Xperia SP unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 Port available

Sony recently announced their roadmap of upgrading their Xperia smartphones to the android version 4.3 Jelly Bean and android 4.4 KitKat , Xperia SP will get the official android 4.3 Jelly Bean next month. But Sony didn’t mention the android4.4 KitKat for the Xperia SP in the first batch of devices getting it ,probably it will get it after the first raft of Xperia smartphones get the update.

So if you are keen to taste the love of android 4.4 KitKat on your Xperia SP, XDA developer “uberlaggydarwin” has created an unofficial android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 port for Xperia SP, remember it is strictly unofficial so try at your own risk only.

Above mentioned unofficial CyanogenMod 11 port for Xperia SP ROM is in beta phase now you can say, so not for the daily users. If you are still keen to test it on your Xperia SP, check below how to.

How to Install unofficial  CyanogenMod 11 port for Xperia SP ?

Root and unlocked the bootloader of your Xperia SP first then proceed with the below mentioned steps on developer’s thread.

Installation Steps and Downloading Package from XDA dev uberlaggydarwin

Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 users can also see the below mentioned AOSP development going for them.

Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP RevolutionROM for Xperia Z1 Released – Install it

Install Android 4.4 KitKat AOSP KRT16M Stable ROM on Xperia Z “Yuga”

Do let us know in comments if you have tested this ROM on your Xperia SP, how things went actually ?

[ Credits – XDA Dev uberlaggydarwin ]

[ REVIEW ] PDair Xperia SP Rubberized Back Hard Cover

In our previous post we reviewed Xperia Z1 Leather vertical pouch case from PDair and this time we have brought your another accessory for review. This time we are reviewing PDair Xperia SP Rubberized Back Hard Cover. Xperia SP one of the most beautiful phone by Sony Mobile when it comes to looks. To protect such a beauty you need to put one some protective case. Let’s start with this rubberized back cover.

PDair sent us Xperia SP Rubberized Back Hard Cover as a review sample unit, decently priced at $9.99, ships from Hong Kong. They ship world wide without any cost, available in black color.

[ REVIEW ] PDair Xperia SP Rubberized Back Hard Cover

The main issue about any Rubberized Back Hard Cover is the quality of material used in making it. And as usual PDair has used finest material in making it.

PDair Xperia SP Rubberized Back Hard Cover is flexible enough and durable enough to sustain any wear and tear marks.

Let’s have a look at naked cover shell.

PDair Xperia SP Rubberized Back Hard Cover Review

Perfect openings at all points, so that no obstruction is there in accessing any ports on Xperia SP. Perfect cuts in the case for camera opening, external speaker and flash light.

PDair Xperia SP Rubberized Back Hard Cover

Proper spot available for USB port.

PDair Xperia SP Rubberized Back Hard Cover

3.5mm headphone jack port opening.

PDair Xperia SP Rubberized Back Hard Cover

The one thing which we saw missing in the PDair Xperia SP Rubberized Back Hard Cover is that no opening is there for back portion of illumination bar. Illumination bar is the main attractive thing on Xperia SP and any back cover should 100% flaunt it.

You can clean the cover with a piece of wet cloth, overall it’s a nice case. Don’t expect it to protect your phone from falls.

Pros

  • Hard and flexible material made.
  • All ports of phone accessible.
  • Firm Grip

Cons

  • Back portion of illumination bar is hidden.

Thanks PDair for sending this in, if you are looking to buy it, head to PDair Xperia SP Rubberized Back Hard Cover product listing.

If you are using any other case for your Xperia SP, let us know your review on it…

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 ]

Or

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 🙂

Xperia SP 12.0.A.2.254 firmware certified by PTCRB

It seems again Xperia SP is in line to get a firmware update, recently it got 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update fixed a lot many bugs though new ones born also 😛 After that we saw PTCRB certifying 12.0.A.2.250 firmware but just now we have spotted another higher firmware build over previous certified firmware.

