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Is my Xperia Z3 hopelessly locked or there's still second chance? (Forgot pattern, USB debugging on but not OEM unlock so can't flash)

So basically I have a Stock Sony Xperia Z3 Docomo variant (if I recall correctly it was D6653) that I used all the way from 2017, until I had to store it on my desk cabinet for two years because the ...
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How to fix LineageOS 18.1 bootloop on Sony Xperia XZ3?

I installed LineageOS 18.1 following official guide and also installed MindTheGapps. Now I am stuck in infinite loop of booting: LineageOS logo flashes for few seconds and phone reboots same thing ...
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Sony flashing app Emma says "Unable to connect to the network"

I am on Windows 7 64bit SP1: I downloaded flash tool for Sony Xperia called "Emma", and after I installed it and run it, it exits with error "Unable to connect to the network, please ...
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Why FlashTool isn't detecting firmware?

I'm trying to flash stock Android 8 onto my Xperia X F5121. Please see screenshots below: What did I miss ?
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Xperia X F5121 won't boot past splash screen

I'd appreciated any feedback on the below. I followed this https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/rom-10-0-aosp-suzu-sonyxperiadev-q-builds.3969967/ thread about upgrading Xperia X F5121 from Android 8 to ...
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Guide says to install TWRP image but TWRP can't read it. What now?

I'm following this https://www.getdroidtips.com/android-10-q-sony-xperia-x guide to upgrade from Android 8 to Android 10. I'm having issue with the fifth step that says "In recovery menu, tap on ...
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Why fastboot isn't accepting unlocking code I received from Sony?

I'm following this https://www.getdroidtips.com/android-10-q-sony-xperia-x guide about changing ROM of my phone to Android 10. My Xperia X is stuck on Android 8 and isn't getting any further upgrades. ...
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Is Android 11 "flashable" on Xperia X F5121?

sorry I'm not sure if "flashable" is even a word but my Xperia X is stuck on Android 8 and I've seen an article speaking about the possibility to upgrade it to Android 11 with TWRP recovery ...
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Xperia XZ1 won't boot after changing to pseudolocale

This would be the most ridiculous brick I've encountered 😄 What I did: Having enabled Developer options, I tried setting cibarA [XB] (Arabic when reversed) as my main language. As I figured out now, ...
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How to separate settings for each user with Android's multi-user?

I had to use one android device for a while with multiple people, so I adopted the multi-user function. This seems to work at first because it separates video and audio files for each user. However, ...
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Find out which app is making internet request

I'm tracing my network's DNS calls for a few days (using Pi-Hole to block ads and tracking) and I noticed that on my phone, something is calling checkip.amazonaws.com every 5-10 minutes. As I find ...
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Limiting Display Frame Rate to Lower

Is in Android there is an available database set for limits display frame rate? If they’re available, is using ADB/Root (Terminal), or how, or even it can't? I've been searching this for years, and ...
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Strange touchscreen problems on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

I'm having a strange touchscreen issue with an Xperia Z1 Compact. It's generally working fine with no obvious physical damage. Awhile back it was triggering random touch events. I eventually peeled ...
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How to flash firmware from XperiFirm? Can Newflasher save user data?

My phone is stuck in a bootloop and I would like to try to fix it by flashing stock firmware. I used XperiFirm to download firmware. But then in Flashtool it won't load. I tried going to tools -> ...
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Prompt "Use USB to ... (charge this device, ...)" keeps coming up

I'm trying to connect my Xperia X to my laptop and after hitting "Transfer files" connection is attempted but won't establish and defaults back to charging. Doesn't matter how many times I ...
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Relock bootloader - "FAILED (remote: unknown command)"

I'm getting rid of my Sony XZ2 Compact. I just flashed the original firmware using Emma and now I'm trying to relock the bootloader. I've tried running fastboot oem lock and fastboot flashing lock ...
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Recover phone data with a broken screen

Is it possible to recover data from my Xperia X whose screen is shattered(completely black). It's running Android Oreo and USB debugging is OFF. Unfortunately screen replacement is not available in my ...
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Google play services deleted, how to repair without play store?

I somehow destroyed Google Play Services while clearing cache n search history cause Play Store kept hanging up indefinitely when trying to download apps. My Google account then kept pinging the ...
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Boot on Charger, power down on charger remove and autostart app

I am looking to do the following: Auto boot device on charger connection. Auto start an app on boot. Auto power down on charger disconnection. It looks like I'll need at least one app to do this, ...
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Will a hard reset remove any malicious software/viruses/malware from my Experia X?

I suspect my phone is compromised, and if a simple hard reset will fix all potential problems, I'll do that. Will that solve all potential problems? I'm concerned that the guy who just replaced my ...
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Xperia xa2 restart loop

I have purchased Sony Xperia XA2 from UK. Initially had this problem of the phone in restart loop mode when I memory is more than 95%.for this once it gets started I immediately delete all large files....
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Android 9 on Sony Xperia XA2 not accepting any incoming connections on WiFi

I got an XA2 and did all the updates, which gave me Android 9. I have a few other Android devices but all on versions 6 to 8. I routinely use FTP servers on Android devices to get files onto them. ...
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Dropped cell phone in water.display is working but touch is not responsive

I accidentally dropped my Sony Xperia XA2 in water. I quickly picked the phone switched it off and tried to dry by using hair dryer for few seconds. Then wiped it with a cloth. After which I ...
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Factory reset (Software repair) Sony Xperia XCompact (and all other Xperia smartphones) that have software issues like a boot loop

I'd like to share how you can reset your Xperia even if it doesn't boot (start) anymore! It not only helps to break a boot loop, it also helps to unlock the phone if you forgot your smartphone lock ...
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Xperia XA2: Stuck on "Sending 'boot.img'"

I unlocked my bootloader, and did: sudo adb reboot bootloader sudo ./fastboot boot ~/Downloads/twrp-3.2.2-0-pioneer.img But it gets stuck on sending: creating boot image... creating boot image - ...
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Deleted photos reappear after reboot, new photos dissapear

I try to delete all the pictures I have on my SD card. I just select all of them and click the trash icon. When I finish, I see an empty folder, as expected. I make a new photo. And then I reboot my ...
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Sony Xperia X Rooting issue when the unlock bootloader flag is set to no

I am trying to unlock a Sony Xperia X that was locked to a Canadian carrier (Freedom). The previous owner sold me the phone unlocked (SIM) but he failed to unlock the bootloader. I followed the ...
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Rooting Sony Xperia xa2 ultra

I permanently deleted my "DCIM" folder from my internal storage while connected to my pc using a usb cable, before unlocking the bootloader and factory resetting my phone and rooting my phone and ...
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Seemingly dead Sony Z5 Compact gets detected as QHSUSB Bulk

My 2 year old Z5c (E5823, non rooted, official Sony Nougat update) died while updating some app, and doesn’t show any signs of life since then. Connecting the charger doesn’t turn on LED indicator, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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