Questions tagged [sony-xperia]

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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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Switch primary and secondary user data

I have two user accounts on my Xperia X Compact F5321. When I set this up, I was unaware that a secondary user cannot be made primary. Now, I use the secondary user far more frequently and would like ...
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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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sony xz premium Screen mirroring with pc - HDCP error

im trying to connect my sony xz premium with my pc , it first connected with no error but when i open any application it gives me this error Mirroring error Your output device does not support ...
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Alarm clock not going off after switching to summer time

My Sony Xperia XZ2 compact trolled me today on April 1st by not going off at my regular weekdays 7:30 schedule. Note that we switched from winter time to summertime during the weekend. I assume the ...
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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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Xperia XZ Premium Dual recognizes Micro SIM cut to fit Nano tray, but not regular Nano SIM cards

Ok, so I've got one headache inducing mind-boggler for y'all today. My phone (Xperia XZ Premium Dual, model number G8142, codename Maple, architecture Yoshino), has a rather odd issue when it comes to ...
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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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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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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. ...

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