Posted on Feb 11 2014 - 8:14pm by Anurag Kumar

After ages Sony has now officially rolled Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.266 firmware for Xperia SP, just now saw it. 12.1.A.0.266 firmware was certified more than 10 days ago and as promised a bit late Sony is rolling it now. Sony has already rolled android 4.3 firmware for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z a lot ago and still it is awaited for Xperia T, TX and V. No official statement on Sony’s blog has come up regarding 12.1.A.0.266 firmware update rolling.

At present Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.266 firmware is confirmed on Xperia SP C5303 in Malaysia, Australia ( Vodafone AU ), UK, Greece, Central Europe, Netherlands, Bulgaria region over PC Companion, available over SUS also. No OTA for 12.1.A.0.266 firmware seen yet. In India on Xperia SP C5302 no 12.1.A.0.266 firmware update notification not seen yet. 12.1.A.0.266 firmware is still seeding and will be soon rolled out in other regions also.

[ UPDATE – 19 Feb ] Xperia SP Android 4.3 Update rolled in India, confirmed.

UPDATE – 14 Feb ]

Xperia V Android 4.3 9.2.A.0.295 firmware ROLLING Officially Now

Xperia TX LT29i Android 4.3 9.2.A.0.295 firmware ROLLING

UPDATE – 13 Feb ]

Xperia T,Xperia TX, Xperia V Android 4.3 9.2.A.0.295 firmware ROLLING Now Officially – Confirmed by Sony.

[ UPDATE – 13 FebXperia T, TX, V Official Android 4.3 9.2.A.0.295 firmware updated on Sony site.

[ UPDATE – 12 Feb ] Sony has updated Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.266 firmware for Xperia SP on their official Xperia SP software update page now 🙂

 Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.266 firmware

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware update

Connect your Xperia SP to PC Companion to and look for 12.1.A.0.266 firmware update notification as shown below and proceed as per on screen instructions.

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware update

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware About Phone

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware About Phone

  • Phone – Xperia SP C5303
  • Android – 4.3
  • firmware Build – 12.1.A.0.266
  • Kernel – 3.4.0
  • Baseband Version – 8960A-AAAAATAZQ-40031007-16

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware Software info

1269-35388_12.1.A.0.266 Generic user

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware Software info

We will post the 12.1.A.0.266 firmware ftf links to be flashed manually via FlashTool as soon as update is rolled world wide.

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 Vodafone AU

We will soon post the full detailed changelog and screenshots very soon, stay tuned 😉

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware changelog / Screenshots

  • White UI is seen exactly like other Xperia handsets have on android 4.3 update.
  • New Sony Smart Camera app.
  • New Sony media apps with updated versions.
  • New downloadable Xperia themes.
  • New Xperia stock wallpapers and themes.
  • New Xperia Home launcher.
  • UI is a lot smooth.

Download 12.1.A.0.266 ftf for Xperia SP 

Download below mentioned ftf file and flash it using FlashTool.

# For C5303 LTE AU

Download C5303_12.1.A.0.266_Generic AU.ftf | 812 MB
[ via antkalaitzakis96 ]

Download C5303_12.1.A.0.266_Australia Generic.ftf | 813 MB
[ via Patrol619 ]

Download C5303_12.1.A.0.266_Australia Generic.ftf | 812 MB
[ via krump_lee ]

# For C5303 Central Europe LTE

Download C5303_12.1.A.0.266_Central European 1 CE1.ftf
[ via MrZender ]

# For C5302 India HSPA+ Global Users

Download C5302_12.1.A.0.266_1272-3116_R2B.ftf
[ via Badhan Ganesh ]

How to flash manually Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.266 firmware ftf on Xperia SP ?

Download concerned ftfs from above links.

Note :- No Root Needed. Warranty not void, safe. Works on both Locked/Unlocked bootloaders. Below mentioned guide is for Xperia Z1 and is similar for Xperia SP.

Guide :- How to flash Android 4.3 Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware ftf using Flashtool manually ?

