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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 file now.
    3. Place the downloaded 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 > Yes”.
    7. This will flash 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!

After ages Sony has now officially rolled Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.266 firmware for Xperia SP, just now saw it. 12.1.A.0.266 firmware was certified more than 10 days ago and as promised a bit late Sony is rolling it now. Sony has already rolled android 4.3 firmware for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z a lot ago and still it is awaited for Xperia T, TX and V. No official statement on Sony’s blog has come up regarding 12.1.A.0.266 firmware update rolling.

At present Android 4.3 12.1.A.0.266 firmware is confirmed on Xperia SP C5303 in Malaysia, Australia ( Vodafone AU ), UK, Greece, Central Europe, Netherlands, Bulgaria region over PC Companion, available over SUS also. No OTA for 12.1.A.0.266 firmware seen yet. In India on Xperia SP C5302 no 12.1.A.0.266firmware update notification not seen yet. 12.1.A.0.266 firmware is still seedingand will be soon rolled out in other regions also.

 Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware update

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware About Phone

  • Phone – Xperia SP C5303
  • Android – 4.3
  • firmware Build – 12.1.A.0.266
  • Kernel – 3.4.0
  • Baseband Version – 8960A-AAAAATAZQ-40031007-16

Xperia SP 12.1.A.0.266 firmware changelog / Screenshots 

  • White UI is seen exactly like other Xperia handsets have on android 4.3 update.
  • New Sony Smart Camera app.
  • New Sony media apps with updated versions.
  • New downloadable Xperia themes.
  • New Xperia stock wallpapers and themes.
  • New Xperia Home launcher.
  • UI is a lot smooth.

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High-Powered Hardware

Sony is expected to improve the processor and RAM on the Xperia Z2 Avatar. Leaks indicate that the Z2 will sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2 or 3 GB of RAM, 5 inches of screen with IGZO display and 506-ppi pixel density.

If Sony waits for Qualcomm to finish developing high-class 64-bit processor, we may see another variant of the Xperia Z2 in the middle of 2014.

Operating System

Android 4.4 KitKat is likely the operating system running the Xperia Z2 with brand new features based on the Xperia Z1.

Powerful Camera

Sony isn’t going to let the Xperia line go down in terms of camera power. Rumours reveal that the Z2 will have the same Xperia Z1 20.7 MP Sony G lens with Carl Optics camera modules but with updated Z1-based camera apps such as Motion Shot, TimeShift Burst and AR Effect.

As with flagship standards, we may expect Optical Image Stabilisation, Optical Zooming and Xenon flash on the Xperia Z2.

Technical Specifications

–          5.2 inches of IGZO display with 505ppi pixel density

–          Triluminos with X-Reality display engine for mobile

–          20.7 MP Sony G Lens with Carl Zeiss Optics

–          Xenon flash replacing LED flash

–          Android 4.4 KitKat with Xperia Home UI

–          2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor

–          2 to 3 GB of RAM

–          Wireless charging

–          Exclusive camera apps

–          Waterproof and dust resistant