Sony ENDS Xperia C, Xperia SP Android Update support officially

From a long time there was no word from Sony on the Android 4.2.2+ upgrade for Xperia C and Android 4.3+ upgrade for Xperia SP well now Sony has officially confirmed that both Xperia C and Xperia SP will no longer be updated anymore, they have reached their EoL ( end-of-life term ) of android updates.

Sony last updated Xperia SP to android 4.3 as when Xperia V and T was also given update but Sony Xperia SP Software update page says “Latest & Final Version, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean“. Xperia SP was launched with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in 2013 which is undoubtedly the best 720p HD display mid range Xperia handset of 2013.

No KitKat for Xperia SP

Below you can see the snapshot from the Xperia SP software update page.

Xperia SP Final Android support ends

No Android 4.3 & KitKat for Xperia C

Sony launched its first MediaTek SoC phone in form of Xperia C in 2013 with android 4.2 out of the box and unfortunately now it will remain only on Android 4.2 only with only 3 minor updates till now since launch. Xperia C Software update page now reads as “Latest & Final Version, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean”.

Xperia C Android Support Ends

We were really expecting from Sony atleast updating Xperia SP on Android 4.4 KitKat as when we have seen Xperia E1 getting a better treatment from Sony in terms of update. Xperia M saw Android 4.3 update while Xperia C was not updated further.

Well that’s unfortunate now as Sony has ended support for Xperia C and Xperia SP officially. So users what are you going to do now, moving over to another handset or now its time to try for KitKat custom ROMS. What are your plans, let us know. Drop your comments below.

How to install CWM recovery on Xperia C ?

Sony rolled a bug fixing update in form of 16.0.B.2.13 firmware on Xperia C recently which solved the so annoying abnormal battery decrease bug. The major issue on Xperia C is that its bootloader which can’t be unlocked so it restricts the advantage of using custom ROMs which are not based on Sony’s stock kernel framework. For all those users who want to enjoy a bit development on Xperia C, here comes something exciting.

Now all rooted Xperia C users can install CWM recovery on Xperia C. XDA user TacoNikky has just managed to install CWM recovery on Xperia C.You just need to be on latest 16.0.B.2.13 firmware and have root access. If you haven’t updated your Xperia C yet on 16.0.B.2.13 firmware then either update is via PC companion or update manually using some FlashTool.

Download Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware ftf

Download C2305_16.0.B.2.13_Generic World.ftf
[ via XDA user TacoNikky ]

How to install CWM recovery on Xperia C ?

After updating your Xperia C on 16.0.B.2.13 firmware, Dial *#*#7378423#*#* > service info > software info and check the S1 Boot Version.

  • If your S1 Boot Version is  2.14.J.2.6, then follow the guide given below.
  1. Download Recovery.img file.
  2. Put the above Recovery.img file in phone’s internal memory.
  3. Download this Mobileunlce MTK Tools app from Play Store > Click on Recovery update > Choose the Recovery.img file and Done.

install CWM recovery on Xperia C

  • If you S1 Boot Version is 2.14.J.0.68, then follow the guide given below.

Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware software info

  1. Download the 16.0.B.2.13 firmware ftf from above link  and flash it using wmshua perfect flash program. Steps here.
  2. Switch on your phone, download Recovery.img file.
  3. Put Recovery.img file in phone’s internal memory.
  4. Download this Mobileunlce MTK Tools app from Play Store > Click on Recovery update > Choose the Recovery.img file and Done.

Do let us know if you are able to install CWM recovery on your Xperia C or not via above method. Drop your comments below.

Source – XDA

Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware Android 4.2.2 update – Battery Bug Fixed

A long time back in Jan 2014 Sony rolled the very first firmware update for Xperia C in form of 16.0.B.2.6 firmware and now Sony has rolled a new 16.0.B.2.13 firmware update for Xperia C which keeps Xperia C on same android 4.2.2 version, minor big fixing update only which changes build from 16.0.B.2.6 to 16.0.B.2.13.

16.0.B.2.13 firmware update has been confirmed over PC Companion and SUS while an O.TA notification for 16.0.B.2.13 firmware is not seen yet. To update to 16.0.B.2.13 firmware, connect your Xperia C to PC Companion and look for a notification as shown below, then proceed as per on screen instructions.