[ UPDATE – 10 Sept ]

Xperia SP C5302/C5303 12.0.A.2.254 firmware update Rolled Out – Install it

Xperia SP C5302/C5303 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware Update Rolled Out – Install it.

12.0.A.2.254 firmware certified by PTCRB for Xperia SP

for All three variants for Xperia SP viz. C5302 , C5303, C5306; 12.0.A.2.254 firmware have been certified on PTCRB. It seems to be a minor bug fixing update over previously rolled 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update.

Xperia SP 12.0.A.2.254 firmware certified by PTCRB

12.0.A.2.245 firmware update has some bugs in lightning of illumination bar in stamina mode and the black dots appearing in camera pics, hope Sony fixes all bugs in upcoming update soon…

It is also expected to come as Android 4.1.2 only.

We will update you whenever 12.0.A.2.254 firmware comes online…If you have bugs in previous firmware, let us know in comments.

PTCRB certified Xperia SP C5302, C5303 12.0.A.2.250 firmware – Update

Just after a day Sony rolled out android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update for Sony Xperia SP C5302 HSPA+ and C5303 LTE version officially, another 12.0.A.2.250 firmware has been certified for all versions of Xperia SP on PTCRB site. If you have not updated to 12.0.A.2.245 firmware, use the link below.

Xperia SP C5302/C5303 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware Update Rolled

PTCRB certified Xperia SP C5302, C5303, C5306 12.0.A.2.250 firmware

All the three versions of Xperia SP C5302, C5303, C5306 have been certified with this new 12.0.A.2.250 firmware dated 13 August just before 12.0.A.2.245 firmware

PTCRB certified Xperia SP C5302, C5303 C5306 12.0.A.2.250 firmware - Update Still many users claim that they have not got 12.0.A.2.245 firmware yet and a new firmware has been listed. 12.0.A.2.245 firmware seems to fix many bugs but still it was android 4.1.2 update. Some users are claiming that notification illumination bar is having some issues with Stamina Mode one in this 12.0.A.2.245 firmware.

Sony has already confirmed that Xperia SP will be getting Android 4.3 update but Android 4.2.2 is still missing, will it be getting directly android 4.3 update or a new android 4.2.2 update is coming…Well it still remains a mystery.

What do you think, will there be any android 4.2.2 for Xperia SP or not ?

[ via – PTCRB ]

Xperia SP C5302/C5303 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware Update Rolled

Guess what Sony has rolled out another update, this time for Xperia SP. Both Xperia SP C5302 HSPA+ and C5303 LTE version are being reported with this new Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update, probably it is the bug fixing update over previous 12.0.A.1.257 firmware ( Update in India )  and 12.0.A.1.284 ( Global ) updates.

Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware Update for Xperia SP confirmed in India, Philippines, Vietnam. Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update available over PC Companion, SUS and Bridge. It’s a global update rolling in every region as it has been reported on both versions of Xperia SP 🙂

Update has brought a new UI and some other cool features, kindly check the changelog below.

Xperia SP C5302/C5303 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update

Xperia SP C5302 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update details

  • Android Version – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Phone – Xperia SP C5302 / c5303
  • Kernel – 3.4.0
  • Baseband – 8960A-AAAAATAZQ-40031007-11

Xperia SP C5303 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update Details About Phone screenshot

Both kernel and baseband has been changed as comparison to previous firmwares.

Update Xperia SP C5302/C5303 on Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware via PC Companion

Connect your Xperia SP C5302/C5303 to PC Companion and check for Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update notification, if a notification as shown below is available then proceed as per on-screen instructions.

Xperia SP C5303 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update via PC Companion

Xperia SP C5302 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update via PC Companion

Download Xperia SP C5302 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware via PC Companion

Xperia C5303 on Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware via PC Companion

First reboot after update will be slow, don’t panic it will get back to normal soon. Well similarly you can update your phone via SUS also if PC Companion is not showing the update notification.

