Sony still lists Xperia SP, T and V Android 4.3 updates as being scheduled for December 2013. But only leaked ROMs are available now

Sony still lists Xperia SP, T and V Android 4.3 updates as being scheduled for December 2013. But only leaked ROMs are available now
Last month, we informed owners of Sony’s Xperia SP, Xperia T and Xperia V that their smartphones were about to get official updates to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (while the Xperia SP should also receive KitKat at some point).

Unfortunately, no update has been rolled out yet to any of the three smartphones. What’s more, Sony Mobile’s official website is still listing Android 4.3 for the Xperia SP, T and V as being ready for launch in December 2013. That’s not nice, Sony, really. You could at least update the handsets’ support pages with new estimated release dates.

Meanwhile, if you’re the adventurous type of user, leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROMs for the Xperia SP (C5302 / C5303) and Xperia T (LT30p) can be downloaded from the XDA Developers Forum. Only owners of devices with unlocked bootloaders can install these unofficial updates, though. You'll find links to the threads containing the ROMs below.

Here's hoping that the official updates will arrive in the near future!

sources: Sony Mobile (1), (2), (3), XDA Developers Forum (1), (2)



1. fadingdust

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 09, 2013

Thanks for following up on this guys - I've been refreshing that damn page every day of this year.. *sigh*. This is what I expected when I bought Sony in the first place - their 4.1 update was 2-3 months late last year (into Feb) as well.

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Well, I guess customers will just have to wait until the next December 2013.

3. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Also worth mentioning, a new build for SP, T and V was certified few days ago, meaning that there were bugs on the firmware that was meant to release on December.

4. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Needless to say, they still haven't delivered their scheduled update and that is bad business for them.

5. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Ohh could you forget xperia S?it was flagship.too bad sony

7. mrbtree98

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

they can't update it because of Qualcomm stopping support for the snapdragon s3 soc. the sony acro s and ion are also in this boat. so is the htc one s c2. sony and htc need the official board support packages and drivers for them to update their devices and with qualcomm no longer developing these for the s3 soc. no more support to newer versions of android

9. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Well that's Fked... buyer beware

6. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

It's not a flagship phone, but surely it's not the mid-end one. With MSM8960T, Dualcore Krait, 1GB ram, and Andreno 320 GPU, Xperia SP can run the next 2 version of Android I believe. And yes only of Sony want to update it :D

8. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

every day i visit SONY website to check this since december and i always got this(nothing) for my SONT XPERIA SP

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