[ UPDATE – 2 April ] How to install CWM recovery on Xperia C ?

Xperia C Android 4.2.2 16.0.B.2.13 firmware update confirmed in regions like Bangladesh, Indonesia, not seen in India yet.

Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 PC Companion update

Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware details below.

Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware

Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware software info.

Phone Software version – 1275_5177-16.0.B.2.13 ( WORLD-i_16.0.B.2.13 ), Cust. Nr. – 1276-5957_R7A

Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware software info

Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware changelog

  • Abnormal decrease in battery % bug fixed.
  • RAM management improved.
  • More smooth UI and launcher.
  • Camera improved a bit. Front cam quality same like before.
  • Proximity sensor bug fixed.

Download Xperia C 16.0.B.2.13 firmware ftf

Download C2305_16.0.B.2.13_Generic World.ftf
[ via XDA user TacoNikky ]

If you have already updated your Xperia C on 16.0.B.2.13 firmware then let us know. Drop your comments below with the bugs still facing and your changelog.

Thanks Banglar 🙂

Install Sony Xperia Downloadable Android 4.3 Themes on Xperia C

Sony introduced new Xperia downloadable themes in android 4.3 update for Xperia Z family and Xperia SP, T, TX and V which includes new Xperia theme engine so users can download new Xperia themes from Play Store and develop their own. Unfortunately these Xperia Downloadable Android 4.3 Themes can not be installed on android 4.2.2 running handsets if they are not using some mod to run them.

Now it is possible to install Xperia Downloadable Android 4.3 Themes on Xperia C. Remember your Xperia C must be rooted on latest available firmware to install these themes. Check below method on how to install the Xperia C theme package which came from XDA user TacoNikky.

How to Install Xperia Downloadable Android 4.3 Themes on Xperia C

You must have root access on your Xperia C, if you have then proceed below. Tested on Xperia C only. Installing them on other handsets is taking a risk at your own cost 😉

Download below mentioned file.

Download Xperia_C_Android4.3_Themes.zip

After downloading above file, extract it you will find some 7 themes apk inside it.

Make a backup of current themes apk in case you need to revert back.

  • Use any root explorer and put each theme apk in system/app folder.
  • Set correct permissions rw-r-r
  • Reboot your Xperia C after installing each theme if possible.

You get Xperia Woody, Craftsmanship, TriFlat, Winter Snow, Comic Pirate, Christmas Themes wallpaper and lockscreen images with ascent colors.

Xperia C Android 4.3 Themes

NOTE :- Installing above themes only changes lockscreen and homescreen wallpapers as per the theme applied, not the navigation bar icons.

It’s done now, check under themes section you must be having new Xperia Downloadable Android 4.3 Themes on your Xperia C which are only exclusive for android 4.3 running Xperia handsets.

Do comment if above themes worked fine on your Xperia C, let us know. Like the new themes, drop your comments below.

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Xperia C Android 4.2.2 16.0.B.2.6 firmware update – Camera Improved

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 🙂

Bootloader Unlocking not Allowed in Xperia C – MediaTek SoC Chip Not Supported Yet

The Xperia C is a mid-range smartphone from Sony. It was the first Sony smartphone that was powered by MediaTek chipset. The Xperia C packs a Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor with MTK6589 chipset and runs Android version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. So if you would like to develop some custom ROMS or kernel for the Xperia C,unfortunately you can’t; want to know why. Check below the reason.

Just noticed after Xperia Blog reported that Xperia C has a locked bootloader and it can’t be unlocked and there’s no way to unlock it till now. Probably the MediaTek chipset has a different loader and the unlock architecture isn’t supported yet by Sony bootloader unlocking service.

So if you are looking an answer to the question, how to unlock bootloader on Xperia C, then it can’t be unlocked simply 🙁

Check the below pic of service info configuration which clearly says Bootloader Unlocked Allowed : NO.

Bootloader Unlocking not Allowed in Xperia C - MediaTek SoC Chip Not Supported Yet

If you want to check it yourself then dial *#*#7378423#*#* > Service Settings > Configuration > now see what is written under “Rooting Status Option” – Bootloader unlocked allowed: NO.

