How-To: Update Sony Xperia L C2104/C2105 To Android 4.2.2 [15.3.A.0.26] Official Firmware

Last updated: July 1, 2020.

Update Sony Xperia L

Sony’s mid-range smartphone, the Xperia L, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box but Sony has recently been rolling out an Update Sony Xperia L for the Xperia L to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

If you have a Xperia L, you can update your device by using Sony PC companion.  Just connect your phone to a PC and check for the update.  You can also use OTA updates.  However, this official updates can take a while to react the different regions.

If the official update for Xperia L to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean has not hit your region yet and you just can’t wait, you can update your device manually.  In this guide, we’re going to show you a method that can do just that.

Prepare your phone:

  1. Make sure that your device is a Sony Xperia L. Using this method could brick any other device. Check your device model by going to Settings>About Device.
  2. Make sure that your phone’s battery has at least over 60 percent of its charge.
  3. Make sure you have downloaded and installed both Sony PC Companion and Sony Flashtool.


  1. Back up all important contacts, messages and call logs.
  2. Have an original data cable that can establish a connection between the phone and PC.


The appropriate firmware for your device:

  • Download Android 4.2.2 [15.3.A.0.26] Firmware for Sony Xperia L C2104 here
  • Download Android 4.2.2 [15.3.A.0.26] Firmware for Sony Xperia L C2105 here

Update the Sony Xperia L to Android 4.2.2:

  1. The downloaded firmware file is in .ftf format. Place this .ftf file in Flashtool, in the Firmware folder.

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  1. When you’ve placed the .ftf file in your Firmware folder, open Sony Flashtool.
  2. In Flashtool you will notice a lightening button on the top left corner. Hit it.
  3. You will be asked to select if you want to run Flashmode or Fastboot mode. Choose Flash mode.
  4. Select the .ftf file that you placed in the Firmware folder. Copy the options presented in the photo below.


  1. When your screen looks like the photo, hit the Flash button. The .ftf file will begin loading.



  1. When the File is loaded, a pop-up will appear. This pop-up will prompt you to connect your phone to a PC.a7 (1)
  1. Connect your phone in flash mode to the PC. To do so:
    1. Turn off your device.
    2. Keeping the volume down key pressed, connect the phone to your PC using the original data cable.
    3. When you see a Green LED on your phone, you have successfully connected your phone and your PC.
    4. Let go of the volume down key.
  2. Once you have connected your phone and your PC in flash mode, flashing should start automatically. When you see “flashing done”, the installation is complete.
  3. Disconnect your phone from the PC and turn it back on. Android 4.2.2 firmware should start running on your device.
  4. If you want to be sure, you can verify the installation by going to Settings>About Devices>Firmware.

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