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Questions tagged [sony-xperia]

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I no longer get system updates on my unlocked Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact since moving to New Zealand

My Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact's installed firmware is 47.1.A.16.20, installed on 19 Sept 2018. The Android security patch level is listed as 1 September 2018. Manually going to system updates says that ...
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Rooting a Sony Xperia L1 G3312, Android 7.0

Recently I bought a new Xperia and I thought it would be very easy to root it (in my 2014 it was really easy). But I'm stuck: I can't find any detailed instructions about rooting my smartphone. Okay, ...
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Service Tests - Security - what do the settings mean?

I have been shown how to use a code in the dialer to access the Testing menu on my Sony Xperia. I believe that checking the settings in Service Tests/Security can reveal whether the phone has been ...
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How to set default Google account on Sony Xperia ST21i?

I have set up a google account for a friend with this phone model, and we cannot make the phone to have it as a default account, nor sign in to Google.
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Could someone have installed a ROM virus on my Xperia XA?

I posted this question over at XDA forum but I hope someone here may be able to help. I recently went on vacation and left my Xperia XA F3111 at home. Someone had access to it for over 2 weeks and ...
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Blackberry Hub: can't get new notification from apps (Facebook/Slack/Skype)

I've just setup Blackberry Hub on my new Sony XA1+ (android 8.0) phone. It's work well with my 2 email addresses but can't get notifications from apps on phone like Facebook/Messenger/Skype/Slack. ...
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Sony Xperia XZ Premium goes out of silent mode when connecting to Bluetooth

I have my phone set to silent (vibrate) mode and have noticed that when I connect to a bluetooth device, the phone 'exits' silent mode and the ringer volume is enabled again. This is especially ...
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Exclude some apps from “close all”

Is there a way to exclude some apps from "close all"? I sometimes have many apps open on my device and want to quit them all except Spotify (for example) because I am listening to music while doing ...
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synch the contacts on my Android with the current contacts on Google Contacts

I have recently changed number, but kept the same device (Sony Xperia XA1). With the previous number, I saved my contacts in Google Contacts. Before I changed the sim on my device, I erased some ...
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Xperia XZ recording video sync problems

I have an Xperia XZ F8331 with Android 8.0.0, which has been working fine for months. Recently, however, whenever I record a video it works for a few seconds, then the picture will freeze for a short ...
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Cannot flash system into Xperia E C1505

I have problem with my rooted Xperia E C1505 with unlocked bootloader. I'm trying to flash system but it always end with error. What I tried: fastboot flash system system.img Ends up with: target ...
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How to restore backup from Google Drive

I've a Sony Xperia Z tablet (SGP311) that has a specific setting to enable online backups. It reads (translated from Spanish): Back up application data, wifi passwords and other settings in Google ...
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How can I make my phone synchronize data more reliably?

Problem My phone, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, doesn't like synchronizing my data. Sometimes it takes hours for my email and chat notifications to go through, and if I take some photos, it is very ...
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Sony XPeria T service menu app missing

I just found out that I have a Sony XPeria T, not a Sony XPeria Z1 Compact. After years of owning it. Wow. So I wanted to try some things that I previously discarded because they weren't possible with ...
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Disable “unlock with voice” notifications Xperia XA1

tl:dr - despite repeatedly choosing the "no thanks" option, my phone keeps displaying notifications to setup voice unlock. I Say "no" - as far as I know it is not enabled - but an hour later it asks ...
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Battery drain and bad mobile-data Sony Xperia Z5 compact Nougat 7.1.1

I charge my phone in the evening and have it turned off over night. So i turn it on in the morning with 100% battery. However after the 7.1.1 update the battery life has gone to shit. I used to go ...
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Sony Xperia Z Ultra Water damage, LED blinking Red continuously, vibrates, does not start at all

my sony xperia z ultra happens to came in contact with water and now it does not turn on. i've tried a few methods on the SonyMobile Support website like Power button + Volume Down, Pushing the Red ...
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Cusmic Flow live wallpaper is not working in android oreo

There was a wallpaper cosmic flow live wallpaper which was a default live wallpaper in Sony Xperia s and some other devices as well. Previously the app was working on all devices but now it is not ...
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My Android's DND quit working. What happened?