If you are facing Google Play 403 error in downloading any app after this update then kindly wait, it is a error from Google’s side, should be up in a bit of time 😉

[ UPDATE – 13 FEB ]

Xperia SP Android 4.4 KitKat under investigation now, Will it receive?

Xperia SP Frame Bent Issue appeared like Xperia Z1 – Poor Build Quality or User’s Fault ?

If you have already got 12.1.A.0.266 firmware update on your Xperia SP, kindly post below your changelog and review of it. Are you happy now Xperia SP users, finally but late Sony rolled android 4.3 for Xperia SP. Drop your comments below.

Thanks antkalaitzakis96levered for pics and info 🙂

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

  1. Oscar February 11, 2014 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I think Z1 users will get android by march or april only.. When i brought z1 most of the websites mentioned that kitkat will be available in the 1st week of february… feeling frustrated 🙁

    • Oscar February 11, 2014 at 8:53 pm - Reply

      I meant Android Kitkat

  2. charbel aoun February 11, 2014 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Finally! Im waiting now frimware ftf

    • Anurag Kumar February 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm - Reply

      ftf made, another user is uploading it now….will soon post link.

  3. Rashi February 11, 2014 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    not rolled in India yet :/

  4. charbel aoun February 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    What’s wrong? Why people receving old update? If sony installed 4.3 by mistake I will Sell my phone

    • Anurag Kumar February 11, 2014 at 10:30 pm - Reply

      what we think is that as Sony has not updated this on their blog so by somehow this new .266 update got rolled on their servers with old file .254 firmware so as when they see this they will update on their blog and may roll out correct file…

    • Anurag Kumar February 11, 2014 at 10:40 pm - Reply

      it is 4.3, confirmed after updating again 😛

  5. Mashhood February 11, 2014 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Kindly tell me that can I have installed custom rom and i donot have any back up. so how can I install this update for my xsp… please reply…

  6. Harshit February 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Hey Anurag,please post the .ftf file asap :)))

    • Anurag Kumar February 11, 2014 at 11:24 pm - Reply

      yes users are uploading it, as soon as it is done, links will be live…

      • sakthivel February 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm - Reply

        hi bro ….when 4.3 update will be released on india..for sony xperia sp c5302 model….if released plz inform ..or post the link …

        • Anurag Kumar February 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm - Reply

          ftf link for India 4.3 ftf file is posted in comments, check them…

  7. Abhishek February 11, 2014 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    What about xperia L ?

    • Anurag Kumar February 11, 2014 at 11:29 pm - Reply

      It will be given hopefully android 4.4 after June 2014. NO 4.3 for it.

  8. RASEl AHMED February 11, 2014 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    waiting for ftf

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 12:10 am - Reply

      C5303 LTE ftf is uploaded, try it guys….It’s a torrent link, download torrent file.

      • Lucas February 12, 2014 at 12:19 am - Reply

        The download is not working msg 410 – Gone

        • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 12:25 am - Reply

          link updated now working….check

          • Lucas February 12, 2014 at 12:34 am -


  9. RASEl AHMED February 12, 2014 at 12:19 am - Reply

    plz most the magnet link torrent link dead

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 12:20 am - Reply

      wait uploading

      • RASEl AHMED February 12, 2014 at 12:27 am - Reply

        thanks bro

  10. charbel aoun February 12, 2014 at 12:43 am - Reply

    If I flash 4.3 for SP c5303 I will loose my warranty?

  11. Rodrigo February 12, 2014 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Can I install the c5302?

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 1:09 am - Reply

      Yes you can but it will give you additional lte settings in network which obviously you can’t use

  12. Samiiii February 12, 2014 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Thanks! but when OTA will be available, will i be notified?
    and will i be able to get further updates from sony? (bug fixes, 4.4 etc..)

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 1:15 am - Reply

      No eta for ota, yes you will be notified and get all updates from Sony officially after flashing.

  13. charbel aoun February 12, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Please m. Anurag in step 6 of flashtool im confused. Please help me

  14. MaHo February 12, 2014 at 1:19 am - Reply

    Can I flash my XSP C5303 bought in Slovakia when I´m already using TELEKOM-LTE_12.0.A.2.254 to GLOBAL-LTE_12.1.A.0.266 without any problems with my operator (signal or 3G-network) ? Thanks…

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 8:25 am - Reply

      Mate if you are on a carrier operator then kindly do not flash file.

