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

Posted on Sep 10 2013 - 10:08pm by Anurag Kumar

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 :P 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 :)

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

  1. Preetam September 10, 2013 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    In India ? where on C5302 ?

    • tudor September 14, 2013 at 11:44 pm - Reply

      In Romania I updated too my C5302 to.254 just right know, a difference is the status bar, i mean when i open it, it had two columns with settings, just like to the new Z1.

  2. Nonu September 10, 2013 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    change log ? media apps updated or not ?

  3. Ramesh September 10, 2013 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    firmware ftf of unbranded device please ?

  4. Ninchesn September 10, 2013 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    RAM increased ?

  5. Amey September 12, 2013 at 5:21 am - Reply

    What is the size of update file? I’m currently updating it via PCC, almost 1.2+ GB downloaded and still downloading…….

    • Anurag Kumar September 12, 2013 at 8:44 am - Reply

      What GB ? Size is around 750 mb of update

  6. Amey September 12, 2013 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    It downloaded 1.2 GB data in total on my PC, Although my pc shutdown after 300 MB due to power cut, after that continued to download rest of the 900MB. I didn’t had any other app running on PC (only PCC was using the bandwidth) Strange….. Anyway, it updated successfully. Don’t see any major changes though.

    BTW, last night I installed some apps from play store by mistake. Is there any way to uninstall it? Google+ Play Books Play Movies. If I go to Menu -> Uninstall – they’re greyed out.

    • Anurag Kumar September 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      well those are system app can’t be uninstalled unless you are rooted.

  7. abdullah September 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    1)their is no shortcut to camera
    2)you cannot mount both internal and sd card when you connect the phone to pc and
    3) their is wifi performance increase …….
    ……………so far i noticed this difference in this updated ………………..

  8. mohan September 13, 2013 at 8:43 am - Reply

    i got update size of 753.2MB.
    Yes there is a shortcut to camera for me..
    WiFi is connecting very fast for me compared to earlier!!!
    And yes colours look more saturated…
    DJStudio 5 , Play Movies & TV got added in this update for me….

  9. Sandmann September 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Downloaded via PC-Compagnion immediately after post in Germany. WhatsApp notification via LED in stamina mode still not supported! Poor work Sony…

  10. Advait September 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    plz upload indian ftf version…

    • Anurag Kumar September 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm - Reply

      as soon we get it, will update links.

  11. Luka3rd September 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    And how do I flash new rirmware?
    And what are the system localisations on Russian ttf?

    • Anurag Kumar September 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      Russian ftf can be flashed for any region. Use flashtool’s latest version and flash it.
      Do make a back up in case you are using flashtool…do try pc companion also.

  12. vicky September 20, 2013 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    When this android 4.3 update will be released for xperia SP?

  13. vicky September 21, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    or if I use this flashtool to update my phone to android 4.2, will i still be able to upgrade my phone through sony companion when 4.3 is released.

  14. amol rane September 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    will android 4.3 available for Xperia sp??

  15. amol rane September 29, 2013 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    and size of update is showing 103.10 mb ??
    some 1 tell me what to do?

  16. Janaka October 3, 2013 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Can I update my C5302 with the above ftf files?
    Please recheck UK O2 Branded Carrier ftf. It is not available anymore.

  17. dhiraj October 9, 2013 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Looking to buy SP in couple of days can someone please tell me if WiFi issue and touch problem on flat surface has been resolved or not. Is there any touch problem or not?

  18. Tony October 12, 2013 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Gotta sa its a fine update…
    But I m getting Stamina mode problem after the update.. the new apps viz. Google magazines & Google Movies is not letting my stamina mode work at all…
    I tried disabling them and put them in exclusion list.. Still no solution… :(

    And the notification light dosent light up when there is a message… otherwise fine…

  19. soe min htut October 17, 2013 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Can I flash 12.0.A.2.254 for c 5303 firmware to C 5302?

    • Anurag Kumar October 17, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Yes you can flash, but you will get lte settings option and c5303 in about phone that can be edited after root.

  20. Manzur October 30, 2013 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    More notification toggles added, transparent status bar in lock screen, these are the changes which are most visible

  21. Abhinav November 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    U have specified RAM 1GB and you have provided just 766MB .

    Whats this issue ? If this remains same , I want my money back.

    • Anurag Kumar November 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      are you kidding me ? The rest amount of RAM is used by “Firmware, apps pre installed”. Isn’t it the same case in your Computer….

      In every phone it is (except those use stock android ui ), some RAM is used by the android firmware ui itself and the rest is available for users. Same is the case for internal storage.

      did you ask money back from your computer / laptop provider huh ?

  22. yasir December 9, 2013 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I just downloaded this new firmware right after I purchase few days ago…lets just say,4 days ago…its a good thing that sony’s just rolled out a new update…but its not as good as we all know…its started with the display problem…after update,when I locked the screen,sometimes it only shows a blank screen (grey) and I have to push the power button approximately 2,3 times then I can see the lock screen…other than that,well u can see it on sony blog that lots of people complaining their device to the manufacturer….thats all I can say now….but I still going to wait for new upgrading os from sony and see if that new os upgrade can solve the problem…

  23. shantanu January 15, 2014 at 7:59 am - Reply

    hello anurag ,the new update links is not working here and both of the file is removed from the servers. can you provide a new link for updation

  24. vyom February 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    i have successfully updated my xperia sp to 4.3
    but i am not getting the developers option in the settings

    • Anurag Kumar February 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      tap 5 times on build number in about phone option.

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