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Sony Xperia Z gets an update, fixes sudden-death issue

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Sony Xperia Z gets an update, fixes sudden-death issue - read the full textSony is now seeding the first update for the Xperia Z (C6603) flagship. Its build number is 10.1.A.1.434, the Android version stays 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and the Kernel seems to be the same - 3.4.0. Even though there is no official change log for this unexpected update, rumors have it the new release...


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hi,my phone sony xperia z, just 8 month Iam buy this phone, the last two week when Iam charging this phone suddenly switch of and switch on , today this phone switch of and light white screen, after few minutes phone switch on then display very light,then after gone, also back side very heat , what to do help me

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  • 2015-04-03 04:02
  • puh4

since the new update on Walkman and album ,the phone freeze frequently,Couldn't open the walkman apps and album apps.sometime a sudden death.Could sony fixed that as soon as possible.

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  • 2014-05-15 06:43
  • rv84

The service and phones you have offered me as a family account have been defective since day one. Your representatives seem not to care that I am having major problems. First I cannot hear on the phone, volume too low, speaker hard to use because it only works on one side bottom. Then no service problem with my husbands phone, then sudden death on my sons phone. Now sudden death on my husbands phone. No offer to replace with a different phone. I want them all changed out, why should I pay full price to a plan when these are all defective and you keep wanting to give me used devices and same type that keeps going bad. These are obvoiusly defective, all three phones. Needless to say I am VERY disappointed in your lack of care. Treat people fairly as you would want to be treated and offer a real and honest solution instead of offering robot service.

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  • 2014-03-25 06:19
  • qItW

Great phone smashes Samsung and Apple absolutely no software issues over heating issues or charging issues just a hairline screen crack issue house full of Sony stuff and the lengths I have to go to for a "warranty" case in the Bush of Australia is bullshit sorry it was in my pocket the cracks so insignificant took me 30 mins took me 30mins to find out what was with the phones newly found artificial intelligence to operate itself lol it will change my ringtones for me atm

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  • 2014-01-19 15:14
  • XrD}

> In reply to belinda @ 2013-05-19 12:06 from JiWW - click to readBattery under 30%???

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  • 2014-01-19 14:59
  • XrD}

> In reply to manu12 @ 2013-06-10 13:01 from utNQ - click to readNo plis nver update ur cell it will more worst condition after update ,.. It happens with my cell ,.... I update my cell yesterday and 50 % option gone ,

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  • 2013-09-17 20:17
  • uu@y

> In reply to manu12 @ 2013-06-10 13:01 from utNQ - click to readEven I am buying a smartphone this October and I feel buying this phone, dunno why I'm still unable to choose. But as from the beginning, I have used Samsung phones.. I want to try out something new. So I thought why not Sony xperia z?? It's above average phone and I am going to give it a try surely.

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  • 2013-09-11 18:07
  • t1$A

> In reply to Mr. Joe @ 2013-04-21 04:28 from thdB - click to readI'm having the same problem with mine. It's at 100% then drops to 60% and the just starts freezing up and shutting itself off, I thought it was snapchat so I uninstalled it and it stopped shutting off as often but it's still doing it. It's such a drama in my life.

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  • 2013-08-21 01:39
  • 7sYx

Sony sucks when it comes to mobiles

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  • 2013-07-29 22:56
  • U{W2

i m about to buy this phone wer its design and specs attracted me but heard of many common complain that the phone dies of in the middle of usage etc, and i heard of a new firmware update baught by sony did it really solved the problem of this phone i just seriously need to knw plss any 1 can help me choose

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  • 2013-06-10 13:01
  • utNQ

> In reply to vishnu @ 2013-03-28 02:05 from uv82 - click to readi used the genuine sony update and now my Z has had the Screen of Death and has been off for 30hours with no success. im sending back to the shop.

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  • 2013-06-06 22:41
  • vmCA

question for SANIL : and then what happen after 8-9 hours only toolbox sign, right now my Z is also like that

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  • 2013-06-05 14:51
  • sSWj

last night my xperia z showing toolbox singh till 8 to 9 hours what is the meaning of that singh.

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  • 2013-06-03 07:16
  • 2@BA

Will 4.2.2 do a better job?I'm a xz's user.due to certain problems, this is my third first xz has water damage and a red dot on the screen.the second xz's flap can't close tightly.using the third xz Now and it has almost all the problems mentioned in comments disappointed

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  • 2013-05-28 18:08
  • ib9S

when i got my first one it was freezing from the first day. but then later i observed that this freezing started after restoring my backup app from my previous smartphone. then i started seeing a pattern, whenever i receive a sms and when GO sms pops up, then the Xperia Z freezes. After 3 days i went to exchange it. The new one worked correctly until i installed GO sms, then it started freezing when the pop up appears. i uninstalled GO sms and the freezing is gone!!!

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  • 2013-05-21 10:36
  • rv0i

I've just bought the Z after getting hacked off with my SII. It was going fine until the firmware update which has put me right off. the issue being texting (silly I know but...) I prefer the "old syle" texting not the qwerty keypad, and after the update, the ability to turn off predictive text or add a word disappeared, so I bought a Z instead as this has the ability to turn off predictive text on the face withough going into settings all the time.

My question is, the Z now needs the update, if I do it, will the button to turn off predictive text disappear from the screen (the button to the left of the GHI)??

I know that it sounds really pathetic, but that's why I bought this phone.

Any help would be gratefully received.


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  • 2013-05-19 20:13
  • m1Ds

my xperia z keeps turning the wifi off even though im near to router?? also brighness keeps turning down all by itself? whats wrong with this anyone know? thank you.

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  • 2013-05-19 12:06
  • JiWW

Even though i updated my xperia z with the new update given for sudden death issue, it doesn't fix the problem. Rather my phone gets struck more frequently. Can anyone help me out the reason for this issue. Does installing some applications cause the malfunctioning of the phone, but i didn't install any such malicious apps.

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  • 2013-05-03 05:08
  • 7t}Z

> In reply to Mr. Joe @ 2013-04-21 04:28 from thdB - click to readon the stamina mode

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  • 2013-05-02 15:19
  • 2S%Z

Xperia Z is by far the best handset I have ever used. But it came with many faults and problems causing my experience with Sony to be not one of the best. My Xperia Z has overheating issue, screen lag, death screen and currently the icons in the home screen do not respond to touch due to incorrect touch calibration unless I did a factory reset everytime it happens.

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  • 2013-04-27 17:22
  • sF{X

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