Update Xperia SP C5302/C5303 on Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware Manually by flashing

Well if you haven’t got the 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update notification and want to update the phone manually by flashing you can do that. Download below mentioned 12.0.A.2.245 firmware ftf file and flash it on your Xperia SP C5303. Flashing don’t void warranty, require no root neither unlocking of bootloader, it’s safe.

Download C5303_12.0.A.2​.245_RU.ftf | 710 Mb ( via XDA user – alivanov79 )

OR

Download Xperia SP (C5303) 12.0.A.2.245(JB4.1.2)_Russia.ftf | 710 Mb ( via XDA user – wellkin )

OR

Download Xperia SP C5302_12.0.A.2.245_GENERIC-VN.rar I 710 MB ( via XDA user Qdezi )

OR

Download Xperia SP (C5302)_12.0.A.2.245_Indian.ftf I 745 MB ( via XDA user sarkar1990 )

Customization info above Brand – India file added below.

Software Customization info of Xperia SP C5302 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware Update

Xperia SP C5302/C5303 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware Update Changelog / Review / Screenshots

12.0.A.2.245 firmware Update seems to fix many bugs. It looks very much similar to Xperia Z android 4.2.2 updates, looks this what Sony Xperia SP got for skipping android 4.2.2 😛 UI is improved very much.

  • Quick Settings option added which came to Xperia Z in Android 4.2.2

Quick Settings Option in Xperia SP C5302 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware Update

  • Semi – Transparent bars added in soft keys panel – menu bar and notification bar ( on homescreen ).

Transaprent Naviagtion bar in Xperia SP C5302 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware Update

  • Some new small apps seen.
  • 766 MB Of RAM available for usage.

766 MB RAM in Xperia SP C5302 Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware Update

  • Home screen still redraws on booting up.
  • White Balance Mode option of camera seems distorted – a bug.
  • Soft keys button bar black now, on previous firmware it was grey.
  • Wi-Fi issues are fixed, though we never had any.
  • Touch more responsive, seems unusual touch response bug fixed.
  • No change in battery consumption, it is same as before ( reporting after 24 hours ).

We are checking new features on our phone, will update the post soon. Proper root method for Xperia SP 12.0.A.2.245 firmware is not yet available, will update as soon it comes.

If you have already gotten this update, than let us know the chnagelog and any major changes you noticed. Comments with your reviews on 12.0.A.2.245 firmware Update.

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Xperia SP Heats Up Goes dead – Won’t Turn On or Charge – SOLUTION

Xperia SP, the wonderful phone launched by Sony has gained world-wide appreciation. It is powered with 1.7 Ghz. dual-core Snapdragon S4 pro chipset packed with Adreno 320 GPU. Xperia SP comes with wealthy 2370 mAh non-removable battery which means that to do hard reset, we need an alternative way to switch it off.

Xperia Z also has a non-removable battery with a non-removable back casing, so in order to do a hard reset on it, one need to press and hold down “power+volume up” together for 3-5 seconds then phone vibrates, switched off and restarts. Well unfortunately the same method doesn’t work on Xperia SP.

[ UPDATE – 12 Feb 2014 ]

Xperia SP Frame Bent Issue appeared like Xperia Z1 – Poor Build Quality ?

Let’s come to main issue of this article.

Xperia SP Heats Up Goes dead – Won’t Turn On or Charge

Many Xperia SP users have complained that their handset heats up to extreme sometimes during charging and then remain hot for a while more than 30+ minutes. Well that’s terrible.

So What Actually Happened with us ?

At 13% battery, we put our Xperia SP on charging and when we came back after half and hour, we found our Xperia SP was very hot :/ We removed the charger and kept the phone aside. Even after 30 minutes phone didn’t cool down and the golden light in the illumination bar didn’t shut, it was lighted through out that period.

Xperia SP Won’t Turn or Charge 

We were not able to get back to display screen even after pressing the power button on our Xperia SP, neither it was charging not it was turning on. For a moment we were afraid, that what happened. Phone was in on stage, it was not switched off.

