 13%
Need update to kitkat 4.4
will the icon at the top left of the phone that tells you new update was available vanish once update was done?
there was also an error whenever you take a picture.it wont save it and it wont let me go back to the home screen.why is that?
I cant view my andriod applications moved to memor card after firmware upgrade, any idea???
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.
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.
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…
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.
sony Xperia C latest version 4.2.2 16.0.B.2.13
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?
N.B. I’m in Madagascar
THE LINK IS MOST OF THE TIME NOT WORKING AND BY GRACE IF WORKS ALSO THEN AT 99.9% DOWNLOAD IT FAILS THIS HAPPENED 5 TIMES WITH ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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
i updated the new firm .. after using it , the battery is drained fast . any solution for this ?
i updated my xperia c to the new firm . after using it .. the battery is drained fast .. any solution for this?
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
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.
while updating to latest version..phone got disconnected by me now its showing SONY on screen after switching on what should i do????
Hi:…my sony xperia c camera is very slow when capturing photos at night ..it 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
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
sir want to change the version
I am using xperia c 2305. Please let me know when do I get 4.3 OR 4.4 update.
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
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
Any idea on how to take screenshots with this device after the upgrade?
Please advice. Thanks
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
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
After I updated, the camera flash is not working anymore. Help!
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!
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
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?