I have a Sony Xperia XA2. It's rooted, and DND worked just dandy for the first two-ish months or so after I got it. But now, despite me having automatic rules, it never actually goes into DND, and I ...
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Cannot change mobile network Sony Xperia V

I have a Xperia V device which worked fine until few days ago. I still use 3G SIM, and I've enabled WCDMA(preffered)/GSM from settings menu (Settings->More>Mobile Networks->Network Mode). This works ...
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Sony Xperia X on Nougat, Cell Information app won't stay off

I recently bought an Xperia X to replace an older sony phone I had. After getting it set up, there is an application called "Cell Information" that constantly shows in my notification bar. the only ...
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What is MTK NLP Service?

I have a Sony XPERIA M5 Dual (E5663) with stock Android 6.0. Recently I found that my GPS is activated without any app running. I checked Locations in the settings and found an app called MTK NLP ...
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Does my World Clock have an Error (Time for Jameica/Kingston)

So I am in Berlin and try to see the time of Jameica. Berlin is currently UTC+2, Jameica UTC-5 -> makes -7 difference. I tried this around 11:30 local time, and expected 5:30, but what I got is 20:30....
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Developer Mode Dangers

I want to enter developer more, How do you see Memory usage in Android O?, but am wondering if there are any dangers in doing so. Obviously I could change things and mess up, but will I open security ...
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No sensor detected on Xperia ZR (in dumpsys deviceidle )

trying to debug Doze behavior on my Xperia ZR (LineageOS 14.1 / Android 7.1) $ adb shell dumpsys deviceidle mLightEnabled=true mDeepEnabled=true mForceIdle=false mMotionSensor=null ...
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Sony Experia E5 microphone only produces static when I talk

I noticed that in my last two phone calls noone was able to hear me talk. I tried to send a Whatsapp voice message. When I listened to it, I discovered that when I talk the only thing that can be ...
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What is LOWI and/or lowiutils? Getting channel error trying to connect to AC/N networks.

Can someone explain to me what LOWI and LOWIUTils are? The context is trying to get a phone to connect to AC/N wifi. Running nouget. Phone is fully capable. This is on 5ghz. It refuses to ...
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No notifications when display sleeps

I moved from iPhone to Android recently. I love it, but there are some quirks, which I am sure must just be wrong settings. On the iPhone, when the screen is in sleep (ie off), if someone texts me, ...
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Charge Sony Xperia M4 Aqua with damaged charging port

My Sony Xperia Aqua's charging port is damaged, and I am unable to charge my phone. I have already ordered one for replacement, but until it comes I cannot use it. Is there a way to charge it?
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Xperia Facebook messenger acting strange

My sony xperia xa1 decvice keeps reinstalling why looks like a dated version of Facebook and messenger..have I been hacked? Screenshot (click to enlarge)
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Some apps change their notification importance

Some apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram have an extremely annoying behaviour reguarding notifications on Android 8.0.0. If I head to the Settings app > Apps & notifications > App info > WhatsApp >...
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Wine 3.2 not working on Android Oreo

I downloaded the latest version of Wine from here (ARM version, tried X86 and it wouldn't install) and ran it on Sony Xperia XZ Premium running Android Oreo. Installation was successful but when I ...
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XPERIA XA1 - Alarm clock not working if device switched off

Before XA1 - actually a 3 days ago - I had my previous smartphone called Alcatel One Touch Pop C7 7041D. When I set my morning alarm and switched off the smartphone (and I really mean switched off not ...
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How can an Android smartphone pretend to be a tablet? (App UI like tablets)