Problem Solution

We thought of re-installing the firmware on our Xperia SP 12.0.A.1.257 firmware again by SUS, but before doing that we thought of doing a hard reset so that it can be switched off and restarted.

So how did we do that ?Remember “Pressing power + Volume UP” button combination don’t work in Xperia SP.

  • Remove the back cover of Xperia SP and look for a small yellow dot on mid bottom with “OFF” written below it. Check the image below.

Xperia SP Heats Up Goes dead - Won't Turn On or Charge - SOLUTION

  • Now “Press & Hold Down the OFF Button, using a tip of pen or any other pointed object for around 10 seconds”. Phones vibrates and will be switched off automatically. Check image below.

P.S. Don’t use very sharp objects as it may damage the OFF Button.

How to Turn On Xperia SP after it goes dead because of heating - won't charge

  • Now phone restarts.

After restarting we found that our Xperia SP got back to normal temperature and everything was fine.  🙂 We were able to charge our Xperia SP again, device was cool.

Conclusion 

Main issue is that why Xperia SP is getting this issue ? Why Phones heats up suddenly without doing nothing ? Why doesn’t it turns on ? Why doesn’t it charge ??? Many users are coming up with this issue on Sony Mobile Forums even…no proper verdict has been given by support staff on this issue.

Are these all firmware bugs or some another issue…

Please report if you have also faced same situation on your Xperia SP, report below with your problem…Comment we will get back to you soon may be with a solution…

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Flip Case by Noreve – Review

Speaking of premium leather case for phones, we have brought you today Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve St.Tropez for review. The finest leather quality we have seen till now for any smartphone’s leather cases.

Noreve St.Tropez, from France manufacturers only the leather cases for phones and we tell you without any biasing, they have the awesome leather quality.

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather flip Case by Noreve – Review

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve comes in a black and red cardbox which has a texture just like wooden surface, loved the packing of case, having Noreve St.Tropez logo embossed on top right corner.

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve Cover

 

 

Cases are sealed inside a red color pouch, tied with a black knot.

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve in Red Pouch

Have a look at the naked pic of Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve.

 

Both cases are stitched with a fine thread of the same color as of cases and leather has a very smooth touch.

 

Texture

Xperia Z Leather Case by Noreve is an upside down leather case, stitched at the bottom flap. 

Inner lining is very smooth and has Noreve logo embossed everywhere. No scratches on screen from the inner lining.

It has a fine leather texture on upside flap of case with a steel logo embossed on top right corner of case as “half-moon and a dot” as a brand identification mark.

Identification mark of Xperia Z Leather Case by Noreve

Xperia Z case has the same texture as on upside flap cover and as on backside.

Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve has the similar structure just like Xperia Z case but instead it has smooth leather finish on upside down flaps rather than any textured surface.

At the back of Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve, Noreve St.Tropez is embossed in silver color.

Noreve St.Tropez Logo at back of case

Accessibility

Upside flap of case don’t have any magnetic closure which we would have been preferred. It just closes itself, but when trying to open it by its self closure strip, we find it very uncomfortable to do so.

Self Closure in Case

All the ports of phone are fully accessible after opening the upside flap of case.

At the back the holes for rear camera-flash and the microphone is at proper place no objection in their positions.

Speakers stainless steel mesh protector is provided at the back of Xperia SP leather case, to protect any unwanted damage to the speakers.

Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve Steel sheet for speakers

Durability

Leather used for making these Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve and can sustain daily wear and tear, though washable by the leather cleaning liquid, we did and it was fine.

Both the upside down flaps are strong enough to protect it from any daily damage, don’t expect it to protect your phone from drop.

Pros

  • Premium fine quality leather.
  • Easy Accessibility to all ports of phone.
  • Light Weight.
  • Strong enough for daily usage.

Cons

  • Difficulty in opening the self closure flaps.
  • Speaker volume reduced in Xperia SP due to stainless steel mesh protector.
  • Stretch marks at the bottom stitched strip.
  • Uncomfortable to touch the onscreen soft keys of phone.