  15. chard February 12, 2014 at 2:01 am - Reply

    this FTF firmware its like a file that you can get via pc companion or OTA version? so it means this is a normal firmware that you don’t need a Root and your warranty cannot be lost? i mean its safe to use this?

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 8:26 am - Reply

      Yes safe to use, warranty is not lost, no root needed.
      You can simply flash it if you don’t want to wait for PCCompaniom update.

      • chard February 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

        oohh thanks for the info…but i have C5303 bought here in Italy not a branded its generic, so it is safe to use that FTF australia?

        • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 2:47 pm - Reply

          yes you can flash because you need to wait a bit longer as we have only come across users from UK, Vodafone AU and Malaysia confirming this update…no other user confirmed it till now…

          • chard February 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm -

            ooh thanks for that, you helped me much 🙂

  16. charbel aoun February 12, 2014 at 2:12 am - Reply


    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 8:24 am - Reply

      See you need to go to location where you have stores the downloaded ftf file and then browse it, select the ftf file and flash it

  17. xperia sp February 12, 2014 at 2:27 am - Reply

    Can I flash my XSP C5303 bought in Slovakia when Im using TELEKOM-LTE_12.0.A.2.254 to GLOBAL-LTE_12.1.A.0.266 without any problems with my mobile operator (signal or 3G-network) ? Can I use this version from Australia when Im from Slovakia ?? Thanks…

  18. Ricardo February 12, 2014 at 2:53 am - Reply

    Could I update my brazilian version of Xperia SP with this FTF? I will have any issue with it?

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 8:09 am - Reply

      You can update but we will find out Brazil ftf, wait

  19. Samiiii February 12, 2014 at 3:17 am - Reply

    First bug: when pressing the volume keys the volume slider doesn’t appear, just a black box(annoying)
    Second: more Ram, even worse Ram management.
    Can you check with me if it’s also to you guys?

    • Adam February 12, 2014 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      Hi I’ve got the same problem with volume slider, just a black box, maybe they fix it soon lol 😀

  20. Aioros21 February 12, 2014 at 3:25 am - Reply

    this ROM will serve on a c5302

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 8:08 am - Reply

      Yes it can but after flashing c5303 rom your phone will say c5303 in about phone settings.

  21. VISHAL February 12, 2014 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Can I flash the above Rom to my c5302

  22. charbel aoun February 12, 2014 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Hey anurag sorry for my questions but when I turn off the phone and switch it on by pressing volume down and plug it in pc. No action what should do?

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 10:33 am - Reply

      try some another usb port of your PC, first insert cable in pc > then press the volume down button and at the same time insert cable in XSP, then it should work…

  23. meet February 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    4.3 is available for sp. Sony update their site.

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      waiting for blog post to come up on their site.

  24. Harshit February 12, 2014 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Hey Anudag,I have c5302 locked bootloader india. while flashing this generic ftf, I have to exclude TA and exclude Baseband??? please reply

    • Anurag Kumar February 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm - Reply

      Nope you have to flash whole ftf, excluding those file may get you a bootloop :/

  25. Harshit February 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Thankyou though I have just relocked the bootloader and restored the TA to get drm keys back 😉 but in this firmware there aint BE2 in album

  26. charbel aoun February 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Thank you m. Anurag. I try the new frimware. It’s better and smoother from older 4.1.2 thank you for your support

  27. reza February 13, 2014 at 1:53 am - Reply

    any news about android 4.3 for XPERIA TX?

  28. Ariel February 13, 2014 at 3:45 am - Reply

    Still not available here in my country im from Philippines .

  29. Domel February 13, 2014 at 5:05 am - Reply

    Any news about Xperia T upgrade?

  30. Dai February 13, 2014 at 6:20 am - Reply

    I can flash my XSP 5306 from mexico?

