Kevin, 03 Feb 2014You do not under any circumstances, want to upgrade the software on this phone. I did, despite... moreI would agree. Unless you have a pressing need and/or are willing to experiment with custom firmwares, leave it well be. Stock ICS basically works, but there are lots of performance issues around it that will almost certainly mean you regret upgrading. Mine got officially reverted by Sony when it went back to have its touchscreen replaced, and it's never been happier. You can also revert with Flashtool, at your own risk (root/bootloader unlock NOT required), so long as you can find the correct stock firmware for your region.
If you MUST upgrade, best use Sony Update Service software. Note that you might not be alerted on your phone when ICS update is available in your region. You have to plug it into SUS or similar to check for certain.
Kevin, 03 Feb 2014You do not under any circumstances, want to upgrade the software on this phone. I did, despite... moreThe official upgrade to android 4.0 turns the phone to a real shit.
The solution is to flash the smartphone with a fresh official android 4 rom or a cyanogenmode 11 rom. You will not loose your data but make a safe copy!
Now my xperia U is as fast as it was and I am happy with. I installed a fresh official sony android 4 rom
You do not under any circumstances, want to upgrade the software on this phone. I did, despite there not being any issues with performance and it turned into an expensive paper weight. It lagged badly and I couldn't pick up calls or be heard by callers amongst other problems. Had the original software restored and the phone is back to where it was. Good value device but leave it be.
How to upgrade my Sony Xperia U into ice cream sandwich version currently i am using the version is 2.3Version so kindly assist
am i still be able to purchase this phone now? coz it is 2014 now and this phone is released at 2012....
Great phone i agree that the phone will be slow at some instances but even though when compared to other brands with same specifications or with higher versioned specifications, i feel xperia U is best when compared to both economy & looks & specifications!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE XPERIA!!!!!!!!!!!
[deleted post]i thing it nice phone bcoz i was purchcse work is good but ram, screeen.is low. plz do it
sohail, 27 Jan 2014does it support 3g network sims .. like mobily of SaudiaYes this is a 3G capable phone and supports highspeed 3G on 900 and 2100MHz. Mobily uses 2100, you are good to go. However i would recommend you get a newer phone than this, like Xperia M or L or whatever, Xperia U is already old and slow due to low RAM of only 512MB.
saj, 27 Jan 2014plz someone tel me about this. if you put silent then will there be a small sound even???? bcz... moreGood question. I know there is sort of a beep when you receive message during a call but if its there when on silent i dont know. I do however know that this beep is only in the earpiece and is not audible to anyone else.
plz someone tel me about this. if you put silent then will there be a small sound even???? bcz in ma lg t375 eventhough itz silent still there is a beep sound when a message is received to the phone while there is a call! so plz someone tell me whthr dz happens in this phone and plus whether we can use skype perfectly
plzzzzzzzzzz plz plz help me1 and also about the keypad?????? does it have qwerty and the normal keypad in it???????? plz help! itz urgent
I amde a mistake,not good phone ,I bought another one using ,I do not like this phone ,not fast and....
worst phone. apllications force close frequently. cannot be connected to computer. Screen becomes dusty very soon. camera lost its clarity over the time. Very imp very very bad sound quality.
It would be a goog smartphone with android 4.4 kitkat, atleast 1gb ram and quad core 1.3ghz processor
is there anyone here know how to change its android verion on into 4.0 cause may androind version is the old one. and i want to change it but i dont know how. anyone can help me?
I ever had this phone
overall this is good phone
but this phone had 2 biggest issues
First, this phone has lack memory without Storage expansion. Second, when you upgrade it to 4.0 its free RAM remaining make me mad
Me and my boyfriend had U's for two years and loved them! That LED strip .. Fabulous, how I enjoyed leaving my phone lying around.
Storage space was a big issue though and we had to be fairly organised and going back and forth with stuff on the laptops
Screen was excellent, sharp, fluid, lovely. Could have been brighter though
XDA development was frantic so there's ROMs everywhere, most very excellent, good stable Jelly Beans now, people working on KitKat so we really enjoyed ourselves there - more than we have done with any other phone.
And this is it really - its a hugely capable phone, with great online options - but you have to know how to, at least, root your phone, otherwise you can't stretch it like it wants to be.
We're on S4 and Lg G2 now and still we keep our U's. We appreciate the quality of the screens, the ease of customising, and is build quality. Nothing broke ever.
And that LED bar....ahhhhhh
I really like the size and price of this phone. However there seems to be a bug with the wifi. (google xperia U wifi problems) Sony does not a provide a solution and it appears that there will be no upgrade above android 4.0.4. Consequently I need to do a full reset every couple of months and re-load the operating system which takes a few hours.
This phone is ok except 2 things. 1. If you are receiving an incoming call while you listen any music then the sound will crash.We cant hear any sounds until we re-start the phone. 2)Camera quality is very very poor.Even sony says it has 5 MP but it doesnt have quality of 2 MP camera. Rest are fine with me