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Flip Case by Noreve – Comparisons

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve - Comparisons

When comparing the leather quality of Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve with the Roxfit Xperia Z Flip Case, Noreve’s quality is a lot better. You get a premium feel while holding the cases.

Wrap Up

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve are the best ones till now we have seen in terms of leather quality. Though in accessing the on-screen keys on phone we had some trouble but can be avoided when used to. Overall we loved the design and quality of Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve.

You get to choose your own color of the case and even textures also you can design and order, Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve costs 49.99€ and Xperia Z Leather case by Noreve costs 54.99€.

Thanks Noreve for providing us Xperia Z Case and Xperia SP Leather Case for review.

Recommended product if you are looking for upside down cases for your Xperia Z and Xperia SP.

Xperia SP C5302 C5303 Jelly Bean 12.0.A.2.220 Firmware Certified PTCRB

It seems Sony’s streak of rolling out new firmware has not stopped, we have just spotted a new Jelly Bean 12.0.A.2.220 Firmware being certified by PTCRB for Xperia SP HSPA+ C5302 version and C5303 LTE version. Xperia SP officially launched on android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 12.0.A.1.211 firmware.

Xperia SP C5302 C5303 Jelly Bean 12.0.A.2.220 Firmware Certified by PTCRB

Xperia SP C5302 C5303 Jelly Bean 12.0.A.2.220 Firmware Certified PTCRB Till now Xperia SP has got two jelly bean updates as Jelly Bean 12.0.A.1.211 firmware and Jelly Bean 12.1.0.A.1.284 firmware. Expectations are there that camera bug may be fixed in the upcoming update. Users have reported weird kind of bug like opening of apps on Xperia SP C5302 automatically in lockscreen mode.

Indian Xperia SP C5302 users have not got yet  Jelly Bean 12.1.0.A.1.284 firmware update. Hope we see this new  Jelly Bean 12.0.A.2.220 Firmware very soon and released globally instead of region wise update fix.

In case you receive this update do let us know in comments.

Root Xperia S, Z, SP, ZL Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15

Well a good news for all Xperia S LT26i users, Xperia SP C5302 and Xperia Z C6603 and Xperia ZL C6503 users, now you can root your device on latest Jelly Bean firmware by just one click. The latest Jelly Bean firmware for Xperia S LT26 is 6.2.B.0.211, Xperia SP C5302 is 12.0.A.1.284 and for Xperia Z C6603 is 10.1.1.A.1.307 and Xperia ZL C6503 is 10.3.A.0.423 Android 4.2.2 . All the mentioned Xperia handsets can be rooted now very easily.

[ UPDATE ] – 24 August

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

How to Flash manually Xperia Z C6603 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware ftf file ?

How to Flash Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 World-India ftf file

How to Flash Xperia ZL C6503 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware ftf  file

[ UPDATE ]

How to Root Xperia Z, ZL, ZR Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18 – ROOT ACHIEVED 

How to Root Xperia S, SP, SL,Acro S , Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11, v12, v13

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15 RELEASED 🙂 Supports ROOTING Xperia Z C6603/C6602 Android 4.2.2 JB 10.3.A.0.423

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14 released support for almost every Xperia Device, Please check below section of post.

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit V12, V13 needs you only flash “Kernel.sin” file and if you are using V11 then flash both “kernel.sin and system.sin” file

XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD has made this DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit which has two version v10 and v11, v 12 which can now be used to root Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T very easily…

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 supports now rooting for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T

Works On

  • For Windows only.
  • Works on both Locked as well as Unlocked bootloader 🙂

Requirements

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11 works very specifically on particular customization firmware version and kernel version so do check your device first whether it is supported or not. If it is not then modify it accordingly.

Requirements for rooting Xperia S LT26i – Device Specific Info 

[ Updated July 22 ] Any customization of Xperia S now is valid for rooting via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13. Ignore the below written text for Xperia S.

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
LT26i (6.2.B.0.211 XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
...

Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1257-8080 which is necessary.

Download LT26i_6.2.B.0.211.ftf I 509 MB

Note :- For Rooting Xperia SL LT26ii  Users

All Xperia SL LT26ii users, if you want to use DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit then you need to flash the above mentioned ftf file for LT26i (  only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file ) then your Xperia SL LT26ii will show “LT26i” in about phone section and your phone will keep on running on 1.7 Ghz so no worry regarding that 😉 You can do it if you want…

Requirements for Rooting  Xperia SP C5302 – Device Specific Info 

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
C5302 (12.0.A.1.xxx XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
...

Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1272-1092 which is necessary.

Download Xperia_SP_C5302_12.0.A.1.284.ftf I 694 MB

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Z C6603 – Device Specific Info 

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
C6603 (10.1.1.A.1.307 XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
...

Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin and System.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1270-6704 which is necessary.

Download C6603_10.1.1.A.1.307_Generic BE.part1.rar I 521 MB

Download C6603_10.1.1.A.1.307_Generic BE.part2.rar I 253 MB

Root Xperia ZL Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 Firmware

Requirements for Rooting Xperia ZL C6503 – Device Specific Info [ UPDATED June 21 ]

If you are not on above firmware version, you will get an error as shown below while running the script.

...
Attempt perf_swevent exploit...
C6503 (10.3.A.0.423 XXXX-XXXX) is not supported.
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Now to proceed, please flash the firmware ftf from below links, you need to flash only “Kernel.sin” file, it’s just simple 😛 Below ftf file is of Cust – 1266-7597 which is necessary.

Download  Xperia_ZL_C6503_10.3.A.0.423_1266-7597_KERNEL-ONLY.ftf

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Acro S LT26w – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia Acro S LT26w
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200
  • Cust – 1266-3278 ( Tested) – Works on any Customization 🙂

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Tablet Z SGP311/2 – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia Tablet Z  SGP311
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 10.1.C.0.370
  • Cust – 1269-4875 ( Tested) – Works on any Customization 🙂

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia Tablet Z  SGP321
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.307
  • Cust – 1271-4097 ( Tested) – Works on any Customization 🙂

Requirements for Rooting Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 – Device Specific Info [ Updated 22 June ]

  • Phone Model – Xperia T LT30p
  • Firmware Version – Jelly Bean 9.1.A.1.141
  • Cust – Works on any Customization 🙂

Detailed Flashing Steps are mentioned here for flashing the ftf files for Xperia S and Z, ZL. 

Manually Install Xperia S LT26i /SL/Acro S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware ftf file – Official Update

Install Manually Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.307 firmware ftf for Xperia Z C6603 / C6602

Xperia ZL C6503 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware ftf

Rooting Xperia S, SP, Z, ZLTutorial Guide using  DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit – STEPS

[ UPDATE – 12 JULY ]

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v16 RELEASED 🙂 Pure One Click Root Method

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v16_perf-event-exploit.zip

[ UPDATE – 25 June ] 

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v15 RELEASED 🙂 Supports ROOTING for Xperia Z C6603/C6602 Android 4.2.2 JB 10.3.A.0.423

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v15_perf-event-exploit.zip

MD5 Sum: 7cfb3cfe82481c910bc0a9847d54ac8f

[ UPDATE – 24 JUNE ] – Now use V14 only.

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14 supports every almost Xperia Device.

Below is list of Xperia Devices which you can root via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14. (Works specifically with mentioned firmware number and almost with every Device variant).