    • Dai February 13, 2014 at 6:25 am - Reply

      can i flash my XSP 5306 form mexico? sorry for my english

  31. Ariel February 13, 2014 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Still not available in our country Philippines

  32. Ariel February 13, 2014 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Anyone who upgraded their xperia sp ? Is it now ok to move apps from internal to sd card ?

  33. reza February 13, 2014 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Now rolling android 12.1 (Chestnut honey) for XPERIA Z100,Z ULTRA 200,Z TABLET 80.It brings sony new smart camera app,new launcher,new UI,so more….

    Anthony’s Child: as my father had told 36 years ago android 4.3 will roll out for XPERIA TX,T and V very shortly….please stay tuned us and bear with us.

  34. Ariel February 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the info Anurag soon ill upload my screenshots

  35. Ariel February 13, 2014 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    How many mb is it ?

    • Anurag Kumar February 13, 2014 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      800mb+ via pc companion and no ota seen yet, no eta for ota.

  36. Mehtab Singh February 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Its still not available in India, when will it come to India?

  37. Ariel February 13, 2014 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Anurag is it true that u cant update using win 8 ? but im updating my xperia sp right now im from philippines using windows 8 and its preparing the computer for the update 😀

    • Anurag Kumar February 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      Not true 😛 I myself use Win 8 and 8.1 no issues while updating via pcc and sus, though I always prefer sus it is fast and i can track downloading % with speed.

  38. Suraj February 13, 2014 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Hey anurag which firm have u updated using sus or PCC if its indian version please upload the ftf file

    • Anurag Kumar February 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm - Reply

      In India not released yet XSP update…

      • Suraj February 13, 2014 at 9:06 pm - Reply

        can i flash 5303 firmeare on my XSP 5302 my bootloaader is locked and phone is not rooted also when the update in india arrives will i be able to flash it on my XSP

  39. Suraj February 13, 2014 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    On Update Checker it say India has Fw version 12.1.A.0.266 and also i read that some person in delhi got the update over PCC is that true???

    • Anurag Kumar February 13, 2014 at 9:21 pm - Reply

      well if update checker says that still it may not roll in India 😛 We can’t sue Sony for that 😛 It should come soon…We are also waiting…I don’t know about that person, may be he is simply trolling 😉

  40. Ariel February 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    anurag i have installed it its good very smooth thank ya 😀

  41. Badhan Ganesh February 13, 2014 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Hello SP owners! No update in INDIA yet! But I downloaded the ftf firmware file from: (Only for C5302 HSPA)

    And I used sony flash tool to flash it.. I gotta say that the update is pretty worth it.. Here is my changelog:

    – User interface optimisation and smoother graphical experience
    – New Sony user interface with new home screen look and feel
    – Sony’s Smart Social Camera and downloadable camera apps
    – Updated Sony Media apps – “WALKMAN”, Album and Movies apps
    – New version of Battery STAMINA Mode for prolonging battery life
    – Improved Wi-Fi (Really the range is awesome)
    – Touch problem is gone (When placed horizontally)
    – WALKMAN problem is gone (No BASS problem after notification)
    – RAM increase
    – Very butter smooth interface with awesome themes
    – Increased Music Volume; Clarity
    – Take screenshot option is changed from long pressing power button to holding the power and volume down key simultaneously. And the quality is pretty low compared to previous screenshot version.
    – When increasing/decreasing volume, only a black bar is visible which should be fixed by sony..
    – Lock screen customization options are provided
    – “my Xperia” (Remote lock/Erase contents) is available now at Settings -> Xperia
    – New clock UI
    – Day Dreaming is now available

    Hope this helps..

    • Anurag Kumar February 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm - Reply

      Thanks mate for bringing this in 😉 Post some screenshots also….

