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For questions specifically related to the Xperia Z3 model handset manufactured by Sony.

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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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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Back and Home buttons not working

Background Many people have experienced a bug whereby the Sony Xperia Z3C (compact) no longer has functional home and back buttons. Specifically, the issue involves the buttons highlighted by the red ...
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hospot problem on andriod 6 on sony experia z3

I am using android 6 when I open the hotspot setting they give the error " Tattering Hotspot Creating failed". When I use pda net for creating hotspot it will easily created. What the problem behind ...
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How to fix Xperia Z3 Dual flashtool driver too old error?

I'm trying to install .575 firmware on my Xperia Z3 dual D6633 device with flashtool but as i connected to the pc (with vol down pressed) flashtool says ERROR - Device connected in flash mode but ...
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Why is my phone detecting two taps instead of one on the screen?

I'm observing a strange behaviour on my phone out of the blue. Yesterday, the left side of my screen stopped working properly. I started having a hard time clicking anything next to the left edge, ...
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Sony Xperia Z3 D6446 Touchscreen not working right on bottom

My xperia touchscreen got physically broken. I got it to a "tech service" so they promised to use an original piece and change the old damaged display with a new display. After they changed (many ...
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How to Upgrade Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) to Android 8.1?

How do you upgrade the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) to Android 8.1? There are a number of web pages that attempt to answer this question, but none of them provide every step along the way. These ...
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spy / invisible file occupying 4gb+ space in internal storage

I am running Android 6 Marshmallow on Sony Xperia z3. I use my memory card second partition to link most of my apps and increase my space. (app2 SD / link2sd app) some of my folders I link manually ...
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z3c 5803 Lollipop 5.1.1 rooted -> TWRP Factor Reset -> Now Philz Touch 6 instead of TWRP

I used TWRP to make a backup ( with the default options ) to make a backup to my external SDCard. Then I used TWRP to perform a default factory reset I did not manually touch anything else. I booted ...
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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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ultra stamina mode in Sony Xperia Z3+

Can not turn off ultra stamina mode in my z3+ no application could be started can not access the phone from the computer help please
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Xperia Z3 bootloop after TWRP

Xperia Z3 D6633 I followed the very many tutorials (pick any on google) saying to flash (in fastboot) the file bootZ3monxtest01.img fastboot flash boot bootZ3monxtest01.img Now I have a bootloop ...
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rooting Sony Xperia z3+

I have this device. I couln't find any solution of rooting this device and installing xposed framework onto it. Can someone please a link to some working guide(xda maybe) on how to root this device?
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How to mount an external USB drive on a Sony Z3?

I have a Sony Z3 which is supposed to support OTG and therefore it should be possible to use an external flash drive. However I can't find the "Detect USB drive" quick setting which is supposed to ...
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TWRP for xperia Z3 dual

I'm unable to find a decent TWRP recovery (or any) for my phone. There's this "bootZ3dualmonxtest01" that soft bricked my phone (loops) (every tutorial out there referencing this .img tells me to ...
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Screen turns off during call due to problem with proximity sensor - Xperia Z3 compact

I'm using Sony Xperia Z3 compact running Lollipop 5.1.1. My proximity sensor is really faulty (Works only when I press hard on the top left corner of the phone). I'm sure it's the proximity sensor ...
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How can I make on viber those who call me to hear them normal and not slow motion?

I have Xperia z3. I know that I have a function so that the people who call are speaking slow and I ve turned it off. But for some reason on viber it does the same and there isn't anything to make it ...
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Unusually high data usage by Google Play Store

I've just noticed that my data usage for Google Play Store this month is >350MB. I've got it set to update over WiFi only and background data is restricted, so I don't know where this has come from. I ...
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Xperia Z3 boot loop after TWRP installation

My Xperia Z3 was running Android 5.0.2. The model is D6653. I didn't check the firmware build number. I followed these steps. Everything was successful with no errors. ➜ Sdk sudo $(which ...
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Turning off "charging" sound effect on Xperia Z3 Compact

Is it possible to turn off the sound when the charger is connected? I have got the answer from Sony Support that this is a "feature".
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How to set Google dialer as the default dialer in Sony Xperia Z3+?

I hope you are well. I have recently switched from a Google Nexus 5 to a Sony Xperia Z3+. However, I'm slightly annoyed at all of the default apps that Sony bundle with it. I have already replaced the ...
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Root for Xperia Z3 D6616

Does anyone know if there is a working root for the Sony Xperia Z3 D6616 (T-Mobile)? I just got upgraded to 5.0.2 but the battery life is awful now. I know the biggest hurdle is that T-Mobile has ...
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Sony Xperia Z3 flickering between charging and discharging

When I plug my phone in it often has problems charging. Both the green led light and the charging icon will flicker on and off every half a second. This seems to happen at different times during ...
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Vanilla Lollipop on Sony Xperia Z3?

I'm new to the Android camp (having used iOS for many years) and whilst there are many things I like about my Sony Z3, the performance isn't one of them. At its core my question is; Is it possible to ...
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App cannot be installed on Xperia Z3

I found an Android chess app with network here but I can't install it. For an unknown reason, the installation requires the program to be able to send SMS. When I try to install this app (I trust ...
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Why don't see notifications on 5.0.2 Android update for Sony Z3 Compact

Just updated to latest 5.0.2 Android on my Z3 compact, but noticed I cannot see any notifications for any apps on the lock screen. I have tried all settings (show all, not show sensitive etc.) for "...
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Z3 compact lollipop update close all apps icon missing

When I now press to see apps running, I can no longer close all? I have to swipe individually to remove. Z3 compact. How can I close all apps? Thanks.
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Z3C New Firmware?

I just got a message from Sony saying new firmware is available for my Z3C (23.1.A.0.726). Anybody else get this? Anyone know what's in the update? The PC companion software doesn't give any details. ...
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Sony Xperia Z3 (Compact) Battery life after update to Lollipop

If you already updated your Sony Xperia Z3 (Compact) to Lollipop, what is your experience (and what we can expect) with the battery life in Stamina mode while the phone is idle? Xperia can have ...
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Unable to backup/export/access an SMS conversation on Android

I am attempting to use "SMS Backup and Restore" to backup 2 particular SMS conversation threads from my phone. The SMS app I use is Textra. My problem is when I go to select the conversations (or ...
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Smashed screen on Xperia Z3, need to download data without touch capabilities [duplicate]

My wife accidentally smashed the screen on her Sony Xperia Z3 and the touch screen is not useable. There are colors and lines but nothing else. All of the ports on the device work just fine. However, ...
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How can I tell if someone has been going through my private data?

After my Xperia Z3's screen was damaged I had to send it to repairs (an independendent repair provider). I was unable to log out of any accounts and while the phone was away, I noticed that my ...
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What functionality will I lose by installing CM on my Xperia Z3?

I am considering to replace the stock rom of my Xperia Z3 with Cyanogenmod. What are the functions that will no longer be accessible / installable after doing this switch? For example I heard that ...
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My mails are seen unread even I read on mobile

I have some problems with my mail application on my phone. When I access my inbox, I saw that there were 120 mails that are unread even I read them on my mail application. I use Sony Xperia Z3 and I ...
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