  • Xperia S LT26i 6.2.B.0.211
  • Xperia Z C6603 10.1.1.A.1.307
  • Xperia SP C5302 12.0.A.1.284
  • Xperia ZL C6503 10.3.A.0.423
  • Xperia Tablet Z SGP311/2 10.1.C.0.370
  • Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 10.1.1.A.1.307
  • Xperia T LT30p 9.1.A.1.141
  • Xperia Acro S LT26w 6.2.B.0.200
  • Google Nexus 4 JDQ39
  • LG Optimus G E975 v10e
  • Xperia T LT30p 9.1.A.1.142
  • Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.1.67
  • Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.0.411
  • Xperia V LT25i 9.1.A.1.140
  • Xperia V LT25i 9.1.A.1.142
  • Xperia Acro S LT26w 6.2.B.0.211
  • Xperia SL LT26ii 6.2.B.0.211
  • Xperia P LT22i 6.2.A.1.100
  • Xperia Go ST27i 6.2.A.1.100
  • Xperia Go ST27a 6.2.A.1.100
  • Xperia AX SO-01E 9.1.C.0.473
  • Xperia Z SO-02E 10.1.D.0.343
  • Tablet Z SO-03E 10.1.E.0.265/269
  • Xperia GX SO-04D 7.0.D.1.137
  • Xperia A SO-04E 10.1.1.D.0.179
  • Xperia SX SO-05D 7.0.D.1.137
  • Xperia VL SOL21 9.1.D.0.395
  • Xperia UL SOL22 10.2.F.3.43

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v14_perf-event-exploit.zip 

MD5 Sum: 92c95306a6c37253f5490350d754406f

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v14 supports every almost Xperia Device.

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 supports now rooting for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T

  • Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 ( working for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T )

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v13_perf-event-exploit.zip

MD5 Sum: 40c23b39c984f0520cf45e27f8b8cd51

DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v13 supports now rooting for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, T

  • Download the  DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v12 (working for Xperia S, SP and Z,ZL )

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v12_perf-event-exploit.zip

MD5 Sum: 519ca2a8b457fe7cf1cb17875501adab

Download DooMLoRD_Easy-Rooting-Toolkit_v11_perf-event-exploit.zip -1.99 MB – [ Supports Xperia S, SP, Z ]

or

Download DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11 – Mediafire Mirror Link

  • After downloading the above file, extract it. You will see two folders named with “Files” and “RUNME.bat”.
  • Now execute the “Runme.bat” (do not run as administrator).
  • Follow the instructions as shown on cmd screen as shown below.

Root Xperia S, Z, SP Jelly Bean by DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11l

  • Commands to enter into shell are, type the following commands one by one as per screen instruction.
cd /data/local/tmp
chmod 777 doomed
./doomed
  • As soon as script is finished execution, reboot your device.

What will you get ?

  • It will rot your device using the pref_event exploit.
  • Install BusyBox.
  • Install SU files.

It’s done now you can easily root your Xperia S, SP and Z running on latest Jelly Bean firmware. Many thanks to legendary DooMLoRD for making out this script 🙂

If you are struck at any step do let us know, we will help you out. Please comment below with your queries regarding rooting Xperia SL, Acro S, SP, T and Z, ZL, Tablet Z using DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v11.

Do mention your device while reporting an issue. Check and let us know if it worked for you or not 😛

[ via – XDA, Many thanks to DooMLoRD and team 🙂 ]

Xperia SP C5302 Jelly Bean firmware 12.0.A.1.284 Rolled out

Just now another Xperia handset has got Jelly Bean update. Yesterday Xperia S, SL and Acro S got Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update though it was buggy but still it was a update 😛 Just now Sony Xperia SP C5302 has got Jelly Bean firmware 12.0.A.1.284 update. Previously version of update was 12.0.A.1.257.

If you are a Xperia SP user then here is your chance to Win Xperia C5302 as we are running a Xperia SP C5302 giveaway. To participate in giveaway, Enter here.

Xperia SP C5302 Jelly Bean firmware 12.0.A.1.284

Xperia SP C5303 LTE version has not got this update yet. It seems only HSPA+ handsets have got it yet.

Xperia SP C5302 Jelly Bean firmware 12.0.A.1.284 update has brought out some little changes only. Users are reporting that this update has brought out only camera improvement, any other changelog is unknown. Speed of Auto Focus in camera has improved. Speedy Battery draining issue is there a little bit. If you have updated your Xperia SP do let us know in comments about the firmware changelog.