Xperia SP Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.263 firmware certified – Final Build

Yesterday we saw Sony tweeting regarding an ETA for android 4.3 roll out on Xperia SP at the end of Jan or in early Feb 2014 after two android 4.3 firmwares were already certified on PTCRB from which one was removed later. Well it seems now another new Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.263 firmware is certified on PTCRB page and we hope it is the final build of which Sony mentioned in tweet.

Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.263 firmware is certified for all Xperia SP variants C5302 / C5303 / C5306, this would be the third build to get certify; first being 12.1.A.0.253 firmware and second being 12.1.A.0.256 firmware from which we saw leaked 12.1.A.0.253 firmware ROM revealing what Sony has planned for Xperia SP users on android 4.3.

[ UPDATE – 29 Jan ]

Xperia SP Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.266 firmware certified – Final Build ?

Check the certification of 12.1.A.0.263 firmware for Xperia SP below.

certification of 12.1.A.0.263 firmware for Xperia SP

If you want to install leaked android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware ROM on your Xperia SP, you can after unlocking the bootloader. Follow the given below link.

Download Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware Leaked ROM for Xperia SP 

Xperia SP Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware Screenshots Leaked

We hope Sony rolls out soon this new 12.1.A.0.263 firmware as it is already too later as per the promise made by them earlier and hope it is bug free as they have spent a lot time on it. What do you think Xperia SP users and what bugs you are facing currently on android 4.1.2 firmware. Drop your comments below.

New Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware Certified for Xperia SP again

Sony Xperia SP users are furious over Sony for delaying android 4.3 update, back in December we saw android 4.3 12.1.A.0.253 firmware being certified for all variants of Sony Xperia SP and then later an alleged about phone screenshot from android 4.3 12.1.A.0.252 firmware was leaked. When we asked Sony Xperia support on Twitter that what is the progress with android 4.3 update for Xperia SP, thy replied “work is still in progress“.

Well it seems Sony is rectifying some major bugs from previous certified firmware as again a new Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware has been certified for Sony Xperia SP on PTCRB website. It seems the final android 4.3 build for Xperia SP and should come soon now.

[ UPDATE – 15 Jan ]

12.1.A.0.256 firmware Certification has been removed from PTCRB site now for the time being.

UPDATE – 9 Dec ]

Xperia SP Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware Screenshots Leaked – New White UI, Sony Smart Camera App and Xperia Themes

Check below the certification of Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware on PTCRB website for all version of Xperia SP viz. C5302, C5303, C5306.

New Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware Certified for Xperia SP again

At present Sony Xperia SP is on android 4.1.2 firmware and has many serious bugs like poor camera quality, battery and heating issues etc.

It is expected that Xperia SP will get same UI just like Xperia Z and other family members got in their android 4.3 firmware update. It should be now the matter of some days that this Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.256 firmware goes live for Xperia SP. Drop your comments Xperia SP users, are you satisfied with Sony’s policy is delaying updates over and over.

Xperia SP C5302/C5303 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update Rolled – Minor Bug Fixing update

Just now we have spotted that another firmware 12.0.A.2.254 has hit the Xperia SP both C5303 LTE and C5302 HSPA+ versions. Previously Xperia SP has 12.0.A.2.245  firmware, rolled in the month of August. 12.0.A.2.254  firmware was just seen on PTCRB as certified and here it comes now.

12.0.A.2.254 firmware, a bug fixing update only for Xperia SP is available on PC Companion / SUS and Bridge and rolled for both carrier networks as well as unbranded devices.

12.0.A.2.254 firmware update confirmed in Hungary, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Singapore and on O2 carrier in UK. Will soon roll in other regions also.

Xperia SP C5302/C5303 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update

Xperia SP C5302 C5303 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update details

  • Android Version – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Phone – Xperia SP C5302 / c5303
  • Kernel – 3.4.0
  • Baseband – 8960A-AAAAATAZQ-40031007-13

A slight change is noticed in the file version of baseband. Software info for above 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update added below.

Xperia SP C5303 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update - Software Info

Xperia SP 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update for via PC Companion

Connect your Xperia SP to PC and check whether you got any 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update notification as shown below if yes then proceed as per on screen instructions.

Xperia SP 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update for C5303 via PC Companion Xperia SP 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update for C5302 via PC Companion If you haven’t got the 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update notification yet then check below we have 12.0.A.2.254 firmware ftf file to flash on.

Download Xperia SP 12.0.A.2.254 firmware ftf file for manual flashing

Below file is extracted from

  • Phone Software version – 1269-3538_12.0.A.2.254 Generic user
  • File System Version – GLOBAL-LTE_12.0.A.2.254
  • Customization version – 1272-1874_R10A

Download C5303_12.0.A.2.254_o2.rar | 762.1 MB

UK O2 Branded Carrier ftf
[ via XDA user kidicarus1602 ]


Download Xperia SP (C5303) 12.0.A.2.254 Russian.ftf
[ via XDA user Joku1981 ]

Xperia SP 12.0.A.2.254 firmware changelog

We are still preparing the 12.0.A.2.254 firmware changelog, please wait will update this section soon 😛 It seems a bug fixing update only. Stay tuned.

  • No UI Change, same visual as in old update.
  • Same as 766 MB RAM available again.
  • Wi-Fi range increased a bit for us.
  • Display colors looks more saturated now.

Some users have also got the notification to download “Xperia Privilige app v2.1 after this update”.

Well if you have updated to 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update please let us know what major changes you noticed in this new update, found any bugs, drop your comments.

Thanks kidicarus1602 and hash054 🙂