  42. Ariel February 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    I have my screenshots on my instagram go to my page arieljrxd tnx 🙂

  43. Ariel February 13, 2014 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Volume bar works fine in my phone .

  44. Sa113 February 14, 2014 at 2:14 am - Reply

    If you can live with the annoying wifi bug then don’t upgrade! I used to love this phone but due to the very annoying issue that wifi only worked randomly I decided to upgrade. Now wifi works but everything else is crashing or is extremely slow! And the battery is drained in a few hours by ‘Android os’ 🙁

  45. Suraj February 14, 2014 at 2:44 am - Reply

    volume bar initially worked fine bt after restart it became a black bar

  46. Ayush February 14, 2014 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Link not working for c5302 india .266 ftf

    please fix … i am stuck 94.1%

  47. summit February 15, 2014 at 12:05 am - Reply

    hey anurag,
    i bought my xperia sp c3503 in Nepal some 5 months ago and these days we have c3502 in the market. i wonder if I will be getting an update and how long will it take to get the updates by pc companion.

  48. vyom February 15, 2014 at 9:20 am - Reply

    can i update my sp 3502 with update of 3503

    • Anurag Kumar February 15, 2014 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Yes you can but ftfs for both file are available.

  49. sakthi February 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    bro can i install in sp 5303 update in xperia sp 5302 model..bcoz sony pc sute dint show update for 5302 …what ill do?

    • Anurag Kumar February 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Yes you can install but after installing your phone will say c5303 in abouy phone settings.

  50. himanshu chawda February 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Got 4.3 update in india for xperia sp

    • Anurag Kumar February 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

      great news 🙂 Let us check our XSP…

    • Anurag Kumar February 15, 2014 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      share your customization number and region…

  51. saptarshi February 15, 2014 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Hey Anurag, Any information about the xperia sp 4.3 rollout in india.. Why its taking so much time ? Any idea..?

    • Anurag Kumar February 15, 2014 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      No idea and no eta for roll out. Updates are region dependent they may or may not roll in all regions and if they do may not be at same time.

      Some users have started it reporting but we can’t find it yet.

  52. NewXperiaUser February 15, 2014 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Hello everyone,

    Does anyone have any idea whether this 4.3 firwmare update have the BLE APIs enabled?

    I need to make a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) application. Is it possible?

  53. Arjun February 16, 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Although the support site(india) is showing an update, my device update centre and pc companion is not showing one, it says your device is up to date (with previous 4.1.2). My device is a rooted one without unlocking bootloader. Is my device being rooted an issue.

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

      Nope :/ Sony has not rolled it out yet in India. We have seen only a few users who have got this, even we are also waiting to update our XSP.

  54. satinder negi February 16, 2014 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    is it safe to update xperia sp through above ftf hspa file? as i am not familiar with software techonology.

    • Anurag Kumar February 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      yes it is safe mate, flashing is easy..

  55. Riyas February 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    i cannot download ftf file…plz tell me a solution

    • Anurag Kumar February 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      which one LTE or HSPA ?

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


  56. satinder negi February 16, 2014 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    After browse source file its not showing ftf.file

    • Anurag Kumar February 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm - Reply

      download the ftf and then place it in the folder, if you have placed it, must be there otherwise something you have done wrong….

      • satinder negi February 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm - Reply

        I download the ftf but my computer is not showing this file as ftf file its showing as vlc media file(.bin)

  57. rich February 17, 2014 at 1:20 am - Reply

    if i use ftf to update it using global lte, will this cause any issues? currently in uk running EE-lte firmware. no update on pcc

  58. ali February 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    i connected my xperia sp (c5302) with the sony companion and its say that a new update is available, released it only in australia but i live in pakistan. what should i do?

    • ali February 18, 2014 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      plz could someone reply to my msg above???

    • Anurag Kumar February 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      you update it if you have got a notification irrespective of your region.

      • ali February 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm - Reply

        thank u for that!

  59. Badhan Ganesh February 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Here it is Generic_India_C5302..

    This is pretty larger (829 MB) since it comes with extra apps for India like sony music, opera mini, camera apps etc..

    • sakthivel February 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      hi mate…

      this is sony xperia sp officially 4.3 update or testing version???

      suppose if istall my warranty will be available…??plz notife me

      • Anurag Kumar February 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm - Reply

        warranty will be safe, it is official version.

  60. Riyas February 17, 2014 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    i downloaded ftf file but it showing as .bin,,,it is only opening in vlc media

  61. Henrique Camilo February 18, 2014 at 1:30 am - Reply

    Hi everyone,
    I’ve just had a bad experience with a recently bought Xperia SP (5303).

