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Sony’s Xperia TX is a mid-range Android powered device that sports a nice 4.5 inches display with 323 ppi, Sony has used Dual Core Krait CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz in the device accompanied by Adreno 225 GPU and a RAM of 1 GB. What makes this device even more attractive is it’s very nice 13 MP camera shooter at the back and a 1.3 MP on the front is fixed as well. Out of the box, Xperia TX runs on Android 4.0 ICS. Xperia TX is quiet same as Xperia T, differs in some minor specs only.

Xperia TX has been recently updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean based on build number 9.2.A.0.295. The update packs up some UI changes, bug fixes and performance enhancements. The new firmware surely needs a new method to get rooted and the root users maybe looking out their for a way to go beyond the boundaries after updating their device to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Well, we’ve found a working method and in the following post we are going to explain it. You got to move a little forward with us, before we head towards the installation instructions, many of you might not be familiar with what is root access and why you should root your phone,so, to make it more clear let’s have a look on a brief intro of root access first.

Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

Installation instructions:

    1. This guide is only for Sony Xperia TX LT29i. Do not try this on any other model, please check your device’s mode in Settings > About Device.
    2. The Root instructions are only for TX LT29i running 9.2.A.0.295 firmware. Check your firmware version in Settings > About Device and make sure that it matches the one mentioned here.
    3. Please make sure that your phone’s battery is charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the recovery flashing process.
    4. Before applying any custom treatment to your device, it is always highly recommended to backup each and everything, so that in case something goes wrong you can still have all of your important data safe and secure. Backup each and everything on your Android phone as follows:
    5. Backup all your important contacts, find the full guide here.
    6. Backup all your important sms messages, find the full guide here.
    7. Backup all your important call logs, find the full guide here.
    8. Backup all your important media content manually. (Copy to your PC.)
    9. Backup all your apps / data. If you’ve rooted your device, use Titanium Backup to do so. Follow the full guide here.
    10. Backup your current system using a custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) if you’ve flashed one. This is recommended in case something goes wrong with rooting your phone, you can use the custom recovery and return to the old working state of your system.
    11. Make sure that you read the instructions carefully and applied all precautionary measures. Let’s go ahead.

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SONY in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

How to Root Xperia TX Running Latest Android 4.3 9.2.A.0.295 Firmware:

    1. You need to install CWM recovery first. Follow our full guide here to install it on your device.
    2. Download Supersu.zip file now.
    3. Place the downloaded Supersu.zip file on your phone’s sd card.
    4. Now boot into CWM recovery on your phone. To do so, turn off your device first. Now turn it on, as soon as you see the Pink LED, press the Volume Up Key rapidly.
    5. You should see the CWM recovery interface shortly.
    6. Once in CWM, select “Install Zip > Choose Zip from SDcard > Select SuperSu.zip > Yes”.
    7. This will flash SuperSu.zip file, once flashing is complete, reboot your device.
    8. Find SuperSu in app drawer now. You can also install Root Checker app from Play Store to check root.
    9. Congrats! You’re rooted now!

Sony Xperia M gets another Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware certification from PTCRB running two build versions – 15.4.A.0.23 and 15.5.A.0.18. It has been designed respectively for Xperia M C1904 and C1905, and Xperia M Dual C2004 and C2005.

New Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

PTCRB certified a new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware for both Xperia M and Xperia M Dual. Newest firmware for Xperia M single-SIM runs build version 15.4.A.0.23 which will upgrade it from version 15.4.A.0.21 while Xperia M dual-SIM will get 15.5.A.0.18 upgrading it from 15.5.A.0.16.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean 15.4.A.0.23 is compatible for Xperia M single-SIM models C1904 and C1905, and the 15.5.A.0.18 is for Xperia M dual-SIM models C2004 and C2005. It looks like Sony Mobile already having incremental upgrades with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for Xperia M before the official rollout happens.

Network Carriers

In France, SFR wireless carrier released recently the change logs of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with build version 15.4.A.0.21.

1.      Upgrade to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

2.      Faster user interface

3.      Updated multimedia apps from Sony: WALKMAN, ALBUM and Movies

4.      Integration of customised themes via Xperia Themes feature

5.      Updated bookmarks on the Chrome browser

Vodafone Australia confirmed testing of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for Xperia M but there is no timeline yet for the official rollout. Xperia SP and Xperia TX new Android 4.3 firmware are already set for testing which provides quick maintenance release while Xperia Z owners can now download the quick maintenance release of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Sony Mobile has no announcement yet regarding the official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for Xperia L and Xperia C.

Android 4.4 KitKat Upgrade Plans

Unfortunately, Sony Mobile did not include Xperia M single-SIM, Xperia M dual-SIM, Xperia L and Xperia C on their latest Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans for the first quarter of 2014.

Source: Ibutimes

Just six months after Samsung Electronics released its first smartwatch, the company will start selling three more.

Following up on the Android-based Galaxy Gear that came out in September, Samsung unveiled a trio of new watches this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The South Korean electronics giant seems to be flooding the zone in the hopes of running out the clock on Apple before it can release the much-anticipatediWatch.

Samsung’s Gear 2, which has a built-in camera, and Gear 2 Neo, which doesn’t, can wirelessly connect with smartphones and run apps designed for a relatively new operating system championed by Samsung called Tizen A third watch, the Gear Fit, has a curved screen, runs basic software and is positioned more as a health device to rival the Fitbit — though it does tell the time.

The smartwatch wave isn’t isolated to Samsung. Motorola Mobility, which Google is selling to China’s Lenovo Group, said in Barcelona that it plans to release a smartwatch this year, and CNETreports that LG Electronics is working on one, too.

Seriously, they might as well call it Mobile Watch Congress. HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone company that’s currently in the red, is expected to be demonstrating the first of three wearable devices behind closed doors in Barcelona, my colleague Tim Culpan reported. On the show floor, Sony is showing the SmartBand, and Huawei Technologies has the TalkBand.

“We think that wearables in the future can be a large market,” Colin Giles, an executive vice president at Shenzhen, China-based Huawei, told Bloomberg News in an interview this week at Mobile World Congress.

Not everyone is convinced. Despite a marketing blitz, Samsung’s original Galaxy Gear was met with a lukewarm reception. Research firm IHS estimates the market for wearable devices, which includes smartwatches, to be worth less than $20 billion a year until at least 2015. Apple alone sold more than that in iPhones last quarter.

Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes wrote in a note last week that a smartwatch isn’t going to move the needle for Apple’s business. A spokeswoman for Apple declined to comment.

Timing is everything. Apple isn’t always the first, but it’s shown a knack for putting together the right list of features in a well-designed package along with marketing that shows people why they need to have one. There were plenty of music players on the market before the iPod.

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty estimates that an Apple watch could generate as much as $17.5 billion in its first year on the market. That would be just under what the iPad did in its first full year available.

Of course, the tech industry is very different from the days of the iPod. For one, Samsung is relentless. First impressions of the Gear Fit coming from Barcelona have been glowing. If Samsung keeps releasing a handful of new watches every six months, it might just find a winner.