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

22 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
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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Has anyone experienced the freeze problem in Xperia Z if you have installed many apps in micro SD card like 32G?

You can test your Xperia Z by getting a 32G micro SD, then fill up the card to 90% capacity with apps.

Then, try to reboot your Xperia to check if it is hung?

If it is hung, it means Sony still has not fix the issue.

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  • 2013-03-24 09:09
  • IVQw

Weird that Sony fans r so proud of xperia Z quick updates where previous xperia phns hardly got this treatment

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  • 2013-03-24 08:32
  • YWid

> In reply to akvasu @ 2013-03-23 08:43 from 9Ac6 - click to readThis is common i feel, even i have a stuck pixel white on my xz, its poor quality control from sony i feel, most of xz have one or two dead or stuck pixels ,what a pity it is because its a great device otherwise

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  • 2013-03-24 06:16
  • vIbI

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  • 2013-03-24 02:53
  • vwes

Xz realy vry vry smart phone by sony so most populer use by pepole plz be use,,,,all pepole,,,,plz,,,

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  • 2013-03-24 02:37
  • vwes

so sad samsung wasnt so fast with a fix on the S II sudden death issue. still waiting for a fix or the official jelly bean for my country... maybe then i will be able to finaly enjoy my phone :/

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  • 2013-03-23 23:24
  • 0UdB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-23 18:16 from 04V1 - click to readNo, don't worry about it, sod affects so few phones and strikes so early in the phones lifetime that the chance to get it on a phone that previously had no issues is microscopic. I'm not gonna bother with this, I get it when I get it and no rush.

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  • 2013-03-23 22:20
  • vaNH

> In reply to Inspire @ 2013-03-23 13:32 from 5xhe - click to readWtf? Of course he can see dead or stuck pixels no matter the pixel density. A stuck pixel will be like a beacon in the night and a dead one will stand out clearly against bright backgrounds. Even at 1000 ppi.

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  • 2013-03-23 22:15
  • vaNH

i have an xperia z, and unluckily mine got frozen just when i was about to update it. I thought i've lost the phone. then, when i plugged the charger, the screen came back on, but it was still frozen. I push down all 3 buttons (power, volume up and down) simultaneously for a few seconds, and the phone restarted and is operating normally.

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  • 2013-03-23 18:38
  • KiA5

hieveryone, just wanna ask if im not experiencing SOD do i still need to update my z or not?

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  • 2013-03-23 18:16
  • 04V1

hi all, just want to ask if im not experiencing this sudden death to my phone ( xperia z) do i still need to update my z or not???

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  • 2013-03-23 18:07
  • 04V1

Xz is always out of stock in Philippines, its not yet officially released here but some stores that sells it always runs out of stock. Sony ph is a good market for you, Filipino community supports Japanese products. Release it here asap.

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  • 2013-03-23 17:27
  • v0qJ

> In reply to Aparadectos @ 2013-03-23 11:10 from 6jq5 - click to readOf course they will react with this in a short period of time is really ridiculous to have a 2day old phone having such issue! Cmon, if sony ddnt respond that quick then they wil los der customers anyway accdg to some sources, Sony still dont knlw whats wrong so it is not grantee that this update will fix everything,. and death issue isnt d only concern visit and vsit z/zl forums there are lots of software and hardware bugs and many are complaining that they paid bucks just to have a very faulty ought-to-be flagshipsmartphone.. many are now consdering selling it and will go to another brand..

as for ur statement abt gaming yah these flagships myt not have dffrnces but in display ull get more beautiful experience w/ super lcd3 and fhd super amoled than this wash out tft dsplay of sony.. poor viewing angles exist-oops in gaming there are times you tilt ur phone so viewing angle is a must.

as i read the forums there are noticeqble lags on the homescreen and that irritates the users. they can just get out with it by using launchers but at that moment they cant use the elegant UI of sony

call quality
camera bugs
stamina mode

ull see so many problems abt these things. read forums or threads

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  • 2013-03-23 15:29
  • wHrS

> In reply to akvasu @ 2013-03-23 08:43 from 9Ac6 - click to readI really wonder, how were you able to see 2 dead pixels at such high pixel density! you have microscope in your eyes or what ? NOM :p

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  • 2013-03-23 13:32
  • 5xhe

> In reply to Chaostheory @ 2013-03-23 02:21 from Yder - click to readXperia v SOD already vanish after recieve jb update. Most of cases happen to root and unlocked bootloader device.

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  • 2013-03-23 12:12
  • tZk9

Hats off to Sony!! This must be the fastest fix ever!!
I got this beauty and i an emjoying it a few weeks now,
a couple of days ago though, i red the viral news about the sudden death bug
(i bet it mostly affects the Phillipino devices again)
I assumed that Sony will include the fix within the 4.2 update they are planning to give us by the end of the month, but no, just because the virality of the sudden death news, they have responded immediately!!
I feel so privileged right now, not even Samsung would react so fast!!
This a brilliant phone and there is no game or app, that any of S4 or One can run better, for anyone rating the premioum feel more than benchmarks, dont hesitate, the only doubt was the support by Sony, but this update prooves how serious they are with this!!

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  • 2013-03-23 11:10
  • 6jq5

so good lookinng

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  • 2013-03-23 09:45
  • 9DvI

> In reply to M.G @ 2013-03-23 07:46 from bJ7c - click to readyah s3 has the same issues but that take after months of use and not after 2 days of use like this xperia.. and are u sure that this update fixes the bugs? huh
anyway visit talk.sonymobile and ull see more issues regarding this days-old smartphone other than the sudden death

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  • 2013-03-23 09:37
  • wHrS

> In reply to M.G @ 2013-03-23 07:46 from bJ7c - click to readIs it worthy ??

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  • 2013-03-23 09:26
  • t}tu


I bought an Xperia Z and it had 3 Dead Pixels, the replacement unit had 2. So I wanted to know if this is a common problem? I've since taken a full cash refund - well a "credit" refund. I like this phone but want to know if these are teething problems or part of something bigger


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  • 2013-03-23 08:43
  • 9Ac6

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