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Is it possible to install Android L on a device that will not get the update in the future?

I have Sony Xperia M2, and as you probably know, this phone will not get the new Android L update from Sony. So is there any way to install the Android L manually? I don't care to root my device and ...
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Can't move files to SD card

I have a Sony Xperia M2 (not rooted) on 4.4 kitkat, and recently it started giving errors whenever it tries to move files to my external SD card. My internal storage is almost full, and it sometimes ...
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Recover deleted SMS message using Google Backup?

I use Android 4.4.4 & XPeria Z3. Google auto backup service is turned on. Recently I deleted my SMS messages and now I want to recover one particular SMS. Is it possible via Google Backup? If ...
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OpenGL apps not responding to touch on Xperia M2

I have a Sony Xperia M2 (not rooted, on stock 4.3 Jellybean). When installing some apps, I noticed they won't respond to touches. After installing a few more apps it became apparent that the apps that ...
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Sony Xperia L WiFi and Bluetooth not turning on

It happened a couple of months ago when I accidentally relocked my bootloader through the Flashtool instead of Backup TA , wifi and bluetooth became inconsistent and kept on crashing the phone. It ...
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How to edit Sony Xperia J dictionary

I like to use the built-in dictionary that suggests words when I use SMS or Hangouts. It works okay but I'd like to edit some of the words it suggests. Where can I edit the built-in dictionary? Is ...
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Cannot charge Xperia Z3 Compact

I have a 3 week old Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5833). However, it suddenly turned off and refused to charge. The phone was at ~10% charge before I plugged it in using the cable and adapter that came ...
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Removing Root for Sony SP

A while ago, I decided to root my Sony Xperia SP (c5303) the downfall is that the operating system it's self was stuck on Android 4.1.2 with the build number of 12.0.A.2.254, now the time has changed ...
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Connecting 2.1 A charger instead of 850 mA [duplicate]

I have a Sony Xperia SP model with a 2370 mAh battery. The original charger I got with it was of 850 mA. My question is can I use a charger with output of 5V-2.1A which is also from Sony? thanks and ...
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Xperia Z2 (Kikat 4.4.4) - STAMINA mode does not work?

STAMINA mode does not work on my Xperia Z2 - Kikat 4.4.4 (latest version) I found a discussion in this https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z2/Xperia-Z2-Stamina-mode-doesn-t-work-aparently/td-p/...
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Xperia Z3v Simultaneous LTE and Voice Service

I'm told by Verizon that the Z3v will be unable to access mobile data while in a call until January. If only they told you this before the sale! In any case, does anyone know of a workaround, or a way ...
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Check if Google Play Service is up to date

I have a Sony Xperia Z3 compact, and when I trying to broadcast my video live on YouTube from Xperia , I sign in with Google+ account and I received "Error when trying to sign in, please check if ...
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How to stop mobogenie auto-download in Android?

mobogenie application auto download in my mobile. My cellphone is Sony Xperia J and my Android version is 4.1.2. Once, I removed it from my device, but it's downloaded automatically again. How to stop ...
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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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Remove In Case Of Emergency association

I was setting up the contacts on my Xperia Z3 (Kit Kat) and entered in my wife as the In Case Emergency contact. However now if I dial her number normally (e.g. from the phone app) it comes up as "In ...
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Moved Chrome to SD Card and broke it

I have a Sony Xperia C2305 with Android version 4.2.2. I was trying to free up internal space using Titanium Backup Pro by moving applications over to the SD Card. I converted Chrome to a user ...
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How to get rid of "Battery not charging dialog"?

I have a Sony Xperia ZR phone with Kitkat 4.4.2 and when I watch HD movies on non-MHL TV connected to the phone using a HDMI-miniUSB cable with external power source auxiliary cable, I often see a ...
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Xperia M2 Ring Volume Drops

On my Sony Xperia M2, running Android 4.4.2,, two or three times a day, the sound volume of the ringtone and notification alert drops to a barely audible level. When this happens, calls can be missed ...
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Install FM Radio Module on Xperia E Dual flashed with Custom ROM

Can anyone please help me with the procedure to install FM Radio in my rooted Xperia E Dual flashed with Nexboost ROM?
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Is Recovery Mode necessary to flash to newer Android version manually?

My phone (Sony Xperia Go) seems to be not able to boot into Recovery Mode Is there some alternative way or tool to use for flashing ROM? (to latest kitkat mod). To avoid recovery mode I have ...
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moving apps to my SD card on my Xperia E 4.1.1

Okay, I have an Xperia E android 4.1.1. It has 2 GB internal space and so I got an 8 GB SD card. I noticed that any app I download occupies space in my internal memory. I tried moving them to SD card ...
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Google now crashes on sony xperia m after update to JB 4.3

I have got Sony Xperia M (C1904) it was first with JB 4.1 update. I got very soon update to JB 4.2.2 and google now crash when keep long touch on home button. I got another update to JB 4.3 same ...
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How to make cellular phone call from Xperia Z LTE?

How to make phone call over 4G or GSM using Xperia Z LTE (SGP321) tablet with SIM? Messages elsewhere say you can't. If not exactly why not?
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Pop-up advertising message filling the screen

Sony Xperia M, model C1905. Android 4.3 official firmware, build number 15.4.A.1.9 Screenshot (click to enlarge) The blue button on the message is a link to play.google.com of "du speed booster" ...
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How move applications from built-in memory to SD-card without root access?

