The new kid on the block may be Android 4.4 KitKat, but a large number of device have yet to receive the now outdated Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. It can take a while for these updates to be released, they go through various processes before they are ultimately released for the end user. Recently, there has been chatter that the Android 4.3 update for Sony Xperia SP and Xperia T is just around the corner. Apparently the update is in the final stage of testing. While there’s no word on the official release, a pre-release build of the update has leaked online for these two devices.
The Android 4.3 update for Xperia T carries build number 9.2.A.0.278, and 12.1.A.0.256 for the Xperia SP. Screenshots of these pre-release test builds were leaked earlier this week, now the firmware files have appeared online. Those who are interesting in installing the leaked update on their device should keep in mind that its meant for devices with unlocked bootloaders only. Moreover, flashing unofficial firmware files is a bit tricky and may brick the device if something goes wrong. So only go ahead with the install if you’re absolutely sure of what you’re doing. It is expected that the official Android 4.3 update for Xperia SP and Xperia T will be released in the very near future. Those who can’t wait can grab the update for Xperia SP from here, and for the Xperia T from here.