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Xperia S Backup & Restore: Could not back up media files and downloaded apps with data

When I tried backing up my Xperia S, the default Backup & Restore would backup only system apps. It says "Could not back up" for "Media files" and for "Downloaded apps with data". Screenshot:
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Why does Apps->Running show 686 mb total ram instead of 1 gb? [duplicate]

My Xperia S is supposed to have 1 GB of RAM. But when I went to Settings->Apps->Running, it shows 542+144=686 MB. Also, someone else has noticed the same problem of 686 MB RAM. Why is it not showing ...
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Set holding the home screen button to show recent apps list, instead of Google Search

Holding the home screen used to show the recent apps list, but then an update changed this, and now it starts a Google search instead, while tapping it twice is now used to show the recent apps list. ...
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whatsapp message deleted from my chat history

I have uninstalled whatsapp from my settings and a couple of hours later I reinstalled. I have successfully recovered all my chat messages back except an important message that I sent yesterday, which ...
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Sony Xperia S - suddenly can't connect to PC anymore (it was working before)

I see there are various threads for Galaxy S3 having this problem, but my phone is Sony Xperia S. My phone used to connect to PCs fine, but today when I tried connecting to my laptop it wouldn't ...
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Why does “Xperia Keyboard” use up mobile traffic?

I checked Settings->Data Usage, and an app called "Xperia Keyboard" has used up 513 KB of mobile traffic. Why would the keyboard app need to use 513 KB of mobile data? It's a keyboard app, why does ...
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Does Xperia S support HDR?

As the title says, does anyone know if Xperia S supports the HDR feature? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It usually refers to the method of capturing images having “greater dynamic range ...
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Xperia S, sleep-to-snap not capturing automatically

Xperia S has the sleep-to-snap function: A single key press takes you from sleep to snap in just over a second. But when I press the shutter-button, the phone wakes, goes into camera mode, but ...
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Is there any way to know the cause I cannot install app from Google Play [duplicate]

I'm using Sony Xperia S (also I have old SE Xperia X10 Mini) and want to install mytaxi app. But Google Play says that I'm not eligible to do this and I do not understand why! I've found an apk in the ...
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My Sony Xperia S started rebooting after i installed Beats Audio Installation

I was looking through the Google Play Store after I rooted my Sony Xperia S The other day, and came upon the app "Beats Audio Installation" & Downloaded it and then when i opened the app and ...
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Is it possible to install unmodified, unadulterated and pure Android on a Sony Xperia S? [duplicate]

I'm willing to buy a Sony Xperia S, but in my opinion, the modifications Sony made to Android is just horrible. So, is it possible to install the last version of Android unmodified? And, if so, how ...
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How to change camera default save location?

When I was using the camera of my Sony Xperia S, the following message popped up. So how do you change the default save location of your camera (as highlighted with red underline)? Note: Yes, my ...
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Is there way to switch between proxy settings on ICS?

I have an Xperia S running 4.0.4. I often need to switch to a proxy for accessing a test server. I can do this fine by modifying my Wifi connection, selecting to show advanced options and then ...
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how to remove sticky (permanent) notifications from notification bar?

I have a buggy app installed in my phone, which sometimes creates permanent download progress notification with animated icon but fails to remove it from notification bar by its own. I tried to ...
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Import SMS messages from Samsung .nef file to Sony Xperia S

How can I import my SMS message from a Samsung phone to a Sony one? New PS Studio gave me a .nef file that I can't import to my Sony phone.
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How to disable lock screen in ICS when VPN is set? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting to VPN forces having secure screen lock I have Sony Xperia S with ICS 4.0.4 stock rom (rooted), I need to have a VPN account set in my phone, but when I add a ...
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Is there currently an easy way to root Sony Xperia S with stock ICS 4.0.4 ROM?

I'm looking for an easy way, which doesn't need Unlocking bootloader or flashing Roms, just like root solution for SE 2011 devices (one click). It's because I currently use my Xperia S for development ...