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Tried to unlock Sony Xperia 5 III bootloader - now: "FAILED (Write to device failed (no link))"

As per title, I am trying to unlock the bootloader on my Sony Xperia 5 III. I have the global variant (XQ-BQ52) and confirmed it is unlockable. I am on W10 Ryzen based desktop system. I tried to ...
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Xperia XZ1 - impossible to access bootloader after factory reset

I have this Xperia XZ1 which I unlocked the bootloader in the past to install custom Lineage through TWRP. As the distro wasn't working correctly with my carrier I reseted it to an official one. ...
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Unable to remove malware, even after factory reset and system flash. Sony Xperia 1 IV, XQ-CT72

I had a rooted phone, in which I misclicked an apk and installed it. Almost immediately I uninstalled it and disabled the network (I also had afwall and netguard enabled). However it was too late. I ...
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Know password, but can't type it

Xperia 5 II. No root. No bootloader is open. Debug mode is enabled, but ADB requires authorization. Situation: There was an error and my phone's theme has changed. I changed the theme back and ...
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Flash a JP Sony Xperia 5 II (A00SO) to a global Vodafone LC Net Locked (XQ-AS52) firmware

Can I flash a JP Sony Xperia 5 II (A00SO) to a global Vodafone LC Not Net Locked (XQ-AS52) firmware? And what is different between Vodafone LC Net Locked and Not Locked?
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How can I change the fallback font on Android in Japanese?

I have a Sony Xperia 10 V that was sold in Japan, and is set to use Japanese as the primary UI language. In a few places, text in the Latin alphabet looks awful. Here's an example from the Amazon app, ...
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Android 10: Difference Between System, Product and Vendor Partition

Android has read only A/B partitions where different apps are preloaded by OEM: /system/app /system/priv-app /product/app /product/priv-app /vendor/app /vendor/priv-app Questions: What is privilege/...
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Change WiFi Roaming Agressiveness - Xperia 1 IV

I've just got an Xperia 1 IV and I've noticed that it's not roaming between the access points in my house, which is an absolute nightmare. I've looked, and I can't seem to find this setting anywhere. ...
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Trying to flash Gapps on Sony Xperia 10 III AOSP android 12

I have a Sony Xperia 10 III open device and I have build an AOSP android 12 and flashed the build to the phone which has booted successfully. Since the AOSP is not having any google apps prebuilt, I ...
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Android stuck in Boot animation after flashing GSI

I flashed Pixel Expirience GSI with TWRP by pushing it to the storage and flashing it as system img(with TWRP). The problem, it’s now stuck in a Google animation which came after the Sony logo. I ...
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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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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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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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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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