Bootloader Unlocking not Allowed in Xperia C - MediaTek SoC Chip Not supported

Xperia C is not even mentioned in the list of supported phones on Sony Bootloader Unlock website. ( Xperia Z1 also not mentioned but it can be unlocked ).

It’s certainly sad that Xperia C bootloader can’t be unlocked. As when in future if Sony released more MediaTek SoC chipset based phones then we can only expect Sony supporting the MediaTek SoC chipset architecture in unlocking bootloaders.

What’s your take on this Sony Xperia C users, feeling bad. Let us know in comments, did you notice this thing before or not…

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Dual Sim Sony Xperia C launched at Rs. 20490 in India – Listed on Flipkart

Sony Xperia C which was launched around 3 months back is finally coming to India now. Just now we have spotted Dual Sim Sony Xperia C  on Flipkart under coming soon category and is expected to come in India next week. Xperia C is launched with MediaTek’s processor 1.2GHz Quad Core, Sony’s first phone on that chipset. Xperia C has pretty much descent configurations to attract a lot of customers here in India.

[ UPDATE ] Till now Saholic, Flipkart and Infibeam in India has listed Dual Sim Sony Xperia C and will be available in all three colors White, Black and Purple.

Dual Sim Sony Xperia C launched at Rs. 20490 in India

Dual Sim Sony Xperia C launched at Rs. 20490 in India and is available at Flipkart, Infibeam and Saholic. You will get Accidental Damage warranty officially with it from Sony and some online shops giving Sony Headphone -MDR-ZX100A with it free of cost.

Dual Sim Sony Xperia C launched at Rs. 20490 in India

Dual Sim Sony Xperia C Specifications

  • MediaTek’s processor 1.2GHz Quad Core.
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
  • Dual-Sim capable.
  • 5″ screen TFT with 960×540 pixels resolution i.e. qHD Display.
  • 8 MP rear cam with Exmo R supporting 4X digital zoom.
  • RAM 1 GB, with internal flash memory as 4 GB. Expandable card slot supported till 32 GB.
  • Bluetooth 4.0, screen mirroring.
  • Stamina Mode in the battery.

Dual Sim Sony Xperia C – Buy from Flipkart

As per Sony India policy of Accidental Damage cover, Dual Sim Sony Xperia C will also come with 6 months of Accidental Damage warranty that would be great 🙂

We will keep you updated as soon as sales of Dual Sim Sony Xperia C goes live in India. Interested in Dual Sim Sony Xperia C, let us know in comments…

Xperia C S39h Launched with MediaTek’s processor 1.2GHz Quad Core

Just now Sony Mobile has released another handset bot for global audience as well as for China, Xperia C S39h. A month back we posted the leaked Xperia C S39h photos, and today we saw the exact same phone getting launched by Sony 🙂 Xperia C has been launched globally with the same name and with Xperia C S39h in China market as mentioned on Sony site.

Xperia C S39h

Xperia C S39h Features Specifications

As rumored Xperia C has been launched with MediaTek’s processor 1.2GHz Quad Core, Sony’s first phone on that chipset. Xperia C S39h weighs 153 gram even heavier that Xperia Z. Xperia C S39h is a lot thicker with dimensions as 141.5 x 74.15 x 8.88 mm. Other key specification of Xperia S39h are:-

  • MediaTek’s processor 1.2GHz Quad Core.
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
  • Dual-Sim capable.
  • 5″ screen TFT with 960×540 pixels resolution i.e. qHD Display.
  • 8 MP rear cam with Exmo R supporting 4X digital zoom.
  • RAM 1 GB, with internal flash memory as 4 GB. Expandable card slot supported till 32 GB.
  • Bluetooth 4.0, screen mirroring.
  • Stamina Mode in the battery.

 Xperia C S39h Photo Gallery

The Price of Xperia C will be a deciding factor in the success of this phone, till now no news regarding the price. It is a mediocre range phone by Sony with the old Android version which is doubted that will it be updated or not 😛 Let us know your views on Xperia C S39h…