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Questions tagged [sony-xperia-z2]

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Update a rooted Android phone from 4.4 to newer version

I have a rooted sony xperia Z2 with Android 4.4.4 Is it possible to update the phone to a newer Android version and still have root permissions?
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How to root my sony xperia z2

Is the tutorial from this question still the best way to do it? I still dont get the most part from the linked tutorial.. I remember from rooting an sony xperia s that I only needed some Software and ...
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How to disable PIN lock in android device without touching it

My android phone (Sony Xperia Z2) has a PIN lock, and now the screen is broken, everything is working fine except touch, I can't do anything because I can't unlock the phone because I can't press the ...
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Removing unused google apps

I installed a custom ROM and flashed Open Gapps Aroma. I was excited by the options to remove or exclude various features I never use (such as Google's calculator, Google Books, Google's clock, stock ...
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Cannot start into recovery

I did have dual recovery but after bricking the phone had to flash new FTF file. Ever since, I am unable to reboot into recovery. I've tried turning on the phone and pressing the volume up and volume ...
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phone stuck in boot loop after flashing new (stock) rom

I just flashed a new firmware and when the phone starts, it shows the android logo and restarts. It's stuck in a boot loop. How can I fix this?
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Xperia Z2 D6502 can't reboot into recovery

I've searched everywhere, from XDA to Android Enthusiasts and hit a deadend every time. I have a rooted 17.1.2.A.0.314 Kitkat based Xperia Z2. I downgraded the firmware to root it so that I could ...
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Rooted Xperia Z2 won't read memory card

Yesterday I connected my phone in mass storage mode to copy photos off the external microSD card and ejected it properly from Windows before disconnecting it. After that it said there was an error on ...
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Disable homescreen auto rotation on rooted stock Xperia Z2?

My rooted Xperia Z2 has the latest stock firmware(23.4.A.1.232) and the Xposed framework. I don't know how or where, but now the homescreen also rotates when tilting the phone and I've not found any ...
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CM 12.1 random restarts

I've got Cyanogenmod 12.1 and it randomly restarts. It seems to only do this when I'm using the phone, for example I've never had it restart when the phone was just sitting unused. Is there anyway I ...
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Change when phone beeps for notifications

My phone makes a lot of noise when it's not in use. I think this is because apps running in the background have experienced an event, like Clash of the Clans. How can I change this? I'd really like to ...
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Forgotten password: How do I disable the screenlock in Sony Xperia Z2?

I have a Sony Xperia Z2 upgraded to Lollipop 5.0 and I forgot my pattern lock. There is no "forgot password" or anything. How can I remove the code or fix it? If there is no solution to my problem, ...
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How do I fully back up an Xperia Z2 phone?

I'm thinking about moving onto a custom ROM, but I don't want to permanently lose any DRM keys. How do I go about fully backing up the contents of the phone before mucking around with it?
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Accidently deleted the device calender? Can I recover or add new?

My device is an Xperia Z2 D6503 running Android 4.4.4. I was using iCal Import/Export CalDAV to import .ical files into my device calendar. Using this same app, I accidently deleted my device ...
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How to disable Xperia Z2 burst mode?

Almost every time I take a picture by camera hardkey, burst mode is activated automatically although I released the key immediately. I don't expect such a short press to activate burst mode. Therefore,...
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How to find out firmware

How does one determine what firmware they are using? I've looked in settings -> about phone and can't find it. I know I'm using Android 5.1.1 and have CM.
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Xperia Z2: SD Card not being shown as mounted under Storage, but is accessible from file manager

After I rebooted my Xperia Z2 running Lollipop 5.0.2, the micro SD card is not indicated as being mounted in Settings → Storage. I see a button to mount it, and another one to erase it, but it ...
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How to use face unlock in Sony Xperia Z2 running Cyanogemod 12?

In Cyanogenmod 12, how do you unlock based on your face? I went to "smart lock" and trained facial recognition. Now I go back to the Screen lock and there is still no option to unlock with the face. ...
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backing up apps for firmware upgrade [duplicate]

I really don't want to have to re-install all apps and sign into them after I upgrade firmware. Is there a way to back them up? Any tips that may ease the process are appreciated (I have my photos/...
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If ROM and firmware and OS are the same thing, can one be upgraded without the other?

These terms still confuse me: operating system (Android), firmware and ROM. From CyanogenMod's website: Whether you call CyanogenMod a "ROM" or a "firmware" or an "operating system" or a "...
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Bind camera button to Google Camera

I have just installed Google Camera on my Sony Z2 device and i would love to fully move to it from default xperia camera app but the only thing which stops me from this is a camera button which is ...
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Cannot boot to bootloader, fastboot or recovery

I have Sony Xperia Z2 with Cyanogenmod 1220150305 I cannot boot into any recovery based applications. I have tried with the phone off and the down and up volume buttons, I have tried with apps that ...
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Xperia Z2 Won't install rom's

This is my first time posting here, but I've used this a fair amount on previous phones to get root and rom's on. I recently bought an Xperia Z2 online. I've spent the last few days trying to install ...
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All of a sudden so many apps stop working

All of a sudden a lot of apps don't work any more, and some randomly give messages "unfortunately ________ has stopped working". Is there any way to go about trouble shooting this? Shazam and Strava ...
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Disable annoying full screen call notification

So i have a kit-kat 4.4.4 on an xperia z2. all incoming calls show a full screen notification whether i like it or not, even during an non interruptable full screen activity. on iphones and windows ...
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How to test wifi adapter?

My VPN keeps disconnecting and I'm wondering if it's a problem with the wireless adapter. Is there a way I can test? I'm using the Xperia Z2 and there's ways to test the built in hardware like the ...
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LED status light

The light at the top of my phone is always flashing various colours. How do I know what they mean and how do I turn them off? It's Kitkat on Xperia Z2.
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Does rooting a SONY Xperia Z2 remove SONY specific features?

Dear Android Enthusiasts, I'd like to root my new SONY Xperia Z2, but feeling a bit unsure about that I may loose SONY specific features. I'm new to Android (switched from iOS) and don't know how ...
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Voice on calls are too quiet

I got a new phone and sometimes it's hard to hear the person on the other line. Sometimes people say it's hard to hear me. This is a high end phone and I don't think this should be happening. What ...
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Can't capture headset button

I got a new Z2 yesterday and I've discovered that when I press button on my headset (got 1 button there) it increases the volume. I want it to do more that that so I tried all different apps available ...