    It came with and old FW version (237 I think), and 2 or 3 days later came up the warning message to update the FW version with SONY Connect to the new . 266 version.

    After the update, the Xperia booted and them start working normally. At night, I turned off my phone (I usually do that when I go to sleep), and for my surprise, the next morning when I turned the device on, there came some error messages like “System interface stopped” and whenever I hit “ok”, the message pops up again on the screen.
    I managed to reset the mobile to the factory standards, but the error messages are still there.

    I tried to contact the local support (Brazil), but I’ll manage to reach them only next Friday.
    Remotely, no one could help.

    Does anyone has ever gone through this problem?


  62. Sa113 February 18, 2014 at 2:53 am - Reply

    Please point me to where I can download the old 4.1.2 build! The 4.3 build is useless. Apps are crashing and it is extremely slow.
    I will downgrade as soon as I find the file.

  63. Ko Htet February 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    I’m from Myanmar I want to get update in my sony sp c5302.can I know a time to get up get update please.

  64. Deepakk February 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Thanks a LOT!!!
    Successfully Flashed My Xperia SP C5302 with the Generic_India_C5302 by Badhan Ganesh.

    Its Working Fine with me!!
    No Bugs reported until yet!!
    Camera Quality and WiFi Range Improvements are seen.
    UI is very smooth!

    Download now from the link

  65. Tanmay February 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Hi Anurag,

    I am downloading the flash files provided by xperiaguide and will be flashing them.

    Is it fine to flash and if i Flash will it possible to get future updates like normal update procedure???

    Hope I flash correctly and dont brick:)

    • Anurag Kumar February 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      Well we don’t hold any responsibility if your device is bricked due to any of the mentioned step in tutorial, though it is safe but if you end up doing something wrong from your side it’s your fault.

      You will get future updates if you flash. Warranty is not lost.

      • Tanmay February 18, 2014 at 10:59 pm - Reply

        thanks bro about to flash will update as done

  66. Tanmay February 19, 2014 at 8:25 am - Reply

    I just flashed with the FTF provided by Bandhan Ganesh. I used the generic India FTF.

    Flashing done in few minutes and my xperia got updated with 4.3

    No bugs experinced phone works fine.

    Wifi : Still same
    Black box on pressing volume rocker with downloaded theme
    I was never bothered of camera as I have a sony camera for it.
    Touch is very sensitive and smooth

    Rest if I got any bug or special thing I will update.

    Thanks to Anurag, Xperiaguide Team and Bandhan Ganesh

    Lastly flash then wait for OTA on SUS or PCC just follow the guide.

    Will be flashing now onwards and will root the day Sony ends sp support or takes back Android Kitkat from us


    • Deepakk February 19, 2014 at 10:26 am - Reply

      WiFi Range has Increased! Sony has a done Good Job for that!
      Earlier, my Range was very short, but now its showing Good Signal Strength even in those areas where it never used to catch even a poor strength!

      The Black Box will be removed when you’ll Apply the Default Xperia Theme and Reboot!

      The Bugs experienced by me are

      1. Play Store taking lots of time for downloading.
      2. LED Lights not pulsate in Sync with Music Beats at full volume.
      3. No BE2 in Album, Haven’t checked if it works for Movie or not!
      4.A Black Box appears instead of Music Volume Bar when using any other theme.
      5.Battery Drainage is fast even when STAMINA mode is ON!!

      and the annoying thing after the update is it only shows 20 Most Used Apps instead of the Earlier Sequential Order made on App Menu accordance to Usage.

      • NewXperiaUser February 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply


        Could you please do a favour? Could you check if this update supports BLE? Try installing this app — https://
        If it is compatible with your device and installs properly then please let me know here.

        I wanted to confirm the BLE compliance for this update on Xperia SP before I buy. My main aim to buy this phone is to have a BLE compliant device.

        Thanks a ton.

