Posted on Apr 3 2014 - 12:31am by Anurag Kumar

Sony rolled android 4.3 12.1.A.0.266 firmware update on Xperia SP after a long wait and when it came users were disappointed by the bugs it brought with itself. As a bug fixing update over original android 4.3 firmware update for Xperia SP, we saw 12.1.A.1.192 firmware getting certified for Xperia SP on PTCRB and then SFR French carrier posted the info that 12.1.A.1.192 firmware may roll on carrier device anytime soon but it never came.

Just now Sony has rolled a higher build 12.1.A.1.201 firmware on Xperia SP which is bug fixing update over previous 12.1.A.0.266 firmware. 12.1.A.1.201 firmware is confirmed on regions like Indonesia, USA, Latin America, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Italy etc. Sony has officially updated 12.1.A.1.201 firmware on Xperia SP software product page, update has been confirmed on all handset versions C5303, C5302, C5306 etc.

12.1.A.1.201 firmware update is available over PC Companion and SUS, OTA notification for 12.1.A.1.201 firmware is not seen yet. Connect your Xperia SP to PC Companion and look for a notification as shown below. 12.1.A.1.201 firmware update size is about 822 MB.

Xperia SP 12.1.A.1.201 firmware

12.1.A.1.201 firmware  Xperia SP C5302 India

Xperia SP 12.1.A.1.201 firmware about phone details below.

Xperia SP 12.1.A.1.201 firmware update

If you haven’t got 12.1.A.1.201 firmware notification yet then you can update manually using FlashTool.

Download Xperia SP 12.1.A.1.201 firmware ftf

# For C5303

Download C5303_12.1.A.1.201_CH.ftf
[ via XDA user Jozinek ]

Download XperiaSP_12.1.A.1.201_GR.ftf.torrent
[ via XDA user UltraWelfare ]

Xperia SP 12.1.A.1.201 firmware changelog

  • Enhanced user experience.
  • Improved battery performance.
  • Software performance improvement.
  • Volume bar bug fixed.
  • Old media apps viz. Walkman 8.1.A.0.7, Album 5.4.A.0.24, Movies 6.1.A.0.18.
  • More Free RAM available.
  • LED Bug fixed.
  • Screen flickering fixed.

If you have updated your Xperia SP on 12.1.A.1.201 firmware then let us know if you find any other major changes or bugs. Drop your comments below.

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

  1. meet April 3, 2014 at 1:13 am - Reply

    On the official Sony Mobile site, the Xperia SP’s support pages show that KitKat remains “under investigation”. So until we hear official confirmation from Sony Mobile’s press team, don’t take this as final, however the omens don’t look great.

  2. meet April 3, 2014 at 1:14 am - Reply

    android 4.4.2 kitkat is not available for xperia sp ??? is it true anurag ?????????

    • Anurag Kumar April 3, 2014 at 1:15 am - Reply

      at present only 4.3 is available. No confirmation on 4.4.2 from Sony yet.

  3. meet April 3, 2014 at 1:22 am - Reply

    u should have to try to talk with sony india ,,,,,

    • Anurag Kumar April 3, 2014 at 1:24 am - Reply

      it is a confidential info and no Sony representative will talk about it in email and such info is never told in chat support as some sites are claiming and spreading rumors.

  4. Bamon April 3, 2014 at 8:41 am - Reply

    updated my phone to 12.1.A.1.201 . Works fine no lags, no illumination bar problems, battery usage is better now
    But the blurriness and whitish exposure in the camera is still there which is really annoying..
    SP’s 4.1.2 camera was much better than 4.3

    • Ankit April 8, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

      Clean the camera lens with a lens cleaner for about 5-10 mins, it will solve the problem. I was having the same problem, and I was thinking it is a software bug or my lens got scratched.

  5. Badhan Ganesh April 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    A new bug, when ringing someone, the LED blinks corresponding to the sound of the DTMF tone… I dint check while on the call..

  6. mohan April 3, 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    any improvements in camera??

  7. meet April 3, 2014 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Guys its better to buy samsung . Because sony is famous for bugs……sony is only for z family

  8. Somebody April 3, 2014 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    I found sound or speaker issue on my XSP in previuos firmware (266). Does this update fix that?

  9. pravesh April 3, 2014 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    How much mb ram is getting free?

  10. pravesh April 3, 2014 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    I got OTA notification and update it but no changes is seen like more ram free, media apps increased version except volume bar problem. Only volume bar problem is fixed. Battery performance and Software performance is also like before. It hangs so much and processes are very slow. Even it take more time to open contacts and messages. The OTA update was only of 9.1 mb.

  11. roach April 4, 2014 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    The update size is 12 mb not 822 mb.
    And the ram still poor.

  12. roach April 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    The update size is 12 mb not 822 mb.
    And the ram still poor.
    And the camera not improved.

    • Anurag Kumar April 4, 2014 at 11:50 pm - Reply

      it is 822 MB on PC Companion and 12 MB on OTA.!

  13. Henrique Camilo April 5, 2014 at 3:10 am - Reply

    Should one with Xperia SP rooted device on version 12.1.A.0.266 loose Superuser priveleges with this update?

  14. Mehtab Singh April 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    How to root XPERIA SP with latest firmware and locked bootloader C5302 (India)

  15. joseph April 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I have noticed that wifi signal has really improved!

  16. Sergio April 17, 2014 at 1:56 am - Reply

    I got the update today in Romania, OTA.

  17. Rahul April 24, 2014 at 10:16 am - Reply

    it is 822 MB on PC Companion and 12 MB on OTA.! Why is it So? Is two of them are equal..?

  18. Mario May 16, 2014 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Flickering screen NOT FIXED ! I wanted to flash it back to 4.1.2 but my phone is TURNING ON itself right after i turn it off.. WTF???

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