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 Feb
] Xperia 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 🙂
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 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
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.
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
[ 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 antkalaitzakis96, levered for pics and info 🙂