  67. Siva Pratap February 19, 2014 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I have also flashed the FTF provided by Ganesh and the ROM is super smooth. I like the new UI. Display clarity is better on this ROM, fonts are sharper. Thanks a ton Ganesh, you ended my wait. Can anyone help with the Rooting procedure of this new ROM. Thanks in advance.


  68. Mehtab Singh February 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Is the 4.3 update live in New Delhi, India?

  69. Mehtab Singh February 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Any idea when its going live?

  70. meet February 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    i get notification via pc companion 12.1.A.0.266 in india….

  71. Brijesh February 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    It’s rolling now in India. I am from Delhi and currently downloading this update with SUS. Update is a hefty 822.1 mb in size and I am waiting it to be finished.

    • Anurag Kumar February 19, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      yes we got it, updating now 🙂

      • suraj February 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm - Reply

        When will u upload ftf???

        • Anurag Kumar February 19, 2014 at 7:56 pm - Reply

          India FTF is already uploaded a 3 days ago, taken from users who got it. Kindly check comments and post again.!

  72. abcd February 19, 2014 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    that update is not recognised by flash tool

  73. GuruIndia February 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    any one plss send indian version official 4.3 update screenshot which came just now pls…

    • Anurag Kumar February 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm - Reply

      it is same as posted above of C5303, what new to look into ? 😛

  74. Vineeth Panicker February 20, 2014 at 11:25 am - Reply

    The android 4.3 update for Xperia SP C 5302 is now available in India. Downloading the updates now.. 🙂

  75. Badhan Ganesh February 20, 2014 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Xperia SP owners who are running Android 4.3 have a new update for the Album Application (Album 5.4.A.0.20). Don’t what is the purpose of update, but I can tell that the Bravia Engine 2 issue in album app is still not fixed in this update.

  76. aamit February 20, 2014 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    when will xperia sp uk generic user get the updates..

  77. Lahoree February 21, 2014 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Hi. Can the C5302 update be used for C5306?

  78. Rakesh February 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    few moments ago i was notified via the Sony PC companion that 4.3 update is available for my C5302….so before starting the update what are necessary things to do like….should i backup my contacts,whatsapp messges,messages etc…..will this all are gonna be lost if i update my phone?

    help will be much appreciated

    • Anurag Kumar February 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      just update it, nothing is to be backed up, nothing will be lost.

      • Rakesh February 22, 2014 at 5:51 pm - Reply

        unable to update using Sony PC Companion….its saying that…..

        please try again with a computer that runs Windows 7 or earlier versions of windows….

        i am currently using windows 8.1 Pro…

        Plz help

  79. jayes February 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    indians complained of no updates but dudes we still haven’t got updates in the uk.. shit man..

    • Anurag Kumar February 21, 2014 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      Try to update via flashing if you want…I see here already rolled in UK

  80. Mateus paz February 22, 2014 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Tem como fazer root nessa versão original da Sony Xperia sp 4.3?

  81. vikranth February 22, 2014 at 7:16 am - Reply

    plz upload torrent link for C5302 ftf file as m facing downloading problem. downloading till 628 mb and then stops. so, please someone upload torrent file link for C5302 india

  82. Rishi February 23, 2014 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I am from India haven’t recieved any notification in the update centre yet on my SP C5302. That’s probably because it’s only possible via PC Companion. Please tell me what is the size of the update(via PC Companion so that I can prepare.

  83. vikranth February 23, 2014 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    size is 829 mb

  84. vikranth February 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    I need torrent link for India plz

  85. Amir February 28, 2014 at 11:28 am - Reply

    I downloaded update file via update center of my xsp, but when installing is started an error occurred and say ” couldn’t install”…
    My xsp has been rooted,how can I install this update without pc.
    Plz help me!!!!!

  86. emus April 15, 2014 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    i have 12.1.a.1.201 and 4.3 android version
    but cant root if i root then wifi stop working
    so can i roll over to 12.1.A.0.266
    or there is any way to root 201
    pls help

  87. Kim May 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Is it sensible if i updated to 12.1.A.0.266 in a country where it has officially not been released then shortly thereafter get an update of the former 12.1.A.0.201……is it going to add any value or instead it is going to downgrade my phone back to its former miserable state?

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