Smartphones have heavy restrictions, compared to tablets. Many applications, even homescreen and lockscreen, enforce vertical rotation. http://www.quora.com/Its-2016-Why-wont-my-homescreen-and-my-...
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problems with SDCard after partitioning

I'm using a rooted XPeria Z1c. Recently I got myself a bigger SDCard (128 GB) and I decided to use 2 partitions. I started 'adb shell' then partitioned the card using sm partition disk:<disk_id>...
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fastboot stuck on sending 'boot'

I'm trying to flash cm13 boot.img to my phone and it stuck on this for more than 20 minutes: $fastboot flash boot boot.img target didn't report max-download-size sending 'boot' (5760 KB)... and ...
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Is it possible to reset to factory settings without USB Debug?

Is there any way to reset to factory settings without the USB debug? I have an Sony Xperia E3 model number D2203. The reason is I bought it 2 years ago and stopped using it 6 months after, but now I ...
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Installing the Xperia Keyboard on non-Xperia devices

I recently went from a Sony Xperia phone to a Huawei P10 Lite. I very much appreciated the Xperia keyboard I had, and would like to install it on this phone. I thought that it would work on all ...
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Sony Xperia Z3 - Lollipop - Signal bar disappeared, no SIM would work

I'm experiencing problems with my 2 yo Sony Xperia Z3. Today i've changed the SIM card from polish T-Mobile to Orange (I've been using Orange for alot of time, even this particular SIM, and 1 month ...
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Control android phone via PC

I owned a Sony Xperia SP running Android 4.2.2, and its touchscreen partially stopped functioning after it fell down accidentally and cracked the display. Now its touch is completely not working. Is ...
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How to downgrade Sony Xperia Z1s C6916?

Edit: I got flashtool to work on pc. It seems the device and everything, but the program does not see downloaded firmwares, even if they were downloaded from the software itself. What I'm trying to ...
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Xperia M4 Aqua loop-crashes infinitely when trying to connect to my wifi network

This morning I woke up and dropped my xperia down to the floor. When I would connect to my wifi network, my xperia would loop-crash infinitely. My xperia runs on Marshmallow (6.0.1) To fix this ...
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Where do Sony Android phones store deleted pictures?

I was thinking to copy the specific file to my PC and scan it with third party application. Is this possible?
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Xperia Z5 compact recovery mode

My son has forgotten his password to his phone and USB debugging mode was never enabled. I'm trying to wipe all the system but I haven't been able to enter recovery mode , I tried holding down power ...
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How to re-install EAP 802.1x authentication methods?

Is there any way to reinstall the EAP authentication methods? or Am I doomed to do a factory reset? I can't connect to my enterprise Wi-Fi because it only has "EAP-SIM" selected and there's no way to ...
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How to fix “Unable to mount storage” error while trying to root xperia phone?

In order to root a Sony Xperia XA phone (using an Ubuntu computer and USB connection) I follow the steps described here until step 12. First, I am not able to select Micro SDCard. But I am able to ...
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Unable to reboot Sony Xperia XA in recovery mode

In order to root a Sony Xperia XA phone I followed the steps described here, until the step to reboot the device in recovery mode. Using an Ubuntu computer and the phone connected by USB, I ran the ...
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How can I update the fastboot driver for my Sony Xperia device

I Need to unlock the bootloader of my Sony xperia m2 dual. It's currently in stock. As soon as I connected my device in fastboot mode by pressing volume up button and connecting the USB cable my ...
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“not enough storage” - SD Card - Sony Xperia XA - Android 7

I have a Sony Xperia XA and I recently updated to android 7. I also just bought a new SD card with 32GB. But when I try to transfer apps to my SD card it always shows the massage "not enough ...
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How to create a recovery partition?

I have a Sony Xperia SP with 'Bootloader unlock allowed: No'. I want to flash a custom ROM to the device but there seems to be no recovery partition on it, so I cannot install TWRP or use fastboot. ...