I have Sony Xperia M. It has 4GB of built-in memory, however I see only 2GB))) The fact of applications can be installed only in built-in memory upset me very much. I do not play any hard games. ...
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How to tune Android to have dark colors in all menus?

I bought brand new Xperia Z1 compact for my girlfriend, but she complains she don't like light colors in all menus (like settings). Personally I don't like it either in my Xperias. Is there any tool ...
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Is there a way to verify the integrity of a TA partition backup of Xperia phones?

I unlocked the bootloader of my Xperia P (LT22i) before I could take a backup of the TA partition (which stores DRM keys, IMEI code, etc.) Now I've read on several XDA threads and other websites that ...
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Quickly turn on / off lock screen?

Is there someway to quickly turn on / off the lock screen without delving into the settings? Most of the time I want the lock screen, but when using the device to play music / the radio I'd like ...
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Wifi automatically turns on persistently, despite configuration

I am using a Sony Xperia L (C2104) with Android 4.2.2 (Build number 15.3.A.1.17). I can only find one setting that would turn on Wi-Fi automatically, and it is the "Location-based Wi-Fi" setting in ...
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How to change the demo OS in Sony xperia tablet z

I have bought a sony xperia tablet z yesterday.. the showroom dint have the stock right now, so he sold me the demo piece in the display.. it is working fine, so i took it.. but after using it i ...
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I updated Sony Xperia Sola (MT27i) and it do not work properly

I have Sony Xperia Sola (MT27i). I updated it from android version 2.3 (gingerbread) to 4.0 (ice-cream-sandwich), and now my phone can not work normally; Its RAM is always full and it need very long ...
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Where do i found file manager in SONY Xperia?

I owned SONY Xperia smart phone and i inserted SD card into it with some files but i didn't found those file anywhere in my phone.No file manager in Xperia? Also when i download anything it goes to ...
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while hide the soft keyboard it leave's white space in the screen

I am using bing map, in which when I hide the soft keyboard it leave's the white space in the Screen.This problem only occurs in Sony Xperia J handset
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last digits invisible from call history

I have recently bought Sony Xperia and recently have been facing this weird problem. The last 2 digits of the phone number in call history are invisible. And this is not the case for whole history, ...
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Xperia S Backup & Restore: Could not back up media files and downloaded apps with data

When I tried backing up my Xperia S, the default Backup & Restore would backup only system apps. It says "Could not back up" for "Media files" and for "Downloaded apps with data". Screenshot:
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what is rooting? Should I upgrade my Xperia U from GB to ICS? [duplicate]

I have an Xperia U[GB] and there are certain apps which do not work on it[device is not rooted shows up everytime I try to open these apps]. So what exactly does it mean by rooted device. Should I ...
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What does this icon in my notification window mean?

Recently an icon has started to appear in my notification window. What does it mean ? Click image for larger version
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Transferring files between PC and Android Sony Z1 Compact (KitKat) without needing app (i.e. via standard USB mass storage)

When I plug my Sony Z1 Compact Android phone into my Mac or PC, the phone prompts me to install a program on the PC/Mac. Can I not just have the phone behave as a standard, common USB Mass Storage ...
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System icon that looks like ear with line through it on JellyBean

I'm Using Sony Xperia P with Android 4.1.2. Can anyone tell what's this icon (one with small T) to the left of battery bar? Is it any application based?
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What is the difference between dual sim active and dual sim stand-by?

I am Using Sony Xperia Tipo Dual, which is Dual Sim Smartphone, but When i use internet from SIM 1 using Network Mode = GSM only or WCDMA/ GSM the another SIM's says NO NETWORK. When i deactivate my ...
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Root Sony Xperia Z1

Is possible to do root Sony Xperia Z1 (c9603) with 4.4.2 version? I searched on google, but all the tutorials are for other versions. I don't want to do a downgrade, so, is possible root without ...
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Xperia U automatically booted into safe mode?

I shut my phone off and turned my phone back on in my pocket and it automatically was in safe mode. I couldn't find apps I had installed and some of my widgets aren't working. What happened to my ...
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GPS not always working

I got an issue with GPS on my Sony Xperia M phone with Android 4.3, which seems to work but only intermittently. When it works the lock is acquired quickly, but sometimes it seems that sattelite ...
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Move to SD card not enabled in Sony Xperia M

HI i have a sony xperia M Mobile. I'm trying to move downloaded apps to SD card. For that first i installed android sdk in my pc and connected my Device in USB debugging mode. Later i started adb and ...
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"Mediaserver" under Power management / Battery usage (xperia ZL)

I have a Sony Xperia ZL running Android 4.2.2 . There's a background process named "Mediaserver" which uses most of my battery, while the phone is on standby. If I charge it to 100% and leave it alone,...
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Why custom roms are .zip filed than made as .ftf

I am asking about Sony Xperia devices and I dont know this suites other brands or not. The custom roms provided by the ROM cooks were .zip files where we need to flash the kernel and then the rom zip ...
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How do I root Xperia ZQ_6025?

How do I root this phone and any risk of losing Ltd for my region?
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android keyboard background

Can I change the background of my keyboard, such as using my own pictures as the background of the keyboard? I searched this for a long time but there's still no way to do that. I've download an app ...
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Do we have to pay to install custom rom?

So I want to root my Android and I was wondering: Do we have to pay for installing a custom rom or is it free?
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BRAVIA Engine 2 after rooting

I have a Sony Xperia SP running jelly bean 4.1. I wish to root my device using the Doomlord exploit and run kitkat 4.4. But will that affect the working of the Bravia Engine 2 in my device in any way?